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Year 5

This week, Y5 have started a Statistics unit in Maths, specifically looking at reading, interpreting and drawing line graphs, which they will apply to recording results in Science next week. They have continued to plan and write for different audiences, based on our Queen of the Falls text. After researching Viking Ships , the children had a go at drawing and authentically decorating their own Viking Ship, using both pencils and pastels. We have been keeping fit with bursts of Jump Start Jonny dance workouts throughout the week, as well as a great Cross Country and Ball Skills PE session. Their accuracy and speed in throwing and catching is much improved. Well done Y5! :)

Friday 8th October 2021


Another week in Year 5 has flown by!


We have continued with addition and subtraction in maths and the children have spent time using the inverse to check their calculations. They have also worked on some multi-step word problems and using rounding to estimate answers. In science, we looked at why some everyday objects are made from certain materials due to their properties and came up with our own silly inventions! We have learnt even more about The Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and wrote our own newspaper report from the point of view of the Anglo-Saxons during the first Viking raid in Britain. We continued our Queen of the Falls text in English and the children worked in small groups to role play some of the scenes and create a word bank of emotions and rhetorical questions to support them in writing a first person recount (photos below). Thursday was National Poetry Day and the class chose to learn 'The Christening' by AA Milne ahead of a performance to the rest of the school in the upcoming weeks. They also enjoyed some Michael Rosen videos - particularly 'Chocolate Cake'! For Friday's Mental Health Day, the children looked at some Beano inspired comic strips linked to recognising and controlling emotions.

On Wednesday afternoon, Year 5 enjoyed a Viking and Anglo-Saxon workshop. A real life Viking joined us in the classroom to teach us more about life in these times ahead of starting our new topic. As you can see, the children entered into the spirit of things and learnt so many new things.

Welcome to Year 5


Key information for parents:

  • Year 5 children are collected from the playground at 8.50am and enter school through the cloakroom door at the back of school.
  • Year 5 leave school at 3.15 pm. If your child is allowed to walk home alone please ensure that you complete a consent form.
  • PE takes place on Wednesday and Friday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.
  • Children change their reading books on Wednesday each week.



Mrs Blood, Mrs Jackson and Miss Wright are looking forward to seeing you in Year 5.

(Mrs Hobson is currently on maternity leave)

To contact Year 5, please use the form below.

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