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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

We've started to practise Christmas carols for our Y4, 5 & 6 Christmas carol concert and our carol concert at Calton Court.  Click on each song to help you learn the words and signs (for some of them).


Silent Night (just the first two verses)

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

O Little Town of Bethlehem

We Three Kings

Go Tell It On The Mountain

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

In A Stable (Makaton)

It Was On A Starry Night (Makaton)

Prince of Peace


Below is a brief outline this term’s learning.  Each of the schools terms are themed:


Autumn term

the EXPLORE term (with a specific focus on Geography & Science)


Spring term

the DISCOVER term (with a specific focus on History)


Summer term

the CREATE term (with a specific focus on Art and Music)





The weekly timetable may change.


In Geography, we will be learning about extreme environments and finding answers to our inquiry question: Is climate change inevitable?  As we understand extreme habitats we will look at how human activity (human geography) is impacting the environment (physical geography).  In the second half of the term the children will be exploring the local area and how it is and could be improved.


In Science, the children will be exploring living things and their habitats.  They will be investigating the process of reproduction in plants and animals and learning about the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds.  In the second half of the term, the focus will switch to properties and changes of materials.


In our weekly computing lessons, we will be exploring computer systems and networks.  This will be followed in the second half of the term by making videos using iMovie .  Each Thursday we will have an in-class assembly called, ‘Thoughtful Thursday’.  This will alternate between a short discussion on an aspect of online safety and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).


Our core subjects of Maths and English will be taught on a daily basis.  I will be following the White Rose timetable for Maths.  By clicking on the link you will be able to see the topics and when we'll be studying them.  For English I'll be using a CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) unit which uses Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker story.  This will be followed by a Recount unit developing the skills of writing a diary entry.


In the first half-term of our PSHE lessons the children will be developing an understanding of families, including marriage and what to do if someone feels unsafe in their family; learning that dealing issues can strengthen a friendship; exploring the impact of bullying and what influences a bully’s behaviour.  In second half term we will be learning to take greater responsibility for sleep, healthy eating and managing feelings; setting goals and embracing failure; understanding the importance of rest and relaxation.  I'm really looking forward to these lessons as I believe a greater understanding of relationships and well being is vital if we are to be 'successful' in today's society.


RE will alternate with PSHE and the children will be exploring the beliefs and practices of Christians and Jews.


Each week, the children will be participating in two hours of PE: an hour with me and an hour with Matt.  In the first half of the autumn term they will be developing their tag rugby skills (Matt) and netball skills with me.  In the second half, I will be developing their dodgeball skills and Matt will exploring a range of gymnastic skills with the children.


The children's learning has been summarised in school curriculum maps (you can find each map under each subject) which show progression across the school and knowledge organisers (KOs) which are specific to each class.  Use the links below to take you to the KOs that will be being used in the EXPLORE term.


You will also find a copy of my medium term explore plan here.


Geography whole school progression map

Y5 KO - Extreme Environments

Y5 KO – Local Study


Science whole school progression map - KNOWLEDGE

Science whole school progression map - WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY

Y5 KO - Living Things And Their Habitats

Y5 KO - Properties And Changes In Materials


Computing whole school progression map

Y5 KO - Computing Systems And Networks - Sharing Information

Y5 KO - Creating media - Video production


Tag rugby KO UKS2

Netball KO UKS2

Y5 KO Gymnastics


Italian whole school progression map

Y5 KO - Italian


Design and Technology whole school progression map

Y5 KO - Textiles



Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and then assessed the following Wednesday.

A copy of the spellings will be uploaded to the webpage and also included in the weekly home learning.