Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Owls - Year 5

Welcome to Owl Class


In Year 5, Mr Dodgson is the class teacher and we are supported by the amazing Mrs Davies.

Our PE days this term are Monday and Tuesday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Dynamic Dynasties please find the unit Knowledge organiser below.

We will be exploring the Shang Dynasty in Ancient China. In particular, we will be exploring emperors, warfare, trade lifestyle and the legacy of The Shang Dynasty today.

Our class novel for the topic is Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan. 


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be covering adventure stories, and persuasive writing.
  • In Art we will study Taotie and Tints, Tones and Shade.
  • In Geography we will explore map skills, finding grid references and using a compass..
  • In Science we will explore forces and mechanisms.
  • In DT we will design and evaluate pneumatic systems making by a pneumatic machine that performs a useful function.

For more information about each topic you can find the knowledge organisers below.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 1 and 2 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources. 



In addition to daily reading, spelling and times tables practise, your child will bring home two pieces of work that will support their learning across the curriculum. This will be set on a Wednesday to be returned each Monday.



Useful links to support learning at home:

BBC Bitesize

Timestables rockstars