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Year 5 ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016

Welcome to Year 5

From September 2016


Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
5CH Mrs Hewitt Mrs Warburton
5SW Mrs Wintle Mrs Mason
5GS Mrs Gilfillan Mr Gardner

Year 5 Topics

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Historical Novels Excel/Coding Ancient Greece
Christmas Fayre Enterprise Water and Rivers Virtual Maps
The Monarchy Literacy Why the Whales Came Myths and Legends
Blists Hill Museum Properties of Materials The Mayans
Moving Toys Bridges Animals including humans
Forces Earth in Space Making Bread

Surgery Times

If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between 3.15pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.

5CH Mrs Hewitt - Thursday

5SW Mrs Wintle - Friday
5PG Mrs Gilfillan - Thursday





Two teams of children, who had shown potential during our coding lessons, represented Northwick Manor in an interschool coding challenge at RGS.  It was a brilliant day and all were a credit to our school and demonstrated their abilities to use a new coding program to guide an 'Ollie' through a maze. 




Our focus this term has been on the Ancient Greeks with many cross curricular links.  We studied their lifestyles, city-states, key battles, Gods and myths. 


We will be tasting various types of bread in order to choose and cook our own combination of flavours to HOPEFULLY present a delicious loaf or bun and understanding how yeast works in this process.



The school has subscribed to a new computer coding package, Discovery Coding, in which we have been learning to understand the use and benefits of using algorithms and creating basic gaming apps. 


We are studying rivers and water in humanities.  We have located the major rivers around the world and focused on the River Severn, researching its source through to the estuary. We have looked at the impact it has had on Worcester particularly how, why and where it floods in the City.  We will be undertaking a walk in the local area using our mapping skills and looking at the tributaries locks and weirs. 




We looked at Japan and Japanese art, understanding why Japan is prone to so many earthquakes.  We used several mediums to recreate The Great Wave off Kanagawa - by Hokusai.




Why the Whales came was our shared reading text.  Our English focus was to create a brand of washing powder and use persuasive writing to advertise it.  



In science we have looked at the properties of a variety of materials.  We are about to undertake our Bridges topic, studying  suitable structures, designing our own bridge using  CAD  software and finally competing against each other to produce the strongest structure bridging a given gap.





We have studied and compared the Victorian Monarchy to our current Queen and focused on the poorer classes in the Victorian era understanding the educational system and work expectations and conditions.


In literacy we shared the text of Street Child by Berlie Doherty, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and extracts from Queen Victoria’s Diaries.  We have written in the style of the times to recount an important event and relived the era through drama.


In Computing we created a website to sell Victorian memorabilia. We designed our logos and used hyperlinks to access shopping cart, goods descriptions and all the necessary information that is found on a web page.


Our Christmas Fayre, which is a part of our enterprise topic, was hugely successful.  Children organised and ran a stall of their choice.  We raised over £1000 which will be used to purchase books for Year 5 library, Art resources.




Please visit this excellent educational website which the school subscribes to allowing all pupils free home access.  The logon details are the same as those used to logon to the computers in school and should be familiar to your child.  All activity is recorded, please encourage children to use it responsibly, it is a valuable learning tool.


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