Welcome to Year 5!
My name is Lorraine Lee and I have the privilege of working alongside 3 fantastic teachers, dedicated support staff and their amazing classes:
5VA- Mrs Arnold, Mrs Begum and Ms Israr
5JF- Mrs Forbes and Mrs Ali
5AK- Mr Kicks
Building on the learning in Year 4, our aim is to develop the children’s awareness of their impact on the environment and how to make this a positive one.
We will examine the impact that humans are having on the planet – both in regard to climate change and plastic pollution – and how humans have affected the British Isles over its history. This will lead to some highly detailed writing in the form of explanation texts, persuasive letters, stories and diaries.
We will learn how to read topographical maps and predict the effect of sea level rises, what lines of latitude are, and between which parallels we might find different biomes. We will also consider how the rise in global temperatures might affect these unique environments. To develop their understanding of the history of their local environment, we will be studying Saltaire and how the Industrial Revolution significantly changed Bradford.
Finally, looking beyond our planet, we will be discovering the solar system and our desire to explore the unknown. Will we ever live beyond earth? We will be exploring this question too!
In Year 5, thanks to the Bikeability initiative, the children will all have the opportunity to ride a bike out on the road. There will also be a variety of educational visits to support our curriculum.
If you have any questions please contact the office and we will be in touch.