Year 5

The Year 5 team consists of three teachers – Mrs Moody, Miss Hill and Mr Woodcock – who are assisted by Mrs Clark, Mrs Warr, Miss Biddlestone, Mrs Carter and Miss Lord. Da Vinci’s teacher, Mrs Roberts, leads the Year 5 team.

When moving into Year 5, the children are joining South End Junior School’s ‘Upper Hub’. It is our aim to equip the children with tools to further develop their independence as learners and help them learn skills for life, which they can then apply to a variety of situations. As a year team, we endeavour to do this by providing engaging, purposeful and exciting learning opportunities and having high expectations of the children in terms of behaviour and work ethic. We strive for all children to achieve their full potential and be confident young people.

You can view our latest Year 5 curriculum overview by clicking here.

Year 5 updates

Project 1 information: Stargazers

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Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Stargazers project. 

Our trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester

Year 5 pupils visited the National Space Centre in Leicester to launch their learning about Stargazers. They explored the exhibitions: learning about The Space Race, the 8 planets and the Solar System. They also got to visit the planetarium and learn how to be an astronaut!

I found out that Katherine Johnson was the person to send Apollo 11 into space but her job was wrongly made difficult because of her skin colour.
Year 5 pupil
I learnt a way to remember the order of the planets which is: Mercury, Venus, Earth ,Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Year 5 pupil
Did you know it takes four weeks (28 days) for the moon to fully orbit the Earth. Also, the moon goes through 8 phases!
Year 5 pupil

Year 5 Faith Tour

In October, Year 5 children were lucky enough to travel to Bedford and visit 3 places of worship (as part of their learning in RE).

In the Gurdwara, they were taught about the Sikh religion: learning about the Guru’s, the 5 K’s and the holy book – Guru Grant Sahib.

At the mosque, Year 5 listened to a member of the Islamic community and were taught about the 5 Pillars of Islam, Allah and Ramadan.

The last visit of the day was the church. Children were free to explore – finding out what makes a church a church and what Christians do there.

Year 5 learnt lots to support their learning about religion, diversity and tolerance.

Project 2 information: Off With Her Head!

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Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our ‘Forces’ science unit.

Memorable experience: History Off A Page Tudor Day

As part of their day, Year 5 learnt all about The War of the Roses: the final battle between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. Henry VII was the first Tudor King who combined both families and created the Tudor Rose emblem.

I know now that Henry VIII had six wives and he beheaded two of them - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. He divorced Catherine Of Aragon and Anne Of Cleves. Jane Seymour was his true love but she died 12 days after giving Henry his son.
Year 5 pupil
Before we did this project, I didn't know what the punishments were during Tudor times and how bad they were! I now know there were many punishments like the drunkards cloak, hung drawn and quartered and boiling.
Year 5 pupil
Did you know that Tudors didn't live as long because they didn't have medicines? Rich Tudors easily became overweight and unhealthy because they didn't know what healthy food was and both rich and poor Tudors ate little fruit.
Year 5 pupil

Project 3 information: Alchemy Island

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Alchemy Island project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Alchemy Island project. 

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our ‘properties of materials’ science unit.

 

Project 4 information: Sow, Grow & Farm

Coming in March…

Project 5 information: Beast Creator

Coming in June…