St James CE Primary School

Year 5 Topic Work

Welcome to the Year 5 topic page!

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Spring 2019 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We loved taking part in the Wildlife themed World Book Day. We read a Pandenomian of Parrots and learnt about collective nouns, creating our own page for the book.

We worked Scientifically to investigate wind-mills. As an eco-school, we learnt about wind power and the uses and benefits.

We learnt about Volcanoes and Earthquakes and re-created Turner’s volcano art, learning about how to use pastels.

We learnt about the layers of the Earth and created our own 3D models.

Year Five Spring 2019


In maths, we did a practical investigation learning about how to measure angels.

In DT, we created our own wind-turbines that would lift weghts. We competed to cteae the most effective design.s

In English, we acted out the characters from our book ‘Percy Jackson.

In R.E. we learnt about the big idea submission and we explored what the Quoran means to Muslims.

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Autumn 2018 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We were learning to create poppies out of word for our Peace project.

We learnt about the different parts of a flower through dissecting.

We learnt about democracy through the suffragettes. We experienced what it felt like to not be about to vote and had a P4C debate.

In English and history, we explored real WW1 artifacts to find out more and make inferences about the man in the piano.

Y5 Autumn Term 2018


As an eco-school, we learnt about endangered animals from around the world and wrote to inform about them. We also tried writing a poem too.

In English, we worked practically to build different sentence types, using our book –The Explorer– as a hook into our writing.

In maths we worked practically to solve problems and explain our thinking.

In geography, we did field work to answer an enquiery question about flooding.