Year 5

Buggy Makers!

Year 5 have started making buggies as part of their DT sessions this week. The children are busy squeezing in Christmas rehearsals along with their DT sessions, but we hope to have them completed by the end of term!! The children have investigated, created a product specification and completed a final design in order to begin the making progress this week. We will continue to post photos of the making process as the children near the end in completing their own motorised buggy!

Basketball Allstars!

The children continued to build upon the skills they have been learning during our basketball sessions this week. They have gradually put sequences of skills together including chest passes, pivots, dribbling and, of course, shooting! Despite the cold, the children have shown real effort and desire to learn and work as a team during what is a face-paced game. It has been great to see the support the children have given each other and this is sure to continue until the end of term!

Theseus and the Minotaur

In a week where we have been focusing on myths, legends and fables, Year 5 found themselves in the shoes of Theseus and the Minotaur in our literacy sessions. We compared a range of myths in our new writing genre focus and felt there was no better myth than this one to get our drama skills flowing as well as linking it to our current theme of ‘Ancient Heroes’. The children did a brilliant job of empathising with the characters and loved the opportunity to perform in front of their classmates!


Year 5 pulley it out the bag!

The children in Year 5 have been investigating pulleys in science this week. We have been able to measure the weight of an item in newtons before then testing how the use of pulleys can change the force created on the newton meter. The children tested the weight of an item using a 1, 2 and 3 pulley system and found that the more pulleys used, the easier to lift the heavy item. The children did a great job in explaining how the weight of the object was shared between the pulleys, making it easier to lift.

Numeracy Testers!

This week has seen a ‘step up’ in our numeracy work as we have started to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. We found this skill tricky to begin with but have persevered really well over the week and we are now understanding the reasons behind our workings. Our zero place value holder is crucial when using the long multiplication method for multiplying 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Year 5- get explaining to those parents of yours what it’s all about and how to complete long multiplication!

Rocket Science!

As part of our Science Week in school, Year 5 took part in an investigation to make miniature rockets! The experiment involved using a film canister, water, wire and half a soluble tablet. A chemical reaction between the tablet and water causes the rocket to be propelled forwards. Our task was to design the most aerodynamic rocket in an attempt to finish the furthest along the wire line. The children went through the design and make stage before finally testing their rockets out! We had a great time making them. We were also fortunate enough to take part in a workshop by ‘Fizz Pop Science’ in our school hall where we used a range of materials in order to create sherbet to eat! We had a really enjoyable Science Week!

Planetarium, Greenwich

This week Year 5 made the long trip to Greenwich to visit the Royal Observatory and Planetarium. We had a great day finding out about people first recorded time and the mechanisms they used. We also viewed a show called ‘Universe On Your Doorstep’ inside the planetarium which was a fascinating insight into our place within our solar system, galaxy and the entire universe. It was a mind-boggling experience which has left us all with some interesting facts to tell our families and friends. We were also able to stand with one foot either side of the meridian line which separates east from west! The Year 5 staff would love to thank the parent helpers which attended our trip- we very much appreciate your help and time!

Literacy Freeze Frames!

In our Literacy sessions this week, we have bee looking at the text ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick. We have discussed the story line and have looked in-depth at the characters involved- specifically their thoughts and feelings based on the events that happen. We tried to put ourselves in the shoes of these characters through freeze framing to show their emotions. Here are a selection of the Year 5’s brilliant role play sequences!

The Solar System!

In Year 5 this week, we have continued our theme of ‘Space Invaders’. We have delved deep into our planet, sun and moon and have also focused on our solar system as a whole. An activity we completed involved looking at the sheer scale of the distances between the planets in our solar system. We used toilet rolls to convert these distances on to our playground- a lot of us were left speechless at the distances involved. We are enjoying our theme and continued to be amazed by the facts we are finding out!

 Year 5 2017/18

Year 5 this year will consist of Mrs Lee and Mr Brickwood in Amber Class and Mr Stuart in Bronze Class. Miss Dallen will be our shared TA. We can’t wait for an amazing year together and we are really looking forward to learning so many new things throughout all of our subjects!


Sports Day

A success! The year 5’s enjoyed their time competing in athletics and running races on the field!

For Healthy Week, year 5 got to participate in a cooking show !!


Year 5 Archery & Fencing session!


On Monday the year 5’s participated in a taster session of Archery and Fencing where they truly enjoyed themselves! Pictures attached below!


Bronze class’s Bake-off fundraiser for Starlight was a success! 160 pounds were raised!

Pictures below of the Bake-off that the children orchestrated involving the whole school! Children were able to watch as well as judge the goods that were created!

Bronze Class Fundraiser for Starlight!

On Tuesday the 23rd of May, Bronze class will be holding a bake-off in front of those who have paid 1 pound to watch them in order to raise funds for their chosen charity, Starlight. Starlight grants wishes for terminally ill children and keeps them entertained whilst in hospital. Bronze class have felt passionately about this and wanted to raise money to fund a sick child’s dream.

