Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

We love the topics we teach in year 5 and hope they inspire the children to think about and enjoy the world around them.

The year starts with a topic which looks at the battle for the English throne in 1066 and the study of how castles shaped England.  Later children learn about the local history of thieves and rogues and also study the local area and find out about Dorset and its agricultural links. They will enjoy finding out about Ancient Egypt and also discovering the similarities and difference between two great cities – London and Paris. They finish the year with a book study.

In the autumn term we also visit the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, take part in fun, challenging activities.

The children enjoy becoming crime scene investigators, visiting the science labs and art rooms at the secondary school and making the most of all the school has to offer.

The children in Year 5 are ready to immerse themselves in our jammed-packed curriculum, where they can develop their academic skills, take on increasing responsibility for their learning and become confident independent learners.

Year 5 Teaching Team

Year 5
Ms Fiona Probert
Mrs Lisa Bowden
Mrs Linda Bond - TA
Mrs Kathy Westhead - TA

Year 5 Curriculum

Autumn Term


Delicious Dorset

Earth and Space


Ancient Egypt

Spring Term

Thieves and Rogues


London v Paris

Living Things

Summer Term

Growing and Changing

Choose Your Own Topic

Arts Week



Book Study

Year 5 Links

Useful Information