Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

I hope that you all had a lovely, restful half term and the children are ready for another term of learning. Myself and Miss Hyde have planned some exciting and engaging activities for the children in the run up to Christmas. We have decided to use one of our English texts, ‘The Ice Bear’ as a stimulus for Art and Science learning. The beautiful illustrations in the book will be the inspiration for some watercolour work. Additionally, we are going to consider the impact of global warming on the wildlife of the Arctic but also how it affects people across the globe. In Science, we will investigate the properties of ice and what might change the rate at which it melts. Additionally, in Science Week, we will create and test designs for flood-proof housing.

Core Learning


Term 2 – It is up to you

I can recognise when I need to be a helpful member of the school community.

I can follow class and school rules.

I can take responsibility for a task.

Dates for the Diary

5th November—Remembrance Week

9th November—Odd Socks Day

12th November—Science Week

21st and 27th November—Parents’ Evening

30th November—Visit to Mshed

7th December—Christmas Fair

10th December—School Christmas Concert at St. Edyths

19th December—Christmas Dinner

Term 2 Enquiry

Has there ever been a better time to live?

As it is the centenary of the end of the First World War, we will be learning in depth about WWI. Our class text, ‘Poppy Field’ explores the role of Flanders field in the war. However, we will also be learning about other significant historical events that have taken place in and around Bristol.

Term 1 Enquiry

What’s Really Out There?

We are going to start the year learning about the Solar System. The children have already excitedly researched the planets in order to create their own fact files. We’ve also discussed what we already know about our Solar System and we’ve thought about what we’d like to learn. As the term progresses, we might even get to experiment with rocket making.


Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.