Welcome back to all our children in Year 5, it is lovely to hear all your stories from the summer holidays and to see that you are looking ahead to all the exciting things in store for this school year. Class 5 teacher, Mr. Holt, alongside our class 5 teaching assistant, Mrs. Ashworth, hope you all have a successful and prosperous year.
During this half term, we will be following the theme ‘A Kingdom United’ which is an interesting topic allowing us to explore the history and geography of our nation in greater depth. Through historical study, we will delve into the culture and society of the Anglo-Saxons discovering who they were and how they have shaped our way of life. We will also be writing our own historical investigations about the mysterious burial site of Sutton Hoo. Alongside this, we will be finding out more about the landscape of our country, locating important places and learning about the physical features of our country including mountains and rivers. As well as this, we will also have the exciting opportunity to visit Clitheroe Castle Museum and take part in a range of immersive activities to find out about the last Anglo-Saxon kings and the Norman Conquest.
In English, linking with our topic theme, we will be studying myths and legends from a range of literature including the legend of Beddgelert and our main class text, the epic saga of Beowulf. We will be exploring the themes connected with these stories and eventually build up to writing our very own legends. We will also be developing our writing techniques through creating more complex sentences including the use of fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.
Our science focus will concentrate on looking at different materials and their properties. After the children have tested the suitability of different materials, we will then put this into context by conducting a series of investigations which include testing for thermal insulators and checking the waterproofness of materials. This will link with a short study on Antarctica and how explorers had to be well prepared in what they wore to tackle the harsh climates of the continent.
Finally, in RE, we are consolidating our understanding of the Bible, looking more closely at its origins, how diversely distributed the holy book is and learning about its history and arrival into England. We will be looking at specific stories from the Old Testament of the Bible and how these stories have shaped Christian imagination and ideology.
Keep checking this page for further updates and photographs, and click on the links below to view our curriculum map and autumn term welcome letter.