Mr McLean is the class teacher and Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Dashley-Payne are the teaching assistants. Visit our learning pages to find out more information about our ongoing learning and keep checking this page for the latest updates!
Busy week this week - still working hard on the songs and roles for the end of year production, while continuing with all our other learning!
12.06.18 - Week 34 Update
Busy return to school this week as we have begun looking at new topics: athletics, rivers and changes that occur over a human life; as well as busily preparing for the school's end of year production!
25.05.18 - Week 33 Update
This week we've been swimming, showed our colours in reading assessments, written our own 'scientific' versions of 'A Very Hungry Caterpillar', discussed staying safe with visitors from the NSPCC, walked to school as part of 'Walk to School Week' AND created some incredible pieces of art for Arts Week! Phew! Go Class 5!
Busy week this week with our usual learning PLUS an exciting day in Kew Gardens! We explored tropical environments and conducted scientific investigations while also having maybe a little fun! We've also developed our swimming skills and considered how to effectively support our peers.
11.05.18 - Week 31 Update
This week we have said both hello and goodbye to some new friends - Karen, Carriepitta, Gregory, Bob and Fluffball - our caterpillars/butterflies. This has helped us to think about the life cycle of different types of animals. We've also imagined life in the Amazon, continued swimming, and much more, including an exciting and informative visit to Durlston Court where we worked with other children to discuss our responsibility to the planet!
08.05.18 - Week 30 Update
Another busy week enjoying a mixture of weather while continuing our learning, exploring rainforests and the development of different types of animals as they grow up.
20.04.18 - Week 28 Update
Exciting (and hot!) week in Year 5 with lots of fantastic new learning underway. We've begun learning how to use databases to store information in Computing, how life cycles work in Science (beginning by dissecting daffodils and meeting our new class pets (Bob, Gregory, Fluffball, Karen and Carriepitta) , the importance of journeys to Christians and Muslims as well as ourselves and we have introduced our exciting new rainforests learning! Also begun an exciting new swimming adventure! Tres bien (we've done French too!)!
28.03.18 - Week 27 Update
Short but eventful week in Year 5, with the highlight undoubtedly being a fantastic 'VE Day Party' to celebrate the end of our 'Home Front' topic. Lots of fantastic learning on show for our wonderful visitors - English, History, Homework, PE, Art and DT!
Busy week approaching the end of term, continuing to write our play scripts and working hard to prepare for our Easter service!
19.03.18 - Week 25 Update
Another exciting week in Year 5. We have continued learning our lindyhop moves and explored how well a variety of materials insulate against hear. Also - LOTS of certificates given out for Maths Challenge, Leadership and Bikeability! Class 5 are awesome!
12.03.18 - Week 24 Update
Back to relative normality this week, continuing to embed ourselves in the World War Two era through Topic learning and dance, while also putting ourselves firmly in the modern world by exploring the uses of different materials and learning to work together via email!
07.03.18 - Week 23 Update
Short (SNOW DAYS!) but still busy week in Year 5! Continuing our normal learning, including learning about censorship and propaganda during WWII, while taking part in Bikeability, learning how to look after our bikes and travel around safely. Some super (and VERY COLD!) sessions and some awesome riders! Awards to follow!
23.02.18 - Week 22 Update
End of an exciting first week back. We have kicked off new units in a variety of subjects as well as receiving visitors from MyBnk to deliver a money skills session!
09.02.18 - Week 21 Update
End of this half term's learning - ready for a well deserved break!
Another wonderful week in Year 5... We've continued to create landscapes, create our own computer games, explore the concept of temptation, investigate the use of levers, pulleys and gears, and explore what life was like in the local area during World War Two. Great work team!
31.01.18 - Week 19 Update
Another good week in Year 5, looking deeper at different aspects of life in WWII (some excellent teamwork here) as well as conducting investigations based around water resistance in Science. Exciting events coming up too, with letters about next half term's events including Bikeability being sent home.
19.01.18 - Week 18 Update
Eggciting week here in Year 5 as we have found out much more about WWII, completed our diary writing unit and had a (slightly messy but eggstravagant) Science investigation looking at air resistance!
12.01.18 - Week 17 Update
Another busy week this week as we get into full flow with the new term! Some incredibly engaged learners enjoying our World War II topic including some wonderful artefacts at school and brought in from home. Our topic has spanned History, Geography, PE, Computing, Music and English this week!
Also some fruity Science investigations (friction):
05.01.18 - Week 16 Update
WE ARE BACK! Happy new year to all of the class! Very short week this week but back with a bang with some awesome fractions learning and the beginning of exciting new topics in Science (Forces) and Topic (WWII).
21.12.17 - Week 15 Update
Lovely last week of term this week with lots of topic finishing and preparation for the beginning of next term's 'Home Front' topic. We've enjoyed end of term assemblies, a range of Christmas activities and parties and participated in a fantastic carol service on Monday. We hope everyone has an incredible Christmas break - see you in the new year!
