Welcome to Year 5
In year 5, as the children are becoming more mature, they will be granted more responsibilities such as ‘munch monitoring’ and ‘play leading’.
Year 5 have a very busy year, packed with exciting and fun-filled learning. Here are some of the highlights from the year 5 curriculum we are looking forward to this year.
Starting off with English we will be exploring a rich variety of texts including the likes of ‘Beowulf’, ‘Kensuke’s kingdom’ and ‘The Highwayman’!
Another interesting topic for this year is Crime and Punishment, where we hope to have a visit from a local police officer.
We also study Ancient Greece in year five, where we hope to immerse the children in the history by having an Ancient Greece day.
As part of Geography we will be learning about earthquakes as well as gaining knowledge of mapping across the globe. Our Literacy also links with this topic as we study the text Kinsuke’s Kingdom – an enchanting story about a boy who sets sail on a journey around the world. Alongside this, we have the opportunity to try sailing ourselves at South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre and get a real feel for what it would be like to travel across oceans.
Another exciting event that happens in year five is the arrival of tiny chicken eggs which we watch hatch in our classroom! This gives us hands on learning for our Science topic of life cycles which the children very much enjoy.
All year five children will have the opportunity to attend a ‘Sleep-over’ here at school. This is always fantastic fun and gives the children the chance to socialise with their friends and gain independence away from home.
Mrs Abson and Mr McEachron
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