Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s Page


Mr. Harrison and Mrs. Bingham warmly welcome you to Year 5. Our topic this half term is World War 2. We will be looking at many different aspects of the war, like: evacuation, rationing, the role of women, The Holocaust and many more. We will be studying Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo before moving onto a short animation called ‘Beyond the Lines’.

Click here to view the Autumn term 1 overview


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.