Year 5 News


Next term Year 5 will be reading this exciting book; Skellig by David Almond
‘Michael steps into the crumbling garage. What is this thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never seen before? The only person Michael can confide in is Mina. Together they carry the creature into the light, and Michael’s world changes for ever……’


During the last term, Year 5's Science topic has been Space. We have explored the Solar System, discussed the relationship between the Sun, Moon and the Earth. We have also investigated the Sun as a clock and ancient calendar.

The children were put into pairs and asked to create Stonehenge out of clay, once dried they painted their creations.


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Year 5 – Pledge
During Autumn 2; Year 3, 4 and 5 held a Christmas Fayre to raise money for a travelling Theatre company to visit the School.
At the end of the Spring Term we are organising an Easter Disco; with fun and games. Money raised will go towards transport for a school trip.
In May, Year 5 will be visiting Castleton in the Peak District to participate in a sponsored walk; where all money raised will be given to a local charity. Currently, children are researching local charities.
During the summer term, the children’s Pledge is to ‘Camp under the stars’. The children will be experiencing a night in the camping pods; residential for 1 night at The Mill Adventure Base at Kingsmill Reservoir.

In Geography Year 5 have been reasoning Aboriginal Art and having a go themselves!
Our topic this term is SPACE. The children worked in pairs to create a paper mache of a planet. They had to research what their planet looked like and find out some interesting facts too. Over the coming weeks children will find out about day and night, is there life out there?
During History we discussed what it would have been like to live during the war, how families would have felt if their loved ones never returned and how soldiers would have left leaving knowing they may never return.