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In Year 5 at Winnersh, we have 3 classes: Amethyst, Tanzanite and Ametrine.

To see pictures and videos from our rocket launch activities click here

The children in Year 5 are learning how to be independent learners. As the year progresses the children are expected to take on more responsibility within the school community including; being reading buddies with younger children and taking on specific roles within the classroom.

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Year 5 are very fortunate that they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities including; cultural days, art days and trips associated with current topics.

We hope that all Year 5 children will enjoy the year, always striving to be the best they can be so that they are ready for their transition to year 6 and the added responsibilities which come with this.

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To see what we are learning this term click here


The homework policy is currently being updated so to start with, your child will be given a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework each Friday which they are to complete and return the following Friday.

As a school, we will be trying out a new style of spelling using a new programme. Further information will be given. But please continue to learn the Year 5 spellings, which you will be tested on termly to see how you get on. Click here for a copy of those Year 3/4 words. Click here for a copy of those Year 5 words.

Notice Board
19th June

Back to normal (almost!) after Healthy Schools Week last week.  We have taken part in many healthy activities including dance and yoga.  We have baked bread, tasted some new and interesting fruits, and looked at what makes a healthy diet. Not to forget the daily run, where the children were challenged to run a mile a day.  Most of them pushed themselves to do more than this, so as a year group we have easily passed our target of running as far as Amsterdam!   Well done as well for all the great efforts put in during Sports Day. 

In English we will finish our diary writing, planning and writing our own diary based on the experiences of a WW2 evacuee child.  In Maths, Mrs Bennett’s and Mr Howell’s groups will concentrate on multiples, factors and prime numbers, while Mrs Swinyard’s class will look at money and measurement.

This week we’re also looking forward to welcoming some visiting parents who will be coming to talk to us about their jobs as part of Wonderful World of Work Week.   

Don’t forget that class photographs will be taken on Monday this week, so make sure that you are looking smart!

Mrs Bennett, Mr Howell, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Swinyard and Mrs Hollands

We read the Sikh story ‘Guru Nanak and the Jasmine flower’ then made our own clay pots and flowers.


Our Autumn Topics

Topic: Fighters or Farmers?

Who were the Anglo Saxons?

What have archaeologists discover?



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Forces and magnets

BBC Bitesize


Religious Education ~ Spring Term

Spring 1st half

Are Sikh stories important today?


How should special books be treated?

Why is the story of Guru Nanak and the Lotus flower important?


What is a Lotus Flower?

Spring 2nd half

Did God intend Jesus to be crucified?



Do you have a plan or purpose for your life?

Did these people plan their own lives or were their lives pre-destined?

Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Florence Nightingale and The Queen.

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