Year 5

Jemma Deller
Jemison Class Teacher

Marjorie Delahaye
Sharman Class Teacher

Sue Banks
Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Jemison Class had a great time performing dish shapes using their whole body. They focused on balance and holding their core muscles in order to keep their shape. Some children performed their movements and held their positions not only by lying on the floor but on benches and higher apparatus.


Jemison Class and Sharman Class have been investigating in their science lessons and have been asking the question, is a solid always hard?

They compared the properties of butter and a brick and then investigated the hardness of other solids such as jelly and marshmallows. They then had to sequence a range of the solid materials according to the property of hardness.They went on to create branching data bases using Yes/No questions to sort them.


In music, we have been listening and learning the lyrics to:

‘Living on a prayer ‘ by Bon Jovi. We made body percussion to follow the pulse of the music. 

On Tuesday morning Jemison class were playing 'Snap a Decimal' in Numeracy to reinforce and consolidate their ability to recognise fraction and decimal equivalents.

Cupboard catastrophe!

One of the shelves in the resources room had collapsed and many containers had been tipped out and mixed up. The mixture had been swept up, including a couple of dead spiders! Year 5 used their knowledge of the properties of materials to separate them by using science equipment around the room .They were challenged to make their own sieves which would separate materials of different sizes.


Today in Jemison's PE lesson the children were learning to develop their shoulder flexibility. Working in pairs they were encouraging and supporting one another. Than began by using two hands and feet to perform the crab position, ensuring their trunk 'tummies' were parallel to the floor. Gradually they worked up into the bridge position ensuring to not over-arch the back, to push through the shoulders and eventually some children were able to press their legs straight with their feet flat on the floor to perform the bridge.


Sharman Class have been investigating how solids dissolve in liquids. They planned a fair test and then compared their results. They discovered that stirring sometimes affects how much a solid will dissolve.

Year 5 have been reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.They have been using a comic strip website to create scenes for their play script.


In PE, Jemison Class have been exploring the apparatus in order to demonstrate different pathways and flight. They have also been learning to work effectively with a partner by mirroring shapes that have been created with at least one part of their body.


Last week in Maths Year 5 were focusing on time by estimating and measuring duration in seconds. They were able to use the stop watch on their iPad's to see how accurate they had been. 


Today Sharman class created kitchen safety posters and planned the making of next week’s food technology lesson. They watched a video on dangers in the kitchen and discussed safety rules with their partner.


Jemison class have been analysing and tasting Greek food linked with their DT and Topic work of 'Uncovering Greece.' They had a selection of food to taste both sweet and savoury and had to think about the texture of the items as well as the smell and overall taste. As you can see from some of their faces not all items were liked but everyone gave it ago and had to rate the food out of 5 explaining their reasons for liking or disliking it.


Sharman class ended the year by making stuffed vines leaves. We chopped the herbs and vegetables before mixing them  with rice and pasta and wrapping them in vine leaves. We baked them and ate them at our Christmas Party.


Our new topic is Earth and Space. We considered a range of statements about Earth and space and debated whether they were true or false, justifying our reasons. We proposed further questions from our discussions and researched them using iPads. We represented fruit as planets and created a scaled version of our solar system. 


During Numeracy, Jemison Class have been making symmetrical shapes and patterns. They have done this by cutting out symmetrical shapes from a folded piece of paper and completed a symmetrical pattern using a given line of symmetry. 


Two of our pupils designed and created their own board game based on the Ancient Greeks for their home learning project.


Year 5 visited Lesnes Abbey to take part in two literacy workshops. They used role play and shadow puppetry to develop their ideas.


Year 5 had a visit from a parent today who came to talk about mental health and how following the Golden Rules can help us. Treat others as you would like to be treated was her leaving message.

Sharman class used Oreo Cookies to demonstrate the changing phases of the moon today in their Science lesson! Yum!

Sharman and Jemison Class have started to make Trioramas of the Gobi Desert. They are creating a 3D setting from their class book ‘Cosmic’.



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