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Welcome to Year 5 2019-20

A special message from all the teachers. Click the picture to listen!

Year 5 have got a busy year planned with lots of exciting things to look forward to. Keep checking these pages for photos of our many adventures, as well as other class news and reminders. Is there something missing? Let me know and I'll be happy to see what I can do.

 

Miss Hughes and Mrs Burford smiley

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Spring 2 - Extreme Earth

To start the new half term, our topic will be ‘Extreme Earth', where we will learn about natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and much more.

We will also be considering extreme environments including the wettest, driest, hottest, coldest, most dangerous and most unpredictable places in the world.

Furthermore, we will be learning how to read maps and atlases, as well as using longitude and latitude to describe the location of continents, countries and cities in the world. 

Spring 1 - Let Battle Commence

To start the new half term, our topic will be ‘Let Battle Commence’ where we plan to explore the English Civil War. We’ll be learning about the two sides who were fighting and the exciting events that happened around who ruled our country - it promises to be an exciting topic, full of action!

 

Commandery Visit – Thursday 13th February

 

The Commandery served as battle headquarters for the Royalist army before they were defeated so we’ll be travelling back in time to the 17th Century when Worcester witnessed the opening and closing battles of the English Civil War. We’ll be learning of fiery debates, weapons and dank city streets and we’ll be hearing from various characters from the time.

Autumn 2 - Tomb Raiders

To start our new half term, our topic will be 'Tomb Raiders', where we will be studying the achievement of the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Our main areas of learning will be: who the Ancient Egyptians were, where they were located and the inventions that improved their daily lives.

 

Furthermore, we will be finding out lots about Pharaoh's archaeologists and much, much more. We might even make some documentaries about our discoveries.

Autumn 1 - That's Life

Our first topic for Y5 will be ‘That’s Life’ where we’ll be focusing on Science along with elements of the Arts.  We will be learning all about fossils and how they are formed and we’ll discover who some of the key figures were in the fields of paleontology and the Theory of Evolution. After this, we’ll be exploring how characteristics are inherited as we consider how we’re similar (or not!) to our families. Finally, we’ll be thinking about how humans change as they develop and age and how we compare with other mammals. In addition, we’ll be finding out more about how our bodies work – focusing on the heart and our circulatory systems.

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