Radipole Primary School

Enjoy Achieving Together

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


Year 5
Mr Jimmy Topham
Mrs Lisa Bowden
Mrs Linda Bond - TA
Mrs Lisa Teversham - TA
Mrs Kathy Westhead - TA

Year 5 Curriculum

Year 5 Links


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