Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 5

Year 5


Phase Leader - Mr Beckford

Achievement Year Leader – Miss Foster

Jupiter Class    – Mrs Cox

Mars Class       – Mrs Cottle and Mr Khan

Neptune Class – Ms Cantrall

Saturn Class     – Miss Foster and Miss Cunningham

Venus Class      – Ms Wilson

Year 5 is an important year, consolidating work started in Year 4 and preparing the children for year 6.

In Year 5, the children have the opportunity to participate in a 15 week swimming program.  Swimming is a life skill and the children will need extra practice to achieve the required red ribbon.

Reading is the key to success so we ask parents and carers to continue to read with their children as much as possible (every evening) as this will improve their fluency and understanding.

During the year, the children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of trips.  Our main focus will be the trip to the Globe Theatre and we will be having a Shakespeare festival at school where you will see a number of plays being acted out by the children.

We look forward to seeing all our parents at our November parent’s evening (Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November)  

where we will discuss your child’s achievements so far and what they need to do to reach their full potential.

If you have any concerns or questions please speak to any member of the yr 5 team who are out in the playground at the end of the school day.

Nightly homework: reading, spelling and multiplication tables.


The Yr 5 children have a half an hour swimming lesson at Edmonton Green Swimming Pool. These sessions are for 15 weeks and are free.


Jupiter class       Wednesday    9:30am

Neptune class    Thursday        10 am

Mars class           Thursday        11:30am

Saturn class        Thursday         2pm 

Venus class         Friday              11:30am

Swimming Kit

Swimming Kit 1
Swimming Kit 2

W/C 4th November 2019  Life Saving Skills at swimming

Bring in some pyjamas or thin bottoms but not jeans


Things you can wear                                                          Things not to wear



Bring in your correct swimming kit as usual including trunks, costumes and swimming hat and your towel.

Science Investigation

We have been carrying out a Science Investigation about separating materials.  We were given three bags of materials.  Sand and gravel, rice and peas and gravel and paper clips.  Our challenge was to investigate all the different ways we could separate these bags of materials using a sieve, colander, magnet and our hands.



Remembrance Day

Yr 5 wrote poems, prayers and messages of thanks to the soldiers who are being remembered on Armistice Day (11/11)


Thank you fallen soldiers for saving us.  You gave your lives for us.   R.I.P.



The wars you have fought

The deeds you have done

The peace you have brought,

Haven’t been for naught.


The red poppies we wear

Proudly show we are,

For the sacrifice you gave,
And the lives you have saved.


Hoping you’ll return,

I feel concern,

I feel him go missing,

I hear the sadness hissing.


We remember the sorrow

But because of you,

We have tomorrow,

Thank you.



Thank you for fighting and risking your life to save us all you will always be deep down in our hearts and will be missed and loved every day.  R.I.P.



All the soldiers that risked their life some came back some died,

If they didn’t save our country we wouldn’t be alive,

They had to fight all day and night,

When they were told there’s a war they were in fright,

All we need to know now is it right to fight?

So wear your poppy to show a sign of respect to remember

the soldiers we will never forget.



Thank you the soldiers who risked their life for freedom,

That means a lot to us,

We celebrate this day for the soldiers who risked their lives for us,

 R.I.P. soldiers

 We are wearing the poppies to remember the soldiers

 who risked their lives for our country



Dear Soldiers,

Thank you for trying to stop fighting throughout the world and thank you for risking your lives for us.



Thank you for all the soldiers that save our lives.

And saving everyone and thank you for fighting back.



Thank you – You saved our lives and our country.  If you hadn’t fought for us then we would die but you guys made the right choice and fought for us.  All of you will be remembered in our own hearts.  You are the best soldiers we had.  We have poppies to show you that you are remembered.



Thank you!

for saving future lives

thank you!

for destroying  cruelty

Thank you!

letting us live in peace!

Thank you soldiers.

It’s your time to rest.

Rest in peace soldiers.

Rest in peace.



Thank you we will always remember their sacrifices.  Lest we forget.  They fought for us.  We will remember our heroes.



This week in Maths, Year 5 have been learning about multiples, prime numbers and square numbers.

The children had great fun finding out the reason why this pattern of numbers: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100, 121, 144 are called square.


Year 5 have been very busy

Snails and worms


leaf sorting


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Picture 7

Diary Drama



5 digit game



Black History

The focus of Black History month this year was Black Migration.  For homework, we asked the Yr 5 children to find out why their parents/ grandparents decided to migrate to Edmonton.

We found out what migrate means and realised that it is not only humans who migrate.

We used our first look skills to work out the meaning of the word migration and began to think why people and animals migrate.

In our next session we learnt about Sir Mo Farah and looked at the reasons why he migrated.

In our 3rd session we thought about the impact that Mo Farah has had on Great Britain and how immigration has changed this country for the better.

So what are the push and pull factors that make people leave everything behind and start a new life in another country.

So why did your family decide to migrate to Edmonton?


What are materials?

Other materials include: brick, glass, metal, plastic, wood, fabric, stone, paper and cardboard.

We have been sorting materials in a variety of ways, the hands-on approach has been the best.


We have been sorting a variety of solids and put them in a line of strength.  Do you agree with this group’s decision?



Reading is the key to success.  It is vital that you hear your child read their home reader or library book as often as you can.  The Yr 5 teachers suggest that parents should still listen to the Yr 5 children read every night, as this will develop their confidence, fluency and accuracy.  After reading with them for 20 minutes here are some suggested questions you can ask your child to check they have understood what they have read.

  1. If it is a new book spend time looking at the cover discussing what the children see and what they think the story will be about.  Ask them to use their personal experience of T.V, films or other stories to help them with this first prediction.
  2. In your own words, tell me what you have just read.

(Summarise what you have read)

  1. Who is the main character?  How old are they? How do you know?
  2. Where does the story take place?

Or if it is a non-fiction book tell me a fact you have learned.

  1. Get the children to identify words they do not know and how they are going to work them out.  Write these words in the reading logs so that these word meanings can be checked.
  2. Write down (in the reading logs) any words the children are finding difficult to read aloud.
  3. Ask the children to tell you what they think will happen next. (A prediction)

Ask the children about their favourite stories and who wrote them (the author).

Ask them to name books that have been written by the same author and ask them about books they would like to read.



  Add these numbers




During our History lessons we have been finding  out about the Romans.  First, we looked at the characteristics of an ancient civilization (a water source, buildings, law and order, religion, farming/food and culture).

We then found out about the myth of Romulus and Remus and how some people believe Rome got its name.


We then looked at Rome’s location on the River Tiber with the mountains behind. Was this a good choice?

Our next lessons have looked at how the Roman Empire spread.

The children are now completing research on: Trade, roads and aqueducts, leisure, religion and government.