Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 2019-2020!

We appreciate that your child may be feeling a little bit wobbly about coming back to school in September. Therefore, we have put together  this social story showing the children some important people and places in Year 6.

KADER Academy Transition_Year 5 to 6


On this webpage you will be able to discover some of the exciting activities that we have been – and will be – doing throughout the term.


To start Autumn 1, we will be travelling back 5,000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. We will cruise along the Nile (hypothetically of course) entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies. With the help of Mr Egypt (a real life Egyptologist, who lives in Egypt) we will be unravelling the secrets of ancient tombs using historical resources and ancient age-old artefacts – some over 4000 years old! We will also be looking for an apprentice who will work for Ramose (he’s our chief embalmer) to help prepare a body for its journey to the afterlife. Who will write the most gruesome set of instructions on how to prepare the body?

Did you know that the Hancock Museum has some fantastic Egyptian displays?

Egypt Knowledge Organiser 1

Egypt knowledge organiser 2

Here are some photos of us enjoying this topic:


The second half term’s learning is a Science-based topic all about Space. We will be taking part in a recreation of the Moon landing and interviewing astronauts (we don’t want to give too much away!) for our newspaper. We will also study the planets; what causes day and night; the effect of gravity and the seasons. In Literacy, we will create our own non-chronological report and write descriptively about a fictional planet and the creatures living there.

Did you know that the Life Centre in Newcastle has a brilliant planetarium and displays?

STARGAZERS knowledge organiser

Here are some photos of us enjoying this topic:

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence:

This medieval topic starts in gruesome fashion! We won’t spoil anything by giving too much away…

We use this topic to assist our writing, which, in the past, has resulted in making some horrific plague cures of our own. In addition to this, we have also tried to personify pestilence and write an explanation text about how the plague spread.
It’s not only our writing we have involved our topic in. As part of our D.T. work, we have designed and made plague doctor masks from a range of materials.

Did you know that the village of Eyam, Derbyshire, is famous for the way they sacrificed themselves to stop the plague from spreading? We are really excited to go and visit this place!

PESTILENCE Knowledge Organiser

Here are some photos of us enjoying this topic:

Beast Creator, evolution and the Outdoors:

The children start off Spring 2 with a topic all about Darwin’s theory of evolution, the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’ and the creatures which inhabit our planet! We will encourage children to wonder about why some creatures died out and how creatures adapt and change according to their habitats. We will be looking at how creatures are classified, their behaviours and their changes (metamorphis) and the reproduction of some plants and animals. We also like to have a range of real creatures growing inside our classroom!


Darwin’s delights

Here are some photos of us enjoying this topic:


Year 5 News