with Mrs Sugden and Miss Cunningham.
Welcome to our Year 5 class pages. Here you will find lots of useful information about Year 5. We will keep you up to date with the topics we are learning each half term. Click on the different subject icons to use the links provided and access the learning resources to support your classroom learning at home.
Have a look at our Photo Gallery for the latest pictures from our Buckden House Residential!
Summer Term 2
This half term we will be undertaking an in-depth study of the achievements of one of the world’s earliest civilizations, Ancient Sumer. We will be locating Ancient Sumer on a world map, studying its physical and human geography and comparing it to the ancient civilisations we have previously studied such as Ancient Greece.
As readers and writers, we will be studying the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We will use this poem to understand the meaning behind the poetry as well as writing our own narrative poems. We will then be studying non-fiction texts in the form of recounts linked to our science topic of Earth and space.
This half term our Creative Curriculum theme is 'Golden Oldies'. We will be undertaking a local history study based around Wyke and Low Moor, looking at how some of the aspects of our national history are reflected in our locality. We will be studying old photographs and maps from the late 1800s onwards and comparing them to modern day equivalents. Children will find out what it was like to live in Wyke in times gone by and about the inventions from the Victorian era up until the 1970's when Worthinghead Primary School was built.
In English and Computing, we will be designing our own 1970's invention and writing an explanation text about how it works. We will then be filming an advertisement for our product, editing this and adding sound and graphics to complete our media project. Finally, we will 'pitch' our inventions to prospective investors.
This half term is a very exciting one! In week 2 we have our residential visit to Buckden House in the Yorkshire Dales where the children have the opportunity to participate in many adventurous outdoor pursuits such as caving, ghyll scrambling, pony trekking, climbling and team building. We also undertake some geographical fieldwork, putting the map reading skills we have learned in the classroom into use in real life situations and examining the geology and geography of the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. When we return to school, we continue our learning by further geographical study and comparison of the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and Wyke, learning about the lifecycles of different plants and animals and compiling our own database of plants and animals of the Yorkshire Dales as part of our Computing work.
In English we will be writing persuasive speeches to convince Year 4 to visit Buckden House and in maths we will be continuing our work on fractions, decimals and percentages.
Spring Term 1
Welcome to Spring Term 1 in Year 5! We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this half term, beginning with Anglo Saxon England and The Battle of Hastings. We will be making our own Anglo Saxon brooches using cross stitch as the Anglo Saxons were very skilled craft workers, who were keen on intricate designs. We will then be moving onto learning about Crime and Punishment through the ages all the way up to modern times, finishing our creative curriculum work with a very exciting Whodunit Worthinghead CSI day!
Year 5 will be taking part in the Bradford Road Safety Bikeability training this half term as well as spending some practical lessons in our Greenwood linked to our science learning about forces.
Autumn Term 2
Autumn Term 1
We will begin this half term as geographers, locating and naming the countries of Europe: in particular Greece and the U.K. We will be learning about the Greenwich Meridian, lines of latitude and longitude and the world’s time zones. We will then be comparing the geography of Athens and London in order to write our own Tourist Information Brochure for Athens. We will then begin to examine the history of the Ancient Greeks. We will learn about their important discoveries and what city life was like for ordinary people living in Athens and Sparta.
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