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
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!
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.
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.
Project 4 information: Sow, Grow & Farm
Coming in March…
Project 5 information: Beast Creator
Coming in June…