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Spring 2


What another fantastic half term we've had in Year 5. 


The children have loved learning our portal story 'The Gas Mask' and have written some fantastic portal stories themselves. We've been focusing on dialogue this half term and the children have been able to punctuate their speech really well. 


We've worked really hard in maths with some tricky calculations. We've been learning how to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers and we've been learning how to use the short division method to divide 4 digit numbers by a single digit number. 


The children have absolutely loved our history unit all about World War 2. They've loved learning about the impact that WW2 had particularly on women and children. The children also loved going to the Imperial War Museum this week and loved seeing all the different objects we've talked about during our unit. 


In science, we've been learning all about the human lifecycle and have discussed the changes that occur over our lifetimes. I'm not sure any of us are looking forward to getting older!! 


The children have really enjoyed our art unit looking at retrofuturism and artwork created around the Space Race in the 1960s. We've made some really lovely final pieces showing what we think the future might look like. 


We hope you all have a lovely Easter Break. 

Christ is risen, He has risen indeed. 

See you all on 15th April!

Spring 2

Spring 1


What a fantastic and full half term! 


We've loved our DT unit creating Doodlers. We had to do lots of problem solving to make sure they worked. 


In geography we've had a focus on our world but discussing climate change. We've looked at; what causes climate change, the impacts of climate change as well as how we can try and fight climate change; as a society and as individuals. 


In PSHE, we've been discussing our dream jobs and different routes into work. We've had practise interviews and discussed the impact of inclusion and stereotypes. 


In science, we have been looking at the properties of materials, particularly focusing on magnetism, transparency and hardness of materials. We've used our knowledge to help us decide what materials to use for different objects. 


In English, we've been looking at our description toolkit and created our own meeting stories. We've also looked at persuasion and have written fantastic persuasive adverts for different theme-parks or adventures.  


We've had to be very resilient in maths when we've found area and perimeter tricky and have learnt all about products, multiples, factors, common factors and prime numbers. 


We had a fantastic 'God's Big Picture' Day where we looked at the story of the Bible from the beginning right to the end! 


year 5 have had to deal with disappointment after disappointment with our Beacon Fell trip being cancelled for the second time and Bikeability also being cancelled. We've worked hard at dealing with disappointments and being enthusiastic for our learning this half term. 


A fab term Year 5! Enjoy your half term off. 

See you for the next half term on 19th February! 

Spring 1

Autumn 2

In English, we have been using the suspense toolkit. We have used techniques such as ellipsis, short sentences, rhetorical questions and developing our vocabulary to write suspense stories.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting with large numbers. We have also been rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have been measuring and drawing angles and calculating missing angles on both straight lines and in circles.

In computing, we created Scratch projects and adding our own sound files. We finished with a Battle of the Bands to see which group could create the best song.

In History, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings up until the time of Edward the Confessor in 1066 when William the Conqueror became King. We have learnt all about Viking raids and invasions and who the different rulers were throughout this time period.

In art, we have created some fantastic art installations and in science we have been learning all about space and the solar system.

In PSHE, we have been talking about stereotypes and how we can challenge these. We also discussed what the terms prejudice and discrimination mean.

We have had a great half term and loved all the Christmas activities towards the end of term including the Nativity, the Christmas Fair and watching the Pantomime.


Autumn 2

Autumn 1


What a brilliant first half term in Year 5.  All the teachers have commented on how much learning has already taken place and how impressed they all are of all the Year 5 children. They have been resilient and preserved when the learning was challenging.  

In English, we have been focusing on the ‘characterisation’ toolkit. We have been describing the monster (Grendel) in our defeating the monster story ‘Beowulf’. We learnt the text map and then innovated this to write our own story.  For our non-fiction unit, we wrote recounts of the events from Beowulf in the style of a newspaper report. We then wrote our very own newspaper reports.

In maths, we have been working on our place value and numbers up to 1,000,000. We have also learnt how to read and write roman numerals. We have been measuring angles using a protractor and calculating the size of different angles on a straight line.

In DT, we have learnt about different types of bridges including truss bridge, arch bridge and beam bridge. We then discussed and debated what the best material would be to build a bridge before building bridges out of wood.

In science we have been learning about forces. We have learnt about air resistance, friction and gravity.

We have loved reading our class novel, ‘The boy at the back of the class’ by Onjali Q. Raúf.



Autumn 1