Year Groups: Year 5

At WASPS we have great facilities like our adventure playground.

— Max

Independent Work for Home Learning – Easter Holidays

We are setting no independent work for home learning over the Easter Holidays, but have suggested some ideas for projects that you might enjoy. Please email us pictures of anything you create and we will put a selection of the photos on the website. We hope you all manage to have a lovely break!

Come back here on Monday 20th April to find the next instalment of your independent home learning, and keep checking the Homepage for any updates from the school.

Weston All Saints Church Easter Garden Project

Without the normal Easter celebrations Weston All Saints Church have come up with this creative idea for us to engage with the Easter story by making an Easter garden. Please share pictures of your creations with us.

Holiday project ideas

  • Create a story board of the Easter story
  • Build a model (using any resources you have or can get hold of) of a Georgian house including features of Georgian architecture.
    Features could include: paired chimneys, mansard roof, palladian window, fanlight, stucco, roof with parapet, unifying portico.
  • Build a model of the Circus or Royal Crescent.
  • Follow this recipe to bake some delicious Easter cookies
  • Decorate an egg in the most interesting and creative way you can


Independent Work For Home Learning – Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Please read this document of instructions and then complete the questions on pages 4-6 based on The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Please read this document of instructions to help you write a non-chronological report.

This should take you two weeks. Remember to spend time gathering information, planning and then writing.

Use the documents below as your sources of information:
Battle of Trafalgar
Georgian Bath’s Architecture
Slave Trade
The Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Four King Georges

This week would have been our assessment week, so below are the arithmetic and problem solving papers.
You can print them off and do them that way, or just write down your workings and answers on some paper.
Remember to read the questions carefully and show your workings.
Activities: Arithmetic Spring 3            Problem Solving Spring 3
Homework: Factors and Multiples         (Word Document)

The Wider Curriculum


Complete this investigations and project linking to our topic of forces.
Science – Forces (Propulsion)
Create a fact file on one of these scientists and the new material they created
Scientist Fact File

Fitness coach, Joe Wicks, is running live PE lessons for children on his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV. This will be at 9am Mon-Fri.

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example:

Hamilton Trust:


Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app:

Sir Linkalot spelling app:

While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible:

Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App- audiobooks, Cloud Library App- e-books, RB Digital App- Magazines


Spelling Homework Focus for 3rd April: ly starters

Cautiously, Jerome slowly peered over his shoulder like an owl, to see if he had been followed.


Y5 Teachers 2019-2020

5T – Mr Taylor
5SD – Mr Snook and Mrs Davies
5M – Miss McKenna

Other Key Adults In Y5

Mrs Reed
Mrs Leach
Mr Holroyd
Mrs Brinkhurst
Mrs Nicholson
Mrs Fraser
Miss Bullock

Y5 Class Christian Values

In Year 5, we embed our Class Christian Values into as much of our learning as is possible. Our Class Christian Values are:
5T – Endurance
5SD – Generosity
5M – Justice

For each week’s homework, the children need to write sentences for each of the spelling words for that week, one sentence for every spelling. There will also be a focus for each week.

They may need to research some of their meanings.

Homework can be typed and printed out. Alternatively, it can be written on a sheet of lined paper (available at school). We can provide a folder to keep homework in, if required.

There will also be a spelling test each week.

Maths homework will be sent home each week and will reflect the learning that has taken place in class during the week.

All homework will be due on Fridays.

Science (Forces) – Parachute Investigation

This term we have been investigating forces. For this particular investigation, we initially tested different types and sizes of materials, to see which provided the most air resistance.

The challenge was (using a parachute) to safely carry an egg from the roof to the ground, without it cracking.

The children created parachutes in groups using a selection of plastic bags, string, sellotape and a yogurt pot to hold the egg.

We were investigating which parachutes were the most effective and why?
Which parachutes kept the egg safe?
Which parachutes took the longest to reach the ground?

Here are some of our efforts:

Diversity and Trinity

Come and have a look at our celebration of diversity in Year 5 and the work we have done following our Holy Trinity dance workshop!


Art in 5SD

We have combined our science topic of forces with art to create expressive paintings using marbles. These will be added to next week – watch this space!

Sing Out Loud! 

On Thursday 5th March, a group of Year 5 children travelled to Kingswood School to take part in Sing Out Loud! The theme was ‘share a million stories in a song’ linking to wrld book day. The children split into groups and learned songs from West Side Story, Oliver, The Wind in the Willows, Matilda and The Jungle Book. They also had an opportunity to visit the library and create their own bookmarks. At the end of the day they performed all of the songs in a show case. They had a fantastic day, represented WASPS brilliantly and shone as performers!

