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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 Class 2018-2019!



Space Centre and Camp

Year 5 had a fantastic trip the National Space Centre in Leicester. They learnt all about rockets and space. After their trip they returned to school where they had their tea. After tea, they had a visit from Warwick University who showed them the moons craters through some large telescopes. They also had a look at the night sky to see if they could recognise some of the constellations. When all of the excitement was over, they 'camped' in the school hall. A big thank you to all of the staff who gave up their time to supervise the children overnight.

Letters for Information 2018-2019

Summer Term 2019


Frontier Centre meeting for parents and children



Spring Term 2019

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.

You can vote for your favourites.

Gallery 2018-2019

The Young Shakespeare Company Visit


"It was amazing. I loved it!" Zoe

"It was so real. I'm happy I got to join in." Josh

"I loved it and I really want to see another one." Grace

"It was thrilling and really loved it!" Ollie

"An amazing array of talent throughout the performance." Evie

"I would rather see this every day than go to the theatre." Lily P

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Awesome Art!

Year 5 have been learning about The Tudors. They have produced some amazing artwork.


Fire Safety Visit

We had a visit from the local Fire Service for a fire safety talk. We listened and learnt about how to react when there is a fire. Mrs McLaren put on a suit that the fire crew wear. It was very hot!

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Visit to Compton Verney Art Gallery


We had a great day at Compton Verney Art Gallery. As part of out topic on the Tudors, we looked at some of the portraits. We drew our own portraits and looked at some Tudor costumes. We even got Mrs Hill and Mr Anderson to dress up! We went out to play in the extensive parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1768. It was a fun day.

Gallery from 2017-2018 Year Group


Frontier Centre

We had a fantastic trip to this outdoor activity centre trying out new and often daring activities. The children really did each other proud encouraging each other to take part.

They came home with a real sense of achievement and some very tired adults!

French afternoon

Year 5 along with the rest of Key Stage 2, enjoyed this themed afternoon during which they became pretend tourists for the afternoon learning the vocabulary of directions and using a map to find a location as well as other activities including restaurant role play.

Pablo Picasso

We looked at Picasso's work for inspiration and re-imagined some of his artwork

adding our own style.

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El Salvador Crosses

Year 5 made the vibrant El Salvador Crosses as part of our Cross of Nail Display to celebrate the centenary of The Diocese of Coventry.



Jacob and Sons

Congratulation Year 5 for your amazing production re-working

the classic "Joseph" story.

Jacob had 12 sons and Joseph was his favourite which the brothers did not like

and took their revenge....

Other Key Stage 2 classes joined as the chorus and with the costumes, lights and music

it was a fantastic sell out show.

Well done to everyone who took part.


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World Book Day

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Year 5 taking part in The Key Stage 2 Carol Concert in St James Church

Year 5 taking part in The Key Stage 2 Carol Concert in St James Church 1

Tudor Museum Day

Our Tudor Museum Day was a great success with our visitors and the rest of the children in school really enjoying their visit to our museum and watching our dances.

We looked fabulous in costume and Mrs McLaren and Miss King were very proud of our choreography. Everyone thought the dances looked truly authentic to the era.

In the museum we enjoyed sharing some of the interesting and even fascinating facts

we have learnt about the Tudor times during our topic work.


Some of our Tudor Portraits

 Some of our Tudor Portraits 1 By Charlotte
 Some of our Tudor Portraits 2 By Connor
 Some of our Tudor Portraits 3 By Sam
 Some of our Tudor Portraits 4 By Isla
 Some of our Tudor Portraits 5 By Ella
 Some of our Tudor Portraits 6 By Evie

Christingle Service in Coventry Cathedral

On 5th December we attended The County Church of England Schools'

Christingle Service in Coventry Cathedral.

Some of us had written our own prayers and were extremely brave in standing in front of the large congregation to read them out.


Christmas Art Day

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Purple4Polio Crocus Planting

Year 5 really enjoyed taking their part in this Rotary event, part of their

campaign to eradicate polio.

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Year 5 are Superheroes!

In Literacy, inspired by the thinking of "Superheroes," Year 5 have written some of their thoughts focusing on things they think they are successful at.

They created this display, visualising themselves achieving great things.


Picture 1 Superhero James
Picture 2 Superhero Zara
Picture 3 Superhero Ella
Picture 4 Superhero Thomas