Year 5 2019/2020
Welcome to the Year 5 contents page.
Our topics this year are:
Off With Her Head
What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!
Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt – who knows what treasures you will find?
Journey through space, the final frontier Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system! Investigate the eight planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?
A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting! Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks… Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… perhaps she’ll die?
Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters. Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!
It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island! You’ve got your map, co-ordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination! Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin.
Clive Butters (Team Leader)