Year 5 2021 - 2022
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome back to All Saints! I hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday, spending time with your family and friends. This term promises to be busy and exciting.
The theme for the first half term is ‘A Kingdom United’. The children will be studying the features of legends and reading the fabulous novel – Outlaw – written by Michael Morpurgo. They will also read a selection of legends from the British Isles including George and the dragon. Our history topic is the life and times of the Anglo-Saxons. The children will also be celebrating All Saints school being 150 years old. In Art, we will be designing our own Illuminated Letters first introduced during the Anglo-Saxon era. In Science, the children will be exploring materials and their properties. This will include weekly experiments for the children to enjoy and experience. During our R.E topic, the children will learn how and why Christians read the Bible, and about the numerous translations of the Bible used around the world. This year’s Computing lessons will start off with Coding and Online Safety.
The theme for the second half term is ‘Food, glorious food! The children will be reading Oliver Twist and the Christmas Carol playscript. In Geography, they will be learning where food comes from around the world and comparing it to the import and export of food in Hesketh Bank 150 years ago. They will continue the food theme in Design and Technology where they will be learning to select, weigh, measure and prepare food using a range of cooking techniques. PSHE lessons will also follow the food theme, where the children will learn about the importance of healthy eating. In R.E, the children will be reading the story of Christmas from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and making comparisons between the two versions.