Autumn 2 – Week 2

Year 5 stars of the week: Whitney and Livia

This half term in Science, we are learning about forces. This week we looked at the forces ‘upthrust’ and ‘gravity’. We conducted an experiment to see whether the surface area of an object would affect the time taken for an object to fall.

We found out that the larger the surface area of an object, the slower it will fall to the ground because there is more surface area for upthrust and gravity to act upon.

Oliver Twist – come and read our stories from Autumn 1

Last half term we wrote some fantastic stories set in the Victorian period.

We worked really hard to include in some ambitious vocabulary and to vary our sentences to interest the reader.

We hope you have as much fun reading our stories as we had when writing them.



























Autumn 2 – Week 1

Year 5 stars of the week: Kristian and James

This week we have begun learning about North America – our humanities topic for this half term.

We began by locating different counties within North America on a map (there were a lot!) We then identified human Geographical characteristics and physical Geographical characteristics.

Year 5 – please share your learning in the comments below.

Autumn 1, Week 7 – DT week

Year 5 stars of the week: All of Class 5

Last week was DT week, and what a lot of fun we had in Year 5.

We decided to build the Royal Albert Hall as this half term we have been studying the Victorian Period. Queen Victoria named the Royal Albert Hall after her beloved husband as he was a great supporter of Science and the Arts.

We are really proud of our finished designs, and are looking forward to our DT exhibition where we can display them, along with our fact files explaining all of the interesting information that we have learnt about this historic building.

If you want to know how to make one yourself, look inside our extended writing books where we have written detailed instructions for making this tremendous model.

Autumn 1 – Week 6

Year 5 stars of the week: Fatimah and Julia

Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Museum of Water and Steam and had a fantastic Victorian day out!

We began by looking around at the incredible machines in the museum which were built in the Victorian period, and were responsible for pumping clean drinking water into London. We then discussed how engineers developed steam trains as a result of these developments. Did you know, that if you look on the back of a £50 note, you will see a steam train?

After looking around the museum, we then visited the Splash Zone where we had to work together to make the water move from one area to another. This was a lot of fun!


Following this, we then learnt about how coal is made and enjoyed a ride on the locomotive.

We also learnt how Victorians washed, dried and ironed their clothes – it was a very lengthy process, involved lots of hard work and even animal fat… Eurgh!


Year 5 – please comment below and tell me what your favourite part of the trip was.

Autumn Week 5

Year 5 stars of the week: Fiona and Ruby Rose

Year 5 are really enjoying studying the text Oliver Twist. Last week, we wrote some fantastic descriptions about some of the characters from the story.

I wonder if you can guess who Fiona and Ruby Rose are describing in the writing below…




Autumn 1 – Week 4

This half term, Year 5 have been learning about the Solar System in Science. We began our unit by first exploring the different planets and researching interesting facts. We then used our knowledge to write some acrostic poems. During our Art lesson, we looked at the different colours of the planets and created washes to reflect this.

What a fantastic display of Science, English and Art! Well done Year 5 (and also to Janet who put the beautiful display together!)