Year 5 Blog

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!


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We had great fun this week taking part in a crime scene investigation! We looked at how the police have used chromatography to solve crimes and how different inks react to water. We thought about how some inks are more soluable thaan others and how they react when placed on the chromatography paper. We thoroughly enjoyed our investigative work.


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Please note that our P.E slots are now:

Wednesday and Thursday

Please ensure full kit is in school for these days. Moreover, please ensure that children have warm outdoor clothes for these sessions. Many thanks

Visual Literacy

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This term we have completed some visual literacy work based on knights and castles. We have considered how to interweave setting and character descriptions simultaneously. In our lessons we have had a focus on editing and drafting; this helps us to idenitfy areas for improvement and produce a polished piece of writing.

Eggs Factor Competition Hits the Observer

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Eggtastic Time in Year 5 with Lion Egg Company

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This week we were 'egg'tremely priveldged to work with the British Lion Egg company as a result of Martha Roberts winning The Lion Eggs Factor competition. Martha, who was one of four winners out of the whole country, recevied a special prize from school and Lion Egg's Company prize - working with a film crew for the day!  The company sent the film crew to school and provided pupils with the opportunity to become creative directors! Each member of the group had a specific role (which was rotated) so that all children were able to use different technical recording equipment. It was a marevllous expreience to see the children's creative mind map ideas come to fruition with the final product. The Lion's Egg crew are currently editing our creative animations and televsion footage which will be presented in the form of an advert and uploaded to YouTube. We can't wait to see the finished article! Thank you Miss Greenwood for organising this spectacular competition and HUGE congratulations to Martha for her winning entry which enabled us to have a fantastic day!

Eggtastic Time in Year 5

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We are looking forward to working with Lion Egg company on October 5th - more details to follow.

Author Visit!

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Today 5SG were lucky enough to attend an author’s workshop at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School with their year seven children. The workshop was part of the Lichfield Literature Festival and the author that we were able to listen to was Guy Bass. He told us some really funny stories from his childhood, most of which centred around his love of food! We were then fortunate to hear him read (and sing) extracts from his most recent series of books titled ‘Stitch Head’. At the end of the presentation we were able to ask him questions such: as what made him decide to be an author and how long it takes him to write a book.

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Ballet Workshop

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This week we have been priveldged to meet dnacers form the Royal Ballet and take part in a dance workshop. We were able to learn a range of stylised movements for key characters from the ballet, Swan Lake. Throughouut the workshop we created our own routines and stylised motifs to produce a range of characterised movements. We thoroughly enjoyed our ballet experience!

Egg Competition Winners!

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We are delighted to announce that 5RD have won the nationwide Lion Egg ‘Eggs Factor’ Competition! In the summer term last year, years three and four created recipes that used eggs at school. 5RD were one of the few lucky winners from across the country. As a result of this they will be having a special competition winners’ day on Monday 5thOctober.

The winning entry was by Martha! We are so proud of you, well done! As a special treat Martha was presented with a goody bag of baking prizes in assembly today.

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Welcome to Year 5!

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What a fantastic start to the new year! Year 5 have experienced a very busy theme week, which has ensured a wide variety of learning opportunities. We have created mood boards and considered a range of sculptures and statues which are displayed in Birmingham city centre. We thought about why these piece of art work are displayed publically and what place they have in our city.

In science we investigated a range of forces that can act on an object. We thoroughly enjoyed working in small teams to complete a balloon race and ensured that everyone had a job and specific role. This was great experience and we were able to consider a wide variety of forces!

Dance has proved extremely energetic; our topic space had enabled us to explore a wide variety of themes, shapes and motifs! We have thought about how to create an alien dance using street and expressive dance. We learnt how to perform contractions and expansions to add a variety of levels to our dance moves.

We are looking forward to next week and building on the positive start to the term!

Cluster Day!

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Year Five enjoyed a fantastic day out at Arthur Terry Secondary School for Cluster Day.

Cluster Day is when lots of primary schools team up to celebrate being part of the wider community. It gives us the opportunity to develop friendships, old and new, working collaboratively to have fun and enjoyable experiences.


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The theme this year was 'We Will Rock You'. The children were split into several groups and taught by teachers and older students from Arthur Terry. Some of us learned songs, others learned dance routines. We performed these later on the huge stage in the performing arts centre. 

We also enjoyed some super science sessions where we made our own glow stick solution and balloon rockets.


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Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip last week, visiting Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire.

One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

We were able to visit the stones and ask questions that were answered by the experts that look after this magnificent world heritage site. Activities were arranged by the attached museum; we were able to build a wall using 'dorbing' techniques (made out of chalk and water); we also learned how our ancient ancestors were able make their own rope from reeds and grass!  On top of all this, we were able to learn from around a camp fire inside a Neolithic house, how the ancients used natural resources for everyday uses. It was super fun!




Although the coach trip was rather long we think that it was definitely worth the extra effort to get there.


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