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Twin Oaks Primary School

Willow Class

Welcome to Year 5!

The children have made a great start to the new term and are already busy with their learning.

meet the teacher meeting.pdf

Below is the full overview for this half term. 

Don't forget to log in to Google Classroom to find weekly homework and helpful links related to our topic. 

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to speak to one of us.

Miss Darbourne, Sue and Rosa

year 5 summer 1 parent overview.pdf


We are currently reading 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman.

Malorie Blackman Pig Heart Boy Audiobook




Geography - Hola Mexico!

In Geography, we are learning about the geography of Mexico and London, as well as the continent of North America. We will explore the human and physical features of Mexico, including the climate. We will also develop our understanding and use of a range of maps and atlases.

BBC Bitesize GeographyThe geography of North America (Continent) Where is North America? BBC Primary Geography - MexicoMexico - National Geographic Mexico - Britannica Kids

Science - Light 

In Science, we are exploring the way that light behaves, including light sources, reflection and shadows. We will learn how we see things and how the eye works. We will work scientifically to conduct investigations.

 BBC Bitesize - What is light? BBC Bitesize - How does the eye detect light? BBC Bitesize - What is reflection? BBC Bitesize - Light and Shadows BBC Bitesize - Why are shadows made? Nat Geo Kids - Light and lenses Nat Geo Kids - Your Amazing Eyes!


In RE, we are learning about Judaism and the significance of prayer and how followers worship God. We will learn about some of the celebrations in a synagogue.

BBC Bitesize - What is Judaism? BBC Class Clips - The Torah BBC Class Clips - What is a Bat Mitzvah? BBC Class Clips - Life as a Jewish boy Britannica Kids - Judaism Primary Homework Help - Judaism


Homework is set every Friday to be returned the following Thursday. 

Here are some interesting and creative tasks you could complete based on our ‘Hola Mexico’ topic. Bring them in to school when you have completed one or more of them.


Other useful websites:

The children have individual logins for these websites in their reading diaries. 

TT Rockstars Accelerated Reader - Quizzes MyOn - Online books and audiobooks