Year 5

Summer 2 Week 5 - 7.7.22
This week in Year 5 we have: 
  • been preparing for our celebration assembly 
  • We have learnt how to convert imperial units in Maths
  • In English we have researched why the Magic Faraway Tree was so successful with children when it was published in the 1940s after WW2
  • In RE we have been learning about stewardship and how we can help to look after the world for future generations
We were all really proud to perform our celebration assembly this year to our parents this morning! Thank you for all the kind messages left behind!
Written by Sarah and Dominic
A quick note from myself as well, thank you all so much for the lovely warm reception this morning and my wonderful flowers and gift. I am so grateful! I hope you enjoyed watching how much the children have achieved this year!
By popular demand I have uploaded the music video year 5 created to be played along side the "counting stars" song they sang!
- Miss Gledhill
Summer 2 Week 4- 30.06.2022
This week in year 5 we: 
  • Worked extremely hard in English writing our own adaptations of famous novels. I was so impressed that there were several students work all going on the Proud Cloud due to their beautifully descriptive imagery that made me feel like I was transported into new worlds! 
  • We had so much with fun on our Sports Day outside and our parents and family members all came to support us and watch!
  • We had some nurses come in to talk to us about changing bodies and about growing up. We learnt so much and lots of inquisitive minds. 
  • We worked on some tricky metric  units work in maths. 
  • Ended our topic on Responsibility and Freedom with a Class Liturgy. 
  • In Science, we started to work in groups to plan our science investigation for next week- we decided the best type of investigation would be 'observation over time' to investigate which types of food would dissolve the quickest.
We will be ending this week with our school trip to St. Mary's Primary for our Just.Is conference!
Miss Gledhill
STEAM WEEK! 23.06.2022
This week Year 5 have been keeping their eyes peeled for the culprit of a robbery that has occurred at the school- The Queen recorded a video message explaining that her crown jewels have been stolen! And one of the teachers at school is to blame! We also were given a very special mission to protect our crown jewels with our very own security system. 
Throughout the week we had several missions from the queen. 
Task 1: Create a more efficient plane for the queen to travel round the Commonwealth countries in. 
Task 2: Make a more secure playground area for the royal Corgis. 
Task 3: Design a security system to protect the crown jewels. 
Task 4: Create a safe to protect the crown jewels. 
Task 5: Crack secret codes and create our Dragon's Den pitch. 
We have had great fun and loved having family and friends to come and see all of our creations before we were personally robbed of winning the best class of the week and the best security system! Poor Miss Gledhill and the other teachers were dunked in gunge!
The video of our Dragon's Den pitch is below and pictures of our week! 
Miss Gledhill 
Residential Trip Day 2 Part 2
This afternoon Miss Gledhill’s group have been out doing rock climbing and wow they did amazing! Great teamwork skills with everyone helping support who ever is climbing to the top of the wall. Then we had at go at clip and climbing when we felt more confident. I was really proud of Isabella who despite being unsure of climbing kept giving it a go with encouragement from everyone! Then we did some races to the top and Jack and George won and got a record 21 seconds to the top! 

Miss Thomas’s group this afternoon went canoeing around the lake and travelled to an island and even learnt how to do 360 turns. Everyone then jumped into the lake afterwards but don’t worry everyone is all showered up now.
Miss Salter’s group climbed Mount Latrigg and discovered lots of vegetation and wildlife along the way and felt so proud to reach the very top and wave to everyone down below! 

we are now going to be having dinner and then joining St Oswalds for an evening stroll before dinner. 

Miss Gledhill
Residential Trip Day 2
Today after our delicious cooked breakfast, variety of cereals, pastries, toast and porridge we split off into our groups again. Miss Gledhill’s group walked off their breakfast by climbing up a mountain and enjoyed the lovely views! Jack and Markus were communicating with the sheep along the way which had everyone laughing. 
The other 2 groups went orienteering and had to explore the local park and find clues as part of a scavenger hunt. Felix, Chukwunaka and Thomas managed to use great communication skills and won the challenge! Next they practiced some fire skills and toasted marshmallows and Hayden was determined to light his fire on his own which he did! 

This afternoon we have a mixture of rock climbing, mountain climbing and canoeing and everyone is very excited after enjoying their lunches in the park! 

Miss Gledhill 
Residential Trip Day 1
Year 5 have had fabulous first day here in Keswick! Miss Gledhill’s group and Miss Salter's group went canoeing when we arrived and we saw how amazing everyone rowing skills were and even had an explore on some of the islands! We discovered that some of the land there was used many years ago as target practice for bow and arrow activities and we had Ruby the dog accompanying us and having a sniff around. 

