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Miss Ratcliffe and Mrs. Stack welcome you to the Year 5 class page!


Our second topic this year is 'Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

See the Topic knowledge mat below for useful facts and vocabulary you will need for this topic. 


We will be continuing to read the book 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell

(Click on the book image for a trailer!)


In English we will be writing non-chronological reports about rainforest animals 



Archived Year 5 2019 - 2020



Please log in to Class Dojo- for online learning every day during school closure. 

Have a look below to see some of the work we have done at home. 


Summer 2 

This half term we shall be reading Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy 


Maps and descriptive writing about The Wide.

Our sky ship designs 

News stories about the Brightstorm disappearance.                                                    

Sketches of the wolves from South Polaris 



Our Aurora explanations 

Our Science topic for Summer 2 is:

Life cycles 


Sticky Knowledge about Life Cycles

  • The years between 6 and 14 -middle childhood and early adolescence - are a time of important developmental advances that establish children's sense of identity.
  • Many insects have four stages in their life cycle: egg or the unborn stage; larva – young stage; pupa – inactive no feeding) stage; and, adult stage.
  • In general, the life cycles of plants and animals have three basic stages including a fertilized egg or seed, immature juvenile, and adult. However, some organisms may have more than 3 life cycle stages, and the exact names of each stage can slightly differ depending on the species.
  • The early years, especially the first three years of life, are very important for building the baby's brain. A child's brain develops rapidly during the first five years of life, especially the first three years. It is a time of rapid cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and motor development.


(Scroll down for Life cycles Topic activities ) 

Nathaniel's caterpillars - 



Our History topic is: 'How did Nottingham change during the Industrial revolution?' 


Sticky Knowledge:

  • In 1837, 80% of the British population was living in the countryside.
  • New farming machinery was the main reason for people moving to towns and cities
  • The industial revolution was a time of great change
  • During the Industrial Revolution, much of Nottingham's prosperity was founded on the textile industry; in particular, Nottingham was an internationally important centre of lace manufacture.
  • Many inventions were made during the industrial revolution.
  • Factories were able to manufacture goods quickly and cheaply, which improved Britains trade.
  • Towns and cities (such as Nottingham) were crowded and pollution was a big problem.
  • In the 19th century the coal mines of Great Britain provided the primary source of energy for the industrial revolution.
  • In 1774 there were  14 coalmines in Nottingham by 1860 there were 21 collieries.
  • By 1867 Nottinghamshire’s coal output was over 1, 500,000 tons per annum, by 1897 this had risen to over 6,000,000 per annum, and by 1910 to 11,000,000 tons
  • Children were able to work in factories and coal mines to earn money for their families




This week (WB 18th May) we have been writing our own 'Finding Tales' based on the story 'The game' by Maria Richards - you can listen to the story here: Here are our own stories:




We read 'The Railway Children'

Look at our Home learning about the book:



Art work inspired by LS Lowry's famous painitng 'Britain at Play'



                                                     List of useful websites - Is a treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. It also has links to games ... A new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas. - A huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resources you need. They have offered a free account in the result of school closures.  Use the password UKTWINKLHELPS Has a huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.

PE - Lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and meditation. – Joe Wicks has recorded various 5 minutes fitness activities aimes at Primary school children Some videos are free – dances, workouts and fitness challenges.


English  - Spelling shed children have their own logins for this and can practice spellingmlosts set by the teacher - reading books set by the teacher at the correct book band and comprehension activities. spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group. - Vast online store of animated comic strips tracings legends and myths from across the world. 

Science Lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for Primary age children (other subjects are also available on this site).


Maths  - Maths shed children have their own logins for this. our children have their own logins for this. times tables and number bonds 

Life Cycles Topic Activities

Topic Activities Summer 1 - The Industrial Revolution

E safety Posters



Bedtime stories read by the staff at Lawrence view.

School closure letter and timetable