Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7GB

01235 519235

Ladygrove Park Primary School

Growing Excellence, Inspiring Success

"The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it."  Kalpana Chawla (Engineer and first Indian American woman to go to space)

Welcome to Year 5

This term, we will be led by a History focus and be exploring and studying Ancient Greece and Greek myths, particularly Theseus and the Minotaur. At the end of term, we will create our own Greek Myth. In Maths, we will also move on to area and scaling and then hopefully calculating with decimal fractions. In Science, we will be exploring forces. We will investigate gravity acting between the Earth and a falling object and will also identify the effect of buoyant force and water resistance.

Our Big Ideas this term are DEMOCRACY and CIVILISATION.  We will be asking broad questions, such as:

  • How have the ideas of democracy influenced civilisations?

Inspirational People we will be looking at are:

  • Aristotle- He is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived and the first genuine scientist in history. He made pioneering contributions to all fields of philosophy and science, he invented the field of formal logic, and he identified the various scientific disciplines and explored their relationships to each other.
  • Archimedes- He is considered to be the most famous mathematician and inventor in ancient Greece. Archimedes is especially important for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder.
  • Rick Riordan- He is an author who is well known for writing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is a son of the Greek god, Poseidon.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Letters:

Term 1 2022/23

Term 2 2022/23

Term 3 2022/23

Term 4 2022/23

Term 5 2022/23

Term 6 2021/22


Year 5 Learning Organisers:

Term 1: Science - Living things & their habitats / Geography - Rainforests

Term 2: History - Victorians

Term 3: Science - Earth and Beyond

Term 4: Science - Forces / History - Ancient Greece

Term 5: Science - Water Cycle / Geography - Natural Disasters

Term 6: Coming soon...


How can I support my child?

Times Tables Rock Stars

Numbots -Children use their same log-in details as for TTRS.

Love Reading 4 Schools


Upcoming Events:

4th October 2022 - Dance workshop
6th October 2022 - Poetry Day & workshop with Mark Grist