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, in our geography based topic, we will be exploring a range of natural disasters, including: volcanoes, earthquakes and flooding. We will look at the causes of these alongside the physical and human impact of such disasters. In English, we will create our own travel brochure, persuading and informing adventure-seeking holidaymakers to visit a destination of their choice. In maths, we will be calculating with decimal fractions as well as investigating factors, multiples and prime numbers. In science, we will be investigating different materials; identifying reversible and irreversible changes and describing how mixtures can be separated through different processes.

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

  • How do natural disasters affect humans, and how do humans affect natural disasters?

Inspirational People we will be looking at are:

  • Plato - an Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, who founded the Academy of Athens, who had great influence on the Western civilisations. He wrote about the mythical city of Atlantis.
  • Lily Cole - model, actress, entrepreneur and activist for social and environmental issues. In 2003 she co-founded Impossible.com: a technology company that uses technology to solve social and environmental problems.
  • John Michell - a scientist who was the first to suggest black holes existed, as well as greatly developing the study of earthquakes.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Letters:

Term 1 2023/24

Term 2 2023/24

Term 3 2023/24

Term 4 2023-24

Term 5 2023-24

Term 6 2022/23


Year 5 Learning Organisers:

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

Term 2: Science - Living things & their habitats / History - Victorians

Term 3: Science - Earth and Beyond / History - The Space Race

Term 4: Science - Forces / History - Ancient Greece

Term 5: Science - Properties and Changes of Materials / Geography - Natural Disasters

Term 6: Science - Animals Including Humans / Geography - Rivers and Coasts


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