Year 5



Year 5

Class Teacher: R Murray

Autumn Term

This term the children in Year 5 will be learning about problem solving and alternative ways of thinking in a theme called:


It’s a Mystery!


Using our skills to explore our theme, we will be focusing on a novel written by Siobhan Dowd called ‘The London Eye Mystery’. This is a mystery novel, set in London, which tells the story of how two young siblings attempt to solve the strange disappearance of their cousin.

As Writers we will be creating reports and letters through role play and writing in role after drama inspired by our novel.

As Readers we will be exploring styles of writing and effective language techniques- using our mystery novel to help us become critical readers.

As Mathematicians we will apply our calculation skills and knowledge in order to solve problems related to weights and measures.

As Scientists we will continue to study forces and write a biography of Sir Isaac Newton.

As Geographers, we will conduct research into the UK weather, including looking at weather patterns and creating weather reports.

As Artists and Designers we will be inspired by megastructures such as the London Eye and explore the mechanics and design of such structures.

As Theologians we will study the teaching of Hinduism to try to understand how different members of our community make sense of the world around us.

As Philosophers we will endeavour to think about concepts beyond a stimulus. We will listen and respond respectfully to the ideas of others and justify our own opinions.