We love the topics we teach in year 5 and hope they inspire the children to think about and enjoy the world around them.
The year starts with a Geography in which the children explore how to read a variety of maps. Later, children will learn about the diverse biomes that make up our planet and they will consider issues affecting the world's fragile environment. In history, year 5 will be looking at the struggle for the throne following the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The children will also discover the rich and colourful history of local crime and punishment and investigate the lasting achievements of the Ancient Egyptians.
In the autumn term, we visit the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, taking part in fun, challenging activities. In the spring term, we enjoy a day at Shire Hall, in Dorchester, to discover some of the most interesting stories of local historical thieves and rogues.
The children in Year 5 are ready to immerse themselves in our jammed-packed curriculum, where they can develop their academic skills, take on increasing responsibility for their learning and become confident independent learners.
|Mr Jimmy Topham|
|Miss Megan Beare|
|Miss Annie Joslin - TA|
|Miss Kate Norman - TA|
Outdoor PE - Monday
Indoor PE - Wednesday
Nature Reserve (not every week) - Wednesday
Year 5 are currently reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave
When Isabella's friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search party. As a mapmaker's daughter, she's equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, eager to navigate the island's forgotten heart. But beneath the mountains a legendary fire demon awakens, and her journey is fraught with danger ...