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Year 5 Class 1


Here you will find useful information, events celebrated, excellent learning highlighted and children's passion shared throughout the year. 



My experience of learning through Corona Virus March 2021

My experience of learning through the Corona Virus

Year 5 Autumn 2020 Newsletter

KS2 Statutory Spellings

Do you know your statutory spellings? Here are 2 lists of all the spellings. You need to be including these in your writing by the end of Year 6. Tick off all the ones you know and focus on a few spellings each week at home to support your work in school.

Useful links to use at home

Please look at these online resources to help further support learning at home.



Mindfulness and Active Sessions

Persuasive Writing: Theme Park Leaflets

Year 5 have enjoyed building up to our final pieces of writing; they have been creating persuasive leaflets for their own theme parks. Every child should be very proud of their work as they all really impressed Mrs Middleton!

QR Codes

Using QR codes and iPads to help us in Art. Today, we scanned a QR code to access last year’s Greek Pottery designs and this helped inspire us with our work.

Self portraits

5.1 Self Portraits- in Art we started the year by drawing self portraits. We looked carefully in mirrors and considered line, shape and tone.

The Mighty Zulu Nation Dance Workshop

Greek Myth Role Play

Today, we used drama in English to act out the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Welcome from your New Teachers!

Mrs. Middleton

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Mrs. Kiely

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Year 5 Class Newsletter Spring 2020

TT Rockstars School vs School Challenge

World Book Day 11th March 2020


As part of World Book Day, we read Tell me a Dragon by Jackie Morris. We were inspired to  create our own dragon landscapes and dragons using oil pastels and sketching techniques.


We also wrote dragon poems and tried to include figurative language like simile,metaphor and alliteration.


In the afternoon there was a Story Swap with Class 1-2 and some children went to read stories with Day Care.

Altogether an exciting and busy week!

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

Art on the Eco Bus Feb 2020

First we went on the Gypsy Moth Nature Trail, so we could collect and photograph ideas for our art sketches. We then got onto the bus and carefully sketched our favourite images using a range of special sketching pencils. Some of us even got to sit on the top deck!

Enjoying time on our Eco Bus!

Internet Safety Feb 2020

Today we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe on the internet. We played games on a website called Interland.

There were different games you could play and each one taught you something different about Internet Safety.


Internet Safety

Researching future careers in SMSC/PSHE

Over the past few weeks we have been working with Miss Stratford to research potential future careers. We looked at the qualifications we would need, what the job entails and how much we might earn. Today we presented our PowerPoints to the class. Mrs Middleton was really excited to see the diverse range of jobs we had chosen.

Live Learning 4th February 2020

Thank you to everyone that attended our PE Live Learning. We enjoyed completing circuits as part of our health and fitness unit.

In Science this term we are learning about the Earth, sun, moon and space. Today we shared what we know, what we want to find out and starting researching what evidence there is that Earth is spherical and not flat!

Wishing all Year 5 and their families a Happy Christmas and a restful break. What a super term. Well done everyone!

Christingle 2019

Dragonologist interviews

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In English, as part of our unit on non-chronological reports, we have been investigating a text on Manchester Ridge- Back dragons. Today we acted in role and asked and answered questions as experts on a TV show.


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Scratch Art - as part of our Ancient Greek topic, we have been studying Greek pottery in art. We then created our own designs, inspired by our sketches, using a scratch art technique.

LIVE LEARNING 21st November 2019

Live Learning-Maths Murder Mystery!

The afternoon was spent trying to solve maths calculations which helped us solve the Mystery!

We enthusiastically applied our maths skills and remembered to use the inverse operation to check our

answers were correct.

Thank you to the adults who came along. We hope you enjoyed the classroom experience.



Live Learning 21st November 2019

Joy Of Reading at the University of Hertfordshire

23rd October 2019


Today we went to the University to meet an author called Christopher Edge.

He told us how he got his inspiration to write from ordinary things! For example, 

one of his books was inspired by the fact that a banana gives off small amounts

of radiation-This led to him writing Albie Bright! Another of his books was inspired by

 the astronaut, Tim Peake. We even learnt how to decipher a pig-pen cipher!

Joy of Reading 23rd October 2019

Slam Poetry

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In English we are learning about Slam Poetry in preparation for writing our own poems to perform in a Slam Battle next week. Today we looked at inspirational song lyrics as stimuli. We really enjoyed Eye of the Tiger!

Diwali 2019

Year 5 enjoyed a Diwali workshop run by our R.E link governor Mrs Chandaria who shared with us, the story of Rama and Sita.  We got the opportunity to make glittery diva lamps, colourful rangoli designs and a large peacock using coloured puffed rice! 

Diwali 2019

Global Explorers Week October 2019

These are some of the words we used to

describe our experience with the Mini Marines.

We enjoyed sharing stories with Class 1-2

Story swap with Class 1-2