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Year 5

Hello and Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Jordan is the class teacher and Mrs Murrill is the teaching assistant. This year, we go back in time to the Viking era and also take part in a field study as part of our ‘Rivers’ topic.  We also explore printing in art, make bread in cooking and construct our own moving toys – so it is an exciting year. PE is every Monday afternoon and Friday morning except during the spring term when the Friday slot is replaced by a swimming lesson on Wednesday mornings.

In English, we learn how to be persuasive (sorry parents – it could lead to more pocket money!) and extend our writing skills by exploring legends.  In maths, we work towards securing standard methods of calculating as well as tackling more complex problems.

We encourage home learning to be completed weekly.  Times table and, spelling practice as well as reading are compulsory.  Regular reading is vital as it helps us learn2new vocabulary and notice how many different ways there are to construct a sentence.  So, keep reading together at home as well as independently.

In Year 5 we take pride in putting in 100 percent effort.  We celebrate the ‘have a go’ attitude. Someone once said, “If you haven’t failed, you haven’t tried.”   We value the efforts all parents give to the development of their children.


27th September 2018

LO: To discover what life was like in a different decade

Year 5 had a fantastic experience discovering life in different decades.  Having dressed in a decade of their choice, they investigated what life was like in teh swining sixties.  Some children expressed horror at the lack of technology.   Within  a very short space of time, they learnt a new dance routine to the backing of a track from ‘Hairspray’.


21st September 2018

LO:To write an explanation

We have been learning to use expanded noun phrases and causal conjunctions, adverbs and adverbials in order to write a survival guide for an explorer


13th September 2018

LO:To count forwards and backwards in powers of 10

We started by using plac value counters to demonstrate why we have to regroup.  We then represented this pictorially ourselves before moving on to problem solving.



6th September 2018

LO: To identify the parts of a flower needed for sexual reproduction

We dissected two different flowers and identified parts such as pollen, stamen and stigma.