Year 5

Year 5



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Peasants, Princes and Pestilence (Autumn 1):

Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country! Read and write historical accounts, poems and tales and discover the grotesque effects of the Plague on the human body.

Stargazers (Autumn 2):

Journey through space, the final frontier… Navigate beyond the sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system! Investigate the eight planets and take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits the Earth. Then it’s three, two, one…BLAST OFF! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.

Time Traveller (Spring 1):

Tick, tock, tick, tock…the hands on the clock never stop. From the moment we are born, from toddler to teen, middle age to elderly, time stops for no man. Find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we grow older, and how do we cope with these changes. What would happen if the clock struck 13? In ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’, he travels to the past. What an adventure! Imagine you could time travel too: where would  you go and what would you like to see?

Allotment (Spring 2):

Let’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens. Learn about farms and where foods come from, writing reports on worldwide produce. Discover which allotments are closest to your school, and open the door to the secret garden.

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Pharaohs (Summer 1):

Let’s travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curse, mummies and kings. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods!

Scream Machine (Summer 2):

Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park or fairground to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems. Once you have tested the mechanisms and forces used in each ride you can then design your own theme park!



Contact Details

St. James CE Primary School
Wolverley Crescent
West Midlands
B69 1BG

0121 552 5491