Term 1

In Class 5 we always try our best and look after others. We love celebrating successes and achieving new things. We understand that, to learn new things and develop new skills, we have to work really hard!

We enjoy learning about a variety of different topics and every term kicks off with an inspiring starter.

Our topics this year are:

Invaders and Settlers;

Amazing Americas;


Off With Their Heads! (Crime and punishment);

Sustainable Futures;

Britain's Hall of Fame.


Our topic this term is ‘Invaders and Settlers’. We will be learning about the history of the Anglo-Saxons and Alfred the Great through focusing on their journey to Britain and the impact they had on our countries history. We will be learning about what life was like as an Anglo-Saxon including: place names; village life; art and culture and laws and justice. We will be continuing to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history.



The Invaders and Settlers theme will continue through Literacy, beginning with the story ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo. They will be writing their own Myth or Legend based on the pattern and setting of the story they have learnt.

We shall also be looking information texts and creating our using all the information they have learnt about the Anglo-Saxons.



In Art we will be designing and creating our own clay brooches that the Anglo-Saxons used on their armour in battle. We will be using real artefacts to inspire us and our work.



Our unit in Science is ‘Properties and changes of matter’. This will involve investigating and sorting objects by their properties as well as looking at reversible and irreversible changes.



In RE we shall be asking the question ‘what is God like and what is his relationship with people like?’ We will be exploring Gods traits and how we know this. The children will be continuing to develop respect and inquisitiveness through their continuing enquiry and exploration in RE.