Year 5 – Mr Bater, Mrs Johns & Mrs Wilkinson

Stunning Structures

Curious about the Colosseum? Eager to know about the Empire State? Fancy an eyeful of the Eiffel?

Do you know why the library is the tallest building in the world? Because it has the most stories!

 Stunning Structures is Year 5’s first topic of the year.

Isambard Kingdom BrunelIsambard Kingdom BrunelSurely there is no one better to base our History learning around than one of Portsmouth’s very own – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We will discover the wide-ranging impact that Brunel had on the country through his lifetime’s achievements in the field of structural engineering.

Our D.T. lessons will see us research famous structures, discovering the reasoning which underpins them and then making our own. The topic will end with an exhibition to the other classes which will showcase our own skills as structural engineers.

As ever, we start the year in Computer Science by teaching the hugely important area of e-safety. We will learn how to stay safe in the online world as well as how to be responsible cyber citizens ourselves.

How Was That Built? book coverThe Literacy lessons will offer us a chance to improve our descriptive language as we use ‘How was that built?’ as a model for describing our own creative structure designs.

Alex Rider Stormbreaker book  cover

We are also very excited to be starting Alex Rider’s Stormbreaker in Guided Reading, which happens every day!

Numeracy sessions will happen on a daily basis and we will be starting by recapping our calculations for the four operations as well as developing our understanding of place value.

We will also be learning about the concept of Community through our RE lessons, All About Me in our PDL sessions, My School, My Subject in French, and Earth and Space in Science.

In addition, we are very lucky to be working with Mr Eastgate from Hampshire Music Service on a Monday afternoon again as we learn the clarinet.

Our PE days are Monday and Friday – we will need to arrive in PE kits on these days please.

Home learning – reading will run from Monday to Monday and spelling will run from Wednesday to Wednesday.

A busy but exciting start to life in Year 5!

Home Learning

Year 5/6 Spelling List

Spelling Strategies

Past Learning

Year 5 2023-24

Stunning Structures

Year 4 2022-2023

Mythical Creatures and Fairy Tales

Year 3 2021-2022

Can You Catch Them All

Pre-historic Adventure

Arts and Crafts throughout the Ages

Year R 2018-19

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Mission to Mars

Wriggle, Rhymes and Roar

Fee-Fi-Fo Fairytales

Supertato and the Evil Peas