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Year 5

The Year 5 team is Mrs Horswill, Mrs Moment, and Miss Sheriden.

Autumn Term 2017

From the beginning of term, Year 5 will be busy reading, researching, writing and illustrating as they explore positive learning through our "Brainwaves" project.

Our main IPC unit will be "A Mission to Mars", which links with our Science Unit on the Earth and Space. We will be exploring Space and Earth’s position in it, and then investigating how we could survive on another planet, Mars, if we had to leave Earth.

In English, the legend of Robin Hood will inspire the writing of our own new adventures and non-fiction writing will be liked to UFOs visiting Earth. Whilst in Art, studying the work of Kandinsky and other Post –Impressionist painters will be the basis for our artistic creations. In D&T we will be exploring cams and using this mechanism to create our own toys.

Indoor and outdoor PE will both have a particular focus on ball handling skills as we prepare for an exciting inter-schools Netball festival at Arden Academy.

Curriculum overview

We started using the International Primary Curriculum in September 2016. You can find more details of it on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

Year 5 IPC Overview 2017