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 exploring the rainforest where we will go on a journey to see the wonderful animals and plants that prosper in this environment. In literacy, using the text, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’, we will be writing a persuasive narrative to inform others about the destruction of rainforests. In maths, we will be exploring decimal fractions and money. In science, we will be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. We will then move on to describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

Our Big Ideas this term are RESPONSIBILITY and SUSTAINABILITY. We will be asking the broad questions:

  • How can we be responsible and sustainable citizens?

Inspirational People we will be looking at are:

  • Sir David Attenburgh - a prolific English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author. He has inspired many people around the world to care for their environments.
  • Greta Thunberg - a young Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation.
  • Chief Raoni Metuktire - a chief of the Kayapo people, a Brazilian Indigenous group from Brazil. He is internationally famous as a living symbol of the fight for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous culture, and instrumental in the setting up of the Rainforest Foundation Fund (with Sting, amongst other celebrities).


Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Letters:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Year 5 Learning Organisers:

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

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4: History - Ancient Greece

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

Term 6


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