Welcome to Year 5!
Cedar and Hawthorn Classes
During the school year, the cross-curricular topics covered are the Rainforest, Chocolate, Water, Rivers and the Ancient Greeks. Literacy and foundation subjects are linked to topic work where appropriate. The science taught includes animal and plant adaptation, life cycles, separating mixtures, types of change, materials, earth and space and forces.
Year 5 take part in an overnight residential stay which normally takes place at the beginning of the first term. This allows the children to develop their team building skills and outdoor challenges. It is also a good experience to prepare for their school journey to Norfolk in year 6.
The children participate in a History Off the Page day to introduce the Ancient Greek topic. Later on in the summer term children enjoy a field work day at the river.
All topics are taught with a focus on the global dimension, encouraging the children’s awareness and critical thinking skills. Independence and the development of a growth mind set are also encouraged.
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