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Welcome to Year 5

We are looking forward to working with you in year 5 and have lots of exciting things planned over the course of our school year.

 Blackman Class Teacher: Miss Willows

Pullman Class Teacher: Miss Bailey

Rundell Class Teacher: Miss Bray

Year 5 LSAs: Mrs Tugwell, Mrs Horgan

Year 5 SSAs: Mrs Beale, Mrs Payne

Our Learning Support Assistants work across the three classes, while our SSAs will work in Pullman Class.

The Year 5 area is based opposite the dining hall and the music and art rooms.  Our cloakroom doors are opposite the bike racks at the front of the school.


Our topics in Year 5 are:

Autumn term - 'Who Let the Gods Out?'

We will be learning about the rich history of the ancient Greek civilisation and will explore its many myths and legends. To support our learning in this topic, we will be reading the key text ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans.

Spring term - 'Behind the Vines'

We will be learning about rainforests. This topic will be geography and science based with the children learning about rainforest biomes and habitats. Our key texts will be ‘Fire Girl, Forest Boy’ by Chloe Daykin and ‘World Burn Down’ by Steve Cole.

Summer term – ‘What do you Sphynx?’

We will be studying ancient Egypt and will be learning all about pyramids, pharaohs and religion in Egyptian society. To support our learning, we hope to visit the British Museum. Our key text will be ‘The Ancient Egypt Sleepover’ by Stephen Davies. We will still be learning about Space, a previous Year 5 Summer topic, within our science curriculum.


We are really excited about the learning you will be a part of this year and are looking forward to getting to know you all! 

Year 5 team