Year 5


Welcome to Year 5’s Class Page


Thank you once again for all your continued support and I am looking forward to another exciting term.

As always, any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to pop in.




Chesterton Community Sports College Welcome Day

Tuesday 5th March 2019


The children had a fantastic day at the high school this week. They experienced a range of exciting lessons. In Food Technology, they prepared a healthy cous cous salad, developing their chopping and slicing skills, focusing on the safe use of kitchen utensils. They even practised their washing-up skills! During P.E. they worked in teams to complete a range of tasks. In Geography, they discovered how coastlines can be eroded. As scientists, they used microscopes to view a variety of cells. Finally, in MFL they discovered some interesting facts about Spain and they learnt some Spanish words and phrases!


Here are a few comments from the children:

“Food technology was great, I tried apricots they were delicious!”

“I loved PE and I scored a goal with the basketball!”

“Science was really interesting and looking at the cells under the microscope was amazing!”


Coming up this term...


Literacy and Maths

This term we are going to continue to use drama, art and music sessions to develop our ideas in literacy. We are going to be writing: Information texts, diary entries and adventure stories.

In Maths, we will be working with fractions decimals and percentages. We are going to be converting length and use conversions to solve problems. We will also be finding areas and perimeters of compound shapes.


Learning Focus:

Our learning focus topic for this term is: ‘Extreme Earth’. In Year 5 we are focusing on Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We will be finding out how volcanoes are formed and why earthquakes occur. We will be investigating how these natural phenomena impact on both humans and wildlife.


Year 5 Independent Learning Activity

Spring 2019

Our Learning Focus topic for this term is: Extreme Earth. We are going to be finding out about

earthquakes and volcanoes.

For your Independent Learning Activity, I would like you to design your own volcano. Be as creative as you like! Your volcano can either be a 3D model, a collage, painting, diagram or drawing.

 Your volcano could have special features, e.g. it could light up or have sound effects.

I would like you to give your volcano a name and label any features.

Your creation needs to be in school

by Friday 15th March 2019

Have Fun!



PE will take place every THURSDAY - PE kit: plain jogging bottoms (no zips/logos) or shorts and either their team colour shirt or plain white. Please ensure that children have trainers / plimsolls as well.

Swimming lessons will take place on a FRIDAY morning. We will be walking to the swimming baths every week. Due to our lovely ‘British weather’ a waterproof coat would be useful.

Water bottles – Please ensure water bottles are named.

Reading books need to be in school EVERY day as the children will be using them each morning. Please continue to support us by reading at home – if you do can you please jot it in their reading diary.

Tuck is available to buy from school ranging in price from 20p-60p.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is expected back the following Wednesday. This includes spellings, which will be tested the week after they were given out.




Useful Websites:

Year 5/6 spelling list*

Useful information for all literacy topics

Literacy games

Maths games/activities



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