Year 5

  • 20 Nov 2018

    Fair testing of air resistance

      We learned about air resistance and Galileo’s theory. We planned our own investigation to explore variables that may effect air resistance. We used post it note planning to record our fair test.  

  • 20 Nov 2018

    Year 5’s Children in Need Assembly

    Today we created and performed an assembly all about the history of Children in Need. Please watch the video below of our assembly.

  • 15 Nov 2018

    Lights, camera, action!

    We explored different camera shots and angels used in film. We created our own camera shots and conveyed them using the pic collage app.

  • 15 Nov 2018

    That was a poo lesson!

    Today we explored poo from the past to discover what different civilisations ate. We found out Roman ate: olives, grapes, bread and melon; Vikings ate: mussels, bread, peas, cherries and mushrooms and Victorians ate: cheese, bread, carrots, peas, oats and cherries. We had a lot of disgusting fun!

  • 11 Nov 2018

    Enhancing safety and confidence online.

    In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]

  • 09 Nov 2018

    Remembrance Day

    Today, we remembered those who fought in the war and gave thanks for their bravery. We wrote prayers based on our thoughts and feelings. We explored Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce et decorum est’ and Jessie Pope’s poem ‘No!’ We then created black out poems using these poems. We also made agamograph artwork. Here are some […]

  • 05 Nov 2018

    Effective Characteristics of Learning Autumn Homework

    Autumn 2 Year 5 effective characteristics homework Final   Please see our homework grid above!

  • 05 Nov 2018

    Newsletter Autumn 2

    Year 5 Newsletter Autumn 2 2018-2019 Final   Please see Autumn 2’s Newsletter attached above.

  • 05 Nov 2018

    What I will need in class Autumn 2

    What do I need in class today A2 2018-2019  

  • 26 Oct 2018

    Wheel chair netball

    over the half term, we have learned many variations of netball: Hi 5, netball, islands. We also explored how people play netball with a disability. Here are some photos. We also did. Roman numeral relay for our warm up! !

  • 25 Oct 2018

    Spellings for 9.11.2018

    Spellings for 09.11.2018   1.     delicious 2.    atrocious 3.    conscious 4.    ferocious 5.    gracious 6.    luscious 7.     malicious 8.    precious 9.    spacious 10.  suspicious For help when practicing your spellings visit the spelling shed app as an activity has been set.

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Practise your mental maths on this game!


  • 21 Oct 2018

    St Anne’s CE Lydgate school song

    Follow this link to hear our school song, written and performed by our pupils.  

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Spellings for 26.10.2018

    Spellings for 26.10.2018 1.     ambitious 2.    infectious 3.    fictitious 4.     nutritious 5.     repetitious 6.    amphibious 7.    curious 8.    devious 9.    notorious 10. obvious For help when practicing your spellings visit the spelling shed app as an activity has been set.

  • 12 Oct 2018

    Spellings for 19.10.2018

    Spellings for 19.10.2018 1.  abundant 2.  brilliant 3.  constant 4.  distant 5.  dominant 6.  elegant 7.  fragrant 8.  ignorant 9.  tolerant 10.  vacant For help when practicing your spellings visit: https://hub.spellingshed.com/list/r1DUO8TbM

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Rounding rodeo

    We practised rounding by hosting our own rodeo. We rounded numbered ‘pigs’ to the nearest 10, numbered ‘snakes’ to the nearest 10,000 and gained our rounding sheriff badge.  

  • 08 Oct 2018

  • 07 Oct 2018

    Year 5 and 6 introduce Nibbles.

    Year 5 & 6 use P4C to introduce ‘Nibbles’ the class worry monster. Any issues the children have can be given to Nibbles and they will be dealt with. 

  • 05 Oct 2018

    Moving toys based on Elijah McCoy’s inventions

    We explored how Elijah McCoy invented lots of contraptions that we still use today and we created our own moving toy by following a set of instructions. Watch our videos to see our final products.  

