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Year 5

 Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Leadbetter is the Year 5 class teacher.

In Year 5 we intend to spend the year immersed in knowledge, culture and thinking by inspiring our children to develop a lifelong love of learning. Through our ambitious curriculum and a range of experiential learning opportunities, we aim to provide the children with the tools they need to succeed in life, whilst in a safe environment.

This year will begin by taking a step into ‘Infinity and Beyond’! Our first theme will see us learning about Earth and Space, creating biographies on female astronauts and letting our imaginations be captured by the fantastic adventure story, ‘ The Girl of Ink and Stars’.

Moving towards Christmas, we will zero in on ‘Extreme Earth’, focusing our studies around volatile volcanoes, forces (for good and evil!) and the scarily-good Frankenstein.

In the spring, ‘From Field to Fork’ will drive our learning with WW2 battles, ‘The Mozart Question’, healthy eating and animal life cycles all taking centre stage in our thirst for new knowledge.

‘A Changing World’, as we flow in the direction of Easter, will focus our attention on rivers, current affairs, changing materials (and their properties) and the thrilling ‘The London Eye Mystery’.

As the end of the year draws closer, we will be pondering over ‘Wise Words’ including those of King George VI who said, “The history of York is the history of England.” Macbeth, changes in our bodies, the importance of understanding the views of others will feed our inquisitiveness.

By the end of the year, we will be in ‘Peak Performance’ swotting up on our knowledge about the importance of magnificent mountains, perfect poetry and climate change. We will all be in a state of ‘reflect, rewind and replay’ to ready us for our next great adventure in Year 6.

We can’t wait to dive in to a year of new knowledge and experiences together... come and join us!

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