Year 5

Hello and welcome to the page for Year Five!

I hope you enjoy looking at our photos and reading updates about the learning which takes place in Year Five.

With best wishes,

Miss Gibson

Important dates and reminders:

  • Monday- planners are checked.
  • Wednesday and Friday- P.E. kits are needed in school.
  • Wednesday- homework due in and homework sent home.
  • Thursday: Week 1: Spellings sent home, revision in class. Week 2: Spellings revision at home, test in school.

Topics we are learning about this term:

  • Tudors
  • Earth and Space
  • Friendship

English topics we are learning this term:

  • Recounts
  • Reports
  • Poetry

Our main class stories this term:

  • 'Tuesday' by David Wiesner
  • 'Cliff-hanger' by Jeremy Strong

Mindfulness Hip Hop

What does division mean?

We used a range of maths manipulatives to show what division means, using key maths terminology.

We made links to other areas of maths, such as fractions and decimals and explained these links.

'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll: November 2017

We looked at the poem 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. We discussed the language used and the descriptions given.

To help the children understand the poem, they drew what they thought the Jabberwocky would look like. Then, in groups, used materials in the classroom to create the 'land' where they imagine the Jabberwocky would live, the setting of the poem.

The children took quotes from the poem to give them clues.

The children used their land designs to write powerful descriptions.


Arcimboldo Art on Seasons: 28.11.17

Arcimboldo inspired portraits representing the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

If you look closely, you will notice the vegetables have been organised to create a face.

The children worked in small groups to create their portrait using vegetables. The children then drew and used water-colour paints to capture their ideas on paper.

They did a design for each season, thinking about seasonal vegetables and colours.

Tudor Presentations:

The half-termly homework project to produce a presentation about the Tudors was very successful with great effort from all children.

Most of the children in Year Five have now shared their presentation with the class and received excellent feedback from their peers.

Very well done everyone for all of the effort and time which went into the presentations and thank you for all of the adult support at home which helped the children feel so confident and proud to present their work in front of the class.

Geography -Oct '17

'This is what we think the world looks like' activity.

In small groups, children tried to create a world map and label as many countries, capitals and features of a map as they could.


Year 5 Science Day: Earth and Space- Oct '17

Phases of the Moon: Oreo Challenge.

"This activity was not just yummy, it was a fun way to learn."

"We worked in pairs to scrape the white part of the oreo biscuits away, leaving the right amount to represent each phase of the moon. We labelled the paper plates to show which phase our biscuit represented."

"Best lesson"

The Battle of Bosworth Field

The children told the story in freeze frames of the main scenes within the Battle of Bosworth Field. Below is one group's scenes put together to show the story.

Richard III is the King of England and has a large army.

Henry Tudor is an exiled nobleman, and doesn't have a large army.

They fight!

Henry looks like he's winning!

Richard III sees Henry isolated and thinks he can end the Battle there and then by killing him.

Oh no! Some of Richard's men switch sides.

Richard's horse gets stuck in marshland.

He's killed.

Henry is crowned king!

Kingswood: 20th of September until 23rd of September 2017

'Night Line': developing resilience and team work.

At the beach, working together and enjoying the natural environment.

Messy hands after finding clay.

We labelled our piles of dienes with Roman Numerals to prove our understanding.

We challenged ourselves further by representing more challenging numbers and wrote them in Roman Numerals accurately.

Maths: 12/9/17

We used dienes to represent Roman Numerals up to 1,000.

History: Freeze Frames of Tudor Punishments and Torture: 7/9/17