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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Darwin Class: Mr Belt

Einstein Class: Mr Scott 

Rowling Class: Miss Williamson

English: Writing a biography for Alexander the Great!


Linking our writing to our topic of the Greeks, students reviewed some WAGOLLs and examples of biographies, before researching Alexander the Great and writing some fantastic biographies for him!


We then edited and improved one anothers' work across the classes. After this, some students even made it on to Pobble! (This was also on our 'Trainers for Chocolate' day to raise money for our Friends.Of.School.Association)


The Tempest

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As part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, Year 5 pupils performed an abridged version of The Tempest at the Lincoln Drill Hall. All of the lighting and music was designed and performed live by the pupils. They all learnt their lines and parts with enthusiasm and put on an outstanding show.

'I really enjoyed The Tempest because we got to perform onstage in front of an audience. It was amazing getting to watch our performance come together after weeks and weeks of practicing. Overall this was a great opportunity, thank you.' Marnie, Year 5

All of the parents who came to support and watch the children commented on how amazing it was.



As part of our PSHE Curriculum and addressing the importance of Anti-Bullying, students learnt about how to recognise different types of bullying, either as a victim or a peer in the playground. Year 5 also learnt about how to stay safe-online, as well as creating letters with advice for students as a part of the #ChooseRespectoverBullying campaign. 



In Year 5, we've been using our incredible resource of Now>Press>Play to delve into Ancient Athens during the time of the Spartan invasion! We followed the story of a young girl, as she traveled to Sparta to save the Athenian population! This really helped us to step into our topic of Ancient Greece!




In Year 5, we've been using our TAGTIV8 kit to discuss number facts. 

From addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we've also ordered and compared numbers!


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In Year 5, we've been using Developing Experts, learning all about experiments to discuss materials. We've looked a strength & toughness, through to irreversible and reversible changes!


We've also written up all of our findings using our rocket words such as 'absorbent'. 




In Year 5, students were given the opportunity to apply for our new Mini-Police scheme, which Lincolnshire Police are supporting us with. We were all given the opportunity to vote for five students in Year 6, whilst they voted for us!


We'll have five officers from Year 5 supporting patrols in school & the local community from the beginning of October 2018!

Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In Year 5, we've been learning all about Global Goals for Sustainable Development!


We created our own map of the UK, inputting our own goal-related projects such as affordable housing, hospitals, protected nature sites & sources of renewable energy, before creating personal pledges to be the change in the world!


Shakespeare - The Tempest

To kick-start the new year, we are learning 'The Tempest' by Shakespeare. We are currently learning 'all things Shakespeare' and rehearsing to prepare for a performance at The Lincoln Drill Hall - part of the Shakespeare for Schools Festival!


We've held auditions and will soon be announcing the cast!


Our weekly homework is:

  • 30+ minutes of reading per night (students have both short and longer AR books to read from and quiz on)
  • Weekly revision in CGP Y5 Maths books.
  • Fortnightly Spelling homeworks in Orange RWI5 books.


Additional home learning can be found here at:




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Shakespeare for Schools Festival Letter