Year 5 - Rippon Tor

Welcome to Rippon Tor. Our teacher is Mrs Brooks and our wonderful teaching assistant is Mrs Clair. 

Autumn 2018

Topic Plan - Autumn

Since starting year 5, we have learned all about Roald Dahl and read The Minpins as our class reader. From this story, we have written a range of texts, such as stories, persuasive leaflets, reports, descriptions, scientific reports, letters, diary entries and recounts. Alongside this, we have completed related artwork, involving water colours, pastels, printing and textures with different art resources.

After learning lots of new knowledge through visits to the forest and completing trails, we planned, created and delivered a ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ trail for key stage 1 to solve. This included questions to answer about the story that they had been reading, as well as hidden crocodile teeth for the children to earn prizes. We really enjoyed working with the younger children and the trail was very successful.

In November, we took part in remembrance activities to commemorate the anniversary of the end of WW1. We learned about soldiers who sacrificed their lives to join the war effort, made and sketched poppies and learned about how the poppy became the symbol of remembrance.


As part of anti-bullying week, we learned about the different types of bullying and how to prevent and report it. We also focused on diversity, writing poems to reflect our thoughts and feelings.

Spring 2019 - Endangered World

Topic Plan - Spring Term

Happy New Year! We have come back into school re-energised and excited about our new topic, called 'Endangered World'. 

Throughout this term, we will be learning all about the impact we have on our planet, through different types of pollution and looking at ways to reduce it through practical means: we have already taken part in a Junk Funk drumming workshop, which allowed us to see how old (seemingly useless) household items can make amazing music.


As our topic progresses, we look forward to finding out more about how pollution affects our world and will affect our future if we do nothing about it. 
We will also be writing to Sir David Attenborough to invite him to talk to us about endangered animals and the causes of these.