Year 5

What’s happening this half term?






 During the first half term of Spring, we are studying the picture books ‘The day the crayons quit’ and ‘The day the crayons came home’ by Oliver Jeffers where pupils’ write postcards in character as crayons. Pupils also focus on the short film ‘The Lighthouse’ in which pupils develop their ability to show not tell character’s feelings..




In Maths we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and pecentages whilst incorporating fluency, reasoning and problem solving into all lessons. 




We will be studying the question ‘Why are rainforest important to us?’. During these lessons, pupils will complete a range of virtual reality learning tasks where pupils lead their own learning to produce high quality work. We will specifically focus on how rainforests are the lungs of the world, absorbing carbon dioxide and .producing huge amounts of oxygen.




We will be studying the question ‘Could you be the next CSI investigator?’. During this unit, pupils will be given the opportunity to work scientifically in order to solve a range crimes which occur in school.


Who were the Anglo Saxons?

This half term, we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons. This week we have designed our own intricate Anglo Saxon Jewellery. This was extremely tricky as first we had to draw a perfect Hexagon with only a pencil, ruler and compass. In the end, our jewellery...

Cars 3 part of Film Festival

On Wednesday 15th November our Year 5 pupils went to see Cars 3 in 3D as part of the Into Film Festival. The film will be used to help develop writing in literacy next week. The Pupils had a wonderful...

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