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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Lilac Class and Ash Class

Meet the staff...

Our topics for this year are:


Climb Every Mountain

World War II

Earth and Space

The Rainforest

What can we do about climate control?

Invaders and Settlers 


Dear visitors,

We hope you enjoy looking through our Year 5 webpage. At the end of this page, you will find information on Home Learning which incdudes links to TTRockstars (for timestables) and Spellingshed (for spellings).

Directly undeneath this message, you will find a variety of pictures showing you what we have been learning so far this year. We hope you enjoy looking through them! 

3-2-1 Blast Off! To start the term we participated in an outdoor science lesson where we looked at a range of experiments all linked to forces. Can you identify which forces we were testing in each picture?

Let's write a letter!

Whilst enjoying the warmth of the fading autumn sunshine, many pupils in Year 5 expressed a desire to improve our school conservation area. After much discussion (and enthusiasm!) both Lilac and Ash class decided to write letters to Mrs Thorpe detailing their fabulous ideas for how the area could be transformed. Some of these ideas included: a reading area; an outdoor classroom; a conservation corner for small insects; more seating areas and many more. We will keep you informed with what becomes of our suggestions!

Letters about our Conservation Area.

World War 2

During the autumn term, all of Year 5 studied the topic of WW2. This created many thought-provoking conversations and everyone found it highly interesting studying the main events associated with this period of history. The work completed varied from studying the story of Goodnight Mr Tom (a WW2 story) to drama, role play and even studying wartime artefacts. The pictures below illustrate some of these activities. Maybe you might recognise some of the objects or even work out what the pupils are doing in the role play activities!

World War 2 Pictures

Year 5 Christmas Performance 2020

Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions, we were unable to hold our Christmas Performance in the traditional way at St. Nicolas Church. All pupils however have been amazing and in true Year 5 spirit, we were able to create a virtual perfomance which was shown online and greatly enjoyed. Some photos from this are shown below - well done everyone! 

Home Learning

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 Wednesday.

You will have noticed that we have recently started to send home more Maths and English homework. This is not compulsory, but we do strongly advise children to have a go at as much as they can as it is aimed to consolidate their learning. 


Thank you for your continued support.

Spelling and times-tables practice

We would like to thank all parents/ carers for their continued support with 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