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Market Drayton Junior School

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Year 5

Hero Hall of Fame

During the Spring Term, across the curriculum, there will be an emphasis on heroes.


In our English lessons, we will be looking at a range of Greek myths, focusing on the heroic actions involved in them. The children will have the opportunity to write their own myth. Following this, we will be studying the book ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg which focuses on the life and heroic achievement of Annie Edson Taylor.


Throughout this term, the children will continue to look at life and times in Ancient Greece. During these lessons, the children will be learning about the impact this period of time continues to have on our lives today.


In geography, the children will continue with their theme of Peaks, Eruptions and Tremors. During the Spring Term, the children will conclude their work on mountains and the effects tourism has on these areas. After this we shall then begin to look at earthquakes and why these occur.


Living Things and Animals, including humans, are our topics in science for this term. During these sessions, the children will be learning about lifecycles, reproduction and habitats.

The focus of our design and technology project this term is cam toys. The children will first evaluate a range of toys before being provided with a design brief to create their own cam toy ensuring they follow a set of given criteria. Throughout, there will be an in-depth focus on the correct use of terminology and vocabulary as well as using equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. 

Useful information


Maths homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

English homework is given out on a Monday and is due back on a Wednesday.

Spellings are given out on a Monday and are tested on Friday.

Please continue to read regularly and practice your spellings and times tables.

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