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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Thanks for visiting our webpage. Here you can enjoy exploring some of  our learning and discover what we are doing in the Autumn term.

Home Learning

Home Learning can be found on the Home Learning page. Go to 'Children' and then click on 'Home Learning'. Scroll down to see the current Year 5 work.

This half term we are looking at Space as we continue to explore Out of This World.


We shall be reading:

  • Cosmic Disco by Grace Nichols
  • Cosmic by Frank Cotterell Boyce
  • and a range of non fiction texts.

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Below are some useful websites to help you explore Space:

In the first half term we studied:

  • 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McCallister, exploring magic and the circus
  • 'Troy' , looking at Greek theatre and life in Ancient Greece






Below are the classes favourite links to revise last term's learning.

What are Larch and Rowan named after?


How to identify a Larch tree

  • Larch trees are conifers.
  • In spring, the leaves of a larch tree are a bright green colour but in autumn they turn golden yellow.
  • They have clusters or 'tufts' of short needles on its twiggy branches.
  • They have upright cones.


How to identify a Rowan tree

  • The leaves grow on alternate pairs on the twig.
  • Rowan trees generally only grow to around 10 metres tall.
  • A rowan tree has berries which ripen to a red colour.
  • The bark is smooth, shiny and grey.