Miss Thomas’ group went on the hill walk and reached the very top! Miss Gledhill’s group actually spotted them at the top and gave a few big waves to see if they could see us from up high. 

Then we had a fabulous dinner of spaghetti bolognese and everyone in year 5 was complimenting the chefs (probably trying to butter him up for another piece of chocolate cake!). Afterwards we went on a walk round the town with St Oswalds school after a play in the park. Chris our leader at Keswick also showed us the mountain rescue cars and equipment and we all had a go at carrying the stretchers together has a team with a pretend casualty! 

Finally we all came back and settled into our rooms and had a lovely shower before bed! 

We are all super excited to see what we have ready for tomorrow! 

Miss Gledhill 
10.03.2022 Spring 2 Week 2
This week in year 5 we have had another jam packed week!
English- we have written our big writes on a fictional story from different character's perspectives. 
Maths- We have been working on percentages this week. We also looked on how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages. 
PE- we started our new topic of rounders and looked at effective teamwork and catching skills. 
RE- we have looked at the importance of the Eucharist and what it symbolises. 
Well done Year 5!
Miss Gledhill 
03.03.2022 Spring 2 Week 1
Welcome back Year 5!
This week we have hit the ground running and had a busy week! We went to Church this Wednesday to celebrate Lent and then came back to school and wrote down what we will try to give up for lent this year. We wrote this down on a piece of paper each and made a class paper chain using our answers. 
We also had World Book Day and we had great fun dancing round and parading our favourite books character outfits round the hall in front of the school!
English- we have been exploring fictional writing techniques and next week we will expand this into writing from different character's perspectives. 
Maths- we have been recapping our decimals knowledge and applying it to some problem solving questions. 
PE- we learnt some new gymnastics shapes and tried mirroring these shapes with our partners. 
Well done Year 5, lovely to have you back. 
Miss Gledhill 
07.02.2022- Spring 1 Week 6
This week in year 5 we have enjoyed:
  • Our fun Kahoot quiz about the early Islamic civilization.
  • Our maths lesson using resources to order decimal numbers.
  • Our line dancing in PE
  • Playing fun maths games.
  • Learning how to write a formal complaint letter about our horrible holiday.
  • We also enjoyed our Dress to Express day today and gathering outside to dance and watch the teachers have a competition. 
One more week to go next week! 
Written by Year 5 (and typed by Will). 
27.01.2022 Spring 1 Week 4
Even though we have had a tough week due to Covid, I have been extremely proud of the work Year 5 have achieved and accomplished! We have been reflecting on all the great work we have been doing at the end of everyday and putting it on our positivity board in the classroom this half term. 
English- we have created some wonderfully scary beasts for our adaptation of the Lambton Worm Legend. We have explored using similes, metaphors and pathetic fallacy to gain some detailed setting and character descriptions. 
Maths- we have started our first week of fractions. We have been looking at ordering and comparing fractions below 1 of a different denominator and equivalent fractions. 
History- I have been extremely impressed with Year 5's knowledge! We explored why the establishment of Baghdad was so significant in the rise of Early Islamic Civilisation.
Science- we looked at Old Age and the last stage of the stages of development. 
Well done Year 5, a super week! 
Miss Gledhill 
20.01.2022 Spring 1 Week 3
This is what we have been up to this week in Year 5...
English- We have started the beginning of our 2 week topics on Myths and Legends and we have looked at the Legend 'The Lambton Worm'. We compared different versions of the story that have been passed down through generations. 
Maths- We recapped some multiplication and division topics such as establishing whether a number is a prime number, looking at common factors, dividing and multiplying numbers including decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. 
Science- In science we have been learning about the development of humans and this week we looked at the changes that occur during puberty. 
Well done Year 5! 
Miss Gledhill
