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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The Year Five Teachers are:

Mr Holmes

Mrs Chapman



The Teaching Assistant is:

Vicky Butler




P.E takes place on Thursday afternoon.  Please come to school in P.E kit.

Homework will be set each Friday and due the following Tuesday.

Homework club is on a Wednesday for anyone needing extra time.


Homework expectation:

Reading every night as part of the reading challenge

Reading comprehension task to be given on alternate weeks

Spelling challenge on EdShed to be set on alternate weeks

Maths Arithmetic tasks to be set once a week to include multiplication facts and basic skills practice.



Class work in year 5


Here is a selection of some of the things that we have been doing so far in Year 5.  We started by using a coat of arms to introduce ourselves, including a motto.  We made a class recipe for success to go with this.  Some of our recent writing is displayed, including a page from a story where a poor wizard keeps getting his spells wrong!  Most recently, as part of our well being week, we wrote poems about places, people or objects that formed a refuge for us.  We have been investigating materials in Science and visited the Long Shop Museum in History.  Lastly, we have written encyclopaedia entries for some very interesting words. 

Samba Dance in 5C - we had so much fun and even performed to Year 6.

Music in 5NC

During the Autumn Term, we learnt about the Hindu festival of Holi and how coloured powders are used as part of the festivities.  We learnt that music can be represented by colour (something called synesthesia) and we also became more familiar with musical terminology such as pitch, dynamics, tempo and timbre.  We listened to 'The Circle of Life' from The Lion King and identified the different features of the music. We then used this learning to produce our own graphic scores. 


Science - investigating how the incline of a ramp affected an object being pulled up and investigating gears and pulleys.

When learning about how materials change state, we experimented with different combinations of materials to see what happened when they were mixed.  Some examples were:  bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, water and plaster of Paris.  Look at the photos below to see some of the reactions.  We had to decide what made them irreversible reactions.  Do you know how to spot if a reaction is reversible or irreversible?  

Investigating irreversible reactions

Filtering materials

We had 3 materials to separate, using different filters.  We had to decide the order in which to use the filters and which materials would be left in each filter.  Here is a short explanation of how this worked.

In science, we were investigating which objects were the hardest, out of a given selection.  We then investigated further, using a scratch test, looking at the scratch through magnifying glasses to decide if it was deep or shallow, long or short, and then whether this meant soft or hard.  Some of our initial ideas changed as a result.  For example, a candle was thought to be hard as it was difficult to snap, but the scratch test suggested that  it was also soft as the scratch was long and deep, with shavings coming off.

Investigating how to determine the hardness of a material

Our visit to the Long Shop Museum.

Making wrapping paper and gift tags in the style of William Morris.  

Making Kebabs in Design Technology

Reflective Storytelling of the Angels' message to the Shepherds in the Nativity Story as part of our 'Gospel' Christianity unit in RE.

Our Autumn Term learning

Our Spring and Summer Term learning