Year 5

Miss Hills


Welcome to our class blog! 

For Year 5, this year marks the move for children from Lower to Upper Key Stage 2. It is an exciting and challenging year for your children. The essence of this year is to provide the children with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility.

Here you can take a look at all the fantastic things we have been doing throughout the year. You will also find copies of children's termly topic leaflets, homework and spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.

Year 5                                                               2022 - 2023 


Autumn Term in Year 5

Year 5 have had a busy Autumn term filled with lots of fun and exciting activities!  Take a look below to see what we have been up to. 


Earth and Space 

Our main theme this term is Earth and Space. We will be learning all about the solar system, NASA and the space race. Within English, we will be studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. As part of our experience lesson to begin this topic, a mobile planetarium visited us in school and provided us with an amazing planetarium show. This unique learning opportunity allowed us to explore the solar system and learn all about the wonders of space in an immersive environment! We had a great time and learnt lots of information to support us throughout our upcoming topic. 

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​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.



This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.

Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube



​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 


Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up

  • PE is timetabled for Thursday afternoon. The Year 5 children will go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon. Full PE kit is expected to be worn in this lesson. For details on the required PE kit, please see the PE page.
  • Children MUST bring pumps into school to wear indoors. Please clearly label the pumps with your child’s name.
  • Please ensure that all uniform, coats, pumps and PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • It is very important that the children be listened to read regularly. Once the children have read their book, they must bring it back to school so that it can be changed. 
  • Ensure all children bring in a water bottle. It is really important that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.


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Summer Term

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Click the links below to access the homework leaflet and spelling list for the Summer 2 term.

Homework Leaflet

Spelling List