Year 5JB: Blog items

Learning in 5JB

Date: 8th Oct 2023 @ 7:02pm

The children have been very busy with their learning so far this year! Here are some of our highlights so far this term!

  • Quarry Bank Mill:  Year 5 had a wonderful time on our trip to Quarry Bank Mill. The children loved learning about how the mill was used in Victorian times and finding our about the lives of the children who worked there. They visited the Victorian school house and living quarters, tried some of the different jobs and saw the noisy machinery in action!
  • In Maths we have been learning about Place Value, including with decimal numbers.
  • In Reading the children really enjoyed our text study of Oliver Twist, especially finding out about the different charcters! They used their understanding of the text to create some wonderful character descriptions in their Writing Books! 
  • We are continuing to discover more about the Victorians in our Connected Curriculum lessons, and have enjoyed finding out and creating a timeline of the main events of the Victorian era.
  • In Science, we are continuing our work on Forces. The class really enjoyed discussing, predicting and exploring the effect of gravity on different objects!
  • We have had a visitor in school to discuss Online Safety. 
  • Finally, everyone has worked very hard on practicing their handwriting and presentation in their new Year 5 books.


This week, we look forawrd to some exciting additional sessions including Art, Black History Month workshops and Freestyle Football... it will be another busy and exciting week in Year 5! 

Useful Information for 5JB

Date: 8th Oct 2023 @ 6:43pm

Welcome to a new year in 5JB! 

The children have been working hard to get used to our new routines and timetables - here's some useful information for our school week in 5JB:


  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure children arrive in school in correct PE kit (black bottoms and plain white top, school jumper or plain black PE sweatshirt, sensible sports trainers, hair tied back and earrings removed).
  • Bookbags should be brought in everyday and reading logs are checked on a Wednesday and Friday. Please support your child with their daily reading and sign their Reading Record each time. 
  • Homework is sent out and handed in on Fridays.
  • Our weekly spelling test will take place each Thursday.  


Miss Bryce

What We Are Learning in Summer 2

Date: 5th Jun 2023 @ 9:46pm

The parent overview for the summer 2 half term is now uploaded to the class page. Please take a look so you can think about how to support your child's learning. We will also be sending paper copies home this week.

Summer 1 parent overview

Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 11:36am

The Summer 1 parent overview has been uploaded under the file section of the class page. Please take a look so you can see what year 5 will be learning about this half term and support your child by discussing their learning.


A copy of this will also be sent home at the end of the week.

The Happy Puzzle Company Day

Date: 12th Jan 2023 @ 4:30pm

Today, we were really lucky to have a session with Tom from the Happy Puzzle Company as a reward for all our hard work in maths.


The focus was on teamwork and year 5 really did do us proud! They worked beautifully together, making sure that everyone had a chance to take part. Some of the puzzles were a little tricky to complete but their perserverance and determination paid off. We played genius star where we had to fit blocks into the spaces on a star shape around some blockers. Then we had a go at matching patterns using some coloured star blocks or a train with shapes to arrange accurately. Finally, the children had to follow some clues to identify where the 'treasure' was hidden on a map of smart town using coordinates.

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Parent Overviews

Date: 9th Jan 2023 @ 1:44pm

The parent overview for Spring 1 has now been added to the class page (under files). Please take a look at what you child will be learning about this half term so that you can support them at home.


Thank you!

Short Division

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 3:48pm

This week, year 5 have been learning about written methods of multiplication and division.

They found the division in particular really tricky. Their homework this week should support them in being able to practise the skill at home. However, they may need some support from adults or older children. Please feel free to talk them through each question. There is no expectation that children complete the homework entirely on their own. 

BBC bitesize has an excellent explanation and some practise questions to try.

Keep trying year 5!


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Harvest Festival rap

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 4:10pm

On Friday, we will be taking part in our harvest festival celebration assembly by performing the vegetable rap to the rest of key stage 2. If you would like to practise at home, these are the lyrics. Thanks for having a go!


Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green

Carrots are sweet once they are clean

Pile them on my plate, now don’t be mean

I’m a 5-a-day, get out and play, veg-eating machine!


Chocolate bars you can’t sell to me

I spend my money on celery

Guarantee there’s no stopping me

When the plate I see has some broccoli


You think you’re tough? You think you’re hard?

You need to grow veggies out in your yard.

Dig them up muddy but fresh and sweet,

The tasty, no-wastey, treat to eat.


One potato, two potato, three potato, four

We’ll clap in the air and tap on the floor

Just give ‘em a clean underneath the tap,

Turn around, touch the ground, our vegetable rap.



Fruit and Veg, let me hear you shout

I’m goin’ crazy for a Brussel Sprout.

Blackb’rries are juicy and rhubarb is sour

We’re getting healthier hour by hour


Double double toil and trouble

Heat ‘em up and make ‘em bubble

Five a day goodness for me and for you

We love fruit and vegetables too




Parent Overviews

Date: 14th Sep 2022 @ 10:24am

We have just uploaded a copy of all the parent overviews for each half term of year 5 onto our class pages. These documents may change slightly as we move through the year but they will give you an idea of everything your child will be learning about.

