The current Year 5 teachers are:
Miss Thompson- Kites
Mrs Winton- Eagles
Miss Wood- Sparrowhawks
The topics covered this year are:
To infinity and beyond
Below you will find the topic webs for each topic, where you can find more information about the coverage in each topic.
Year 5 pop up café!
On Thursday 25th of May in the morning, year 5 baked cakes for the café. We made brownies, flapjacks and rice-crispie cakes. In the afternoon, we set the hall up for the parents and visitors. When they got here, year 5 were acting like waiters and waitress for the public. It was great fun! We raised £70 for Unicef’s Day for change. Thank you to all the grown-ups who came!
By Bethany and Esme in Kites class
Year 5 recently went to the River Piddle for a school trip because their topic has been Raging Rivers. We went to the centre and Kate and Mary guided us through the map. We went on a long walk past the cows, through the forest and even waded across mud. Finally, we arrived at the river - what a lovely sight! Kate showed us how a river flows, why the bank around it erodes and then we drew the river. Everyone’s drawings looked different. As we trudged along the muddy undergrowth, we finally got to the faster part of the river.
Excitedly, we started to do lots of activities - we had lots of fun. First, one of the groups were measuring the river’s depth (we had wellies on so we could go into the water!)
We used metre sticks to measure. The river got deeper the further in you went!
The next group were seeing what wildlife lived in the water. They found all kinds of creatures. There were bottom-feeders, shrimp, leeches and many more. The creatures were really small and delicate so we kept them in a tub full of water. One of the other groups were measuring the width of the river. We went half way across the river and then we doubled it. It was quite a wide river!
The last group were measuring the speed of the river. Mary was helping with that group. We needed timers and stones. When we finished our activities, we walked back to the coach As soon as we got back, we gave our wellies a wash and got onto the coach. Everyone loved the trip.
Written by Onome (Eagles)
Scaplen's Court Visit
Year 5 went to Scaplen’s court as part of their ‘Please Sir’ Victorians topic.
Our host, Miss Jelly, was in charge of the servants. First, we got into four groups. Next we listened to a true story about a young Victorian girl called Effie. After that, we went down to the kitchen, where our groups were designated certain foods to make. The groups were the pancake group, the bread group, the soup group and the scone group. We recited the recipe instructions and each member of the group had a special job to do. The food was made with ingredients that the Victorians would have had. We learnt some facts about how Victorians cleaned different things with materials that we wouldn’t have suspected – such as sand! We even got to try the food we made.
Written by Lan and Evie (Kite class)
We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding a meeting (3:30pm on Friday 4th November in the Small Hall) reflecting on last month's Year 5 trip to Rockley and giving information about next year's trip for the current Year 4. Please click here to see the letter for more details.
Design and Technology Week
This half term Year Five had DT week. During this week we made moon buggies as part of our topic, To Infinity and Beyond. We worked together in partners, and it was a great experience to work with people who we don't usually work with. The design of our buggy was up to us. My partner and I made a triangular based buggy. After sawing the wooden pieces we had to use a glue gun to stick the pieces together. After that, we has to work on making the base strong we did this by adding supports made of cardboard. Once our base was complete and our wheels had been attached we started to decorate them. Some of us coloured the wheels and put tinfoil on the buggies. Others added flags some people even put in Luna samples and tools. We all had great fun. It was a fantastic experience.
Maisy Bartlett- Sparrowhawks
Rockley Water sports
By Harriet Lawrence 5LW.
Fortunately, this year, Year 5 were able to go to Rockley. We went for the whole week! Now, if I were to describe to you the whole trip, then it would take forever! So, I will describe when we did the Pico Sailing.
On Thursday, we were set up to sail, all by ourselves, to Hamworthy. Now, it seemed that we picked the worst day to sail. But we did not want to back out of a single challenge, so we did it anyway. Surprisingly, it is fairly easy to sail a Pico Boat, it is only the steering that is hard. Confusingly, if you wanted to sail to the right, you would have to push the black, metal stick away from you, and if you wanted to go to the left, you would pull towards you! So confusing!
Once we were all safely on the beach, we had lunch and set off again! Unfortunately, while we were eating lunch, it started to cloud up. So we set off in fairly good weather, a bit of a crazy sea, but otherwise fine. However, half way through the journey, the wind started howling, and we were tossed around in the sea. It was actually the best part! We were all laughing and giggling, even though we sometimes nearly capsized! Sadly, by that time it had gotten too windy, so we had to be towed back to Rockley beach.