Radipole Primary School

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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 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.


Year 5 Teaching Team

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 Curriculum

Key Objectives

Reading  Writing     Maths   

Reading Spine


Year 5 are currently reading The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.


The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding- Riding-riding- The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. In Alfred Noyes's thrilling poem, charged with drama and tension, we ride with the highwayman and recoil from the terrible fate that befalls him and his sweetheart Bess, the landlord's daughter. The vivid imagery of the writing is matched by Charles Keeping's haunting illustrations which won him the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Year 5 Links


Useful Information

Barton Hall September 2022