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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 - 2017/18

Class teachers - Mrs Burgess and Mr Leather

Class Teaching Assistant - Mrs Davies

We would like to welcome all children and parents to the Year 5 class page.  Here you will find an overview of what the children are learning about throughout this term. 


We will  continue to update this page with all the exciting things that are happening in Year 5!

Please clink below to view the Year 5 Curriculum Maps. 

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Thursday 23rd November

In coding this week we have combined random headings with swipe functions to make a simple game.


You can play our apps at:



Week beginning 9th October

In English this week we listened to the poem 'The Jaberwocky' by Lewis Caroll.  It's a weird poem with lots of nonsense words - have a listen by clicking the link below.

Friday 13th October

Some of the Year 5 children took part in the Bikeabilty training today in school.  The children learnt how to ride their bikes safely and even managed to get out on to the roads.  Well done to the children who took part.  They will complete day 2 next Friday.


Week beginning 2nd October

Billy - My favourite part of this week was planning the maths work for the maths workshop.  We got to choose which area of maths we wanted to teach our parents about.


Rihanna - I loved doing the maths workshop. We got to be the teachers for a change.


Aaron C - The best part of the week for me was when my mum got a certificate in the maths workshop.


Aaron K - I am really enjoying Science this year.  It's great learning about the human body and how it all works.



Friday 6th October

What a great afternoon we had in Year 5 today.  The children invited their parents and grandparents in to school to show them what they have been learning in maths.  The children ran the whole workshop - creating PowerPoints, question sheets and problems for the adults to solve.  Thank you to all of the parents who came along to support the workshop, I think it's safe to say that you all had a great afternoon.

Week beginning 25th September

This week we have been doing lots of writing about setting and character descriptions.  We have been using something called ISPACE to help us with our sentence openings - 

I - ing words

S - Similes

P - Preposition

A - Adverb

C - Conjunction

E - ed words


Liam - We had a bit of a change for hymn practice - we did it this week in church so that we could practice for the Reception Welcome mass.


Louisa - The Reception mass on Friday was lovely.  It was very special as we got to welcome the new children and their families in to our school and church family.

Week beginning 18th September

We have had another busy week in Year 5 this week.  We have been multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000; learning all about figurative language; discussing what qualities we like in ourselves and our friends and writing character descriptions about a dragon (plus lots, lots more).


George - My favourite part of the week was when we did coding with Mr Leather.  We made a car move at all different speeds - it was great fun.


Grace - This week i really enjoyed PE.  We learnt new hockey skills.  I think that in was really good at it.


Rachel - I have loved learning more about the Anglo Saxons.  This week I learnt that some town names are from Anglo Saxon times.

Tuesday 19th September 2017

A foggy autumn morning

A perfect time to go for our first visit to the allotment this school year. Things had become overgrown over the summer break so we had to work very hard pulling up weeds and tidying up the planters. The nettles were a pain...


We did a great job of clearing three planters, the pathway and the poly-tunnel. What will we grow this year?


Week beginning 11.9.17

This week we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons in History.  The children have created timelines and have researched where the Anglo-Saxons came from.


Adrian - I have enjoyed writing a character description about a dragon.  I used lots of different descriptive openers.  Here is one of my descriptions: His red blood-shot eyes shimmer in the moonlight.


Jack - I have enjoyed learning about the Anglo-Saxons.  i learnt that all of their clothes were made from wool and cotton.


Summer - I have enjoyed learning how to do the written method for multiplication.  It was hard at first but I got it in the end.

Helpful links

Year 5 spelling list