Mrs Abi Cozens
Year 5 Teacher , SENDCo and Humanities
Mrs Brenda Radcliffe
HLTA Year 5 TA
Welcome to Year 5!
Have a look at our blog to see the great things we get up to during the year.
As the children move into Upper Key Stage 2 we work on developing further independence in our learning and our everyday lives. We make sure that everyone develops great independent learning skills by working with buddies and in small groups. Working in a number of ways, we do a lot of our learning by working collaboratively through speaking and listening: We ‘brainstorm’ ideas together and share and ‘magpie’ to make those ideas even better.
We have a great range of topics in Year 5 with some fabulous books used to support the topic as well as the development of our English skills.
We start the year by being ‘Stargazers’ and going on an amazing trip to Jodrell Bank Observatory. This is followed by a very thought provoking Local History Topic of Alan Turing. We learn all about his life and the impact he had. We also use Geography skills to locate and map out key locations from his life in Manchester.
Spring Term brings us to some history-led topics, Traders and Raiders where we learn all about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. As part of the topic, Beowulf is always a very a popular (gory!) reading experience for Year 5. We read Michael Morpurgo’s version of one of the most important works of Old English literature.
In the Summer Term we explore the amazing world of farming through our Sow, Grow, Farm and Eat topic. We learn all about farming types, land uses and potatoes farming. We also link in DT lessons with some delicious soup making! We also take a trip to a farm as well as growing out own vegetables!
Throughout each topic we intertwine our science objectives of Earth and Space, forces, properties and changes of materials, animals including humans and living things and their habitats.
Year 5 Curriculum
Year 5 Knowledge Organisers