Welcome To

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The children will be delighted to know that Mr Bavington and Mr Matthews will be teaching Year 5 this year. We are both thrilled to be working in a fabulous year group and we cannot wait to support the children as they continue their learning journey through school.

Teaming up with these exceedingly fortunate teachers, our support staff will be Mr Redmill and Miss Ahmed.

Make sure you are following us on Twitter @Y5BMStradbroke and @Y5BStradbroke to find out about our learning and all that we’re getting up to.

An important reminder:
Y5’s PE day is on Monday afternoon, so please make sure you have your PE kits. The children must then take home their PE kits, ready for the next week’s session. Many thanks.


Staff Working in Year 5 this year

Stradbroke Primary School

Teacher: Mr B Matthews

Stradbroke Primary School

Teacher: Mr D Bavington

Teaching Assistants

Saima Ahmed

Bryce Redmill

Remote Learning

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Spring Term

During the Spring Term, the children will be learning about the environmental impact and human processes associated with “Food Trade”. This interesting sequence of Geography learning will provide the children with a deeper understanding about where their food is imported from and what products the UK exports. In addition, they will also have an opportunity to taste different types of chocolate and research in depth the production of cocoa. 

In history, Year 5 will be focusing on Imperialism and Colonialism. They will be given the opportunity to debate and discuss power and privilege that was prevalent in the past, whilst learning about significant individuals such as: Frederick Douglass, Mary Prince and Olaudah Equiano who sought to abolish slavery during the 19th century. We will then research the cause and consequence of their actions, and how they helped shape modern civilization. 

In art, we will be concentrating on architecture. The children will be constructing sculptures of aquatic wildlife from recycled pieces of plastic, taking inspiration from Veronika Richterova, who has famously produced some incredible artwork and sculptures from recycled waste, along with El Anatsui and Michelangelo. This sequence of art learning lends itself well to our geography topic because the children will be able to discuss and understand the environmental impact of pollution and plastic waste on our oceans. One of our memorable experiences will be when the children showcase and display their sculptures in the school yard for parents and children from other year groups to admire. 

Our Recommended Reading List

Our recommended reading list includes:

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke


You can borrow these books from Sheffield City Council Libraries. Find your closest Library here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/libraries-archives/our-libraries

What Are We Learning?

Year 5 Letters