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Year 5


Year 5 Staff

Mr Abbassy - Class Teacher

Miss Rooney - Teaching Assistant


Current Topic (Spring 2)

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Lock your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded ‘Great Pestilence’ is here. At the start of this half term, we’ll meet a strange character and use a range of source materials to research the symptoms of the Black Death. Our geography skills will help us understand how the black death came to Britain and why it spread so quickly. We’ll find out about disgusting and dangerous plague ‘cures’. Our personal plague journals will record the horror of the black death and we’ll write poetry inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer. We’ll learn about the ‘dance of death’ and perform dances inspired by Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre. We’ll learn about different social classes, understand the reasons for the Peasants’ Revolt and make our speeches to the King himself to plead for the end of the Feudal system!


Previous topic (Spring 1)

Beast Creator  

Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods. Minibeasts come in all shapes and sizes! This half term, we’ll handle a range of minibeasts and small creatures. Detailed research online, as well as a creepy (crawly!) visit to London Zoo to handle some invertebrates will help us to understand how minibeasts move, what they eat and where they live. Using what we’ve learned, we’ll write an interesting minibeast report. In science, we’ll learn how to categorise minibeasts. We’ll make detailed drawings of our minibeasts, present data about them and make maps to show the route of our minibeast hunt. Using wood, stones, garden canes and other natural materials, we’ll create ‘minibeast hotels’ and write adverts to attract minibeasts to stay in them.


Home Learning

W/E 15.03.19

W/E 08.02.19

W/E 01.02.19

W/E 14.12.18

W/E 30.11.18

W/E 12.10.18

W/E 05.10.18


Topics covered this term: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.

Check your reasoning skills with this quick test

February half-term - Check your reasoning skills now!

Year 5 are looking at shape at the moment, both 2D and 3D.




Core text

'The Children of Winter' by Berlie Doherty

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Previous reading

'Charlotte's Web' by E.B White

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Non-fiction books

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'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare amazon Buy it here




You can find this week's spellings on the Homework Cover Sheet

Click here to download the complete Year 5 spelling list 


Shakespeare Performance resources

Click here for the lyrics to Somewhere

Click the sound file above to practise singing along!



Wednesday Word

If you enjoy reading the Wednesday Word with your child, why not check out the Wednesday Word Kids' Area, where there are games and activities to support their scriptural education

Click here to view the Servite Curriculum Map 2018/19


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