Westfield Junior School

Welcome to Year 5

Our Year 5 Team
Mrs L Mayne
Mrs G Cheney
Mr T Allen
Mrs L Hagen
5MC Class Teacher (Mon-Thu)
5MC Class Teacher (Fri)
5A Class Teacher
5H Class Teacher
Miss E Perkins
Mrs K Carsley
Mrs N Hall
Miss S Sippitt
Learning Support Assistant
SEN Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant

Autumn Term

Off with Her Head!

Off with Her Head!

Children will research our local area and its links with the Battle of Bosworth and the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty.  What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife?  Was she really that bad?  Children will travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history.  They will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads!

Air Quality and Sustainable Travel Education Theatre Show

This term, year 5 watched the fantastic Air Quality and Sustainable Travel Education Theatre Show, 'Abbie Ayre and the Shed of Science’.
The fun, engaging presentation educated and motivated the year 5 pupils to help improve their local air quality safely and sustainably. The project enabled pupils to identify the causes and health consequences of poor air quality, and to address ways in which they can avoid contributing to poor air quality, such as using sustainable transport.

Bosworth Battlefield School Trip

Year 5 have been on a school trip to Bosworth Battlefield and learnt lots about our topic of the Tudors. We met the resident soldier and learnt about a variety of weapons from dagger to cannon, recruitment, the make-up of an army, wounds and treatment, tactics, campaign life, transportation, food and rations, sieges, heraldry and battle communications. We also handled some artefacts, took our position as a soldier and had a go at the bill drill.

We also visited the exhibition which brought to life the story of the Battle of Bosworth and this fascinating period of history. We followed the four medieval characters to find out about the lives of those involved, as Richard and Henry battle for the throne of England. We explored how the Battlefield was rediscovered in 2010 and compared the fates of Richard and Henry. 

One of Bosworth’s knowledgeable guides brought the events of the battle to life outside on the battlefield trail with objects, re-enactment and role-play. With access to the most up-to-date research and evidence, the pupils learnt the very latest information about the battle.

Here are some pictures and videos of our fantastic school trip:

 Off with Her Head - Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
 Y5 - Curriculum Map.pdfDownload
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