Year 5 Blog

Our Year 5 Classes are Galleons and Submarines.

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Here you will find out all about life in our busy year group.

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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

This week we have been reading and writing hieroglyphics as part of our study of Ancient Egypt. We looked at the origins of hieroglyphics, including the history of ‘The Rosetta Stone’, before we began using them within the classrooms.

Can you use the code to read our names or messages?



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STEM WEEK – Floating and Sinking – FORCES

As part our work on stem week, we used inspiration from our 2nd class novel ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick. We designed and made boats using our scientifc knowledge of materials and their properties as well as our knowledge of forces including upthrust. We delevoped our skills of working as part of a team and then tested our boats as a year group. We really enjoyed this destructive science experiment!

Next week we will be writing a scientific experiment based on our work this week.

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Y5 Visit Beamish

This week we visited Beamish with two purposes in mind:

  1. To experience Victorian life linked to our literacy novel street child
  2. To observe different forms of transport from a variety of eras linked to our STEM week focus on transport and travel.

What a fantasic day we experienced with several learning opportunities, excellent questioning from pupils and as always wonderful behaviour.

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Street Child Drama

In Literacy we have been exploring the first few chapters of our new novel Street Child. We have been exploring characters thoughts and feelings through drama and the use of freeze frames.


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Maps of the world!

We have been looking at where Egypt is in the world and decided to see if we could remember all of the different continent names we learned last year! Not only that, but our challenge was to draw a map of the world on a blank sheet of paper! The children recalled lots of information and managed to create some fairly accurate world maps.


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