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What Will My Child Be Learning This Half Term?

Friday 14th June 2024

This week in Maths, we have finished our work on fractions for the year! In English, we have considered whether Romeo and Juliet were truly meant to be or were they doomed from the start - this is leading to us writing a balanced argument. In Music, we have been looking at the song Shosholoza and the music from Africa. 

Friday 7th June 2024

What a wonderful first week back! In Maths, we have continued our learning about fractions - how to add, subtract, and multiply them with whole numbers. We have begun to learn about Romeo and Juliet in English and how Shakespearean people would have spoken. In Science, we have begun learning about reversible and irreversible changes. 

Friday 24th May 2024

We are officially half way through the summer term! This week we have developed our knowledge of improper fractions and mixed numbers in Maths. We have also written wonderful biographies about paralympians. In music, we have performed our remixed versions of 'Somewhere over the rainbow'. The Year 5 team hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing everyone back afterwards.

Friday 17th May 2024

What a wonderful week we have had! Our first swimming sessions of 2024 took place with some excellent swimming skills being shown. In English, we have developed our knowledge on the variety of past and present tenses. In Maths, we have considered the value of digits within a decimal number. In PE, we have played our first game of rounders. Next week we will be competing in the Balksbury Year 5 championship.

Friday 10th May 2024

With week 4 coming to a close, we can look forward to a sunny weekend! This week in Maths, we have been solving problems using the four operations, factors and multiples, and cubes and squares! In English, we have analysed the biographies of some inspirational people such as Arunima Sinha and Terry Fox. We also managed to take the learning outside for Free Reading Friday! 

Friday 3rd May 2024

We are already 3 weeks into the Summer term and it has flown by! This week in English, we have completed our final diary entries which has included: magical crayons, kind kings, and purple dragons! In Maths, we have been learning about addition and subtraction words problems as well as decimals in Mini Maths. We have also developed our coding knowledge in computing.

Friday 26th April 2024: Week 2


What a brilliant week we have had! This week we have been looking at Roman Numerals in Maths; written diary entries using complex punctuation in English; and been painting in different styles in Art. Scan the QR code to watch some of our presentations in Science. 


Friday 19th April 2024: Week 1

What a start to the Summer Term! In Maths, rounding was the focus for the week where we wrote number line on tables to help us demonstrate our thinking. In English, we read our new text driver 'Return' and used our inference skills to consider how the characters were feeling. In RE, we began to discuss what a sacred place is to us and what they may be for different religions. 

Friday 29th March 2024: Week 6

We can't believe Spring term is over - what an amazing term it has been! This week, we enjoyed playing some matches in tennis so we could combine all the skills we have learnt over the last 6 weeks. We look forward to the Summer term! 

Friday 22nd March 2024: Week 5

This week has been our favourite yet! The highlight of our week was cooking spaghetti bolognese in D&T (we loved having a second lunch!). We got to see the seeds we planted in Autumn had grown into salad, which were able to enjoy with our spaghetti bolognese. In Music, we performed our vocal and body composition pieces - follow the QR code to watch. In P.E, we enjoyed practising a volley with our partners. We had a special visitor this week and thoroughly enjoyed having Test Valley Brass in for a taster session. 

Friday 15th March 2024: Week 4

This week has been full of reading! From reading about Mount Versuvius in Geography to performing poetry in Guided Reading! We love Free Reading Fridays the most in Year 5 - we love to sit with our friends and enjoy a good book! 

Friday 8th March 2024: Week 3

We had a wonderful week this week! We absolutely loved World Book Day, especially reading with the Year R children. We loved creating Mothers Day cards too. In Maths, we enjoyed measuring objects around the classroom to convert between different units of metric measure. 

Friday 1st March 2024: Week 2

What a week! A highlight of our week was using the cameras in Computing to try out different camera angles, we had so much fun being creative. In Geography, we made mini volcanoes so we could demonstrate our understanding of the key features. Our learning journey in Guided Reading working with the book The Station Cat has come to an end but we loved creating our own version of the cat, as well as performing some of the text (follow the QR code). In Maths, we learnt about volume using multilink. 

Friday 23rd February 2024: Week 1

The first week back has flown by! We started our Human Life Cycle unit in Science by researching the six stages and creating a poster with our teams. In English, we discussed and evaluated some sentences, and we applied our knowledge of relative clauses to edit them. We enjoyed learning about videos in Computing, we're excited to see how to create an effective video to eventually create our own. 

Friday 9th February: Week 6

We cannot believe it is the last week of term! We loved seeing everyone in their wonderful Greek costumes! We had the best day participating in Greek cooking, the Olympics and making our own masks. 

Friday 2nd February 2024: Week 5

This week we have loved using the greenscreens in English to demonstrate show not tell emotion through facial expressions and body language. We got to create our Hundertwasser houses with clay this week - we can't wait to paint them! In Science, we tested everyday materials to identify their properties and most suitable uses. In Music, we used the glockenspiels to improvise our own blues music. 

Friday 26th January 2024: Week 4

Wow - what a brilliant week! We really enjoyed our investigation to determine whether tinfoil or felt was a better thermal insulator in Science! We learnt about the Battle of Marathon in History and we had to order key features of the Ancient Greeks from most important to least. In P.E, we practised different rolls on the mats, focusing on slowing down to gain control. Lots of us loved painting our nature themed tiles, we cannot wait to create our Hundertwasser houses! Using the glockenspiels in Music is always a great way to finish our week!