13.01.2022 Spring 1 Week 2
It's been lovely to see all your smiling faces and be back in school together again Year 5!
In English we are finishing writing our explanation and information texts on our How to survive a tsunami guide! We explored the use of time connectives, technical vocabulary and an impersonal style in their writing. 
In Maths we have been covering subtraction and addition. We have looked at techniques to help us improve adding and subtracting mentally, using rounding to check our answers and multistep problems. 
06.01.2022 Spring 1 Week 1
Welcome back Year 5! 
I hope you have all had a lovely first week back settling in - I am sorry I am not there with you I am currently isolating due to Covid but I will hopefully be back with you all next week.
In English I have set Year 5 work on explanation and information texts. They have been busy researching and gathering information and technical vocabulary for their 'How to survive a tsunami' guide that will be written up next week. 
In Maths they have been recapping place value and learning about roman numerals, negative numbers and counting in powers of 10. 
I am excited to hear how you have been getting on and see you all soon. 
Miss Gledhill 
16.12.2021 Autumn 2 Week 7
We finally made it to the last week before the Christmas Holidays! 
Year 5 had fun filled last week. We had a visit from Santa who brought a few chocolate treats! We also had a lovely arts and craft day in which we made our Christmas cards and Advent Calendars. I hope everyone loves showing them off at home over the holidays!
On Wednesday we had our Christmas Party which involved playing Family Fortunes, A Christmas Quiz, Party food and A battle of KS2 against Year 6! 
Have a lovely Christmas break year 5 filled with love and laughter and I hope you get spoiled with lots of lovely food! 
Excited to see you in the New Year! 
Miss Gledhill 
09.12.2021 Autumn 2 Week 6
In Maths this week Year 5 learnt about measurement of shapes. We learnt about perimeter and area or rectangles, regular and irregular shapes. I have been extremely impressed with Year 5's knowledge and they even progressed onto a few SATS questions in their books!
We also had our Christmas Carols Performance in the Church and our recording of the performance in the Holy Hall for all family and friends to enjoy! Hopefully you can see our hard work learning and practicing the songs pay off! 
Well done Year 5! one more week to go!!
Miss Gledhill 
02.12.2021 Autumn 2 Week 5
In English this week Year 5 finished writing their Myths that was inspired by the tale of the 3 brothers from Harry Potter. I was extremely impressed with their use of figurative language, range of adjectives and personification!
In Maths we looked at recognising squared and cubed numbers using resources. We also looked at dividing number with remainders and converting the remainders into decimals and fractions. This learning will be consolidated in everyone's 4 a day. 
In Science we experienced a supermarket spillage! We carried out some more experiment's and looked at separating mixtures based upon our knowledge of properties each material possesses.  We helped the supermarket to separate the raisins which had mixed with flour, the water and salt, water and sand and rice and paper clips. 
Well done Year 5 another great week and not long left till Christmas!
Miss Gledhill 
25.11.2021 Week 4
Another great week for Year 5!
This week we had our NFER tests and we worked through some tough tests: 2 maths, 1 arithmetic, 1 grammar and punctuation, 1 reading and 1 spelling test. 
All of these tests will help to find areas that Year 5 need more support and guidance with.
In Maths we also covered dividing 4 digits by 1 and dividing numbers with a remainder. 
In Geography we explored the rainfall, temperatures and the plants and animals that live in a Tropical climate.
Well done Year 5! 
Miss Gledhill 
Autumn 2 week 3
Well this week in year 5 we have been tackling some tricky multiplication questions- multiplying 4 digits by 2!
In science we have explored electrical insulators and conductors using electrical circuits and testing which materials allowed an electrical current to pass through them and allow the light bulb to light up. 
In English we have been looking at myths and legends and we have taken inspiration from JK Rowling's tale of the 3 brothers. Using figurative language and amazing adjectives, year 5 have created some amazing descriptive pieces of writing!
Well done, Year 5!
Miss Gledhill