Come watch our Bakeoff after breaktime (10:45-12:00)

Amber Class Fair

Thursday 18th afterschool!!

Bring lots of change to purchase drinks, wooden crafts, and the bring and buy stall full of toys and books!

Year 5 trip to London Zoo

Monday 22nd May 2017

Dear Parents,

As part of our Rainforests theme, we have arranged a trip to London Zoo. There are many areas that are relevant to our theme such as The Reptile House, Butterfly Paradise, and the Rainforest section. The trip will be of huge benefit to the children’s learning and great fun.

We will be travelling to the zoo by coach. We will be leaving at 9.00am and hope to be back at Abbey by 3.15pm. Please ensure your child is in school at 8.30am on the day of the trip.

As we will be out for the day, your child will need suitable footwear, a packed lunch (no yogurts or glass bottles please) and a raincoat as we will be outdoors for most of the day. We suggest that lunches are packed in plastic bags so they can be disposed of after lunch. Children will need to be in full school uniform and will not require any spending money.


For this trip to go ahead we need to ensure we can pay for both the coach and discounted entrance fee. Therefore we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £16.


We are now asking parents to pay via Parent Pay and a letter will be sent home with your child. The payment can either be made online or with cash through local shops that have a Pay Point. If you are paying on line you will see the payment item is already there awaiting payment. If you’re paying cash through Pay Point you will need to take the Parent Pay letter and use the bar code at the bottom of the page. Please be aware the bar code is dedicated to this trip alone and should not be made for any other payment item. PLEASE NOTE THE OFFICE WILL NOT TAKE CASH PAYMENT. By making this payment you are giving consent for your child to attend. We should like to thank you in advance for your support in taking this forward.


Thank you

Miss Thompson, Mrs Davies & Ms Berardi

For international week, Year 5 Bronze class was given the country of Poland to learn about. The children created travel brochures, taste tested some Polish food, and learnt how to draw Polish embroidery patterns.The children particularly enjoyed making Polish Pajaki’s for Easter. Some are featured below.

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Year 5’s have continued to write poetry on famous paintings. They have focused on using personification & similes. Here are some below:

The crunchiness of the leaves. The sun reflecting off the water as if it was looking into a mirror. The wind whistled as the trees danced. The people were visiting. The buildings were still and steady like a tall statue. The benches screamed when children sat on them.

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The sky as black as space. People are eating at the cafe. The stars are dancing on a peaceful evening.

  • Written by James

The sun was like scorching fire. The water was a giant mirror. The green trees waved at you. The boat sped as fast as a plane. The trees were also giant umbrellas. People were as a loud as a disco. Grass was a blanket as people laid on it.

  • Written by Leo

The Year 5’s have spent a week learning about poetry and one particular poem they have been focusing on is called The Magic of the Brain. They have recreated the poem focusing on the brilliance of their “senses”. Some poems are featured here:

Such a sight I saw. The glimmering lanterns.The view of the spectacular mountains with deep waters and fresh leaves. Such a sight I saw.

Such a sound I heard. The peaceful sound of the water. The twitching of the hidden creatures. The showering of the water as it falls into the lake from the motor of the boats. Such a sound I heard.

  • Written by Doussou

Such a sight I saw. The glimmering river that reflects off the beaming and colorful lanterns. It makes me relax and imagine. Such a sight I saw. 

Such a sound I heard. The twittering of the birds flying. The breezing wind that makes me joyful. Such a sound I heard.

  • Written by Louis

Such a sight I saw. A landscape of hills and faraway seas. Butterflies flying to its pollen. It melts my heart to see the children smiling. Such a sight I saw. 

Such a touch I felt. The rough bricks that built those houses. The calm, cold water which touches my hand. I feel alive. I feel relaxed. Such a touch I felt. 

  • Written by Zuzanna

Such a sound I heard. The faint hissing of the water snakes. Fire echoing in the patterned cages. The water glistening in the moonlight. Such a sound I heard. 

Such a sight I saw. The ever-green trees. Bright colored houses tipped on the hill. Boats ready to take off through the clear water. Such a sight I saw. 

  • Written by Bo

Such a sight I saw. An immense old fashioned monument with peach colors and hollow inside. It filled me glorious pride. Such a sight I saw.

Such a sound I heard. A deafening sound roaring like a furious lion. It was revving the engine noisily when its active. Screeching annoyingly. Such a sound I heard. 

  • Written by Leo

Check out our amazing writers of the week


Well done Alfie for comparing Brazil and Poland during International Week. 


Lacey wrote a brilliant poem about light. Well done.


Well done Frankie for always doing your next steps and working hard to improve your work.  


Well done Kaysie for working hard to improve your writing. 


We started our ‘Rainforest’ theme this term and Sukaina and Hannah made a great persuasive poster as to why the rainforests are important. 


During art week we have looked at Guernica and Leo wrote a brilliant poem based on the Spanish Civil War. 



Nathaniel has written a fantastic Viking legend using brilliant vocabulary. 


Well done Daniella for writing a great Viking legend.  


