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Year 5

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

Spring Term 2019

Welcome back and Happy New Year.

Our IPC unit for the start of this term is Weather and Climate. This will cover many of our Geography objectives, finding out about many aspects of our world and how weather and climate affect all of us. We will build instruments to measure and log the weather. We will study differing localities to see how weather affects the lives of people today and how it may change in the future.

Following on from this, we will be designing and baking bread and finding out about breads around the world. In Science we will be looking at Materials and their properties and Forces. Our Art focus this term will be the sculptress Barbara Hepworth, we will be influenced by her work to produce 2D and 3D pieces.

Finally, in English we look at the lives of great aviators and explorers and find out through Literature about the lives of children growing up within the apartheid regime in South Africa.

During the second half term, we will be participating in the Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching with a cricket festival at the start of the Summer Term.

Please be advised that for Maths homework, pupils should access the Mathletics site via your preferred web browser, using the website address:- This applies to both PC and tablet usage. Do not use the app that is available for download as there is a problem with work not showing as completed.

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