Autumn 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Frankie and Grace for producing such informative leaflets about Spain 

Yesterday we celebrated Spanish day at Cathedral School.

It was a wonderful day and we were extremely lucky to welcome Mariana to Year 5 to read a story in Spanish to us. It was such an interesting book, and inspired us to draw our own pictures of where we are from. Following her visit, we had a fantastic discussion where we celebrated the different cultures in Cathedral School.

After a delicious Spanish lunch, we then drew some Picasso-inspired self-portraits. We look forward to proudly displaying them in our classroom. I wonder if you will be able to recognise who drew them!





Autumn 2 – Week 2

Stars of the Week: Bethany and Sebastian

This week Year 5 presented their ICT projects to the rest of the class. There was an extremely high standard across the class and we have learnt so much about how technology has helped improve our health, our well-being and even influenced football!

Christmas Presence

Autumn 2 – Week 1

Stars of the Week: Elliot and Sienna

What a great week back we have had. This half term we have begun to learn about North and South America. As an additional challenge in Geography we tried to name all of the states within the USA! Did you know that there are 50?

We look forward to sharing more knowledge with you as we learn more about this topic. Please see the previous post for our topic navigator to know what we will be covering this half term.

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.