Year Five

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Welcome to Year 5! :)

Miss Southgate, Miss Simonds and Mrs Kingsford-Bere

Upcoming events


Mon 15th – Fri 19th May

Y2 SATs week

Fri 19th May

9.00 Mrs Mason’s class assembly

2.30 Miss Manning’s class assembly

Mon 22nd May

5.30 Y4 Parent information meeting for the Frontier Centre

Wed 24th May

All Classes and Y6 Leavers photographs

Fri 26th May

2.30 – Mrs Childs’ class assembly

HALF TERM Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017 inclusive

Mon 12th – Fri 16th June

Y1 and Y2 Phonics assessment week

Fri 16th June

9.00 Miss Smith’s class assembly

2.30 Miss Simonds & Mrs Kingsford’s class assembly

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd June

Active Week

Mon 19th June

9.15 – 10.15 YR Sports Day

1.30 – 3.00 KS1 Sports Day

Tues 20th June

9.15 – 10.15 YR RESERVE Sports Day

1.30 – 3.00 KS1 RESERVE Sports Day

Wed 21st June

9.15 – 10.45 UKS2 Sports Day

1.30 – 3.00 LKS2 Sports Day

Thurs 22nd June

9.15 – 10.45 RESERVE UKS2 Sports Day

1.30 – 3.00 RESERVE LKS2 Sports Day

Fri 23rd June

9.00 Miss Baker’s class assembly

2.30 Miss Bufton’s class assembly

Y6 Crucial Crew trip

Tues 27th June

a.m. New YR picnic morning

Fri 30th June

9.00 Miss Saunders’ class assembly

9.30 – 11.30 New YR children in school

2.30 Mrs Starling’s class assembly

Sat 1st July

School Summer Fair

Mon 3rd July

9.30 – 11.30 New YR children in school

Tues 4th July

9.30 – 11.30 New YR children in school

Thurs 6th July

5.30 Y5 Parent information meeting for Hilltop

Fri 7th July

2.30 Mr McGrath’s class assembly

Mon 10th–Wed 12th July

Y4 three day residential journey to The Frontier Centre

Mon 10th July

Y6 Stowmarket High and Stowupland High transition day

Tues 11th July

Y6 Stowmarket High and Stowupland High transition day

Thurs 13th July

1.30 KS2 Show dress rehearsal. Grandparents & pre-school age siblings – Stowmarket High School

7.00 KS2 Show. No pre-school age siblings please – Stowmarket High School

Fri 14th July

10.00 KS2 Show. No pre-school age siblings please – Stowmarket High School

1.30 KS2 Show. Private performance for Abbot’s Hall pupils only – Stowmarket High School

Mon 17th July

3.15 – 3.45 Meet The Teacher

Tues 18th July

Y6 Thurston High transition day

Children to their new classes in the morning

3.15 – 3.45 Meet The Teacher

Wed 19th July

Y6 Thurston High transition day

Children to their new classes in the morning

Thurs 20th July

Whole school end of year BBQ lunch

Fri 21st July 2017

Last Day Of Term

9.15 Y6 Leavers Assembly

SUMMER HOLIDAY Monday 24th July 2017


Hello Year 5!

Welcome to our homepage! We hope that this helps you find out a little more about what is going on in school!

Our Topic learning this term is Ancient Egypt.

Summer Term

This term in literacy we will be finishing reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and beginning our study of fairytales.

In Maths we will be looking at shape, space and measure.

Spring Term

This term we have enjoyed learning all about space. We found out lots of information about space, writing a information text about Tim Peake. In our DT learning we investigated what food would be suitable for space travel, completing a space menu for Tim Peake.

In literacy this term we studied Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensukes's Kingdom'. We have been reading about Michael's adventures on the Peggy Sue, and have created and performed poems about a stormy sea.

In our Maths lessons we learnt all about fractions, decimals and percentages.



Autumn Term

What a busy Autumn term!

In literacy we studied Roald Dahl and his book 'Danny Champion of the World!' During this study we wrote a biography about Roald Dahl and found out lots of interesting facts, celebrating his 100th birthday!

We also studied the Hunchback of Notre Dame and put ourselves in the characters shoes, writing detailed diary entries.

During our Maths lessons we have developed our knowledge of the key Mathematical skills; place value, roman numerals, rounding, addition and subtraction. 

In week 4 we learnt about road safety, and some of us passed our Bike Ability test. It was great fun and we had many discussions on how to stay safe as pedestrians, cyclists and road users.

In our Topic lessons we learnt all about Bury St. Edmunds and have visited the Cathedral. We also developed our map reading skills and completed an orienteering task around the school.

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Year 5 have been having a wonderful time learning a musical instrument this year.

Mrs Kingsford and Miss Simonds' class have been learning trombones on a Thursday.

Miss Southgate's class have been learning voilin on a Tuesday.

In Miss Southgate's class we have been starting to write and play four beat compositions.

Here are some pictures of our hard work.

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This term in Maths we have been learning all about shape and measure.

Here are some pictures of some of the investigations we have completed...

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This week we have started our new literacy topic- Fairy tales.

Miss Southgate's class have enjoyed investigating different fairy tales and have performed a fairy tale to the class.

Here are some pictures of our fabulous performances.

Have you received a house point yet?

The tokens are adding up and remember that weekly mathletics certificates add to the house point total as well.

The house with the most tokens/points at the end of the term will win the privilage of having a non-uniform day and can celebrate by proudly wearing something in their house colours!

Who will it be?  Oak?  Beech?  Birch?  Chestnut?  Willow?  Maple?

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Congratulations Oak for earning the most Mathletics points!

Miss Southgate's class have been investigating different mechanisms in Design and Technology.

We have investigated pulleys and levers, thinking about when these might be used in Ancient Egypt.

We discovered that the Egyptians use levers to water their crops, and created a shaduf.

Here are some pictures of our investigations...

Not only did we have some fantastic costumes on World Book Day, but we also celebrated by looking at the author Oliver Jeffers. In year five we focused on his book 'The way back home' and wrote a newspaper article based on the story.

Here are some pictures collected throughout the day...

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On Friday 9th December some of the girls in Miss Southgate's class decided to hold a bake sale to raise money for Cancer Research. Together they made lots of delicious cakes that were very popular with both pupils and staff! It was a hugely successful event that managed to raise over £65!


This Week's Home Learning.

This week in Maths we have been investigating angles. To support this learning please complete the sheet finding the missing angles. If you need a new sheet please see your teacher.

Monday 22nd May is our wonderful writing morning. You will be writing a day in the life of an Egyptian Slave. To prepare for this please discuss your ideas at home.




Thank you to all the parents that attended the parent information evening, it was nice to see so many faces!

For those who could not attend please find attached the PowerPoint used.

If you have any questions please ask any of the Year 5 teachers.