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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.  We are looking forward to a very enjoyable and successful year with lots of exciting topics and great learning opportunities. We hope that this page will give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of the Year 5 team.




Our new topic this term is called, ‘Local legends’.

We will carry out a local history study of Dartford. Key questions for us to consider are:

  • How has Dartford changed in the past 10/50/100 years?
  • Are these changes necessary?
  • How will Dartford change in the future?

Local Legends

Homage to the legendary bandmates with two new statues!


Statues of Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are now on show in their home town Of Dartford. The sculptures, named ‘The Glimmer Twins’, were created by artist and Rolling Stones fan Amy Goodman. Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been honored in their hometown of Dartford in Kent with side-by-side bronze statues.


In art lessons, pupils will be using cameras/iPads to take photographs to create a piece of artwork which will include the integration of the edited digital images they have previously taken.

We will also look at work by the photographer, Andy Goldsworthy.

In our reading and writing lessons, we will focus on the book, 'Song For A Whale' by Lynne kelly

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she's the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she's not very smart. If you've ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.

The Year 5 Team (2023/24)

Mr G WilsonYear 5 Team Leader, Science Leader, Sea Urchins Class Teacher

Miss A Smith Whales Class Teacher

Mr G Kingdom - Swordfish Class Teacher

Mrs Cooper - HLTA, Intervention Leader

Mrs Hyett - Associate Teacher

Mrs Kingwell - Associate Teacher

Mrs Miller - Associate Teacher


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