Year 5 have had a busy few weeks. We’ve enjoyed a Lush workshop which involved making a bath bomb which was part of our ‘materials’ unit in science. We had a fantastic trip to Snipe Dales and Gibraltar Point where we carried out some fieldwork investigations which included measuring the depth, temperature and width of the river, along with some exciting mud sampling. To our amazement, we even found two fish in our nets! We have followed this up with a recount of our day in English.

And the fun does not stop there! This term we will be participating in some outdoor adventure followed by a sleepover in the school grounds. We will be sleeping in tents (or under tarps for the more adventurous amongst us!).  During the day we will be: visiting William Farr woods to bring some wood back to light fires with (under close supervision of course!); doing some outdoor art; den building; and outdoor games. We are looking forward to our fish and chip dinner and hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire pit in the evening. Keep an eye on our Twitter account for pictures!

In PE, we are learning a new skill this term: golf! We will be practising our putting and chipping skills. We are also developing our athletics skills with Sports Day fast approaching! In term 4, most of the year took part in a tag rugby tournament at Bishop Grosseteste University. Despite the miserable weather, we all had a great day and developed our skills!

We learnt so much knowledge about Ancient Egypt last term. Now it is time for the Ancient Greeks! We will be learning about their impact on the world today which includes: democracy, the Olympics, Greek army, theatre. Oracy continues to be a big focus for us as a school and we have been practising our skills in our history lessons through a democratic debate. We practised summarising our partners ideas and using sentence stems to construct our ideas.

In Design Technology we have absolutely loved designing and creating our story book character chairs. We used fabrics, wood, glue guns, cotton and other materials to create our masterpieces! If anybody is looking for a new sofa, then look no further!

We’ve been exploring iMovie and Excel in our computer sessions. We’ve learnt how to use simple formula and conditional formatting. We will be moving on to sorting and filtering data and cell formatting later in the term – high level stuff we know!


Our class book for our reading sessions this term is Who Let The Gods Out. This is a great book that links in brilliantly to our history unit on Ancient Greece. We aim to get it finished by term 6!

Our maths currently consists of some work on fractions, decimals and percentages. Later in the term, we then look forward to our geometry work where we look at properties of shape later in the term.