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Year 5 Topics

To the Stars

In this Unit pupils will be exploring beyond earth and considering where and how it fits into the solar system.  They will also consider our moon, the sun and will explore the phases of the moon and seasons.

The Ancient Greeks

In this Unit pupils will explore Ancient Greece through Theatre, Myths, and Logic. They will identify what we have learned from the Greeks and how their culture can influence us with ideas, even today.

Poles Apart

In this Unit pupils will explore their world through their understanding of the poles and regions. They will explore Arctic myths and find out about the lives of famous polar explorers.

Fever,Fire and Fashion

In this historical Unit pupils learn about everyday life in London during the 17th Century. Frost fairs, bear-baiting, coffee houses, quack doctors and toxic cosmetics are amongst the many different curiosities pupils will enjoy learning about. They will also study in depth the impact of the Plague and Great Fire on the city and its people.

Round and Round

The theme for this Unit is repeated cycles in various aspects of the curriculum. Life cycles, the circulatory system and reversible processes in science; singing songs in the round or sequences of notes repeated in music; curves and circles in art; traditional dances; instructions and how to program circular movement in computing.

No way Back!

This Unit looks at the different changes materials can undergo and whether these changes are reversible or irreversible.

Rites and Rituals

A study of the Mayans. Were they the first writers, mathematicians and stargazers? What can they tell us about these things that are still true today.

Our Commonwealth

What is the Commonwealth? Who are the members of the Commonwealth? This Unit explores aspects of the Commonwealth and its exciting make-up of communities around the globe.

The World is our Oyster

Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world? Pupils will research an imaginary exploration to a destination of their choice finding out about the geographical features of the world as they go.