Bronze: Julia wrote a brilliant opening to her Viking legend.  


Bronze: well done to Shae for using parenthesis in his writing.


Bronze: Amazing writing from Micah. Well done for using a range of sentence starters as well as pronouns.


Amber: Well Done to Harry for using accurate speech punctuation in his writing. 

Bronze: Well done to Deanna for using inverted commas and adverbs to show direct speech.

Week 7

Well done to Joseph and Thiinthamil for great writing during interventions.

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Such great writing Eden. A fantastic adventure story.


Week 5

Well done to Hallie for using great descriptions in her build up.  

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Amazing Amy is the first to get her handwriting pen in Bronze class.

Week 3

Well done Joseph for writing great facts about Jupiter. You have learnt so much.

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Kathrine for using expanded sentences when writing about Jupiter 

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Ronnie for writing a diary entry for our book Into The Forest. 


Welcome to Year 5 2015-2016

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Throughout the year we will be posting pictures, information and we will be sharing some of the fantastic work the children do. 

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Solar Eclipse!

We had a very exciting morning learning about the solar eclipse, even though we couldn’t see it because it was so cloudy! 

We measured the light levels, using a data logger, and predicted how dark it would be at 9.30 when it would be 85% darkness. We found out that it was in fact darker at around 9.15am with the data logger measuring 90 lux compared to the 2900 lux at 8.45am. IMG_3107[1]



Waste Week

This week has been Waste Week and the children have been learning about the ‘Rubbish Journey’. We have learnt about where different types of rubbish go and why it is important for our planet that we recycle and put rubbish into the correct bin. We then each took a pledge that we would try to achieve. Have a look at some below.





Writer of the week

We have been learning about explanation texts this week and Tahrim wrote a fantastic explanation text about ‘How The Eye Works’. Have a read below. Well done Tahrim. 


World Book Day 2015! 

Check out the amazing costumes that Year 5 pupils wore along with their favourite books! Great effort







Writer of the week

Tuba has loved learning about poetry over the last two weeks and has started to write some brilliant poems at home as well as school. For this reason, Tuba is Bronze classes writer of the week. Have a read of her brilliant poems below. 



 Writer of the week

Well done to Sameer for being Bronze class writer of the week. Sameer wrote a brilliant poem about light using many different poetry features. Have a read below.





Snow is falling!

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What a great week! 

Well done to Ana, Laaibah and Jazmin for having a great week. Ana produced some great writing this week, focusing on persuasive writing, where she wrote about a trip to Jamaica. Laaibah brought in a football award from home which was great to see and Jazmin won the lunchtime award for being polite and helpful all week. Well done girls! 

Why not read Ana’s amazing writing:


IMG_0537Congratulations to the girls of Bronze Class for a great week!  

Around the World

This term we have been learning about ‘Around the World’. Winusa from Bronze class has written a short description about what we have been doing.

‘In Around the World we have been learning about loads of different countries and making posters,leaflets about our chosen country. All the children in our class have been doing African dance routines to show the teacher and the rest of the class.Some of the children brought in some items from around the world to show and tell. Every student worked hard together.’ Winusa


Christmas Concert

This year we will be performing a Christmas concert on Wednesday 17th December. To practise at home, please find the links to the lyric videos below. 

Shakin Stevens, Snow Is Falling –

Wizard, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday –

Lily Allen, Somewhere Only We Know –  

Armistice Day – 11th  November 

Today we marked the 100th anniversary of World War I by spending the day learning more about what occurred during the years of 1914-1918.IMG_2892

At 11 am we marked our respect to those that have fallen for our country by holding a two minute silence.

We have learnt how and why WWI began through drama.We then learnt about one of the worst battles in military history, The Battle of the Somme. We also used art to create silhouette pictures, showing the destruction that was caused on the front line. 


During the day in Bronze class, Ashleigh and Ana wrote a poem each about WWI.


by Ashleigh

The World War was depressing and sad,

But when we remember it, it makes us glad.

For all those people who fought at the time,

We bring peace and a little rhyme.

The mighty soldiers who climbed over the net,

Were very tired by sunset.

There might be a guy called Pete,

And hopefully he doesn’t lose his feet.

We lay 1000 poppies,

But it’s never enough to say sorry.


by Ana

World War One was not that fun,

Oh so terrible for everyone!

Bravely fighting for us,

There might’ve been a guy called Russ!

And that guy who went into No-man’s-land,

Luckily, he didn’t lose his hand!

And with no cars or even vans,

They managed to saved our sacred land!

Writers of the week

Well done to Hollie and Yousef for writing great descriptive letters, describing Camp Green Lake from our story, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.


Hollie’s brilliant letter!


Yousef has used brilliant adjectives in his writing. Well done.

Trip to The Royal Observatory – Greenwich. 

We are pleased to be going on our first trip of the year on Friday 19th September. We will be going to learn all about space at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. We have already begun to learn about space but this will be an opportunity for us all to learn from the experts. Make sure that you come with your packed lunch, a coat if it looks like it will rain, comfortable footwear and some amazing questions to ask the staff. 

