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, Mrs Pink-Hatt, Miss Dean, Miss Henesy and Miss Lord.  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.

Year 5 Faith Tour

In April, 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 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. 

History Festival: Year 5s Greek Day with History Off The Page

Year 5 children were fortunate enough to launch their History Festival with an Ancient Greek Wow Day courtesy of History off the Page.

Dressed in traditional Grecian attire, the children became citizens of Athens and received news of events down at the Bay of Marathon while making items in the Agora, such as clay pots, mosaics, wax tablets and fresco paintings. In the afternoon, the children performed plays in the Theatre of Dionysus and ate a  Greek feast.

Our day was full of role play, but also full of key learning to help us start our project.

Project 5 information: Beast Creator

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

Click here to view the knowledge organiser for our Beast Creator project.