Sycamore - year 5

Sycamore - year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

In Term 1 and 2 our topic is all about the Anglo Saxons. This term, we will continue to develop our knowledge about the Anglo-Saxons and learn about their relationship with the Vikings, who were also invaders to Britain.  Children will research the Vikings and how similar/different they were to the Saxons.  After this, children will write a discussion text, giving a balanced argument about whether it would have been better to have been an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking, justifying their reasons.  There will be links made to DT and children will be making their own Viking longships.  As the finale to our topic, we will be creating our own museum to show our findings about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.  Invitations will come home soon!


In English this term we will continue reading our book from last term – Anglo-Saxon Boy - and using it as inspiration for our writing and a firm basis for developing comprehension through discussion of the text. The children will create ‘Wanted!’ posters, write descriptions, recount battles, write diary entries and letters and write their own ending to the story before writing their very own Anglo-Saxon flashback story.

Author of the Term: This term we will continue to learn about David Walliams and read some of his books. Sycamore and Holly class are both reading ‘Demon Dentist’.


Please see our Term 2 Topic Web for more information here: Term 2 topic web. Key information about homework, PE etc is on the right in the key information section. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop me for a chat in the playground.

Mrs Llewelyn-Hodgson

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