Year 5

Class Page for Year 5

Welcome to the year 5 page!

Here you can find out about current topics the children will be exploring this half term and useful websites which can be used to support homework activities set.

Within History this half term, the children will be exploring and comparing how education has developed over time and will be making links to other time periods to explain how and why changes were made and will be debating as to whether children should pay for their education. The children will be re-creating a Victorian classroom here at Bishop’s Tachbrook and will have the opportunity to experience what it would be like in a school at this time by dressing up and taking part in Victorian lessons as well as eating a Victorian themed lunch – yummy! To make this topic memorable the children will be visiting St. Johns Museum to explore Victorian artefacts which will enhance their learning.

Useful websites to help with your child’s homework can be found here:

This half term’s English unit is based on the well-loved text 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl. Throughout this unit we  explore and compare  the development of different characters within our class novel. The children will focus on:

  • Inferring writers' perspectives from what is written and what is implied.
  • Comparing different types of narrative and identifying how they are structured.
  • Exploring how writers use language for comic and dramatic effects.

Our exciting Science topic this term will be based around animals and their habitats. The children will learn about how animals and plants adapt to survive. They will find out about the life cycles of plants, animals and insects and compare these well as exploring the stages of the human life cycle. The children are also given the responsibility of nurturing eggs within the classroon until they hatch along with watching caterpillars turn into butterflies!

Futher topics the children will be exploring this half term are: bread making in D&T, caring for our world in RE and designing maze games within Computing.

We look forward to a busy and exciting term ahead! 

Mrs French