Welcome back Year 5

All of the staff in Year 5 are really excited for the year! We have some amazing themes throughout the year, starting with ‘Our Place In Space’. We hope that you had a fantastic summer and that you are are ready for a brilliant year.

Victorious Viking Projects!

Once more, the standard of projects was really high and as always, we wanted to share the children’s (and parent’s!) efforts with you! Thank you to all those who contributed! Enjoy…

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Viking Day!

On Thursday 8th May, Year 5 had Viking Day. We were incredibly lucky to have ‘The Viking Lady’ come in and spend the day with us. We learnt so many fascinating facts, not to mention we had loads of fun! We learnt about the weapons they used, how they fought, what they believed etc. We had a hilarious time acting out a Viking story – with some incredible performances put on by some of our brilliant Year 5s! So many children made an effort to look Viking-esque! Thank you parents for all your help – it is much appreciated! Take a look at some of the pictures from the day:

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Trip to London Zoo!

On Thursday 24th April 2014, Year 5 ventured up to London to go to London Zoo! We were all incredibly excited as we’ve been loving our Rainforest theme and learning about the various animals. It was especially exciting to think that we’d be seeing many of the animals we’d been researching and learning about – and we were not disappointed! As with all trips, the day zoomed past in a flash and the children were incredibly well-behaved and enthusiastic. In order to see everything, we had to walk round the zoo at quite a pace but the children were amazing! Some of the animals we were fortunate enough to see were tigers (including baby cubs), lions, gorillas, hippos, giraffes, penguins, monkeys, blue macaws, snakes, spiders and many more! We got to experience what it was truly like to be in a rainforest when we went through the butterfly sanctuary – it was hot, humid, sticky and wet… not to mention it was accompanied by some ‘interesting’ smells to say the least! We had an absolutely fantastic time and we know the children did too! Take a look at our action packed day:

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Rainforest Projects!

In Year 5, we are currently thoroughly immersed in our Rainforest topic and we are loving every minute of it! It therefore came as no surprise that these projects were ‘the’ ones that both us, as teachers, and the children were particularly excited about and inspired for. As always, we were overwhelmed by the children’s hard work… simply take a look at the impressive masterpieces for yourselves. Enjoy!

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DT Day!

On Friday 4th April, Year 5 had their DT which simply involved the task of making a bag. We looked at the various ways bags are carried, we identified their individual purposes and looked in particular at their appearance and style. The children had free reign to design and make the bag however they wished; they chose the size, style, colour, appearance… everything! We have to say, for such an ‘ordinary’ task, our fabulous children came up with some pretty EXTRAordinary final designs. Check them out!

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‘Around the World’ Projects

Once again, we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the incredible standard of projects that our children produced this week. Our most recent topic was ‘Around the World’ and we particularly focused on the continent of Asia. Take a look at the fabulous projects our children gave in – we’re sure you’ll be as impressed as we were. Thank you so much to all parents, grandparents, carers who helped with their time and resources to get these projects together. We truly appreciate it!

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Can you guess which Asian country each project is based on?

Baking Bread

As part of our ‘Around the World’ theme, we have been tasting and baking bread this week.  We tasted a variety of breads from different countries on Monday and then designed our own bread.  Some of us brought in a ‘special ingredient’ from home to make our bread even tastier!


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Greek Day

We all had a great time on Greek Day.  We tasted a variety of food, both sweet and savory, from Greece and the surrounding area; we designed our own Greek dramatic  masks portraying either tragic or comic characters and we created our own Greek gods.  The togas weren’t very practical in the playground however!


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We also had super fun making some very attractive masks for theatre – either tragedy or comedy. Can you work out which type of play each mask would be used for?

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Science Experiments

We had great fun and learnt a lot about how changes in temperature effect the state of a material during our science experiments.



 Mufti Day – Friday 8th

Today, many of our children dressed up as their favourite famous characters. Some of them made such a terrific effort and looked absolutely fantastic! Take a sneak peek at their proud efforts:

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Doctor Brown from ‘Back to the Future’

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Greg from ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’

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Batman (or should I say ‘Batgirl’)

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Alice in Wonderland

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Pranker from Top Pranks

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Peter Cech aka. Chelsea goalie

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Cleopatra from ‘Horrible Histories’

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Wicked Witch of the West

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The Warden from ‘Holes’

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Oliver Twist

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A Vampire

Out of this World Projects!

Oh my goodness me! I cannot tell you how impressed I am with my children and their incredible projects! Bronze Class went above and beyond all my expectations – and they were already very high! I am so proud, impressed, thrilled, ecstatic (and about 5000 x more adjectives to come)! I just had to share these projects with you – they truly are incredible! Thank you so much to every parent that helped their children and spent time (and money!) on these fabulous creations! You are so appreciated! Enjoy browsing! Miss D x

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Well done Amber class for such amazing Out of This World projects! You have all made such brilliant effort and spent so much time in producing magnificent work. Big thank you to all the parents!! Mr Gattey

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Planetarium Trip

Year 5 had a brilliant day at the Greenwich Observatory.  We took part in a fascinating workshop, visited the galleries and then we were taken in to space in our Planetarium show.  We learnt so much but were left exhausted on our return.  We can’t wait for our next trip.

