Autumn 1 – Week 7

Year 5 Stars of the Week: All of Year 5

What a brilliant half term we have had in Year 5. On Monday we began our week with a trip to the Chocolate Museum where we made our own Maya-style chocolate bar! Chocolate without sugar tastes very different to the chocolate that we are used to but we learnt a lot about the importance of knowing where your chocolate is from. Did you know that the Maya used to put chilli in their chocolate?

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we held our DT exhibition where we had the opportunity to show off our marvellous moving marionette puppets that we had made in class. If you want to know how to make them, then just read our instructions in our Extended Writing books!

Autumn 1 – Week 6

Year 5 stars of the week: Swithun and Rocco

This week we have created our Book Bingo cards full of new books that we would like to read.

We began by recommending books to each other based on our interests. We then created our ‘wish list’ of books that we can’t wait to read!





Year 5 love reading so if you would like some inspiration of new books to read then please speak to a member of Year 5.

Next Monday Year 5 will be visiting the Chocolate Museum as part of our Maya Unit so please remember to bring a packed lunch to school. Thank you in advance.

Autumn 1 – Week 5

Year 5 stars of the week: Harris and Aldara

Last week we created our own factfiles about Galileo Galilei. Galileo was a famous scientist who argued that the Earth was not the centre of the solar system.

Here are our factfiles that we wrote. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Anton and Desmond
Christian and Elliot
Danielle and Grace
Gabriel and Swithun
Lola and Bethany
Max and Frankie
Meadow and Saskia
Salma And Dorianne
Sebastian and Dawud
Zara and Amiah

Next week we are looking forward to our DT Challenge days where we will be making marionette puppets! Please could you bring in any loo rolls or milk bottle lids ahead of Thursday? Thank you in advance for your support.

Autumn 1 – Week 3

Year 5 stars of the week: Gabriel and Zara

This week we have been learning more about the Maya civilisation and exploring the different Maya gods. In English, we wrote character descriptions about them and focused on using ambitious adjectives to improve our vocabulary. If you would like to read them, please visit the Year 5 classroom where they are on display.

Autumn 1 – Week 2

Year 5 stars of the week: Amiah and Theo

This week we began learning about our Solar System. Did you know that there are 8 planets in our Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

During Extended Writing we wrote factfiles about these planets and really enjoyed learning more about them.

If you would like to read them then please visit the Year 5 classroom where they are on display!

Autumn 1 – Week 1

Year 5 stars of the week: Xavi and Josh

In Year 5, we have been looking at Our Code of Conduct which we wrote together. These are the rules and types of behaviours that we have all agreed to follow to ensure that we have a happy and enjoyable year together.

1) Be a good friend to everyone and respect our differences.
2) Treat everyone fairly
3) Everyone has the right to an opinion
4) Always believe in yourself

Thank you to Margaret for creating this display to remind us of these rules in our classroom.

Summer 2 – Week 6

Year 5 stars of the week: Suriya and Prushottaman

Over this half term Year 5 have been writing their own playscripts, making sure to include stage directions, scene changes and dialogue to move the action along. Yesterday, we performed them to the rest of the class.

Please enjoy watching our finished performances. Comment below and let us know what you think!

The Battle of the Gods

St George and the Dragon (with a twist!)

The Beauty Contest

The Boys and the Beast

The Tale of Two Pharaohs

Summer 2 – Week 5

Year 5 stars of the week: Amari and Shawn

On Friday 21st June, Cathedral School were lucky enough to welcome the Olympic gymnast Steve Frew to our school.

It was a wonderful opportunity and we took part in lots of different fitness exercises such as:

* Spotty Dog
* Leg Drives
* Star Jumps
* Press-ups


Steve Frew told us about how important it is to follow your dreams – no matter if they are big or small. What a great message to follow – thank you for coming to our school Steve!