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Welcome to Year 5, where we blast in to space, solve fractions problems, write stories about imaginary planets, sail on the Titanic, explore Argentina, discover how chocolate is made and much, much more!!

These exciting topics stretch across the year to include various subjects, in order to make learning as interesting and relevant as possible. In Year 5, we also make an effort to involve the children in planning what they would like to learn about each topic, giving them greater ownership and ‘buy-in’. We try to develop a growth mindset in all children so that they become successful learners who want to find out new things and explore the world around them.

We work closely with the parents of children in our class to ensure that there is good communication and an effective working partnership; helping to reinforce the learning ethos of the school.

Reverse Advent Calendar

As our theme for the term is compassion, Year 5 thought that it would be great to be compassionate this festive season. We have made a reverse Advent calendar, where instead of taking something everyday – we are giving. The children (and parents!) have been so completely generous it is fantastic to see! We are…

Busy in Year 5

We have been incredibly busy in Year 5 lately. In Maths, we have been enjoying the challenge of our PAD (Practise, Apply, Deepen) sheets. We have been investigating factors, multiples, prime, square and cube numbers! The work we have been doing is heavily reliant on times table knowledge. Whatever help you could give to your…

Mysterious aliens.

Year 5 have started work on our new genre in English – Sci-Fi. We learned that Sci-Fi  typically deals with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.  To launch our topic, we had a close look at aliens, writing some outstanding…

Reading, reading and more reading

Year 5 have been enjoying our reading this week. We know that the best readers are the best writers as it helps our vocabulary, sentence structures and ideas. We’ve been enjoying shared reading with the class; our new book “Cogheart” seems really exciting, and loving our 15 mins reading time every day after lunch. We…