Year 5



This is what the children in Lavender and Hummingbird think their teachers looks like:    




















Year 5

SOTO After School Spring 18

Spring 1 2018

House of illus

Autumn 2 2017 with French

trations trip

Museum of London 2017

Book Club 2017

Soto Dance Autumn 1 2017

Choir Autumn 1 2017

Steel Pan Club Autumn 1 2017

Code Club Autumn 1 2017





Bugclub Link 

Practice your handwriting using Letter Join.


Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find out about all of our latest news, photos, curriculum letters, trips and Assemblies.

In year five we have two fantastic classes, Lavender and Hummingbird, these are our class logos that are on our front door to the classrooms.

These two classes are taken care by two amazing teachers; Mrs Warre who is the class teacher of Lavender and she is also Achievement Leader for year 5,  Hummingbird class teacher is Miss Evans who is also Leader of our school council/pupil voice.

The children had a wonderful half term studying the Titanic. They enjoyed our trip to HMS Belfast where they experienced what life might have been like for the Titanic crew. During the trip they discovered that these ships were built by the same company (Harland and Wolff) and that there are many ladders on board ships to get to the different levels. They completed their half term assessments and we were very proud of the hard work they had put in this half term. 


During Autumn 2 the children studied the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We went on a wonderful trip to the Museum of London’s archaeological department where we looked at a range of Viking objects from Bull Wharf and created brooches in the style of Viking jewellery. We also studied Hinduism in RE and visited the beautiful BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple in Neasden. The children experienced a prayer service in the white marble temple and learned about the history of the building, including how the temple was constructed. They thoroughly enjoyed both trips!

During this half term we also had both of our class assemblies. Lavender class taught the school about forces while Hummingbird class explained the Anglo-Saxon and Viking history of England.‚Äč We were delighted that so many parents were able to attend both assemblies!


During Spring 1, the children studied the text “Skellig” by David Almond. Our class trips to the House of Illustration helped the children to create collages of their own creatures, using the body parts of different animals.  As a result of this they wrote excellent pieces in English describing the discovery of Skellig in the garage. During science the children looked at the growth of babies and how humans develop. They also created spring rolls in Design and Technology – see our photos below!

During this half term we also performed our Chinese New Year assembly as a year group. The children performed a dragon dance and a traditional fan dance. Pupils and staff were very impressed by the assembly, especially the children’s wonderful singing.


This half term the children are studying the topic Space. They have already researched the different planets in our solar system and generated lots of interesting (and philosophical) questions about our universe. They have also begun their swimming lessons at Arnos Grove pool. Our guest speaker taught us all about water safety and during our first swimming lesson the children practised swimming lengths, first with armbands and then independently. We look forward to seeing their progress this year.

We are looking forward to seeing the production of “High School Musical” at Friern Barnet School on Wednesday 28th February – some of us have siblings in the production!


Science museum trip



Chinese New Year assembly



House of Illustration trip


DT lesson – Making spring rolls from Skellig




Science lesson – thermal insulators and conductors


Guest Speaker Melvin Odoom

Museum of London trip – archeological dig and jewellery designing


Science lesson – testing parachutes


Science lesson – friction


Science lesson – creating boats to test water resistance


Year 5 trip to HMS Belfast























Archive of photos from when we were in year 4.



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