Year 5


Why Does Night Follow Day?


Welcome to Year 5!

This term we will have two foci: Shakespeare and Space. Once again, we are taking part in the Shakepeare For Schools Festival. Amethyst Class will be working hard on A Midsummer Night’s Dream whilst Indigo Class will be performing The Tempest. Both classes will be stuying their plays in their English lessons before presenting the final performance at the Trevor Nunn Theatre (part of the Perse Upper School on Hills Road) on Wednesday 13th November. We’ll let you know about tickets soon! Our Shakespeare work will also influence our artwork and create many drama opportunities.

Alongside our work on Shakespeare we will be looking at Earth in Space in Science and the history of the space race. After the Shakespeare Festival has finished, we will write newspaper reports about the moon landings and write sci-fi stories.

PE: Amethyst Class have Indoor PE on Monday and Outdoor PE on Thursday; Indigo Class have Indoor PE is on Monday and 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 jewellery not worn.

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 24th September – Yr 5 Meet the Teacher (Powerpoint notes here: New to Year 5)

Monday 7th – Friday 11th October – Community Week

Wednesday 9th October – Harvest Festival

Wednesday 16th – Thursday 17th October – Parents Evenings

Monday 21st -Friday 25th October – Half Term

Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th November – Anti-Bullying Week

Wednesday 13th November – Shakespeare Festival @ The Trevor Nunn Theatre

Wednesday 18th December – Last Day of Term & Christmas Parties