Year 5


Were the Vikings Vicious?

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Our main topic this half term is a history topic based on the Vikings. We will be looking at the way they lived and the lasting effect they had on life in Britain. Once again, we will be welcoming Cathy Murphy from Gripping History to the school who will give us an overview of where the Vikings came from. why they came and how they lived, as well  as playing board games and making a lot of noise with shields and swords!

To support our learning, we will be reading Odd and The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman in our English lessons. During this time we will be trying to develop many of our reading skills, including predicting and questioning. and eventually try and write our own sequels using the characters we have developed.

PE: Amethyst Class have Outdoor PE on Thursday; Indigo Class have Outdoor PE on Friday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times: White T-shirt and navy blue shorts for Indoor PE (navy blue tracksuit bottoms and a hoodless, navy blue jumper for Outdoor PE in colder weather) and a change of shoes. Hair should be tied back and jewelry not worn.

Swimming: We will be swimming every Wednesday until Easter. Please could you ensure that your child has a swimming hat – this is at the request of the pool.

Music will be taught by Mr Ecclestone on Wednesdays; French will be taught by Madam Jarry on Thursdays.

Useful Information

Yr5 Curriculum Long Term Overview

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 14th – Gripping History visit

Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th February – Parents Evenings

Monday 17th – Friday 21st February – Half Term

Thursday 2nd April – Last Day of Term