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Year 5

Letters about our Conservation Area.

Welcome to Year 5!

Lilac Class and Ash Class

Our topics for this year are:


  • The Vikings
  • Mountains
  • Earth and Space
  • The Rainforest 
  • Benin Dynasty 
  • The Victorians 


This half-term, year 5 are studying History and are focusing on the ancient civilization of Benin. They will discover when and where this civilization existed and investigate the origins of the Edo people and their early rulers. Pupils will find out about this period in time from examining photographs of bronze artefacts and reading oral descriptions. Comparisons will be made between Britain and Benin during this period and they will find out how the Benin Kingdom came to an end. Pupils will discuss the end of the slave trade and give their opinions on the Siege of Benin and the lost bronzes. They will have the opportunity to share their views on how the people of Benin were treated by European nations. 


We look forward to sharing our amazing work with you.

Home Learning

Homework for Year 5 is currently as follows:

  • Spelling practice using Spelling-shed.
  • Times- tables practice using TT Rockstars.
  • In addition to this, every half term the children will receive a homework activity sheet. From this, they can choose 5 activities which need to be completed by the last week of each half term.


The children will be tested on their times-tables and spellings every Wednesday.

You will have noticed that we have recently started to send home more Maths and English homework. This is not compulsory, but we do strongly advise children to have a go at as much as they can as it is aimed to consolidate their learning. 


Thank you for your continued support.

Spelling and times-tables practice

We would like to thank all parents/ carers for their continued support with TT Rockstars and Spelling-shed. The children have been very enthusiastic and we have seen some great progress made already! Below are the links for both TT Rockstars and Spelling-shed.



Let's write a letter!

Whilst enjoying the warmth of the fading autumn sunshine, many pupils in Year 5 expressed a desire to improve our school conservation area. After much discussion (and enthusiasm!) both Lilac and Ash class decided to write letters to Mrs Thorpe detailing their fabulous ideas for how the area could be transformed. Some of these ideas included: a reading area; an outdoor classroom; a conservation corner for small insects; more seating areas and many more. We will keep you informed with what becomes of our suggestions!