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We will soon be adding photographs of our new year 5 classes and the exciting things happening this term.


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Year 5 2018 - 2019

Christmas Science

Since it is the last week before Christmas, this week we have put a Christmas spin on our science lessons. In year 5, we have been using candy canes to investigate variable which affect how quickly sugar dissolves. We found out that as the temperature of the water increased, the speed at which the sugar dissolved also increased.

Anglo-Saxon Workshop

During our work on ‘The Anglo-Saxons’ we were visiting by a time travelling historian. Using our digital den, he transported us back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons and provided an interesting insight into what life was like during Anglo-Saxon times.

Lowry Artist Visit

As part of our work on ‘Cityscapes’ we were visited by an artist from the Lowry. He shared lots of information about L.S.Lowry’s life and some of the techniques used by Lowry. The artist taught us how to gain a sense of perspective in our pictures and recreate Lowry’s style. You can see some of our artwork below.

The Great Bowlee Bake Off

This half term’s design and technology project was ‘Bread’. We were tasked with designing a type of bread based around a specific theme. We chose Halloween as we had lots of opportunities to create scary shapes out of bread. During the process we tasted lots of different types of bread to decide which would be right for our product. We also had to think carefully about each decision we made to check that it met our design criteria. You can see images of our bread making below.


In Year 5, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxon epic poem ‘Beowulf’ as part of our history topics. In English lessons, we have written our own narratives based on the poem. You can read these by clicking the links below.

Times tables

Times tables are still a key focus and you should your test your child regularly so they can earn their badges. The target for all children is to have their Platinum badge by the end of the summer term. Every child in year 5 has access to a website/app called ‘Times Table Rockstars’. For children who use this app regularly, we have noticed a significant improvement in their recall of multiplication and division facts.

Other maths resources

Prodigy Maths


All children in Year 5 now have access to an online website called ‘Prodigy Maths’. Prodigy maths is a free, adaptive maths game for Key Stage 2 that integrates maths reasoning and arithmetic into a role-playing game using a Pokemon-style wizardry theme. Children will all have received a leaflet with their username and password and can use the website as much as they want.