There are 2 classes in Year 5: Mrs.Gillibrand and Mrs Wilson.
Click the following link for Year 5 Statutory objectives
The following links will show you the Year 5 topic overview sheets
Parent's curriculum booklet
The following link will show you the Syllabus for Religious Education for Year 5
Summer term: Raging Rivers
Year 5 took part in a boot camp session with the sports coaches. It comprised of a series of different activities. We had to complete each activity for 2 minutes. It was exhausting but we loved it!
The highlight of Year 5 so far has been our residential visit to Cloughton which included days at: Dalby Forest, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. It got off to a very damp start but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits! Our first day was spent at Dalby Forest and the main focus was our stream studies work.
In the afternoon, we practised our map reading skills and went orienteering.
We spent the second day in Whitby and the focus was our fieldwork skills: we completed shop surveys, traffic surveys and pedestrian counts.
After all the hard work, we then had fish and chips. Yum Yum! They were delicious.
The third day was spent at Cober Hill and was a jam-packed day: we went orienteering around the grounds, played hide and seek in the secret garden, had a North Yorks Moors Ranger visit us and we completed lots of exciting activities about bio-diversity. Phew!
On the last day, we spent it at Robin Hoods Bay and went fossil hunting on the beach.
Spring term: World War 2
Year 5’s spring term topic has been World War 2 and we have been focusing on what it was like to live as a child during the war. We were really lucky and had 2 visitors; Joyce and Mr. Almond who came to talk to us about what it was like to be a very young child during the blitz.
We had another Maths day and the focus for the spring term was reasoning and problem solving skills. We all made maths hats to wear for the day to make us into super mathematicians!
One of the problem solving activities we completed was called the marshmallow challenge. We worked in groups using: a marshmallow, 20 pieces of spaghetti and 1 metre of masking tape. We had 20 minutes to work in our teams to build the tallest tower, but which was also strong enough to hold a marshmallow at the top!
It was very enjoyable but a lot more difficult than we first thought!
Autumn term: The Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egypt launch day
Year 5’s autumn topic was Ancient Egypt and we launched it off with us becoming archaeologists for the day. Some of the activities we did included: piecing together broken pots, sketching Egyptian artefacts and researching our ‘finds ‘so we knew a little more about them.
We all enjoyed being archaeologists although it was a lot harder and more detailed work than we imagined. It wasn’t as dramatic as Indiana Jones made it look either!
Maths ‘outdoor learning’ day
The theme for our maths day in the autumn term was outdoor learning and Year 5 concentrated on perimeter.
We always love our maths days although the weather was a little bit cold and drizzling this time which wasn’t perfect when we were outside!
It was a fun packed day including maths trails around the school grounds, drawing shapes on the playground and then measuring their perimeters and finding the perimeter of different objects around the school grounds.
Chefs for the day!
We were incredibly lucky to recently have Adam Peirson M.B.E to work with us in school. He is sous-chef from Claridges Hotel and spent a whole morning with Year 5.
He began by demonstrating how to make tortellini and had a few little helpers! We assisted in straightening the pasta and then cutting out the circles to make the tortellini.
Adam then showed us how to make a cream cheese and chive filling and cook the tortellini.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a fantastic morning but, of course, one of the highlights was when all got to have a taste of the gorgeous tortellini served with a tomato and basil sauce – yummy!
Adam then talked to us about how he became a chef and what it was like to work at a 5 star hotel. It looked very grand and he has definitely inspired us to cook more often at home and even, for some of us, to become a chef when we are older!
STEM rocket launchers day
Stuart from STEM spent the day with us designing and making rocket launchers. We started by making mini rocket launchers from paper.
Then we worked in groups to create larger ones. We had to use our problem solving skills as Stuart only gave us the resources (bottle, tubing, paper and polystyrene cups, cotton wool, plastic bags and a paper napkin) and a tiny hint! Then we had to determine how we could create a rocket that would launch a parachute allowing our astronaut (an egg) to fall to the ground safely!
Out of all our groups, only 1 of our astronauts survived!
Share day: clay coil pots
To tie in with our Ancient Egypt topic we designed our own canopic jars. We started by making a prototype of our designs out of plasticine and were all in agreement that it was easy!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t as easy when we had to make our canopic jars on a larger scale and using clay instead of plasticine. We were really lucky though as we invited members of our family to come in and share this part with us.
It was a fantastic day and our family thoroughly enjoyed getting a little messy again and we all created authentic canopic jars. We have just fired them in then kiln and now we need to paint them.