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Year 5

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the exciting things that we are getting up to in Year 5. Whether you are a child or a parent, this section will have information to help you maximise learning and find out about what is going on, including homework, curriculum details for each year group and wider learning opportunities.

Mrs Jones and Mr Hopkinson

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Investigating Rust - 14.11.18

On Tuesday, Year 5 began exploring how and why things rust. Children began by researching the essential components required for rust to occur, then moved outside to find evidence to support their research. They have planned a 'fair' Scientific investigation to study how different factors affect the speed in which metal rusts, which will begin on Thursday.

We hope they continue to discuss this subject with loved ones at home!  

Visit to Masjid E Noor Mosque and Gloucester Cathedral - 7.11.18

On Monday 5th November, Year 5 were fortunate enough to visit the Masjid E Noor Mosque and Gloucester Cathedral. Imam Hassan was very informative and greatly enhanced the children's understanding of Islam. Likewise, the volunteers at the cathedral were very knowledgeable and the children gained a lot from the experience.


Year 5 at St. Mary's Church - 17.10.18

A number of Year 5 and 6 pupils have volunteered to take part in a Service of Peace, being held on Sunday 21st October at St Mary's Church. They have been rehearsing a great deal in preparation for the event and visited the church on Tuesday afternoon for one of their final rehearsals. 

They were accompanied by Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Mainwaring who both agreed that they sounded wonderful. 

Year 5 would also like to welcome Mr. Dowd, a Student Teacher, who will be with us up until Christmas.

Outdoor Education at Upton Warren - 10.10.18

Year five visited Upton Warren Adventure Centre on 5th and 6th October, led by students of Hartpury College. The children took part in four activities: orienteering, rock climbing, low ropes and archery. Whilst enjoyable for all pupils, there were times when they were encouraged to push themselves to complete certain challenges. This they all did admirably and, as a result, gained a large amount from the experience.

Sporting Success! - 3.10.18

A number of Year 5 pupils were selected to represent Ashfield Park Primary School at an inter-school netball competition, held at John Kyrle High School on Wednesday this week. 

The teams (consisting of both Year 5 and 6 pupils), coached by Miss. Stephens and Mrs. Jones, were highly successful, finishing 1st and 2nd overall.

Sport, fitness and health is an integral part of our curriculum and their success today will help continue to promote this throughout their peer-groups.

The Local Geography of Ross-on-Wye

This week we completed a survey on the amount of litter being dropped in Ross-on-Wye. The areas explored included: the school grounds; the Market Place at the top of town; the alleyway leading from Aldi; and the Riverfront Walk. 

Through completion of this activity, the pupils seem to have developed a greater sense of ownership over the cleanliness of their town. Moving forwards, we will be looking more at the impact that littering can have on the environment on a global scale.

007 Through Dance!

We were lucky enough, this week to have a professional dance teacher working with Year 5. The children enjoyed acting as spies, concentrating on movement and positioning, which eventually culminated in a short dance. The year group will continue exploring this theme, up until half term.

Point to note:

Letters regarding the Upton Warren - Outdoor Education visit, were handed to pupils this afternoon (19.9.18).


New School Year!

Year 5 have made an excellent start to their school year, quickly settling into the routine. All pupils were handed a 'Link Letter' for Autumn Term last week, but, to ensure that all families have access, please see above. We look forward to meeting you all at the Year 5 'Meet the Teachers' on Monday 17th September at 1530.