Year 5 - Hazel & Hornbeam Classes

Welcome to year 5

The children’s penultimate year at Sandown Primary School will see them being taught by either Mrs Pounder (Hazel Class) or Mrs Bachellier and Mrs Apps (Hawthorn Class).
As class teachers, they work closely with their Teaching Assistant – Miss Featherston - along with other adults supporting the year group - Mrs Apps, Miss Clarke, Coach Davies, Mrs O’Gorman, Mrs Mott and Miss Holligan.
Alongside the learning that takes place in Year 5, our main aim for all of the children is for them to enjoy themselves, to continue to develop good social skills and to develop an independence that will stand them in good stead for Year 6 and beyond. We deliver the curriculum in a variety of ways to make learning interesting and fun for the children. For example, we try to be creative and flexible in our use of ICT and Art to enhance the learning in other subjects.
The highlight of the year is definitely our residential trip to Mallydams!
This is hugely enjoyed by both children, staff and volunteers ... although all are very exhausted by the time they return home!
Other activities that Year 5 children will be involved in during the year include:
  • Visitors throughout the year
  • A stargazing evening
  • A Viking Invasion on the school field
  • Many Science investigations
  • Performing at the 'Big Sing' at the White Rock Theatre
Communication between home and school is crucial throughout your child’s time at school and though we appreciate that as your child gets older you may not pick up your child from the classroom door, you can remain in contact with us easily through the Class Dojo app and by popping in to see us.
see Our door is always open!
Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term…
Term 1

During Term 1, our topic is 'To Infinity and Beyond'. The focus subjects are Science (Earth and Space) and Geography (The United Kingdom). In our other subjects, we will link as much learning to our topic to make learning exciting for the children. For example, in Computing, children will learn how to manipulate images using the programme Be Funky to create a planet landscape. In Art, they will create Alien drawings to then put onto the planet they have created.

Check back regularly to see updates about our learning..
Stunning Start
We had a visit from Prime VR where children enjoyed a virtual reality experience of Space. Children visited different planets in our Solar System as well as explored the International Space Station. The children's reactions were priceless as they reached around to touch the stars and planets in their virtual worlds.
Parental Engagement
Thank you to all of the families who came to our 'Open Classroom' on Friday 7th September. If you were unable to attend, please find a copy of the PowerPoint used on our Class Story on Class Dojo.
Space Poetry
Year 5 have enjoyed their first week reading A Rocketful of Space Poetry. This week they have learnt and recited The Worst Monsters In The Universe poem ready to write their own version next week.
Take a look at one of the groups performing their poem.
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4
Term 5
Term 6