Year 5


Mrs Shelly Boyce Class Teacher Year 5
Mrs Hannah Larkin Teaching Assistant 1:1  Year 5

What happens in Year 5 at Crondall Primary School

In Year 5, we continue to develop the children’s knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We use a cross-curricular approach to deliver our topics, including writing a biography of Jacques Cousteau in English and creating an underwater soundscape in music when learning about Giants of the Deep (Wonderful Water). In Maths, we continue to build upon their understanding and extend their learning at every opportunity.

In Science, the children learn about Animals and their Habitats, Space and the Solar System and Forces. They also learn about scientific enquiry and how to construct a fair test.

The children will also develop their speaking and listening skills in order to participate in a range of presentation opportunities. This includes the Christmas play, the Harvest festival and a class assembly.

There is a residential trip to Stubbington Study Centre as well as other visits or visitors to support our learning. We also arrange activities with our local secondary schools to start to prepare the children for the next phase in their education.

The children are encouraged to be active and they learn about dance, gymnastics and a variety of sports during our PE sessions.

We welcome support from families and are very grateful for any help with hearing the children read in the mornings.

This year our topics are: Lost Lands: The Invader Factor, To the Skies: Reach for the Stars & Into the Woods: Robin’s Recruits

Year 5 2021-2022

Friday 24th September

‘Democracy Day’

Today we all came to school dressed in red, white and blue, ready to learn about democracy. We have talked about what democracy is and have learnt about the House of Lords and House of Commons. We even found out why they have lines on the floor there….we were pretty shocked it was to stop people crossing them with their swords! 

The presentations were delivered with confidence, clarity and a clear commitment to be elected for their chosen role. Mrs Larkin and myself were inspired and captivated by the children’s dedicated attitude and detailed reasons for applying for the different roles. We are very proud of what they have all achieved today. We now await the results…here are some pictures to make you equally proud!

Tuesday 21st September

As part of our music lesson this week, we have been listening to ‘Music for Airports’ by Brian Eno. We began by answering questions about the dimensions of the piece. Is it loud or quiet? Fast or slow? How many sounds can be heard at one time?

Then questions about the mood and character. Is it familiar or unusual? Is it busy or peaceful? Is it angry or calm? Is it crowded or lonely?

To answer more abstract questions… What colour is it? What time of day is it? Where are you? What are you wearing? Are you alone of are you with anyone and if so who?

We then continued listening and drew an artistic response.

Here are some of our representations.

I found this very calming and relaxing – Amelia S

Even Mrs Leatham commented on how peaceful our learning environment was!

Monday 6th September 2021

Welcome back everyone!

My, you have all grown (we can confirm this is definitely true as we measured ourselves today and compared our figures with this time last year and couldn’t believe by how much). 

Today has been amazing and we have been impressed with your positive attitude and thirst for learning. Long may it continue!

Our Stunning Start

The children were shown life in the Stone Age and had the opportunity to create their own cave house. Although we don’t normally have cave homes in Crondall, this was a one off opportunity to take on the role of a Stone Age person. The children were very creative and managed to recreate life from thousands of years ago using clues. They even came up with property costs which were measured in rocks! 



Year 5 2020 – 2021

Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Transition Afternoon

For our transition to Year 6 afternoon, we began a piece of Stone Age art influenced by the Cueva de las Manos.

Wednesday 24th June 2021 – Sports Day

Wednesday 16th June 2021

For our Marvellous Middle, we went for a walk in the woods! We looked for different plants, trees and signs of animals. We even managed to fit in a playtime there!



Thursday 13th May 2021
We have been learning about Robin Hood. We dramatised the story of The Silver Arrow.

Pretending to do the archery was fun – I felt like I was Robin Hood! (Anja)

I liked shouting at Jessica. (Ben)

It was fun and exciting to act the Robin Hood story. (Jay)

It was fun recreating the Robin Hood scene as we have been studying the stories this week. (Luca)


Wednesday 28th April 2021

We have been building model shelters in preparation for writing.

The den building was a good teamwork activity. Our team was really good. Jessica

Building the dens was really fun because everybody had something to do . Our team gave each member a job to do. Khyran

I enjoyed working as a team and finding resources to build the den with. Lexi

Thursday 1st April 2021

We have been studying Forces in Science.

It was fun to make the parachutes for the investigation. (Xanthe)

It was fun seeing our parachute glide to the ground. We were proud that they worked. (Hugh)

I really enjoyed comparing different sized parachutes. (Clara)

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Life is getting back to normal in Year 5. We have been continuing with an art project that we started while we were working at home.

It has been nice coming back to school and seeing all of my friends. (Hugh)

It has been nice, but odd, because I had forgotten how to set up my maths book which surprised me! It has been good to see my friends and teachers. (Natalia)

I think it has been good coming into school and seeing my friends, but it is peculiar because I have got used to waking up and going to the kitchen to do my work. (Sophia)

Thursday 17th December 2020

This week, for our Fabulous Finish, we shared our learning with the Year 6 children. Here is a short video of how we set up the tables. A higher quality video has been sent out via Seesaw.


Thursday 3rd December 2020

This week, we have been creating our patterned clay tiles.

Wednesday 18th November 2020

We have started learning about Ancient Islamic Civilization. We have been investigating different historical sources to see what we can find out.

Wednesday 21st October 2020

We have been learning a range of drawing techniques linked to the Viking part of our Lost Lands Topic.

When we did the Viking snake heads, I enjoyed drawing them and joining them onto Viking knots. (Luca)

Viking art is really fun and interesting. I like doing the detail. (Xanthe)

Viking art is a great time to think about the detail of what we are going to draw. (Clara)

Viking art is super unique and the patterns are really creative. (Hugh)


Wednesday 30th September

Even though it was a long day, our trip to Stubbington Study Centre was utterly brilliant!

Friday 11th September 2020

Our stunning start involved Year 5 becoming Anglo-Saxon spies who were on a mission to find out as much about Viking Longships as they could. We even managed to capture a Viking ship builder!



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