  • 05 Oct 2018

    Spellings for 12th October

    1.     accident 2.    accidentally 3.    address 4.    answer 5.    appear 6.    arrive 7.    believe 8.    bicycle 9.    actual 10. actually For help when practising your spellings visit:    https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/26/25

  • 04 Oct 2018

    No pens day

    On no pens day, we explored a famous Victorian inventor: Elijah McCoy. We discovered how he fought through racial barriers and went on to invent 57 new products. We then created our own version of a moving toy influenced by Elijah McCoy.  

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Spellings for 5.10.2018

    1.     girls’ 2.    boys’ 3.    babies’ 4.    children’s 5.    men’s 6.    dogs’ 7.     parents’ 8.    people’s 9.    rabbits’ 10.  women’s For help when practicing your spellings visit:     https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/23/20

  • 23 Sep 2018

    Victorian Human Rights

    Please enjoy our music video about Victorian human rights.  

  • 21 Sep 2018

    Peace day

    We had a wonderful day celebrating world peace and the 70th birthday of the human rights declaration. We created our own peace tree, we discussed peace and peaceful role models (like Malala), we wrote our own prayers and poems for peace and explored human rights in the Victorian times. We created a song about human […]

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Street Child

      In English, we have been exploring the novel “Street Child”. We have used blooms questions to develop our understanding of the text and key events. We have also used drama techniques to put ourselves in the position of key characters. This week, we have used the speech sandwich to create a dialogue between two […]

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Place Value

    Since returning back to school, we have been exploring place value in year 5. We haven’t learned how to read numbers to 100 million! We have made them with concrete equipment and have ordered and compared numbers.  

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Spellings for 28.09.2018

    1.     science 2.    scene 3.    discipline 4.    fascinate 5.    crescent 6.    ascent 7.    scent 8.    descent 9.    scissors For help when practicing your spellings visit:    https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/21/18

  • 13 Sep 2018

    Spellings for 21.09.2018

    1. league 2. tongue 3. antique 4. unique 5. plague 6. dialogue 7. rogue 8. vague 9. catalogue 10. monologue For help when practicing your spellings visit:   https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/20/17

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Spellings for 14.09.2018

    1.     completion 2.    expression 3.    discussion 4.    confession 5.    admission 6.    expansion 7.    extension 8.    comprehension 9.    electrician   For help when practicing your spellings visit:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/17/13

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Newsletter Autumn 1

    Please find attached a copy of this half term’s newsletter for Year 5.   Year 5 Newsletter Autumn 1 2018-2019

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Homework For Autumn 1

    Please find attached the homework document for this half term. Year 5 Homework Autumn 1 2018-2019

  • 19 Jul 2018

    3D shapes

    Today we explored the properties and names of 3D shapes. We used spaghetti to identify the edges, marshmallows to identify vertices and recognised the faces. Here are some photos of our learning:  

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Fencing taster session

    We had the opportunity to try fencing! We loved it. Here are some photos of our session:  

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Baton Relay

    Today 4 children from Year 5 received batons from children at St Mary’s Greenfield and then ran to Springhead infants where we passed the batons on. Here are some photos of our run:  

  • 03 Jul 2018

  • 02 Jul 2018

    One week to go……Rehersals in full swing.

    keep tuned for more sneak previews.

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Sir Cumference and the knights of Angleland

    We read a maths story about angles and then took inspiration from the text as we explored angles in a maze, co ordinates and translations.

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Mexico World Cup

    We had a fantastic week exploring Mexico and celebrating the World Cup. We made PowerPoints all about Mexico; wrote a Maya myth, made Mexican huipils (blouses/dresses) for our teddies; competed in a tournament against Year 4 (Sweden); made Mexican art inspired by Coco the film; learned a song from the film and made and enjoyed […]

  • 28 Jun 2018

    Spellings for 6th July

    committee commit communication community commute communion commodity commotion commander common Please ensure that you are practicing your spellings regularly; scores are monitored and we’ve noticed a dip due to a lack of practice. The children should be aware of their spelling words as they are changed and tested weekly.  It’s imperative that spellings and spelling […]

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Spellings for 29th June

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  • 15 Jun 2018

    Spellings for 22nd June

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  • 08 Jun 2018

    Spellings 15th June 2018

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  • 08 Jun 2018

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  • 04 May 2018

    Sponsored run and bake sale

    Today year 5 ran 3km around the school yard (23 laps) in order to raise money for ‘Make a wish foundation’. It was a tiring experience but worth it since the money they have raised will improve the life of children less fortunate than ourselves. The force was with us and they managed to finish […]

