Sacred Heart

Catholic Primary

'Live, Love and Learn Joyfully in the Family of Christ'

Year 5

Year 5

2022 - 2023

Welcome to the Year Five Class Page

Welcome back Year Five! I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready to enjoy our new term at school. This term we will be starting our ‘Cradles of Civilisation’ History topic, which will involve learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We also have our Coronation Party, Sports Day, and the Summer Play with Year Six! It is going to be an exciting term and I am very much looking forward to getting started! J    

Miss Smith

25th May - Science Solubility Experiment!

April 20th - Science Parachute Investigation - Does the shape/size/material/length of string make a difference to how air resistance affects a parachute?

Geography Fieldwork at Epping Forest

On Monday 20th March, we went to the Field Study Centre at Loughton Brook. We were all very excited! Wearing our wellies and waterproofs, we climbed into the river at different sites and completed field work. Firstly, we measured the depth and width, to compare how rivers change further downstream. Next, we observed the changes to the stones within the river bank. Our favourite measurement was timing how fast a cork moved in the current! Mud-covered and slightly exhausted, we returned to school with a lot more knowledge about rivers.

We celebrated World Book Day with a vocabulary parade, a book scavenger hunt, and by becoming word collectors! Our class governor visited and we wowed him with our collections.

Young Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - We participated in a fantastic performance of the Shakespeare Play!

Buddy Assembly for Safer Internet Day - We shared a book with our Year One buddies, then Emilia and Evie led us in thinking about who we can talk to if we are worried. We also shared our Carnival of the Animals Dance.

Carnival of the Animals - Whole School Project

As part of our learning, we created our own compositions about an animal. You can see some photos below, and some videos at Can you guess which animals we are describing through music? 

Class Worship

Celebrating the Lunar Chinese New Year!

January 2023 - We took part in a project called the 'Community Senior Letters Initiative'. We wrote letters to residents of St Teresa's Nursing Home in Bath, to brighten their days. This is part of our Catholic Social Teaching.

Christmas Dinner 2022!

Christmas Dinner Hats!

Solar System Explorers Homework Projects

We have been making Christmas tree decorations for the Sacred Heart Tree! The theme is homelessness, so we wrote prayers for homeless people in our county, that might be helped by the charity we supported this year - Herts Young Homeless.

Science - Solar System Explorers

We had a visit from The Astronomy Roadshow!

As part of our learning about space, we created a scale model of the planets in our solar system. We thought about which pieces of PE equipment could represent the various sizes of planets. In order to represent the distances between the planets, we used one footstep to show 16 million km!

Music - The Gift of the Nile

We have been enjoying Reciprocal Reading!

KS2 Charity Day - Friday 11th November

This year, we chose Herts Young Homeless as the charity we would like to support. They are a local charity, who provide free services to 16 – 24 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. In the morning, we thought about pre-conceptions of what it means to be homeless and learnt about the 'hidden' homeless people in our county. In the afternoon, we participated in a Talent Show!

Science and Computing

On Monday 10th October, we had the opportunity to participate in an Animation Workshop with Neill from ComputerXplorers. We used our learning about life cycles, from our Science lessons with Miss Smith, to plan a stop-motion animation to show the life of a frog. Neill taught us how to use special cameras to take multiple photos of our models, which could be put together into an animation.

You can see some photos here, and our whole-class video can be found at: 

Chaplaincy Team

On the 6th of October, we had our Harvest Mass. This was the first mass of the year and was a special time for the members of Year 5 who have joined the Chaplaincy Team. They were blessed by Father Charles, and given special badges. We also collected food for the local food bank and talked about how Jesus wants us to help others for the common good.

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