Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Hello, I’m Mr Kelly and I’m very excited to be working with the children of Sea Mills Primary. I was able to meet a few parents before the Christmas holiday. If we haven’t met yet, please feel free to come and say hello at the end of the day. I look forward to meeting you all.

I hope the children all had a good Christmas holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready to learn. This term will be extremely busy but also fun.

Core Learning


Term 3 – Reach for the stars!

  • I can identify something that I need to practise and get better at.
  • I can make judgements about my work using the Success Criteria.
  • I can identify what I need to do in order to complete a task.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 18th January – Kinetic Theatre Visit (in school)

Thursday 17th January – Buddhism Assembly

W/C 21.01.19 – English Week

Friday 1st February – NSPCC Number Day


A reminder to parents that the full balance for camp is due no later than the 15th February.  Without this payment your child’s place is not guaranteed.

There will be a meeting on the 4th April 3.15 – 3.45 for all parents and children to discuss camp and  questions/concerns you may have.  A reminder will be sent out about this nearer to the time.

Term 3 Enquiry

Why Do Some Creatures No Longer Exist?

During Term 3, our Enquiry will have a science focus. We will be learning about variation amongst species and adaptation of animals for survival. We will also be classifying animals and plants based on their   characteristics as well as planning and conducting a scientific investigation.

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.