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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

5JC - Mrs Chadwick/Mrs Jones

5C - Mr Cottis

5S - Miss Short





Drum Workshop:  The Year 5 classes all had an opportunity to play a range of African Drums and percussions instruments during a workshop at the start of Term 2. 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.


Explorer Dome Visit: Year 5 classes were visited by Explorer Dome on 8th November. The children had an exciting opportunity to visit the Dome to learn more about Light which links to their Science Topic. Trained presenters, Matina and Josh, showed the children a range of experiments which demonstrated the colours in the light spectrum, how light is mixed to make white, also how shadows are formed and proved that light travels in straight lines.Year 5 really enjoyed the experience and will be writing recounts about their time inside the Dome next week.


Monday 14th October 2019 3.00-5.00pm: 

Year 5 Movie Night, letter sent home (see letter below).  Payable via ParentPay.


Thursday 19th September 2019: Year 5 Transition Meeting for parents/carers, taking place at school in School Hall, 3.15pm-3.45pm.


2018/2019 Events

Author Visit on Wednesday 3rd July:  The Year 4 and Year 5 classes will be visited by author Will Mabbitt.  For further details please see letter below.


Year 5 First Aid Training: The Year 5 classes completed their first aid learning with St John Ambulance during Term 5. Each class completed a day of training which included the primary survey (DRABC), recovery position, dealing with choking, dressing a wound etc. Well done to our Year 5 pupils!

The St John Ambulance trainer commented on how much she had enjoyed working with the children at St Martin’s School.


Big Bang Science Fair April 2019:  A group of Year 5 pupils attended the Big Bang Science Fair at the Winter Gardens together with other local schools.  Our pupils really enjoyed the afternoon and here are a couple of quotes from 2 of our children who took part:

“When we went to the Science Fair, on Friday, we visited different stalls.  One of my favourite stalls that we went on was the VR because we flew around a training station.  I also enjoyed the static electricity where my hair stuck up.  We went on a Liquid Nitrogen stall too, where they froze a flower and we broke the petals off.  I really enjoyed the Science Fair and hope to go next year too.  Meggie class 5C.”


“3 other pupils and I went to a Science Fair at the Winter Gardens.  One of my favourite activities was the VR because you got to teleport around a train station and use lasers.  I also enjoyed the liquid nitrogen because they froze a flower.  They also boiled a kettle with the liquid nitrogen and it started to freeze.  I had a great time at the Science Fair and would love to go again next year.  Lizzie class 5C.”


Year 5 Fleet Air Arm Museum Visit 3rd April: The Y5 classes enjoyed their trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum as part of their WWII topic. They had the opportunity to take part in workshops and a museum discovery tour led by guides from the museum.


“When we went on the tour we watched a 3D visual projection show which included an animation of an aircraft carrier. We also learnt about what it would be like to be an evacuee during in the WWII. We also looked at belongings which a typical evacuee would have owned. We all made our own gas mask boxes. We chose a child from each class to be an air raid warden and we held a pretend air raid. It was a really interesting trip and we learnt a lot!” Lily class 5G.


Year 5 Care Home Visits: Year 5 classes attended 3 local Care Homes (Jasmine Court, Nashley House and Acer Care Home) to share their recent learning about World War II and sang a variety of songs along this theme to the residents. The residents shared their WWII memories and stories with the children.


WASPS Performance at Weston Playhouse Theatre 14th March: 14 pupils from Year 5 performed a selection of songs with actions at the Weston Playhouse Theatre as part of the WASPS Singing and Instrumental Festival.  They performed alongside 7 other local Weston Primary Schools.  Well done to all of our pupils involved and their amazing singing and enthusiasm.  


Year 5 Easter Performance 3rd April: The Year 5 Easter Performance went very well and we had lots of great feedback from parents, carers and family members who came along to watch yesterday. The children performed songs, read Poems and the Easter Story sharing the meaning of the Easter symbols.


After the performance the children had an opportunity to invite their parents and carers back to their classrooms to share their WWII work. A big well done to all of Year 5.
Parent comments: 

"Well done Y5 I especially loved the WWII songs ‘cake you cannot break’ – brilliant!” “Well done Y5, songs were lovely. Lovely singing today.. great to have the piano too.”


Morfa Bay Camp Meeting:  A meeting took place at St Martin's School on 30th January for parents and carers of current Year 5 pupils.  This was an opportunity to find out more about the trip and to ask any questions.  You can find a copy of the presentation slides below.

This year’s camp will take place Monday 7th – Friday 11th October 2019 at Morfa Bay, Carmarthen, South Wales when the children will have moved up to Year 6. 


Experience Easter at St Martin's Church on Monday 18th March 2019: Each of our Year 5 classes attended a multi sensory Easter workshop at St Martin's Church.   


Worle Secondary School Christmas Performance:  Year 4 and 5 classes were invited to Worle school at the end of Term 2 to enjoy a fantastic musical performance. They listened to the orchestra playing and were shown many different instruments. Their were also several choirs, soloists and duets performing. It was a fantastic way to end the term and we hope it will inspire many of our young children to develop their musical talents and aspire to perform. 



(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   Maths Shed

(pupils have their own log in name and password)


Reading Eggs:  (pupils have log in details)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet friendly- children can practise their counting and calculation skills.

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