Welcome to Year 5!

A very warm welcome to Year 5, 2021-22.

What an exciting year we have ahead of us and I hope you will enjoy and engage in our learning journey from the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons, through the tales and the terror of the Vikings to the elegance and game-changing period of Ancient Greece.  Come with us on a journey through the Solar System, discovering the effects of forces and mass on objects. We will investigate Viking music and the Holst Suite, explore art and design techniques to reproduce objects from these historical periods.  Encompassing this learning will be an deepening of our understanding of what it means to be part of a Christian community and how the wider world worships through the other great religions of the world.

Within our care we will nurture our values of Love, Trust and Wisdom, all central to our class Christian community.  We will challenge and nurture our pupils and promote respect for all within our community.  Our end of year aim is for our pupils to have developed high self-esteem, confidence and independence in all they do, generating firm foundations for life-long learning.  Above all in these difficult times pupils will be able to grow within a safe, healthy and stimulating environment that will nurture all their personal, emotional, social and learning needs.

Mr Pulford (Class Teacher, Monday to Wednesday)

Mr Wainford (Class Teacher, Thursday and Friday)

Martha (Therapy Dog)

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or cruel. 

1 Corinthians, 13:4-7

Useful information for this year

Autumn 1

Greece Lightning!

What was life like in Ancient Greece? Was it always fair?

Children will learn about the social history of Ancient Greece including Greek myths and legends, religion and everyday life in Athens. They will compare this to life in Sparta and other civilisations that they have previously learnt about and those that were in existence at the same time. They will learn about the place of Greece in Ancient and modern Europe.

Autumn 2

Greece is the Word!

Is it fair to say that the Ancient Greeks were the most advanced civilisation of their time?

Children will apply their prior historical knowledge, and find out more about the development of learning and democracy at the time and about key Greek thinkers. They will ask and answer big questions about what we can learn from the Ancient Greeks and what legacy still lives on all these years later. They will continue to question historical sources of information and learn about key historians and archaeologists who are in this field.