Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Staff: Mr Jacob, Mr Phillips & Mrs Jenks

Our exciting research projects for this year will be:

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence



Beast Creator

Alchemy Island

Time Travellers


Year 5 – General Information

P.E Information

Year 5  P.E. lessons will take place on TUESDAY and THURSDAY. 

They must wear a full Malvern Primary School P.E uniform.  This includes:

  • White T-shirt (plain white or white with Malvern badge)
  • Green shorts Black / grey pumps

If the weather permits, children may bring an outdoor P.E. kit into school along with their normal P.E kit.  This includes:

  • White T-shirt (plain white or white with Malvern badge)
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Jumper or jacket
  • Trainers

Children should have their P.E kit in school everyday.


Reading and Homework

Children should read four times a week and record this independently in their school planner. This should then be signed off by an adult.  This can be any book/magazine they wish that is of the correct standard.  Some children may have books suggested to them by their teacher to make sure they are of the correct level.

Children should have access to their planners in school every day.  It is the children’s responsibility to make sure their planner goes home at the end of each day to record their reading / homework, and comes back into school the next day.  If they forget their planners, their reading should be recorded on a piece of paper and brought into school.

Children will be given a spelling list to complete each week. These will be sent home every Friday to be returned (and tested) the following Wednesday and should be used as an opportunity to learn spellings rather than just copy them out! Other homework tasks will be sent home by the class teacher as and when required.


Independent Learning Tasks

Choose three of the following exciting activities to complete at home this half term.  Projects are due in on the Monday of the final week of the half term.

  • Search your local library to find out if the plague of the 14th century affected a village or a town near you.  What information can you find out?
  • Write a letter to a child of the 21st century, imagining you are a peasant child of the 14th century.  What could you tell them about your life?
  • Design a coat of arms for your family.  What symbols would you use and what would they represent?  What would be your family motto?
  • Find out what happens when something decomposes.  Place an apple core, orange or grape in a transparent container and watch as it decomposes.  Document what happens.
  • Use a map of the UK to identify castles of the Middle Ages.  Make a scrapbook or journal to research facts about one of them.  Be prepared to present your scrapbook to others.
  • Make a model rat out of papier mâché.  Paint it to look realistic.  Take a picture of your rat in different places, but try not to scare anyone!


Curriculum Topics

Read all about our latest curriculum projects below:


Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deadly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! 

Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to King and country!

Rouse your troops with the promise of a bloody battle and violent jousts.  Read and write historical accounts, poems and tales and discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body. And if you smell a rat, my friend, get out of here!

Our terrifying topic will provide curriculum coverage of the following subjects:

  • History
  • English
  • Computing
  • D.T.
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
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