Year 5 2019 - 2020


Have a look on our class page to see the exciting topics that we are exploring this year. We willl be looking at a range of historical, geographical and scientific subject areas to boaden our knowledge of the world. 

We hope you enjoy reading the brief introduction to each of our curriculum areas. Remember to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our learning and expereinces of these engaging lessons. 


Autumn Term


Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on- faster now, we haven’t got all day!

Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!

Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of wealthy sponsor?

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

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Spring Term

A Child's War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead, Take Cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war.

Dee down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terryifying stormtroppers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.

Make do and mend - and cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate.

Mr Churchill says ‘It’s and unconditional surrender!’


Summer Term

Hola Mexico!

Welcome to Mexico!

Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.

Tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or delicious Mexican meal. Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ballgame and follow all their curious rituals.

Just try to keep your head!


St. Edmund's two year cycle for topics taught in Year 5:


Cycle A

Cycle B



A Child's War

Frozen Kingdom

Hola Mexico!

Hola Mexico!