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Home Learning – Term 5 week 5.

For this weeks maths, the supporting videos can be found in ‘Summer Term Week 1’ and in ‘Summer Term Week 2.’ Link to videos:

Home Learning – Term 5 week 4.

For this weeks maths, the supporting videos can be found in ‘Summer Term Week 1.’ Link to videos:

Home Learning – Term 5 week 3.

For this weeks maths you will need the last video from ‘Week 2’ and the first video from ‘Summer Term week 1.) Link to videos:

For each of the reading comprehension tasks, there are 3 options (Easy, medium, hard) you may choose which one you would like to do.

There are also instructions and a knowledge organiser for a science home learning challenge below!


Climate Change

Leading up to British science week, the Lions have been revisiting all of the work that we did on climate change. Today, they used their computer skills to research further into particular areas of climate change such as deforestation, pollution and what is happening in the rainforests.


As part of our whole school RE meets Art project, the Lions were given the task of recreating a piece of artwork that represents salvation. We had a big discussion about what this means and decided together what we wanted the final product to look like.

There is something from each member of the class on this piece of art work and we think that it represents salvation perfectly!

The Water Cycle

Year 5 began their topic on the water cycle by listening to and learning a song explaining the process. They then got into groups to explore some vocabulary and present to the class how the water cycle works.

Next lesson they will be drawing their own diagrams of the water cycle before moving on to some work on mountains!

Looking puzzled

The Lions started off this term by reading the beginning of our new text How To Live Forever by Colin Thompson. They explored the illustrations in the text and even got to start a 1000 piece puzzle of one of the illustrations which they are determined to finish by the end of this term. They also did some great writing inspired by the text, describing what an old library might look,smell and sound like.

The Lions are looking forward to finding out what happens next in the story!

The Force!

The Lions had a very special visitor last week who told us all about the forces used in every day engineering!

Rachel is studing civil engineering at Bath University and came to talk to us all about her job, the forces used within it and she even helped us make our own pulley systems!

The Force

This term year 5 are learning about forces in science! Today we tested gravity and the effects that changing weight has on it.

Our question for the experiment was ‘ does changing the weight of the cupcake case, affect the time in which it takes to fall to the floor?’ After some very fair tests and writing out the experiment, the lions all agreed that the heavier the object, the quicker it falls!

Kung Fu!

Today the lions used their Kung Fu skills to practise punctuation! They re-told one of the chapters of our text ‘There’s a boy in the girls bathroom’ and are ready to write their own passages of dialogue!

Out with the old and in with the new!

Back to school means back to forest school! Today the lions collected all of the old Christmas trees from around the forest and put them into one big pile, ready to made into kindling for the fires! They then trecked across the playground and carried all of the donated chrsitmas trees back to the forest ready to be used for all sorts over the next year. Today the lions used them to make the most luxurious hotels for the cuddly toys that live in the forest and there were some great creations!

Star Trail

Year 5 had the opportunity to walk to our local church and experience the Star Trail! They learned all about the Christmas story and why the kings brought frankinsence, gold and myrrh. The trail finished with a Christmas quiz!


Last week, lions performed in our termly award ceremony and amazed the audience with their broadcast about different elements of climate change. They produced different interviews about pollution, deforestation, the seas and the earth’s resources.

Two of our lion’s also produced some lovely artwork reminding everyone to RECYCLE!

Forest School

The lion’s have started their forest school lessons and have been exploring, creating and playing. They have had hot chocolate and marshmallows, done some target practice, started fires and made some jewelry out of sticks! And there is much more to come!

Breaking News!

This just in!

Year 5 have been creating, performing and writing their own broadcasts! We have been discussing the features of a broadcast including the formal language and stock phrases.

The Lions are looking forward to performing a class broadcast in the awards assembly this term!

Solar Systems

The Lions finished term one by creating their own baby mobile solar systems! The class worked in groups to paper mache, paint and construct their mobiles which have become a great decoration in our classroom!

In English, year 5 have started their persuasive writing by writing an advert to sell toothpaste! They performed these to each other trying to persuade the rest of the class to buy their product!

Visit From a Scientist!

Last week the lions had a visit from a physicist who taught us all about the planets and their distance from the sun! We had great fun outside marking out the distances converted to metres and then came inside to memorise the order of the planets and have a question and answer session.

Earth and Space

The lions kicked off our earth and space topic by discussing how and why shadows are created! We went outside on the hour every hour to measure our shadows and then made a link to our learning in maths by creating a table of data and a line graph of our findings! 


The Lions started of the year inventing some creative sequences of balances in gymnastics! In our next gymnastics lesson the children will be combining their sequences with each other’s and creating a longer balance sequence to music.  

Book Quest!

This year we have launched our book quest where the children can take a book out of the class library and tick it off their book quest list when they have finished! In the Lion’s den they can also add a piece of lego to their name on our ‘Lego of your imagination and read’ board! This picture shows the lions in our “drop it and read” session enjoying their new book quest book!