St Nicolas CE Primary School, Abingdon

Learning Excellence

Year 5 (Class 12)

Welcome to Class 12

Welcome to Class 12!


Our teacher is Miss Dunwoody and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wooloff and Mrs O'Dea.



Term 3 and 4

Frozen Kingdom


This term our topic is Frozen Kingdom.


In literacy, we are going to be using the book Shackleton's Journey by William Grill to learn about Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic, writing about the Emperor Penguin and finding out about the Titanic. 


In science, we will be looking at how animals are adapted to their environment and materials and their properties. 


In geography, we will be looking at the different polar regions and the characteristics of their extreme climates.


In music and art, we will look at the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis); we will create art work using chalk and oil pastels and a soundscape to depict the Northern Lights. We will also be learning about the significance of sea shanties and creating our own to accompany tasks in the classroom. We will also look at different colour tones to create abstract iceberg art. 




Miss S Dunwoody - Class 12 Teacher