Year 5

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Vicious Vikings

Our first topic for the Spring Term will be the 'Vicious Vikings.' Within our English lessons we will be basing our reading and writing around the text 'How to train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We will be creating an explanation text about how to become a Viking and will be looking closely at Viking myths and legends in order to create our own mini saga.

'Our topic lessons will closely focus on history; studying what Britain was like before and after the Viking invasion, laws and justice during the Viking era and we will also explore why King Alfred was dubbed 'Alfred the Great'.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Narnia

Our topic this half term is 'Narnia'. In English lessons, we have started reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis, and are thoroughly enjoying it. In our English lessons, we will be focusing on improving our sentence structure in order to improve our descriptive writing. The role-play area has transformed into a magical wardrobe, where the children will have the opportunity to enter Narnia and dress as the White Witch, practice their skills in using co-ordinates, complete comprehension activities, write their own Narnia-style adventure stories and sketch characters from the book.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Outer Space

Our exciting topic this half term is 'Outer Space'. We will be finding out about the Earth, Sun and Moon; and also about the mysteries of the other planets. We will be writing space-themed adventure stories, newspaper reports about important events in the history of space exploration and biographies about famous people. The role-play area is a Nasa Space Centre where the children will have the opportunity to dress as an astronaut, practise their presenting and interviewing skills, carry out research, complete comprehension activities and 'space-themed' maths problems. We are also looking forward to going to the National Space Centre in Leicester.

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