Welcome to Year 5!
The year five team would like to welcome you all to this brand new year. The adults working in Year Five will be Mr Conder and Miss Sidhu. Within this area of the website we hope to provide helpful information about what will be happening within the year. We will include information about what the children have been learning, including trips and plenty of other exciting activities that have taken place. We hope that you find this page useful, if however, you require further information, please do not hesitate to ask. We thank you for your continued support and dedication.
Year 5 have recently taken part in a Viking day whereby pupils were able to dress up and enjoy a variety of fun filled Viking activities.
This Autumn term in year 5 we have been busier than ever, developing our understanding of the world and our own places within it, both historically and in the modern times. This has been conducted throughout our rich Curriculum in different topics, such as English, where we have explored the book 'Memorial' by Shaun Tan.
This book made us dig deep into our emotions and look at the struggles of WW1 life in the trenches, and critically the aftermath of that dreadful conflict. This made remembrance Sunday particularly memorable, as the children wanted to delve deeper into animals used in the war. This led us to the purple poppy, which is used in remembrance of all the animals that have served and given their lives in conflict. The capstone of this learning was the creation of letters to the animal’s owners from the front lines, which allowed us to pour in rich contextual vocabulary and descriptive emotive language from the text.
As Geographers, we have worked to understand and locate Physical and Human features of the land in which we live, The UK! This saw us use atlases and locate major cities, rivers and mountains of both Great Britain and the United Kingdom as a whole. Moreover, one of the most interesting points was finding out what even is the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom(ask your child if you don't know!).
As we draw towards Christmas we will look to spend more time investigating fractions in maths and continuing our Science topic of Forces.