Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

Ryland Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 3NE



Teaching About Safeguarding:

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding children from harm. We want to ensure children are aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable and how they can keep themselves safe. Specific examples of this in the Year 5 curriculum are:

  • Novel Studies addressing concepts of domestic abuse, discrimination and prejudices in 'Goodnight Mister Tom' and 'Wonder'.
  • Discussions regarding treatments of others, discrimination and stereotypes during History-based Themes: Fight for your Right and World War II. 
  • PSHE Curriculum - exploring identity, drug awareness and relationships. 
  • Class discussions on the Code of Conduct, Behaviour Policy and school and British Values.
As part of the broader curriculum in Year 5, we routinely; 
  • Ensure each child knows they must talk to an adult if they are worried about themselves or another person
  • Encourage each child to identify a named adult(s) to talk to if they are worried or somebody is causing them to be upset or harm them
  • Remind the class that Mrs. Ruff, Miss Bradshaw and Mrs. Tipping have a special job in school to make sure everyone is safe. 

Term 3: What is the legacy of the Tudors? 

Golden Thread: Change and Continuity

Big Idea: Legacy, Power, Consequences

Theme Overview

History: The Tudors Knowledge Organiser

Science: Forces Knowledge Organiser

French: Healthy Eating Knowledge Organiser

Class Novel: The Diver's Daughter

This term, Year 5 will be immersed in the significant historical events of Tudor England. We will be exploring the breadth of Tudor history, starting with how the period began with the unification of the Houses of York and Lancaster in 1485, right up until the death of Elizabeth I in 1603.

We will discover all there is to know about the renowned King Henry VIII and what really happened to all of those wives of his!

Looking through the lens of our Golden Thread and Big Idea this term, we will discuss and evaluate the significance of the Tudor period in relation to the impact it has had on the England of today.

If any ruling family could argue their legacy - there’s no dispute; the Tudors certainly left one behind…

PE Days this term: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS

Key Dates this term:

Monday 30th January - Y5 Trip to Gainsborough Old Hall

Wednesday 8th February - Y5 Class Assembly 

Term 2: What can we learn from a World at War?

Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity

Big Idea: Protest, Prejudice, Discrimination

Theme Overview

History: World At War Knowledge Organiser

Science: Properties of Materials Knowledge Organiser

French: Time in the City Knowledge Organiser

Class Novel: Goodnight, Mister Tom, by Michelle Magorian

This term, Year 5 will explore the historical significance of World War I and World War II. They will immerse themselves in understanding what it was like to be a solider during wartime, as well as understand what life was like for those on the Home Front. Through their analysis and exploration of numerous historical sources, the children will have a greater understanding what it was like to be evacuated, to ‘Dig for Victory’, to ‘Make do and Mend’ and to fight for King and country.


Term 1: What does it mean to 'Fight for your Right'?

Golden Thread: Equality and Diversity

Big Idea: Protest, Prejudice, Discrimination

Theme Overview

History: Fight for your Right Knowledge Organiser

Science: Properties of Materials Knowledge Organiser

French: Talking about Us Knowledge Organiser

Class Novel: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J.K. Rowling

This term, the children will be immersed in the British and American protest history. They will learn about the Suffrage movement of the early 20th century, as well as the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century and how both of these movements have had an everlasting impact on the world we live in today. The children will also have the opportunity to consider and discuss how these movements echo in today’s society and how the themes of these social histories can be seen in modern day protest movements.


Year 5 at Dunholme is full of fun and excitement! Take a look...

P.E. Kits 

Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated P.E. Days. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor P.E. and should include appropriate outdoor footwear. 

An outdoor PE Kit of school colours, including an appropriate sweatshirt, t-shirt and either shorts or jogging/tracksuit bottoms should be worn into school during PE days.


  Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it in your Homework Diaries.

Take a look at the Year 5 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts!


 Spellings will be given on the Friday of each week and will be tested on the following Friday. 

Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 20 spellings from this list per term and 5 extra from the Year 3/4 list and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly.

It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell... as we might ask you to put one into a sentence!




Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will be due on the following Thursday. Children will be given:

  • a Maths task, which links to their learning from that week.
  • a Grammar task linking to the skills we have focused on in that week. 

Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see Mrs. Bamford or Mrs. Guy as soon as you can!

Key Documents and Helpful Websites


Here are some handy websites for you to look at at home to help you with your learning. If you find any others, let me know!