St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School
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Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team are:

Mrs Baxter (Class Teacher MB)   Mrs White (Class Teacher JW)

Mrs Mason (Class Teaching Assistant)     Mrs Arnold, Mrs Bodimead (1:1 Teaching Assistants in class MB) 

Mrs Brown, Mrs Griggs, Miss Gilbert and Mrs Van der Werf (1:1 Teaching Assistants in class JW)


This is an exciting Year where children:

Experience a Mobile Planetarium

Visit the Science Centre in Leicester

Dress up and take part in a Viking Day

Take part in Bikeability Week.









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Vikings Invade!

On 4th May 2018, Year 5 experienced a fantastic Viking Day! The children learnt a variety of Viking crafts and facts about these unique invaders and settlers.  In addition, they excavated artifacts (like real archaeologists) and explored how the Vikings may have lived. 

This unique and special experience, of going back in time, will be a memory which the children will cherish for a very long time. 

Thank you to all the Parent Helpers, Volunteers and our Year 5 Link Governor who supported this day and made it extra special for the children.Vikings around the Fire


Viking Artifacts

Viking Warriors preparing for battle with the Anglo Saxons

Reading Challenge

Well done to all the children for taking part in our reading challenge and finding those extra minutes to read. Our collective minutes are clocking up and we're all enjoying sharing the great books we have been reading. Remember to recommend a fabulous read to your friends.

keep reading and let's see how many minutes we can all achieve!



We have had a fantastic time this week looking at how to program Scratch. Why not show your family and friemds what you have learnt.

Fantastic Forces in Science

In terms 3 and 4, we have enjoyed learning all about forces and have been investigating air resistance. Through spinners and parachutes, the children have learnt how air resistance alters the rate at which an object falls. Ask them what they discovered!

How to Train Your Dragon

In terms 4 and 5, we are reading the story 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We will be writing our own stories inspired by the characters in the novel and writing instructions about how to catch our mythical creatures. Can you tell your family all about the story and create a character of your own. There are many other books in the series- have a look in our library and enjoy the adventures!

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