Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome back! 

We hope you have had a lovely half term break, in the weeks coming up to Easter we will be learning about Rollercoasters!  

We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term which we are sure you are going to enjoy!

Our Spring Term Topic - Scream Machine

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Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to a theme park to soak up unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.


Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design your own theme park on a digital map.


Testing, testing! Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let’s go behind the scenes to see forces at work.


Good news! The engineers at ‘Scream Towers” love your work and want you to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff!


What do I need to remember?


Hand in Maths and English homework.

Bring in reading book to be checked and changed 

Thursday Maths games need be returned.

Swimming Kit - remember your towel and swimming hat. 

Spelling test.

Homework handed out. Spellings handed out.


Reading Tips 

We hope you will aim to read to parents at least 3 times and week and read as much as you can throughout the week (every day if possible). 

Here are some useful tips for parents when they're listening to you read:

Top Marks Reading Parent Tips 

Long Term Overview of topics for Year 5 - 2018 - 2019

This year the following topics will be incorporated:

Autumn 1 - Off with her Head

Autumn 2 - Stargazers

Spring 1 - Allotment

Spring 2 - Scream Machine

Summer - Pharaohs