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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

5JS - Mrs Jones/Miss Saunders

5L - Mr Leeson

5E - Mrs Evans


CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 5, please see links at the bottom of this page.

For Subject Overviews, Year Group Overviews and Learning Organisers please visit our >> Curriculum page


2021/2022 DATES & EVENTS


Year 5: Grittleton House Residential Camp 26th-30th September 2022:  The Year 5 children have received an introduction to the residential trip to Grittleton House taking place in September. A copy of parent letter can be found below.  If you have any questions about camp, please email the school office  or come to see Miss Upham, Camp Leader on the gate after school. 

To watch the camp introduction video please click on the following link:


DISCO EVENT on 5th April 3.00-4.45pm: For more information on the Year 5 Disco Event, please see copy of letter at the bottom of this page (details also sent out via SchoolPing on 22nd March).


STEM Workshop - March 2022: The Class 5E children took part in a STEM Workshop led by Miss Chadwick from UWE, where they found out what it means to be an Engineer.

They worked in groups as engineers to design and create the strongest bridge they could. They were only given 10 lolly sticks, 15 pieces of sticky tape and 1 piece of newspaper. We tested the bridges and were amazed that most of them could hold up to 3kg!





Drama Workshop with Worle School:  Over the last three terms, Year 5 have been working with Mrs Miller, who teaches drama at Worle Community School. They have enjoyed developing their team work and collaborative skills through some quite challenging games which we can continue to use in the classroom.
Both the staff and Mrs Miller were really impressed with the way the children worked together.



World Book Day 25th Anniversary - 3rd March: 

Year 5 children enjoyed finding new books to read through Book Tasting Café events. They all looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters.



Year 5 Bread Making: At the end of Term 2, Year 5 made fruited bread rolls as part of their food technology learning, in order to practice the skill of kneading. They learned how this makes the dough more elastic so that their finished product was light and airy. It was important to use the heels of their hands to work hard to get the best quality possible. Well done Year 5 bakers!


Explorer Dome Visit: During Term 2, Year 5 had the incredible opportunity of going inside the Explorer Dome. Once inside, the children learnt lots of interesting information all about ‘Light’. The instructors were incredibly impressed with the knowledge the children were able to share from their learning on this topic throughout the term. It was a fantastic and enriching experience for them all and one the children certainly won’t forget. 


2020/2021 DATES & EVENTS

Football Tournament 10th & 11th November

Year 5 and 6 Teams



Forest Schools at Worlebury Woods:

During Term 6 the 5C Forest School group enjoyed 'Survival Week', working as a team to build themselves a shelter. They also learnt how to safely chop and split wood ready for firewood. 

When the weather put a stop to the children being able to visit the forest one week, we brought the forest to the children!  The 5JE group enjoyed being creative with leaf rubbing and sketching mini-beasts.
They also created 'Natures Pallet' by only using plants and flowers found in the forest.  Look at the many different colours they found!



In Term 5 the Year 5 Forest School group took part in a minibeast hunt, recognising trees blindfolded and enjoyed making s’mores with Mrs Walters and Miss Chedzoy during their weekly Forest Schools




Term 1: Year 5 Writing Rivers 


Ancient Mayan Civilisation Topic Term 3: Year 5 have been learning about the Maya civilisation who lived  in Mesoamerica (now Mexico and Central America).
The Maya discovered a huge amount about astronomy. They developed a calendar system based on their observations of the sun and sky, and created art work based on the sun and the moon. Our Year Fives were inspired to create their own pictures! Here is a selection of their finished pieces.



Drum Workshop:  The Year 5 classes all had an opportunity to play a range of African Drums and percussions instruments during a workshop. The children enjoyed it and will continue to use the school African Drums during the remainder of the year.  


Thank you to Roger Sansom from the North Somerset Music Service who led the workshop.



(Solar System - Year 5 topic display)

Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!


Edshed:   Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

(pupils have their own log in name and password)


Times Tables Rock Stars: (pupils already have their own log in and password)


Reading Eggs:  (pupils have log in details)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet  



Username: student3749 Password: stmartins

Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects.  A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents.