Welcome to the Wonderful Year 5 Webpage
Summer 2 – 2018
This half term’s learning journey is Ancient Egypt!

Week Ending:
 Friday 22.6.18

In English: 

This week:

  • To describe settings, characters and atmosphere
  • To integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Next week:

  • To identify features of instructions
  • To explore features of instructional writing
  • To understand how an introductory paragraph could be used
  • To plan for features of instructional writing


In Maths: 

This week, we have been:

  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two digit number using a formal written method including long multiplication for two digit numbers


Next week, we will:

  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number using short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes and also to include scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates


Also this week:



Tree Assembly Achievement Certificate Winners:

5A – 
5O – 

5M – 
5R –  

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Reminder: Final payment for Osmington Bay is due next Friday 29th June 



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: Ancient Egypt
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 (Miss Richards) 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***************


Year 5 Camping Trip!

The children had a fantastic time and enjoyed activities such as archery, rock climbing, mountain of air and tunnels.

Here are some of the highlights of the trip:





We had our Big Exit to our Learning Journey!

The children took part in a D&T morning, whereby from previous designing and research the children built their own pulley system in order to transport tomatoes.

In the afternoon we had a wonderful feast filled with a variety of food to celebrate all of the different cultures in Year 5.



Buddhism Big Bang! The children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of creative activities in the morning, ranging from making mandalas to learning a bit about the story of Buddha. In the afternoon the children had the opportunity to take part in a mindfulness session of Yoga, which they all found very relaxing.






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