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Year 5 Events

Autumn Term 2019

Year 5 Maths and Literacy morning
Thank you to all the parents/carers and other family members that attended the Year 5 Maths/Literacy morning. The resources are below for those that attended and those that could not due to other commitments.

Year 5 Maths morning     Year 5 Literacy morning    

 Year 5 Maths morning expectations       English Glossary 

Roald Dahl Day
On Friday the 13th of September, Year 5 celebrated Roald Dahl day with an array of costumes and activities in school. Thank you so much to parents and carers for their help with these incredible costumes and well done to Year 5 who created some fantastic work to kick-start their new Roald Dahl English topic.


Summer Term 2019
Monday 9th July - Year 5 Induction Evening

Thank you to all the Parents who attended the Year 5 Induction Evening. 

Full details of this event can be found in the following documents.
Year 5 Information Evening      Transition day letter to Year 5 Parents       Accelerated Reader - a Parent's Guide  

Year 5 Trip to Blackwell

On Friday 24th May, 140 Year 5 pupils visited Blackwell Court for a full day of activity. The sun was shining and the pupils gave 100% effort to complete the physical and mentally challenging activities throughout the day.  From jumping off zip wires, archery, climbing and the giant 3G, swing the pupils showed great individual effort, teamwork and empathy for each other to help all of their group members achieve their goals throughout the day.


Year 5 really made the most of the day and were a pleasure to be with, earning praise from Blackwell staff for their behaviour and conduct throughout the day. A brilliant day all round. Well done everyone!

Spring Term 2019 
Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands - April

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the second ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars.  Well done to all the pupils who have battled! 

The winning bands were: Sausage and Math, Wild Adding Guppies, Maroon 5 Squared, Red Hot Chilli Numbers and Ninja Nuttalls.  With Year 5 beating Year 6 again!

See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star Avatar names!)

Next battles to commence in the Summer term.  Watch this space!
Battle of the Bands April

Keep practising and visit the ‘Studio’ as well as the ‘Garage’ – remember we are still battling against local schools and need to lower the Parkside School average.  Good luck everyone!

 Watch Out Sharks About!

On Friday 1st March, KS2 welcomed White Socks Theatre Company into school for a Theatre in Education performance.  Their show, ‘Watch Out Sharks About!’ explored the dangers of illegal money lending, in the format of a game show. Pupils were active participants during the performance and were challenged to use their numeracy skills whilst exploring this topic. The performance raised awareness of the importance of financial management and how to live within a budget. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance and commented on how they learned more about managing money in the future.Loan Sharks

Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands
Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars.  An overwhelming response from the pupils with 250 of them making the leadership board and a few competitive teachers! 

The winning bands were Sausage and Math, One Division, Rocktagons, Number Souls and Ninja Nuttalls.  With Year 5 beating Year 6.
See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star avatar names!)
The next battles commence on 20th March.

Battle of the Bands

 Year 5 Production - 12th and 13th February
This term Year 5 have been studying The Ancient Greeks in Learning Journey and recently put on a fantastic performance of 'Heroes of Troy' for parents, it was a real success.  We are incredibly proud of all the hard work the children have put into this production and hope you all enjoyed it!IMG 6463aIMG 6507a

 Year 5 Learning Journey
To launch the current learning journey project, the Year 5 pupils travelled back in time to Ancient Greece. The classrooms were transformed into archaeological dig sites.  They were given tools and were set the task of sifting through sand to uncover replica artifacts. Once discovered, they then had to research, using given facts, what the item was and how it was used. 

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the task and are enthusiastic to continue studying "Bringing Archaeology Alive" within the learning journey this term.

Autumn Term 2018

Reindeer Run
Year 5 and Year 6 participated in a Reindeer Run on Friday 14th December to raise money for Mary Stevens hospice.  We raised over £400 for the hospice and all pupils were engaged and extremely enthusiastic about the event. Thank you to all parents and pupils who donated money to the hospice.

Trip to British Museum
On Thursday 15th November, Year 5 embarked on a journey to London to explore the British Museum. After arriving at school bright and early, they boarded the coach and made their way there. Once inside, they were surrounded by fascinating artefacts and things to see. They explored Ancient Egypt and saw real mummies as well as the beautiful artwork and carvings of the Ancient Egyptians. They also learned a lot about the Vikings by studying many objects which have been found from that time such as weapons, armour and jewelry. The Ancient Greek pots were another wonder to see in real life, and the children were able to understand which types of pots had which uses and how artwork added so carefully. Now back at school, the children have a strong basis of knowledge with which to continue their Learning Journey studies. All children demonstrated impeccable behaviour and were a real credit to the school. Well done on a fabulous trip, Year 5!

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Learning Journey Geography Project
Three fine examples of the homework of Year 5 have created this term for the Geography project as part of their Learning Journey studies. The ‘World Map’ is by Liam Godoy-Pastran, the 'France Booklet' is by Alfie Simpson and 'Canada' is by Madelyn Williams.

World MapBookletCanada

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 
On the afternoon of the 28th September we hosted a Year 5 coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Pupils brought in cakes from home and then parents, carers and relatives were invited in to enjoy the lovely treats. It was a huge success and we raised over £450! Thank you so much to everybody involved.

Below: Year 5 baking cookies in the food room for the Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.Macmillan


 Summer Term 2018

Monday 9th July - Year 5 Induction Evening
Thank you to all the Parents who attended the Year 5 Induction Evening. 

Full details of this event can be found in our Year 5 Information Evening document.

 Year 5 Inspiration Day
On Tuesday 15th May, all Year 5 pupils took part in an inspiration day to launch their new Learning Journey topic titled ‘Come Over to Mayan Place’.

An outside Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) company came in to deliver a hands-on workshop which required extreme teamwork and listening skills to create a giant Mayan temple.

Children started by making a small triangle with only three sticks and three elastic bands. They then got into groups of 4, joining all of their triangles together. Following this, they made bi-pods and tri-pods, in varying sizes.  In addition, pupils made a square from 4 long sticks, using triangulation to strengthen the corners. Finally, the groups fastened their structures together, until they had made a huge Mayan Temple (measuring 6m squared and standing 4m high) whicheven included steps to the top. 

The pupils are truly inspired, as they begin their Mayan Learning Journey.