Friday 19th January 2024: Week 3

This week, we have thoroughly enjoyed developing skills to manipulate clay to create a nature inspired tile. We cannot wait to create our Hundertwasser inspired houses. In Guided Reading, we learnt all about the fable of King Midas and the golden touch - we even played a game of fact finding bingo! In P.E, we continued to develop our balances, focusing on technique this week. 

Friday 12th January 2024: Week 2

This week we have had lots of fun in Music learning how to play a chord on the glockenspiel. In History, we looked at artefacts from Ancient Greece to try and find out more  about life in the ancient civilisation. We found out that Ancient Greece has influenced many areas of society today, including sport and entertainment!  

Friday 5th January 2024: Week 1

First week back! We have had so much fun this week learning all about Greek myths and legends - we visited the Tipi to hear a few of the most famous fables. In Maths, we have been developing skills to estimate and measure angles. In History, Year 5 began learning about Ancient Greece by mapping out the key events of the Greek civilisation on a timeline. We also enjoyed exploring symmetrical and asymmetrical balances in gymnastics this week. We were so excited to find out that in Computing this term we will be coding programmes to run circuits! We got to create a circuit this week to make a sparkler flash different colours!

Friday 8th December 2023: Week 6


We all had a lovely lunch time today sharing our Christmas Lunch whilst listening to Christmas songs. This week we have also been finishing our DT projects of using mechanisms to create a pop-up book and we are sharing them with the children in Year One next week. In Science, we learnt about the orbit of the Moon and we went onto the playground to demonstrate this using different sized balls to represent the Moon, Sun and Earth. We have also performed in Balksbury Come Dancing and we can't wait to share that with everyone at home soon! 


Friday 1st December 2023: Week 5


This week, we have continued to practise our dance for Balksbury Come Dancing and we are looking forward to sharing with our families soon. A group went to John Hanson to take part in the Andover Schools' Hockey Tournament and played very well.


In Geography this week, we have been looking at topography and the highest mountains in the UK. We located them on maps using atlases then using potatoes, drew the contour lines onto the map to show the height and steepness of the mountains. 

Friday 17th November 2023: Week 3

This week we have continuing to look at our Solar System and ordered the planets in relation to the Sun. We discussed the sizes of the planets and made them using plasticine. In Geography, we enjoyed visiting Mount Everest on the Virtual Reality Headsets and found out lots of interesting facts about it. 

Friday 10th November 2023: Week 2


This week in Year 5 we have been very busy creating our Christmas cards and learning more about space! We have also been writing some brilliant poems about the light using figurative language- we hope you enjoy listening to some of them! 

Friday 20th October 2023: Week 7 

We have completed our first half term in Year 5! All the staff in Year 5 are so proud of how hard the children have worked over the past seven weeks and they have all settled in to their new classes and routines so well. We have enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptians, forces and drawing using perspective in Art. 


Enjoy your half term breaks and we look forward to seeing you all in a weeks time! 

Friday 13th October 2023


Over the past few weeks, we have been learning all about the ancient Egyptians. We have had a visit from Open Box; learnt about the ancient Egyptian social classes; and more recently, mummified a tomato in the same way that the Egyptians mummified people. We enjoyed learning about the process of mummification and look forward to seeing what has happened to our tomatoes after we have left them. 

Friday 6th October 2023: Week 5


This week we have enjoyed showing off our hockey skills in P.E. when playing matches against each other and  making music by reading and writing musical notations. We had two visitors in to speak to us about how to ensure we are being kind to all and how the law protects us. 

Friday 29th September 2023: Week 4


During our Science lessons this half term we are look at different forces and this week we investigated water resistance. We had to make different shapes out of play dough and then see how their shape changed the speed at which they travelled through water. We are really enjoying all the practical opportunities we have had during this unit of Science!

Friday 22nd September 2023: Week 3


We started this week with a visit from Open Box which we all really enjoyed. We learnt a lot more about the Ancient Egyptians and had lots of fun too! In Science, we carried out an investigation into how the size of a parachute effects the speed at which it falls. We made parachutes and then tested them, counting the time in which they fell to see the effect air resistance has on different surface areas.  

Friday 15th September 2023: Week 2

This week we have been learning about air resistance in Science and had a great time on the playground experiencing the effects of air resistance using parachutes before planning our own investigation. On Thursday, we were able to enjoy the swimming pool and everyone was impressed by our wonderful swimming skills and we used different materials to create tone in Art.  


Friday 8th September 2023: Week 1


What a lovely week we have had to begin Year 5. We have been able to spend lots of time outside looking at information about Leonardo Di Vinci in Art and making memory sticks as one of our Wellbeing activities as we begin our new year together. We are so proud of how well all the children have done this week- they have quickly settled into our new classroom routines in a such a polite and mature way. Well done, Year 5!!

Friday 7th July 2023: Week 5

Arts' Week! 

We have has such a brilliant week taking part in workshops around the federation and completing all our Arts' Week activities. Our work has been focused around that of Henri Cartier-Bresson, a french photographer. We really enjoyed our visit to John Hanson to take photos and then editing them using a software on the computers. 


We hope you enjoyed seeing our work at The Arts' Festival. 

Friday 23rd June 2023: Week 3


Sports Day was a lovely way to end another busy week in Year 5. This week we have continued our DT work on bridges by making truss bridges using spaghetti and been writing as different characters from Romeo and Juliet. We hope you enjoy having a look at some of the pictures from this year's Sports' Day. Well done, Year 5: we were so impressed with all your hard work today and also the kindness you demonstrated towards each other. 

Friday 16th June 2023: Week 2


London: what an amazing day we had! We saw so many famous landmarks and enjoyed visiting Borough Market, The Tate Modern and looking at the Houses of Parliament. The children were amazing and we are so proud of them all.