Edlesborough School

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Year 5

Year 5 Teaching Staff

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Rimmer, Mrs Broderick, Mrs Stansfield and Miss Spencer would like to warmly welcome you to the year 5 class page. We hope that you will be regular visitors so we can keep you up to date with what we have been learning, any class news and other key activities or events that may be taking place. 

Please look through the site below for our most recent learning, achievements and useful information such as letters and topic overviews.


We are looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next few weeks and are thrilled to be sharing your child's learning journey with you. 


If you have any questions or queries that you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Who's Who.

Mrs Rimmer. Class Teacher
Mrs Broderick. Class Teacher
Mrs Stansfield. Teaching Assistant

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Kingswood Presentation

In addition to the topic homework, the children will receive spellings each week. These will be given on a Mon/ Tues and we will hold a spelling quiz in class the following week.

The children use a look, cover, write and check method. If they finish this quickly, then we encourage them to write sentences which show how to use the word in context.


Every Monday, the children have the opportunity to take a book out of the school library. This is also when we will look at the children's reading records, awarding house points for those reading on a regular basis. Please remember to sign your children's reading record.

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Year 5 Learning


Examples of what's happening in our classroom across a range of subjects can be seen below!

Gareth Jones: Steampunk Pirates!


We had a great time this morning at the Roald Dahl museum! For the first hour, we were mesmerised and enthralled by the author Gareth Jones who wrote 'The Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates' series which we have explored a little in class. He explained to us how he found inspiration for his stories and we were amazed to find his answer to this was through play! Having come up for the idea for his stories through playing a game of pirates with his eldest child, he explained how it all stemmed from asking a simple question....'Are you the pirate captain?'


Gareth then worked with us to come up with a plot for our own 'Steampunk Pirate' story which we gave the title of 'The Curse of the Evil Genie'. Gareth was very complimentary of our ideas and imaginations...we look forward to writing our own pirate stories at home and in the classroom this week!



Kingswood 2019



After a great coach trip over to West Runton, we were straight into the action! 


As as soon as we had made our beds up in the dormitories (well the children), we made our way to the ZIPWIRE! What a great way to start the week! The children all supported, encouraged and cheered each other on! A brilliant first activity!    




Wow! What a phenomenal start to our trip! The children have had a great 24 hours..... 

Great weather, delicious food and a pretty good night’s sleep by all! 


This morning’s dorm inspection shocked a few.... but everyone managed to make their beds.... just! 




This morning, we had a lesson in bushcraft! All the Kingswood staff commented on the children’s superb efforts and the resilience they showed in getting their fires started! The children certainly impressed with all their forest school skills! 


To live comfortably in the wild, we learned that the longest you can go without certain elements is..... the rule of 3

3 seconds: concentration  

3 minutes: oxygen

3 hours: shelter

3 days: water

3 weeks: food

3 months: social interaction 


Leap of Faith 


Every single child put aside their fears and apprehension to have a go at this huge feat! We were so impressed with all their grit and determination- all the children dug deep to find the courage to attempt to scale the tower and although not all of them managed the leap from the top, they all gave it their very best! Well done Year 5! 


We have also had Archery, Go Karts, Aeroball and Buggy building and still have the Nightline activity to do this evening!



On Tuesday evening, the children all wore a blindfold and put their trust in each other to guide themselves as a team around the nightlife course... This was made even harder with the addition of certain obstacles as well as a showering of water from certain members of staff! It was great to see all the children working together and supporting each other to get to the end of the course! 



Today’s activities include climbing, abseiling, Jacob’s ladder and a trip to the rocky shore! With the sun still shining, the children couldn’t wait to get their harnesses on and start the day!

Once again, the children supported and encouraged each over to overcome fears and anxieties and showed some true courage with everyone giving all the activities their very best effort!

All in a days fun at forest school


Year five had a super day exploring the new mud kitchen they hadn't yet seen and proceeded to make a delightful array of foods for us all to try :)


A conversation about charcoal ended in all natural face paints being had and lots of messages on the writing wall. 


Next week Mrs Burrows will be doing fire lighting with the class.



Summer Term 1 2019


Welcome back! We hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Break and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine as much as we did! This term promises to be an action packed one, with lots to squeeze in culminating with our trip to Kingswood in the last week. 




For those thinking ahead to the end of this half term.... here is a kit list for our trip to Kingswood. All paperwork will be coming home this week!


