Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s Page

Mr. Harrison and Miss Thorpe warmly welcome you to Year 5.

This term our topic is World War 2. We will be covering many different topics, like: when and why WW2 took started, the Blitz, evacuees, rationing, the role of women, the Holocaust, Alan Turing and when WW2 finally ended.

Click here to view the Autumn term 1 overview.

Click here to view the Autumn term 2 overview

We have been reading the fantastic book Friend or Foe by Michael Morgurgo. It has been the source of some fantastic discussions about dilemmas the main characters have faced. The children have produced some excellent recounts and chapter maps. They have also taken part in some role plays to think about how each character would be feeling in particular scenes.


As part of our topic ‘Forces’, we planned, carried out and wrote up our own investigation examining air resistance. Check out the photos below of our parachute investigation.

We investigated Leonardo da Vinci’s idea about the proportions of the human body by looking at ‘The Vitruvian Man’. We worked in groups to find out if the proportions of the human body that da Vinci described were accurate for our class.

Physical Education

Tuesday is when the children have PE in school. On Wednesdays, some children will be going to Eckington for swimming lessons. All children require the correct kit to do PE, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and a change of footwear. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury.


Children need to have at least five records of reading in a week in their planner and complete at least five 5-a-day tasks on Doodlemaths. New spellings are given out every Monday based on a new spelling rule. These are to be learnt for a test the following Monday.