Autumn 2 Week 2
Wow what a busy week Year 5 have had! We have started our first week of swimming and everyone was like little fishes to water! 
In Maths Year 5 have been multiplying masters and have been multiplying 4 digits by 1 as well as entering the Sumdog competition online at home. 
In English we have finished writing our non-chronological reports about an Arctic animal of our choosing and after reading everyone's reports I can definitely say I have learnt so many new facts thanks to Year 5's great work!
Tomorrow we are going on a school trip to the Life Centre and experiencing the "Surviving Antarctica" workshop- what an exciting end to the week!
Miss Gledhill



Autumn 2 Week 1


Welcome back year 5! 


This week I have been impressed at everyone’s hard work after having a lovely week off it seems.


In maths this week we have been starting our new topic of multiplication and division. We learned some new terms such as factors, multiples and common multiples. 


In English we started looking at a non-chronological report features and year 5 became teachers for the morning and had to mark and annotate other children’s reports and pick out what was effective and what needed to be improved. 


In science we explored different properties of materials. We started off this week by testing whether materials in the classroom are magnetic. 


Looking forward to a fun week next week with our swimming lessons starting and our school trip! 


Miss Gledhill 

Week 2
This week Year 5 have been exploring life cycles in science and looked at the life cycle of amphibians growing from tadpoles all the way to adult frogs.
In maths we have been looking at place value and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000- tricky stuff! But as a class we used our little rhyme to help us remember "0 -4 stay on the floor and 5-9 climb the vine".
In music we looked at crotchets, twin quavers and rests and created our own rhythms on a four beat grid. Everyone then was placed into groups so that they could arrange their rhythms with the rest of their group and give a synchronised performance to the rest of the class!
In History we are studying the Tudors and looked at artefacts from the Tudor times and made predictions of what we thought they possibly were used for before revealing the answer.
Our first full week at school, well done Year 5!
Miss Gledhill
Week 3
This week in year 5 we had lots of fun setting up assault courses with PE equipment using our knowledge of reading maps with a key! 
In English I was extremely proud of year 5 for completing their persuasive letters addressed to Boris Johnson with the purpose of convincing him to not ban mobile phones for under 16 year olds. Year 5 used plenty of persuasive devices to put across a powerful argument such as alliteration, rhetorical questions and statistics. Boris won’t be taking year 5’s phones away any time soon! 
In RHE we discussed as a class the many gifts that our bodies give to us and how important it is to respect the bodies that God has blessed us with. We talked about how we can express emotions using our bodies, show love and the many sports and activities our bodies allow us to do. As a class we then created a mind map of the ways in which we can look after and respect our bodies: self care such as relaxing and having some down time; complimenting ourselves and appreciating our uniqueness; checking in with ourselves and how we are feeling; and making sure we are well dressed/groomed. 
Well done Year 5 for another great week!
Miss Gledhill
Welcome to Year 5!
It has been a pleasure getting to know all of the children and welcome them into our new year 5 classroom! We have had a busy first week and they have really impressed me with their eagerness and enthusiasm towards learning. 
We have started our topic 'Ourselves' in R.E, which has involved the children learning about their own special talents and unique qualities. The children then drew a self portrait and wrote down the special talents and qualities they would like others to notice. Group discussion allowed everyone to share their individualities and appreciate how we are all different and unique. 
In English we have been looking at Michael Rosen's poems and the children have written their own short poem and we will be performing them by the end of the week. We have also started our History topic the Tudors and have started learning new orienteering skills in P.E.
I hope you all have enjoyed your first week back and have settled back into your school routine! 
Week 4
This week year 5 have been looking at addition and subtraction in maths. I was extremely impressed by everyone’s excellent skills at adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers using the column method. We later explored different ways to figure out addition and subtraction methods mentally. We broke this down later in the week on whiteboards and using base 10 to help us (pictures in album below).
In English we have been looking fictional narratives and year 5 have blown me away their wide variety of impressive adjectives used in their work and I was further impressed by pupils using colons and semi colons in their work too!
In P.E this week year 5 created their own orienteering course in groups and assembled it themselves with the equipment outside. They were then able to try out the assault course for themselves in their groups.
It was world multiplication day this Friday so we did our times table olympics and played a game of times table battles. Lovely to see and hear everyone supporting and cheering each other on!
Great work year 5! Let’s keep up the hard work next week!
Miss Gledhill
Week 5
This week year 5 in English have been continuing their work on their sci-fi fictional narratives. We have been looking at the use of figurative language, including similes, personification and onomatopoeia. We had a go at personify a storm and using pathetic fallacy to reflect the mood of the characters.
In Maths we have been exploring some trickier topics in addition and subtraction and tackled multistep questions . 
In RE we started our next topic which is Judaism and we learnt about Passover and why and how it is celebrated. 
On Wednesday we had our Commando Joe's Day! Once we had our war stripes painted on and all stood to attention, we listened to our first mission: to find the roman numeral clues outside in teams and then figure out the answers to the clues!
Next in English we looked at what makes an effective and successful poetry performance. Then in our teams we all memorised one stanza and planned our performances in front of the rest of class!
Finally we had challenges in the afternoon that built on our communication, listening and teamwork skills! Year 5 took advantage of the lovely weather outside and all the pictures are below! 
I had great fun with you all this week Year 5 and hope you enjoyed it too!
Sergeant Gledhill
Week 6
This week in year 5 we completed our science topic on life cycles by showing off all of the new knowledge we have obtained over the half term. Everyone was split into groups and they had to present their own wildlife television show that would compare the differences and similarities between different lifecycles. Children used venn diagrams and created their own script and I saw some great teamwork between groups!
In P.E year 5 used their map skills to find hidden clues scattered across KS2 playground. They had to solve each clue with their partner and by the end the answers spelled out a word. Year 5 seemed to have great fun running round and using their orienteering skills!
Only one more week to go till the end of our first half term!
Well done Year 5. 
Miss Gledhill 

Thursday 21 October  


Week 7 


This week we have celebrated MADD days. Our topic was nature and we have explored the artist Henri Rousseau.  

To begin with we created a double page spread all about the artist before looking at one of his paintings in detail. We then explored tones of colours using acrylic paint. After this we created a mood board in preparation for our final piece of art which was a nature scene.  


We hope we enjoy all of the art work. Well done to all of the children – we are so proud of all your hard work and effort.  

I hope you all have a fantastic half term break and I look forward to seeing back in school on November 1st.  

Miss Gledhill