Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Taylor

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 5 

This term our topic is: 'Groundbreaking Greeks'

We will also be learning about:


Properties and Changes of Materials

In the Properties and Changes of Materials project, your child will revisit prior learning about the properties of materials. They will plan and carry out tests to determine the properties of a range of materials. They will use their results to suggest suitable materials for different purposes. They will learn about the property of thermal conductivity and identify materials that are thermal conductors and insulators. They will also learn about the property of solubility and test various materials to discover which are soluble and insoluble. They will find out about heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures and will separate heterogeneous mixtures using sieving and filtration. They will also separate homogeneous mixtures, investigating how to reverse dissolving by evaporation. They will ask scientific questions about separating unusual mixtures and research to find out the answers. They will learn the difference between reversible and irreversible changes and follow instructions to observe the signs of an irreversible change firsthand. They will complete their learning by finding out about materials scientists and their innovative materials.


5.5 Exploring the lives of significant women in the Old Testament

5.6  Loss, death and Christian hope 


Mixed Media

This project teaches children about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. They use their learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage

Design Technology:


This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.


Being My Best

Children will: 

• Know two harmful effects each of smoking/drinking alcohol.
• Explain the importance of food, water and oxygen, sleep and exercise for the human body and its health. 
• Understand the actual norms around smoking and the reasons for common misperceptions of these.

Growing and Changing

Children will:

• Use words to describe the intensity of different feelings
• Distinguish between good and not so good feelings 
• Explain strategies they can use to build resilience.
• Identify people to be trusted;
• Understand what kinds of touch are acceptable or unacceptable; 
• Describe strategies for dealing with situations in which they would feel uncomfortable, particularly in relation to inappropriate touch. 


Team Work and Problem Solving/ Striking and Fielding - Cricket

Invasion Games - Rugby/ Orienteering.


This half term our music unit is Dancing in the Streets.

Computing:3D Modelling, Concept Maps and Word Processing

Children will be widening their knowledge and IT skills.


Les fetes

Children will learn about:

• Festivals and dates
• Presents at festivals

• Count from 31-60
• Give and understand instructions

We will continue this term with our weekly French lessons led by Mrs Sanderson. The children will be learning about how to describe people in French. 

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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Filteration, by Mrs Sanderson

Our School Environment, by Mrs Sanderson

Our Solar System, by Mrs Sanderson

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Adlington St Paul'sCE Primary School

Railway Rd, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9QZ.

Miss A Moffitt | Bursar

01257 480276

Mrs J Burger | Headteacher

Miss L Taylor | SENCO

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