Year 5 Ms de Sade

Welcome to Year 5 2018-19!

We have had a great start to the year so far, getting used to the routines and getting stuck into our topic of The Ancient Greeks.

Each member of the class is being given an opportunity to develop a particular aspect of their leadership skill set throughout the year: Young Sports Leaders, Saints Study Leaders or Community Leaders. The Young Sports leaders have their first training session today. I can't wait for them to share what they have learned with us!






Relationships and Sex Education


Thank you to all the parents that attended the meeting before half term.  As promised, here is a list of books that might be suitable to share with your children.


Let’s talk about the birds and bees – Molly Potter

Hair in funny places – Babette Cole

Secret Girls’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart

Secret Boys’ Business - Fay Angelo, Heather Anderson & Rose Stewart

Puberty Girl - Shushann Movsessian  

Puberty Boy - Geoff Price



For older children


It’s perfectly normal – Robie H Harris

The Period Book - Karen Gravelle

What’s Going on Down There - Karen Gravelle





We have been exploring stop-motion animation this week, as a medium for telling stories and sharing information. It has been fantastic to see everyone working collaboratively on both the creative aspects and the technical side. I am very proud of the positive and supportive atmosphere! :)

Can you guess who created this one? Great first try!


Amelia, Sofia and Anjana created this film about pollution.

Tilo and Ruby have made an anti-bullying film.

Maggie and Skye made a film about an iPad!

Sophie, Sadiya and Lexi made 'The Rainbow Fountain'

Alisha and Courtney made 'The Horse Race'

Oscar and Ewan created an abstract film.

Hayden and Mason created 'The Life of Jeff'

Jenny and Laura used their hands imaginatively!


Anjana and Samia grew a flower.



Tilo, Hayden and Ewan

Roman, Mason and Oscar





This week we are learning about area and perimeter of rectilinear (rectangle based) shapes. We know that perimeter is the length of the line around the shape, and that we add the lengths together to find the total. We already know that we can multiply the length by the width of basic rectangles to find how many squares are covered up, now we are learning to break composite/compound shapes into simple rectangles to find the area. Have a go at these...

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Words of the Week - I'm really proud of the class for their efforts in learning and using the Words of the Week. This week's words are:-

  • blunder - a silly mistake
  • buoyant - able to float
  • biannually - twice a year
  • brainwash - to force someone to change their ideas or beliefs
  • breathtaking - so amazing it makes you forget to breathe

Keep up the great work!


Fantastic home learning