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Y5 (2021 - 2022)

Year 5
Hello everyone and welcome to our Year 5 page.  For information about our topics this year, please see the links below.
Meet the Team
Mrs Martin-Urry

Teacher

My favourite book is called Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling. I grew up as these books were released and just remember being so enthralled following Harry's journey in the tournament and all of the twists and turns it brought. The book follows from when Harry is chosen as a fourth participant of the inter-school Triwizard Tournament and how he is unwittingly pulled into a dark conspiracy that endangers his life.

Miss Turner

Teacher

Hi. I am Miss Turner and I teach in 4T. When I was younger, I came across the book of 'HodgeHeg' by Dick King Smith. I immediately fell in love with the main character, who has to overcome many challenges in order to keep his family safe. Hedgehogs are also one of my absolute favourite animals!

Mrs Jones

Teacher

I absolutely love reading and my favourite books were written all about a young wizard. Can you guess who I am talking about? That’s right it is Harry Potter. When the books were first published they were usually released in June which is when I was busy writing reports for my class. It then became my own personal treat to read when I had finally finished writing the last report. Waiting was hard but it made me work hard to get the reports completed and what a reward awaited me. I have read the books with numerous classes since then and always enjoy them as much as I did on the first read. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy Harry Potter as much as I have.

Mrs Smith

5U Support Staff

Mrs Garratt

5J Support Staff

Miss Wenmouth

5T Support Staff

Mrs Otvos

5J Support Staff

Mrs Williams

5J Support Staff

Miss Porter

5U Support Staff

 
Autumn - Dynamic Dynasties
 
In Dynamic Dynasties, your child will learn about periods of ancient Chinese history. They will explore a timeline of the first five Chinese dynasties and learn about the legends surrounding the beginning of Chinese civilisation. They will take a deep dive into the history of the Bronze Age Shang Dynasty and explore evidence found in the ancient city of Yin. They will study oracle bones, learn about religious beliefs and explore bronze artefacts that set the Shang Dynasty apart from other civilisations. They will also study the hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty and discover who was powerful and who was powerless. They will look at warfare and find out how bronze technology gave the Shang Dynasty an advantage over their enemies. They will learn about the life of the great military leader, Fu Hao. The children will then look at significant aspects of life after the Shang Dynasty, including the work of Confucius in the Zhou Dynasty, the short but significant reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin Dynasty and the importance of the Silk Road created by the Han Dynasty. To end the project, your child will find out how ancient China’s lasting legacy can be seen in the world today.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser

Spring - Sow, Grow and Farm
 
In the Sow, Grow and Farm project, your child will learn about allotments in the United Kingdom and how the government encouraged people to have them to support food rationing during the Second World War. They will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependent on one another within a habitat. They will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures. They will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the United Kingdom and the techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face. They will learn about the benefits of eating seasonally and about the pros and cons of importing food. They will also learn about world farming and how the different climate zones affect where different foods can be grown.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser

Summer- Groundbreaking Greeks
 
In the Groundbreaking Greeks project, your child will learn about different periods of Greek history, exploring the earliest civilisations, the devastation of the Dark Age and the breakthroughs and developments of the Archaic and Classical periods. They will understand how the geography of Greece affected the development of city states and explore Athens, learning about the structure of the government and society. They will get to know some of the most significant Athenians and understand why Greek art, culture, architecture, philosophy, medicine and mathematics were so significant. Your child will learn about the leadership of Alexander the Great and discover how ancient Greece became part of the Roman Empire after the Hellenistic period. They will explore how the Romans respected and developed Greek ideas, making them their own and spreading them throughout the Roman Empire. To end the project, your child will decide which was the ancient Greeks' greatest idea, and explore how the legacy of ancient Greece affects their lives today.
Useful Documents - Knowledge Organiser
Topics Throughout Year 5