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Year 5

Welcome to Class 5!

Summer Term

As we start the summer term we are all looking forward to our residential to Woodlands. This will be a great trip and we hope for some spring sunshine!

At the end of last term Class 5 led the Easter service and were able to visit St Mary's Church in Banbury for a 'Walk with the Easter People, an interesting and thought provoking journey through the events of Holy week.

In term 5 we will be learning about the struggles between the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and the first English Kings. We will be investigating life cycles in science and learning about Beowulf and writing our own legends. There will also be a great many other things to keep us busy in Class 5 such as cycling proficiency training and preparing for Mr Brigg's Partnership Drama Festival.



Spring Term

Our topic work this term is based around 'The Power of the Earth'. We will be investigating plate tectonics and finding out why earthquakes and volcanoes occur. We will be learning about the Solar System in science, finding out about the planets and answering questions about the seasons, eclipses and why we have day and night.

We will be making moving toys in DT, using cams to create the mechanisms and will be studying some great class books in literacy.



Autumn Term

In Term 1 Class 5 learnt all about The Ancient Maya culture, discovering where, when and how they lived. We did some weaving inspired by the Mayans but brought up to date as you can see from the photos on our gallery page. We also learnt about Mayan religion, sports and architecture as well as tackling some Mayan maths. We will be found out  about changes in materials in science, created a maze game in computing and became 'Bible Detectives' in a special RE project led by Mrs Ledger. Class 5 had a fantastic trip to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to see a mixed ballet programme called 'Viscera' which included a performance of Carmen.


In the lead up to Christmas, the class worked really hard to put on an ambitious and extremely successful production of 'Johnny and the Bomb', which everyone enjoyed being part of.