In Year 5, we have made a wonderful new start to the year despite all the new changes in school and their usual routines. The children returned to school excited and enthusiastic to learn. Our topic this term is ‘Anglo-Saxons’ where we have created exciting and inspired learning across all subjects.
In history, we have delved into the world of the Anglo-Saxons and researched how they came to Britain, used archaeological knowledge to look at how they lived, what their religion they followed, as well as how and why they converted to Christianity. The children found looking at the Anglo-Saxon gods particularly interesting and created their own fact-file of their chosen god. The children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at how different our lives compare to theirs.
In reading and writing, we have been looking at the legend of ‘King Arthur and his Knights of the round table’. The children loved listening to this story and hearing how Arthur became the first true king of England. We explored the text by looking at its vocabulary, retrieving information about the character and using drama to really deepen their knowledge and understanding of the story. The children then had the opportunity to create their own innovated version of the legend, creating their own characters and villains to follow in similar footsteps to Arthur’s legend. In our stories, we have looked to include speech, fronted adverbial phrases and using consistent tense. Next half term in writing, the children will have the opportunity to write their own discussion about whether the legend of King Arthur true or not.
In P4C and computing the children have been focussing on how to keep safe online. We have made posters and discovered ways to do safe and efficient searches. In art we have been looking at the artist Stephen Wiltshire and how he became the famous artist he is today. He specialises in drawing and sketching city scapes using 3D shapes, so the children have practised sketching techniques and drawing various 3D shapes. After half term, they will begin to recreate one of Stephen’s famous drawings.
The Y5 team are looking forward to welcoming the children back after a well-rested half term ready to carry on with more exciting and inspiring learning that the children have presented this half term.