Year 5

What we’ve been up too…

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Orchid Class! In Year 5 we have a range of exciting topics ahead of us! This term we have a particular focus on World War 1 and Animals including Humans. We are enthusiastic learners who love a challenge! Literacy and Numeracy homework will be sent out every Thursday and will be collected every Monday morning. Spellings will be sent out every week, with a test on Friday.

Home readers need to be completed daily and signed weekly by a Parent/Carer. Please ensure that your child is reading and practicing times tables every evening. Remember practice makes perfect!

This term in PE the children will be exploring dance and how we can use different forms of exercise to keep fit. Children must bring their complete PE kit every Thursday.

Should you have any concerns or wish to talk to us about your child’s progress, please feel free to speak to us.



Year 5 had an extremely busy and wonderful week in Kench Hill Residential Centre. Each day, they enjoyed a huge range of exciting activities: walks through the countryside, raft building, shelter making, bread making, gardening and environmental art making. The children particularly enjoyed the great days they spent out at Camber Sands and the Rare Breed Centre!

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We have been working with Rolls Royce on our engineering project based on Evolution. We was then invited to showcase our ideas.

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Year 5 are taking part in a fantastic Time Capsule workshop! They are writing letters to their future selves which will then be put into a time capsule at Broadgate in the city of London. They are going to be writing about what life is like for them now and how they predict life will be like in ten years time! They are very excited to take part in such a unique experience!


Year 5 have been busy practising their watercolour techniques in art. They have been studying Claude Monet and copied his masterpiece ‘The Thames Below Westminster.’ They used watercolour paper and initially created a colour wash for the background. When it was dry, they then worked into it with a fine paintbrush to add detail.

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Year 5 did some fantastic weaving this term and learned a completely new technique in art! We created looms and used colourful wool and string. Have a look at the colours and pattern we used!

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This term Year 5 are going to be learning all about World War 1! We made fantastic models out of recycled materials which can teach other children. Have a look at what we made!

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