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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy

Year 5

Mrs Marshall, Mr Wylie and Mrs Rhodes would like to welcome you to Year 5. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Mrs Fowkes, Miss Webster and Mrs Jones.


In Year 5, we learn about some very exciting topics!


  • Autumn – The Victorians
  • Spring 1 – Space
  • Spring 2/ Summer 1 – The Vikings
  • Summer 2 – Around the World Explorers



Spring term 2 - Vikings 


We will be charging into battle with the Vikings learning about where they came from and why they invaded Britain. Exploring Viking life, beliefs and ways of living are some of the areas we will cover.



World Book Day!

Can you guess which characters we are? 

More World Book Day fun!

We also enjoyed reading stories and sharing books with the year 1 pupils. 

Spring Term 1 - Space


Our topic for the Spring Term is Space. Children in Year 5 will have the opportunity to explore theories about the Big Bang, to learn about our Solar System and discover more about the Earth, Sun and Moon.


We recently enjoyed our WOW Day. The children learned about craters and made and launched rockets. We also had a visit from a mobile planetarium, which was a fantastic opportunity for children to explore more about the stars we see in the night sky.

Harvest Breakfast


It was lovely to celebrate with our Year 5 children, as they organised their Harvest Breakfast for parents, relatives and friends. Well done Year 5!

Autumn Term - The Victorians


We have introduced the children to our Victorian topic and began with some tasting of gruel. Most children didn't like this but some thought it was delicious!


Our trip this term was to Southwell Workhouse. Children got dressed up in traditional Victorian clothes and toured the Workhouse. They even got to take part in a Victorian school lesson. Thankfully they were all well behaved and didn't receive any Victorian punishments.