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Welcome to Year 5’s class page!


Our topic for the Spring term is based on the fantastic novel by Michael Morpurgo: ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’


We are already really enjoying reading the book and are intrigued to read more.

Watch this space to find out more about what is happening in Year 5!



Don't forget to check Class Dojo!!


Important dates for this half term:


Monday 26th February - INSET Day School Closed

W/b 26th February - Book Week

Thursday 1st March - World Book Day

W/C 5th March- Year 5/6 Space Creative Week

W/C 12th March - Science Week



To be organised in Year 5 you will need:


  • Your reading book and home/school contact book in school everyday.
  • Homework book to be brought back into school on a Wednesday each week. 


(Homework in Year 5 consists of a maths consolidation activity as well as a spelling task sheet, it is set on a Thursday and due back into school the following Wednesday. In addition all children in Year 5 are expected to read a minimum of 3 times per week, each entry must be logged in your home/school contact book with an adult signature.)




Spring Term



In science we planned and carried out an experiment to test the velocity of different liquids, we were very surprised how slowly paint travelled!


Here are some photos of us carrying out the experiment.



Art and Eating!


In art we have been studying 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Katsushika Hokusai. We used our inference skills to unpick the image, then used the iPads to find out exact details.


Did you know the mountain in the centre of the painting is Japan's highest mountain: Mount Fuji? 

After studying the picture in detail, we then began to draw and paint our own artistic interpretation of the painting. 


It was quite hungry work and seen as it was Shrove Tuesday, we managed to squeeze in eating a pancake whilst painting!





Year 5 celebrate Chinese New Year


In Year 5 we really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We learnt that the Chinese zodiac calendar follows a 12 year cycle and each year is named after an animal, 2018 is the year of the dog.


We celebrated in Year 5 by having our own Chinese banquet! 





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Curriculum Overview Autumn 2017

Mayan Homework Menu

We have researched our birthday glyphs for the Mayan calendar and recreated them in clay.

We have researched our birthday glyphs for the Mayan calendar and recreated them in clay. 1

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In year 5, the children will be given homework every week; This will be either Maths, English or Science.

Spellings are essential so it is an expectation that your child regularly practices their individual spelling list in preparation for their weekly spelling tests.


A topic homework menu will be sent home at the start of each term. Children can opt to complete these as additional homework in order to gain 5 extra team points.










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We also expect that your child reads at every opportunity. 

If you would like to support your child's reading at home, you could:

- discuss key characters and settings

- make a list of unfamiliar words and their meanings

- discuss the book with your child and the events that occur


Please ensure that your child is completing homework and bringing it into school on the days it is due in. We appreciate all the hard work you do with your child at home.smiley


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