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Theseus & the Minotaur

We are learning about Theseus and the Minotaur. The Minotaur is very boisterous. We are finding him fascinating and amusing! The deadly Minotaur, who smells stale like a damp rotten corpse, has red gloomy eyes that sparkle in the night. Although Theseus is courageous, he can be as sly as a curious crocodile about to pounce on you. The Minotaur is a cruel, vile creature. He is half man and half bull. We have been miming and pausing for a threatening pose like the Minotaur in our Literacy lessons. I absolutely love this myth!

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After half term, we started learning about the myth ‘Theseus & the Minotaur’. The children have lapped up every word of this story and we are thoroughly enjoying it, which is evident in the incredible work they’ve produced. As part of our grammar lessons, we have been focusing on using commas in our sentences, particularly to separate clauses. Many of our children are now using an embedded clause – be sure to ask them what one is! Take a look at some of our fabulous Minotaur miming – the children really got into their roles, as you can see! I’ve also included a snippet of some of their incredible writing. I’m sure you’ll agree that their work in fantastic. I am so, so proud of all of them!

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As the Minotaur was approaching his flesh, his bloodthirsty teeth were razor sharp. The mighty Minotaur has bony horns, heart full of bubbling acid and dripping with saliva. While a human was coming, the Minotaur was ready with his teeth. The Minotaur, that stinks like sour milk, charged to the steel walls. As the Minotaur lurked through the maze, he had a foul smell on his rough hair. The Minotaur came sneaking in with a mouth full of vile saliva, strong horns and razor sharp teeth. By Eun Ah

The Minotaur, who was a vile and cruel beast, eats the flesh of the brave men who fail their quest to defeat the Minotaur. Although he kills his enemy, it kills them as slowly as it can. The Minotaur is a foul beast with a foul smell of sour milk and two thick, bony horns. The brave, courageous men who enter his disgusting domain scurry along like rats in search for the creature. The Minotaur, who has incredible strength, attacks with deadly strikes. By Nathaniel

As the Minotaur stomped around, he stared with his cruel, red beady eyes. While he ate his delicious prey, he smelt like rotten corpses. The Minotaur, who never had a bath, had thick wiry hair. As the Minotaur’s aggressive behaviour grew, his impatient heart was bloodthirsty! By Rhea

The Minotaur, who had bulky hooves, had thick fur, bony horns like steel and repulsive drips of saliva oozing out of his vile mouth. His teeth are blades! A hideous pongy scent hangs around him, which smelt like a dead corpse. Everybody abhors him! Nobody dares enter his domain. He has red beaming eyes that sharply face its prey. Every thud is as ear-splitting as an asteroid smiting Earth. The Minotaur, who has a heart of stone, quickly emerged toward his prey. His bulky hooves stomped as he took wide strides whilst stampeding. By Ibrahim

The fierce Minotaur, who has extremely stale breath, is a rapacious beast who approaches toward his victim. Because he is as heavy as a large boulder, Theseus will not spend his life being a rotten damp corpse. The Minotaur has red gloomy eyes, razor sharp teeth and long pointed horns – a tremendous weapon just like miraculous signs. The Minotaur, who bellows each time he snaps on his prey, is spiteful and has a heart full of anger. He is as loud as a growling bear waiting for his meat. By Carlo

As the Minotaur lurks through the maze, he carries the bones from his last victim. The Minotaur, who is foul-smelling, can be smelt throughout the horrific maze. As the Minotaur pulls out his wiry hair, he punches the walls. The Minotaur has a heart of bubbling acid. The Minotaur’s pointy hair is as long as a stick. As you walk through the maze, you can hear the horrific growling. The Minotaur’s breath smells like rotting corpses. The Minotaur, who is very cruel, can pick you up with his razor sharp horns. There is blood dripping out of his mouth like a river. By Millie

The ferocious Minotaur, whose hooves were like steel, was as strong as a ton. As the Minotaur was shouting, Theseus was walking into the dizzy maze. While the marvellous Minotaur was looking for flesh, Theseus was walking in and the Minotaur was stomping like elephants. The Minotaur had red beady eyes, sharp pointed horns and a heart full of poisonous acid. By Fatima

 The Minotaur, who is a mean beast, smells like sour milk. Because he is massive, he creates a large thud on the cold, repulsive floor. The Minotaur is a cold-hearted, freaky beast. Although people try to kill him, he still eats their flesh. The Minotaur, who should be killed, is invincible and reeks of mouldy flesh. By Alfie

