Year 5

Welcome Team 5! We are already having a very exciting time in class and are busy getting stuck into our new topic. We have lots of lovely people to help support us with our learning. Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting are our class teachers (Mrs Whiting will be with us on a Monday and Mrs Willoughby from Tuesday to Friday). We are very lucky to also have Miss Anderton during Maths and Mrs McCollum during Literacy.                                                                                        

Term 1 – Democracy in EnglandKnowledge Organiser  & Curriculum Letter

Term one blog

Team Five have had a fantastically busy and exciting start to the term. Before we begin to discuss our learning and share with you our fun experiences, I would first like to welcome two new members to our team: Lily and Solomon. Solomon and Lily have settled in brilliantly and are already very important individuals within our class.

We have kicked off our year embedding our learning around the multifaceted topic of democracy. We have been looking at the origins of democracy – more specifically King John’s reign and the establishment of the Magna Carta. Loving the topic so far, the children have become avid researchers and historians in the process, feeding their new found knowledge into their wider lessons.  

Our biggest moment so far has to be our incredible trip to London. Team Five were engrossed in all things politics as they explored the corridors of parliament and learnt about the two-House system. Excitingly, we also had the opportunity to ask questions to a real Lord. I was incredibly proud of the children; they asked some really interesting and sometimes controversial questions which led to stimulating discussions…they were truly brilliant.

After visiting parliament, the children walked to the National Portrait Gallery. Here, they had the opportunity to explore. As well as looking at the artwork, some children ‘quick-sketched’ – a skill that we have been practising in class.

We’re looking forward to showcasing our work with you all and are keen to get stuck into Term Two.