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Year 5

The Year 5 team is Mr Tolman/Mrs Hollis, Mrs Brookson, Mrs Horswill/Miss Gee 

TLSA's - Miss Nicol, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Barr

Summer Term 2023

Year 5 are looking forward to an exciting and busy Summer term. In English, we will be starting the term by looking at the story of ‘Beowulf’ and studying the issues around plastic usage. We will be considering how we can all make changes that will make a real difference. In the second half term, we will be studying Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' and the poem, 'Night of the Gargoyles'; both will give many opportunities for drama and performance. Our Design and Technology project will link to this, as we will be making performance masks.  

In maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. Our next centres around ‘Geometry’ with many of the objectives focusing on angles of shapes. 

Our new DPC theme is Rivers; we are hoping to visit a local river to enhance our learning in this area; look out for more details about this on the weekly news.  Our Science theme is Lifecycles, culminating in the study of our own human lifecycle.   

Our Art this term looks at the sculptor, Barbara Hepworth and we are planning a workshop with an artist visit, to create wire sculptures of birds to deepen children's experience of 3D art.  

In this term's PE, the focus will be on athletics skills and summer sports; all pupils are invited to join our after school athletics club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in preparation for the Borough Sports competition. The 'Chance to Shine' cricket festival will also take place this term. Look out for further information closer to the time.

Welcome to Year 5

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group. Click on a link below for the Year 5 version. Use whichever best suits how you are viewing this, both contain the same information.

 Welcome to Year 5 Parents Information evening September 2022

Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary 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 2022-2023