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Year Five Topics


In Year 5, we focus on a range of interesting and exciting topics in history, geography and science.


In Autumn, we study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings during history lessons. We also look at the human respiratory and circulatory systems, and the properties of materials in science. We take a trip to Tatton Park and Hall in Cheshire to live a day in the life of a person from the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods.


During Spring in Geography, we study the continent of Europe and research countries both inside and outside of the European Union (EU). We complete a series of sessions tasting food from a number of countries in order to immerse ourselves in the different cultures associated with them, allowing us to open our minds, and increase our appreciation and tolerance of different nations’ values. Our science themes are Outer Space, for which we will visit the National Space Centre in Leicester, and Forces, including gravity and friction.


In Summer, our historical area of study is Ancient Greece – but unfortunately we will not be able to spend a week in Athens! However, our school trip this term will be to nearby Twycross Zoo as part of our science topics of Living Things and Animals and their Habitats.


Thank you for visiting Year 5’s information page. If you’ve got any questions, just pop in and ask!