Monthly Archives: December, 2020

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Many thanks for all the lovely cards and presents given to all of the staff in Year 5. They were a surprise but gratefully received.

We want to wish you all a safe Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Best wishes,

The Year 5 Team

Floating or sinking?

Thank you for the wonderful array of festive jumpers worn today – it certainly felt like Christmas is on its way! Many thanks for all the tins, and some money handed in, to support those in need at this time.

This week.

We’ve been busy learning different strategies for problem solving in Maths this week, as well as completing our evacuation diaries in English. We’ve continued investigating forces in Science, looking at gravity, upthrust (lift) and water resistance.


Well done to Conor Marples, Aurora Andrews, Jacqui Edwards and Cian Mclaughlin for the Year 5 winners of the Reading Passport Challenge. They will have a film and popcorn afternoon next week. All children who handed in their Reading Passports will have some extra playtime to celebrate their achievement.

Christmas service.

All the children sang beautifully (socially distanced and outside) yesterday, when being filmed for the KS2 Christmas service. We also had a number of actors taking roles from the Nativity too. Look out for the broadcast – coming soon to a screen near you!


This week the children have been set some vocabulary and maths home learning. This is due Thursday 17th December. Just a reminder that this is the last day of term for the children.


** Reminder – children need to wear their PE kits on Monday 14th as it is Week 2.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team

May The Force Be With You!

We’ve been exploring forces today during our STEM deep learning day. The children have been learning specifically about gravity, friction, air resistance and water resistance.

Below are some photos of their learning:



This week the children have some vocabulary work to complete and maths learning to do on Sumdog. They also need to hand in a book review. This is due in on Thursday 10th December.

Next week will be Week 1, which means children need their PE kits on Wednesday.

Enjoy your weekend,

The Year 5 Team