Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mrs Halsall

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 5 

This term our topic is 'Dynamic Dynasties'

This topic teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

We will also be learning about:


Forces and Mechanisms

This project teaches children about the forces of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, with children exploring their effects. They learn about mechanisms, their uses and how they allow a smaller effort to have a greater effect.


How and why Christians Read the Bible?

This Unit will deepen children’s understanding of the importance and impact of the contents of the Bible.


Linked to our current topic 'Dynamic Dynasties' the children will develop an understanding of the history of Ancient China by using primary and secondary sources. They will be focusing on the Shang Dynasty.


This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.

Our Artist study will be based on Vincent Van Gough.

Design Technology

Will take place in Autumn 2


Me and My Relationships: We will be looking at working collboratively. we will be looking at how we communicate with each other. We will look at our friendships looking at how good a friend we are. We will also look at our emotional needs. 


Rounders/Fielding and Net/Wall tennis: In PE we will be developing our team work skills as we progress from learning key skills and applying them within games.


Mamma Mia


On Line safety 



Les fetes:  The children will talk about events and dates, count to 60 and give commands in French.

For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.

Pick and Mix

Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.

If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office. 


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