Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!

Year 5 have had a wonderful start to the new school year.  The highlight of this term has been our residential trip to Castleton where we embarked on many different spy based challenges.  The theme for this trip was ‘Alex Rider’ and upon our return we enjoyed reading the book and engaging in a variety of different English activities based on this text.  Each pupil received their own copy of ‘Stormbreaker’, which has enabled them to continue enjoying the book home; many children are racing through the whole series!

In maths, we have been securing our understanding of place value for numbers up to 1 million.  We have also refined our calculation skills, practicing both formal and mental strategies.

Our topic lessons have been based around the theme of India.  We have explored the diverse geographical features of India and learnt about the many wonderful tourist destinations.  The topic has ended with a focus on art and design and technology.  The children have prepared samosas, tasted a range of Indian foods and created some wonderful embroidered Indian designs.

Also this term we have all, including the class teachers, had the wonderful opportunity of learning to play the flute.  Our achievements were celebrated in a wonderful performance for parents.

We are looking forward to an exciting spring term, during which we will be studying Ancient Greece as our main topic.

Highlights for this half term

Year 5 have had a wonderful start to the new school year.  The highlight of this term has been our residential trip to Castleton where we embarked on many different spy based challenges.  The theme for this trip was ‘Alex Rider’ and upon our return we enjoyed reading the book and engaging in a variety of different English activities based on this text.  Each pupil received their own copy of ‘Stormbreaker’, which has enabled them to continue enjoying the book at home; many children are racing through the whole series!

In maths, we have been securing our understanding of place value for numbers up to 1 million.  We have also refined our calculation skills, practicing both formal and mental strategies.

Our topic lessons have been based around the theme of India.  We have explored the diverse geographical features of India and learnt about the many wonderful tourist destinations.  The topic has ended with a focus on art and design and technology.  The children have prepared samosas, tasted a range of Indian foods and created some wonderful embroidered Indian designs.

Also this term we have all, including the class teachers, had the wonderful opportunity of learning to play the flute.  Our achievements were celebrated in a wonderful performance for parents.

We are looking forward to an exciting spring term, during which we will be studying Ancient Greece as our main topic.

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.