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Welcome to Year 5

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Over the academic year your child will enjoy a rich variety of interesting and exciting topics.

Our autumn term begins with the topic Africa. Initially we will focus on the production of tea in Kenya. We will investigate some of the social and economic issues of growing tea and consider the question of sustainability. We will move on to study apartheid in South Africa and the changes that Nelson Mandela helped to achieve.

In the spring term, our topic will be Egypt. We will be finding out about the Ancient Egyptians, their beliefs and the role that Pharaohs played in society. The children will research the construction of the pyramids and find out why the Valley of the Kings was built.

During the spring term we will be going to the Robinwood Activity Centre for a weekend of adventure and fun. This trip is exclusive to our year group and is an experience that we are sure the children will never forget!

‘Lights Camera Action!’ is our summer term topic. This is a very practical topic where the children will find out about Hollywood and the film industry. They will write and produce short films and will even have the chance to create their own soundtracks!

Here’s to a busy, fun-filled and challenging year!

Your Year 5 teachers,

Mrs Barrass, Mrs Martorana, Mrs Oliver and Miss Phillips