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Welcome to Year 5!




During this half term, we will meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.

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This half term, we’ll study a range of minibeasts and small creatures. Looking at photographs, making notes and listening carefully to expert explanations 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 and investigate different habitats. 



Superman: Escape from Krypton coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Roll up, roll up! We’re going on a day trip to a theme park! This half term, we’ll write poems to capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster and investigate the wonders of centripetal force. After carrying out fair tests to investigate the materials used to make roller coasters, we’ll create prototype rides of our own. Let’s hope we choose the right materials! In our computing work, we’ll upload photographs of rides and examine online theme park maps. Then, we’ll use advanced techniques and commands to search for information on the internet. In English, we’ll write stories, signs and emails about theme parks and investigate forces by making a ride. We’ll design a roller coaster using software such as Scratch and look at online advertising.
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Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here!  This term we are going to gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready.  We are going to read and write historical accounts, poems and tales, study maps and produce amazing artwork inspired by this period of history. 

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Our topic this term is Stargazers.  We are learning about space, our solar system and the work of important scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei.

We have designed and made some fantastic Moon bases.  We had to think carefully about what people would need to be able to survive on the Moon.  Here are some photos of our bases - as you can see, we had great fun making them.