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Year 5 2020 - 2021

Miss Hilton

Welcome to Y5 class page with Miss Hilton, Mrs McClements and Miss Young.


We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 8th March. 

Here are just a few things to remember...


Start and Finish Times

On our Covid-19 section, you will have seen that we will be staggering start and finish times for each class. Our Y5 drop-off time is 8:50 and our pick-up time is 3:15. 

Remember, if you have a child in more than one year group, please bring them at the earliest time and pick up at the latest.



Due to Covid-19, we won't be using Reading Records this year. Instead we will set up a system on Seesaw, so that parents/carers can make a note of any reading happening at home.  A member of staff will check Seesaw  every Monday.  Please make sure you are reading at least 4 times a week and try to read for around 20 minutes, each time.  If you prefer to read a book you have at home, rather than a school book, that's fine as long as it is age appropriate.  We don't want to stop you reading a good quality book that you are enjoying!

Remember, reading at least 4 times each week earns you extra dojos.



From Friday 7th May, Y5 will be attending swimming sessions (each Friday morning). These sessions are an important part of the children's P.E. curriculum, which they unfortunately missed out on last year (due to the pandemic). It is important that each Friday children come into school wearing: jogging pants/leggings, trainers, their P.E. top and their school jumper, with a swimming costume underneath (BOYS MUST WEAR SWIMMING TRUNKS, RATHER THAN BOARD SHORTS AND GIRLS MUST WEAR A FULL SWIMMING COTUME). They must also remember to bring a towel to school with them, for after the lesson. Children may want to bring a snack (their break time snack e.g. fruit or a cereal bar, rather than crisps/chocolate), to give them some extra energy after the session.


Water bottles

Please send a water bottle in for your child.  Even when the weather is cold, your child will still need a drink throughout the day. Make sure that your water bottles labelled, this is particularly  important due to the current pandemic.



For the time being, assemblies will be in 'bubbles', so that we can keep everybody as safe as possible. As soon as we are able to celebrate together again, we will let you know.



Tuck money MUST now be collected on a Friday, ready for next week. At the moment (due to the pandemic), we are only offering toast, which is £1.00 for the week.



Providing that covid cases stay low enough then music lessons should be able to take place on a Wednesday afternoon. We will keep children's instruments in school until further notice.



Curriculum 2020/2021 Year group subject overview: Year 5




Guided Reading

Art and design


Design tech










Autumn 1



America: Land of the free

Crime Scene Investigation



King Kong Anthony Browne


Learning about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Sketching self-portraits, adding colour with a pastels

We are game developers


Creating a web page about cyber safety Computer networks


North America – physical and human features


Wider Opps

  • Dance – American style Rock n’ Roll
  • Rules and Concepts - invasion


Heart Smart

How and why do Christians read the bible?





Reflection Area:

Making Amends

Autumn 2



Amazon Adventure

Rainforest Diorama Evening



Boy in the Tower


Use of oil based paints to add colour to dioramas


*Art through ICT in Computing

We are artists –  Fusing geometry and art



Rainforest style art


South America :

 The Amazon Rainforest – the equator, hemispheres, and tropics


Wider Opps

  • Yoga
  • Gym – abstract angles

Don’t Forget to Let Love in

Christmas the gospels of Matthew and Luke

Living things and their habitats – links to the Amazon Rainforest



Reflection Area: Peace maker

Spring 1



All hail Queen Victoria!

Toy Exhibit


Street Child


We are bloggers – sharing experiences and opinions about life as a Victorian

Understand use of mechanical systems –

Creation of Victorian style toy



Life as a Victorian

Wider Opps

  • Dance History - Victorian
  • Invasion - Hockey

Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy

Jesus the teacher



Link to toy design - gears, levers and pulleys



Reflection Area: New Life


Spring 2




Liverpool World Museum



See you in the cosmos

Repeat pattern screen printing – Space

We are architects


Creating a virtual space – space ships/solar system


Earth’s Arctic and Antarctic  Circle and time zones – links to science: day and night


Wider Opps

  • Dance – Space
  • Leadership – Outdoor Adventure


Don’t Rub it in , Rub it out

Why do Christians believe Easter if a celebration of victory?

Earth and Space




Reflection Area: Creation


Summer 1



Change- good or bad?

Class visitor from Rathbones


We are web developers


 Developing an interactive game Programming




Wider Opps

  • Accuracy and rallies (net games)

Fake is a Mistake

Pentecost. What happened next?

Properties and changes of materials



Reflection Area: Give thanks


Summer 2



The Great Greeks

Greek style Olympics and celebration, including food tasting


Who Let the Gods Out?

To learn about great Greek architects


Sponge printing on to fabric

We are cryptographers cracking codes


Computational thinking

To strengthen, stiffen and reinforce structure of an Ancient Greek labyrinth


Ancient Greeks – Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Wider Opps

  • Olympic Training (athletics)
  • Gym – travelling and turning

‘No Way Through’ isn’t True

Exploring the lives of significant women in the old testament

Animals, including humans




Reflection Area: Sharing what we have


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