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Stilton Church of England

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Year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs Turner and Mrs Papandrea

Welcome to Squirrel Class!


Please scroll down for information about our current topic and the topics we've covered so far this year. On our class page you will also find home learning and curriculum maps for each term, information about PE and useful resources and links.  

Autumn 2: Firedamps and davy lamps


This term we will be learning about coal mining. We will explore different types of rocks and how coal in mined. We will learn about coal mining through history and we will investigate some of the disasters that have occurred in the past.


In DT, we're going to design our own pasties for miners to eat in the mine. We can't wait for the taste testing!


Keep an eye on our page to find out what we get up to over the term!


Please see the attached documents for this term's home learning and curriculum map.

Curriculum home learning is due in on the 12th December 2018.

Weekly maths home learning will be set on a Friday and needs to be returned to school on a Wednesday.


Please make sure that you have your PE kits in school all week however PE lessons will be on a Monday and Friday afternoon. Please be prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE. Make sure you have warm clothing for PE as we will be going outside this term and the weather is getting colder.

Autumn 1: Allotment

We have had an exciting first term in Year 5 learning about Allotments. We started our topic off by renovating the school allotments. This involved us spending the day weeding and digging in order to clear them of the weeds that had grown over time. After we'd prepared the ground we then planted various seeds and we are excited to see what we can grow over the coming months. We check on our plots regularly to see what has changed.


During the topic, we learnt about how to read 6-figure grid references and we researched different fruit and vegetables. We were very interested to learn about how they are grown and how far they have to travel to get to the UK.


We also learnt about pollination, reproduction and how to propagate plants. We've replanted leaves, stems and bulbs to see what happens.


We are very excited about the end of our topic because Alan Titchmarsh has agreed to talk to us on Skype and answer some of our Allotment questions. We'll keep you updated about what we find out!