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Week Commencing 12th July 2021

We have been looking at angles this week in Maths and drew angles in a straight line to measure using a protractor. We then worked out the opposite angle by calculating it. We had great fun writing all over the tables!

Week Commencing 14th June

Today we helped to raise lots of money in the pouring rain for Race for Life. We had great fun getting drenched and trying to lap the flamingo!

Week Commencing 7th June 2021

This week we have dissected lilies to then label each part of a flower and find out what each part does.

Week Commencing 24th May 2021

It's Viking Day in Year 5! So far, we have learnt about runes and written some secret messages for each other, as well as our names.

Week Commencing 3rd May 2021

The children created some fantastic setting descriptions and produced some wonderful vocabulary. Some tried their hand at personification of the elements in the jungle for Kensuke’s Kingdom and it really added to the imagery that they created.

Week Commencing 26th April 2021

The children have worked really hard on their handwriting this week and we are really proud with how well they are doing. We have really started to see a difference. They have produced some great pieces of writing on the Vikings and the battle in Lindisfarne.

Week Commencing 12th April 2021

Today the chairs in Year 5 went on strike! They were fed up with being trumped on, rocked and bruised! The children have started to write a persuasive letter to try and get them back. Their key focus has been to use the key features of the text, such as flattery, emotive and persuasive language and rhetorical questions. I cannot wait to read their letters at the end of the week to see if they were successful. If they were not, the tables have threatened a strike too!

Week Commencing 15th March 2021

For our Earth and Space topic, we have been learning about the phases of the moon this week. Inspired by the old Jaffa Cake advert – full moon, half moon, total eclipse – we used Oreos to create the phases. The children learnt the names of the 8 phases by rapping them.

Week Commencing 8th March 2021

We have been looking at the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. The children have worked really hard converting between all three.

Week Commencing 5th March 2021

We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up, drawing some of our favourite book characters and writing our own stories. Here are some examples:

Week Commencing 22nd February 2021

In Year 5, we have started a topic on biscuits. The children have answered a questionnaire about biscuits and have designed their own so that they can make them next week.

Week Commencing 8th February 2021

During one of our maths investigation lessons, we explored 3D shapes and tried to make our own using what we had around us. Lots of us had fun in the snow!

Week Commencing 1st February 2021

Year 5 were challenged with the task to design a machine using a mechanism to help them with a task. Olivia has impressed me with not only designing a machine with a pulley to help her play football but she made it too! Great job Olivia!

Week Commencing 25th January 2021

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This week in Year 5, we have been focusing on climate change. We were learning about different types of extreme weather. The children were challenged with the task of making their own news report. They have gone above and beyond with the task and these are just some of our highlights!

Week Commencing 7th December 2020

On Friday the whole of year 5 did their Santa dash together. We really enjoyed dancing to the Christmas music and watching Miss Conroy struggle to run in her snowman costume!

Week Commencing 30th November 2020

This week we have helped to make the school look festive by creating our Christmas hoop and decorating the tree.

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

In science, we have been conducting experiments to see how substances dissolve and what can affect how long it takes for a soluble material to dissolve.

Week Commencing 16th November 2020

This week year 5 imagined that they were travelling through Salvador Dali's painting called the Persistence of Memory. They have impressed me so much with their descriptive detail and use of short sentences to create suspense and pace.

Week Commencing 9th November 2020

This week we have been writing our own version of Robin Hood. We focused on short sentences, specific vocabulary and dialogue. 

Week Commencing 2nd November 2020 


Today the children looked at reversible and irreversible changes. The first experiment didn't go to plan as Miss Conroy burnt the chocolate that we needed to melt to show a reversible change. We had great fun filling a bottle up with vinegar and adding bicarbonate soda to a balloon. We were able to watch the balloon expand as gas was released.

Week Commencing 12th October 2020 


This week, 5EC have been busy making poppies for a display in Morrisons. We have also produced some fantastic pieces of writing based on Harry Potter and worked hard to show characterisation through the dialogue.

Week Commencing 21st September 2020

In science this week, 5EC have been conducting an experiment to work out the best type of carrier bags. The children had 3 different questions to investigate. They had to ensure that the bag would be strong, wouldn't rip and that the handles wouldn't cut into their hands. They discovered that the bags for life were the best all round and the paper bags didn't last.

Week commencing 14th September 2020

Humayra shared some fantastic ideas in our modelled write during English. She then went on to write this equally fantastic story inspired by a short film in Harry Potter.