Billingshurst Primary School

Learning, growing and achieving excellence together.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 at Billingshurst Primary School!

The staff in Year 5 are: Mrs Bracknell in Maldives Class, Mrs Coleman in Nepal Class and Ms Hamer in Cambodia Class. We are supported by our fantastic Teaching Assistant Miss Trott.

We are excited about this year’s curriculum and have some wonderful topics throughout Year 5. We start our year with a topic called How Strange, which is led by The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. 

Later in the Autumn Term, we will focus on time and space, which is linked to the ancient civilisation of the Indus Valley. The children will have an opportunity to visit the Planetarium in Chichester, to study the wonder of the night sky and planets.

In the Spring term, our topic is Incredible Invaders.  The children will study the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and how this was affected by Viking raiders.  This topic will include a trip to the Weald and Downland Museum to investigate the skills that the Anglo-Saxon people used in their daily lives.

The focus of the Summer Term will be Living Things and their Habitats, supported by the text, The Wind in the Willows.  A trip will be arranged to support the children’s learning.

We encourage participation in homework by providing interesting and engaging challenges for the pupils to complete and bring to school, with merits given for their effort. We also encourage reading by providing Home School reading books for children to record their reading achievements. We visit the Library weekly and have extensive class libraries for the children to use.

The Year 5 teachers are happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, and are available every day after school in the playground, or please make an appointment if required.

The Year 5 team are excited about the year ahead and look forward to working with you and your children to make it an enjoyable and memorable year.

Transition to Year 5 - Presentation


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