What a year we have in store! Year 5 is an action-packed time, with so many opportunities to learn and have fun.
In the Autumn Term our focus is the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We learn about where they came from, why they invaded (and then settled in) England and how far they travelled, as they explored and traded their way round the known world. We also study Forces and Materials, in Science. In Art, we study the origins of Pop Art and recreate our own pieces inspired by Andy Warhol. In DT, we create our own Viking jewellery.
The Spring Term’s topic is all about Fair Trade and through tshirts we look at and develop our knowledge of the world and explore what impacts trade has on helping people out of poverty and into a position where they can provide for their families. We consider the benefits of Fair Trade and how we can play our part – partly through the annual Fair Trade Fortnight and other associated campaigns. The children design t-shirts in preparation for a Fair Trade fashion show that takes place at the end of term. We become web developers in Computing and study Living Things and their Habitats, in Science.
As summer approaches, we study rivers in Geography. We hope to visit at a site along the River Thames where we learn about the features of rivers and use mapping skills. We will also be studying the Tudors and we hope to visit Hampton Court Palace where we find out about: Henry VIII and his court; visit the Tudor kitchens and Royal apartments; explore the gardens and grounds. We design and make moon buggies in DT whilst learning about Earth, Moon and Space.