Welcome to 5JB!

Date: 12th Sep 2022 @ 8:19pm

Welcome to a new year in 5JB! 

We have been so excited to welcome our year 5 children back into school, and have been so impressed with how well they are settling in!

Tomorrow morning (13/9/22),  we look forward to welcoming our children's grown ups into our classroom to find out about the children's learning and class routines! We hope to see you there!


Miss Bryce


Exploring Maths

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 10:41pm

Last week the children explored place value in addition by using concrete materials!

5JB' s Greek Olympics!

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 10:34pm

5JB's Greek Olympics!

Bridge Building

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 4:20pm

5Jb had a great afternoon making building Bridges for CC! There task was to design and make a free standing bridge with a moving part... which they all proudly completed! 



Ancient Greek Day!

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 4:05pm

Last week, Year 5 had a brilliant day of learning with our Ancient Greek visitors! The children learnt all about the lives of the people living in Athens and Sparta, how to be a Greek warrior and put on a Greek play! 

Holiday Homework

Date: 17th Dec 2021 @ 3:16pm

Christmas break Holiday Homework: 



Exploring CC in 5JB

Date: 17th Dec 2021 @ 3:15pm

5JB have done enjoyed their exciting learning this term! The children have researched the differences and similarities between canals and rivers and have completed a paper structure designing challenge!



Exciting Investigations!

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 4:32pm

5JB have been testing their investigation skills in science and CC, where we have explored air resistance with paper spinners and tried to completed a paper structure challenge! Well done to our winning team!   

Super Science!

Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 5:12pm

5JB had a great afternoon investigating the effect of water resistance on floating objects! The children competed to design and make a boat that would hold the most cubes. The children found that the boats with the biggest surface area were the winners! 

5JB's Trip to Quarry Bank Mill!

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 4:32pm

5JB had a fantastic day on Wednesday on our trip to Quarry Bank Mill! We learnt about the lives of Victorian children working in the mills, the machines used in the workhouses and how the factories were powered! 

5JB's Trip to Quarry Bank Mill!

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 4:17pm

5JB had a fantastic time at Quarry Bank Mill on Wednesday! We learnt about the life of children in the mills, the machines used in the workhouses and the factories were powered! 

Super Learning in 5JB!

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 8:59pm

5JB have made a brilliant start with their learning in Year 5! The children have worked hard in Maths, and have really enjoyed exploring different strategies of place value, addition and subtraction!  



Date: 11th Jul 2021 @ 11:52am

This week we have been focusing on writing our free-verse poems on bullfighting. Our reading sessions have been fantastic! We have been looking at figurative language and have made lots of connections between other texts that we have read such as the myths of ancient Greece.

When it came to writing, we have had fun creating a class poem as well everybody writing their own. We have experimented with writing from different perspectives and some of us are challenging ourselve from writing from the point of view of the matador. 

When these are finished, they will be increíble! 


This week in 5DL

Date: 3rd Jul 2021 @ 3:58pm

This week in 5DL

28/06/21 - 02/07/21

This week was assessment week which everyone was REALLY excited for!

Everyone worked incredibly hard and did their very best to show their learning over the past months. 

We rounded of the week with our favourite game "The Pirate Game". Lots of drama and sabotage involved as well as much fun by everyone.

Link to home learning Padlet

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 4:02pm

Hello Everyone!

Here is the link to our padlet page. Everything is in one place so should be easy to find. 

Let me know on school spider if you have any questions about the work. 

There will be a page for each day so make sure that you ask any questions on todays page. 

for example:

If you have a question about yesterday's work - ask the question on today's page.

Good luck and let's get learning!

Outstanding Learning + Surprise!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 5:17pm

Good afternoon, 5CB. Can you believe that we have finally reached the end of our journey? And what a strange way to end it. I am so proud to have been your teacher this year - I have loved every second of it (even when you gave me a headache!) 

I was so happy to speak to you all on the phone this week. There were only a couple of you I couldn't reach, so here is a little reminder of what was said:

When we go back to school in September, you will spend the first two days with myself and Mrs Turner, in our 5CB classroom. We will be able to do some fun games and activities together. Then you will move into Year 6, where your new Teacher will be Miss Thornton and your new Teaching Assistant will be Miss Taylor. Miss Thornton has emailed your grown up a leaflet, with some exciting Summer activities inside.

I'm moving year groups too this year, and will be teaching Year 4! I'm nervous and excited, just like I imagine all of you are. 

Here are this week's outstanding learners: 








Lilly C







Lily L















... Yes you've guessed, each of you are outstanding learners! 

Instead of posting your work this week, I have created something for you. Since we couldn't get a class photo this year, I've made one for us! 

(I apologise if I got your eye colour wrong, all I had to go off was my memory and your photograph from our door!)

I hope you like it! 


Enjoy your Summer!

Miss Brookes 

‘We create, We explore,

We care, We soar’


Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

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