Chilton Primary School

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Sycamore Class Year 5

Welcome to Sycamore Class! There are 29 wonderful children in our class. Our teachers are Mrs Watson and Miss Compton.


Term 4- What does it mean to be a hero?



This term, children in Sycamore Class will learn about World War Two. We will learn about how the war is remembered in the modern day, who key leaders were during this period, how life changed for British citizens during the war and why victory for Britain was so significant. 


In our English studies, we will look at the unique conditions of the blitz through newspaper writing, and the significant contribution made by the Oxfordshire and Buckingham Light Infantry during Operation Deadstick, which has close links to our local area, through a flashback story. 


Term 4 timetable (subject to change)


Term 3- Is the Earth fragile?

'Curious, he weaved through the throng, coming face to face with a sea of colourful signs. The messages pierced through him: "Protect our planet", "Climate change is real", "The Earth is fragile". Sam felt a surge of emotion—confusion, concern, and a spark of determination. Was the world truly in danger?'



This term in geography, we will learn about the different biomes. We will learn about the difference between weather and climate, how climate zones create different biomes with their own unique and biodiverse eco-systems, study major biomes in detail, looking at their position and the significance of longitude and the Equator, simulate a rainforest habitat thinking about the role of the water cycle; consider the threats affecting world biomes, and how to reduce them; and think about deforestation, debating whether there is a need for this to continue. 


We will use our learning to consider the question, is the Earth Fragile?



Term 3 timetable- subject to change

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Term 2- How can we make the most of where we live?


Welcome back! This term we will develop our Geography fieldwork skills by exploring our local area. We will explore all things Chilton, using our map-reading skills to distinguish our location and surrounding features, before becoming cartographers and making our own maps relevant to our studies. We will use newly acquired geographical vocabulary to describe our local area and lead our peers on walks through it. With our new-found knowledge each session, we will be asking ourselves ‘How can we make the most of where we live?’. 



Term 2 timetable- subject to change

Term 1- Was Greek democracy a success?

Welcome back to school and to a brand-new school year. This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks, considering what democracy looked like then and comparing it to the modern day. 


In our topic lessons, we will investigate what democracy is, what it looked like in Ancient Greece and who did and did not have a voice. We will then compare it with today. This term, we will explore other legacies of Ancient Greece such as architecture, sport and language.

Term 1 timetable (subject to change)



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