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Year 5 Topics Autumn Term

Year 5 Topics Autumn Term



First half-term - Our Local Area

To start with, we will be learning to use atlases to locate cities and counties in the UK, as well as countries in Europe and the continents of the world. Then we will be looking at ordnance survey maps, practising using map symbols and keys. Later on in the term we will complete field work, identifying what buildings and land is used for in the town.

Second half-term – polar climate zones

We will learn about the different climate zones of the world and will focus on aspects of living in the polar regions.



Continuing with the local area theme, we will be looking at how Ludlow has changed over time. We will compare maps to see how Ludlow has changed throughout the years. We will also look at the many different styles of buildings there are in Ludlow.



First half-term - Materials and their properties

We will be comparing the properties of different materials by carrying out investigations and we will think about why certain materials are used for specific purposes.

Second half-term - Forces

We will be looking at how forces act in pairs and oppose each other. We will find out about the effect gravity has on falling objects. In addition, we will identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, which act between moving surfaces.



First half-term – Developing a webpage

Second half-term – Creating e-books using iPads.

Linked with our topic work on Ludlow, we will create e-books for Year 3 children all about the town and what it offers. 



In the second half-term, linked with our work on polar regions, we will be learning how to sketch and paint animals.



First half-term  - The Bible

We will be understanding the importance of the Bible to Christians.


Second half-term – What a wonderful world

We will be reflecting on the wonderful world in which we live. Children will have the opportunity to discuss beautiful and wondrous things about our world and identify areas which are in danger of extinction.



We will begin by revising greetings then we will be learning about ‘LES FÊTES’ - months, celebrations and festivals.



New Beginnings and Getting on and falling out



All term - Invasion games including, netball, football and hockey.


First half-term - Gymnastics

Second half-term – Dance


Science websites -

bbc - bitesize



woodlands - science


French website

bbc - primary languages - french

School News

Busy Last Week Ahead!

As we enter our last week before the summer holidays, we have lots going on including our lovely head, Mrs Swann, saying goodbye to us!  Here are some of the events:

  • Monday sees children meeting their new teachers and classmates in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday is our sponsored fun run in aid of Cancer Research where children are asked to come wearing in pink or blue clothes suitable for running.  Later that morning, Sports Awards will be presented.
  • Reading treats will be taking place for different year groups throughout the week
  • Year 6 continue to rehearse for their leavers' assembly which will be presented to parents and carers at 10am on Friday, 21st July in the hall (there will be a DVD of the performance to order).  Some of our year sixes will also be representing the school at the regional atheletics final on Thursday.
  • We are having a whole school picnic on Thursday at lunchtime to celebrate our time with Mrs Swann - don't forget packed lunches!
  • There is a special lunch on Friday, chosen by the year sixes, on their last day of primary school.

There's lots more going on besides so do keep an eye on Dojo for messages from individual teachers and for information on whole school activities.



Children's Choice Issue 7 - Hot off the press

The latest issue of our online newspaper by children, for children is available here.  It's well worth a read and contains reports on what we have been up to in school, interesting facts and interviews with staff and pupils.  Happy reading.


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