Year 5

Our Amazing Work!

This week we have started our new topic: Blitz!

We have looked at World War Two artifacts including ration books, gas masks and helmets. We have watched the film Carrie’s War about evacuees and we have made mixed media poppies in our art lesson.

We are really looking forward to learning more about the war.

The middle school pupils were extremely lucky to be invited to the Abbey for an organ festival to celebrate the completion of the Abbey organ building.

The children had the pleasure of listening to Nicholas Freestone, the Assistant organist from Worcester Cathedral.

He talked to the children about how the organ worked, how many pipes there were, and played them a variety of pieces of music including a film theme tune medley.

This week I wanted to share just how proud I am of all the children in their progress with swimming.

We have a wide range of swimming abilities and we are already looking at moving children up the groups.

Well done 5LT – so proud!

To support our current topic of Water, Water Everywhere! the Year 5’s have been studying David Hockney in their art lessons. We have been looking at his paintings of water – in particular ‘A Bigger Splash’.

We had a go at recreating this picture using collage and paint – I’m sure you’ll agree they look fabulous!

In our topic lessons this week we have been familiarising ourselves with OS maps and the symbols on the maps.

We have looked at Pershore and the surrounding areas and challenged ourselves to find out lots of information about our local area just by looking at the maps.

We found it difficult but fun!

We are currently reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. The main character has just fallen off his boat into the sea and has been washed up on to the shore of an island.

We have been discussing what he will need to survive – with the main item being water.

We built our own solar water still to see how someone on a tropical island could collect safe drinking water.

All we need now is the sun to make it work!

Welcome back Year 5!

We hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready for your new start in year five and Abbey Park Middle School.

We have some exciting topics and lessons prepared for you over the next year, starting with our first topic: Water, Water Everywhere!

Key information:

  • PE/Games days are Thursday and Friday – please send your children in wearing their PE kit
  • We will be starting swimming for the Year 5’s on Friday 29th September – more information will be sent to you closer to the time
  • Reading records will be introduced soon – please read with your children as often as you can.

We look forward to meeting all the parents/carers at our parents evening.

Happy Autumn Term One!

Miss Thompson (Class Teacher)
Mrs Barker (Teaching Assistant)
Mr Perry (Teaching Assistant)

Hello, Year 5 and welcome back!

In science this year we will be learning about Safety in the Laboratory,  Earth and Space, Forces, Materials and Living things.  You will be developing your practical skills and carrying out lots of fun scientific investigations! We will also be taking our learning outdoors and learning about the life cycles of some of the animals and plants around us. I am really looking forward to teaching you all again this year!

Mrs Griffiths.


National Numeracy Day

Raffi and Indie

Raffi is 2 years old and indie will be 3 in April. Raffi was adopted from dog’s trust and indie was picked up from Yorkshire (when she was 8 weeks old.) Raffi and indies owner is called miss Scully she’s a head teacher at Abbey Park middle school Pershore. Raffi is a red cockapoo and indie is an apricot cockapoo they come to school every day. They love going on walks with the students something that the dogs hate is men? They always bark at unfamiliar men and Raffi hates boxes. Raffi always asks for fuss and indie always watches but she always does want fuss they are very cute. They are trained in emotional support helping kids like me when I’m angry. Raffi and Indie are the best they also have a sister who’s way too big to be in school her name in Tess she’s a black Labrador. I’ve never met her but I’ve seen pictures she’s cute.

By MP, Year 5 Pupil

World Book Day 2023

This year at Abbey Park Middle School we were blown away by the enthusiasm for World Book Day. We had many children (and staff) looking fabulous in their costumes and the passion for reading really shone through. The children took part in many different activities throughout the day including; drop it and read, listening to stories, listening to music and many art and craft tasks.

Thank you to all who got involved – a truly fantastic day!

Today in D&T, Year 5 have started to make their motorised vehicles. To begin with they made a circuit to ensure their motors worked. Next, they began to measure, saw and glue together the frame of their vehicle.

We are looking forward to seeing and testing the completed versions.

On January 12th we went to young voices at Resort World in Birmingham and it is safe to say that it was absolutely AMAZING! We spent the day rehearsing with all the other children (over 6,500 of them!) so that our songs were perfect for our performance at 7pm. Once it got to 6pm we frantically started searching for our parents as they began to fill the arena! They had front row seats so that was amazing too and they were quite easy to spot with a huge banner and light up gloves! Once the concert began we smiled the entire time and sang our hearts out. If you have never been, make sure you sign up next year as it’s an unforgettable experience.

Year 5 have been working with Tim Brown on counter tension and counter balances.

We are very proud of their wonderful attitude, hard work and team work in creating some amazing balances, seen in the photos.

In our year 5 art lessons we have been working on different techniques used for shading, creating tone and texture.

We recently used our new skills to sketch some of William Grill’s illustrations which he used in ‘Shackleton’s Journey’.

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