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Year 5

Year 5 - 2018 - 2019

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 website page.  Here you can find information about our learning so far this year.

Summer Term



Our Learning

Ancient Egyptian Day

On Thursday 4th July we held an Egyptian Day.

The children had worked very hard and there were various stalls for parents to visit.

From questions with the Pharaohs to talks about Death Mask to writing your name in Hieroglyphics!

Well Done Year Five a great achievement for you all!

Summer Term

Visit to St Mary's School

On Tuesday 1st July we visited the drama department at St Mary's and enjoyed various activities.

The children had lots of fun! 


Our visit to Bhaktivedanta Manor - Hare Krishna Temple 


All the children (and adults) had a great time at the Temple.

We came home feeling refreshed and calm after a peaceful day.

The children particularly enjoyed partaking in the lovely food the temple provided for us.  Most children had seconds and some thirds!

The children came home with an insight into the Hindu religion and look forward to learning more on this topic in the coming weeks.


Making ancient Egyptian Death Masks


The children have loved making these Death masks for our topic about the Ancient  Egyptians.  We have also been working on a Pyramid and a Sarcophagus!  All getting ready for our Egyptian afternoon.

Looking at Marvellous Mixtures

The children had a great science day looking at the reactions between different substances and enjoying having a go at the experiments themselves.


Spring Term

World Maths Day

Today saw Year 5 working together as teams to solve many different maths problems.


Our visit to GSK

12th March 2019

Today we spent time at GSK at a Science show and were shown lots of different experiments involving lots of chemicals and loud noises!

The children behaved really well and thoroughly enjoyed their morning.


Well done Year 5.

World Book Day


Today we visited our Buddies in Year One and we were

Brilliant Book Buddies Browsing in the Bibliothèque!


FSC Epping Forest Loughton Brook - Investigating Rivers!

On Friday 1st March we went to Epping Forest on a rivers trip.  The children had fun messing around in the water (and mud) ! They were involved in doing many different experiments around the river and had a great time.


Boy in the Tower

Our class book the ‘Boy in the Tower’ has given us a great way to use our imagination.  Year Five have been using Art to show what, we as a class think, the ‘Bluchers’ look like.


This half term we have been looking at Force and Friction.  The children did various experiments – one involved James Bond and his attempt at catching the baddies!  Another was to predict the outcome of the Galileo and Aristotle challenge.  The children have been very hands on in the experiments and have been having a great time.

The Watertower!

The Children have been enjoying our Class book The Water Tower - although some have decided they didn't like the ending!

We have been doing lots of work on 'Mystery and Suspense' writing - not only independently but also in group work.  Well done Year 5!

Autumn Term

St Mary's DT morning

Today we were lucky enough to have teachers from St Mary's School to help us make some Christmas present bags and 3D Christmas Tree decorations.

Decorate the Classroom Day!

Well Done to Year 5 for all their hard work yesterday. Not only did they produce some great Reindeer Food bags to sell at the Christmas Fayre – they have also decorated our classroom beautifully.

A big big THANK YOU to all the parents who came to help – we could not have done it without you!

A visit from the Astronomy Roadshow Planetarium

On Monday we had a visit from

Peter Bassett FRAS

who showed us around our Solar System.

The show was really informative and interesting and the children asked many different and varied questions.

A lesson with Doctor Who!

Today we joined forces with Doctor Who to save planet Earth from destruction.

The children had to investigate how to use reflection to help the Earth overcome a planetary problem. 

If you want to watch the lesson again go to BBC Live Lessons - Doctor Who, Space, Light, and Super Movers 

GSK Workshop

Today we had a visit from GSK who ran a workshop which looked at Bacteria and Malaria.

The children were quite shocked at how quickly and easily it is to pass on bacteria and germs.

They were given quite a lot of information about Malaria and found out how fast Malaria can spread to different people from one mosquito!

Odd Socks Day

As part of Anti-Bullying week the children (and teachers!) wore odd socks to school. It was an opportunity for the children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! It was a fun day and the children enjoyed wearing their odd socks!

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Science and Art!

This week we have been busy making the planets of the solar system. The children have worked well in their teams – designing and then making the planets.


The children enjoyed acting out the story of Abraham and Sarah. They have started to reflect on how these Bible stories can affect their own lives and beliefs.

Design and Technology

To finish off our theme of Robin Hood and Medieval Monarchs the children designed and then made drawstring bags.

They all enjoyed the sewing and figuring out how to ensure their ‘Gold Coins’ wouldn’t fall out!


In Science we have been looking at the Life Cycles of animals and insects.  We looked at endangered animals and the children researched and produced posters to promte the wellbeing of these animals.

RE Sources of Revelation

During our lesson on the four Sources of Revelation the children worked hard in their groups to produce some great posters.