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Year 5

Year 5 Summer Newsletter

Internet Safety Day

Wow, what a great start Year 5 have made to the Summer term! Today, we have been learning all about staying safe on the internet and created some ground rules to use in school, at home and share with the family. Below are some fantastic posters we have made to share our knowledge with other children across the school!

Summer 1

Amazing art work!

At the end of Spring 2 we challenged the children to create a digital piece of art work! Below you can see examples where we turned portrait photographs into David Hockney inspired pieces of art. 

Our new topic for Spring 2 will be 'Ice Trap!' watch this space to see examples of children's work!

Evacuee Day


We would like to say a massive well done to our Year 5s! What a brilliant dance performance, followed by a freshly baked cake sale! Over the last week, we have been working hard to design, bake and evaluate a range of ginger cakes, fruit cakes and scones. Below are some photos of our Evacuee Tea Dance!

Below are some photos from our trip to Milestones Museum! We had great fun explore around the museum, interacting with workshops and learning about evacuees and different job roles in WW2. 

Spring 1

After a restful break, we hope you will be ready for our next project - 'Through the Eyes of a Child'

Our next home learning project is outlined below:

Year 5 Spring Newsletter

To finish our Autumn Term, Year 5 have been busy learning new DT skills to build their own space rovers and blending pastels to produce exciting space pictures! Take a look below at some photographs of some of the children's work:

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Winchester Intec Centre, below are some great photos of our time spent exploring lots of exhibits and delving deeper into space! We took part in making different types of slime, recapping the different states of matter and which of these we would see in space. One of our favourite activities was visiting the planetarium, here we travelled through space and learnt many interesting facts about planets, constellations and what we might see up there!

Is your child a reluctant reader? Have a read through the pack below to choose activities to help with encouraging reading at home.

Last Wednesday, was a jam-packed day full of exploring what life was like to be a Viking. From Viking braiding to battling it is clear to see Year 5 had great fun! Below are some photos from our Viking Day on the 6th October. 

Wow what a busy week we have had! Over the last couple of days, we have been investigating different artefacts from the Anglo Saxon period. Below you can see some photos of Year 5 explore what life was like for the different classes of Anglo Saxons and the outfits they wore. We look forward to uploading some super examples of newspaper articles we are currently creating in English!

Our next project for the rest of the half term is all about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons! This project is packed with exciting opportunities to explore this age in time through hands-on experience. This includes having our very own Viking visit us on the 6th October! We look forward to uploading some more photos soon and share some great examples of newspapers and narratives from our English sessions!

What a busy first week of Year 5! We have been working incredibly hard this week, exploring locations a sky-ship could travel to, what you would take to a desert island if you crash landed and thinking carefully about the best materials to create a sky-ship out of! Below you can see some of the wonderful sky-ships the children were busy making and the experiment in action! The Year 5 children have also amazed us with their descriptive writing pieces, they have been thinking carefully about the vocabulary choices to describe a setting from the novel 'Brightstorm'. 

Y5/6 Grittleton House Residential Trip

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Welcome to Year 5!


We hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and are ready for the new school year. Year 5 has lots of exciting projects and experiences to get involved with! 


Our transition project will be based on the book 'Brightstorm' which is full of adventure, about two children set on a trip in a sky-ship! 

Year 5 Autumn Newsletter 2021-22