Year 5 (Rowan, Hawthorn & Juniper)

Year 5

Topic – Off with Her Head!

Our summer Year 5 topic is Off with Her Head! Within this topic pupils in Year 5 will travel back in time to the 1500’s and meet the Tudors – a domineering dynasty that changed British history. Year 5 pupils will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing went hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter fallings of heads! We will cover lots of history, art & design, PE, music and PSHCE objectives.


Year 5 will be studying at geometry, angles, shapes, measurement, area and volume. 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 summer term, we will be reading Treason. The writing we produce throughout the weeks will be topic related. Ensuring that all of our writing is cross curricular, will help us to get to know about The Tudors even better and the main characters from our Power of Reading text. Within our English lessons we will be writing a variety of different genres.


All the children in Year 5 will continue to have the opportunity to learn about rhythm.  They will also enjoy learning new topic related songs and be able to perform them.


In Science, we will be looking at the topic of properties and changes of materials. We will learn about different materials 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 summer term:

Who was Muhammad and why do people follow him today?

What different religions exist in our school and what are the main beliefs of each of the religions represented?

How and why do religious people celebrate festivals (emphasis on Eid-ul-Fitr)?


Through computing, the children will be able to be radio reporters and broadcast live from our new Radio station. We will use LEGO to work through our coding topics!