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Our Year 5 teacher is Mr Oakden and he has Mrs Gear working with him as our Teaching Assistant.

Summer Term 2017

This term we will be studying the Mayan civilisation. Click on the picture to visit the Mayan page with lots of useful links

mayan-temple Click here to download the topic plan for this term

For a very long time, the Maya made their home in Central America. Every city had a ball court, temples, and a central plaza. Each city was a center of learning and religion. Each city had its own ruling family. The Maya city-states never unified. Like the ancient Greek city-states, the Maya cities often went to war with each other. Some historians believe they were almost always at war with someone.

By around 900 CE, the Maya cities were mostly deserted. Some people remained, and their descendants still live in Central America today. But without enough people to take care of them, the great Maya cities fell into ruin. That’s why the Maya are called “the mysterious Maya” – nobody knows where they came from, and nobody knows what happened to them. It is a history mystery.


Our class reader is”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl



Our science topics are Living things and Animals including Humans


We will  describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.

Pupils should be taught to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Pupils should study and raise questions about their local environment throughout the year. They should observe life-cycle changes in a variety of living things, for example, plants in the vegetable garden or flower border, and animals in the local environment. They should find out about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists, for example, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.

Pupils should find out about different types of reproduction, including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, and sexual reproduction in animals.

Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and comparing the life cycles of plants and animals in their local environment with other plants and animals around the world (in the rainforest, in the oceans, in desert areas and in prehistoric times), asking pertinent questions and suggesting reasons for similarities and differences. They might try to grow new plants from different parts of the parent plant, for example, seeds, stem and root cuttings, tubers, bulbs. They might observe changes in an animal over a period of time (for example, by hatching and rearing chicks), comparing how different animals reproduce and grow.

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.


PE day is Wednesday and Thursday


Click here to view the Meet the teacher Powerpoint


Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday

maths-1-400x285   Click here to visit our page of Maths Strategies


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