Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Mrs Anwar (, Mrs Blackwell (, Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Kumari

Ancient Greece Day

We had a brilliant day bringing history from ancient Greece to life. We learnt about hoplites, warfare, inter-city rivalry democracy and gender rights. We enjoyed acting out Greek myths.

Year 5 Summer term learning celebration

We enjoyed welcoming our parents/carers into school for our learning celebration. We shared our maths learning and then took part in a 'maths hunt' around the school.


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Day 27.05.22

Virtual Easter Service Friday 8th April

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DT day! 5th April 2022


On Tuesday Y5 spent the day designing and making bridges as part of our natural disasters theme. 

We tested different shapes of beam to support a deck and found out which shape was the strongest.  We looked at truss bridges and designed our own truss to support a deck.  Finally we made suspension bridges and made sure they were able to support a queue of toy cars!  We have really enjoyed working with our friends and have learned some new skills.  

Learning Celebration

Year five welcomed their parents/carers on 23rd March to celebrate all their spring learning.  We talked about all areas of our learning and what we have most enjoyed.  We decorated and exploded volcanoes and then shared our books.  Thank you for coming, we had a lovely morning.  

Comic Relief March 2022


We enjoyed taking part in the class danceathon to raise money for Comic Relief. We were the winning class having danced for the longest amount of time.

Science Week

Year five took part in the 'Curlywurly Challenge'.  We stretched, pulled and pushed to make the longest Curlywurly we could.

Curlywurly Challenge!

World Book Day 2022


We have had a fantastic World Book Day. Our work was based on the picture book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. We retold the story to describe what was happening in each picture and then created doors showing what type of magical world we would like to discover behind them.

This week we have tested different shapes made from plasticine and carefully timed how long each took to sink to the bottom of our cylinder.  The fastest to sink had the least water resistance and the slowest had the most.  

Water resistance investigation

Monday was our RE day.  We were thinking about the question 'What kind of a king is Jesus'.  We rewrote 'The Lord's Prayer' in simple language and read parables about the kingdom of God.  We updated the parables with our own ideas and acted the stories out.  

RE Day Drama!

Festive Fun! Christmas Lunch and Christingles

Rainforest Art

Learning Celebration 24.11.21


We had a lovely morning welcoming parents/carers back into school for our learning celebration. We shared what we have been learning this term, worked with our parents/carers to make Maya headdresses which we had designed earlier, looked through our theme books together and finally enjoyed a very 'competitive' Kahoot quiz about rainforests. Thank you for coming. We had a great morning!

Our finished Maya headdresses from the learning celebration

D.T - making  a delicious chilli

Space Centre Trip - 8th November

Year 5 had a fantastic day at The Space Centre on Monday 8th November.  We visited the planetarium and explored all the interactive exhibits.  We learned so much!

2.11.21 - Masterclass afternoon

D.T - Cooking Mexican brownies


11.10.21 - Science

We created 'Pocket Solar Systems' to help understand the order of the planets and where they lie in relation to each other.

 World Mental Health Day 8.10.21


We discussed what mental health is and watched a video about what happens to our brain when we feel different emotions.


We enjoyed doing yoga laughter (a fake laugh which turns into a proper laugh) to help us all feel happiness.

Science 4th October - Day and Night

We became documentary makers and explained how the rotation of the Earth creates day and night in different parts of the world.  

Orbit Investigation


We wanted to find out why the planets that are further from the sun seem to take the longest to orbit.  We used a model to investigate patterns in the time it takes for planets at different distances to orbit the sun.

We used a ball and string to represent planets.  We measured the string at 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100cm.  We measured how long it takes for the ball to complete ten orbits and work out the average time per orbit. 

Orbit Investigation - 27/09/21

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