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Year 5 News

March 4, 2020
This week learning in Year 5 has been in a slightly different format. Year 6 have been using the classrooms for mocks, so Year 5 have had a range of different activities in the hall. Firstly, we have been really impressed with the attitude and behaviour of all the children and they should be extremely […]


February 9, 2020
In both Year 5 classes this week, we have continued to develop maps of Antarctica where we have managed to combine Art with Computing. We have continued to program our BeeBots (Endurance) to travel safely through the hazardous conditions without damaging the ship. We have also made our expeditions even trickier by creating obstacles for […]

January 30, 2020
Year 5 have continued to explore Shackleton’s journey and this week we have been finishing our letters to convince Shackleton to let us join his crew.  We have also begun researching and writing a biography about either Shackleton or a member of his crew (feel free to look at class pages on the website where […]

January 22, 2020
This week year 5 have been learning about the achievements of Ernest Shackleton and have taken part in a mastermind style quiz. They have researched significant events in his life and will be writing an informative biography. Ayres class have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and Hockey class have been learning about […]

January 17, 2020
We have begun to explore a new book called ‘Shackleton’s Journey’. So far children have made predictions based on the front cover, have been exploring what Shackleton was like and also made a list of the different qualities you would need to join his crew. In Maths, Ayres Class have started to look at equivalent […]

January 16, 2020
This week year 5 have been writing a letter to Ernest Shackleton persuading him to let them be a part of his expedition crew. They have learnt about the qualities, skills and experience needed for various roles on-board Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance, as well as researching information about the crew. In Maths, Ayres class have […]

January 6, 2020
Year 5 have begun to explore a new book called ‘Shackleton’s Journey’. So far they have made predictions from the front cover, explored what Shackleton was like and also started to make a list of the different qualities you would need to join his crew. In Maths, Ayres Class have started to look at equivalent […]

November 20, 2019
Year 5 have continued to explore the book ‘Rooftoppers’. This week we have been writing recounts from Sophie’s perspective after she finds out that the national childcare agency wants to put her in an orphanage. We have also started to plan to write a formal letter to Sophie and Charles advising them whether they should […]

November 11, 2019
We hope you have all had an enjoyable half term break! This week, Ayres and Hockney class have started reading ‘Rooftoppers’ by Katherine Rundell. The children have been visualising a scene based on the text and have been creating an original piece of artwork. During Maths lessons, Ayres class have been solving problems involving multiples, […]


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