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Four Swannes Primary School

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Four Swannes Primary School

Investors in Children


Year 5JS

Welcome To Year 5

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

Class Teacher: Mr J Sadler and Mrs J Pringle

Teaching Assistant: Mrs B Beech

Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics

Year 5 and 6 had a great time at the Indoor Athletics competition. We were competing against 7 other schools across two heats in a range of track and field events. All of the pupil's gave 100% and did a brilliant job in representing the school. Overall we came 3rd in the competition - well done Four Swannes!

World Book Day

Year 5 had a fantastic time during World Book Day. We spent the whole day carrying out activities linked to books, including:

Carrying out activities linked to an online workshop

Writing poems linked to our class novel 'The Boy in The Tower'

Carrying out reading surveys in Maths

W/B 27/2 - Art

This week in Art, we continued to work on our collaborative Pop Art pieces. We used collage to complete our superhero outlines, we then went over the background with a wash before completing the pieces using a pointillism technique. 

The finished pieces will be on display along the KS1 corridor. 

W/B 6/2 PE

During this week, we continued our unit on Football. In this lesson we focused on controlling the ball and our shooting accuracy.

W/B 30/1 - Pop Art/Pointllism

In our Art lessons, we have begun to look at examples of Pop Art and techniques that artists use to create their pieces. 


One example was their use of dots. We used bold colours to fill our onomatopoeiac words.


We are going to apply this technique to our collaborative pieces of artwork - we look forward to charing these with you over the next couple of weeks!

W/B 23/1 - Small in the City Diary entries

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed our Whole School unit on 'Small in The City'


For our final piece of work, we wrote a diary entry in the role of the main character loosing her cat. 


We included features such as emotive language, writing in first person/past tense and description.


We hope you enjoy them!

Creative Writing WB 5.12.22

This week, Year 5 have been reading the Little Match Girl and created some wonderful diary entries. It is a story that generated lots of meaningful conversations.

31st October 2022

This week we have begun looking at cinquain poetry in English and multiplying and dividing both whole numbers and decimal numbers by 10,100 and 1000 in maths. It has been a busy week of learning!

17th October 2022

This week, we have been celebrating Black History Month. In history, Year 5 looked the famous figure, Ignatius Sancho, a British writer and composer born in the 18th century. In geography, we focused on the country Somalia and created wonderful pieces of artwork inspired by the vibrant coloured and patterned fabrics. We also looked at the average temperature throughout the year in both Somalia and England and presented the information into a bar graph.

10th October 2022

This week the children have been working hard on their class assembly. They worked in groups to focus on an area of the curriculum covered so far and presented this in a clear and informative way. It was lovely to see so many of our families supporting the children for the main event! 

26th September 2022

This week, Y5 have been working hard at understanding negative numbers and using them in real life situations. They have also solved problems using them and are beginning to become more confident in finding the difference between a set of numbers.

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.


Archive Year 5 

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.

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.