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During the autumn term, Year 5 begin by taking a journey through the Middle Ages to look at the impact of the bubonic plague on society through the medieval years. Peasants, Plague and Pong proves popular with the children, with them enjoying some of the more gruesome aspects of history. Geoffrey Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales are used in English to broaden the children’s literacy skills and arouse their interest.

Moving into the spring term, the children take a step forward in history to study the Tudors and focus on their impact in the development of our local area. We look at Shakespeare, study the influence he had on the English language and use his writing as a stimulus.

Finally, in the summer term the children end the year by studying the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Throughout the year, we follow cross-curricular approaches that allow our children to become deeply immersed in their learning. In addition to history, we cover a vast range of other subject areas from rivers and volcanoes in geography, to living things, reproduction and space in science.

Year 5, like other year groups, are kept busy outside of the classroom too! Each term, every child takes part in outdoor learning. For Year 5, this includes designing a camp menu and cooking it on an open camp fire!. 

Finally, Thriftwood Scout Camp hosts Year 5 for two nights of camping and three full days of activities including team building exercises, outdoor challenges as well as developing confidence and social skills, ready to take them into Year 6!



Mrs Vine & Mrs. C Witt

5VW - Class Teachers

Mrs H Webb

5W - Class Teacher

Mrs Scotchford, Mrs O’Donovan, Miss Springett & Mrs Nickol 


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