St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School

Year 5


Year 5 is led by Mrs Britton and Mrs Howarth and are supported by various teaching assistants helping with individuals, groups and planning time.

As usual, year 5 Summer Term is packed full of activities and learning. Our term starts with looking at what a balanced diet means and how we can keep ourselves healthy. This helps with our planning of a healthy meal within a restricted budget ready for our Outdoor education visit to Tilberthwaite. The children will work in small groups to plan and then cook their meal in the outdoors. Watch this space.

We will be looking at rivers across the world and the impact of rivers on people’s lives.

Our topic on the Anglo Saxon Struggle and the conflict between them and the Vikings. Hopefully , the children will have a clear idea of what life was like at this time and how it compared to the Bronze and Iron Age.

The children will have opportunity to visit a secondary school in early July, to get a taste of life after primary school and hopefully help them to feel more comfortable about the transition. We recognise that not all children will be going to the same secondary school, but the children will all visit the Lakes School just to get a taste, as it is our local feeder school.

Apart from all the usual swimming galas; sport’s day and activities, we will also be taking part in two Robolab Workshops- a day for each class. This will allow the children to programme and work with robots and hopefully allow them chance to develop their computing skills. We are sure that they will enjoy the experience.

Aside from these activities , there will be the usual learning and we are looking forward to reading and sharing their space projects with the rest of the school.