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Welcome to Year 5!



Happy New Year! I hope you all have a ‘spring’ in your step ready for the term ahead! We have some very exciting activities to look forward to; starting with a 6-week ‘Muddy Monday’ adventure. So, make sure you have your outdoor clothing and wellington boots ready to brave the elements! Remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather…only bad clothing.

Our outdoor residential is also coming up in Term 4. Year 5 will enjoy a fantastic 3-day trip to Whitehall. Please watch out for more information on all the activities your child will be getting involved in.

Our topics for this term are:

  • Fire, Fever and Fashion: we will be investigating and describing everyday life in London during the 17th Century; learning about Frost Fairs, bear baiting, coffee houses, quack doctors and toxic cosmetics; and developing an in depth understanding of the impact of the Plague and the Great Fire.
  • Poles Apart: we will be exploring our world through an understanding of the Poles and other regions, learning about Arctic Myths and finding out about the lives of famous polar explorers?


As part of our topics, there will be two great homework project challenges:

Fire, Fever and Fashion: Visit Eyam to find out more about the Plague in our local area and how it affected life in the village.

Poles Apart: Produce a comparison chart showing the similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctica.

I will send out homework project instructions when it will benefit the children to complete their task.


We’re looking for the best TT Rockstar Superstar! We can already see some amazing progress in times tables knowledge from all the children who are using TT Rockstars to practice.

Read Theory is also a fantastic resource to help your child develop their reading comprehension. Your child has been given a login for these – if there are any problems with them, please do not hesitate to let me know so I can sort this for them. Please see the links below to find the websites.


Below are documents and links for your information. Please visit our curriculum area for more links to great History and Science websites. If you have an idea for our class page then let me know and don't forget to follow us on Twitter to see photos and updates about Eagles class. @northfieldjun


Miss Burton