Year 5 Topic and Homework
Welcome to our Year 5 Page
We will keep you up to date with what is happening in your child’s year group in this section. Details of their topics, class trips, WOW days and activities can all be found here.
Mr C Pawson and Mrs S Green
Extreme earth - Spring Term 2023
Our topic for this term is Extreme Earth. In this geography and science-based topic we start by looking at natural disasters, both geological (earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis) and meteorological (hurricanes and tornadoes). In the second part of the topic we move onto look at man-made disasters such as wildfires and oil spills and their environmental impact. We will look at both the causes of disasters and their effects on the natural world using real-life examples as our guide. We will be looking at different types of maps to help us understand why these disasters
happen in certain places around the world.
Brave New World - Autumn Term 2022
Our topic for the Autumn term is Brave New World. The topic starts with the children participating in their own version of the 'Battle of Bosworth', which started the Tudor reign. The children will then develop a strong understanding of the Tudor kings and queens, their influence on Britain at the time and their legacy. The children will study the decisions and changes made by the Tudor monarchs relating to religion, healthcare, social hierarchies, and punishment.
In the second part of the term, we will be focusing on Tudor exploration of the ‘New World’. We will look at famous explorers like Walter Raleigh and Francis Drake, the ships they captained and the riches they returned to England. We will also use our geography skills to look at the routes these explorers took and the importance of the resources they gathered. The term culminates in a Tudor day, in which the children will participate in a range of Tudor activities.