The devil-like Minotaur is not someone you want to mess with. He has fiery crimson eyes that glow like sparkles in the velvet night sky. He is a boisterous beast with a heart full of bubbling acid. Even though he doesn’t look it, the terrifying creature is sly and immensely clever. When the victims, who shudder at the sight of the nightmarish corpse, turn a dark corner of the puzzling labyrinth, the Minotaur jumps out for a snack. He has knife-like claws and steel-like horns that he uses to tear his helpless victims apart. The Minotaur is an evil monster that has a soul possessed by the devil. His glinting, saliva-covered teeth are coated in dark, crimson blood. His body is covered in long, wiry hairs that feel like hedgehog prickles. By Emma

The deafening Minotaur, who has beaming and glowing red eyes, struggled to breathe. Theseus, who lurked over the beastly Minotaur, was very joyful that the Minotaur was just a corpse. The Minotaur is repulsive, beastly and his hooves are as hard as a brick wall. He demolishes young warriors. The Minotaur, who makes the warriors shiver with fear, has a heart of ice as cold as an iceberg. The Minotaur has dishevelled hair all over his wiry body. The Minotaur is aggressive like an elephant charging! He has dripping, vile saliva down his hairy, rough chest. By Nicole

Marvellous Murals

As part of our fabulous Space theme, we created our own mural of the planets using printing tiles. Firstly, we researched our planets in detail and then designed our own printing tiles. Once we had made them out of polystyrene, we painted them and then used them to print onto our Solar System canvas (that we’d previously painted black) to create our final product! Take a look at our hard work. We are thrilled with how they turned out!

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As you will notice, there are only 8 planets… do you know why?

Cheeky Chicks Visit Year 5!

This week, we absolutely loved meeting our resident chicks (the feathered variety!) of Abbey Primary. Everyone loved meeting them and having a hold. We established very quickly that the chicks had quite nervous personalities – and made sure that we knew about it with their shrill sounds! Once we’d mastered a quieter noise level amidst our excitement, the chicks soon settled very quickly and some children even nearly got their chicks to sleep! We clearly have some budding vets and farmers on our hands!


As you can see, some of us were a little more unsure…


In our Maths lesson, Year 5 were given the challenge of designing their very own ‘Chick Challenge’! Their brief was simply that and they could do with it as they wished, making the game interactive, inventive and… of course… mathematical! Each group worked brilliantly and all came up with completely different, yet equally fantastic, ideas.

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And here are our finished products:

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Over the Summer Holidays, Year 5 were incredibly busy. They made a fabulous effort putting together some terrific ‘All About Me’ projects. Take a look at some of the fabulous creations they made:

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Year 5 Trip to the National Gallery

The National Gallery

Excited to be in London

Sunshine at Nelsons Column

Big smiles

Looking forward to all the famous art we are going to see.

Nelsons Column

Year 5 had a great day out in London yesterday. They visited the National Gallery and saw some very famous artworks. As there are no cameras allowed inside the gallery, we had loads of fun taking pictures around Trafalgar Square. The children loved the art they saw and learnt some very interesting facts. Each class went on a guided tour and looked at 3 different paintings in detail. It was a trip enjoyed by everyone.

International Week in Bronze Class

The Netherlands 

The colours of the Dutch flag

We have been having great fun in Bronze class learning all about the Netherlands.


Orange is their official colour!

researching clogs

Researching Clogs


Clogs from Holland

Making Tulips

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Our finished tulips. Beautiful Tulips Tulips


Trip to London Zoo

London Zoo

Year 5 had an amazing trip to London Zoo! They saw so many animals!

My favourite bit was when we saw the tiger, who was hiding between the trees.  Bronze Class

Visiting the Gorrilas

I really enjoyed the monkeys when they were running around and I liked going into the rainforest bit. Charlotte

Can you see them?

I loved the butterfly paradise because we were just standing there and they were flying around us. Becky

Where is the tiger?

It was amazing! We actually went to see rainforest animals but we saw other animals too. My favourite part was seeing the nocturnal animals. Dhanush  

Out in the Outback

My favourite animals were the penguins because you could see them swim in the water. Theo

Catching a ride

I most enjoyed the monkeys because they could roam free and  at one stage we thought one was going to jump on us. Hermione

Look behind you!


My favourite animals were the gorillas, penguins, tigers, lion and the komodo dragon. Haris


I liked the Zoo trip because we saw some really scary and wild animals. Ghene

Rainforest facts

It was brilliant! Michelle

Do we measure up? Look over there A movie star

swimming time

I liked it when the penguins were swimming. Abdullah

African friends


Viking Day


We found out about weapons like the great spear, swords, axes and more. Adam

What I liked about today was when the lady came in and showed us how vikings lived. She bought in real weapons and passed them around. Hermione

I also liked feeling the horns and bones because they felt really weird. Becky

Today was awesome. We also took part in a play. They lady who taught us all about Viking was incredibly awesome. She picked some pupils to come up and be different roles. Dhanush

I really enjoyed viking day because I got to take part in a fun pretend court, viking style. Unfortunately me and my defence team lost and my friend, Ellie, got executed. Baasma

Viking woman wear aprons on top on their dresses. Ellie

My favourite part was when the lady said Miss Anderson was not dressed up. So the dressed her in a special dress with jewellery. Jenani

