Year 5 – Holly and Sycamore

Holly Class – Mrs Mullinder

Holly Class – Mrs Lakes

Sycamore Class – Miss Lampitt

Topics and Themes


Autumn – Amazing Americas’ (Geography & History)

  • Mayans in AD 900 (History)
  • South America- Brazil focus

Spring –  The Terrific Tudors (History)

Summer-  ‘Can You Dig It?’ (History & Geography)

  • Heritage Project/Local study-Coal mining in Priorslee



How Does Music Bring Us Together?

How Does Music Connect Us with Our Past?


Whole Class Ensemble Teaching: Ukulele


How Does Music Shape Our Way of Life?

School Production

Classical Music



Temptation – what can we learn from Christians and Muslims?


Prayer: asking questions and seeking answers


Values – what can we learn from Christians and Humanists?


Autumn – Road safety, Care and Commitment, Anti- bullying

Spring – Expect Respect, Choices and Challenges

Summer – Eat Better, Changes


Autumn – Forces and Earth and Space

Spring – Properties & Changes of Materials

Summer – Living Things & Habitats & Animals including Humans

Art / Design and Technology

Autumn 1- Mayan Art

  • Mixed Media and Drawing

Autumn 2 – Cooking and Nutrition

  • Celebrating culture and seasonality

Spring 1- Printing, Digital and Sculpture, Portraits

  • Artist: Hans Holbein

Spring 2 – Structures

  • Framed structures

Summer 1- Landscapes using line, form, pattern and tone.

  • Artist: Gene Brown and Paul Shapiro

 Summer 2- Mechanical systems

  • pulleys/gears

Key Texts and Books

English (writing):

  • Queen of the falls by Chris Van Allsburg
  • A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney
  • Jinnie’s Ghost by Berlie Doherty
  • Traditional Tales (Three Little Pigs)
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton
  • Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and Axel Scheffler
  • Non-fiction books about the Tudors
  • Diver’s Daughter by Patrice Lawrence
  • Finding Magic by Eric Finney
  • The Darkest Dark Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Nyangara The Fire Python
  • Dark Sky Park by Philip Gross
  • The Paperbag Prince by Colin Thompson
  • The Last Wild by Piers Torday
  • The Hunter by Paul Geraghty
  • The Child’s Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
  • Animals of Africa

Guided Reading:

  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Can you see me? – Libby Scott

Homework Expectations

Homework for mathematics and reading comprehension is set weekly using CGP books. Pupils are given homework on Fridays to be completed by the following Wednesday. Pupils are also expected to read daily with an adult at home and record this in their Reading Diary.

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How you can help your child at home

Read daily with your child and support them with their homework.

Encourage your child to practise their times tables and spellings of statutory words.

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