Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Taylor

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 5 

This term our topic is: 'Dynamic Dynasties'

In Dynamic Dynasties, your child will learn about periods of ancient Chinese history. They will explore a timeline of the first five Chinese dynasties and learn about the legends surrounding the beginning of Chinese civilisation. They will take a deep dive into the history of the Bronze Age Shang Dynasty and explore evidence found in the ancient city of Yin. They will study oracle bones, learn about religious beliefs and explore bronze artefacts that set the Shang Dynasty apart from other civilisations. 

We will also be learning about:


Earth and Space

This project teaches children about our Solar System and its spherical celestial bodies. They describe the movements of the Earth and the other planets relative to the Sun, the Moon relative to Earth, and the Earth's rotation to explain day and night.


We will widen our knowledge and understanding of 'How and why Christians read the Bible?'

Children wil explore how the Bible is a library of books. 

Art: Tints, Tones and Shades.

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.

Design Technology: Moving Mechanisms

This project teaches children about pneumatic systems. They experiment with pneumatics before designing, making and evaluating a pneumatic machine that performs a useful function.


Me and My Relationships

Children will: 

Meaning of collaboration;
• Give examples of how they have worked collaboratively;
• Describe the attributes needed to work collaboratively.
• Explain what negotiation and compromise mean;
• Describe strategies for resolving difficult issues or situations. 



Team Building


This half term our music unit is Living On A Prayer. Children will learn the lyrics to the song along with creating their own composition using a range of notes. 

Computing: Online Saftey

Children will be widening their knowledge and strategies of Online Safety.


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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Year 5: Gallery items

Our Solar System, by Mrs Sanderson

Superstar Reading Club, by Mrs Chidgey

Testing Water Resistance, 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

Part of The Learning Together Trust

We are a family of schools, who work collaboratively and in partnership, to ensure that every child within each different school receives the best Christian foundation education that equips them for success in the next phase of their education and later life.