I liked it when she showed us how heavy the armour was and it weighs about the same as a Year 3 child. Millie

I liked passing the sword the most. Abdullah

I most enjoyed the sheild fight. We could scream and shout and shout ‘Sheild war!’ Junrong

I really loved the part when we got to take part in a Viking play, as well as watching other people do the play. Also, I enjoyed feeling all the different weapons and animal skins what the Vikings used. Michelle

I mostly liked it when the lady told us the story of Thor getting his hammer. It was very funny when Charlie, Marny and Muzaffer had to act it out. Gintare

The play had to be acted out by some children. The play was about how Thor got his hammer. Sophie

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Mr Gattey

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Making Viking Longships

Year 5 had  so much fun learning about the Vikings! They got to design and make their own Longships.        longships

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Waste Week in Year 5

Our scrap paper draw in action

We have been learning lots about ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ this week in Waste Week. Year 5 are excellent at recycling their paper but this week they have been focusing on reusing the paper they use first. Bronze Class have a scrap paper draw to keep all their used paper. When both sides of a sheet have been used then they will recycle.


We Love Reading Books!

Denis the menace and Oompa-Loompa Matilda Skulduggery Harry Potter

Wow! Year 5 pulled out all the stops when dressing up to celebrate World Book day! It was so great to see Little Red Riding Hood with her basket of muffins, Horrid Henry, Harry Potter and friends, Pirates, Roald Dahl’s characters, Funny Bones and so many more! Well done Year 5. I loved seeing the characters and books that you have loved reading!


Baking Bread

Yr 5s bread

Year 5 had great fun baking bread from scratch! They tasted different breads from around the world and then designed their own bread. It was a delicious project!

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Poems to be Spoken Loudly

We looked at Pie Corbett Poem ‘A poem to be spoken quietly’ and came up with our own poems.

A Poem to be Spoken Loudly

It was so booming that I heard

The children in hall

Singing to the music

It was so deafening that I heard

The fire alarm

As loud as a jet engine

It was so noisy that I heard

Angry rhinos

Running in the corridors

It was so piercing that I heard

Children on the playground

As loud as roars of hungry lions

It was so blaring that I heard

The football match

As loud fireworks

 By Gintare

A Poem to be Spoken Loudly

It was so noisy that I heard

Charging Rhino

Stamping down the corridor

It was so shrill that I heard

On off-key being sung

By the children in singing assembly

It was so deafening that I heard

Brazilian drums

Being bashed by the children in the hall

It was so piercing that I heard

The fire alarm ring

Like there is a gigantic fire in the kitchen

It was so blaring that I heard

Hundreds of children singing

Along to the loud song in the player in the school hall

By: Ellie

 A Poem to be Spoken Loudly

It was so deafening that I heard

Children screaming

Like I was in the Olympic stadium…

It was so noisy that I heard

A pride of hungry lions roaring

While playing football…

It was so shrill that I heard

Children in assembly

Like they were screaming…

It was so booming that I heard

Year 4 drumming

Like rush hour in London…

It was so loud that I hard

The fie bell ring

Like 100 machine guns firing…

It was so ear-piercing that I heard

Miss Anderson screaming

Like 100 fireworks going off.

 By Theo


Trip to the Planetarium

On Monday Bronze and Amber got on a coach, which was heading for the planetarium. The planetarium is a place where you learn about planets. When we got there we watched a show about the planets. There were lots of interesting facts. Did you know that 1.3 million earths can fit in the sun?  Jenny

We sat in a cinema but the screen was on the ceiling. We learnt  a lot of facts like Pluto being a dwarf planet.  Charlotte

It was fabulous. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is big. We saw and learnt about mars, the moon and Saturn. It was like we were landing on the planets. It was great. I also learnt about the phases of the moon. Dhanush.

I was bursting with excitement. We watched a show called Meet the neighbours. That was the best part. Haris

I enjoyed the planetarium because I learnt a bit more about the planets, especially Saturn because I did not know that the rings were made out of ice and rocks.  Muzaffer

The Planetarium was amazing. I was blown away by the planetarium show Meet the Neighbours.   Kai

I liked the workshop because it had a special machine which showed us how the earth rotates. Millie


Welcome to Amber and Bronze!

Welcome back to this new academic year! We have great things to look forward to this year. In theme we are learning about Space and have a great trip planned to the planetarium soon! We have really been enjoying our class novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and can’t wait to see how it ends. More posts will following soon, showing you all what we are up to. Stay tuned!


Budding Andy Warhol’s!

Year 5 have been working hard to re-create Andy Warhol master pieces! We have studied the work of both Warhol and Monet in class, compared their work and viewed their most famous pieces. Our new theme topic is called ‘They See The World Like This’. The children have studied a range of techniques to use when creating a piece of Andy Warhol style Pop Art. They were able to take their own photo, edit it using geryscale and print to create a base for their work. The final touches were using a variety of methods to create our bright, bold colours on our pieces of art. Photos to follow!!

