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Year 5 Overview

We are looking forward to working with you and offering many exciting learning opportunities in Year 5 this year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see us at our classroom doors in the morning between 8:45 and 8:55am, or at 3:15pm.

Best wishes,

Year 5 Teaching Team

Autumn Term:  'May The Force Be With You'

This term's theme is based around the children training to become a Jedi. To start, the children will be challenged to design and make a droid using junk modelling and then programming it using coding. The highlight will undoubtedly be our trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester where the children will enjoy exploring hands-on science exhibits, participating in STEM workshops (Mars Rover Challenge) and relaxing in the IMAX theatre whilst becoming totally immersed in the inter-galactic tour of our solar system.

We hope the children will 'use the force' as they will be faced with many Jedi challenges in their quest to defeat the evil Empire's Death Star.


Spring Term: Gold

During the first week back, the Year 5 children set off around the local area on a treasure hunt. Solving clever riddles, the children were able to find secret keys which would open a locked treasure chest back in the classroom. Inside the chest, the children excitedly found several clues which, when pieced together, would spell out their first unit of learning. The children are currently brushing up on their geography and history skills as they learn about the great Gold Rush.

"Gold! Always believe in . . . " If only the bars in class were real!!

Summer Term: Feline Good

Year 5's summer theme, Feline Good, couldn't have been a more purr-fect choice. The children have loved returning to school after the Easter break to create their own tiger face paints and make their tiger bread rolls. We have dived straight into the rabbit hole with our new class read - Alice in Wonderland - focusing on... yes, you've guessed it, the Cheshire Cat! There is a lot to look forward to this term - for example, Year 5 Bikeability and our exciting tipi residential visit alongside West Midlands Safari Park where we await our daily 5am alarm call by the roar of the lions. Aargh!