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Year 5

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

TLSA's - Miss Nicol

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 2023

Autumn Term 2023

From the beginning of term, Year 5 will be busy reading! In addition to reading books from the library/ treetops, in class we will be reading a different novel each term and using this to improve our vocabulary and comprehension. Each class is reading a different book, so please ask your child about their class reader. 

In DPC our unit is called 'Space Explorers' while in science we are studying 'Earth and Space'. We will be exploring Space and Earth’s position in it and then investigating the history of space exploration and what it is like to be an astronaut. Our inspiration lesson to start this topic will be astronaut training. Our first trip of the year, in Autumn 2, will be to the National Space Centre. The date is yet to be confirmed. Why not try studying the sky at night to find out more about what is out there? 

In English, the legend of Robin Hood will inspire the writing of our own new adventures and later in the term our novel will be Clockwork by Philip Pullman. In Art, we will be learning about the work of Kandinsky and other

Post – Impressionist painters and using this as the basis for our artistic creations. In D&T, we will be learning how toys with cam mechanisms work and then creating our own moving toys. 

During maths lessons, we will be learning more about place value, the four operations and fractions. Keep practising your times tables as this will help with all of our topics. 

On Thursdays, one class each half term will be doing Forest School with Mrs Thelwell and Mrs Bullock, while the other two classes have outdoor PE with Mr Manners. The classes will be in order: 5D, 5P and 5S. 


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