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Year 5

In Year 5, our Autumn 2 topic is…  

Why did people commit crimes in Tudor times and what were the consequences? (History)


 This half term, Year 5’s creative topic learning will include: the study of the famous Tudor monarchs, how they each ruled differently, and what life was generally like for the Tudor people.

There will also be a focus on Tudor crime and punishment and how it has changed from Anglo-Saxon times to the modern day. Other areas we will study include: housing, fashion, religion, famous Tudors and key events in the Tudor period.





Our HOT topic questions are:

  • How long ago was the Tudor period?
  • Can you name some famous Tudor monarchs?
  • If you could describe a Tudor’s life, what would you say?
  • What typical punishments did criminals face in Tudor times?
  • How could you assess whether the consequences were having an impact?
  • How would you compare Tudor crimes and punishments with Anglo-Saxon?


Our Literacy Focus

This half term, we will be reading (and writing our own versions of) ‘Defeating the Monster’ stories.

The texts that we will be focusing on are:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 

Web Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Can you think of any stories that you have read which have contained a monster who has been defeated?

Yes? If so, tell your teacher so we can share them with the class! 🙂 


Click here to download a list of suggested reading books for Year 5


Use these online games (or app) to practise your mental maths skills:

  • http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
  • https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23507


Creative Topic Web – Click below

Planning Topic Web for Parents Aut 2 Tudors 19-20


Year 5 Long Term Plan – Click below

Year 5 Long Term Plan 2019-20