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Year 5

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Positions of Responsibility 2022-23:

School Council: Isabel and Toby Gladding

Sports Council: Aniruddha, Ali and Ernest

Eco Council: Ted, Noa and Ari




Monday 30th January


We have set a class target to read 400 books collectively before the end of Year 5! We upload and rank the books we have read onto our Goodreads account. So far in January we've read 67 books, which puts us ahead of schedule πŸ“š

Our Goodreads Reading!

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An overview of the books we've read in January!

Wednesday 18th January

In English, we are now studying Non-Chronological Reports linked to our History topic, the Anglo Saxons.


We spent yesterday and today researching and taking notes on different topics about the Anglo Saxons. Today, we selected our favourite fact, memorised it, and moved around our classroom to share with our classmates! We all discovered some new, fascinating knowledge - perhaps you can ask us to see if we remember any!

We will use these over the next few lessons to create our own Non-Chronological Reports.

Thursday 12th January

This week we have been reading and learning the poem, The Jabberwocky! We have learned about the poetic convention used in it, portmanteau (combining two words to make a new word) and the rhyme pattern. Here are a few excellent examples for you to read...

Wednesday 11th January

Since coming back to school, we have been immersed in our new Whole Class Reading book, Beowulf. We have conducted a character study into the main character and decided he is a hero!

Take a look at our labelled illustrations and inferences about Beowulf! 

Friday 21st October

Year 5 managed to get out this morning before the rain to visit the River Ver as our Field Trip to end our Geography topic on Rivers. We measured the width, depth and speed of the River and analysed these results back at school too see what conclusions we could make about the River. We also pond dipped and drew observational pictures of the wildlife and flora around 🌊

More photos to be added soon!


In our English lessons for the past few weeks, we have been studying non-chronological reports relating to the non-fiction text, 'Monsterology'. We have learned about clauses, adverbials and prepositional phrases, as well as structuring using subheadings and grouped paragraphs. 

Everyone used their creativity to design and describe their own monsters, which we have collated into our own class book!



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Check out some good examples!

Our Class Assembly, 07.10.22

The children did amazingly this morning presenting the first class assembly at St Peter's in 3 years! We learned about water safety and rafting, before travelling back in time to the River Nile and meeting Ancient Egyptians, which showcased our learning from our Rivers topic in Geography. It was also a great way to introduce our History topic for after half term. 

I was so impressed with all of our rehearsals, and everyone's confident, loud performances on the day! 

Our Class Reading Journal

Our reading journal comes home with 1 or 2 children per week. They complete book reviews or recommendations, update us on their recent reads or favourite authors and books πŸ“š

So far, we've had two completions! We look forward to more over this term and this year!

HDSF Cycling Morning

Today, we had an amazing opportunity to learn to cycle or improve our cycling with Herts Disability Sports Foundation 🚴‍β™€οΈπŸš΄ 

It was wonderful to see everyone gain confidence, whether in starting to balance and pedal, or speed and control! 


Through generous donations and funding, the programme donates or exchanges bikes to those who don't currently have one. They'll be back soon to cycle and distribute these. 


Our Geography topic this half term is Rivers 🌊 Everyone has made an excellent start, using atlases to locate rivers around the world and in the UK. This week, we also looked more in depth at the River Nile and learned why it was so important to the Ancient Egyptians. Pupils have produced some great map work and writing to support their learning, as you can see from the photos! 

The Lost Words Poetry

We have started our English this year by reading and listening to the poetry from The Lost Words, all about British nature πŸŒ³πŸ„πŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸ€

We immersed ourselves in developing our vocabulary and visited the sensory garden to gain first hand experience! After this, we wrote a class poem based on a conker. The children's final pieces were created and illustrated beautifully. 

Welcome back to the Spring Term at St Peter's