Year 5 Class Blog

 Here is a space where we as a class, can share and celebrate our exciting work and displays.

This Blog will be frequently updated with news and any information important to the class.

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Welcome to the Year 5 Class Blog!

Van Gogh Display

We began Year 5 by studying the famous painting ‘A Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh.  We wrote descriptions of the picture, researched information about Van Gogh to write a biography and also created our own wonderful version of this picture, which can be seen outside our classroom.



Starry Night








During the autumn term we are focusing our work around the film ‘A Night at the Museum’.  This topic has a historical focus, which will include learning about significant people and events in history.  The first half term, we will be: identifying jobs within museums; looking at how artefacts are preserved; learning about balanced arguments in regard to the Elgin Marbles; and studying famous Britons in history.


In Literacy, we are studying the narrative poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.  Within this, we will: develop understanding of the plot, characters and setting; identify and use a range of figurative language; write from a character’s viewpoint; explore drama; and research famous highwaymen.

Highwayman book cover

We began our maths work with a large focus on place value: reading and writing numbers with up to 7-digits; comparing and ordering numbers; and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 and 1 000 000.  We have also revised Roman numerals and used these in calculations.  We are now focusing on the four rules of calculation, using these within multi-step word problems and missing number problems.  Quick recall of multiplication tables and their related division facts is extremely important and we encourage children to practise their multiplication tables regularly at home.   The children take part in ‘Beat the Clock’ each week which encourages children to beat their score and move up levels of difficulty.



Year 5 children have the fantastic opportunity, every Tuesday morning, to learn to play a brass instrument with the talented Mr Dodd, who plays for one of the top three brass bands in the world.  They have a made a terrific start and I’m sure that you will enjoy listening them perform at the Christmas musical extravaganza.


P.E days are Monday and Wednesday – the children will need to ensure that their p.e. kits are in school on these days.