Friday 26th March 2021

This week in Year 5 we continued to rehearse our singing for the Stations of the Cross service, which took place on Thursday. Well done to all of Year 5 in helping lead our school and community in this beautiful reflection.

The children enjoyed taking part in Lenten fundraising this week by making Easter gardens, having a Fairtrade banana and biscuit bar, and completing word hunts and obstacle courses. Thank you to the Year 6 children for organising these events.

Today we took part in a Science investigation to find out whether the longer our legs are, the further we can jump. Ask your child to fill you in on our findings.

Thank you to Joseph who made cupcakes for everyone today- they were delicious.

There is no home learning for the Easter break. Have a wonderful rest and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the Summer Term.


Friday 19th March 2021- Year 5

In Year 5 this week, we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions and used cohesive devices in our writing. We have also begun building our moving toys by creating our frames and axles.

Today was Red Nose Day and so our mile a day run included balancing a golf ball on a spoon. Well done to Mishka and Sami Z, who represented Year 5in the end of day whole school joke assembly.

Next week, we will focus on Holy Week so today we sequenced the key events from Palm Sunday to Pentecost on a wreath.

Next week, Year 5 will form a choir for our Stations of the Cross at OLSV.  You can watch on the Livestream at 10:30 on Thursday.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Lines


Home Learning:


Study ladder

10 read theory tests.




Welcome Back

It was wonderful to welcome all of Year 5 back to school this week. We have been incredibly busy! On Monday we made Viking bread and used cream to make our own butter. Their loaves looked amazing. Here is the link to the recipe if you want to try at home:


On Thursday we took part in World Book Day. We had a real range of costumes! Well done to everyone for putting in so much effort.

This week has been British Science Week. The focus this year is on being innovative. With this in mind, we have learnt about moving toys and over the next few weeks will become inventors ourselves and build our own toy using cam mechanisms. We also learnt about a famous toy inventor: Ole Kirk Christiansen, the inventor of Lego. His journey was incredibly inspiring. Here is a link to his life story, told through animation:

Each day, we have been working on improving fitness by running/walking a mile. Try and keep this up over the weekend. On Monday, it took 28 minutes for everyone to complete the course. Today, it was 18 minutes. Well done, Year 5!


Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Mothering Sunday.


Mrs Lines


Home Learning:

Please see the newsletter for details of the whole school home learning.



Merry Christmas

Our final week was filled with festive fun. On Wednesday, the children tucked into their Christmas lunches and enjoyed our class party afterwards. I hope to share some photos soon, once I have sorted out the technical difficulties!

Thank you for your kind and generous gifts. I have loved working with your children this term and look forward to welcoming them back in the New Year.

Wishing you a joyful Christmas,


Mrs Lines

Autumn 2 Week 6

Another week has flown by in Year 5.It’s hard to believe it’s Friday again! Today was very exciting and it was wonderful to see the children in their festive jumpers! They really looked the part for meeting Santa!

Also this week, we made angels of hope from clay. We will paint them next week and I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Lines

Home Learning:

Research how Christians in another country celebrates Christmas. You can make a poster or a PowerPoint. We will be sharing these with the rest of the class throughout the week. You could include the following:


Are gifts given? When? By Whom?

·         Which special foods are eaten? Do certain foods hold any symbolism?

·         What season of the year is it? What will the weather be like?

·         Do Christians from around the world go to Church on Christmas Day?

·         What rituals will be part of the liturgy for Christmas Day?

·         Is there a Father Christmas?

·         Customs regarding decorations – trees, cards, wreaths

·         How to say Merry Christmas in the local language


This is due in on Wednesday 16th December

Autumn 2 Week 5

We were green fingered in Year 5 this week as we weeded our class flower bed and planted bulbs. We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.

We completed our learning on mental strategies to multiply and divided this week. To finish off, Year 5 sorted a variety of calculations into piles to show which was the best way to solve it.

We have continued our journey of Advent and have been learning about the Gospels of the season. Remember to access the Wednesday word for more activities on these:


Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Lines

Home learning:




Spellings (tion suffix week 5) (10 tests

Autumn 2 Week 4

Another week has flown by in Year 5. Our maths learning has focused on mental multiplication strategies and the children have been able to use their facts well. Remember to keep practising those times tables at home- fast recall of these will support the children enormously. Next week we will look at some division strategies.
In RE, Year 5 have been learning about a prayer form called Lectio Divina. I was pleased to see how much they concentrated and learned from Scripture in today’s act of worship.
We have continued with hockey this week and the children’s skills are improving. Their passing is becoming more accurate and they are beginning to tackle.
Home learning will be a whole school activity this week. Please see the details below. Due to this, there will be no other home learning other than spellings, which will continue as normal. Please also find below the link to the Wednesday Word, which can only be viewed digitally at this time.
Wednesday Word Link:

Autumn 1 Week 3

It was anti bullying week this week and this year’s theme is ‘United Against Bullying’. Year 5 had great ideas about how they can play their part to stop bullying and make a change for good.
We also spent time looking at why people bully and their feelings of everyone involved, from the victim and their family to the bystander.
On Wednesday, Fr Shaun visited us to lead us in a mass about trust. He reminded us that we should show love to others to build their trust in us. This was a particularly important message to reflect on this week. Thank you to Fr Shaun for joining us and allowing us to celebrate the Eucharist at this time.
On Thursday, the children took part in some outdoor learning about hedgerows and then created nature mandalas inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs Lines
Home Learning
Spellings- Week 3 – 10 tests

Autumn 1 Week 2

This week, Year 5 continued to remember those we have lost and participated beautifully in the 2 minute silence on Wednesday. We also took time to pray at our remembrance area of the playground that had been decorated with poppies made by KS1.

We have kept active this week with karate, hockey and today we learnt the rules of new games the children could play at lunchtime.

We also concluded our science learning on life cycles. The children investigated gestation periods and tried to discover if they could make links between that and other aspects of the animal. For example, does a longer gestation period mean a longer life? In preparation of our next science topic, please send in pictures of your child a different stages of their childhood so we can identify the changes they have been through.

Home Learning:


Spellings week 2






Autumn 2 Week 1

Welcome back. I hope you all had a wonderful half term. This week we have begun our new English unit on Ernest Shackleton’s  expedition on the Endurance. The children have been captivated by this survival story and even wrote letters of application, explaining why they would be an asset the the voyage. In maths we have been learning how to multiply by 10, 100 and 1000. We have worked hard to understand the place value change that happens and have applied this knowledge to multiply decimals.

Along with the rest of the school, Year 5 learnt about Judaism for Other Faith Week. We focused on Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s and what this right of passage means to a Jewish child.

In PE, Year 5 have been learning about possession and passing in hockey. They have learnt how to hold the stick correctly and move the ball with ease.

During our Karate lesson, Sensei challenged the children to see how many kicks they could do. Our champion was Freddie with a whopping 43!We’re hoping it will be the school record.

On Wednesday, Year 5 went outside and learnt how to measure the size and age of a tree.

Have a wonderful weekend


Mrs Lines


Home learning:



Spellings Week 1- New sheets have been given.

Readtheory- 10 tests