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Year 5

A very warm and smiley welcome to Year 5!

It's wonderful to be back in school and very exciting to see a room full of fresh faces ready to learn!

We have lots of learning to get through this year, the following information may help with that.

Make sure you visit our class page regularly to see all the exciting things we are doing!

Your class teaching team is:

Miss Bee - Class teacher

Miss Bayliff - Teaching assistant

Mrs Roberts - Teaching assistant


PE Kits:

Please remember your PE kits, to join in properly children need to be in the correct PE kit.

Children need to have: a white PE top, black shorts and black pumps.

Trainers are only allowed for outdoor PE, children will need to wear pumps or bare feet indoors.

Dance is on Monday

PE is on Wednesday 



On Thursday you will be given homework, it should be returned to school by Tuesday

Spellings will be given out on a Monday, you should aim to read and learn your spellings daily. 

You will have a weekly spelling quiz on a Monday.

You should aim to read and learn your timestables on a daily basis.


Our topic this term is:

Amazing Africa

As historians we will be studying the history of Africa

Through our topic…

We will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
We will regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
We will construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
We will understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

As geographers we will be studying the continent of Africa using our geographical skills.


Through our topic...

We will locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

We will describe and understand key aspects of: Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers &  mountains.

We will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.


As artists we will be developing our skills in painting through our colour mixing, we will use digital media to investigate pattern, and look to create shade and depth in our sketching.


Through our topic...

We will create sketch books to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

We will improve our mastery of art and design techniques, including Drawing, Painting, Collage, Sculpture, Print, Textiles, Digital Media with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]


As designers we will be studying Kple Kple masks.


Through our topic...

We will evaluate African Masks.

We will design and plan our own masks based on African animals

We will use structures to create our masks.
We will also create our own Ndebel beads.

Our class novel is ...



Keep popping back to see all the wonderful things we are learning.


Reading Certificates

Reading Certificates 1 Accelerated Reader certificates