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Welcome to Year 5

22nd June 2018 - A big thank you to Miss Wellington for organising our science week.   

In Year 5 we welcomed Mrs Bristow on Monday and learnt about MRI scanning and the brain.  We even got to see a mouse and a rat's brain!  In an amazing experiment in the afternoon we found out about our own DNA.

On Wednesday we learnt survival skills with Mrs McKenzie in a Forest School session, then lit fires .......on the school field!!!

On Friday we visited Stowe and had a whole morning of robotics in the science department.  We had ipads linked to robots and we had to programme the robots to move around a track and then to race each other.  The end was fun when we played our own 'robot wars'.





23rd May 2018 - What a great morning we had at the Royal Latin Science Fair. 

Here are some photographs of the Year 5 scientists at work:







23rd April 2018 -     It was hard work today for the cyclists in the Go-Ride Cycling Festival.     Well done to those of you who took part - I hope your legs aren't too sore tomorrow!

17th April 2018 - Congratulations to the boys who went to the multi-skills festival at Buckingham School to take part in a range of activities: table tennis, tag games, badminton, trampolining, bowling and even zumba!  They all did really well and had a great time.  Here are some action shots.....!




16th March 2018 - Visit to Foundation Stage 

We had another good morning with our Foundation Stage partners.  They were very pleased to see us and seemed quite sad when we left!

Mrs Andrews had organised some fun activities such as making Easter cards and bunnies, and of course the dreaded SLIME - supervised by..............Mrs Dandy!

It was great at the end of the morning to hear you all comment on the development you had noticed in your partners - improved reading skills, better scissor control and greater confidence.







7th March 2018 - Boy's dodgeball 

Well done to the Y5 & 6 boys who took part in the dodgeball competition today.  An excellent performance getting into the semi-finals and narrowly missing out on a place in the final round.  Your determination and enthusiasm was great to see; I'm just glad I wasn't on the receiving end of any of your throws!!!




1st March 2018 - World Book Day

A great day today for World Book Day.  It was good to see all the costumes of your favourite book characters.  I hope all the face paint, hair dye etc comes off without too much scrubbing.  Thank you for bringing in books for the Book Swap, which again was a big success.  Thanks to Mrs Jolley and Mrs Hawkes for setting it all up.  I hope you all enjoyed our drama workshop.  I thought it was great fun and it really helped us to further understand the story of Romeo and Juliet which we had already studied earlier in the week.





  6th February 2018   

Go Ride!

Today Years 5 & 6 got very muddy doing cycle training on the field as part of Go Ride.  It was really hard work, but lots of fun, even in the cold!  Watch the PE notice board in school for details of holiday courses run by Go Ride that you might be interested in doing.



If anyone is interested in courses held by British Cycling during February half term, please follow these links provided to us by Catherine who ran the Go Ride sessions in school:



Today Year 5 visited Buckingham University.  We did three activities: a scavenger hunt around the campus, a computing activity and a business challenge.  We had a great time!





We are going to have a good year - you are Upper Key Stage 2 now so you will have more responsibility and more challenges to face.  I'm sure you are all ready!!!

We have some interesting topics to study and some exciting activities to do.  Please see the Curriculum Statements for this term below.


Great Christmas jumpers today, Year 5!  What a festive bunch we looked.

Here's a picture of Santa with two helpers!!!





What a great morning we had today at Akeley enjoying shared activities with the Foundation Stage pupils.  You were all great role models helping and supporting the younger children, especially when you heard them read.  Well done!  We will certainly do it again.









Tuesday, 14th November is our Viking Day at Stowe.  Please wear warm clothes (waterproof coat) and comfortable shoes for lots of walking.  Remember to bring your packed lunch and drinks for the day.

Well done in our Remembrance Assembly today.  You had all written very movin prayers and those of you who read them out did so beautifully.


A big well done to everyone for sewing your 'curves from straight lines' today.  You showed great independence and perseverance in working through this difficult task.smiley no



Summer Term 2018 Curriculum Statements

The Meet & Greet for Year 5 parents is on Tuesday 19th September at 2.45pm. It will be lovely to see you, but don't worry if you can't make it as I have put a brief outline of what is going to be said below.


Don't forget that Wednesdays are spelling test and tables test day cool You will be given spellings and tables each Wednesday to learn ready for the next Wednesday.


Homework for Wednesday 15th November - putting the correct word into sentences.  Use a dictionary for word meanings if needed.