Year 5

Spring Term 2017 – 2nd Half


The Chapters that Year 5 covered during this half term were Graphs and Geometry. Children interpreted graphs and used the given information to create their own graphs. During geometry the main focus was measuring different types of angles and working out unknown angles in different shapes.


In English, the children wrote their own warning stories as well as persuasive arguments. They are continuing to develop their skills in understanding different structures when writing. They have also continued to work on their presentation of ‘The Highwayman’.


Year 5’s participated in their first session of Mission X (training to be an astronaut). Children participated in a range of activities like zorbing football, making protein models, investigating aerodynamics, suitable diets, computer aided designs and rocket science.

Author Visit

Children visited Stratford Library, where Cressida Cowell (author of How to train your Dragon) presented her new novel that comes out in September. All children received a signed copy of the new book.

Red Nose Day

We supported the Red Nose Day charity by wearing red instead of school uniform. All children performed in a music concert in the afternoon.

Junior Enterprise

Volunteers from BLP Law Firm presented lessons on Our Nation to Year 5. It was about how goods are manufactured, produced and then finally distributed to shops.

Spring Term 2017


Year 5’s have been looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. We used concrete materials (Base Ten) to support our understanding.


In English, Year 5 read ‘The Highwayman’ and used it as a starting point for writing a crime story. Children investigated a crime scene, looked for evidence and made a prediction of what happened. Children then planned and wrote their own crime stories.


Six children from Year 5 attended a RE conference at Brampton Primary School. They joined five other schools and discussed the topic of forgiveness and how different religions teach us how to behave.


Year 5’s were invited to watch Greek Myths performed by Eastlea students. They enjoyed the plays and were praised for being a fantastic audience.

Playground Leaders

12 children from Classes 3 and 4 were chosen and trained to be playground leaders at lunchtimes. Children will be supervising games in the playground for their peers, encouraging positive play and engagement.

Autumn Term 2016


Across Year 5, children have shown determination in Maths using the new Maths No Problem Singapore Approach books and materials in class. They are exploring different methods during lessons as well as working on visualising problems.


In English, Year 5 read ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our English linked to our Unit, which was Ancient Greece. Children had to create their own Greek Myth.

Earth and Space was a great success in Year 5. The children loved learning more about the other planets in the solar system. Children visited the ‘Wonderlab’ at the Science museum, observing and exploring different experiments.

We studied Ancient Greece during our Unit sessions. We looked at the Ancient Greek Democracy, where and how the Olympics started, gods and goddesses as well as the Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War.