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Year 5

Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.


Routine and Information

  • PE kits should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday.
  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday and handed in the following Monday.
  • Spellings form part of the homework. However these will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday.
  • Please listen to your child read five times a week and comment in their reading journals.



Key Questions

This term our School Talk Topic is: ‘’Celebrating differences’. Can you think about the things that make us similar and different? What is great about that? How can we celebrate each other's uniqueness?

This term our Class Talk Topic is: “Is it right to interfere in foreign affairs?” We will be watching Newsround every day to develop our understanding of current events.We will be trying to answer this question through our 3-week homework projects.

We all had a great day today! It was lovely to see the children dressed up and feeling inspired by their reading books.


We completed fun reading activities, like a reading scavenger hunt, a book character 'Guess Who' game and wrote letters to our favourite authors.


In the afternoon, we made a reading buddy with a Year 1 and shared some of our favourite stories together. We then decorated our potatoes to look like a book character- which was lots of fun!

Shrove Tuesday fun!

Year 5/6 Showcase

What an amazing night we had! Thank you to all the children, staff and audience members for a great evening. The children greatly enjoyed showing their work off to the visitors, and we all had great fun devising our gymnastics and circus skills routines.

Snowy Day Activities


Please see the attached snowy day activities. These activities should only be used in the case of a school closure to provide children with some learning opportunities.



Since half term, year 5 have been designing their own science experiments investigating the effects of exercise on heart rate.


Our investigation titles are:

  1. What is the difference in heart rate between a year 5 jogging two laps of the field and a year 5 sprinting one lap of the field?
  2. How does exercise effect the heart rate of year 3 and 4 children?
  3. What is the difference in heart rate between an adult (holding hands with an FS child)and a year 5 after running a lap of the field?
  4. What is the difference in heart rate of children running either 1, 2 or 3 laps of the field?
  5. What is the difference between everyone in year 5's heart rate after running around the filed twice?
  6. What is the difference in heart rate between a year 2 and a year 5 after running one lap of the field?


These are the posters we made about the investigations for showcase:

Our science posters


In science this term we have been trying to answer the question, "should governments penalise people for unhealthy lifestyles?" 


Have a look at some of our arguments! We took part in a debate where we tried to persuade people to agree with us. We are also writing persuasive letters in our English lessons.


These are some of our arguments!


Animals Including Humans


Our topic this term is 'Animals including Humans'. In this topic we have learnt about the circulatory system, how water and nutrients travel  through our body and we are planning an investigation looking at heart rate and exercise! Check out our posters about the circulatory system:


We worked in groups to make these posters!