Year Group Assembly 

On Wednesday 4th March, Year 5 performed their assembly, sharing the learning that has been taking place and how this links with our class values (endurance, generosity and justice). They were all fantastic – well done!


The Holy Trinity Dance Workshop

We were very lucky to have Mrs Deakin and Miss Pope lead dance workshops with all of the Year 5 classes. The children worked in groups to choreograph and perform dances to represent The Holy Trinity using traditional images, tableau and movement.


Girls’ Football at Odd Down
Congratulation to the ten WASPS girls from year 5/6 who represented Bath City in the NLT tournament on Tuesday 25th at Odd Down.

Playing teams from Weymouth, Oxford, Eastleigh and Torquay, we finished one point away from the finals.

The weather was horrific but the girls’ football was terrific.


Hockey Success at B&NES Quicksticks 2020

On Thursday 13th February, two teams from WASPS travelled to Wellsway School to take part in the B&NES Hockey Quicksticks Tournament.

Both teams played brilliantly in their group games. The A-Team won all their matches, coming first in their group and the B-Team came second in their group. This meant that both teams qualified for the knock-out cup stage quarter-finals.

Unfortunately, the draw was WASPS A vs WASPS B! Both teams showed great sportsmanship. The B-Team scored an early goal but the A-Team came back to win, progressing to the semi-final where they came up against the team that knocked them out at this stage last year – Oldfield Park B!

WASPS continued their great form and beat Oldfield 3-0, going through to the final. Now in unknown territory, it was announced that WASPS would play Oldfield Park A. Oldfield scored an early goal but WASPS did not give in. They played with skill, perseverance and determination to come back to 1-1, 2-1 and finished 3-1 winning the entire tournament!

Congratulations to the A-Team and a huge well done to all the players involved. Everyone played amazingly and were fantastic ambassadors for the school.


Science – Changes of Materials

We have been investigating reversible and irreversible changes. We predicted what would happen and then heated wax, lard, chocolate, raw egg white and foil. We then recorded our findings.


Walk to The Royal Crescent and Circus

On Friday 24th January, we walked to The Royal Crescent and The Circus to spot and sketch features of Georgian architecture which we have been learning about in our topic – Georgian Bath and Britain.


Girls’ Football at Roundhill

On Tuesday 3rd February, WASPS Girls’ B Team played amazingly well against Roundhill. It was the first away match for many of the girls. Well done to all involved!


Girls’ Football at Weston-Super-Mare

The girls were fantastic. They won four and drew two. They went through to the semifinals and unfortunately went out on penalties. Well done to all involved for an amazing achievement.


Visiting Football Coach

This week we have been very lucky to have the Bath City Manager, Jerry Gill, coaching the girls’ football team

Year 5 Litter Pick

In October, the whole year group took to the streets of Weston Village to help make it a cleaner place! Look at how much rubbish we collected in an hour!


Wild Wednesday in 5SD

Following on from last term’s outside cooking class, 5SD have been whittling with willow.

After learning the basic skills we have created beautiful Christmas presents for the mantel piece at home.


Archie Project Update

5T have been visiting Oakfield and Winfield Lodge care homes since September. The children have been sharing their learning, experiences, stories, games and more with the residents and have bonded with them over the last few months.
Some of the girls bonded with a particularly shy lady over their love of tigers. This resident would often stay in her room and not socialise; by December we would see her almost every time we visited. The girls decided to sponsor a tiger for the resident as an act of kindness. Below are some images from some of our visits.


Operation Christmas Shoe-box for Samaritan’s Purse 2019

This year we asked each class to work together to fill a shoe-box with items for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe-box appeal.

The children were very enthusiastic about this and through amazing, generous contributions from children, parents and staff, we were able to send 58 shoe-boxes from WASPS and 6 shoe-boxes from AAA. We even had some extra contributions which we sent to the appeal for the organisation to make some other shoe-boxes.

The boxes were collected on Friday 15th November 2019.


The Archie Project 2019-2020

This week, we had our introductory assembly for the Archie Project. The children learned a little bit about what they will be getting up to this year when they undertake the project. Some of the children got dressed up as scarecrows and we met some of the carers from the care homes – as well as a resident!

Click here for more exciting information on the Year 5 Archie Project

Click here for even more exciting information on the Year 5 Archie Project



Our Harvest collection for the Bath Foodbank

Children throughout the school have been busy collecting food to go to the food bank. We are happy to send off lots of items to help those less fortunate than us!


A Selection of Prayers About Our Class Values: Endurance, Generosity and Justice