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 going to explore space, creating a non-chronological report, providing an opportunity for children to display their knowledge on this topic. In Maths, we will be tackling multiplication and division. We will learn to multiply using partitioning, expanded and the short columnar method. We will also divide using partitioning and short division with and without exchanging and remainders. In Science, we will be investigating how we get day and night, the phases of the moon and how we get different seasons alongside finding out about the planets and other celestial bodies.

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

  • What is life and what does it look like?
  • How do we think the future will look?

Inspirational People we will be looking at are:

  • Tim Peake- Tim was the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station, launching on a Soyuz rocket on 15 December 2015.
  • Helen Sharman- Helen became the first person from the UK in space in May 1991, when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to spend eight days orbiting the Earth, most of which was living and working on the Mir Space Station.
  • Margaret Hamilton- Margaret was one of the first computer software programmers. She was responsible for the software that allowed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to land on the Moon. Margret is also credited with inventing the term ‘software engineering’.
  • Anousheh Ansari- is Iranian-American, and the first Muslim woman in space where she conducted experiments on plants, anemia, muscles and space radiation. She also took over 1,500 photos - many quite dramatic pictures of Earth. She hopes to "inspire everyone - especially young people, women and young girls all over the world, and in Middle Eastern countries that do not provide women with the same opportunities as men - to not give up their dreams!"

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: History - Victorians

Term 3: Science - Earth and Beyond

Term 4: History - Ancient Greece

Term 5: Science - Forces / 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