  • 27 Apr 2018


    Please click on the link below for Year 5’s Homework. Year 5 Homework Summer 1  

  • 27 Apr 2018


    Please click on the link below for Summer 1 Newsletter. Year 5 Newsletter Summer 1  

  • 17 Apr 2018


    Over the past day and a half, Year 5 have been peddling up and down the roads of Lydgate. They have shown off their safety skills and have cycled their socks off! A wonderful experience on the whole. Here are some photos of our experience.

  • 15 Mar 2018

    Blast off!

    Today we went into outer space. We planned an experiment and created a chemical reaction. Our rockets shot us into space. We then explored the order and features of the different planets. We even used loo roll to measure how far from the sun each planet is.              

  • 09 Mar 2018

    Volcanoes and mountains

    Today, we explored how mountains and volcanoes are made. We used atlases to locate the world’s major mountain ranges and volcanoes.

  • 07 Mar 2018

    World book day in Year 5

    We had a fabulous day celebrating a belated world book day. Here are some photos of our fantastic costumes.

  • 27 Feb 2018

    The centre of the Earth

    We looked at how the Earth is formed and how tectonic plates create volcanos, mountains and earthquakes. We can name the different layers of the Earth and have made a model of the Earth.

  • 27 Feb 2018

    Road safety training

    We learned about how to safely cross the road and take care of ourselves whilst walking near busy roads. Here are some photos of our learning:

  • 23 Feb 2018


    Please click on the link below to see Year 5’s homework. Year 5 Homework Spring 2

  • 23 Feb 2018


    Please click on the link below for the half-term’s Newsletter. Year 5 Newsletter Spring 2

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Taekwondo taster

    Many classes had a wonderful opportunity to try taekwondo today. Here are a few photos of our experience.

  • 09 Feb 2018

    Video Editing

    In Year 5 this week, we have learned how to film a video using green screen. We then edited those videos on the green screen app and then edited them further on iMovie. Our clips are all about Jane Goodall and the work that she does to support chimpanzees. We hope you enjoy!  

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Anti-bullying music video

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  • 18 Jan 2018

    Self defence

    In karate this week, the children learned how defend themselves using four key karate moves. The children were not aiming to hurt one another, they aimed to defend themselves in karate environments. We remembered the key rules of karate: good manners and not to practise karate without a sensei. Another fantastic session with our resident […]

  • 11 Jan 2018


    Today, we had the opportunity to try karate. We worked with Sensei Mike to develop our discipline, focus and self defence. We showed good manners and promised not to practise our skills anywhere other than karate class.

  • 11 Jan 2018

    WE workshop

    We had a fantastic time with Rob from WE. WE is an organisation that promotes the importance of doing good. As a result of our work with WE, we are planning a charity event in order to support children who are not as fortunate. Here are some pictures of our workshop and our planning process […]

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Year 5 Homework

    Year 5 Homework Spring 1

  • 05 Jan 2018

    Year 5 Newsletter

    Year 5 Newsletter Spring 1

  • 14 Dec 2017

    Victorian days

    To consolidate our topic, the Victorians, Year 5 participated in two Victorian themed days. On Tuesday, the children had a murder mystery. They explored the crime and punishment of the notorious killer, Mary Ann Cotton. They were wonderful detectives and solved the case. Today, the children dressed in their Victorian outfits and had a fun […]

  • 08 Dec 2017

    Christmas Activity Day

    We had a fabulous day on Christmas activity day and produced some lovely Christmas crafts. Our classroom now looks wonderfully festive.

  • 08 Dec 2017

    Victorian doll house

    As a class, we made a Victorian doll house that’s inspired by authentic Victorian rooms. We researched Victorian rooms, explored Victorian interior designers (William Morris) and designed our own rooms. We then worked in table groups to make the rooms using a range of materials. Finally, we pieced the rooms together to create a grand […]

  • 28 Nov 2017

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Year 5 Homework Autumn 2

    Click to see Autumn 2 Homework

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