Autumn 1 - Mayans
Dropping into Central America we are going to live like Maya people. We will explore where they fit into history and key events through this period. We will build upon previous knowledge around civilisations and focus on how the Maya lived their daily lives including hunting, building shelters, cooking and their famous calendar system. We will learn all about the Maya’s connection to chocolate and piece together how they have an impact on daily life now.
Autumn 2 - Human Impact
In our Year 5 exploration of 'Human Impact,' we embark on a geographical journey to understand how humans shape the world—both positively and negatively. From the vast landscapes of the Arctic to the warmer climates near the Equator, we'll investigate the global impact of human activities.
As responsible UK citizens, we'll delve into the intricacies of importation, examining where our supplies originate. Exploring our native heritage, we'll unravel the reasons behind migration patterns. The final leg of our journey brings us closer to home, analysing our local area and brainstorming actionable steps to ensure sustainable support for the Earth's future.
By understanding how our lifestyle choices contribute to the broader global picture, we empower ourselves to make informed decisions and actively participate in preserving our planet for generations to come.
Spring 1 - Ancient Greece
Embarking on a captivating journey through history, children will be transported to the era of Ancient Greece. This educational journey will unravel the rich tapestry of Greek life, inviting students to marvel at the extraordinary achievements that have left a mark on the Western World, for example the development of democracy and the alphabet. In science, we will take a closer look at humanity, studying animal and human lifecycles, and the changes that happen within each.
Spring 2 - From Field to Fork
During our Field to Fork topic, the children will be looking the importance of understanding and appreciating the entire journey of food production, from the field where it is grown, to the fork where it is consumed. They will build an awareness of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of food production and consumption and develop their understanding of how many of the foods that we eat end up on our plate. We hope that this encourages the children to make informed and responsible choices about the food they eat. By considering the entire food production process, from agricultural practices to transportation and distribution, they can gain a better appreciation for the food they eat and its impact on their health and the environment. The children will also have the opportunity to put their culinary skills to the test! In Design and Technology, Year 5 will revisit the importance of hygiene and safety when preparing food, and look at existing recipes to adapt into their own dishes.