Horton Grange Primary School

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Year 5

Over the half term holidays the Year 5 children were asked to create a research project on the Vikings. These are just a few examples of the fantastic work that has been brought in. All the children are itching to find out more! A big thank you to all of the families who supported the children with their projects. 







Year 5 Autumn 2 – 2019/2020































The Year 5 children also did some fantastic speaking and listening practise in Spanish. They asked members of the class what they liked to do in their spare time in Spanish and recorded this in a tally. They then wrote sentences based on their findings. ¡Magnífica!























This week, Year 5 have explored a range of properties in materials. They have predicted whether materials are soluble or insoluble and have carried out an investigation on how to separate mixtures and solutions.


















































The Year 5 children thoroughly enjoyed their History focused theme of the Anglo-Saxons this half term. After a fantastic final lesson of exploring a historical figure, (Alfred the Great) the children began their next exciting topic of ‘Properties and changes of materials’. They began this Science focus by describing mystery objects. They then grouped the objects according to their properties. In order to do this they linked their knowledge of properties from previous years and then learnt some new Scientific terminology such as permeable, absorbent and translucent.



















On the 10th of October we celebrated World Mental Health day in school. All the children wore yellow clothing and they learnt all about what mental health is. The children discussed that everybody has mental health and they created their own definition for what mental health means.




The Year 5 children also enjoyed their Spanish lesson this week learning about ‘Los pasatiempos’ (hobbies!). They practised their Spanish pronunciation and used their knowledge of the language to spot patterns in new words and phrases. ¡Estupendo!


















The Year 5s were faced with a dilemma in English this week. Through a ‘conscience alley’ activity they had to advise Captain Shackleton on whether he should complete a treacherous journey. They had to use their skills of persuasion and justify their reasoning using evidence from the text. Shackleton then had to make his final decision…






This week the Year 5 children used their fantastic replica Anglo Saxon villages alongside some historical sources to infer what life was like in Anglo Saxon times. From this they have written some fantastic diary entries! Have a look!



In order to learn more about Anglo Saxon life, the children have designed, created and evaluated an Anglo Saxon village which included huts, fires and rivers . They used a range of materials and worked collaboratively.


In English the children have been creating and performing poetry to describe the pack ice that Shackleton faced on his expedition. They also re-enacted the boat being hit by a blizzard!


























This week was also the first ‘Good work assembly’ with 5A showing the rest of Year 5 and 6 all of the amazing work they have produced so far. The children showed their projects, read out some fantastic writing and even showed their videos of their news reports (including bloopers!).


The learning journey of ‘Raiders, traders and settlers’ is continuing in Year 5 with some analysis of primary and secondary sources.


The children have also been able to use their fantastic summer projects to support their learning and display on the learning journey.

Take a look!




Year 5 Autumn 1 – 2019/2020

Year 5 have kick-started their learning journey of the Anglo-Saxons by taking part in a variety of engaging activities! They have analysed historical sources from the past, role-played historical figures and written and performed a TV news report all about the invasion of Britain.

A big thank you to all parents, carers and families that supported their children with their Summer project. It has furthered the children’s learning and the outcomes are fantastic! Pictures to follow.




Autumn 1 Newsletter

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Summer 2 Newsletter

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Year 5 have begun our learning journey on ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’ in Science – take a look:

We created projects in the half term holiday that fed into our learning in class:

Year 5 made some fantastic projects during our DT day!

Summer 1 Newsletter

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Spring 2 Newsletter

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Year 5 had a fantastic day at Murton Park, learning about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons!

Spring 1 Newsletter

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Take a look at some of the fantastic Anglo-Saxon projects produced by children in Year 5!


Some Year 5 children have made geodes as their half-term project!

Year 5 had an awesome time at Ingleborough Hall last week!

Year 5 have done some fantastic Non-Chronological reports during Black History Month!