Year 5

Welcome to Year 5: Japan Class

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Mrs. Ellis Year 5 Teacher (Monday – Wednesday)

Mrs. Richards Year 5 Teacher (Thursday – Friday)

Mrs Harwood Teaching Assistant (NNEB)

Mrs. Griggs 1:1 Support


What we have been learning …


We have been studying fables.  We have read examples and discussed the features including the moral at the end of each one

After examining each example, we planned our fable by choosing two animals, a setting and a moral.  We used these to tell a story that represented our moral.  It ended by showing the benefits for the character or the consequences.


We have been learning about the United Kingdom.  We started by recapping on the layout of the UK and the countries involved.  We moved onto studying the counties and cities of the UK.  We were able to choose a city to research and find key information about each one.  We practised using the 8 compass points to describe the location of each city.



We have been looking at the topic of space and examining the different planets and also why we have a year and a day linked to this.

We carried out an investigation to find out what happened when the planets orbited the sun by lining up and walking round in the order from the sun.

We found out that the closer to the sun the shorter the time to orbit the sun.

Design Technology

We examined existing kites to see how they were constructed.  Using our planning sheet, we made our own kites based on our agreed design criteria.

Finally we flew them on the playground to see if they were successful.