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Welcome to Year 5

Our teacher is Mrs Davidson and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Harrison and Miss Willoughby.

Mrs Davidson – Teacher  Mrs S Harrison – Teaching Assistant      Mrs D Willoughby – Teaching Assistant

Below you can find our curriculum newsletter which details the topics we will be learning about this term.

Curriculum letter Spr 2019 Y5

Curriculum letter Y5 Aut 2018


Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Key stages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

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Autumn Term


This afternoon we had our Christmas party with Year 6. First, we had a festive quiz, then we stuffed our faces with wonderful food. In the hall, we played pass the parcel and  the chocolate game. Amelia was the best at that; she had two turns and managed to eat loads of chocolate!


This morning, we had to use our Maths skills to solve the Mystery of the Lost Christmas Present. We worked cooperatively to eliminate who it could belong to until there was only one possible owner.

This afternoon, we enjoyed playing our Christmas-themed Maths board games in the hall. We designed and made them as a homework task. We taught each other how to play our games following the rules.


Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Music Service.

We all agreed that listening to live music was a real treat!


Today we had a day off timetable for anti-bullying week. We made up role-plays to show unkind, nasty and bullying behaviour. After rehearsing, we showed each other our plays – we then had to guess which behaviour each play was portraying. We all guessed correctly and were able to explain the difference between each behaviour.


Today we had a whole-school History Day learning about World War One. Each class had a different aspect to research during the day – our class had to find out why there were food shortages and why rationing was introduced towards the end of the war. We also made a WW1 recipe for carrot cookies, which used ingredients that were still readily available. We were all pleasantly surprised how delicious they were!


This week we have learnt about the life and works of the American artist – Andy Warhol. His work became popular in the 1950s and his fame continued to grow during the 1960s. His style of art was soon known as Pop Art – perhaps his most iconic pieces of art being those of Marilyn Monroe, Coke bottles and Campbell’s soup. We decided to have a go at our own Warhol inspired pieces of art, incorporating popular mass-produced items of today.


As part of our Harvest focus day, Year 5 learnt how to make bread. We followed a step by step recipe, weighed or measured out our ingredients and learnt about the role of yeast. We also learnt how to knead, prove and knock back dough before moulding it into individual loaves. It then went off to the school kitchen to prove for a further hour, before Miss Brook kindly baked it for us. We were all pleased with the results despite the fact some of the bread was a little salty!


Today we had our Play Leader training to learn games to play with the Key Stage One children. First, we got into groups and discussed what to do so that everybody would feel happy and safe. Then, in the same groups, we practised some games we already knew and learnt some new ones. Most of the class are really looking forward to get started!


Today, as a result of our excellent attitude to learning and fantastic behaviour, we had our first class treat as Year 5s. We enjoyed icing and decorating little cakes…..then eating them!

September 2018

To kick off our first Science Topic of Year 5 – Forces- we went outside to have a tug-of-war.

We talked about pulling as a force, the concept of balanced/unbalanced forces and movement.

Even though many of the class moaned how much it hurt their hands, they still wanted another go!