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Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Home Learning

A few photographs of your amazing home learning. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Bea's newspaper - ketchup is the answer!

Our Investors in Pupils board shows how hard the children are trying to achieve their targets. Our class target is to come in quietly and settle quickly, showing a positive attitude to learning. Our class vision is :We want to try our best every day and challenge ourselves.
We had a muddy den building session in the nature conservation area today!
Geography: Ordnance survey match up!
Today in Geography, we completed a Venn diagram using the following headings : British Isles, United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It took a lot of discussion but we managed in the end!

We have been looking at surface tension in science this week.

How many water drops do you think you can put on a penny?

Gymnastics with the apparatus.
Part of the choir singing in assembly today, they were amazing.
We were visited by a member of the nursing team today, to talk to us about cystic fibrosis and the impact it can have on people's lives. Please watch the video, linked below, for a really interesting and child friendly guide.
In History we have been looking at Early Islamic Civilisation. Today we looked at a variety of artifacts that would have been traded on the Silk Road that ran through Baghdad, linking China to Europe. We thought about why they would have been of value and why they are of value now.
Year 5 were amazing in their play Christmas is Forever. What a talented class!
This week's gymnastic balances!
In gymnastics this week we have looked at paired balances including patches and points - ask your child if you are not sure what the terms mean.

The National Space Centre - Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

Just a mile or two too far for a class visit!

We started our new science topic - To Infinity and Beyond - with a great Burn 2 Learn activity. We used lots of skills: teamwork, communication and listening, while learning more about our Solar System.
Victorian day - we had a brilliant time at Armley Mills experiencing school life as Victorian children. We found out about their school day and experienced a few punishments too!
John Mee from theatre group Alive and Kicking visited year 5 today. We had a wonderful time creating scenarios and dreaming up wild schemes.

Ripon has its very own Workhouse Museum - well worth a visit on a rainy weekend!

The grim atmosphere of the Workhouse Museum has been carefully maintained in order to give visitors a sense of what life in a Victorian Workhouse could have been.

Link to Workhouse Museum 
As part of our 'Lifesavers' lessons we have looked at why we work and what the purpose of working is. We then organised ideas into a diamond nine shape, with the most important reason at the top. I think you will be surprised by their answers!
Today in science we carried out a fact hunt all about metamorphosis, rain prevented us going outside but the year 6 classroom was free and made a great substitute location.
Through our Victorian topic, we are looking at the lives of children working in the mines. A great place to visit is the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, where you can travel down into the old coal mine. Perfect for a weekend activity!
Tiggy Triangles -ask your child about Tiggy Triangles, we used it today to reinforce our vocabulary

We are studying 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty in English, this half term.

'Far From Home' is a companion novel to the novel 'Street Child'. Do encourage your child to read it, if they are enjoying 'Street Child'.

In science today we have performed our first dissection!

Look at our stunning flower dissections, we were able to identify the male and female parts of the flower and name them.

 Weekly timetable













Spanish/ Music  ​



Thursday ​








PE ​


PE days are Tuesday and Friday, please name all PE kit - it helps reunite it with your child!


Monday - spellings and Minute Maths (due in the Monday after it was set).

Wednesday - topic (due in the Wednesday after it was set).

Friday - Grammar / Vocabulary / Comprehension (due the Friday after it was set).


Please encourage your child to set a homework routine to ensure homework is completed and handed in on time.

Follow the link below to the 'Welcome to Year 5' meeting powerpoint.