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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Thanks for visiting our webpage. Here you can enjoy exploring some of  our learning and discover what we are doing in the Autumn term.

Home Learning

Home Learning can be found on the Home Learning page. Go to 'Children' and then click on 'Home Learning'. Scroll down to see the current Year 5 work.


Alternatively click on this link: http://www.malmesbury.merton.sch.uk/home-learning/ 

Spring Term


We are excited to head back to school after Christmas and carry on with our learning. For those of you keen to get a head start our topic is going to be Survival.

We shall be finding out about expeditions to Antarctica, and develop our navigation skills around our local area.


In the first half term we shall be reading:

  • Ice Trap by Meredith Cooper and MP Robertson
  • Way Home by Libby Hathorn 

Image result for ice trap shackleton antarctica


Year 5 loved learning about Out of this world during the Autumn Term.

Highlights of the term included:

  • fun creating sculptures from wire in the style of Alexander Calder
  • conducting experiments to gain an understanding of the earth’s rotation
  • finding out how large space is
  • performing poetry by Grace Nichols
  • seeing the London Philharmonic orchestra perform Leon and the Place Between
  • reading Cosmic.



Here you can see some of our highlights:

Below are the classes favourite links from last term. Carry on learning about Space and magic by following the links below:

What are Larch and Rowan named after?


How to identify a Larch tree

  • Larch trees are conifers.
  • In spring, the leaves of a larch tree are a bright green colour but in autumn they turn golden yellow.
  • They have clusters or 'tufts' of short needles on its twiggy branches.
  • They have upright cones.


How to identify a Rowan tree

  • The leaves grow on alternate pairs on the twig.
  • Rowan trees generally only grow to around 10 metres tall.
  • A rowan tree has berries which ripen to a red colour.
  • The bark is smooth, shiny and grey.