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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Year 5 is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as the continent of Asia! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Year 5 exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Miss Bowdery (China), Miss Spencer (India) and Mr Donno (Japan). We also have a number of other adults who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.


Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our English and Maths skills. During Year 5 we will be learning through the exciting themes of Around the Mediterranean in 80 days, From Earth to the Moon and A Journey to the Centre of the Victorian Empire. At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.


During the Autumn term, we travel across the Channel with famous explorer Phileas Fogg to explore the countries of Europe and the Mediterranean as part of our topic “Around the Mediterranean in 80 days”. During this topic we learn about the history of the Roman Empire, art, culture and human and physical geography of different European countries.


During the Spring term, we move onto our topic “From Earth to the Moon”. We will begin our learning by travelling back in time to the time of the Maya discovering who the Maya were and how their beliefs helped to develop our understanding of the seasons and the movement of the Earth and Moon around the sun which will move us into our learning about Space and the Solar System. In the Spring term we go on our residential trip to Condover Hall, which also includes a visit to the wonderful Victorian village of Blists Hill.


Then, during the Summer term we journey to Victorian England as we begin our topicA Journey to the Centre of the Victorian Empire.” During this topic, we will be exploring how the British Empire expanded across the globe, the inventions and discoveries made during this time and how education has changed since then. As well as this we will explore how humans change as they grow, from babies, right the way to old age.


During each topic we will have a home learning project which provides an opportunity to learn about the things that interest us, and we want to find out about.


Throughout the year we will have lots of other exciting events, we hope to be able to invite special visitors in and visit places of interest linked to our topic… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.


All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Year 5 and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Year 6!


Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: