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Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.
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Term 3

Key information:


Terrm 3 PE: Outdoor PE on a Monday and intdoor PE on a Wednesday.

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Term 2

Key information:


Term 2 PE: outdoor on a Monday and indoor on a Wednesday with Bristol Sport. 

Year 5 become the teachers!

Year 5 became the teachers today by showing their parents how to make raw, fluffy cotton into thread! It was quite a challenge to explain but we produced some tiny threads to use in sewing.

Class assembly

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MIssed our class assembly? Don't worry! Here is 5BC showing explaining what we have been learning about this term.

5BC has got talent!

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Our very own Vincent impressing St Stephens has got talent!

Our rights respecting charter!

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This term, our class book is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be following the journey of Jim Jarvis through the Victorian Era and the troubles that he faces. Through this book we will be focusing on a variety of genres and linking it to our year group targets. Making links with our class book, we will be learning about the Industrial Revolution which links to our Global Goal this term- Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Year 5 learned about child labour and the fashion industry through their wow day. Firstly, we investigated clothing to see what it was made of and where it was made. We found that our clothes were made in places such as Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Vietnam, Chile and Indonesia.

We then learned what it could be like to work in a cotton mill. We tried to create thread from raw cotton and we also learned how to stitch two pieces of material together by hand- something which many people are still doing as part of their jobs.

Next, we learned that child labour was a big part of the cotton industry during the industrial revolution and sadly that is could be a dangerous and scary time to be a poor child. Furthermore, we found out that child labour still happens today in many industries and many children across the world are not having their rights met.

Finally, we talked about how we could help to stop child labour through protest, which will be our aim for this term!

Article 32:

You have the right to be protected from work that is bad for your health and education. You have the right to be paid fairly for work that you do.

Maths learning-what is mass and how do we measure it?

Year 5 have been experimenting with mass and measuring things in g and kg! We were surprised how much mass water had and were able to start estimating the mass of different objects around the room.


Gurdwara Visit:


Year 5 visited the Gudwara today! We learned so much about Sikhism and had a really interesting visit.  During this session we were comparing different places of worship for different faiths. It was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between the Church and the Gudwara. We talked about the holy book, (the Guru Granth  Sahib) saw where it was read and kept, and we even had some drinks and biscuits at the end. We were so grateful to the volunteers that showed us around! 

Term 1

Key information:

PE days for  Term 1 will be- Indoor PE on a Thursday and outdoor PE on a Tuesday.  Swimming will be on the days indicated on the letter which was given out at the end of last term. 

Year 5 Life Cycles


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NSPCC Class assembly

Year 5 listened to a second NSPCC assembly today. We discussed the different types of abuse and bullying that children experience and talked about safe and unsafe secrets. It was good finding out that there are lots of trusted adults in school and in the community that we can talk to if there are any unsafe secrets! 

Rainforest Art

Year 5 place value maths.

Year 5 are taking charge of our school!

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This term we will be immersing ourselves into our Power of Reading text The Explorer. We will be following the journey of Fred and his new friends as they travel through the Amazon Rainforest. Through this text, we will be recapping on our learning from Year 4 and learning some new skills such as manipulating clauses and developing noun phrase within our creative writing. In addition to this, will be learning about Amazonian animals and how the impact of climate change has affected the rainforest and their habitat.