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Year 5

Mini Police

This week, Year 5 graduated from Mini Police. Over the Autumn term they have met with local police to discuss community and the importance of respect and safety. To celebrate this, as a reward Year 5 got a chance to see and learn all about a fire engine, see a demonstration from police of how riot gear is used and try on real handcuffs. To finish it all off, Year 5 met with the Neighbourhood Team Inspector who provided them with their certificates during their graduation ceremony.

History Week - our presentation for Black History Month

Trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

On Monday the 11th of October, Year 5 visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Our topic for Science has been Space and this trip was perfect for securing and enriching our learning. We got to enjoy a planetarium show called 'The Universe on your doorstep'. We laid back and stared up at the ceiling and were met with exciting images of planets, stars and constellations. In the afternoon, we went to a workshop where Year 5 shared some of their knowledge about the moon and had some misconceptions debunked (the moon is in fact NOT made of Cheese). At the end of the day we enjoyed a stroll around the Observatory and soaked up the view across London. It was a great day!

Poet visit!

On Thursday we were lucky enough to have had a visit from Paul Lyalls, the poet, to celebrate National Poetry Day. Paul did an assembly with the whole school where pupils had a great time listening and collaborating with him on some poems. Later in the afternoon, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a workshop with Paul where they were shown how to form their own poems; the results were moving, hilarious and very creative. 




Cross Country

In October, Year 5 went to a local secondary school to partake in Cross-Country races. It was great to see everyone get involved and push themselves even if they were finding it challenging. Above all else, I was so proud of how supportive we were of one another, there was a real team spirit among us.



Multiples and factors


In Maths, we have been securing our understanding of multiples and factors. The class have been using objects and grouping them to visualise the concept. Alongside this, we are practicing our mathematical vocabulary and encouraging one another to explain answers and thought processes


Earth and Space


In Science, we have been learning about how day and night works. Pupils have debunked some misconceptions and used their own words to explain how we experience day and night according to the Earth's rotations. To bring our understanding to life, we used torches and mini globes. 


Mini Police


We have been lucky enough in Year 5 to have some special visitors every other week. The local PCSO's in Dacorum have visited us regularly to discuss with the children the role of police in their local area. Year 5 have had many questions to ask and their have been some great discussions taking place about the importance of community, respect and teamwork. We are all excited to continue the programme and take an active role in becoming Mini Police!


Welcome Back!


It has been a great start to the school year so far! I am so enjoying getting to know the children in Year 5 and it is great to see them all enjoying some normality at George Street. Please continue to follow this page for updates on our learning.

Year 5 Newsletter - Autumn 2021