Year 5

Term 1

Our Year 5 children should be so proud of how they have settled into their new classes and the start they’ve made to the year. It has been such a busy first term!

Our enquiry question this term has been ‘Would you like to live in the desert?’ and as part of this enquiry, we have explored desert biomes in Geography, looking into the physical features of deserts and where in our world they are located, deepened our understanding of forces in Science through investigations looking at gravity, air resistance and friction and explored, designed and made wooden structures for a person living in the desert for an extended period of time during our DT lessons.

In our English lessons, we have continued working hard with our sentence stacking to build a mystery narrative as well as writing a set of instructions on how to make a Halloween themed jam sandwich. During our reading time, we’ve enjoyed listening to our class text, Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

PE days

The children have one set PE lesson and another physical activity session each week. The children only need to wear PE kit for their set PE lesson. In Year 5, the children will take part in a swimming lesson each week for a number of weeks in this first Autumn term, which replaces their set PE lesson for those weeks. The first class swimming this term is Swindon class; therefore, children in Swindon class do not need to come into school on any day wearing their PE kit. They will need a swimming kit with them in school on a Friday.

Y5 ClassSet PE Lesson DayPhysical Activity Day
Bath SpaTuesday – PE kit neededFriday
ChippenhamTuesday – PE kit neededThursday
SwindonFriday – SwimmingThursday

Instagram Pages

We would love you to follow our learning journey in school on our class Instagram page. These are locked down, private pages that only members who have been accepted by the class teacher can see. When you request to follow the class page, please message the class teacher on Instagram to confirm which child you are a parent of in the class, as this is not always clear in the username/picture. Please only request to follow the classes that you have children in.
Bath Spa – evenswindon_bathspa_2324
Chippenham – evenswindon_chippenham2324
Swindon – swindon_evenswindon

Meet the Year 5 team