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Year 5


Welcome to Year 5

"I came that they may have life and live it to the full."                         John 10:10



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Mrs Rigby and Mrs Devine would like to welcome you to the Year 5 class page for 2019-2020. Our aim is to keep you informed of the things that are happening in our class. 


Autumn Term

2019 - 2020


Dates for Your Autumn Diary


Autumn 1

  • Wednesday 18th September: Play-In-A-Day, Life in Ancient Egyptian Times. 
  • Friday 20th September: mass for the celebration of St. Robert Bellarmine's feast day. 
  • Friday 4th October: Macmillan Coffee Morning.
  • Wednesday 9th October: Design and Technology day.
  • Friday 18th October: Non-uniform day (unwanted gifts). 
  • Monday 21st October: Pupil progress meetings.  
  • Friday 25th October: Non-uniform day(wear red or blue to say NO to racism). 
  • Friday 25th October: school closes for half-term (3pm). 


Autumn 2

  • Tuesday 5th November: school reopens.
  • Wednesday 6th November: Anti-bullying workshops. 
  • Wednesday 13th November: Play-In-A-Day, The Vikings!
  • Friday 22nd November: Non-uniform day (Children In Need). 
  • Friday 29th November: Non-uniform day (chocolates). 
  • Friday 6th December: Non-uniform day (bottles). 
  • Friday 13th December: Xmas jumper day, Santa Dash & Xmas Fayre.
  • Thursday 19th December: Advent Service (church 7pm). 

  • Friday 20th December: Term finishes at 1:30pm.

Art - Printing

Printing Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. 


In art the children were inspired by the images of Gods and Goddesses we have seen when studying the ancient Egyptians. Using them, we created a polystyrene stamp and used inks to create three different prints. They turned out a lot better than the children first thought and they are really proud of their art work. Well done Year 5.  

Making Prints


Reversible Changes (Filtration) 


The pupils worked together to investigate which materials worked best to separate sand from water using the process of filtration. After our investigations we discovered that the paper was the best materials as the water came out clear and the sand stayed on the paper.  

Testing Materials

Maths - Negative Numbers 

Negative Numbers with Concrete Materials


The children used Numcion pieces to create a negative numberline. We looked carefully the numbers and came up with some very insightful conclusions. Next we used the numberlines to help us find the difference between positive and negative numbers. This lesson will help us as we move onto more difficult questions involving larger numbers and bigger differences. 

Negative Number Numberlines

Design & Technology

Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus


In D&T the year five children created an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus from a flat piece of card. They learnt how to create a box shape, with a lid. They also created tabs so that the pieces could be stuck together. Once the sarcophagus was made, the children used syringes and tubing to create a hydraulic system so that the lids opened to reveal a mummy inside. We used a linkage so that the mummy would pop up as the lid opened. The next step in the design was to decorate the lid with 3D decorations, inspired by our topic on the ancient Egyptians.  The result were fantastic!

Our D&T Work


Wonder by R.J. Palacio 


In English lessons we will be reading the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We will use the book as a stimulus for writing and its themes as the basis for discussions about the text. If you enjoy reading this wonderful book, you may enjoy some of the other books written by R.J. Palacio about the characters we meet in this story. 

Other Titles By R.J. Palacio

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History Play In A Day

The Ancient Egyptians

The children in Year 5 took part in a Play-In-A-Day, learning all about life in Ancient Egyptian times. The pupils learnt about how important the River Nile was, why the pyramids were built, who built them and we were introduced to Tutankhmen. It was a great way to start our history topic on the Ancient Egyptians and we will use what we have learnt to help us later on the topic. The children performed the play to an audience at the end of the day and really showed off their drama skills. Well done Year 5! 

Play In A Day: The Ancient Egyptians

British Values - Democracy

School Council Elections

This week the children took part in the school council elections. There were a number of candidates who put themselves forward to be a school councillor. After listening to each manifesto the children headed to the polling station to complete the ballot papers and cast their votes. The candidates were of a very high standard and it was very difficult for the children to decide who to vote for. A big well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to our new Year 5 councillors!

Polling Day