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Year 5 - 2021

Hello and welcome to Year 5!  We are so excited to be back in school with a certain amount of normality!  The children are certainly throwing themselves into everything at the moment.

Don't forget to check out the clubs page to see the Year 5 children take part in Field Gun Club.






Please come back and check what we have been up to! 

Platinum Jubilee


On Friday 27th May we spent the day celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  The children and staff all made a great effort in their sixties themed outfits! 

Mystery Inventions

As part of our Industrial Revolution topic, the children have had great fun looking at what life was like in the past.  They are in the process of creating their own amazing inventions.

Children have also enjoyed looking a range of mystery objects and working out what they are.  Have a look at the pictures.  Do you know what they are?





The children had the most fantastic time celebrating Wold Book Day.  As ever, we were really impressed with the effort that the children (and staff!) had put into their outfits.

The children listened to stories and watched interviews with different authors.  They also had times when they just dropped everything and read.  It was great to see the whole school taking part in this.  Children also spent some time writing and illustrating their own stories. 


World Book Day





3, 2, 1...BLAST OFF!

Wow!  What an out of this world start to our new topic.  The children looked fantastic and ready to undertake astronaut training as we considered our new learning question.  

"is there anything out there?"  As well as taking part in fitness challenges, problem solving activities and rocket making, the children also enjoyed watching Mr Hobbs launch his own rocket!


Astronaut Training



What did the Greeks do for us?

Our Year 5's have been really engaged in trying to work out just how important the Ancient Greeks actually were.  They have researched all aspects of Greek life, created their own Greek pots and decided that there are too many things of significance to name just one!

They have thoroughly enjoyed reading and listening to Who Let the God's Out?  by Maz Evans.  Who knew that our Queen was a ninja in disguise (read the book if you want to know more!)

Our topic ended by the children taking part in their own Greek food tasting session.  They bravely tried olives, dips, artichokes and feta cheese.  They were then faced with the challenge of working as a team to make Pitta bread, Tzatizki and Houmous.  The (lucky!) teachers then undertook an important taste test to judge the finished product.   A great time was had by all and the children were incredibly proud of what they made.  I wonder what they might try to make next?!



Christmas Jumper Day!
Wow!  What an amazing looking bunch.  The children all looked fab in their Christmas outfits today.  The lunch went down pretty well too!

Year 5 Xmas Jumpers 2021



Cedar, Aspen and Maple Class have shown their curious side when finding about how materials change state.  They investigated which materials dissolve and had great fun working out how to remove all the different materials from Bear Grylls water bottle.  Children also investigated which materials were the best for keeping the heat in.  



Brilliant Biomes!

More great work from our creative classes.  The children had great fun making their own biomes, showcasing all of their understanding about different environments.  We were all so amazed by their knowledge, team work and of course the finished products.  Great job year 5!


Green Day - 5th November!

As part of their Green Day, some children in Year 5 chose photography as their option.  The photographers were great and took lots of pictures of the other activities!  It would be great to hear what you think of their pictures!

This half term the children have been exploring what life is like in a variety of Biomes.  We had a great time on our launch day visiting the Rainforest, the desert and the arctic.  The children had a great time exploring but no one could agree which their favourite place was.  Following this, the children have written some great survival stories based on books written by Bear Grylls.

Spring 2

26/03/21 - We made use of the outdoors again this week, creating stick swords, bark shields and crowns made of leaves. We acted out the Greek myth Perseus and Medusa. 

17/03/21 - Year 5 have been really enjoying playing hockey with Mrs Serridge, sports coach.


11/03/21 - We are thrilled to be back at school with the lovely Year 5! We hit the ground running with a brand new topic, driven by the question 'What did the Greeks do for us?' Our Greek unit started with learning about the Greek myth Thesesus and the Minotaur. We made masks and went outside to act out the myth!


04/03/21 - World Book Day was a little different with many children being at home, due to the national lockdown. In Year 5, we celebrated the day by replacing our 'normal day of learning' with a day of reading focused activities. It was fantastic to see both the children in school (essential provision) and at home (remote learners) throwing themselves into all of the activities. 


Spring 1

04/01/21 - What a brilliant first day back! We had a great day during out astronaut training day! Children came into school dressed as astronauts and ready to push themselves! We carried out a range of activities to test our fitness, coordination and teamwork skills. We designed and built our own bottle rockets and had a lot of fun launching them. We are all excited about our new topic!

Autumn 2

09/12/20 - Year 5 have been loving our outdoor PE sessions this half term. They've been driven by basketball and over the last 5 weeks we have practised dribbling, passing, footwork and pivoting, keeping possession and smart marking. The children have certainly been pleased to finally put all of their skills to use in a tournament during PE this week.

02/12/20 - We had a visit from SCARF (safety, caring, achievement, resilience, friendship). A SCARF teacher came in to carry out a 75 minute workshop with each Year 5 class. The session was really interesting - we touched upon lots of issues including the importance of mental health and peer pressure. We were also pleased to meet Harrold, the SCARF mascot.

25/11/20 - At Crofton Anne Dale Junior School, 'Christmas hula hoops' have become somewhat of a tradition and help decorate our school hall, getting everyone in the Christmas spirit! This week, all three classes have been creating their masterpieces. In Aspen, they have been making Christmas Gonk Gnomes. In Cedar, they have been making Christmas trees. In Maple, they have been making Snowmen.

18/11/20 - As apart of our topic work, we designed a survival outfit for our chosen biome. Unfortunately, our survivors only had access to limited materials! Later on in the week, we tested materials to see if they had properties making them suitable for the chosen biome. We were surprised by how strong cling film is!

09/11/20 - We worked in teams to research a biome and present to the class. We found out about each biome's climate, animals, food, people and landscape. 

02/11/20 - We have had the atlas' out and been looking at the world map. We have improved maps and learnt about longitude (including GMT), latitude (including the equator) and hemispheres. We also went on to make different biomes onto our maps.


Autumn 1

23/10/20 - As a part of our longitudinal study 'do all living things start and end the year in the same way?', we planted garlic bulbs in different conditions. We are very pleased to find that we are starting to see some growth! We have also collected data from across the school to compare the growth of pupils in different year groups throughout the year. 

12/10/20 - In science, we have been making simple electrical circuits. We have been experimenting to see what impact the number of bulbs and cells in a circuit has.

06/10/20 - It's only just October and Year 5 have been busy crafting masterpiece Christmas card designs. We enjoyed looking at and trying out a technique called pointillism. We used paint and wooden sticks to create our trees.

29/09/20 - This week, we got our avatars setup on Natterhub. Natterhub introduces children to a social media style platform that is especially setup for schools and has limited access, only allowing pupils within the class onto the 'hub'. It's a great way for children to learn about online safety.

15/09/20 - We've been learning about sound. During our science experiment this week, we found out how conductors and insulators work by building our own earmuffs and string telephones.

Year 5 Home Learning Pack


Year 5 School Closure Curriculum Letter - Summer 1

Year 5 - Spring 2020 - Phase 3

Year 5 - Spring 2020 - Phase 2

Year 5 - Spring 2020 - Phase 2