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Four Swannes Primary School

Investors in Children

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Four Swannes Primary School

Investors in Children


Year 5CK

Welcome To Year 5

We hope you enjoy seeing our fantastic learning in year 5!

Class Teacher: Mrs C Kalli

Teaching Assistant: Mrs B Beech

19th September 2022

In Guided Reading this week, we studied the book, 'The Wolves in the Wall' by Neil Gaiman. We discussed the characters, the plot and thought critically about the author's intention. Despite this book being in the category of a picture book, the children analysed its purpose, generating a meaningful conversation.

12th September 2022

In maths this week, we have been learning about place value in large numbers. We have completed various activities to help us to order and compare numbers.

5th September 2022

We have had an exciting week getting to know each other in Y5. We completed 'All About Me Hoodies' and looked at our outer and inner selves to create lovely pieces of artwork for our display.

Sports Day

Year 5 took part in an Ancient Greece day where they had the opportunity to take part in various activities similar to those that would have been carried out during this era. The day was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Today was RE Day and Year 5 focused on the religions, Christianity and Judaism. We focused on the festivals of Harvest and Yom Kippur and worked in groups to discuss the similarities and differences between the two. We also looked inside their religious buildings and discovered that both have stain glass windows so we created our own.  

RE Day Photos

Please refer to the Home Learning section of the school website for information on home learning support. Follow the links to the education resources to support your child. Please try to ensure that your child fully engages with these learning opportunities. Remember any lessons should be supported with at least 20 minutes of reading every day.

Week Beginning 4th May 2020.    

Weekly Sports Challenge

We would like to set you and your families a weekly sports challenge whilst we are in this unprecedented  times.

This week’s challenge is - 

How many squats can you do in 30 seconds? Send your videos to and we will announce the winners next week on the school website in the latest news section.

Corona Virus - A Book For Children

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Week Beginning 20.04.2020

Dear Parents,

I hope that you had a good Easter break and are continuing to stay safe and well with your families.


Attached below are activities for this week (20.04.2020), and as before, the attached word document explains what to do for the week.  

Dear Parents,

I have posted below,  work for you to do with your children for the week beginning 30th March 2020. The attached word document, explains what to do for the week and the other documents are to help support your child's learning during week.

I hope you enjoy learning with your children this week.

Mrs Ogunyemi

Home Learning

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, I provided the children with packs of work to do at home before school had to be shut. The work provided should get them through this first week at least and from next week, I will be posting weekly task on here that are in line with what we should be learning. Please try and support your child's learning as much as you possibly can and continue to stay safe.


PE today was Jumps and Leaps.  The children had to rotate around different stations doing activities such as: stretch it, shape it, re-cap and refine, stag leaps and split leaps.

29th January 2020

Today's lesson in science was learning about the differences between melting and dissolving, meanings of soluble and insoluble and then we tested different materials to see if they were soluble or insoluble.

Soluble or Insoluble?

The week of the 20th of January 2020, was maths investigation at our school and the children had fun learning maths through different investigation activities.

Maths investigation 20.01.20


The wet weather didn’t stop us from still completing our daily run. We used this as a warm up for our PE lesson of cricket. After being split in to 3 teams we played a round robin tournament of quick cricket.

Week Beginning 6th January 2020 was ART Week. It was take one ART week and we focused on the Seaport of the Embarkation of The Queen of Sheba painting by Claude Lorraine Gellee.

RE Week!

This week, the children have been learning about the Christmas story and how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Each class had to choose a country and present how Christmas is celebrated in that country to the rest of the school.

Year 5 chose Poland and the children have enjoyed learning about how Christmas is celebrated there.

Christmas in Poland

Wednesday 3rd of July was D&T day at Four Swannes and Year 5 had to make a rollercoaster  using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, empty cereal boxes, rolls and shoe boxes. They all had fun designing, making and testing them out with marbles.
On Thursday the 6th of June 2019, Year 5 had a visit form Reynolds Catering Suppliers. During the visit, they had a chance to learn about road safety, they looked at different fruits and vegetables that were supplied by Reynolds and had to match them up with the countries they came from. After the matching up activity, they had a chance to taste the different fruits and vegetables. The children then got a chance to play a game in groups and the group that won received fruit baskets from Reynolds. At the end of the session, very child received a goodie bag from Reynolds.
In maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. The children have used clay to mould cubes and cuboids.
In Year 5, we have been learning about conductors and insulators. Here the children are testing out materials to determine if they are conductors or insulators.

Insulator and conductor investigation.

Our Year 5 class have been learning about instructions. Here, they are following written instructions to play a game.