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Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds

Never Settle For Less Than Your Best

Welcome to Year 5

Click on your child's year group below to find out what they should know and be able to do by the end of the year:

 Year 5



In Spring 1, Year 5 were learning about the Ancient Civilisation of Benin (now western Africa). We used a book of Benin folk tales to inspire our own poems about storytelling and the culture of stories being passed on through the generations.

We also researched animals that live in the rainforests of West Africa and used this research to write our own non-chronological reports.

Here are some of the poems and reports we  wrote. 



We have also looked at the medieval punishment of the cucking stool. This used a lever. The criminal was sat in a chair on one end and ducked under the water, until his weight was balanced to bring him up again.

We experimented with how this would work in our science lessons.




Welcome to Year 5 - Autumn 1

We have been back for a couple of weeks now and are pleased to be able to say that the children have settled well into year 5. We have been very busy getting into new routines and they have worked very hard.

We will be spending this first term getting into good habits: using basic punctuation correctly; working neatly and presenting our work with care and pride; showing respect to adults and peers; following instructions, both verbal and written, quickly and accurately; and completing work set in the time given.

As of 20th September, we will be swimming on Tuesday morning and doing PE on Wednesday afternoon.

We have started a new initiative this term, called Lexia Core 5. This is an on-line spelling and reading resource, which assesses and adjusts to create a personalised learning plan. We will provide a link to this for use at home once we are up and running.

Our computing topic this term is blogging. The children will be learning how to write for a global audience, in a safe and respectful way. We will have a class blog, which we will also provide a link to in the next couple of weeks.

For more information about our topic work and learning challenge questions, please see the "Big Picture "document for this term.

Last update: 2017-03-01