Year 5

Teaching staff : Mr Cawley and Mrs Mullen

Support staff: Mrs Ferguson

In Whole Class Reading we have been looking at  Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse.  The children have been fascinated with Joey’s dramatic journey through the perils of WW1.

As part of our learning about North America we have started research into the life of the Native Americans.  We have been looking closely at how symbols were used in their art, spiritual beliefs and storytelling.

In our science lessons this half term, we have been studying materials and their properties. We discussed the fundamental differences between solids, liquids and gases whilst also carrying out a number of different experiments. Our favourite experiment involved Skittles! We wanted to learn about how certain materials, in this case the sugar coating of the skittles, dissolve and then diffuse in different temperatures of water. The outcome was quite spectacular as you can see! How do you think using hot water changed the experiment?

Planning

Below are Long, Medium Term Plans and Parental Overviews which are followed closely by class teachers. Skills and Knowledge for each subject have been planned carefully by subject leaders for progression across the school.

We are constantly improving the curriculum to match the needs of the children in each year group so some plans may be subject to change.