North Somercotes CE Primary School

‘Make your light shine so others will see the good that you do’

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Here you will find all the latest information and updates from the classroom, be it the lastest homework assignments, spellings or piccies of some of the wonderful work we've been producing. 

Year 5 Team

Mr Lucas and Mrs Poulter


P.E. - On a Thursday we have the Grimsby town coaches come to teach our P.E lessons; on these days we come to school in our P.E kit. Our P.E kit should be:


  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Black/navy shorts.
  • Trainers or Plimsolls can be worn for PE lessons.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit bottoms for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit top for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • No Football/Sports shirts


Homework - Homework will mainly consist of the grid system (attached below). Children will need to select one homework block each week and complete it in their homework books (unless stated otherwise). Each term there will be a wide range of different activities for them to complete, be it maths, English, art, DT or even science. Homework is to be handed in on Wednesday ready to be marked and sent home on Friday. 



Spelling - Spellings will be handed out to the children on Wednesday and should be practiced at home ready for the test the following Wednesday. 


Reading - We encourage all children to read a chapter a night and record it in their reading diaries. If they read for four nights a week, they move up the reward ladder in class and earn a token for their house. If they read for five nights a week, they move straight to the top of the reward ladder, earn a token for their house and get a raffle ticket in the jar! At the end of the term, I'll pull one raffle ticket out and the winner will receive a £20 Gift Card!

Autumn Term Reading Winners!

Class Reading Book

This term, Mr Lucas will be reading Wonder by RJ Palagio at the end of each day.


'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

Class Literacy Book

During English lessons each term, we base all of our work around a Power of Reading text. This term, seeing as though we are studying Space Explorers, it only seemed appropriate to look at: 


Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce


Space Explorers


This term in topic we will be learning all about Space! We will take a close look at the Sun (not with our eyes, obviously!) and Moon, and investigate how they influence us here on Earth, whether it be day and night or the changing of the seasons. We will be creating nebula during art classes, writing our own newspaper reports and science-fiction stories in English, and hopefully be going to the Space Museum in Leicester to see real rockets up close! It's going to be out of this world!

National Space Centre


At the end of the Spring 1 term, we ventured to the National Space Centre in Leicester for an action packed day of space themed goodness! Upon arrival, we split into teams and took part in a rocket building workshop where the children were given a budget of £450 (not real money, obviously) and a set of criteria and they had to build a rocket! Everyone built one that launched off the pad and some even made it to the Moon! (Again, not the real one). After that we were given some free time to explore the museum's many wonders, from real rockets to replicas of iconic pieces of machinery like Voyager and Sputnik. We ended our day with a truly awe-inspiring experience in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, where we laid back and watched a movie all about life as an astronaut! Check out some of the many pictures below!

Entry Point: Our Greek and Roman Structures

Science - Forces


In our science lessons this term we have been exploring the forces that act on the physical world. We've learnt all about Isaac Newton and his work on gravity, measuring objects with Newton metres. This week however we looked at Galileo Galilei and his work on air resistance. The class were challenged with a simple task: build a parachute that will produce enough air resistance to gently lower an egg to the ground. 


Six eggs took part and, I'm pleased to say, all them survived! We timed their descents and recorded them in our books. Here are the eggs, back in their container and the parachute (designed and built by Sam) that lowered Eggbert to the ground in the slowest time. Great job, class! Eggspertly done!

Year 5 Halloween Party


Due to missing our end of your party at the end of year 4, we knew we had to make it up to the children, and what better way than to have a Halloween Party! We all came to school dressed in a spooky costume and spent the morning competing in a series of challenges to win prizes for themselves and tokens for their houses. We took part in a monster scavenger hunt, an apple bobbing race, a skeleton building relay, and the most frustrating game ever invented, Exploding Chairs. A great day was had by all. Here are some of the highlights!