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Woodcock Hill Primary School

Motivate, Educate, Achieve

Year 5

Mrs Summerfield and Mrs Cullen would like to welcome you to Year Five.

Contact Mrs Summerfield by using the email:




The Topics we will be covering this year are...

  • Autumn 1-  Alchemy Island - Studying map work and fantasy narratives.
  • Autumn 2-Pharaohs - Travelling back in time to look at the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.
  • Spring 1- Beast Creator - Looking at the creatures around us and building our own bug hotel.
  • Spring 2- . Allotments -  A study of plants and growing our own food.
  • Summer 1-  Scream Machine - Designing and building our own fairground rides and learning all about forces.
  • Summer 2- Time Traveller -  Studying animals, the use of natural resources and how we can improve the world around us.


Autumn 1 - Alchemy Island


This term we will be looking at:

* Map work - understanding how to use co-ordinates to follow a specific route.

* Materials - different properties and how they change, understanding chemical and physical changes.

* Volcanoes and mountains - how they are formed and what causes them.

* Fantasy narratives, non-chronological reports, soliloquies.

* The local area - researching and understanding the history of Weoley Castle.

* The work of Chelsely Bonestell and fantasy art.

Autumn 2 - Pharaohs