This week in Year 5

This week in Year 5 we have continued to study WW1, this week we have written our first draft of our balanced arguments and the outcomes are positive.

In Maths we have begun to look at fractions, all the children have been sent home with login details for Timestables Rockstars which the year 5 team highly recommend for the improving of multiplication skills. These skills will continue to be essential for year 5 and 6 maths and all children have room for improvement in this area.

We continue to practise for the upcoming Christmas performance which will take place on Wednesday the 13th December.

This Friday we enjoyed a trip to the Tate Modern to see El Anatsui’s Behind the Red Moon installation in the Turbine Hall. (photos to follow next week)

Upcoming Events

5/12/2023 – Parents Evening

15/12/2023 – Christmas Performance

21/12/2023 – Last day of Term (School closes at 2pm)


PE needs to be brought in but not worn on Thursdays

Swimming for Calipso will continue 4/12/23

This week in Year 5

This week in Year 5 we have continued to study WW1 and begun to work towards our writing outcome, a balanced argument debating whether children should have contributed to the war effort. In order to strengthen writing skills for this we have looked at using a formal tone and technical language relating to the subject.

Also in Maths we have practiced multiplication techniques looking at place value and identifying prime numbers, cube number and square numbers.

In science we had a demonstration lesson explore what force’s act on an object when it floats in water, what is meant by buoyancy and what happens when you put raisins in lemonade.

We have also begun to practise for the upcoming Christmas performance.

Upcoming Events

20/11/23 – Inset day (school closed for children)

1/12/23 – School Trip to Tate Modern


School is closed to children on the 20th of November due to a school inset day

PE needs to be brought in but not worn on Thursdays

Swimming for Calipso will resume 27/11/23




Hi family and friends,

Year 5 have been busy this week making the most of our learning.

We have been practising addition and subtraction of numbers from 1 – 1000,000 as well as working on our multiplication and division fact families.

We have enjoyed lovely science lessons with Mr Hoadley as he demonstrates gravity using different props and we have been really enjoying our PSHE lessons building towers to show team work and precision.


We look forward to updating you on next week with our continued wonderful work! 😀


Year 5 team 🙂



Week 1 Autumn 2

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term

This term we will be looking at World War 1 in our Learning Across the Curriculum Lessons. We are planning a trip to support this learning and will give an update when we have a booking in place. Unfortunately the Imperial War Museum is fully booked for the rest of the year but the Year 5 team recommend a visit, especially as it is free and local.

In Maths we are looking at Multiplication and Division, so there has never been a better time to practise Times Tables at home. There are various apps to accommodate this, ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ is especially effective.

Calipso will be doing Swimming every Monday afternoon and will need swimming kits. Girls need one-piece swimming costumes, and children with long hair will require swimming caps (in line with the swimming pools policies.)

PE will continue on a Thursday and all children need the bring in kits (not wear them in), unless they have a medical reason- accompanied by a signed note.

Reading Records will be sent home as usual and checked on Mondays and Fridays, children need to be completing at least 3 tasks every 7 days.

Every week children should be completing Maths, LAC and Spelling Homework.

Spellings need to be written out 5 times. Maths needs to be completed in their book and they should choose one LAC task every week and spend at least 30 minutes completing it.

Homework Card Spring 2

Welcome to Year 5 Calipso…

PE day is Thursday, children are to bring in their PE kit and change in school.

Homework is given out on Friday and due in on Tuesday.

Please find attached the slides from the parent meeting.

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint for Blog

Hello Year 5.

In order to reduce use of paper we thought we could try putting the Maths homework on the blog. Children can then do the questions in their Maths yellow book.



Have a lovely weekend


Year 5 team.

Please find the slides for the Meet the teacher presentation.

Main important details:

-P.E times is Thursdays. Please come with P.E kit on.

– Book change is on Tuesday

– Homework is given out on Friday and should be brought in on Tuesday.


meet the teacher presentation Miss Silvan

Hello everybody,

We are so excited to meet you all next week. We hope you had a lovely summer and are ready for the great year ahead.

You will come through the main school entrance and remember school now starts at 8:45 and finished at 3:15.

Have a lovely weekend Ulysses and Calypso class!

Miss Silvan, Miss Audain, Miss Cole and Miss Lopez .

Have a go at completing some musical tasks for your homework, just click the link below.

Music HW Mancini

Hello everyone!

Year 5 has been learning about The Great Plague.

Last week, we became wise women and created our own herbal remedies.

Do you have a headache? Try this mix of ginger, rosemary and cloves.


Do you have a stomach infection? Why not drink this delicious tea made of: Garlic, rosemary and mint.

Your sincerely,

Ulysses Apothecary in Oliver Goldsmith