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Welcome to year 5!

Welcome to the Year 5 page. Here you'll find lots of essential information like spelling lists, links to learning websites and reminders for trips and special days. 

Year 5 Big Sing!

Year 5  worked incredibly hard over several weeks on a project called the Big Sing. We learnt songs from a variety of genres (some were quite challenging!) and gave a fantastic performance to the Year 5 parents. Well done to all pupils who took part - the harmonies were impressive and the songs sounded great!
A video is being put together of all the schools who took part in the Big Sing, performing 'Sing' by Gary Barlow. We will share this online once it is finished, but in the meantime, here is an audio clip from one of our rehearsals.

Year 5 performing 'Sing' during a rehearsal.

French Postcards 
This term in French lessons Upper Band have been learning all about holidays. 5KW have written some postcards in French, imagining that they have visited different countries, played sports and seen lots of different animals (even unicorns!).
Here are a few websites that we have used to help us with our French.   -  French videos, games and songs - This can also be downloaded as a free app and tracks individual progress.


Thai Penpals

At the start of last term, Jay Class all wrote letters to children at Wiparat School in Thailand, a school that Miss Wallbridge taught at several years ago. Jay Class learnt all about life in Thailand and the differences there are between the two schools. The children at Wiparat all learn English and are really excited at the prospect of having English penpals. The school has received our letters but as they are currently on a two month holiday, we will have to wait a while for them to reply! 

Science trip to Unit DX and the Engine Shed

Year 5 have had an amazing time at Unit DX and the Engine Shed and we even made the news! Have a read all about our visit by following this link.

Spellings for term 4

Spellings Strategies

Some great ideas for helping your child to learn their spellings...

M Shed Trip

On the 27th September all year 5 children visited the M Shed museum as part of our term one topic: WW2.  We all had a great time learning about Bristol during World War two. Children arrived at school dressed as evacuees which really helped us to picture life as a child in WW2. After a short coach journey the children participated in a group workshop learning about rationing, the blitz, evacuees and the home guard. We were able to look at real artefacts and how they were used during the war. After the workshop, children were able to visit different parts of the museum such as The Bristol Places gallery which focuses on the physical and dynamic city – the ways that people have shaped and experienced it and continue to do so. They were also able to go into the The Bristol People gallery which explores activities past and present that make Bristol what it is – creating, trading, challenging and celebrating. 


Here is the spelling list for Term 1. Each new spelling pattern will be introduced on a Tuesday, practiced throughout the week and tested on the following Monday. Don't forget the statutory words which don't always fit the patterns, but you do need to know them.