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

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Summer Term

During the Summer Term, in geography, the children will be exploring the oceans of the world! As Oceanographers, the children will be exploring the impact of pollution and climate change within oceans and how this predominantly affects coastal regions. They will be proposing solutions as to how we can live sustainably in order to protect the marine biome. 

In history, the children will be learning about inequality, both in the UK and internationally and how it relates to current experiences. This will be a natural continuation of our other areas of historical learning this year (Victorians and Colonialism) and will include the study of significant individuals, such as: Emmeline Pankhurst, Emily Davison, Malala Yousafzai and Gandhi. 

In art, we will be creating our own individual pieces of expressionist artwork, taking inspiration from the greats such as Henri Matisse and Jean-Michael Basquiat. The children will develop a mood board of ideas which will accompany their own piece of artwork, enabling them to coherently express their inner feelings and emotions. 

As design technologists, we will be constructing some “spoonable” dips that can be eaten with tortilla chips. The children will apply their knowledge of cooking techniques and nutrition to list possible ingredients for their healthy dips. Afterwards, they will investigate their favourite flavours and create a recipe which is then taste tested, evaluated then modified based on feedback. 

Our memorable experiences will be educational visits to: The Madina Masjid Mosque in Sheffield and an exciting trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester which will be “out of this world”. We will also have the chance to experience seeing the world-renowned Halle Orchestra for our postponed spring trip to the City Hall. 

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

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