Orange Class (Year 5)

Welcome to the Orange Class (Year 5) page!

Welcome to Orange class. The year 5 children are taught by Mrs Buck and Mr Milne
April 5th 2019

Orange Class are coming to the end of reading the amazing class book, ‘Brightstorm’ and have been creating journals of the adventures of ‘thoughtwolves’, the crew of the sky-ship and writing non-chronological reports about wolves. In maths we have been reasoning about fractions and number. In science we have been enjoying learning about animals and their life cycles, and we have just embarked on our new topic: the Earthand Space. In geography Year 4 and 5 have investigated and compared the UK to Italy. They have produced some fantastic posters about Italy and created some very effective 3D images of either the Italian countryside or our beautiful landscape. We are also enjoying comparing how different religions celebrate key milestones in their lives, as part of our ‘Journey of Life’ topic.

Spring 2019
Welcome back to the spring term. Christmas seems to have flown past this year. The children have all returned with big smiles and lots to talk about! Our value is trust, which is something that orange class display so often.
This term we will be reading a fantastic new book in our guided sessions called ‘Brightstorm’ by Vashti Hardy. Our literacy work will be linked to the exploration of fantastic lands, making maps, writing job applications and creating a very special ‘Brightstorm’ journal.
Our topic for this term will focus on improving our geography skills, with a quiz, map work and making comparisons with the UK and Modern Europe.
In maths we are investigating perimeter, area and moving on to strategies for long multiplication, division and fractions. Science will look at living things, which will make perfect use of our environmental area. In dance we have started movement linked to winter games and will then move on to street dance, which will be fun. Take a look at our Christmas decorations and our recent tin foil figures – an introduction to light and shadow drawing techniques.

Curriculum info spring


Curriculum information year 5 Autumn 2018
November 16th 2018

Orange Class have looked at life as an Egyptian and have just finished our brilliant class story – ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ by Emma Carroll. We have designed and written about our own gods, made cartouches in clay and found out about the young pharaoh Tutankhamun. It’s now onto ‘The Greeks’ and we have just started our new story ‘Percy Jackson and the lightning thief.’ In maths we are investigating graphs and tables, have looked at prime numbers and in literacy we have been looking at a range of images and sources depicting life during WWI in the trenches . We have been writing some very thoughtful and emotive sentences, ready to create a final piece of descriptive writing for our whole school focus on Remembrance Week.

September 28th 2018

Orange class have had an exciting start to the term. A strange mummy and sarcophagus appeared one morning, which has caused great curiosity. As we are studying the Egyptians we will definitely have to discover more about mummification. The class have been making pharaoh’s hats using oil pastels and are now in the process of designing a cartouche to make in clay this term.

In RE the children have created beautiful, natural images for our stained glass windows, which are beautiful in the sunlight; in maths we have been ordering and rounding numbers up to a million; in literacy we have started our class book ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ and written letters from Professor Selim. (He blew up and left his feet behind!) We are also working at improving our sentences using fronted adverbials, conjunctions and more effective punctuation.

You might hear ‘Mamma Mia’ being sung in the playground – we have started a new music scheme, which looks like it will be great fun. This is alongside ‘Go Noodle’ sessions, which improve co-ordination, fitness and the ability to sing daft songs.  It has been a busy start to term and with so many forthcoming events such as school discos, Remembrance Day, theatre visits and performances it will go quickly.