  • Old trainers– that don’t matter if they get wet and mucky
  • Wellies preferably or walking boots
  • Plastic bags – so the children can separate wet and muddy clothing
  • Wash items – shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste etc
  • One towel
  • Long sleeved t-shirts – this is a health and safety requirement for ALL the activities. Please make sure they have plenty of them
  • Long trousers/combat trousers – another health and safety requirement for ALL the activities. At least a couple of pairs as they may get wet and muddy!
  • 3/4 length trousers – these will be ok for when the children aren`t doing climbing activities, or to wear for dinner etc
  • Jeans – as above – not practical for muddy or wet activities
  • Nightwear – pyjamas -the boys and girls are separated, however, pyjamas are preferable in case we need to evacuate because of fire.
  • Disco clothes
  • Hair bands – it is essential for health and safety reasons for girls to tie their hair up for all activities
  • Waterproof clothing – a waterproof jacket is essential, trousers would be advisable.
  • Jumpers  - a couple of jumpers would be beneficial as we are on the coast
  • Sunglasses/cream/hat – the children will be responsible for applying their own sun cream
  • Named refillable water bottle
  • Shoes/trainers – these will be needed for the evening activity which won`t be one of the messier ones! Also for during the disco!

This list should cover everything. If the weather forecast is for particularly warm weather (which we have booked!!) then shorts and t-shirts for the “chill out” times would be advisable.




Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year break!


This term, the children in year 5 are learning about The Aztec Civilization. In the Home learing and Curriculm Overview sections above, you will find a copy of the homework for this half term and an overview of what the children will be learning in the different subjects.


Spellings will be added to this site for your reference.





Aztec Food Technology...CHOCOLATE!!!

SCRATCH 'Heroes and Villains' Project 


In computing this term, year 5 have been developing our skills and techniques in using the computer animation program Scratch. Over the past six weeks, we have focused on exploring the scratch interface, understanding what a sprite is, using inputs and animations to make sprites move in the stage area, and using sensors and variables to make the games more interactive with the user. Each week we have learned these new skills and then applied them in creating our own super heroes and villains game!

We have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and have supported each other immensely…the favourite part definitely had to be recording and using our own sound effects….This is where we were most creative! The game tutorial for our ‘Heroes and Villains’ game, is attached below should you wish to recreate at home.

Game Tutorial for Heroes and Villains

Aztec Masks

Our Aztec topic, has got off to a flying start and some of the home learning tasks that have been coming in look incredible with a lot of time and effort being dedicated. Through our geography and history, we have explored where the Aztecs lived and during which era. Our Art and DT has involved researching Aztec religion and the gods they worshipped, discovering what special powers they held. We then used this knowledge to design and create our own god masks which are now proudly on display guarding our classroom! The colours and designs are extraordinary! We look forward to our Aztec day next term with Mexicolore!

Together for a Better Internet

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, we have been exploring the phenomena that is the internet and how it is such a powerful resource that requires us to think about how we remain safe whilst enjoying its many benefits. For our cyber café, year 5 created information leaflets using our desktop publishing skills that informed people how to stay safe on the internet and what we need to think about when meeting people online.

Autumn Term 1


We have had a great start to the year which we have kicked off with our theme of Crime and Punishment. In English, we have been thinking about the purpose and audience of our writing and how this affects the style we are using. This week we will be applying this learning when writing our biographies of Nelson Mandela... keep checking in to see some of our efforts! In order to support us in our wrting, we have explored the different features of biographical writing both strctural and language, rehearsed our biographies orally and used our knowldege of autobiographies to write about our first days at school.


The children thoroughly enjoyed their music session this week. In music we are studying the piece of music 'Mars' by Gustav Holst to link in with our science topic of Earth and Space.  To begin with we listened to the piueve of music and used shape and colour to draw interpretations of the music through the medium of a spaceship! This week we will continue to explore this music learning two asymmetrical ostinatos. Photos and videos to follow!







Journalistic Writing

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This week (01.10.18) has seen us turning our hand at being journalists! To help us become familiar with the purpose, audience and viewpoint of this writing style, we read through our class copies of First News to see what we could find out. Through our exploration, we learned about the structure of newspaer reports and the different lanaguage features that we may find within them. Following our planned trip to the National Space Centre in a few weeks, we will take the role of journalists to report our own version of the first landing on the moon!

Website Designers

Within our computing curriculum, we are looking at websites: exploring the role they play and how they appeal to different audiences through their layout, design and content.

This week we discussed and explored the different content that can be included on websites from podcasts to twitter feeds and videos to standard text. To help us design our own websites, we began to think about some of the content that we would like to include and how this information would be structured and organised. To help us plan our sites, we created a site map and then researched the different content we wanted to include.