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Year 5 – 5D

Welcome to our class learning page. We hope you enjoy seeing what we are learning in school.

During Science, the children have learnt about the life cycles of mammals, birds and amphibians. They have explored the gestation periods of different mammals and compared each of the life cycles.

Throughout this half term, in History, we have focused on the Tudors the children learnt about how the Tudor dynasty started with the end of the ‘War of the Roses’. They then looked at the problems faced by Henry VIII and his reasons for divorcing Catherine of Aragon. We also learnt about the reign of Mary I and explored whether she deserved the nickname ‘Bloody Mary’. We then moved on to look at Elizabeth I and the reasons why she never married, we looked at the impact this had on the Tudor dynasty.

In Music, the song the we focused on was ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-air’. We discussed the genre of the song and looked at other examples of hip-hop/rap, we listened to and appraised songs of a similar theme. The children loved learning the lyric and performing it!

Sikhism has again been the focus of RE this half term and the children have looked at the importance of the Sikh stories in teaching. We have focused on how Sikh stories have an impact and the teachings of the Guru’s.

Thanks again for all your support with the children and their learning this half term.

Year 5D – Autumn

We have had a great start to year 5 and the children have all settled in so well.  We have lots of fun throughout this half term and would like to share some of the work we have been doing in school and hope you enjoy looking at it as much as we have doing it.

We would first like to congratulate the children who complete their level 1 or level 2 Bikeabilty Course.  This is a fantastic achievement and they should be extremely proud!


In Literacy, our writing has focussed around the story ‘Where Once We Stood’ by Christopher Riley.  The book includes details of moon landings and the experiences that astronauts had.  The children have been extremely enthusiastic about the topic and have produced some brilliant writing including a story written in the first person and a formal chronological report.  Here are some pictures of what we got up to.


We started the year in maths by recapping children’s knowledge of place value before consolidating and answering some extremely challenging addition and subtraction problems.  As well as this, the children have learnt about angles and tried to use a protractor for the first time!  


The children have loved learning about the Ancient Greeks this half term.  They have found out about the Ancient Greek Olympics, the Greek Gods, The Trojan and how legacies from the Ancient Greeks influence our lives today.


We have been learning all about forces in Science.   They have looked at forces acting on an object and completed various experiments to test gravity, water resistance and air resistance. 


In art we have explored ‘Surrealism’ and the concepts behind this art movement. The children have been engaged by the work of Salvador Dali and had some great ideas when exploring the influences and meanings behind the art pieces such as ‘The Persistence of Time’. The children then completed a final piece using water colours and sketching pencils for their symbols. 

We would like to thank you again for your continued support in the children’s learning and the returning to school. We hope you enjoy the half term break and look forward to continuing working with the children this year.