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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5 at West Oxford Community Primary School, we learn all about the world around us and ways that we can help make it a better place. We really care about our community and our part in it.

We have a 2 year rolling curriculum and  begin cycle A learning about the Tudors and the Maya, conducting science investigations, speaking Italian, reading Treason, Macbeth , Ice Trap  and working on our Maths skills .

In cycle B our cross- curricular topic in term 1 is Ancient Greece and read The Adventures of Odysseus.We then move onto Natural Disasters in term 2 and Local Oxford in term 3 We enjoy reading The Hobbit and Alice in Wonderland as our English text and learn about the artist (and the engineer !) William Morris. 

In Science and are about to start learning all about Forces and then move onto investigating materials, Earth and Space, Plants and Living things . In music we will be learning to play the Ukelele !

We love to make learning exciting with lots of trips and outside visitors.

We enjoy what we do - we hope you enjoy our page. It's all happening in Year 5!

Miss Morley

Year 5 Teacher

 Autumn Term 2023 update 

We have had a wonderful , exciting and busy term in Beech class. Here are some pictures of some of the lovely experiences we have shared. 

Our highlights have included studying the  Greek atefacts and the Adventures of Odysseus. We did a Greek Att and Architecture workshop with Magic Lantern. We created beautiful Greek pottery and embroidery and brought in and shared some amazing greek homework projects. We also visited the County library and took part in a workshop in the Makerspace.

We had a brilliant Gamelin day at The Dragon School where we took part in Indonesian Music, Dance and Art workshop.

Our Year 5 guitatists performed in our Winter concert , We tested our boats in the park and our parachutes from the fire escape. 

It has been alot of fun learning in Beech class.




Here is our latest newsletter :


year 5 spring newsletter 2024 docx.pdf



Beech class had a brilliant day learning about Farming and Countyside Management at Cornbury Park. 

Beech class countryside day at Cornbury Park


This week we made a  visit to the Ashmolean Museum as part of our Topic on Syria and the Middle East. We looked at a gigantic map and some amazing art and artefacts.   We all enjoyed the Islamic Art workshop and have been inspired to design our own tiles .

Beech class Islamic Art workshop at the Ashmolean

Beech class had a brilliant week celebrating World Book Day. We enjoyed a writing workshop with a visiting author, a visit from a storyteller, and a book swap and we won the prize for the best door transformed into a book cover!

Beech class Book events week 2023

 Here are our amazing Maya Masks which we designed and created from papier mache .

Maya Masks by Beech


Beech class had a brilliant visit to Oxford County library. We enjoyed choosing some books and taking part in a fun Topic based book quiz. 



Science week 

Beech class had a brilliant Science week .We enjoyed our Space inspired  investigations and worked well in our teams.We also enjoyed a visit from Bright sparks and our Crime Lab workshop. We investigated DNA!


Beech class Science week



Beech class have been enjoying learning about the Ancient Maya. Here is some of our recent work:

Ancient Maya Artwork By Beech class


 This week we enjoyed Safer Internet day :

 We listened to an amazing Orchestra at the Sheldonian play music based on the theme the Solar System:

Beech class visit to Sheldonian Music concert By Oxford Youth Orchestra



 Beech class Tudor Gallery of work 

Beech class Tudor Gallery





Recommended Year 5 reading list from The School Reading List website.

The list is updated each month by a group of librarians, English teachers and parents.

Have a look at some great suggestions:


*Only books that have been read aloud to classes and road tested are reviewed, suggested or recommended.


Have fun exploring computer coding with Scratch, a computer coding program for children to have fun and create in a safe space. In the summer term we will be creating our own games on Scratch.




Our Curriculum For Year 5

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School. Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

Tudors Web