Ribble Drive Community Primary School

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Year 5

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 class page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 5 this half term.


This half-term in year 5 we will be focusing our learning on finding out ‘why mountains are so important?’  geography we will spend time looking at maps and photos of different mountains and learn about the different types of mountains around the world.

In English, we will start the term off by looking at the book Through the Wall by Jonathan Standing, which is a great picture book all about a boy who finds a hole in a wall that is dividing two communities. What happens when the wall comes down? Will the communities unite?


Our maths work will focus on multiplication and division. The children will be introduced to common factors and prime numbers and they will also tackle solving problems using multiplication and division.


In our art lessons, we begin by exploring sculpture and 3D including using different materials and tools to create sculptures and learning about the work and influences of the artist Cai Guo-Qiang and creating our own 3D art piece using our knowledge on scale and space. In RE, we will consider the big question “Was Jesus the Messiah?” and learn about Incarnation and connections between biblical texts, Incarnation and Messiah.

 Coach Jasmine will be teaching us dance in PE on Wednesdays and in our Friday PE lessons we will be doing invasion games which will develop our problem-solving skills, communication and teamwork. We also have Sale Sharks in for a 5-week tag Rugby programme.


 Mr Martin will be in school on Friday mornings to continue developing our music skills and Miss Brooks will be teaching us about coding in our Technola sessions.


We have a lot to look forward to this half term, so please visit this page regularly to see our learning journey.


Miss Clements, Mrs Batchelor & Mrs Nasir