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Week beginning 8/6/20

Week 8 Project beginning Monday 1st June 2020 - 'Under the Sea' 

Week 7 Project beginning Monday 18th May 2020 - 'Celebrations' 

Week 6 Project beginning Monday 11th May 2020 - 'Food'


Want to learn a new language?
The Rosetta Stone (the online language learning people) are doing three months free access for children. Just follow the link below!

Week 5 Project beginning Monday 4th May 2020 - 'Environment'

Week 4 Project beginning Monday 27th April 2020 - 'Animals' 

Week 3 Project beginning Monday 20th April 2020 - 'Viewpoints' 

Easter Activities

Hello everyone!

If you want some ideas/inspiration for fun things to do in the Easter (when mainly staying indoors) then have a look at our Easter Activities below. 

We hope you are all well and are all keeping safe and looking after one another. 


The KS2 teachers (Miss Townsend, Miss Moore, Mr Mawdsley and Miss Sharp)

Week 2 Project - For week beginning Monday 30th March 2020

Home Learning update (Friday 26th March 2020)

Good Morning Lysanders!

I hope everybody has been able to get outside for some exercise and enjoy the sunshine we've been having this week. Hopefully, it has made the challenging circumstances we are all facing a little easier to deal with. I am sure that it has been incredibly difficult to establish some regular routines but, trust me, doing so is the best way to cope with this unusual situation.

I'll be posting another home learning project for week 2 on Monday 30th March but have also got a few extra web links which you can have a look at in the meantime.

The following is a MATHS website link to 'Corbett Maths' which I have found really useful. You can click on the appropriate day and there are 4 differentiated worksheets to progress through (starting with BRONZE and finishing with the rather challenging PLATINUM). There is also a link to the answers (very handy:-)) and also a link to some helpful videos elsewhere on the site.

I'll also be incorporating another MATHS website link into the weekly project. This will be the  White Rose Maths homelearning website ( a well respected maths hub) and should follow the areas of focus which we were scheduled to be learning together before the enforced break from school (starting with DECIMALS). To get ahead of the game and take a preview look, click on the link below:

At the moment, both week 1 and week 2 have been posted and they come with answers (yippee again!) and a short teaching video. The level of challenge is aimed at 'age related expectations'  (CHALLENGE 2 on our independent tasks) but you could also look at other year groups if you would like something either a little easier or harder - the only thing to remember is that the topics in the different year groups may be different to our Year 5 areas of focus.

Away from MATHS, here is a link to David Walliam's 'Elevenses' audio story - today's story is 'Hank's Pranks'. Click to listen:


Take care and keep looking on this page for any updates.


Mr Mawdsley :-)



Week 1 Project (Monday 23rd March 2020)

In an effort to support home learning whilst we are absent from school, we are putting together a weekly project for all the family to get involved with (see document below). Don't forget, there are also lots of links to some amazing educational and entertaining sites below as well.


In Year 5, we place a lot of importance in keeping up to date with the news at home and around the world and that is why we make sure that 'CBBC Newsround' is an integral part of our daily timetable. We have also very recently been watching an episode or two of 'Hey You What If?' (also on the CBBC website) - highly recommended with lots of discussion points and 'food for thought'.

The weekly project below also makes reference to the Year 5 and 6 / Year 3 and 4 spelling lists. 

Both of these can be found below the main project document (courtesy of 'Twinkl').



If you are self-isolating, here are some great resource links to help support your child with their learning at home.

Reading activities:

Ebooks can be accessed through the following website:

Maths activities:



Maths Shed: 

Spelling activities:

Other activities: (CODE: UKTWINKLHELPS) 


Many thanks


Mr Mawdsley


Raising awareness about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene 

Due to the recent concerns about the Coronavirus, we have been talking about various ways to help minimize the risk of spreading harmful germs. 

Watch the Newsround video link below to remind yourself how to wash your hands thoroughly.

Lysander class 2018-19 

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. Please make sure you check back to see all of the exciting learning we are doing!

Term 1 - Art

This term in art we have been studying Ndebele art. We used bold colours and shapes to create our own designs. 

Term 2- Science

This term we are learning about materials. We did an experiment testing the properties of different materials and how they all differ from each other.

