Welcome to Year 5

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Year 5 and 6 Curriculum 


Learning Challenge Curriculum – ‘Why does Whitby rock?’

Our learning challenge this half term is an exciting one and involves a trip to this lovely seaside town. We will spend quite a bit of time exploring the geographical features of Whitby and comparing it to Burley. The questions we will explore are:

  • Where is Whitby?
  • How have humans impacted on Whitby?
  •  What do whales have to do with Whitby?
  •  Where would you rather live: Burley or Whitby?
  • Can you set up your own successful business in Whitby?
  •  Can you create a sculpture which represents Whitby?
  • What secrets does Whitby have to tell?


Year 5, this half term will be exploring, ‘Could you be the next CSI investigator?’ The unit will involve developing our investigational skills to find out about properties of materials (hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity and response to magnets). We will also investigate reversible and irreversible changes (dissolving, evaporating and filtering). 

 To view the Year 5/6 Long Term Plan, please click here. 

 Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Years 5 and 6 2018. 


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; these must be signed by an adult at home to collect their stars. The children will also be set a small project based on their ‘Learning Challenge’ theme.

 Please click here for this term's homework.