Egg-citing times for Year 5!! 

To finish off our interesting theme of ‘Our Place in Space’, the children carried out an experiment in class to test air resistance and to help us understand gravity better. Their task was to design an object which would be able to transport an egg, dropped from our classroom window, to land on the playground without breaking! 

The children were able design and make their object, before doing the best bit- testing it! Many of the children succeeded in creating a lot of air resistance which enabled their egg to land without breaking. Some children though were left with egg on their face!!




Our Viking Day

During our theme on Vikings, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a Viking day where a special guest came into school for the day to talk about all things Viking! Here are just a few of the photos from the day, where the children were able to see excellent Viking artefacts and learn Viking games.

Year 5 have just finished their 4 week theme of rainforests. The children had the chance to study the locations, climates and layers of the rainforest. We also looked at what can be done to help save the rainforests and how and why certain animals that live there are endangered. To finish off the topic, we travelled to London Zoo and, in particular, spent a lot time inside the Rainforest section (where it was nice and warm!!)

Please tell us what you really enjoyed about the theme and what you learnt during your time at London Zoo- especially in the rainforest section!

Welcome to the Year 5 blog!

This is the page is for everyone in Year 5 to share their thoughts on the work and topics that we are covering.

To kick us off, we would like to know what you have thought of the theme work that we have completed so far (The Holiday Show, Around the World). Please share what you have enjoyed about the topics and why!

46 Responses

  1. OH no! year 5 is nearly over (one more week left)i dont want to leave year5! 😦 best memories!

  2. can’t believe that yr5 is nearly over!!!! Best year ever (Vikings are the BEST)

  3. i love year five and the solar eclipse was the BEST!love maths!!

  4. I love this website. I love year 5!

  5. lovely job in year 5 cerys you guys are hard working people great job children your mummys love you.

  6. Lol i love year six goodfully year 5 is over whooooohoo

  7. Oh my this blog is getting better and better well i like year5 with my best friend hollie

  8. I love year five cant wait for y6!!!!:)


  10. I LOVE YEAR 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. This blog i amazing i love it my daughter rhea looks gorgeous in her Rapunzel outfit
    love you all

  12. Wow this is very good!

  13. really great i love this miss it 2 much 🙂

  14. i miss year 5 so much have fun in Australia miss Anderson it feels so weird being in year 6!!!

  15. I will really miss year 5 I really didn’t want school to end but it had to any way I’ve got my birthday to look forward to. Thanks for a wonderful year Miss Anderson and have a great time in Australia

  16. i will miss every bit from my time in year 5 especially miss Anderson for teaching me 2 years ago . have fun in Australia miss Anderson . wow I feel like crying !

  17. I enjoyed taking the bus and tube to the national gallery

  18. Hi

  19. i will mis y5

  20. I really liked going to the zoo and I can’t wait for tomorrow because we’re going to the nation gallary In London

  21. I dont wanna leave year 5 n thats because I probably wont get Miss A but maybe i need a new teacher i suppose i have only ever had Miss A since i starteD Abbey

  22. the blog is looking awesomer than the awesomest awesome in the awesome world of awesome awesomeness!!! <- a bit of a toungue twister! lol! 🙂

  23. Oh i thought me and rudrakshi photo will be on it too1

    But still the blog looks awesome! 🙂

  24. I love bronze class and when I go to year 6 i m going to miss every one including miss Anderson !!!” .

  25. teaching yr2, yr4,yr6 discus toss was extremely exhausting because I had to shout over the noise and I was a bit embarassed when miss bedforth sed my name in the speaker while every1 was staring at me! 🙂

  26. viking day was the best theme but i am till looking forward to london zoo

  27. i like when we were doing the bread

  28. i like this photos.

    from sathursika

  29. I simply am loving the blog I hope there are more posts soon! x

  30. Sophie and millie viking day was brilliant and we really enjoyed it:-)

  31. making viking boats was fun but a little tricky

  32. I did the pledge!!!:) The blog has fab pictures!!!!

  33. Nice costumes on book day

  34. This blog is great I love the photos

  35. our school blog is amazing and the pictures are fantacica xx well done miss anderson you did good xx

  36. i did the pledge

  37. We played games on waste week with Buster and pong!
    I also did the waste pledge

    Baasma Meer

  38. I was so hot in my skeleton mask b.t.w I was skulduggery pleasant!!!
    I loved Millie’s costume she deserved to win the best dressed out of Bronze!!!!

  39. Baking the bread was funner than the funnest fun in the fun world of funness!!!!! I hope we do some baking more often!!!!

  40. Nice one gintare!the planetarium was fantastic i liked the cinema but it was on the cielen

  41. nice one gintare!!!! The planetarium was epicer than the epicness of epicworld!!!!The Universe is so incredible and fasinating!

  42. Wow them Dresses and shirts look good

  43. In my role as PG I have been hearing great things about the blog so I thought that i would check it out. Bit disappointed that there is nothing on the blog for year 5 yet but I believe that great things will be appearing soon!

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