Welcome to Year 5

5 Lions

5 Kingfishers


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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum

 Learning Challenge Curriculum

                              What happens to the water that goes down the plughole? 

In continuing this topic, we will be investigating how we generate power from water, how we make sure water is safe to drink and why it is important that we protect this essential natural resource.

 What’s the buzz?

During the final 3 weeks of term, both year groups will be taking part in a whole school theme, “Dream Big” which is all about engineering. We will be planning, constructing and evaluating boats and rockets. We will be buddying up with children from year 4 to design and build a landmark for Burley. Where will our imaginations take us? It promises to be an exciting end to the year! 


Year 5 will continue to investigate the question: ‘Can you feel the force?’ exploring in more depth the different forces we experience each day. They will be learning specifically about friction and gravity.

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 Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Years 5 and 6 2017. 


All of the children in Year 5 and 6 will be given English and Maths homework weekly. This will include a variety of tasks, including spellings, to encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Children will be expected to complete at least three 20 minute readings per week; these must be signed by an adult at home to collect their stars. The children will also be set a small project based on their ‘Learning Challenge’ theme.