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How do heroes in history help to shape our future?

Project Overview

Throughout our Autumn term REAL Project, pupils will explore what life was like for those living through the Blitz and how people coped with conflict in their daily lives.  This part of history draws many parallels with our current situation as we battle a world pandemic. We will research famous heroes who have helped to positively shape our future generations and reflect on their important roles within society.

As a year group, we will be reading Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, exploring how the themes of this story relate and give insight into our essential question.

Mini Outcomes

  • Write an evacuation diary
  • Design, make and evaluate a replica gas mask
  • Write a newspaper report based on The Blitz

Curriculum Coverage

English Diary writing, Newspaper report, Letter writing, Narrative writing, Poetry
Maths Place value of numbers up to one million

Problem solving with addition and subtraction

Line graphs and timetables

Multiplication and division

Perimeter and area

RE Ourselves

Life Choices


History The Blitz
Science Animals including humans
Computing Coding a WW2 game with Mr Trigg
PE Invasion games with sports coach
Art, Design & Technology Design and produce a replica gas mask
Music Charanga Musical School Scheme
PSHE ‘Being Me in My World & Celebrating Difference’
MFL Spanish


Important year group information


Pupils need to wear their PE kit every Monday to school. Pupils will remain in their kit throughout the school day. They do not need their school uniform in school on this day.

Year 5 pupils will have the opportunity to participate in yoga lessons this year. As class yoga sessions may need to be changed at short notice to fit in with other year group bubbles, we ask that all children bring in their PE shorts only in their school bags on a Wednesday and Friday for this session.


Please make it a priority to read with your child and sign their reading records at least five times a week. Reading records (blue book) and home readers must be in school every day – we advise storing these in pupils’ school bags.

Weekly homework will be uploaded to SEESAW every Monday. Homework is organised into weekly folders on your child’s SEESAW journal. Homework is expected to be completed and handed in by the following Monday. Please could you encourage your child to complete all homework on time.

If your child does not have access to the internet at home or their device is broken, class teachers can arrange for your child to be issued with paper homework.


Pupils are also expected and will be monitored online by class teachers that they complete the following activities:

Reading Plus – complete 6 see reader sessions per week

Maths Shed – 30 minutes per week

Spelling Shed – weekly spellings to be practised

Times Table Rockstars – regular practise

If your child doesn’t know their passwords for any of the above programmes, please ask your child’s teacher for a copy.

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