Year 5

During this term, Y5 have been studying ‘living things’ throughout our science lessons. We began by looking at the life cycles of the different animal groups (including that of a human), moving on to the reproductive cycle of a plant. We are finishing the term with a bio study of David Attenborough.

Our class text this term has been Theseus and the Minotaur, fitting in with our topic of Ancient Greece. The children have really enjoyed this myth, comparing it with others such as The Labours of Herakles. We are finishing the term with writing our own Ancient Greek myth. In maths, we have focused on angles, shapes and measurement, finishing with recapping our knowledge on fractions. In enrichment, we have built our own hand-held mazes, created a compost bottle, researched an Ancient Greek god and have built on our animation skills by animating the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

We were fortunate enough to go on a class trip to Leeds this term where we had a talk from Cressida Cowell – author of the award-winning series ‘How to Train a Dragon’. Each child came home with a signed copy of her new book ‘The Wizards of Once’ (some of us also had the opportunity to talk to her and ask her questions).