Year 5 (Rowan, Hawthorn & Juniper)

Year 5

Topic – Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Our spring year 5 topic is; ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence.’ Within this topic, we will learn about 14th Century England, herbs and how they were used to ‘cure’ everything from stomach ache to the plague. We will cover lots of geography, history, art & design, PE, music and PSHCE objectives.


In maths, we will be looking at fractions, decimals, percentages, statistics and geometry. We will be practising our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. Learning our times tables is crucial if we are going to make great progress in all our maths this year.

English (Power of Reading)

During the spring term, we will be reading ‘Kiss of Death.’ The writing we produce throughout the weeks will be topic related. Ensuring that all of our writing is cross curricular will help us to learn thoroughly about the plague and pestilence and the main characters from our Power of Reading text. Within our English lessons, we will be writing a persuasive letter, a newspaper report and we will be looking at the work of Shakespeare- the Tempest.


All the children in Y5 will continue to have the opportunity to practise rhythms and create their own pieces of music.


In science, we will be looking at the topic of ‘Living Things and their Habitats.’ We will learn about living things and how they work. We will be carrying out fair tests related to this.


In RE, will be focusing on the following key questions during the spring term:

Can you use the importance of beliefs or values as guides for making choices and decisions in daily life?

Can you identify codes of behaviour within Sikhism?

How do we decide what is right and wrong?

Computing Education

Through ICT the children will be able to be radio reporters and broadcast live from our new Radio station. They will also look at the reliability of websites and how to be safe online.