Year 5

Teacher Mrs K Gilday (Monday & Tuesday) Miss Z Dodson (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Teacher Miss R Welby

Teaching Assistant Mrs J Webb (HLTA)

Teaching Assistant Mrs W Clarke

Teaching Assistant Mrs R Walford

Welcome to our year group page, where you can find our curriculum overviews, latest news, photos of learning opportunities and achievements in Year 5.

Current Topic

Summer Term 5


Does your country need you?


Throughout the summer term (1 and 2) Year 5 pupils will immerse themselves into learning about WW2. Over the course of the term, children will learn why the war started, who was involved (including key people and countries), rationing, evaculation, The Blitz and much much more. All our learning will be linked to WW2 (where possible) and the children will get to explore the impact of WW2 on modern day life.


In English children will read The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes and Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. An audio version of Friend or Foe that you can listen to at home can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-friend-or-foe-michael-morpurgo-index/znb78xs


This term will also see us take part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) week. During this whole school week of learning, children will learn how to weigh, measure and cook a WW2 ration recipe, explore the life cycles of the foods used in it, explore the calorie content of such rations, plus investigate how advertising was used to support the war effort between 1939 and 1945.




News

1940's Themed Day - 24th June 2022

Today, the children in Year 5 have taken part in a 1940's themed day. They have learned about the different shelters that were used to keep safe during the blitz, taken part in a morse code treasure hunt learning facts about Bicester during WWII, and experienced an air raid - practising to shelter under the tables with their gas mask boxes each time the siren went off. Take a look at the photos of the children's fabulous costumes and amazing model gardens each with their own Anderson shelters that they have made on our website and Facebook page!

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The Lifecycle of Animals - 21.03.22

This term Year 5 are learning about the life cycles of different animals. So far we have researched life cycles of mammals, amphibians and insects. Children have created their own life cycle creations that clearly demonstrate the metamorphosis process. Have a look at their fabulous work here!

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14th December 2021

Reminders and Routines

Children must bring a named water bottle into school each day and all school uniform should be clearly labelled to ensure it can be returned to your child if misplaced. If you have arranged for your child to be collected by another adult that this is communicated to the office or the class teacher.

During summer months, please also make sure your child has a sun hat to wear outside and has sun cream applied each morning before school.

P.E (Both Classes)

During the Summer Term, PE will take place on Thursday. Children should come into school wearing PE kit and appropriate footwear on this day.

Swimming on a Wednesday

Children should come into school wearing school uniform, but with their swim kit including swimming costume / trunks, swim hat and towel.

Please follow the link below for the correct list of PE kit your child will need:

Autumn Term Gallery Highlights

‘Peaks and Summits’

Year 5 worked extremely hard from September to Christmas in all subject areas. A few which stand out are…

  • Designing, building and exploding our very own volcanoes

  • Exploring different materials in science

  • Lots of practical problem solving in maths

  • Andy Warhol inspired Pop art!

  • Vector Drawing mountain landscapes in computing

  • Researching mountains and volcanoes in Geography


Take a look at our gallery to gain an insight into all of this wonderful work!

Supporting Learning At Home

Tasks will be set weekly every Friday on Google Classroom with a week for it to be completed. We encourage daily reading and practice of times tables, please see the learning links below:

Websites to Support Learning

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