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Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 5 staff:

Mrs  Dowdle – Teacher (Monday and Tuesday)

Mrs Olver – Teacher (Wednesday – Friday)

Mrs Hughes – Teaching Assistant


This week in year 5 we have been continuing our topic ‘The Ancient Greeks’. For their homework projects, several children have brought in some delicious Greek food for us all to try. Nathan brought some tasty meatballs and pitta, Emily made some almond and lemon Sparta biscuits and Lydia made homemade tzatziki with a whole bulb of garlic in it and the classroom still stinks! In English we have been focusing on character and setting descriptions and have started writing our own Greek inspired stories. We nearly had a new class member this week with the arrival of ‘Harry’ the hedgehog but we decided just to feed him and let him go back to sleep.

Congratulations to:

Nathan for winning the headteachers award for adding suspense and tension into his written work.

Emily for being voted the most responsible class member in our core vote.

A super week, well done year 5.

Friday 5.10.18

During topic this week, the children have been learning about the battle of Marathon and why we still have a 26 mile race called a marathon today. We discussed the tactics the Greeks used to beat the Persian army and acted out these formations in the hall. We have written in-depth recounts of the battle using some of the skills we have been learning in English. In DT we have finally finished designing our Trojan horse inspired money box, and have started to construct this using either wood or clay. Lots of fun.

Congratulations to:

Taiven for receiving the head teachers award for being a fantastic role model to some of our younger children.

Jack for being voted the most unique class member.


Friday 28.9.18

Such a busy week in year 5. The children have been bringing their Greek inspired projects into school and they are fabulous. Such a talented bunch! We have had swords, shields, helmets, baklava (sweet Greek dessert pastry) and a labyrinth. We have continued with our one mile daily run, written a newspaper report in English and conducted experiments to test friction in science. To complete the week we raised over £400 for our Macmillan coffee morning. Phew!

Friday 21.9.18

Another fantastic week in year 5! We have been really lucky to have Bikeability in school this week. The children have been out and about on their bikes, learning road safety and how to signal correctly when on the roads. We have also continued with our class topic ‘The Ancient Greeks’, learning about English words with Greek origins, looking at ancient Greek weapons and planning and designing our Trojan horse money boxes in Design and Technology. This week also saw the start of our ‘mile a day’ challenge, where the children were asked to either run or walk for one mile. This was much more difficult than the children expected.


Congratulations to:

Charlotte for receiving the head teachers award for 100% effort in her work.

Isla for receiving the class vote as the most supportive pupil.


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