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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Giant Class

Welcome to Giant Class page.

Year 5 this year will be focusing on developing their resilience, collaborative skills. To promote one of Aylesford School's value Wonder, we will be focussing on the skills: sense making (understand how and why ideas connect) and being innovative (ability to think and develop ideas and solutions) in their learning.

Above all, Year 5 are being encouraged to show each other respect, show they are ready to learn and keep each other safe

Summer Term

This term, our topic will be ‘Traders and Raiders’ where we will be linking history into Literacy, Art and DT.

We will be learning about, the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be discovering how the Saxons invaded Britain and research the Anglo Saxons Rulers (Alfred the Great) to explore how Britain was ruled. After the half term, year 5 will learn about how Britain change after the arrival of the Vikings.

Giant Class will be reading Odd and the Frost Giants and many Viking myths.

The Literacy lessons this term, link perfectly to our topic ‘Traders and Raiders’.

The children will be writing their own Viking myths, reports and explanation texts.


Giant Class in Art lessons will be exploring and researching Viking art using images of historical artefacts.  We will be identify materials and symbols/patterns, to create our own Saxon brooches.


In DT lessons, the children will be designing and making a Viking long ship.

I am looking forward to seeing the children continue to mature and grow in confidence over the summer term, getting prepared and ready for Year 6.

Thank you for your co-operation and continued support,

Mrs Goulding

YR5 Class Teacher


If you are self-isolating and feel well, please access the Oak Academy daily lessons by copying and pasting the link below:

 In addition, please continue with your creative homeworks, homework on Purple Mash, weekly spellings, daily reading and TTRockstars.


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We hope you enjoy it!