Year 5

ragged-school-107A word from Ms Padel

Year 5 is a very rewarding year to teach. The children are ready for the challenges we provide for them as they continue to develop in maturity and independence.

We aim to stimulate their enthusiasm through our study of a range of fascinating topics, which this year have included Ancient and Modern China, Life in Victorian times and the Earth, Sun and Moon. We arrange exciting trips to enhance the learning; this year we’re off to the Ragged School to take part in a Victorian lesson.

We’re a very cultured bunch: not only have we been to an opera at Covent Garden, but we’re about to hear the LPO at the Festival Hall! Indigo class green team members are taking a lead role in the composting of fruit and vegetable waste in the school, and are helping younger children to get involved by emptying their class caddies.

Here is some of what we have been doing…

Recent projects

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Indigo class studied the Iron Man by Ted Hughes as part of a project based on a work by a significant author. See the restaurant menus we made or watch an interview about the Iron Man model.

Street child by Berlie Doherty

As a whole class we have been reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. See our short films in which we read the text out loud. See more…

The Ragged School Museum – a class trip

Follow our day trip to discover what life was really like for Victorian school children. See our photo story and relive the fun.  See more…

‘We are not amused’ assembly

Historical playlet and music hall antics. See more…

Information for parents

The spring term curriculum booklet

What we are learning this term. See more…