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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.

Summer Term

This term our topic is 'Out of this World'.

In the first term we shall be exploring space.

We will be reading:

  • First News articles about space
  • Cosmic
Below are some links to websites you may find useful for your home learning.

Exploring and understanding Egypt

In the Spring Term our topic was Africa

Our work was based on these books: 

  • Zahra
  • Journey to Jo'burg
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters


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.