Category Archives: Year 5

This week in Year 5!


In Maths this week we have been learning about …


Melody: In Maths we have been learning about the area of different 2D shapes. Yesterday we worked on compound shapes that at first I didn’t get but I soon whizzed through them! Learning area has been really fun and I look forward to learning more.

Tristan: In Maths we have been learning about the perimeter of shapes. A perimeter is the outside lines of a shape for example if one side of a square is 2cm then the perimeter of the shape would be 8cm.



In Science this week we have been learning about …


Vanessa and Theo: We have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes such as melting an ice-lolly and burning wood. We found out that melting an ice-lolly is reversible but burning wood is irreversible. We also watched some videos to find out whether they were reversible or irreversible.



In English this week we have been learning about …


We have completed our setting descriptions for our English topic, crafting winter landscapes (of both positive and negative intent) full of imagination! Here are some examples:

Embraced by the welcoming mountain (which was coated in a blanket of snow) she danced around. As the mountain surveyed its territory, Lucy could taste the adventure in the air. It was dazzling yet tranquil.


Northern lights whistled in the wind with cerulean colours as it produced stunning views. Snow-coated mountains, with picturesque views, tickled Tom’s taste buds.


Icy fingers of wind caressed Bob’s face while blowing the snow away, like a family member trying to keep you warm. As Bob ventured towards the ocean, the taste of salt consumed his taste buds as if he were on a warm beach back home.


Sally walked onto the frozen coat of snow, which glistened like diamonds. Looming mountains were wrapped in ice, with the river below waving happily.


Above Zoe in the morning sky was a sight that caused her eyes to dazzle like a diamond dancing. Snowflakes swam in the air, landing into a clear, calm lake, leaving behind the gentle touch of a puddle.


Sunlight peeled away to reveal the darkness of night looming. Towards the deadly branches within the forest, Billy tripped over the narrow path. Stabbing cold felt like a knife imposing upon his body and the stench of death hung in the air. This was no winter wonderland.


The spider webs made faces at Alex as terrifying and lifeless trees covered in snow stood tall. Moving further into the forest, a lake of blackness emerged.


Ice blocks were floating like a frozen body in the centre of the Secret Island lake, as the emerald, penetrating lightning smashed against the base of the mountain. Marcel’s frost-bitten fingers frozen in time until he was forced forward by the wind towards the mountainous-looking tree of nightmares.