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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Thanks for visiting our webpage. Here you can enjoy exploring some of  the learning we completed in the Autumn term and discover what is coming up this Spring term.

Home Learning

Home Learning can now 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.

Spring Term

We hope you had a wonderful holiday. 

This term we are studying the History and Geography of Africa.

Our work will be based on these books: 

  • Journey to Jo'burg
  • The Hunter
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
  • Egyptian Myths


Ice Trap

In Autumn Term our topic was Survival and we studied:

  • 'Way Home' by Libby Hathorn
  • 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty
  • 'Ice Trap! Shackleton's Incredible Expedition' by Meredith Hooper
  • 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill







Larch Class and Rowan Class


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.