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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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Year 5

The Year 5 team is Mrs Horswill, Miss Chislett, Mrs Goulding and Mrs Baker.

Autumn Term 2020

From the beginning of term, Year 5 will be busy reading, researching, writing and illustrating as they explore learning using a positive mind set. Moving swiftly on to a Space Explorers, our main IPC unit, this links with our Science Unit on the 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. In English, the legend of Robin Hood will inspire the writing of our own new adventures and nonfiction writing will be liked to UFOs visiting Earth. Our novel will be Clockwork by Philip Pullman. 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. Outdoor PE will be adapted to match our current situation, with also one class each half term, experiencing Forest School with Mrs Bullock. The classes will be in order: 5D, 5P and 5S.

Welcome to Year 5

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group, instead of the normal Parents' Evening presentation. Click on the links below for the Year 5 version. We've provided three different versions, two documents and a video. Use whichever best suits how you are viewing this

Welcome to Year 5 2020 This downloads a file with included commentary that requires PowerPoint to play.

Welcome to Year 5 2020 This has no commentary, but will open in most browsers.

The video link below also contains commentary but you may prefer the downloaded documents above if you have limited data availability. To try and minimise the file size some slides may be on screen for a relatively short time. Try pausing the video if you need to read the full information.


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