Year 5 2018-19

/Year 5 2018-19
16 02, 2019

Lambeth Girls Football Tournament

By | February 16th, 2019|Sport, Sports News Blog, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|

Two of our girls teams took part in the Lambeth School Games football tournament with 20 other schools from Lambeth. Our teams were in separate groups and managed to win 11 games and draw 1 of their 12 games on the way to the semi finals. Despite good performances and showing a lot of resilience, both teams were defeated at the […]

15 02, 2019

Transformations Today

By | February 15th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

A dedicated team of Wild Things got productive.  So many seeds have now been planted in the green house.  What is amazing is that some of the seeds were collected this autumn after harvesting the last of the produce. It is very satisfying to plant the seeds produced in our garden.



14 02, 2019

The Adventures of Tap and Switch

By | February 14th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 visited the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre to hear a version of the Adventures of Tap and Switch read by the wonderful poet and writer Joseph Coelho.  We listened to the fantastic, inventive  introduction which was written by one of our Year 5 pupils and the next 5 parts of the story, […]

13 02, 2019

Sweet Laddu

By | February 13th, 2019|Year 5 2018-19|


As part of RE week, Year 5 have been learning about the different festivals celebrated and the celebration food eaten in many different religions.  We found out that laddu are eaten when celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali as well as other religious festivals in India.

We found a recipe which didn’t require cooking and we made […]

13 02, 2019


By | February 13th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|

This morning Year 5 and 6 were inspired by the words and questions of the inspirational poet Adisa.  He answered our questions and performed poems inspired from his past and his own questions about life, food and riddles.

We learned a proverb – you don’t miss the water until the well runs dry.

We also learned that […]

8 02, 2019

Wild weather!

By | February 8th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 5 2018-19|

The wind was whistling through the bare trees today and our thoughts were about the wild birds in the garden. The Wild Things smeared fat onto cardboard tubes and rolled them in  bird seed  it was a very messy job, but someone had to do it!


8 02, 2019

Air Resistance Investigations

By | February 8th, 2019|Outdoor Learning, Science, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 have had a lot of fun testing out their thinking and understanding about air resistance.  They completed well developed plans and recorded their data accurately on a table.  The children used timers, measuring wheels and tested re-tested to ensure the whole process was fair.  It was exhausting for the testers however we can let you […]

1 02, 2019

Underwater Worlds

By | February 1st, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Inspired by our whole school text, Flotsam, Year 5 have been busy imagining and creating underwater worlds inside a shoe box.  Some incredibly inspiring boxes are emerging.


1 02, 2019

Fake News at the CLC.

By | February 1st, 2019|Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|

On Wednesday,  Year 5 and 6 had a fascinating session at the CLC.

We learned what news is, where it comes from and asked, how do we know if it’s true?  Some headlines or shared stories are very powerful but we do have to look at the details to decide if it is true information.  We […]

29 01, 2019

Investigating cameras.

By | January 29th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Language, Oracy and Literacy 2015-16, Year 5 2018-19|


Luckily for year 5, we had a visit from one of the parents who also is a professional photographer.  He showed us a selection of different cameras spanning 50 years, from medium format to digital to Polaroid.