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Year 5

Miss Hayes & Mr Walter hope you will enjoy looking at our work and activities throughout the coming term. Miss Hayes teaches 5 Joseph Priestley and Mr Walter teaches 5 Helen Sharman. Our support staff are Mrs Akhtar and Mrs Khan.

In Spring 1, the children will be looking at Earth and Space. Our topic is called Space Scientists.

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can prove that Earth is a sphere
  • What our planet is made of
  • If the Earth is a magnet
  • About the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Why we need the Sun
  • How the Sun, Earth and Moon are connected
  • Why the Earth’s rotation results in day and night
  • How the tilt of Earth’s axis gives us the seasons
  • How the Moon affects the Earth

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Saturn and Soyuz rockets
  • How we can make a model rocket

In Spring 2, we will be studying evolution and inheritance. Our topic is called Out of Africa.

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How life began in the sea then came out of the sea
  • How fossils provide information about living things from the past
  • Why the dinosaurs died out
  • About the classiļ¬cation of plants and animals
  • How plants and animals reproduce
  • How living things evolve and change over time
  • How plants and animals are adapted to their environment
  • How adaptation leads to evolution
  • Whether there is life on other planets

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

  • What foods early humans ate, grew and cooked
  • About prehistoric food and cooking techniques


Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school.

Homework is handed out on Friday and is returned by the following Wednesday.

Here are some useful links.  Your child will have been given log-in details.

Ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform, PE kit and swimming kit.
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 5 Expectations’ with your child.