Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Burtoft

Mrs Spiby-Wilson

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

Mrs Luke, Mrs Burtoft and Mrs Spiby-Wilson

Children in 5BS have PE lessons on Wednedays and Fridays           

Children in 5LS have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Fridays

We test spellings on a Friday

We test times tables every day 

Our homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 5. Reading books are sent home on a Thursday and need to be returned on a Monday.

Any other homework will be attached to the home-learning section of our Year 5 page.

We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. We also run weekly TTRockstars sessions in school.


Autumn Term

History - Life in the Tudor times and Tudor Kings and Queens

Geography – Trade and famous explorers

Science – Space

Science - Properties and changes of materials

Music - Tudor musical instruments and learning to play the recorder using standard notation

Art - Renaissance and Baroque – Drawing and Painting Portraits

DT – Cooking and Nutrition


Spring Term

History - The Victorians

Geography - Mapping Skills

Science - Living things and their habitats

Science - Animals, including humans

Art - Art Nouveau

DT - Mechanisms


Summer Term

History - Our Local Area - Doncaster and Mining

Geography - Doncaster and the UK

Science - Forces

Art - Industrial Artists

DT - Gears, Levers and Pulleys


Our learning so far...

We started the new year with our Recovery Curriculum. We talked about things we were grateful for and also about our personal qualities. We also read a short story called The Dot. The Dot is a self-confidence story of a little girl called Vashti who is upset and angry that she cannot draw anything and how her teacher helps her to try again and feel proud.

We also began reading The Boy at the Back of the Class. This is the story about how one ordinary nine-year-old child and three classmates are full of empathy for Ahmet, a boy that comes to their school as a refugee from Syria (he is the boy at the back of the class). Through their sensitivity, curiosity, ingenuity, bravery and innocence, they make a massive impact on Ahmet’s life, friends, class, school, community and wider world.

We have been thinking about what it means to be a good person whatever your circumstances and realising the power of kindness.

We wrote poems and produced artwork based on the significance of how a person looks at you and how it can make you feel.


The Tudors

We are learning about the lives of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I and also that the Tudor era was a time of great exploration by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh.

We have been reading a book called My Friend Walter. This is an exciting ghostly adventure by about Sir Walter Raleigh. Bess meets his ghost and finds out he's her ancestor!

In Science, we have been learning all about Space! So far, we have learnt what causes night and day, about the phases of the Moon (including carrying out observations of the Moon at home on a Moon Phase Calendar) and about what causes the seasons!

As part of our RE Day, we learnt about Christianity and how different countries celebrate Christmas!

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Internet Safety:

Children have internet safety lessons using Gooseberry Planet once per fortnight. The children can play and access the games at home and parents can log in and check their child's progress on the website:

Long Term Plan

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