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17th January 20
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Year 5

Welcome To Year 5 - 2019-2020

Welcome to Year 5's class page.  Mrs Mussell is the class teacher and our teaching assistant for this year is Mrs Robinson.  

Please click on the link below to see our topic overview for the autumn term which is called 'Amazon Adventure'. This letter also contains information about our timetable and expectations for this term.    

We have been learning about life cycles in science through playing the 'Turtle Life Cycle' game.  Great fun!

The children have been using topic books and computers to research different biomes of the world in our geography lessons.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Macmillan coffee morning.  Many thanks for the generous contributions of cakes and biscuits.  What a fantastic event!

Year 5 have been learning about the life cycle of plants.  We disected gladioli to find the female parts (carpel - stigma, style and ovary) and the male parts (stamen - anther and the filament).  We have been learning about pollination and fertilisation.  

Year 5 have been playing tuned percussion instruments to accompany Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On A Prayer'.  Rock on!

Year 5 have been learning about working collaboratively in PSHE.  They had to work as an effective team to see who could build the tallest tower using six sheets of newspaper and cellotape.  

Rainforest Layers


This is a link to a fantastic web page which we've looked at in class. It describes the different layers of the rainforest and what plants and animals would live there.  

We had a fantastic time when we visited 'The Narnia Experience' at Hesketh Bank Christian Centre.  

Year 5 really enjoyed their visit to St Stephen's Church.  Mr Yardley told us about the history of the church and explained why the different parts of the church were important.  He showed us many interesting artefacts and talked to us about why being a Christian was important to him.  

The whole school have worked together to work with an artist to create our wonderful art installation.  Every child in school has contributed to our beautiful Christian Values tree.  We are all very proud.  

Spring Topic Letter :  file (950.1k)

Please find attached a copy of our topic letter for the first half of the Spring Term.