Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to Year 5. We are part of the Upper Junior team. The classes on our corridor work hard to ensure we are the very best we can be. This applies to both our learning and our behaviour. We learn to be more independent, resilient, and responsible.

Our class country is Canada; throughout the year we learn about the natural environment, the people, the history, the food and culture. We have cookery days and quilting lessons already planned in for the year.

In English we continue to develop our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to a much deeper level in preparation for the rigours of Year 6. In Maths we consolidate the learning we have covered previously and then deepen our understanding by applying our skills and using them to reason and problem solve. In Science we cover biology, studying living things, habitats and life-cycles; the chemistry of material properties and changes; the physics of forces and Earth and space. In Geography we learn about mountains, fjords and different climate zones. In History we find out about Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Ancient civilizations.

Alongside the curriculum we aim to develop life skills that help prepare us for the future. We work on an art & craft Christmas enterprise project, take part in inter-school sporting events, work in the woodland for outdoor and adventurous activities, raise our road sense and take our Bikeability tests, develop our singing voices and have our first taste of being part of the school’s big end-of-year production.

Please have a look at the school Facebook page to find out what we’ve been up to most recently.

Mrs Horton