Year 5

Welcome to Maple and Juniper classes

The teachers in Year 5 are Andrew French (Juniper) and Michelle Boahene (Maple)

General information 

Y5 have arrived at Gilwell Park for their school journey.

Here are our class charters.



















Here is what we have been doing this term:

For International Day Year 5 explored the topography and biomes of Ghana and Madagascar. The children wrote a postcard to a friend/family member detailing the journey from Ghana’s capital, Accra to another Ghanaian city. They also created a poster comparing and contrasting the different biomes.

Year 5’s topic this term is Ancient Greece. The children have been exploring many aspects of this period in history including some amazing Greek myths. They have been focusing on the adventures of Odysseus and have been enjoying ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ in class reading. To support their study in class the children enjoyed a visit to the National Gallery where they explored paintings depicting scenes from Greek myths. In DT, they made flatbreads and created their own fillings. In Science Year 5 have been investigating forces and the properties of materials. The children have been enjoying dance sessions in indoor PE and tag rugby in outdoor PE run by Non-stop Action.

Here’s what we looked at in the first term:

Year 5’s topic this term has been the Victorians. They have been studying many aspects of this important historical period and have been reading ‘Street Child’ as a set text. They have also been reading ‘The girl who saved Christmas’. The children will have the opportunity to dress up as Victorian children and experience a day at a Victorian school as part of a curriculum day in November. They have been creating pictures in the style of William Morris in art. Year 5 have also been enjoying their Forest School sessions as part of the outdoor learning curriculum.