Year 5 – Overview for the Summer Terms 2019

Year 5 – Overview for the Summer Terms

Teachers – Mr Pavey and Mrs Parmiter

How does the view from our window shape your life?

This term, we will be exploring the painting A View From A Window by Camille Pisarro. We will look at different views from around the world ourselves, from polar to coral reef, exploring how these views change over time. We will consider environmental changes from different perspectives, such as our own in comparison with a local cattle farmer. Later in Term 5, we will visit the Living Rainforest in Newbury to explore the impact humanity has on rainforests.

In Term 6, we will look at an alternative view of the world with a local study, focusing on the history of Aldbourne and surrounding villages. As a part of this study, we will once again work with the Aldbourne Heritage Group who look forward to sharing with us their expertise on how Aldbourne changed over the years and centuries.

Linking to our topic, we will consider the views that we see out of our own houses as we take on the roles of Estate Agents. We will learn how to write adverts before selling houses that come with a fantastic view from the window. Later on in the term, we will use the view from a window as the focus for descriptive and story writing.

Term 5 will begin by concluding our work on fractions, decimals and percentages. Following this, we will explore shape, beginning with how to measure perimeter and area of rectilinear and irregular shapes. We will learn how to use a protractor correctly, using them to draw accurate angles, as well as measuring them within shapes. As we move into Term 6, we will also continue our learning on position and measures.

We will be continuing to learn about the properties of materials and the changes that can take place in certain conditions. We will learn the differences between reversible and irreversible changes, carrying out investigations into the chemical processes that take place when these changes occur.

In RE, will explore further key issues within Christianity, exploring the question “How can following God bring freedom and justice?”

Class Information

Home learning will be given out every Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. Children will be given a piece of work in spellings and Maths. Please continue to read with and listen to your children read as it has a major influence on their progression in school.

P.E. Kit/water bottle

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school each day. It is vital that they drink plenty of water throughout the day! PE is currently timetabled to take place on a Thursday afternoon, however this may change. A full PE kit must be in school on this day.


We will continue using the Charanga scheme to learn about the song Dancing in the Street by Martha and The Vandellas. Not only will the children be able to perform the song but they will deepen their understanding of music history and place the song within the wider context of change and continuity in music over time.

Important dates will all be listed on our class page on the website