Welcome to Year 5!

A very warm welcome to Year 5, 2023-24.

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.

Miss Robertson (Class Teacher, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mr Wainford (Class Teacher, Thursday and Friday)

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: The Story in our Stars – Space 

Prepare to be amazed as you blast off to space, learning about our vast, infinite universe.

The children will learn about the solar system, how space impacts life on Earth, human exploration, and the race to space! We will be completing lots of science investigations and we will also visit Greenwich Planetarium.

During this topic, we will ask big questions like, “What does it mean to be human?” and “Which is more important for human survival: space exploration or exploration of our own planet?”

Autumn 2: The Wild, Wild West

Howdy Partners! Prepare to be inspired as you are whisked off the Great Plains!

The children will learn all about the unique geography of the region and how humans have survived and thrived in this challenging, yet breath-taking environment! We will learn about the culture and history of Native Americans, cowboys and some rather famous outlaws and we will be reading the incredible novel, Holes!