Return to Learning

Year 5

2019 – 2020

Spring Term

Rock Up – Scaling the Heights

As part of their work investigating mountains, the children in Year 5 visited the local Rock Up indoor climbing centre. The children had an amazing time scaling the heights and imagining they had conquered the highest peaks.

Fashion Week

As part of the whole school theme week based upon the London Fashion Show, the children in Year 5 designed clothing, a complete outfit, by upcycling existing clothing.

Computing – Sound Works

In Computing this term Year 5 are looking at the theme of Sound Works. They have identified lots of different genres of music and have started to compose their own musical pieces to fulfil a specific genre.

Autumn Term


As part of their Science topic on Space, Year 5 children returned to school in the evening to share a fun learning experience. Using technology the children mapped the stars overhead and identified constellations.

Orienteering Around Highwood

Year 5 had a fantastic learning experience during a geography session. They were developing their directional and map reading skills by taking part in a fun orienteering activity using the school grounds.

Robot Workshop

They took part in a fantastic workshop from “Engineering For Kids.” ( The children learnt how to construct a robot, program the robot and then used the robot to take part in a competition against other robots. Tremendous Learning!

Viking Day

To enhance their learning about the Vikings, Year 5 held a fantastic Viking day. They took part in great learning activities like, making traditional Viking bread, making Viking round shields and learning Viking war tactics.

Residential Trip to Phasel’s Wood

The children enjoyed an amazing two day, one night trip to Phasel’s Wood. They took part in lots of different fun activities. They must have been very tired afterwards.