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This term, the children will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons (before half term) and the Vikings (after half term)! As part of their learning, they will research Anglo-Saxon society, battles and gore and the architecure of long-boats, even creating their own ships to imagine sailing the world in.  

The children will be reading 'Beowulf' and developing playscripts based on the book. The children will also create a newspaper article on a gory batttle and finally delve into some poetry. After term, with a focus on Vikings, the children will be reading 'Odd and the frost giants' and creating an adventure story themed around this as well as writing non-chronological reports in relation the residential to the Jorvik centre. 

The children will continue to follow White Rose Maths small steps continuing work on Decimals with a focus on subtraction, addition and multiplication. Additionally, we will be looking at some Statistics, Shapes (with a focus on angles), Volume, Converting Units, Negative Numbers and Position and Direction.

The children will be learning about Animals including Humans with a focus on humans developing from birth to old age before half term. Following half term, we will be looking at living things and their habitats focusing on life cycles.  
Year 5 Residential Information

Below is the powerpoint used during the Parents Drop-In Evening (6th June) about the upcoming residential for the Year 5 classes. The equipment list has also been attached below.

Immersive Day

For our Immersive Day, the Year 5 children completed a series of creative challenges to explore more about the start of their new history topic: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. This included completing challenges in an escape room, investigating Anglo-Saxon artefacts and creating Anglo-Saxon brooches.

Leeds Child Mayor Civic Hall Visit

This term, four children from Year 5 visited Leeds Civic Hall to learn more about applying to be Leeds Child Mayor 2023-24. Here is Mohammed's amazing speech!

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Stop Motion Setting Models

Over the past half term, the children have been learning about and creating scene setting designs for a stop motion video. Here are some of our incredible examples!

Poetry workshop

In April, the children enjoyed an interactive zoom call with the Poet Rob Bradley! Who knew you could get Ronaldo, Messi and garden into the same freestyle rap?

Cressida Cowell Talk

The author of the How to Train your Dragon series, Cressida Cowell, presented an author event on zoom this term during which the Year 5 children had the opportunity learn about what inspired her as an author and ask her questions about reading.

Science Week 2023

The Year 5 children enjoyed a range of science experiments over Science Week. From fingerprints to seismometers, Year 5 have proved that science can be really fun!