Welcome to the Wonderful Year 5 Webpage
Summer 1 – 2018
This half term’s learning journey is Buddhism!

Week Ending:
Thursday 29.03.18

In English: 

This week,  we have finished our discussions texts writing unit by, securing the skills practised during the previous week.

Next week, 


In Maths: 

This week, we have been:

  • Solving comparison, sum and difference problems using the information presented in a line graph

Next week, we will:


Also this week: We had our Year 5 Show, The Jungle Beat! The children were super excited to finally show off all the hard work they had put in during rehearsals. They had spent so much time practising songs with Ms Halpern and improving their drama skills. All of the Year 5 staff are extremely proud of them!





Tree Assembly Achievement Certificate Winners:

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5O – 

5M – 
5R –  

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Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Blow Your Mind
Autumn 2: Lost in Space
Spring 1: The Vikings
Spring 2: Rainforest
Summer 1: Buddhism
Summer 2: The Egyptians
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas/topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader (Ben Roberts) if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in 2 PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
5A: Wednesday & Tuesday
5R: Wednesday & Tuesday
5O: Monday & Tuesday
5M: Monday & Tuesday

***************Our Incredible Learning Journey Archive***************

SPRING 2 – The Rainforest



Sports Relief!

The children were given a pedometer in the morning to track their steps for the day. Here are some of the activities they took part in during the day.


Science Week! The children thoroughly enjoyed participating in science lessons every day learning about the different steps in scientific enquiry. They also loved the interactive assembly, where a STEM vistor carried out lots of science experiments for the children to join in with.


World Book Day!

The children dressed up as their favourite book character and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Here are some pictures of them in their fantastic outfits:




















This half term’s learning journey started with a big bang. The children came dressed as their favourite rainforest animal and participated in activities during the day. In the morning, children were introduced to the artist Henri Rousseau, who is known for his rainforest paintings using household plants. During the afternoon all of the children watched the Jungle Book as a way of introducing our show this term, The Jungle Beat!




















SPRING 1: The Vikings

Year 5 were visited by VIKINGS!

With a frightening entrance, the Vikings taught the children lots about their lifestyle as a Viking, including how their names may have been created. The children took part in battles practising their battle cry, sailing through the sea to reach Byzantium first and even trading items such as beeswax, a horn and wolf skin.

Below are some pictures that were taken from the day including Viking armoury the children were able to hold.










Also on this half term’s Learning Journey the Year 5 classes visited Year 3 for a shared poetry session. The children presented their poems and were able to tell them new facts linked to the Vikings as well.








Year 5 had their party on the last Friday Friday ,before the holidays.  The children all took part in lots of fun games in maple hall in the morning and finished it off with incredible feasts in their classrooms. Below are some pictures from the morning!













The children finished their Non-chronological reports on planets and invited Year 4 to share and read their reports they had typed up. All of Year 5 felt extremely proud to be able to share their final pieces with Year 4 who were impressed with the quality of writing and interesting facts!














The children had their Learning Journey Big Bang for Lost in Space! In the morning we shared facts that we know about the planets and began to construct our own version of the solar system using papier mache. The children ended the day with a Space movie in Rowan Hall.












On Friday, the children celebrated the end of their Learning Journey with a visit to the Science Museum to explore the Wonderlab. In the Wonderlab, the classes had the freedom to explore and interact with many of the objects and equipment on offer to play with. The trip also included a show about gases and how materials react to heat.






















On Wednesday, the children were visited by Jim, who is a poet combining music with poetry. The children took part in an interactive workshop, where they had the opportunity to listen to and join in with poetry through the use of music. This allowed them to develop skills such as rhythm and rhyme whilst having lots of fun!












Year 5 had their Big Bang to start off their learning journey: Blow Your Mind! The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as mad scientists and were able to take part in a series of experiments linked to the topic of Properties of Materials.


















Useful Websites:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities