Year 5


As part of our ‘River of Life’ topic, the children have been learning about the physical geography of rivers. Many of them were able to name the rivers in our local area, capital city and even some in different parts of the world. They also made thoughtful suggestions about why rivers are such an im


This week’s ‘Book Corner’ sees two new books that come highly recommended by BookTrust. Story Soup (aged 3-6) is a wonderful and interesting story about two arguing siblings (I’m sure many of you recognise this) and how this leads to the creation of a creative story with many twists and turns. Looki


Reading Plus and Accelerated Reader are the two programmes used in KS2 to give children the access to a wide range of books and also to allow them to increase their reading fluency. The books that they bring home are extremely important as they will be quizzed upon these in school once they have com


Reading is an essential part of Harlow Green’s curriculum and fostering a life-long love of reading within the children is of fundamental importance. Sometimes, we can get bogged down as readers into reading books by the same author and we forget to look at new books that are available. In ‘Reading


This term, Year 5 are enjoying learning how to introduce and describe their pets in French. During the unit, the children have had the opportunity to speak, listen to, read and write words and phrases that enable them to say what pets they have or don’t have and their pet’s name. This block builds o


During Art lessons this week in Year 5, we have been looking at construction and deconstruction, and how these can be used to create artwork. We discussed the different ways of ‘deconstructing’ something, including cutting, ripping, scratching and more! Then we got to have a go deconstructing differ

Reading is of such fundamental importance to the progress of all children in school. In KS2, the children use two reading programs – Reading Plus and Accelerated Reader. the children work independently to read and take quizzes on books and extracts. Every fortnight, we look to see which classes have


As part of our PE lessons, this half term Year 5 will be learning more about Tag Rugby. The children were very excited to get started, and they were fantastic during the lessons! Both classes played various games where they had to use all of the skills they will require for Tag Rugby games, includin