Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Our first learning challenge of the year is ‘Why is life on Earth so varied?’ In this topic the children will be examining and investigating fossils in the Paleoquest workshop as well as learning about evolution and inheritance. At the end of our topic, they will be applying all their learning to design their own species of animal that is adapted to its environment. In art the children will be sketching and painting fossils and plants, and in design technology they will be using textiles to design and make a container (such as a purse or pencil case). We will be writing a range of texts and will be reading and writing about the books shortlisted for the Hampshire Picture Book Award. 

Later in the term, our topic will focus on the Rainforest.  We will be thinking about why the Rainforest is important, the Rainforest as a habitat, as well as the lifecycles of plants and animals. We will also look at rivers and the Amazon.  We will create music inspired by rivers and practising Christmas carols towards the end of term.


If you have any queries with regard to the curriculum for this year group, please contact your childs teacher or Mark Morris (Assistant Headteacher).

If you would like further paper copies of the curriculum/newsletters, please contact your childs teacher.

Should you have any queries with regard to any of the Year 5 team, please contact Mark Morris (Assistant Headteacher) or Glen Golding (Headteacher).  


Additional Documents parents may find useful:

Home Learning ELSA

Home Reading E-book Suggestions

Online Safety Tips for Children

Home Learning Suggested Timetable

School Library Service #ReadatHome Challenge




2021/22 Newsletters

Autumn 1 Newsletter - 10.09.21

Autumn 1 Homework Grid - 10.09.21

Autumn 1 Topic Overview - 10.09.21

Autumn 2 Newsletter - 05.11.21

Autumn 2 Homework Grid - 05.11.21

Autumn 2 Topic Overview - 05.11.21

Spring 1 Newsletter - 07.01.22

Spring 1 Homework Grid - 07.01.22

Spring 2 Newsletter - 07.03.22

Spring 2 Homework Grid - 07.03.22

Summer 1 Newsletter - 29.04.22



Addition Information

Book Bingo Letter - Nov 21

Book Bingo Yr 5 - Nov 21


Isolation Packs

Isolation Pack - 07.01.22