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Year 5


Gorilla Class – Ms Barkes 

Koalas Class – Miss Sparkes                            


Wolves Class - Mrs Cobbe & Mrs Norman




During Spring Term, our overarching topic will be World War Two (WWII), in which we will be focussing on agriculture and the Home Front. We are all very excited about this. As part of this, we will be learning about the geography of Europe. Our key texts for this term are Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll and Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, linking our English work to the WWII theme to create greater learning connections for the children.  We will be writing fictional accounts of being an evacuee and, later in the term, the children will be writing their own persuasive speeches based on Winston Churchill’s The Finest Hour speech. Our Art is linked to our topic with a focus on Propaganda posters. In Science we are learning about classification, life cycles and reproduction in both animals and plants. This will be linked to our WWII topic with a focus on growing food (Dig for Victory), as well as our DT food-tech unit in which we will be considering healthy eating and cooking ration-book recipes. We hope to have an Evacuee Experience Day, TBC. For Mathematics, the first half term will be focusing on multiplication and division. During the second half term, we will be focusing on time and measures, including conversion, area, perimeter and volume.