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Year 5

Summer 1

Welcome back Year Five. I have been so impressed with the way you have settled back into life in the classroom. You have worked so hard and we need to keep that going this term as we focus on preparing you for being Year 6 students (Top of the shop!). Mr Lowe will be working closely with us so let’s knock his socks off!


In RE this half term we will be focusing on the question ‘what would Jesus do?’ analysing the Gospels and the Sermon on the Mount to uncover what Jesus’ ‘foundations for living’ were. This topic is brilliant to see what we mean by ‘help us to do what God wants us to do’ in our school prayer.


In French this half term we will be using digital maps to walk the streets of French towns as we discover the language of how to describe towns/cities. During this topic, we will also uncover famous landmarks of France and immerse ourselves in the culture of typical French towns.


I’m so proud of the resilience you have shown over this turbulent year. Keep working as hard as you have been and I know you will reap the rewards. Remember, please don’t hesitate to write a message in the planners or catch me on the gate if there are any queries.


Mr Homer, Mrs Bills and Mrs Rawlings

Welcome back!

What fantastic news Year 5! On Monday 8th March, we get to all be back together in our classroom. I have missed you terribly and I know you will have missed your friends too during this difficult time. I have been so impressed with the perseverance and the courage you have shown during a third period of lockdown, it has been truly inspirational.


Some of you may be as excited as me about returning, as you want to see your friends and you are getting a bit fed up with working at home. Some of you may feel a little sad that it is over, as even though it may have been tough, you have had more time with family then you would have had usually. Some of you may feel a bit anxious or nervous as it may have been a while since you set foot in school. All these feelings are valid and understandable. I can assure you though, that once you come back into our wonderful class, it will feel like you have never left. We anticipate school to be and feel very much like it did before Christmas which, although wasn't ideal, was something that you all coped so brilliantly with.


I can't wait to see you all next week Year 5 and I am so proud of you. There is light and the end of the tunnel.


Mr Homer

Spring 2

Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying safe! I am missing you all like crazy and can't wait for the time we can all be back together in our classroom. Hopefully, this will happen before I next post on our website for Summer 1 (Fingers crossed). In the meantime though, keep working as hard as you are either at home or at school (or a mixture of the two). I am so incredibly proud of you and I'm so grateful for all the support that you have all given me and each other during this difficult time.

While we are still in this period of home learning, we will start our history unit on the Mayans, the unit that we should have started back in January! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about an area of the world and a culture that we may otherwise overlook. We will also start a new topic of RE asking what kind of king Jesus was. This unit looks at evidence from Biblical texts to investigate what we learn about Jesus and the type of man he was.

If we are able to resume learning in the classroom this half term, we will continue our science topic of space, begin a new music unit focusing on pop ballads and follow up our sandal making in DT with creating motorised vehicles! It’s all terribly exciting!

You have adapted to this situation fantastically Year 5, hopefully we are nearly out of the other side, just keep going that little bit longer. Please don’t hesitate to message me if you need anything or are unsure of anything.


Stay safe and take care,

Mr Homer

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Spring 1

Welcome back Year Five. I hope you have had a truly magical holiday spent with family and far far too much food! You have worked so incredibly hard so far this year so keep it up as we enter the spring term.


I am so excited about our History topic. We will be learning about the Mayans, who lived in modern day Mexico. In lessons, we will be uncovering how they were similar to Stone Age Man and how they developed beyond the Iron Age. We will look at their beliefs and rituals, their cities and also the masks they created during our art topic. All of our learning with culminate in the children creating a presentation to parents or another class comparing how advanced the Mayans were to other people of the time!


In science, we will be looking at how forces affect us in everyday life. The children will create their own experiments to look at the effects of different forces such as gravity, air and water resistance and upthrust. They will also draw their own detailed diagrams, demonstrating how forces work upon everything around us.


  If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask me or arrange a meeting with me - my door is always open. You can also talk to me by sending in a letter or writing a note in a planner. I’m here to help.

Mr Homer

Autumn 2


Welcome back Year Five! I can’t wait to get stuck into this half term as we have so many wonderful topics and lessons to enjoy and learn from.

Our new RE topic is focusing on what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain today. We will be discovering what the five pillars of Islam are and how these affect Muslim’s lives. We will be dissecting each of these in more detail and thinking about their similarities with Christian beliefs. This is such an exciting and important topic for the children to be learning about and will ensure they have respect for people’s views that may be different to theirs.

Another new topic that we will begin this half term is our DT topic which is making sandals! We will look at existing products and draw annotated designs that the children will use to create their own pair of sandals! During the topic the children will experiment with how to join materials, decide which materials are fit for different jobs and how to finish products.

If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask me or arrange a meeting with me - my door is always open. You can also talk to me by sending in a letter or writing a note in a planner. I’m here to help.

Mr Homer and Mrs Nash

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year Five! It only feels like five minutes since I was welcoming you to Key Stage Two! I am so lucky to get to teach you all again, like you I am a little anxious about getting back to school but also massively excited! I can’t wait to see all your smiling faces again. We are going to have a fabulous year full of lots of fun, interesting new topics and challenging but rewarding work.

Our first history topic is all about Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be uncovering what it was like to live in these times, what advances happened that changed our ancestors’ lives and why these changes happened. At the end of the topic you will have to decide which age you think was the most influential on human kind and why, pitting your views against the rest of the class! Our art work will also link towards our history as we will be creating our own cave paintings using traditional materials!

In geography, we will be travelling to the Waseley Hills in a fun packed topic! In two groups you will either be arguing for or against the idea of building a wind farm on the site. You will need to conduct some field tests and use all your geographical knowledge in order to convince the board whether they should or shouldn’t build a wind farm. What a fantastic opportunity!

Although this year is going to be a little different than we are used to, I promise you that it will be one to remember; as always all we ask is that you work hard, show plenty of enthusiasm and try your best. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask me or arrange a meeting with me - my door is always open. You can also talk to me by sending in a letter or writing a note in a planner. I’m here to help.

Mr Homer and Mrs Nash

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