Welcome to the Year 5 part of the Lowther website from Mr Nelson, Mr Picken and their team of learners

Please see below for some examples of the amazing work we've been doing!

Year 5 Curriculum Forecast  

Year 5 Curriculum Forecast PDF link

  Autumn 2 in Year 5  

Year 5 had an exciting end to the first term of the year and are super excited about Christmas, unlike a certain character in our English topic, a Christmas Carol. It has been interesting to see Scrooge's alternative view of Christmas!

We had an excellent visit from the Connected Learning Centre, who worked with the children on producing a book and delivering a video presentation about the Maya people of Central America. We have been learning about the Maya in History and the children used Green Screen technology to present their reports as though they were on location.

We have also had a busy couple of weeks of taking assessments and then going through the papers. Year 5 hove worked tirelessly this term, and we are really proud of the way the children have applied themselves.

We would like to end by wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  Autumn in Year 5  

What a start to the year for Year 5! In History, we studied Ancient Greek, discussing the validity of the Trojan Horse story as well as learning about Greek gods and goddesses, democracy and myths and legends. We have now turned to the Ancient Mayans, where we have already learnt about Chichen Itza, what modern Mayans are doing and we hove become archaeologists, working out what the lost cities were used for.

Our English work tied in well with History, as the study of Greek myths and legends got the year off to a flying start. We used a playscript to act out the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and read a number of other classic myths.

Stories play a big part of our work on speaking and listening, and the children heard a professional storyteller recount the tale of Icarus and Daedalus before telling the story themselves. They produced their own myths which was celebrated in our first “Phase write-off” of the year, with a pupil from each Year 5 class being chosen to read out their myth to an audience. The writing was of an exceptional quality.

We have also studied the classic picture book Way Home by Libby Hathorn and Gregory Rogers, developed our Instruction writing skills and begun work on a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The Autumn English programme is a full one but the children have responded with great enthusiasm and are making excellent progress.

In Maths, we have moved on from Place Value into Multiplication and Division. Year 5 have shown an excellent understanding of factors, multiples, prime, square and cube numbers, and have now moved on to multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. They are smashing the year 5 curriculum!

  Year 5 Harvest Assembly (A little something different)  



Each year group has prepared a performance for you and recorded it. We hope you enjoy watching our Harvest Assembly. You can also watch the full (All year groups) version here.

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