Welcome to Year 5


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Theme-Led Curriculum

In Year 5, we will learn about rivers. We will be building on our learning about the water cycle in year 4 by looking at how that links to the course of a river. As part of this unit, we will investigate our local area and how the river has impacted on Burley and where we are on the river’s course. World river’s will also be explored through DigiMap, learning how to use maps to learn about an area.


Year 5 will begin our next unit of science learning all based on Earth and Space. We will be discovering the relationship between the sun, moon and Earth. As part of this unit, we will be looking at the solar system and how we fit into space.

To view the long term curriculum please click here.

To view the Year 5/6 Long Term Plan, and other curriculum materials, please click here.


All of the children in Year 5 and 6 will be given English and Maths homework weekly. This will include a variety of tasks, including spellings, to encourage the children to continue their learning at home. Children will be expected to complete at least three 20 minute readings per week.