At the beginning of Year 5 we learn about the wonders of the Ancient Islamic Civilisation as we travel back in time to the year 570 AD and the birth of the Prophet Muhammed. We learn about the importance of Baghdad and the Silk Road and find out about the Golden age of Islam. As part of our topic, we enjoy a visit to the Victoria and Albert museum to explore the intricate Islamic art displayed there. In Science we learn about the wonders of Space and learn why we have day and night and seasons. Our book, 'The Firework Maker's daughter,' helps us to understand the structure of an adventure (quest) story and how friendship and courage are important qualities to have.
In Spring, we learn about the Vikings. We enjoy a Vikings day at school to have an opportunity to play the part of a real Viking! In English, we will be reading the book 'There's a boy in the girl's bathroom' by Louis Sachar and exploring the themes that it addresses.
Our Summer term topic is the Tudors which sees us finding out about all aspects of the era. We enjoy going back in time during our visit to Kentwell Hall, where we experience life as a Tudor! This will also be reflected in our art and P.E. lessons, where we will be learning some Tudor dances.
We also enter the world of Shakespeare this term, with a focus on Macbeth. The children enjoy learning about the witches’ prophecies and bring this tragedy to life by participating in a performance based on this powerful tale.