Year 5: Blog items

Travel to Ancient Greece - Live online event

Date: 20th May 2021 @ 8:21pm

The following online event may interest Year 5 pupils and parents to whet your appetite ahead of our Ancient Greece topic next term.

Travel to Ancient Greece - Wednesday 26th May 6pm

Travel to Ancient Corinth, Greece and connect with a real archaeologist to learn about the myths, artifacts and monuments that make this ancient city unique! The Corinth Excavations Educator will give you a sneak peak at the ongoing excavations by the American School of Classical Studies and a look inside the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth.  Recommended Age Range: 5 - 12 

Find out more and register for the event here

Re Freeze Frames

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 11:19am

The children made freeze frames to retell the Christmas story. 

Busy boat builders!

Date: 14th Dec 2020 @ 1:32pm

In scenes reminiscent of Santa's workshop, the children are hard at work building a boat for Santa.

Look at our fabulous Kenning poems.

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 11:55am

A Kenning is a two word phrase describing something using a metaphor. Kennings came from Anglo-Saxon and Norse cultures.  We have written poems about Beowulf and Grendel. 

Silent Night on the Viola

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 11:38am

Freya playing Silent Night. 

Guided Reading- A Viking Saga Playscript

Date: 1st Dec 2020 @ 9:15am

Today we are working on our retrieval skills (finding answers in the text). 

Boxing clever on a wet and windy afternoon!

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:41pm

Forces in action!

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 3:26pm

Newspaper Structure

Date: 17th Nov 2020 @ 3:49pm

Active maths

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 12:58pm

Look at Oak's fabulous jellyfish art

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 2:04pm

We have made excellent use of the watercolour techniques we have been taught. 

Cube numbers

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 2:01pm

What is a cubed number? 

4 fun online activities for Maths Week England (or any time)

Date: 7th Nov 2020 @ 10:25am

Really big numbers

If big numbers, really big numbers are your thing, here is a great little website that turns numbers written in figures into text so you can read them.


A space-themed game which helps you learn and practice reflections, rotations and enlargements on a grid.


A clever take on the  80s computer game where you have to arrange falling shapes to make complete rows.  
The original version Tetris with different shapes that you rotate is good fun too and helps you develop shape skills.  The whole site Mathigon is worth exploring.

j2e maths activities

A range of activities including tutorial videos using the amazing j2e tools.



Exploring watercolour techniques

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:16pm

Mrs Shakespeare’s Music Blog

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:09pm

This term Y5 have been composing their own spy themes using the Garage Band App.

Predicting and observing.

Date: 3rd Oct 2020 @ 8:49pm

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