Year 5 World Book Day

Here are some of the amazing photos from World Book Day last week. What a wonderful day we had. A huge thank you to those who were able to join us for breakfast too.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our European Food Market on Thursday 4th April – please remember to send in your reply slip if you haven’t already.

The Year 5 Team



Year 5 Parent Event

To celebrate the end of our European Adventurers Topic, we will be hosting a European Food Market afternoon where there will be a fun family quiz, including food tasting rounds. This will be held on Thursday 4th April from 2.15pm-3pm. Two adults per child are invited to join us.

A letter will be coming home next week with more information but we wanted to inform everyone of the date as soon as possible.

Hope you can make it,

The Year 5 Team

Nature Collage

We took the opportunity of the sunny afternoons over the last few days, to develop our skills of collage. We used natural materials that we found ourselves around the school site to create collages of different things. 5GP and 5F were free to choose their images, however Miss Thomas set her class the challenge of creating a Greek mythical creature. See if you can workout what they are.

Holiday homework for this half term has gone home, and it’s based around our topic of Road Trip Around Europe. We look forward to seeing all of your projects when we come back.

Have a great half term

Year 5.

Year 5 Debating

Year 5 have had a fantastic morning debating today!

We are sure you have been hearing lots about Athens and Sparta, two of the city states from Ancient Greece times. The children have been really passionate about this learning and have already really impressed us by their discussion writing this week.

Today, the children picked a side – Team Athens or Team Sparta – and debated which city state was superior. The children were really quick witted with their responses and took huge risks by standing up in front of the whole year group to argue a point. We’re really proud of their team work too.


Merry Christmas!

We have had a very festive few days in Year 5 doing a variety of things, ranging from making snow globes to decorating biscuits. We have had a fantastic first term and we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.

From all of us in Year 5, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.


Year 5 Trip to Pemberley House

We could not be more proud of our Year 5 children for the way in which they have demonstrated the Christmas spirit and brought pure joy to the elderly residents of Pemberley House.

In class, every child created a finger print Christmas card for a resident of Pemberley and wrote a heartfelt Christmas message inside. A group of children were then picked at random to deliver these to the residents with Miss Thomas and Mrs Poole today.

The happiness on the residents’ faces was incredibly moving as they shared conversations with our pupils. One resident even got out his harmonica and we all had a little Christmas sing along around his bedside! What a truly special afternoon!

We are so keen to continue this really special link with Pemberley House and hopefully see the residents more in 2019.

Year 5 Homework

There were lots of children who forgot their Reading Logs today, so here is an update on the Year 5 homework.

SPaG homework is pages 12 and 13, which is due in on Wednesday 19th December.

Maths homework is to go on TT Rockstars at least 4 times this week, which we would like done by Thursday 20th December.

There will be no homework set next week for over the Christmas holidays.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Year 5 Team.


North America

We have had a fantastic time over the last few weeks learning all about the continent of North America and the different areas within it. Last week, we looked at all of the different biomes across the continent, ranging from Tundra, to Grassland and Temperate Forests.

In English, we started the half term by exploring Yellowstone National Park and we created travel guides for this amazing destination. More recently, we have been creating our own fables after studying the different language techniques fables contain. The teachers have been very impressed with our creativity when we were writing our own fables, and the morals found within.

We have continued the North American theme within dance, in which we have been studying a variety of North American dances from throughout history. We started learning Native American dancing, focusing on how the Native Americans used to dance to the beat of a drum, differing to how we dance to music today. Then we moved onto line dancing, learning the well-known dance to the song 5,6,7,8 by the band Steps. The children really seemed to enjoy this dance and have been keen to keep practising it within all dance lessons as warm ups. This week we have/will be moving onto traditional Hip Hop, in which the children will need to consider the differences in music, actions and formations compared to the other two styles of dance.

We are well underway with Christmas Carol singing, and can’t wait to see you all at the carol concerts over the next couple of weeks.
Year 5 Team

Rockstars Competition: Who has the fastest Rock Speed?

It’s been lovely to see so many more children using RockStars to practise their times tables. If the children play enough in ‘Garage’, ‘Studio’ and ‘Sound-check’, their speed is measured to show their progress.

Last week, we looked at who had the fastest rock speed in the school. Here are the speediest players in each year group:

Year 2

Kalel ‘Sean Hulsey’ = 17.65 seconds per question

Kayla ‘K.Scogin’ = 23.08 seconds per question

Year 3

Benjamin ‘Al Who’ = 5.22 seconds per question

Aiden ‘Five Blackpoolrock’ = 12.24 seconds per question

Samuel ‘Terry Sherwood’ = 12.5 seconds per question

Year 4

Ayush ‘Justin Reading’ = 1.29 seconds per question

Daniel ‘Vic.T.Hendrix’ = 1.67 seconds per question

Jonathan ‘Johnny Hatrix = 1.78 seconds per question

Year 5

Amalie ‘Roxy Coppola’ = 0.93 seconds per question

Amy ‘Fruity Floyd’ = 1.52 seconds per question

Leo ‘Benjamin Rockpaperscissors’ = 1.67 seconds per question

Year 6

Imogen ‘Libby Stitch’ = 0.96 seconds per question

Sophie ‘Emily Malkmus’ = 1.13 seconds per question

Nayra ‘Ann Manning’ = 1.16 seconds per question


Well done! Come and see Miss Goddard to collect your RockStars certificate this week.

Next time, the winners of each year group will be those children who are showing resilience in learning their times tables. This will be children who are practising a lot at home and not giving up, even when they are finding their times tables tricky. These children will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Our past competition winners are displayed outside Year 3 in our RockStars ‘Hall of Fame’ – come and take a look if you can.





Half Term Rockstars Competition

Battle of the Bands!

The ‘Battle of the Bands’ has been running for 5 days now and it’s great to see so many people playing at home.

Only 2 days left in the competition so how are the scores looking?

Year 2 are currently beating Year 3.

Year 4 are currently beating Year 3.

Year 5 are currently beating Year 4.

Year 5 are currently beating Year 6.

Overall, it seems that Year 2, 4 and 5 are practising lots at home. Year 3 and 6 are going to need to up their game a little in order to beat their opponents!

Log on to gain points for your Year Group’s ‘Band’ whilst also earning yourself lots of coins to spend at the online shop.

Rock on!

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