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Eastbury Community School

Year 5 - Nottingham

 "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." -Maimonides

Please see below where you can find all our key information for this year.

welcome meeting 1 2 .pdf



Please view our curriculum overview to find out what Nottingham will be up to this year!

year 5 curriculum overview.pdf


Autumn week 1: Transition week

This week it was great getting to know each and every individual in the class. We created a book called 'My Favourite Body Part'  where we described what we were grateful for and why.

Autumn 1 week 3:

This week Nottingham have had their first lesson on inputting codes to command Micro:bits. Ask the children how to use a Micro:bit :)


Autumn 1 week 4:

This half term we are looking at forces. Nottingham class have been exploring levers, force and load.

Autumn 1 week 5:

In celebration of Black History Month, in assembly, the children learnt about famous black writers such as Malorie Blackman.



Autumn 1 week 6:

This week Nottingham class tuned in to an online workshop 'Cooking Up The Curriculum' where they had the opportunity to ask a food scientist questions and learn a little about microbes. They used whiteboards to create their own microbe story.

As we continue to celebrate black history month, we have been looking at Bilal; the first black muezzin. Children wrote poems about Bilal's bravery and story mapped his life.


Autumn 1 week 7:

This week Nottingham class went over to the Secondary and absolutely loved having the opportunity to type up their own suspense story.

In celebration of Black History month we looked at the life of Walter Tull. 

Walter Tull was both a professional footballer player and a soldier during World War One.

Walter had to give up his career as a footballer to help out in the war, but he then became recognised as the first black officer to lead white British soldiers into battle.

Next half term we will be learning about WW1.


Autumn 2 Week 1:

 This half term we are learning about space! We modelled the planets using fruit.

 Autumn 2 Week 2:

We looked at the toys children played with during WW1


Autumn 2 Week 3:

This week we had a cooking class!


 It was children's week this week and we looked at the 'Convention On The Rights of A Child'. We discussed which right we believed was most important to us.


Autumn 2 Week 5:

This week, a visitor from childNet came into school and spoke to us about staying safe online!

Autumn 2 week 6:

This week we have been designing our product and packaging for enterprise week. We will be selling decorated marshmallows!

Spring 1

Week 1

This half term we are learning about the Anglo Saxon legend Beowulf. We have started the half term acting the story out.

Week 2

This week we had our first lesson learning about China. We discovered that it has mega cities. We explored the countries that border China and looked at how the lives of children in Shanghai may differ to our own.

Week 3

This week we have been looking at one point perspective drawing

 Week 4: NSPCC visit 

The children had the opportunity to discuss what to if they felt unsafe and who to speak to.

Week 5: We went on a visit to the church. There was a scavenger hunt set up for us and we looked at the fascinating history of Christianity in Barking!

Week 6: We went over to the secondary labs to carry out irreversible experiments!

Spring 2

Week 1: This half term, we will be coding in text and numbers during our computing sessions.


Week 2: A 'cool' Science workshop!

Week 3: World book day! Children from Nottingham receiving their award for best dressed.

Week 4: We've been learning about getting good sleep in PSHE

Week 5: Achievement assembly and Science week!

We designed different sized parachutes and tested which would be best for a smooth landing.

Who would make the tallest marshmallow and spaghetti tower?

Summer 1


Summer 2