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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


We hope that you enjoy looking at our year group web-page.

Below is a list of information regarding the current topic that we are studying. You will also find some useful links for spelling and times-table practice.


If you have anymore queries please ask Mr Talbot and Miss Thorpe.

Our current curriculum topic (Spring term 2) is the Blue Abyss!

Please see the bottom of this page for more information.

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Spelling and times-tables practice

We would like to thank all parents/ carers for their continued support with the new introduction of TT Rockstars and Spelling-shed. The children have been very enthusiastic and we have seen some great progress made already! Below are the links for both TT Rockstars and Spelling-shed.




Homework for Year 5 is currently as follows:

  • Spelling practice using Spelling-shed.
  • Times- tables practice using TT Rockstars.
  • In addition to this, every half term the children will receive a homework activity sheet. From this, they can choose 5 activities which need to be completed by the last week of each half term.


The children will be tested on their times-tables and spellings every Friday.


Thank you for your continued support.

Whitemoor Lakes

As you are all aware, Year 5 will be visiting Whitemoor Lakes on 8th- 10th May 2019. We will be holding a meeting for this to give you more information about the activities involved and the venue. A parent mail will be emailed early next term regarding when this will take place.

Spring Term

We hope that all parents and children have had a lovely and well-deserved half term break. We are currently now coming to the end of our first week back of this half term and all pupils have greatly enjoyed the start of our new topic which is titled the Blue Abyss. This will involve studying the different layers of the ocean and finding out about all the weird and wonderful creatures that are found there!


Below are some photos of our previous topic titled Stargazers. All children found the visit from the Planetarium fascinating  and went on to produce some stunning pieces of work both on fantasy planets, our own solar system and even producing their very own rocket designs. A big well done to all pupils.

3-2-1 Blast Off!

Experiment investigating the phases of the Moon. Does anyone know what phase this is?!

Experiment investigating the phases of the Moon. Does anyone know what phase this is?! 1

A selection of our super work on Space.

Autumn Term 2 - Alchemy Island

During this term, we introduced the children to an exciting new topic called Alchemy Island. This involved investigating a mysterious island that is full of fascinating and unusual materials. All pupils greatly enjoyed conducting science experiments where they discovered the properties of many substances that are found in this unusual place. We also received a visit from a person who lives on the Island and all pupils thought of some great questions to ask him!


Christmas Performance

Everyone in year 5 had a fabulous end to the term when they took the leading role in our KS2 Christmas production at St. Nicolas Church. Everyone greatly enjoyed watching this - well done to all pupils for their hard work!

Christingle Service at St. Nicolas Church

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Year 5 Whitemoor Lakes Residential Trip


Dear Parents,

We are all looking forward to our residential trip to Whitemoor Lakes on Wednesday 8th May 2019. At the end of each day we will place a selection of photos showing all pupils taking part in their activities. These will be displayed below so please keep checking for updates! smiley

Dear parents,

We have had a lovely time here at Whitemoor lakes today despite the rain! The coach arrived safely at around 11:00 and we were greeted by several enthusiastic instructors who showed the children around the centre and them gave all pupils the challenge of making their own beds! After having their lunch, everyone started their first activities which involved raft building canoeing, archery and the high ropes. A great time was had by all! All pupils then had their tea and finished the evening with a campfire and then a cup of hot chocolate. We have included some pictures from our afternoon activities below. We hope you enjoy them and look forward to updating you further on Thursday! smiley

Miss Thorpe's group

Miss Barker's group

Mrs Watson and Mr Talbot's group

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Thursday 9th May

Dear Parents,

We have had another action-packed day here at Whitemoor Lakes and all pupils have had a fabulous time! Everyone has been busy completing their activities which have all taken place despite the rain. We have attached a selection of pictures from our day below. More will hopefully follow tomorrow smiley

Friday 10th May 

Dear Parents,

Our stay at Whitemoor Lakes is nearly over! Everyone is currently enjoying a selection of team games with the fabulous instructors before having a well deserved lunch. We will then be loading up the bags in the coach and after a short journey will hopefully arrive back at school for approximately 15:00.

We look forward to seeing you all soon but in the meantime we have included a final selection of photos taken from our morning activities today. We hope you enjoy looking at them! smiley


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Year 5 Boat Building!

Monday 15th July 2019


Buoyancy, water resistance, air resistance and water-proofing all play their part in the magic world of boat building. Today all pupils had amazing fun testing their finished boat designs in a small area of water created in our quadrangle. Everyone's design sailed exceptionally well and some pictures of our day are included below for you to view. We hope you enjoy looking at them!