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King Charles Primary School

Hello! Welcome to year 5.


We now have two year five classes:

5G - Mrs Gilmore, Miss Perry and Miss Meredith.

5L - Miss Lucas and Miss Bailey.

Welcome to Year 5 - Where the 'fun' learning never ends - Our photo galleries are just a snapshot of our creative learning journey...


We have had a wonderful half term - thank you parents and children. All of the children are showing progress in all subjects, and are growing into lovely,mature young adults. They are a credit to you and our school.



Year 5 were involved in an incident last term: Mrs Dell reported that a meteorite landed on our playground on Sunday morning. After she had it checked by meteorologists for radiation, ( it was emitting none ) our headteacher confirmed that it was safe to stay on our grounds.

Two weeks later, a UFO hovered above the school...

On Thursday 19th December, our local community officer ( Iain) was interviewed by Class 5L about the unusual events ( including perplexing stories about 'Flying Frogs') over the last few weeks.

See our pictures below:


our current up to date class timetable for class 5L:

On Friday 15th September we had our first 'French Day'. Aswell as using basic French phrases daily, we will teach French in day blocks during the school year.

Monday Maths



Literacy LUNCH SPAG-weekly spelling and spag focus. Topic
Tuesday Music / Arithmetic Guided Reading P.E LUNCH


Wednesday Maths



Literacy LUNCH


Thursday Maths Guided reading Literacy LUNCH SCIENCE SCIENCE





Literacy LUNCH Homework Topic/ICT Reward time ( 20 minutes)


Our Topic this term is ' From Bentley and Beyond'


We have started the term off exploring some elements about Ancient Greece and the impact that this fabulous historical period has had on the world today. We will explore heliocentric versus geocentric views and where horoscopes originated from.We will also compare Greece to Bentley.

We will then move to our scientific  'Earth and Space'.

So far we have explored the phases of the Moon ( always a popular lesson using Oreos!), Neil Armstrong and various facts about each planet in our Solar System.


We started Autumn term by reading, acting and discussing some Ancient Greek myths and legends - Pandora's Box and The Trojan Horse. We have also discussed which authors have 'magpied' ideas from Greek myths and legends.

Last term we created newspapers about our unusual meteorite landing and 'flying frog epidemic.

We have just finished created some amazing short 'spooky' stories. These are now being transformed into small books, and we are also creating digital books with them, using animation and composing and performing 'spooky' music to accompany them.

Now we are exploring and writing space poetry...


We will start Autumn term deepening our understanding of place value to multiply and divide numbers by 10,100 and 1000, and round numbers.

We will also improve our knowledge of all times tables up to 12, and develop our arithmetic skills. We have explored multiples, factors, primes, square numbers and cube numbers.

Through our 'Earth and Space' element of our topic we will also round the distance of the planets, start to investigate time zones and convert time.

This week we are exploring ratio and scaling : we will create a ' toilet paper solar system', and also use fruit to scale down the sizes of planets.



This term we will be exploring FORCES!

Our practical lesson photo gallery is above. We have investigated,gravity  water resistance, air resistance and friction. Next, we will investigate levers, pulleys and gears.

Through our topic we will also be investigating 'Earth and Space'- learning about the solar system, day and night and the phases of the Moon.


 This term we will be comparing commitments and meanings between the Hindu, Muslim and Christian faiths. We will also discuss the various Christmas adverts that we have seen the past two years, including the 'topical' current Tesco advert.



We have already investigated shading in Greek pots ( showing the story of Pandora's box). We hope to create and paint our solar system over the term.

We have explored the artist Peter Thorpe, and created abstract space art in his style using chalk and oil pastels.


This term we are learning to read music whilst playing the xylophone.

We are also going to use music to help improve our mental wellbeing.

We also hope to  create paintings to classical music using Holtz 'The Planets'.



This term we are learning how to evolve our minds, to improve our positive way of thinking.

We have started using 'Kid President' as a source for our discussion topics. We love Kid President!

Through the fabulous book 'Wonder', we are linking our anti-bullying theme with 'Choose Kind'.


This term, we are going to be developing our  skills in gymnastics.



We will begin to explore coding.

