Year Groups: Year 5

WASPS is about making friendships and being kind

— Ruben

Year 5 Class Teachers


Useful Websites
We have found that there are some useful resources on the BBC Daily Learning and Oak National Academy websites. Both offer home learning resources using a variety of videos, games and activities.

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

Wesport have put together a weekly activity schedule to help children stay active during lockdown: 

Couch to family fit. Now you can get active from your own home. Bit by bit, you’ll feel fitter, when you stick to our free 4-week schedule. It’s amazing what a difference it can make!  

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:

Find out how to access some excellent, free eBooks from Oxford Owl.

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

For each week’s homework, the children are expected 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. The current term’s spellings can be found at the top of the page. We have liaised with your child and highlighted which spellings we feel are appropriate for this term. However, we are happy for children to learn both sets of spellings for the weekly test if they’d like a challenge!

Homework is due on Thursday and there will also be a spelling in the week.

Y5 Teachers 2020-2021

5T – Mr Taylor
5SC – Mr Snook and Miss Coleman
5H – Mr Hancock

Other Key Adults In Upper WASPS
Mrs Anderman
Mr Byrne
Mr Holroyd
Mrs Pirways
Mr Reed
Mrs Reed
Mrs Shearman
Miss Smith
Mrs Wilkinson
Miss Wyatt

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
5SC – Generosity
5H – Justice

Literature Week 2021

We have had a fabulous time reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and carrying out fun activities linked to the book. We also really enjoyed our treasure hunt. It was so much fun and there was a treasure box full of new books for each class at the end.

This is some of the artwork we produced which is based on the book. What land can you see when the Wardrobe is opened?


World Book Day 2021 – Extreme Reading


Black History Focus 2020

For WASPS Black History Focus, Year 5 has been learning about the life of Floella Benjamin from her book, “Coming to England”. At the end of the week, each Year 5 class Zoom called a Year 1 class to share their learning with each other.

Here’s Year 5 had to say about it:

“My favourite part of the book was at the end when Floella met the queen.”  – Freya

“When the Windrush Generation arrived in Britain, it was not always easy for them.”  – Mali.

“When there was a talent show, everyone was amazed with Floella’s singing and dancing.”  – Chloe.

“The Windrush Generation helped to reconstruct Britain and the boat journey from Trinidad was about 2 weeks.”  – Sathvik.

“My favourite part was where Floella was on the boat coming to England.”  – Samuel.

“The Windrush Generation weren’t treated well. Year One had lots of questions.”  – Immy.

Book Week 2020
The children dressed up as their favourite book characters – check out the amazing efforts!


Year 5 Bedtime Story
Click on the picture below to watch the bedtime story

Year 5 Harvest Assembly

Click here to watch the Year 5 Harvest Assembly

Our chosen Harvest charity this year is Julian House, we would be extremely grateful for any donations, which can be made if you follow this link.


School Year 2019-2020

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