Learning in Year 5


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Football Tournament

Year 5 and 6 spent an enjoyable afternoon competing against each other in mixed year group teams in a football tournament. Big thank you to Ms. S for organising the event and Miss McKay and Michael for refereeing. Well done to the combined effort of 6Z and 5S for being the overall winning team and well done to everyone who took part.

World Book Day

As part of World Book Day, the Year 5 children were transformed into an array of fascinating and colourful book characters for the day. Some classes used their imagination to pretend to be their favourite book character to take part in ‘Speed Characters’ where they got 3 minutes to sit with a character to learn all they could about each other. We also had drop everything and read sessions, during this time 5HB made themselves comfortable in anyway they wished to ensure a relaxed and focused reading session, as you can tell from the pictures, it was a great hit and we continue to use this in class now!


Year 5 have been building their own computers using Raspberry Pi’s! Then, they have been collaborating in pairs to write programs which make things happen in Minecraft, for example writing their name in blocks with the click of a button.  Next, they will begin to plan, write and test their own code to make changes to the world.


In Science, Year 5 are thinking about the properties of materials. Here we grouped a number of objects according to the materials that they were made from. We also discussed alternative ways of grouping the objects for example, how they are used in the home or whether they were natural or man made.

Anti-Bullying Week

Year 5 and 6 watched a drama performance during Anti-Bullying week. They were encouraged to take part and learnt the importance of not rising to bullies. They were given strategies to help them if they were to be in a situation where bullying occurred