Year Five

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Driverless cars and programming robots with Julian


We spent an afternoon thinking about driverless cars and the sort of programming that is needed to make them safe. Julian then showed us how to programme our own robots, making sure that they don’t bump into anything.

Science: Reproduction in flowering plants


We used one of our favourite activities (the Running Reporter) to identify the different parts of a flowering plant. We also had to find out what each part does and why it is important.

More Black History Day


Here’s our Black History Month presentation about Jesse Owens.  

Black History Day


On Friday, we celebrated Black History Month by learning about Jesse Owens – an influential black athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games. We used a Running Reporter to find out all about him. We then discussed chronology before creating a timeline of Jesse Owens’s life.

Verb tenses


In English, we’ve been learning how to form the progressive form of verbs. You need the verb ‘to be’ and a verb that ends in -ing.

More place value


We’ve been using counters and place value grids to help us count forwards and backwards in steps of 10, 100, 1000 and 10000. It’s tricky – especially when you have to ‘bridge’ – but we’re getting the hang of it!      

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Finding out about National Parks


We used ‘Running Reporter’ and atlases to find out about national parks. We found out that there are 15 national parks in the UK and that the Lake District was one of the first ones.

Ordnance Survey Maps


We spent some time looking at Ordnance Survey maps of the Lake District. We started off by using the key to work out what some of the symbols mean. Then we practised 4-figure grid references before moving on to 6-figure grid references. The only thing we didn’t practise was folding the maps up again at […]

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Compass Points


We’ve been learning the 8 points of a compass: north, south, east, west, north-east, north-west, south-east and south-west. There are lots of different ways to remember the main 4. Here are just a couple: Never Eat Shredded Wheat … Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.

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Welcome to the Lake District


Year 5 have just arrived at Rydal Hall in the Lake District. We’re here all week on a geography field trip. Our first task is to explore the beautiful grounds of the hotel and draw a sketch map.

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