Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Projects

Year 5 Project - Off With Her Head

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads. Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff, if you want to survive at Tudor court. Flex your detective muscles and become a criminal investigator. Will you find out the facts or will the evidence from the past bemuse you? How will you find the accused, innocent or guilty? It’s your turn to take part in one of the most famous trials that the world has ever known.

Memorable Experience - Visit to the Tower of London

Innovate Challenge - The Trial of Anne Boleyn

Computing - Research; Data Handling; Presentations

Art and Design - Portraits; Sketching Tudor fashions; 3-D modelling


This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Forces and Mechanisms, Earth and Space

Art and DesignTints, Tones and Shades, Expression

Design and Technology: Moving Mechanisms

Geography: Investigating Our World

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 'Getting Started with Music Tech'

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

Year 5 Key Information



In Year 5, PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday (swimming) every week. 


Spellings from Wednesday 28/09/22

This week we are focusing on words with the 'ee' phoneme (sound):

  • receive
  • machine
  • proceed
  • precede
  • appreciate
  • frequently
  • deceive
  • magazine
  • steel
  • convenience
  • ceiling
  • ravine
  • commit
  • conceive
  • marine
  • immediately
  • perceive
  • limousine
  • protein

Spellings from Wednesday 5th October will focus on phoneme 'e':

  • led
  • affect
  • effect
  • desert
  • definite
  • desperate
  • develop
  • especially
  • explanation
  • lead
  • measure
  • ready
  • health
  • treasure
  • endeavour
  • leopard
  • jeopardy
  • bury
  • buried
  • burial


Next week we will begin a new unit of writing based on biographies.



Starting Monday 3rd October we will be continuing our work on Addition & Subtraction:

  • Multi-step addition & subtraction calculations
  • Comparing calculations
  • Finding missing numbers

Additional Information

On the afternoon of Thursday 6th October, class 5 will be singing at the Community Centre to open the 400th birthday celebrations of the local almshouses.

A letter detailing our upcoming visit to the Tower of London has been emailed to all parents.  The day will be a fantastic way to learn more about the lives of Henry VIII and his wives.

The 'Meet the Teacher' Meeting was held on 13th July and gave you an opportunity to meet the staff who lead Year 5.  

The presentation shared with the parents at this meeting is available by clicking the link below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office or email 



This week's homework is;

  • 3 progressions on Maths whizz
  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday and record in your reading record.