Year 5 (UKS2)

Welcome to the Year 5 Website Page

This half term in Year 5 our Big Question is:

Why did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britain?

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The focus for this half term is the Anglo-Saxons, and children will be exploring the question ‘Why did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britain?’ Using a variety of sources, we will find out who the Anglo-Saxons were and what motivated them to invade Great Britain. As well as researching their day-to-day lifestyle and culture, we will reflect on how they have influenced our lives today. By making a model Anglo-Saxon village, we can begin to imagine the intricacies of their lives, finally ending with a re-enactment of The Battle of Hastings, after making swords and shields influenced by Celtic Art. We will consider what made the Anglo Saxons good warriors and successful invaders.

All children have been given an iPad to use for their learning in school as well as at home. Please ensure children come to school with their iPad fully charged every day.

As part of our PE curriculum, we will be going swimming every Monday in Year 5. Children will need to come to school in school uniform and their swim kit in a bag. They will need a towel and a swimsuit/trunks, a swimming cap for any children who have long hair.

Our second PE day is Thursday. Children must come to school in the correct PE uniform including a school jumper.

We expect children to read at home at least four times per week. This should be recorded in their Home-School record and signed by an adult.

Homework will be given out during the first week of the half term and should be returned during the final week before October Half Term. Children have the whole half term to complete the activities at their own pace and will receive a Dojo for every piece completed. This can also be accessed on Class Dojo and Seesaw.


Thank you from the Year 5 team,

Mrs Keresztury, Mr Austin & Mrs O'Leary (5A)

Miss Samuel & Mrs Harley (5B)

Mr Hartness & Mrs Margett (5C)

Here you will find links to the knowledge organiser, home learning tasks grid and additional resources to support any home learning.



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