Year 5 - Mrs Haden-Brown & Mrs Tamblyn

Year 5 Autumn Term 2017

War is the exciting topic that Class 5 has chosen.

We were lucky to visit the Map Room at Southwick House where we discovered what part Southwick played in World War II. Our next trip will be by train to the Home Front Experience at Portsmouth City Museum. Inspired by our visits we will be answering the History based questions, “What part did Southwick play in World War II?” and “How does Southwick and Portchester remember World War II?”

Art will see us create a mixed media study of poppies using a variety of techniques to create a range of textures.

Our writing will include a recount of a soldier travelling to fight in WWI based on ‘Over the Line’ by Tom Palmer, a news report about the Battle of The Somme and biographies for local residents who experienced World War II. We will be reading ‘Shadow’ by Michael Morpurgo and studying how the reader’s attention is held throughout the story.

For Design & Technology we will be making cakes! After revisiting the safe food hygiene practices learnt about in previous years, we will make a cake using the ingredients that were available during WWII.  

Our End Goal is a World War II exhibition for the rest of the school.

Homework will be given out and handed in on Mondays.

This website is great for learning those tricky 'Common Exception' Words for Year 5 and 6.

This half term we are developing our football skills. This outside lesson will take place on Mondays. Indoor PE will be on Thursday. Please ensure that correct PE kit is in school every day. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed. 


Spelling Strategies

Past Learning

Year 4 2016-17

Stories on Stage

England Attractions