Honeybourne Primary Academy
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Jaguars – Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 and
Jaguar Class!


Summer 2 2021

During this half term we learned about the Victorians. We conducted our own research within a chosen Victorian theme and prodiced double page presentations. Take a look!

                                                                            Victorian double pages


Summer 1 2021

This half term we immersed ourselves in the world of Ancient Greece! We developed our knowledge and understanding about Ancient Greece and wrote our own Ancient Greek myths and made Greek vases, too. Our favourite part of this topic was our virtual school trip, brought to us by Aegeus. We made medicine bags, decorated tiles with traditional designs, made Olympic games crowns and made good luck charms.We also took part in National Numeracy Day. We took part in a dance activity and entered the competition, too. This led us to think about famous mathematicians and we held our own poster competition!

                                                          National Numeracy Day           Maths posters


Spring 2 2021

This was a busy half term! We started off by learning about fair trade for Fair Trade Fortnight and we created leaflets about fair trade chocolate and made presentations about the devastating effects of palm oil production. We then spent a week completing lots of activities for World Book Day and even had a competition to design a potato as a book character!

                                                                  Fair trade chocolate leaflet               Potato competition

 After that we began a topic called Blue Abyss. We explored the dangers of single use plastics for our oceans and wrote letters asking the governernment to take action! We learned about the discoveries made during the expedition of HMS Challenger and wrote newspaper reports. We also wrote our own stories based on the Titanic... with a twist! In art, we looked at the famous painting 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Katsushika Hokusai and created our own versions using a range of materials.

           Plastic pollution 2

      HMS Challenger                                           

                                                                                         Titanic stories             

The Great Wave final 2


Spring 1 2021

Our topic for Spring 1 was Amazing Americas! We researched areas of USA and find out about a Native American tribe called the Iroquois tribe. We will also created totem poles in art and created our own games in computing.

                          Iroquois tribe fact file 2       Totem pole 2      Game     

We also learned about Christopher Columbus and his journey to America.  

                                          Christopher Columbus diary entry 2                

         Finally, we wrote poems about the vast expanse of Alaska. What do you think?

                                                           Alaska poem 2 2           Alaska poem 2 2


Autumn 2 2020

Before Christmas we produced some writing based on My Christmas Star. We worked hard to develop our narrative writing skills and create imaginative writing. Take a look!

                              English   English3 



Remembrance Day 2020

We developed our understanding of Remembrance Day and read the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae. We used the symbol of the poppy to create our own Remembrance Day art.



Our main topic in Autumn 2 was Earth and Space. Our class text was 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We really recommend it!

                                                                                                  Cosmic book       

We have been working really hard to produce some excellent writing based on 'Cosmic'. Take a look!

  Work         Work 2                   

                                                              Work 3


Autumn 1

Our topic in Autumn 1 was Diversity. We read 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers and some chapters of 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. We also watched the film adaptation of 'Wonder' to explore and celebrate diversity. 

                                                                                   Here We Are      Wonder    

We wrote diary entries as if we were Auggie, the main character in 'Wonder', and newspaper reports to explain the 'highlight of the year': the nature reserve trip.

                    Diary entry writing      Wonder newspaper report

In art we have been experimenting with sketching techniques and in RE we have been exploring 'peace' across different religions. In Geography we have been exploring our diverse world and in science we have been learning about Earth and Space in preparation for our class text next half term. To celebrate the end of our diversity topic we explored the diversity of our school grounds and went snail and newt hunting!

                      Art   RE