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Year 5

Welcome to Year Five

Summer Term

Ancient Egyptians

Our enquiry question is -

What secrets did the Egyptians have?



Our key concepts this term are -

Care, power, conflict, Identity and power









Our first history lesson was about what we actually already know about the Ancient Egyptians. 
We had a place mat to see if we knew some of the famous artefacts and features that were around in that time. 

We went on an information run around the classroom to learn facts about the Ancient Egyptians. 
We collected the information in our heads and wrote it all down on a mind map. 

We took part in an opening of the tomb reconstruction relay.


New archery equipment has arrived and we have really enjoyed trying it out.

Spring Term



Research question this term -

Is there anyone out there?



Our key concepts for this term are -


Identity, Care, Power and Change

Our Learning 

In Year 5, we are very lucky to have a Win Book each. 


Here at Lawford, we really enjoy raising money for charities throughout the year.

Not only did we raise £540 for NSPCC, we also did lots of maths activities throughout the day.  


We have been learning squared and cubed numbers.

We have been using cubes to help us to develop our understanding.



Using a fraction wall has helped us with equivalent fractions.


We are learning how to write an explanation text.

First, we have been text mapping what a good one looks like. This is a visual technique to help us to organise information for when we write our own ones.



This half term we have been working hard in boot camp and gymnastics.




In Art, we have been learning the process of mono printing.


In music, we are composing our own composition in the style of Hans Zimmers classic, 'The Earth.


In French this term, we have been learning about Schools in France.

We have been learning what the subjects are called in french and about the timings of the school day.

Also, we have learnt about the French culture and how they celebrate Easter.













Autumn term

Our topic this term is - 

The Rainforest




Our topic question is -

Why is the Rainforest so important to us?


Our key concepts are -

 Change, fairness, conflict, care and power.





We have been using a variety of manipulatives to work with numbers up to 100,000.



In PE this half term, we have been learning Bollywood dancing and we have been advancing our skills in squash with the coaches from the Garrison.


We have been researching birds this half term.


We have been looking at how to draw Rainforest animals. We learnt that using shapes can really help us when drawing animals.

We used pastels to finish our Rainforest animal art project.


In PSHE, we have been looking at different ways to help our well-being.

In PSHE we learnt about what makes a healthy and un healthy relationship.


In music, we have been learning about a song called Plastic. We have researched the effects of plastic currently in the world, especially in our oceans.

Now in music, we have just started out glockenspiel unit 2.

We take part in lots of different events throughout the academic year. 
Recently, we took part in a mud cross country run and singing at our local church. 






Welcome to Year 5


Summer Term 2020/21


Our question this term is -

What can we possibly learn from the Ancient ones?


Key concepts for this topic -

Democracy, class and Oppression


We are focussing our learning on the Ancient Egyptians and then later in the term, The Ancient Greeks.







Parent Notices

PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Forest School will take place on Friday mornings (please look on Dojo for which group your child is in). 
Homework will be given out on Thursdays and it will be due in by the following Wednesday.

Children should try and read and record in their planners at least five times a week.

Please use Times Tables Rockstar outside of school, to top up your tables knowledge.


Egyptian Day

We really enjoyed Egyptian Day. The children and staff really got in the spirit of the day and dressed up. 

We had lots of activities to do which taught us about how the Egyptians lived. 

The activities we did -

Papyrus paper, Egyptian bread, Canopic jars, investigating Egyptian Gods and Sunset pyramid pictures.





Pioneering Day


We had an amazing Pioneering Day at Brightlingsea. 
There were lots of challenges we had to face but we faced them together as a team. 





Over this term, some of the art focus will be about the Ancient Egyptians. We learnt about the importance of cats and We have found out that cats were magical creatures, that brought good luck to the families who housed them. 
We have created our own cats paying particular attention to the amazing detail of how the cats were dressed in jewels. 

Also, we have designed and made Egyptian necklaces.



Letters and Correspondence

We had a special delivery of letters arrived in our class. We had five teams, each sorting the letters into what kind of letters they were. 
This helped us to decide if they were formal or informal letters.

Forest School


Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.



We have been lucky, through our sport partnership, to have some soft archery equipment on loan. We have had great fun with it. 




In Maths, we have been learning about North, East, South and West. Also, using a protractor, we have been measuring degrees of angles and finding out the names of different angles.

We have been using manipulatives to help us with our fractions.


In music this term, we have been refreshing our skills on the glockenspiels, 

 moving our bodies to the beat, clapping rhythms and singing a rap song!




In Art, we created these amazing Animal Collages.

Below are pictures of how we created them.

Life Skills 



Circuit training. 



Deciding on our own line of enquiry, we have been testing different materials. 



Spring Term 2020/21


Our question this term is -


How can we save the Earth?







Our Space display

Although most of this term was in lockdown, the Teachers and  TA's worked really hard to deliver and keep up with the curriculum, making sure all children had access to quality teaching at home and at school.


We were very proud of how hard the children worked in this challenging time.


A special thank you to the parents for all your support too.








Autumn Term 2020/21


This term we will be a part of the Junior Ambassadors' Project organised by Tendring District Council.  It's aim is to widen our cultural experiences and celebrate diversity. We have learnt chinese calligraphy, some bollywood dance, had an author come in to work with us on African tales and even learnt some african drumming.  We can't wait to learn  about the work of Refugee Action, which will build on the work with did with Colchester United on hate crime. 

Remembrance 2020

Forest School