Dauntsey Academy Primary School

Rowan Class (Year 5)

Adults in Rowan Class 

Mr Wilson

Class teacher

Mrs Quinn

Support Staff

Mrs Hayden-Smith

Support Staff

 Class reminders

Welcome to Year 5 – September 2022 

What will your child need?

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Reading book

Children need to have their reading book in school every day and reading records will be checked on a Monday morning.

PE kit

The children will have a class teacher sport lesson on a Wednesday and will have a lesson with sports coaches on a Friday. Please can the children wear their PE kit to school on these days and remember a PE hoody and tracksuit trousers or leggings for colder weather days. 

Forest School kit Children will need appropriate outdoor clothing for forest school which covers their arms and legs in terms 2, 4 and 6. 
Water Bottles Children should only have water in their bottles – no juice, squash or fizzy. Water bottles should be taken home daily to be washed out and re-filled.
Mid-morning snack Morning snack should be fresh or dried fruit/vegetables only please – no fruit winders etc.

Reading & Home Learning

 Children should be reading five times a week at home to support their reading progression. This will also boost their self-esteem and love of reading. We will be checking off their reading records on a Monday morning, but they need to bring their reading books and home academy books into school every day. Children will earn a sticker in their reading records for completing their five reads.

Communication & permissions


Please make sure you are signed up to Seesaw. If you are not yet signed up, please contact the school office. We use Seesaw as a communication tool and digital portfolio that allows you to have a personalised window into your child’s time at school. The class teacher and your child can document any learning so that it can be shared, supported and celebrated.

Permissions Please ensure you have informed the Admin team if you do not wish your child to appear in photographs on our website or one our school Facebook page.

Recommended Reads

Year 5 Recommended Reads >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 1

 History - The Anglo-Saxons. The Saxons were a group of people from north Germany who migrated to the island of Britain around the 5th century. There were actually three main peoples: the Saxons, the Angles, and the Jutes. After these people moved to Britain they became known as the Anglo-Saxons. Eventually the name “Angles” became the “English” and their land became known as England.

Geography - Why and where do earthquakes occur? We will be learning all about earthquakes. Earthquakes can be very dangerous to life on the surface of the Earth, but they are dynamic and magnificent forces of nature. We will be using our research skills to find out where and why they occur. 

Rowan Learning Web Term 1 >>

Anglo-Saxons Knowledge Organiser >>

Earthquake Knowledge Organiser >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 2

We will be learning how forces affect everything around us. We will learn about the effects of gravity, friction, air and water resistance as well as building models to explore the ways in which pulleys, levers and gears work

Rowan Learning Web Term 2 >>

Levers and Pulleys Knowledge Organiser >>

Forces Knowledge Organiser >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 3

Rowan Class will become experts on the Earth, Sun and Moon, finding out facts like how big each one is, how far away from each other they are, how their relationship to each other creates night, day and different time zones, and so much more. We will also be studying the work of Stephen Hawking.

Rowan Learning Web Term 3 >>

Earth and Space Knowledge Organiser >>

Art Knowledge Organiser >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 4

We will be learning where the Vikings came from, how they fought for territory and power, and how their fighting ultimately led to the kingdom of England we know today. We will also be finding out about the key  processes of the water cycle, investigating rivers and exploring the impact of droughts and floods.

Rowan Learning Web Term 4 >>

Vikings Knowledge Organiser >>

Water Knowledge Organiser >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 5

We will be  learning about biscuits. We will have the chance to explore different kinds of biscuits, including their flavours, textures and appearances, find out which biscuits are most and least popular, as well as design, make, evaluate (and, of course, eat!) our own biscuits. 

We will also be learning about Leonardo da Vinci and the renaissance period. We will be recreating some famous portraits and religious paintings. We will also have the opportunity to draw and invent machines.

Rowan Learning Web Term 5 >>

Biscuits Knowledge Organiser >>

Da Vinci Knowledge Organiser >>

Rowan Class Learning Journey - Term 6

Rowan Learning Web Term 6 >>

Properties and Changes of Materials Knowledge Organiser >>

3D Design Knowledge Organiser >>