Busy week finishing off topics in the run up to Christmas. We have done our final street dance performances, finished off our science investigations and done plenty of Christmas carol practice! We've also completed our Computing and Topic learning with a 'pop up travel agent' afternoon - thanks to all those who came along! One week to go!
08.12.17 - Week 13 Update
Events of Christmas beginning to ramp up with parts to practise and jobs to do... Some of our learning reaching its climax this week as begin to come towards the end of our learning on scientific investigations and longitude and latitude.
05.12.17 - Week 12 Update
Slightly late update! Busy week with some fantastic ongoing learning and some end of term assessments completed before we begin to ramp up the Christmas preparations! Plus a HUGE pile of class certificates given out on Friday!
24.11.17 - Week 11 Update
Busy and hard-working week this week in Y5 but a very positive and productive one - great effort from the team! We have had our reading event, conducted science investigations and even begun our Christmas preparations!
22.11.17 - Reading Day!
Special afternoon in Y5 today as we had a fun time looking at a variety of books, sharing our favourites and getting some great new reads through our own 'book dating' session! We also had a look at some new books at the perfectly-timed book fair. Thank you to all the grown ups who came along.
17.11.17 - Week 10 Update
Wow what a week! Busy week with various pieces of learning ongoing, Children in Need day (including our class assembly - well done to the team for being so creative when coming up with it!), and the end of our current dance project! On Thursday the team did an incredible job raising an incredible total for Children in Need spending the WHOLE DAY in silence!
10.11.17 - Week 9 Update
Exciting and busy week this week as we have begun preparing for our class assembly (lots of Children in Need-related comedy) while also developing our dancing skills, leadership skills and music skills. We have also explored the importance of longitude and latitude in the world. Some awesome photos of the class enjoying reading at home are now displayed proudly on the classroom wall! On Tuesday we enjoyed a Mexican-themed party afternoon to begin our topic, including a taste of some Mexican grub ('who dare try the chillies?!')!
07.11.17 - Week 8 Update
Exciting and busy first week back as we started new topics left, right and centre - beginning our 'Great American Road Trip', including elements of geography and dance, as well as beginning our exciting Leadership course! Great first week back for Class 5!
22.10.17 - Week 7 Update
Busy last week of half term as we have finished our learning based on 'the Maya' and 'Earth and Space'. We have also finished off our musical and gymnastic compositions! Furthermore, we have looked at taking on our 'sports leader' roles in the school after half term - very responsible and exciting! We hope everyone has a lovely half term break!
15.10.17 - Week 6 Update
Another productive week in Class 5 has seen us explore why we have different seasons in Science, debate why the Mayan civilisation came to an end in Topic and begin to come up with our own space-themed compositions in Music!
11.10.17 - Week 5 Update
Almost at half term now in Y5! Some great successes in our Maths learning this week, more exploration of the movement of the Sun, moon and Earth and a very interesting Friday debate about the Mayan practice of human sacrifice!
02.10.17 - Week 4 Update
A week of responsibility for Year 5 this week, with the Year 6s playing away our Year 5s stepped up to the plate as the senior members of the school. As well as these important responsibilities they have completed writing their portal stories, begun a new Maths topic, completed their Mayan masks and learnt extra information all about Mayan society!
23.09.17 - Week 3 Update
Good week continuing our learning this week, lots of superb Mayan research happening as well as ongoing space exploration! We've also considered how to stay safe online and are building up our gymnastic move repertoire! More to come on all of this next week!
19.09.17 - Mask Making Day
Very (very! ) messy art day in Class 5 today as they produced their Mayan-inspired masks!
15.09.17 - Week 2 Update
Super second week in class 5 as things definitely getting into routine. Some superb space learning taking place, a real exploration of the Mayan civilisation, not to mention a superb trip to Winchester Science Centre!
14.09.17 - Winchester Science Centre Visit
Wow - what a super science day! We've explored the effects of space on the body, operated space machinery, taken a trip in and around space and found out a huge amount about all aspects of science! Year 5 have done the school (and the world of science!) proud!
'We all had so much fun learning stuff about space. I loved the planetarium, it was huge and the film was great. The activities were epic too.'
'On Thursday we went to the science museum. We loved controlling the robots and doing space tests. We explored and there was loads of activities and they were very fun too.'
'I loved the mind ball where you strapped a band to your forehead and focused on the ball. I discovered how flexible I am and tested my strength.'
Science heroes at work.
What happens to a human body in space?
What happens to a human body in space?
Science girls in the flow.
The effects of space...
What will happen next?
Here come the robots!
Which part of your body is hottest?!
Pretending to be the human body...
Who has got the most powerful mind?!
Into the colon...
Exploring air pressure.
Into the planetarium and into space...
Muscle power to make a vortex!
Measure your speed!
Go Class 5!
09.09.17 - Week 1 Update
We've had a fantastic first week in Class 5! All the class have settled in really well and thrown themselves into the year! It's been a busy first week, with our Mayan and Space topics getting under way, as well as meeting new faces, electing school councillors, electing team captains, applying for class and school responsibilities and entering into Harvest service rehearsals! Looking forward to week 2!