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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy

Year 5



Mr Wylie, Mrs Knowles and Mr Fearn welcome you to Year 5.

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Sloman and Ms Webber.


This year, our Year 5 children will be learning some very exciting topics!


  • Autumn Term 1 - Identify and Diversity - What Makes Britain Great?
  • Autumn Term 2 - Peace and Conflict - The Vikings


  • Spring Term 1 - Social Justice - The Egyptians
  • Spring Term 2 - Saving our Environment - The Egyptians


  • Summer Term 1 - Our Heritage - Explorers 
  • Summer Term 2 - Our World and Beyond - An American Adventure 



Spring Term 1


Our Spring Term kicked off with our new topic - Ancient Egypt. Children have been busy conducting independent research, writing non-chronological reports, and designing their very own pyramids. We have been impressed and proud with how hard each of them have been working!

Autumn Term 2


Well done and thank you to all the Year 5 children who completed their homework projects about the Vikings. We were amazed, yet again, at all the imaginative and varied independent research projects completed.

Can you see yours?

Viking Homework Projects



Our new Food Technology skills programme got underway last week. So good to see children enjoying planning their meal, then shopping for the ingredients as a team, handling money and operating the till. Back to school to make their recipe, then tasting time... and of course the washing up! They all took their tea home with them... and gave the whole experience a big thumbs up! We will be repeating the sessions weekly this year, giving lots more children the chance to take part.

Year 5 enjoyed a Tough Rower session. Children were competing against each other to see who could row the furthest in one minute before taking part in a rowing relay race. It's safe to say that they were worn out by the end!

Autumn Term 1


Children in Year 5 have had a fantastic and busy start to the year.

Our topic for this half term was What Makes Britain Great? We challenged the children in Y5 to do some independent research and learning to find out Who Makes Britain Great? We were amazed by the children's effort, commitment and creativity towards their homework projects and thank you for your support.

Take a look at some of their fantastic projects.

We really enjoyed performing our Harvest Breakfast Assembly and inviting parents, carers, grandparents and governors to join us for a delicious harvest breakfast. We hope you enjoyed it too.

Children had a fantastic time celebrating European Languages Day. Children ate some French snacks and learned about some of the famous artwork that can be found in The Louvre. Children in 5J also had a go at recreating one of the masterpieces.

As part of our Topic, we have been looking at The British Values. We learned about democracy and voted for our School Council Representatives and Class Ambassadors.

We celebrated Dot Day on 15th September. Children in Year 5 created portraits of famous Britons using dots. We are really pleased with the final pieces - here's just a few of them!



Please take a look back at the work from last year below.

Summer Term 2


This term, children have been out in the sunshine and enjoyed a fantastic Year 5 Sports Day. We are so proud of all the children who took part and congratulate them for all of their efforts. The results are as follows:


1st: Chatsworth - 575 points

2nd: Kedleston - 550 points

3rd: Haddon - 525 points

4th: Hardwick - 500 points

The children have enjoyed an explosive start to our Space topic!


We have had lots of fun designing, creating and launching our own rockets. We have also had a visit from a mobile planetarium and investigated how craters are formed. During our first week, we have also discovered interesting facts about the Sun, Earth and Moon and used our outdoor area to explore how far apart things are in the Solar System.

This term, as part of our Space topic, children have been learning all about the first moon landing. Children across the year group scripted and performed a news broadcast showing off just what they had learned.

Spring Term 1


Lockdown has not prevented the children from learning during this term. We have been learning a lot about Rainforests both in school and at home - we have discovered some of the vast amount of species that live in the rainforest and also spent time creating our very own rainforest models in Art and DT.

Rainforest Tour

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We have also been learning about rainforest climates and presented our own weather forecast. 

Summer's weather

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Bobby's weather report.MOV

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