We have started to investigate and discuss internet safety.

We will use videos from U-tube from The International Space Station to answer some of our space questions.

We are using the green screen and Immersion room in literacy , RE and topic.

We  will continue to use Google Classroom. Parents you can see the classrooms your children have been working in from home.


Our P.E days in 5L are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Homework must be handed in by Wednesday every week.

The children have a moon diary to complete this month, they also need to make a note of when it turned to nighttime each evening (under their moon sketch).

Children should be reading daily for pleasure. We are aiming for all to be free readers by year 6. Your child does not have to read out loud to you, they can summarise what they have read and understood by putting things into their own words. You can question them about what they have read. We now need to develop our understanding about what we are reading, ( this will also help in maths reasoning problems).

                                                                            STARS of THE WEEK

Class 5LL

Gino: For being an amazing role model in our class. Gino always works his hardest in all subjects. He has beautiful presentation in all books, and is always 'school ready'. Gino always looks smart and daily has the correct uniform in class and PE: he is a shining example of the perfect King Charles pupil. Through perseverance and completing his homework, Gino is making progress and developing his confidence in maths. Gino has to be commended for his amazing literacy and topic writing- Gino is a shining example of 'the more you read the better you write'. He wrote an amazing news report about the meteorite, and this week his short story was beautifully and cleverly written. Gino is also very inquisitive in Science, and through his wonderful questioning he has 'helped to plan' a future science and maths lesson. Gino is a pleasure to teach. Well done Gino.

Rhiana for wonderful  progress in all subjects: Rhiana always works at her best ability, so is already showing progress in every subject and has such an amazing attitude to work and school. She is growing in independence, which is helping her progress and is improving her confidence. Rhiana is great at presenting her work, and excellent in drama which is helping her writing improve. Rhiana is amazing and inquisitive in science: last week she had such a wonderful understanding of water resistance and friction that she had to win star of the week this week! She is developing her reasoning skills in maths and supporting her peers on her table. Rhiana is a pleasure to teach. Well done Rhiana!

Our music stars of the fortnight have been ...Kelsey, Kaine 

Our P.E stars of the week are  ...  Kayleigh L, Ashley and Thane 

Our hand writer of the fortnight is - Kayleigh V. 



Important Dates:

( Don't forget to read our weekly newsletter!)

Thursday 23rd November - an author, Jeremy Davies, to visit years 5 and 6 and sign his book 'The Advent Calendar', which was number one in the Amazon chart. Please purchase a rare signed book.

14th December 2017- Year 5 Space Assembly.

We are visiting the Space Centre ( Leicester ) on Friday 1st December.  

 Our Year 5 Space Inspire Morning after half term will involve using Google Classroom and green screening - it will be on the same day as our Space assembly, starting after assembly at approximately 9.40.



The children have individual times tables to learn. All children should know all of  their times tables   ( up to 12 ) by heart in year 5.



Please listen to your child read twice a week, and make comments in their journal. All children should read every evening. Please question them about what they have read, using their bookmarks to help you think of questions.

In year 5 we are trying to have a greater diet of literature : various authors; genres; non fiction; myths and legends and poetry. Below are recommended books for all  primary school children:

Helpful links to support numeracy


BBC Newsround

Latest Newsround stories

Helpful links to support literacy

The Literacy Shed

Helpful links to support homework

Primary Resources

Purple Mash


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Miss Lucas(less than a year ago)

Thank you Harley! Made me giggle! We love having you here at KC!

harley(less than a year ago)

I LOVE IT HERE AT KC we should make I love heart kc tshirts and hats

Miss Lucas(less than a year ago)

Thank you Nieve, Blessing and Demi. So glad that you all love it here: it shows in your amazing progress last term. Keep it up!

demi(less than a year ago)

best school ever

demi(less than a year ago)

kc is the place to be !!!

Nieve(less than a year ago)

I love year 5ll the teacher are amazing

BLESSING(less than a year ago)

I LOVE SCHOOL AND DOING WORK ONLINE (thank you for teaching us)

Miss Lucas(about a year ago)

Thank you. We love having you Angel!

angel-leigh marshall(about a year ago)

I love coming to king Charles.