Radipole Primary School

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Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5


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 begin by looking at the struggle for the throne following the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  Later in the year, children will discover the rich and colourful history of local crime and punishment.  They will end the year by investigating 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.


Year 5 Teaching Team

Mr Jimmy Topham
Mrs Lisa Bowden
Mrs Linda Bond - TA
Mrs Lisa Teversham - TA
Mrs Kathy Westhead - TA

Year 5 Curriculum

Key Objectives

Reading  Writing     Maths   

Reading Spine

Year 5 are currently reading Clockwork by Philip Pullman


Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...

A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way.

Year 5 Links


Useful Information

Barton Hall September 2022