Year 5 marks the beginning of the children’s final phase at primary school. In this year group we aim to continue to develop the children both personally and intellectually, with a rich and cross-curricular approach, which builds on the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their previous year groups.
The year begins with a short study of robots, artificial intelligence and the future of technology. The children debate the benefits and dangers of autonomous transport and build their own moving mini robots.
In science, the children learn about electricity and circuits.
Following this, the children begin a study based around the Second World War.
Using the book My Secret War Diary by Marcia Williams, they discover what the experience of war would have been like for children their age, as well as learning about specific events during the war like Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.
During this topic, the children visit Tangmere Aviation Museum to learn more about Aviation during the war and see Spitfires and Hawker Hunters planes first hand.
Our spring term in year 5 starts with work based around the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Through drama and other creative approaches the children will explore some key scenes of this important work of literature, particularly focusing conjuring up the dark and foreboding atmosphere for which the play is famous.
Our Year Leader in year 5 is Mr Neale and the classes are taught by Miss Beeney, Miss Horn and Miss Lentz.