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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.

21 September 2018

L.O 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


13 September 2018

L.O 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.



6 September 2018

L.O 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.


L.O To identify the features of a river

During a trip to Affinity Water, Year 5 explored a 3D model of a river bed to find out how a river is formed.  We also took a tour of the water treatment plant and discovered how water gets from the source to our taps.