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Welcome to Year 5!


We have been making contraction caterpillars in English to help us with our contraction words.



In different groups for our enquiry, we have been finding out different information about King Alfred and presenting these to the class.





For science this week we are investigating birds and their feathers and doing the life cycle of a swan. We are finding out that in Anglo Saxon times, swans represented beauty and power.


What an exciting science lesson we had on Tuesday! We watched a documentary with David Attenborough talking about different animals, then we researched in groups separate animals. Some did an elephants, lions, aardvarks and many others. We made information posters to teach other children in our class about a particular animal.

Maths has been interesting, we have been doing negative numbers. Ordering them and finding the difference between them. In English we have written about the vikings from our class book and adding direct speech and debating about wether warriors should face aggressive monsters.




In English this week, we have enjoyed writing a thank you speech to Beowulf , from the people of Heorot, for getting rid of the horrid Grendel and writing a diary from Loki's point of view, carrying on with our Viking theme. In maths we have been comparing, sequencing and rounding numbers up to a million.    




Some lovely pictures of us enjoying forest school. We did whittling and made wands and bark rubbings.


Another brilliant week in year 5! On Monday, we  had representatives from Nat West bank in to do Money Sense. We had to plan a party and budget for it, including venue, food, entertainment and other things we would need. Tuesday we went to the beach for the morning,and working in our teams, we sculpted Anglo Saxon designs in the sand.  We have also written and presented news paper articles about the slaying of Grendel from our book Beowulf.




What a fantastic week we have had! We did our WOW this week for our topic and cooked up a medieval feast. We made vegetable soup and honey and oat cakes, they were delicious! It was fun in English writing an advert for a warrior to defeat the monster Grendel from our class book Beowulf. Carrying on from last week, we continued with place value in maths.








This week in maths we have been adding 1,10,100 and 1000 to three and four digit numbers. We have also been adding and subtracting using a number line. In English we have written a diary entry to do with our book Window that we our looking at in class and also a set of instructions on how to make a fort. It was Roald Dahl day yesterday (Thursday) and the children celebrated by doing a variety of different activities like painting the BFG, performance poetry and making a giant peach.








What a fantastic start to our new school year! We have made a class charter and discussed our goals for year 5. We have written acrostic poems, done maths games and team games in P.E. We have also started our mile a day walk.