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Year 5

Year 5 Notices:

Our Class School Council Reps are: Efes & Ellie


Our Class Eco Council Reps are: Kyla, Eva M & Raffy


Our Class Sports Council Reps are: Megan & Heath



Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure you have your PE kit in school all week.
We will be swimming on Monday mornings from 13th September- please remember your swimming things!

Year 5 finished off their Tudors topic in history by looking at different Tudor writing sources, then recreating their own using calligraphy pens! 

Lois & Elodie from year 6 took our lesson today, teaching us all about Sustainability and protecting the environment ♻️


We went outside to create factual posters about our learning 🌲🌻🌊🐟🥤

Gilwell Park Day 2


We all managed to get a few hours sleep last night, waking up to a hearty breakfast (of many bowls of cereal) before a full day of activities! Today included Pedal Karts, Raft Building, Aeroball, Archery, Leap of Faith, 3G Swing and Climbing. We have been super impressed with the children's 'can do' attitude and giving everything a try!

After a dinner of curry - including seconds, which everyone appreciated enormously!- we were refueled for our Night Hike. After much trudging, we made it up to the viewpoint to see the London skyline! Hot chocolate back at the lodge before bed, and the end of our second day!

Gilwell Park Day 1


We've had an exciting first day at Gilwell, with each group participating in 2 activities including Aeroball, Climbing, 3G swing & raft building, and eating a tasty dinner! There was much excitement finding out who was in which room, before an evening of games on the field. 

Geography Field Trip to the River Ver:

On Thursday, we visited our local river to measure its width, depth and speed. We thoroughly enjoyed wading in the river in our wellie boots, using metre sticks and tape measures to collect data. We analysed this on our return to school.


This term we have been reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl as our Whole Class Reading text. We have loved getting to know the adventurous characters and journeying with them through their tribulations in an alternative Victorian London. Here are a few examples of our final piece of work on this unit- a review of the book and characters!


Today we finished our Geography unit all about Fairtrade (where we’ve learned about the importance of buying Fairtrade items so that the farmers receive a decent wage) by using fairtrade bananas and cocoa life chocolate to create chocolate covered banana lollies!


On Tuesday 29th March, 10 year 5 pupils participated in Quicksticks (Hockey) School Games tournament at Oakland's College. Despite only having 2 practice sessions, they were a credit to us and played excellently! They worked well as a team, encouraging each other and battling well to get a win, 3 draws and 5 losses to come 7th! Congratulations Raffy, Sam, Ridley, Josh, George, Seb, Bonnie, Ellie, Hazel and Mariyah! We are looking forward to coming back next year!


On Tuesday 22nd March, Year 5 and 6 visited Marlborough to watch their fantastic production of Matilda! The year 7-9 cast were confident performers and all of the audience were enthralled. Year 5 were lucky enough to stay for an afternoon workshop, where teachers and some of the cast helped us to learn the song 'Revolting Children'. By the end of the 2 hours, the St Peter's staff were amazed to watch a slick rendition on the stage by all of the class!

Year 5 Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 9th March, Spencer, Heath, Ellie and Seb took part in the Year 5 Maths Challenge, Heat 5! Through the virtual session, they answered complex arithmetic and reasoning questions, had to problem solve as a team and complete the tricky estimation round! In our heat of 66 teams, they did amazingly well and ended up 12th!

Waste Week: 

On Tuesday 8th March, the Year 5 and 6 Eco Councillors hosted a whole school assembly on Waste Week. They were very confident in presenting to everybody and provided us with lots of facts about how much waste we produce. Together, we pledged to reduce, reuse and recycle more things in order to reduce the waste we send to landfill. Well done Raffy, Kyla and Eva!

Year 5 have started World Book day in a brilliant way, reading picture books with children in Reception 📚

Egyptian Day!

Today we had an exciting end to our History & Geography unit on Ancient Egypt, with our class Egyptian Day! The children's costumes were brilliant, with pharaohs, gods, Egyptologists and mummies. Throughout the day, we used hieroglyphics to calculate and write, created a 3D sarcophagus, drew a pyramid scene, made clay canopic jars and ended the day by tasting Egyptian food & drink (including barley water to represent beer!). Congratulations to Ellie, Eva K, Heath and Aadam (their y6 helper!) for winning the mummy contest! 

In English, we have moved on to explanation texts. We have watched the Wallace and Gromit clip about 'The Snoozeatron' and text mapped. We have also learned the text off by heart, using actions to help us to remember- perhaps you can use the text map to try to recall this at home?!

We have been working hard over the past week to develop our higher ļevel, impactful language and relate this to war poetry.


We learned how to structure cinquains (5 line poems) with the correct syllables per line (2,4,6,8,2), writing our own versions. Here are some examples and our completed display!

Year 5 Reading Log / Journal


Over half term, Miss Honour made our class reading log! Either Monday - Friday or Friday - Monday, one member of the class will take it and our pirate teddy home, to add a page or two about their reading! 

We hope this will encourage more reading at home as well as being a great record of our class reading.



In our History lessons, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt and the importance of the River Nile. We researched, gathered facts and presented our work as double page spreads!

There was much excitement on the playground this lunchtime as Eva & Roberta spotted a toad! Thankfully Raffy was on hand to rescue and relocate it to safety 🐸 #EcoTeam #AnimalRescue


Our monsterology book p1

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Our monsterology book p2

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Our monsterology book p3

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For the past three weeks, our English topic has been the exciting, fantastical and incredible Monsterology! We have learned how to write with different sentence structures, such as fronted adverbials, subordinating clauses and a range of prepositional phrases.

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October, we started writing up our brilliant beasts to create our own class monsterology handbook!

This week in Maths, we have been learning about multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. We have been using manipulatives to show this and fully understand and explain the change in place value. 

In RE, Year 5 have been learning about Judaism. This week they made mezuzah’s and wrote their promises for the year on a scroll which they placed inside.’

Year 5 had an amazing morning with Herts Disability Foundation learning to cycle on Wednesday 29th September! A large group brought their own bikes in and had these fixed up, with pumped tyres and adjusted seats & handlebars.  In addition, time was spent on balance bikes, progressing onto bikes with pedals and 8 children went from complete novices to riders in two hours... incredible!

The adults leading the session commended all the children on their politeness and willingness to learn.

Double Bass Intro

This afternoon, we had an additional music treat! We listened to some amazing jazz music, using both fingers and the bow to create music. We asked some pertinent questions about the double bass and music to increase our understanding of the instrument. We look forward to hearing the children's double bass (plus other instruments) playing at the end of term concert!


Our First PE Lesson!

As all of Year 5 are aware, PE is Miss Honour's favourite subject! We had wonderfully sunny weather for our first Year 5 PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon, where we learned about different tactics for invasion games. This will be applied to our PE lessons this half term, as we cover hockey, football and other invasion games.


Welcome back to the Summer Term!