Year 5

The Year 5 team consists of three teachers – Mrs Jennings, Miss Hill and Mr Woodcock – who are assisted by Mrs Curry, Mrs Shortland and Mrs Ebb and Miss Bennett. Miss Swords can also regularly be found teaching in Year 5. Da Vinci’s teacher, Miss Hill, 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 Y5 curriculum overview by clicking here.

Year 5 updates

Welcome booklet

Please click here to access the ‘Welcome to Year 5’ booklet sent home at the start of the school year.

Project 1 information: Stargazers

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

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

I learnt a way to remember the order of the planets which is: Mercury, Venus, Earth ,Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Finley
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!
Mohamed
Year 5 pupil
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.
Emma
Year 5 pupil

Project 2 information: Off With Her Head!

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Off with Her Head project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Off with Her Head project. 

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

Memorable experience: Tudor Day

Year 5 travelled back in time to the 1500s to meet the terrifying Tudors in order to kick off their learning about ‘Off with her Head”. Take a look at some of the amazing costumes!

I learnt so much such as Henry VIII had 6 wives, he became king at the age of 17, he had a brother, he had 3 children and he died at the age of 55.
Weronika
Year 5 pupil
In Tudor Times they were extremely strict. You could be beheaded for the crime of treason or even boiled alive if you swore!
Harold
Year 5 pupil
I now know that Henry VIII had six wives: the first was divorced, the next was beheaded and the third died. The fourth was divorced, the fifth was beheaded and the last one died.
Oscar
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

Click here to view the intended learning journey of our Sow, Grow & Farm project.

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Sow, Grow & Farm project. 

Project 5 information: Beast Creator

Coming in June…