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Year 5 2017 - 2018

Theatre Production Workshop.


Year 5 were very luck earlier this week to take part in a theatre production workshop with the people from the Grand theatre. 

The workshop was to teach them all about pantomime. We learnt about the origins of pantomime, how it came to England and why it ended up being so big here.

The children really enjoyed the workshop and showed great enthusiasm when asked to join in.

After the workshop we were lucky enough to watch their version of a Sleeping Beauty pantomime.




Space shuttle designs.


Year 5 have been busy working on space shuttle designs to transport 3 astronauts (eggs) back to Earth safely.

They had to design a shuttle that would hold 3 eggs, you had to be able to see the eggs at all times and the shuttle had to be able to land in water.

We had our first trial run a few weeks ago of the shuttles being dropped into a paddling pool of water from about 5 metres. Luckily we only lost one egg - so we were pretty pleased with the designs.

We then did some slight amendments and tested again. This time all eggs survived.

We are now waiting to go back to Thorns to take part in the competition to see who wins!    





Author visit.

Lawrence Prestige.


On Tuesday 13th March we were lucky enough to have a children's book author come and visit us in school. He not only read us an extract from one of his books in assembly but Year 5 were lucky enough to work with him for an hour. He talked to us about creating a good character and how we could do that. We then spent some time working with him to come up with ideas.


It was an absolutely fantastic visit and all children in Year 5 were really inspired.









Year 5 really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day. We spent some time that day designing new book covers and re-writing blurbs for our favourite books.

Thank you to everyone that made an effort to come dressed all looked fabulous! 


We had an absolutely brilliant time on our trip to the Thinktank in Birmingham. It was fascinating learning even more about space and we were amazed with how much we already knew!  We took part in three workshops throughout the day that were all very different but all absolutely brilliant. One of the best bits was the Planetarium and taking a tour of the night sky, it's amazing what you can see up there!!! Ask your children if they can point out some of the constellations to you and tell you the story behind them.


One of my favourite things learnt at the Thinktank (and I'm pretty sure it was one of the children's favourite too) was what happens to the astronauts poo. I bet you all want to know too now don't you?

Well...they eject it from the space station into space. When we look up into the night sky and think we are looking at a shooting star it could actually be astronaut poo burning up in the atmosphere. So if you have ever wished on shooting star and the wish did't come true you were probably wishing on poo!!!!


Here are some of the photos from our day at the Space Centre (more can be seen on the galleries page).














Welcome back!


We would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fantastic holiday.


In Year 5 we are all ready to start the new year and show what brilliant learners we can be.


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In Maths we will be looking at angles, decimal numbers, converting between units of measure, fractions and much, much more. 

Please continue to help your children learn their times tables at home and encourage them to complete their homework which will help cement their learning in school.


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Literacy and Language.

During these sessions we are going to be reading poetry. At the end of the unit we are going to write our own poems, which we are all looking forward to.


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This term we will be travelling around the UK and the rest of the world. The children will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate the United Kingdom and other countries to look at human and physical geography around the world.


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This half term we will be learning all about space in our new science topic ‘Earth, Sun & Moon’. We will be venturing out into space to learn all about the planets, our orbit of the sun and much more.

Autumn Term



Welcome back to school. We hope all of you had a lovely summer break and are now ready to get back to learning.


Working with Year 5 this year are Miss. Garner and Mrs. Smith.



Scroll down for more information about what we will be up to in Year 5 this term…





Our first literacy focus this half term is a Greek myth called Prometheus and Pandora. This links in nicely with our history topic on Ancient Greece. We will be studying lots of other Greek myths this term as well as looking at some longer texts that relate to the topic - one of which is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This text is available to borrow from most libraries or can be bought from bookshops or online.



To support their learning children should be reading some of the following titles…









In Year 5 we will be focusing on the 6x, 7x, 8x and 12x tables. Some children can already recall these facts but they all need to be able to recall them as fast as they can recall their own name. Therefore we will be practicing these lots in the classroom but if you practice with your child at home it will help to build their confidence and skills.







Important Messages.


P.E. will be every Tuesday. A big thank you to all parents who have provided their child with a new P.E. kit for this term.

If children have their ears pierced can you please make sure your child either does not have their earrings in on a Tuesday or that they can take them out themselves.



Planners will be sent home every Friday. These are a valuable tool for parent/school communication. Please take the time to read and fill in your child's planner every week. Your child's planner needs to be in school by Thursday.



Homework will be given out when it fits in with what the children have been learning in class. They will have, on average, one piece of homework per week. Children will be instructed when it will need to be in by and they will record this in their planners as well.



Each month a maths challenge will be set for each year group. There will be a prize for the correct answer with the best explanation. 

Answers need to be handed in by Monday 30th October.

Year 5 & 6 October

Maths challenge.


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Five scarecrows are in a race. Their race numbers are:

1733      5824     9762    6465     7525

The scarecrow with the highest number finished last. When the digits in the race numbers of the scarecrows that came first and second are added, they give the same total. The scarecrows that came in third and fourth both have an odd number as the last digit. The scarecrows that came in second and third both bear numbers that are multiples of 5. Use these clues to work out how the scarecrows are placed in the race.


Make sure you explain how you worked this problem out.




There will be a prize for the correct answer with the best explanation. 

Answers need to be handed in by Monday 4th December.



In this Christmas maze Santa collects the number of presents in each of the cells as he searches for Rudolph. Can you find a way through the maze to Rudolph in which Santa collects 100 presents exactly?

Santa may not go through any cell more than once.




Make sure you explain how you worked this problem out.