Macaulay Church of England Primary School

I Know Who I Am

Year 5

Nethercott group photos

WW2 Trip - IWM


We went to the Imperial War Museum to learn more about WW2 and had the chance to make documentaries on the spot.  It was a fun day of learning and fantastic opportunity to see what was in the museum!

WW2 Topic Day

WW2 Topic Day


We spent the day doing fun activities related to WW2 learning including: coding, ordering events on a timeline, researching and making aircraft, researching the Blitz and creating art work to show it. 

Maths Online - using White Rose Place Value tokens to show subtraction with exchange

King Kong came to visit! Anthony Browne's King Kong to be precise.

King Kong 


When King Kong came to visit we were inspired to create our own native greetings, just like in the story, before writing up an adventure story.  We practiced relative clauses, looked at the story sequencing and then used these ideas in our writing, organising it carefully with paragraphs to show changes in locations or changes in the main events in our stories.

English - writing based on ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan

Royal Observatory Digital Space Show

Year 5 took part in a live digital session with the Royal Observatory, learning all about space as part of their science topic.  They had the pleasure of learning from an astronomer from the Royal Observatory and taking in images from space of Earth, other planets and objects we might find in space.  

Negative numbers scavenger hunt

We have been learning all about Place Value during the first term of Year 5, including negative numbers.  Can you think of anywhere you come across negative numbers in real life? 

Team Building to start the year

We had a great time trying to build the biggest tower in our PHSE lessons and learnt about communication in team work.  We hope to work well as a team, sharing all of our skills and talents this year.