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Year 5

Our Year 5 team this year are;


Mrs Rachel Hutchins (Year 5 representative) - Pearl Class

Mrs Charlotte Richardson and Mrs Yolanda Silver - Moonstone Class

Mrs Caroline Stancomb - Diamond Class


Meet the teacher videos

Pearl Class

Moonstone Class

Diamond class

Autumn term

The first half term of Year 5 is full of exciting activities, opportunities and responsibilities.  We study the topic Ancient Egypt and ask why were the Egyptians so advanced? Children will immerse themselves in this fascinating history in the role of an archaeologist exploring a tomb, which will also be their starting point for writing an archaeological report. In art, children will be recreating Tutankhamun’s death mask and learn how to draw like an Egyptian. Children will also be learning to read music notes and play the recorder. During the second half of the term, our focus switches to space in a Science led learning journey. Our core text is ‘Where Once We Stood’ by Christopher Riley and children will use one of the Apollo missions to write a dramatic play-script recounting the adventures of astronauts on the moon. In Maths we will build on previous learning with a strong emphasis on written calculation strategies. During this entire term, children will have swimming lessons in Felpham.


Spring Term

This term children will be introduced to the idea of propaganda in history, and that history may not be as a reliable as we first think. We will find out about how Henry 8th used propaganda to gain power and find out what Tudor times were like for more ordinary people in our quality text ‘Diver’s Daughter’ written by prize-winning author, Patrice Lawrence. After a school visit to the Weald and Downland museum, we teach children how to make a traditional Tudor house, using wood and tools to plan and make their houses. In R.E. we explore what Christians believe about God, particularly The Trinity. Holbein, the Tudor artist inspires pastel portraits of Tudor monarchs. This entire term children will also be offered the fantastic opportunity to learn to play the clarinet.


Summer Term

In this term children become naturalist scientists and explore our extensive school grounds, including the woodland and pond, identifying how plants reproduce and disperse seeds and how to classify different animal groups. Children will also be learning about the life cycle of different animals and keep an observation diary as we watch caterpillars become butterflies before our very eyes. Our fantastic text this term is ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and children will use this as a spring board for describing the magical rainforest where the heroine goes to live. In geography, we will be learning map reading skills and about the course of a river, followed by a trip to our local river, the Arun. Continuing with the water theme, children will use acrylic painting techniques to paint in the style of Monet.

See here for our Curriculum Overview.

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