Term 2 - Poetry


Today we learned the poem ‘The Sound Collector’. We discussed how to perform poetry using expression and using rhythm to help the poem flow. Below are some examples of our performances.

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Year 5 trip to Salisbury Museum - Terry Pratchett Exhibition 

Year 5 visited Salisbury Museum this week and learnt about the life and work of the famous Sir Terry Pratchett. They got the chance to see what his workshop space would have looked like and see original pieces of artwork on display by the talented Josh Kirby (the artist who worked alongside Pratchett during his career). It was a very creative day and the children were inspired by the artwork to create their own designs. These were then used to create prints which is now on display in our school. More pictures to follow.

Measuring angles in maths 

In maths this week, Year 5 have been learning about angles and practising using a protractor to measure them. 

'A reflex angle is more than 180 degrees' Bobby

'Right angles are 90 degrees and acute angles are less than 90 degrees' Rhys

'Make sure you line up the upside down T on the protractor with the vertices' Libby

'All angles can be in different positions' Charlie J


We were using the 4Rs to help us with our learning, particularly resilience and resourcefulness.  



Year 5 World War Two memory boxes.

In History this week, we have been looking at our theme 'We are Great Britain' focusing on World War Two and The Battle of Britain. We have been making memory boxes. Memory boxes are something children took with them into the Anderson Shelters when air raid sirens would go off. The air raid sirens would mean that there may have been an imminent danger of German planes flying over dropping bombs, so people needed to get into safety quickly.  Whilst in the safety of the Anderson Shelter, children would decorate their boxes with pictures and important messages would go inside to help comfort them to think of happier times. Year 5 will be writing their notes next week...take a look at our photos below of us making our memory boxes!

'In my memory box, I will write notes to my family hoping they are safe and well.' Tiana

'I will write a recount of my experiences during the war.' Rhys

'I want to include some photographs from when I was younger, to remind me of happier times' Jay


Welcome to class 5. We have settled in really well to the new term! Here are some reflections from the week...

'I've really enjoyed all the reading, we've started reading Carrie's War in English and it's really interesting.'  Libby

'We have enjoyed learning about decimals in maths.' John and Isaac

'I liked doing the abstract art inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.' Jamie

'I enjoyed English this week, writing a postcard in role as Carrie, the main character. I like the fact it's based in Wales because that's where I'm from.' Rhyan 

'I'm really enjoying PE at the moment! We have been practising our catching skills.' Bobby

'I've really enjoyed playing the spelling and times table game, Buzz Off.' Kelvin 


As you can see, we've had a great first week back and we will keep you updated!


Year 5. 

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Year 5

Welcome back to an exciting Autumn Term!


Please find attached our Autumn Term curriculum map to see what we will be learning about.


Key information

Miss Sharp is the class teacher who is supported by Mrs Whitlock and Miss Crabb. 

PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays Please ensure your children brings the correct PE on these days. 

Home learning is handed out on Thursdays and collected in on Mondays.

The weekly spelling test will be on Fridays as well as the weekly times tables test.


We will keep you updated with our latest news and photos will be coming very soon.


Miss Sharp.


We have been learning French vocabulary to deliver a weather report in French. The children have learnt vocabulary for the different weather types, the time of day and directional language. Here are some of our weather reports.

French Weather Report

French Weather Report

Year 5 trip to Wyvern College - D&T workshop 

This week, the Year 5 boys had the opportunity to spend the morning learning how to make a circuit board for a table lamp. They used CAD (Computer aided design) to create their designs in a unique way. No doubt the day will have a lasting impact on the boys, who have all agreed they are now considering a career in design and engineering! 


During our work on 'Living things and their habitats', children have been learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant. We learnt the names of the male and female reproductive parts of the plant and children had the opportunity to observe closely by dissecting the flowers carefully to look at the individual parts. 


Year 5 making their healthy snacks. The children enjoyed making different salads and learnt about the importance of nutrition and having a healthy and varied diet.  

We love reading in Year 5...

Look at our Space Day Gallery. Year 5 were testing different soils to see which one was most like Martian Soil. We used different scientific methods such as filtering, evaporating and testing which soils contained acidic or alkaline materials. We decided sample B was most like Martian soil. We also decided that there is a strong possibility there really could be life on Mars...