Class Blog for Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! 

Welcome to Year 5!

Thank you for taking the time to come and look at the exciting learning that takes place in Year Five.

Please have a read of this blog to find some interesting information about life in Year Five.
We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.

The Team

Our Year Five Team consists of Mr Smith and Mr Hansen and our wonderful TAs are Mrs Botten and Mrs Young. And of course, our fantastic learners!

 Learning in Year Five 

We absolutely understand that the long break can seem a little daunting. We have worked closely with the Year 4 team to ensure a smooth transition. This has included a detailed transition meeting between previous teachers and new teachers detailing where the children currently are in their learning and what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests. It was wonderful to spend time with both the children who were in school at the end of last year and the children who popped in for a short visit. In line with our school values, we promote the use of the following learning skills; Don't stop Darwin, Ideas Einstein, Work together Winston, Have a go Alexander and Curious Curie.. Please feel free to talk to your children about these skills and how we use them in school.

Morning Routines

Each morning, we ask that the children are dropped off at the same green gate as last year  between 8:35 and 8:45 am. The children will then independently enter their classroom to organise their belongings and get ready for an exciting day of learning. This time of day is a busy time for teachers so we ask that any messages are passed on via the teacher on duty who will then pass the information on to the class teacher. If you have any further concerns or questions then an appointment can be made via the office. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, parents are not allowed past the green gate.

End of day routines

At the end of the day, please come to the same green gate between 3:00 and 3:15, so that we can dismiss your child to you and pass over any messages about the day. If you are ever unable to collect your child, please either phone the office or pass it on to the teacher on the gate in the morning. We will not send any child home with anyone different unless we have had a message to do so. Please remember that on a Friday, children should be picked up between 13.00-13.15. 

Things to bring to school

Full school uniform, a waterproof coat, water bottle. In the summer months, please bring a hat and sun-cream. Please ensure that every item is clearly named.

PE Kit

Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child into school in their PE kit every Tuesday and Thursday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day.


The children have the option of a school lunch each day. The menu will continue to be on the school website so please have a conversation with your child each morning about what they would like to have. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch. This term, lunches will be eaten in classrooms.

Home Learning (Homework)

At Wadebridge Primary we believe that home learning is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe that it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside of the classroom as well as in school. Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of the children. The home learning tasks give opportunities for children to practise and apply the skills learnt in school. We do understand that children are busy bees at school and are often tired when they get home. Your child’s class teacher will let you know about the additional home learning tasks that may be set for Year Five.

Optional home learning: We encourage the children to bring in any resources or projects linked to their current topic. For example, they may wish to go to the library to borrow books, paint a picture or build a model. The children can then share their learning with their classmates and display it with our topic display. We know that the children often get up to some amazing things out of school too. If you have visited somewhere interesting or achieved an award (swimming, karate etc.) then please let us know! We love to celebrate all types of learning and achievements.

We look forward to letting you know more about Year Five soon and sharing pictures and learning with you. If you have any questions, please do feel free to email us at: or

Mr Smith and Mr Hansen


Were the Greeks Superstars 

Were the Greeks Superstars?

This is our topic for this term and we believe it is going to be out of this world!

We will be looking at the Ancient Greeks and what they knew about space. We will then go on to look at at what we know today about space including: the names of the plants in our solar system, how the sun, moon and earth interact over the course of a day, a season and a year and we will be hopefully building bottle rockets. 

If you would like to explore the universe deeper please use out Home Learning Grid to find some exciting tasks. 

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The Far East

After reading some fantastic Little Red Riding Hood stories that defintely flipped the story on its head, we have moved our focus to the Far East. 

In topic, we have been learning about the diverse climate in China and using our place value knowledge to compare different regions. We studied the Three Gorges Dam and pupils decided whether, on balanace, it was right for ther Chinese to build it. 

In English, we have again been in the Far East but this time through reading the Michael Morpurgo book Kensuke's Kingdom. After learning an abridged version by heart pupils have been learning how to use the same techniques as Morpurgo before they start to write their own desert island story. 

In maths we have moved onto multiplication and division so a quick reminder to for everyone to keep up with their Times Tables Rockstars homework as this will really help!




It has been wonderful to be back in the classroom and getting to know the pupils.

We have hit the ground running with our Little Red story. However, all is not what it seems. Is Little Red really the hero? What did she do to the Wolf to make him so annoyed? Is Red really a highly skilled ninja and the Wolf just a normal guy looking out for his pups? We will have to read the children's stories to find out the truth.

In maths we have been concentrating on place value. We have identified all the place value columns, multiplied and divided by 10, 100 and 1000 and rounded to the nearest 1000. 

We have been very impressed with how the children have settled into year 5 and we are looking forward to all the wonderful things we can achieve this year.


Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

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