Year 5

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Welcome Back to School  Year 5.


Golden Age of Baghdad


This topic is all about the Golden Age of Baghdad. We will be learning about the rise of Islam and Baghdad’s role in the early Islamic civilisation. We will be researching the House of Wisdom and discussing the spice trade route that went around the entire Caliphate. Our topic aim is that the children carry out a historic enquiry about ‘The Golden Age of Baghdad’. In art, we will be examining the intricate patterns and shapes found in Islamic art and creating our own designs which will be using in our DT projects.



In science, we will be exploring the human stages of development and how our bodies change physically and emotionally through our lives. We will discuss puberty and how we can provide first aid to ourselves and others if and when needed.


We start the term with a poet study on Grace Nichols. We will explore some of her poems and even have a go at performing one. We will then write our own weather related poem, using personification. We will then move on to our new class novel ‘The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad’. We will use this to help us write setting descriptions and non-chronological reports.


We be learning about angles, this will include classifying them, measuring them, drawing them and calculating them along a straight line or point. We will also be learning about position and direction, negative numbers and adding and subtracting decimals. We will continue to practise arithmetic weekly and timetables.

Maths Expectations

To help you prepare for Year 5, it would be great if you could work on the following key skills. Take a look at the following document:

Year 5 Maths Key Skills


Your child will be given a new set of spellings to practise each week and will be tested weekly.

Please download the spelling lists below. Your child should know which group they are in.

Stage 5 Spelling Spring 1

Stage 3 Spelling Spring 1


The homework set at present is spellings practise, daily reading and times table Rockstars.

Topic work 2022 – 2023

Autumn Term – Escape the Labyrinth

The children have enjoyed their learning this term. To end this topic, the children created two-page spreads of their learning. Please see below.

Spring Term – Marvellous Maps