Year 5

Ms V Travis
Ms V Travis
Geography and History Lead
Mrs A Killick
Mrs A Killick
Music Leader
Mrs K Smith
Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Smith
Speech and Language
Mr J Holliday
Sports Coach/Teaching Assistant
Mr J Holliday

Year 5 Curriculum Projects

Year 5 Project - Off with Her Head!

Let’s travel back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors.

During this project, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.

At the end of the project, we’ll create and perform a rhyme to help us remember key dates from the Tudor period and make a life-sized model of Henry VIII. It will be huge! In PE, we’ll learn some dance moves and hold a Tudor ‘dance off’. Maybe some of the Tudor royal family will be the judges!

Help your child prepare for their project
The Tudors were a domineering dynasty who changed the course of history. Why not visit a local museum to learn more about Tudor times? You could also visit a town with Tudor architecture. Look out for black and white, timber-framed buildings. They will be easy to spot! Or visit your local library to find out more about this fascinating family.

Memorable Experience - Elizabeth I deathbed scene

History - The Tudors

Computing - Research; Data Handling; Presentations

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

Geography - Maps

Science Investigation - Why does a compass always point north?

Year 5 Key Information



In Year 5 PE lessons are timetabled for Tuesday and Friday every week. 

Spelling Tests will take place every Thursday


Next week we will continue our work on journalistic writing


  • What is a fraction
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Improper fractions


Complete 3 progressions on MathsWhizz.  Your focus this week is Shape & Space.



This week's homework is;

  • 3 progressions on Maths whizz
  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday and record in your reading record. 
  • learn your spellings for the test on Thursday - remember that you can log on to spelling shed at home
RSPB BIG BIRDWATCH 28th January 2022