Welcome to Year 5

Our Learning

Our topic for this Spring Term is Pyramid People.  A history and geography based topic. We will be studying all things Ancient Egypt; investigating the importance of the river Nile, the lives of the Pharaohs and their people, how pyramids, temples and houses were built.  This provides us with plenty of opportunity to cover the whole curriculum with a lot of discovery in the areas of history, science, geography and design technology. We will be discovering the culture of the ancient Egyptian Gods and their beliefs of the afterlife, paying close attention to the gruesome process of mummification! In Science, we will be studying materials and their changing state. Our English work will link to our topic work and will include writing Explanations and Balanced Arguments. In Maths, we will continue with the Passport targets and be following the Y5 Mathematics Curriculum covering multiplication and division, fractions and later in the term, decimals and percentages. In Art we will be looking at Egyptian cartouches and jewellery.


Computing sessions will focus on completing a webpage about Ancient Egypt and learning to use Excel. In RE, children we will be exploring the value of forgiveness and exploring the question ‘Should we forgive others?’

In addition to all of this, we have a special date to visit Lawnswood School on February 10th when we have been invited to attend the school’s performance of ‘We will Rock You’. Further details will follow.


Once again, we look forward to a busy and exciting term full of engaging learning opportunities.

School: 0113-275-5890

Pre-School: 0113-230-4035

Shire Oak CE Primary School

Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 2DT

Shire Oak is a safe and inclusive school and we expect all adults who work with, visit or meet our children to uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and regard for the welfare of children.