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Year 5 Long Term Plan 2019 - 2020

Our topic for the Spring Term is:

Mountains and Mayhem

We will be answering the key question: How do volcanoes erupt?

We will investigate the structure of the Earth beneath our feet and find out about tectonic plates. We will research how mountains are made and use maps and atlases to locate the World's major volcanoes and earthquake zones. We will discover how movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and volcanic activity. We will write an explanation text to show the different types of volcano and how they erupt.


If you have any interesting resources or contacts linked to this topic, please let Mr Searle know. 




Evacuation Experience at Winchcombe Station

Year 5 2018-19

DT Project - the finished bridges!

Bridge Painting - we had a great Art Day on Wednesday 27th March, during which we painted bridge silhouettes.

DT Week - Year 5 have been very busy designing and making bridges. We learned how to cut and stick safely. We had a lot of fun!

World Book Day 2019 - It was lovely to see such a wide variety of characters turn up to school on World Book Day

Year 5 Non-linear Quest - the children have worked hard to put together this story as a class. Please read it as a Powerpoint so that you can make your choices at the end of each chapter and the hyperlinks will take you to the right page.

ART DAY - We had a busy day on Wednesday 12th December. Mrs King did some printing with us and we did some watercolour paintings with Mr Searle.

What a lot of Map! As part of our Geography work this term, we got to play with large OS maps of the local area. We had to find places using 6-figure grid references.

Basketball WOW Day with Paul Sturgess - the tallest man in Britain!

Visit to meet Mitch Johnson, author of 'Kick', at the Literature Festival.

WELL DONE Henry and Albie


The Christ Church School Football Team had their first match on Thursday 4th October. The team is mostly made up of Year 6 children, but two Year 5 boys got their chance to play in this match and both had stunning debuts.


Henry Pope proved to be a strong and purposeful midfielder, teaming up with Alex Killacky-Wheeler particularly well. Albie Neveu was up front with Harry Langdon in the first half and hit a brilliant shot early on in the game, which rebounded off the cross bar from a tight angle. In the second half, Albie then replaced Charlie Smith in defence and again proved that he was more than a match for the larger boys on the other team.

A great start to your football careers at Christ Church, boys - well done!

Forest School Visit


On Friday 12th October Mrs Pope and Mr Searle will walk with the children in Year 5 to Dean Close School. Dean Close have kindly allowed children from Christ Church to use the outdoor learning area in their school grounds.


Please make sure the children have outdoor clothes and boots in school on that day.

History with students from the University of Gloucestershire.


On Wednesday 10th October Mrs Thomson. a lecturer at the university, will bring a large group of her student teachers to Christ Church. They will be leading a session with the Year 5 children, which will focus on an air raid which took place on Cheltenham during the Second World War.

Literature Festival Events


Year 5 will be going to two events as part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.


On Monday 8th October they will walk to Gloucester Road Primary School to listen to Lisa Thompson talk about her writing. Lisa Thompson is the author of 'The Goldfish Boy' and 'The Light Jar', both about vulnerable young people in difficult situations.


On Wednesday 10th October they will walk to the Festival site in Montpellier to listen to Mitch Johnson. He will talk about his debut novel 'Kick', which Mr Searle is currently reading to the Year 5 class. PLEASE make sure all children have a packed lunch on this day as we will be having a picnic lunch in the park.

Our Evacuation Experience on the Winchcombe Steam Railway