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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Our classes

Maple class: Mrs Fettes and Miss Fitzpatrick     

Olive class: Mrs Conner, Mrs Dickie and Mrs Wilkins      

Aspen class: Mrs Foan, Mrs Hawke and Mrs Ayres



Click here to login and practise your times tables!

Times table rock stars is a wonderful game for children to play while practicing their times tables. Currently in school, we have signed up for a competition, where some schools in England have to do as many times tables (on the game) between the hours of 7:30am and 7:30pm on Monday 11th November till Saturday 16th November.


Week beginning 18th November 2019

On Wednesday the 20th of November we visited Harmony Woods as part of an ongoing project organised by Andover Trees United. Luckily, the weather was kind to us and the children had a lovely morning planting a variety of trees- Rowan, Willow, Holly, Birch to name a few.


Elm Tree

A disease-resistant Elm tree was purchased for the school with a grant from the Tree Council. This is to help start to reintroduce Elm into the landscape.





To learn more about the project click on the logo below:



Tree Planting

Week beginning 11th November 2019

This week we have had a lot of discussions around our focus on Anti-bullying week.

Here is one of the tasks that we did.

The children were asked to squeeze out some toothpaste and to try and put it back into the tube again. Of course they couldn't!

This helped the children to understand how when hurtful words are once spoken, cannot be taken back.

Bullies say hurtful words frequently and need to know the impact that their words have on others.



Currently in Year 5, we have been learning about fractions.

When a fraction has a bigger numerator than it’s denominator, its known as an improper fraction.

When the numerator is equal with the denominator, you can make it one whole.

By Ava and Georgia.


Raising money for Children in Need

Raising money for Children in Need 1

Week beginning 4th November 2019

We have had a great start back after half term so far.

We have started our new history topic- A Knight's tale by looking at the Bayeux Tapestry to learn about the Battle of Hastings.


Week beginning 21st October 2019

What a busy week!

We have done lots of great things to end our first term back after the summer.

Coming soon...

More art work inspired by our Geography work based on Spain.

A report about our Fire Service visitor.

The next book review.

Hocus Pocus poetry.


Hocus Pocus Poetry

We wrote some poetry based on the Sorcerer's Apprentice scene from Fantasia.

We learnt about different literary devices to help our writing.

Hocus Pocus Poems

Week beginning 14th October 2019

This week in Maths we have been learning about division by grouping. We have been using place value grids to help us to answer division questions. The Year 5 classes have taken these challenges and flew straight through them. Why don't you have a look!

Next week we will do some work on area. Good luck Year 5!

By Finn and Nicola.

Division by grouping


In Year 5, we have been learning about Biographies. The person we are learning about is Michael Morpurgo.

Interesting facts we have learnt about him:

  • He has won an OBE in 2007.
  • He became Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo when he got his Knighthood in 2018.
  • His children are Sebastian, Horatio and Rosalind Morpurgo.
  • He has a wife called Clare.
  • He has written over 127 books.
  • He puts pictures into his books because he thinks it adds excitement and adventure to them!
  • He is a very slow reader and doesn't read much.


By Georgia and Ava

My Favourite Book by Year 5

Matilda By Roald Dahl


The reason I like Matilda is because I like the way any normal girl can be powerful. Now, I always try and move things with my mind when I'm bored and it gives me excitement. I really want to get telekinesis.

Next Week, I nominate Ava.

By Georgia.

Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin By Sophie Cleverly


I like this book because it's all about a girl called Ivy and she thinks her twin is dead. She is on an adventure to find out if she is or not!

I nominate Finn.

By Ava


Fing By David Walliams


I enjoyed this book because it's creative and very different to some of his other books. Plus, it has some pictures which give an idea on how and why it's happening.

Finally, it's quite funny like how he says the Fing eats only custard creams!

I nominate Nicola.

By Finn.

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

This book is one of my favourite books by far! Not only because this book makes you think that wolves are not just animals, they are best friends too but this book can show that animals are not what you think they are. These beautiful creatures can make your life living in a dream! This book may not be famous but I think, I know that it should be. I highly recommend this book.

I nominate Ed.

By Nicola.

CPA maths- arrays.

Miro art

Week beginning 30.09.19

This week we have visitors from Winchester University.

Watch this space!

Autumn 1 2019

This term our topic is called Viva La Espana.

Recently, we have been learning about the La Tomatina festival.

We have used our observational skills in art to develop a piece of work using sketching and oil pastels.