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Our Lady's Catholic Academy

Together in faith, hope and love.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5's page.


Welcome back after a gorgeous summer of sunshine and well-deserved relaxation! The Year 5 staff are extremely excited about all of the topics and trips we have planned for the coming year. Keep an eye on the website to view the upcoming news, details about further parent involvement, trips and other exciting things!

From the Year 5 team, we hope you are ready for your new Year 5 adventure 



Our Autumn term topic is Ancient Greece.

We will make a Greek Vase using papier mache and a balloon and research images of ancient war to add to it.We will sketch using images from the internet
and books to further our knowledge of the Ancient Greeks. Many of the images will relate to the battle of Marathon.We will learn about the Greeks artists through ancient art and sculpture.

 In Humanities we will ask questions such as: How the ancient Greeks communicated between towns, what were the function of each town, where is Greece and are the cities the same now as they were then? What was each town’s culture and why did each town settle in that location? What were the trade routes? What were the differences between Athens and Sparta? How did the Ancient Greeks live? What clues do we have about the Ancient Greeks – look closely at pottery and other clues.

Our Science topic is Animals including humans and we will look at the circulatory system and how food and nutrients are distributed through our body and
different animals.



Home Learning:



Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed daily.



Maths and English homework will be given out on Thursdays; maths will be given out every 2 weeks. Children also need to be practising times tables daily at home.



Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday.  We work on our spellings every day in school but practice at home makes perfect!!!

The full list of UKS2 spellings is available for download below.




 National Curriculum Spelling List Years 5 & 6.pdfDownload
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