Year 5 Beech and Sycamore

Welcome to Year 5 – Sycamore Class and Beech Class!

As we move into upper Key Stage 2, Year 5 holds so many exciting project based learning opportunities to really inspire and motivate our pupils and staff alike. We know that some things take a lot of practice but we never give up; resilience is key and we use any mistakes to further our learning.

With a busy year ahead, we have many engaging learning opportunities for the children. Topics include:

  • a geographical study of the continents of South America with particular focus on the sustainability of Lake Titicaca
  • a Design and Technology project that explores levers, pulleys and gears
  • a study of Queen Victoria and the impact her reign had
  • a look back at the Viking era debating whether they deserved to be branded as the criminals of Europe
  • an in-depth look at the impact of World War I on the lives of men, women and society
  • an enterprise project to plan, design, construct and evaluate an environmentally friendly product

Year 5 prepares our pupils for their final year at Dashwood in Year 6 and their continued journey in education. Pupils in each class will take on important new roles and responsibilities this year. These include: junior leaders, librarians, aspiration councillors and junior playground leaders to their younger peers. Each role allows pupils to gain confidence; develop their communication and listening skills; grow in maturity with increased responsibility and learn the importance of self-motivation.

We very much look forward to the year ahead and to working with parents/carers and our pupils to make this a very successful and happy year at Dashwood.

The Year 5 Team – Miss Gooch, Miss Williams, Mrs Chew, Mr Gendall, Mrs Moise and Mrs Khan.

Where next

What is new and different in Year 5?

View the presentation to parents and carers here.   Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, staff, homework, expectations and attendance. Download…

What is new and different in Year 5?

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