Y5 Chestnut Class

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Mrs G Whitham Y3 Teaching Assistant & HL
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Mrs S Littlewood


Mrs Whitham


Mrs Peplow


Welcome to Year 5!

Hello everyone 


We hope you have all had a lovely half-term and are ready for the next half term in Y5. We are excited to be starting a brand new half-term in Chestnut. Our aim is to provide a happy, engaging and challenging environment, where pupils can learn together in order to reach their full potential. We encourage children to support each other through collaborative learning and supportive feedback. 

Our topic this term is The Circulatory System:

‘What Gets Your Heart Racing?’

Across the curriculum, we will be looking to be able to answer how oour blood travles around our body and what vital part does our heart play in this. We will be looking at how we stay fit and why this is important for us.  


Key Questions for our topic:

  • What are the main parts of the circulatory system and the heart and what do they do?

  • What is the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the heart and the body?

  • How are nutrients and water transported through the body?

  • What are the main components of blood and what are their functions?

  • What are the main reasons why people need organ transplants and blood transfusions and the ethical arguments for and against this?

For this topic we will be studying the book 'The Pig Heart Boy' By Malorie Blackman




We are looking forward to everyone returning and seeing the wonderful learning that you can produce. We know that you are an amazing class and we cannot wait to see you all again.

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Year 5 have worked really hard to produce a piece of collaborative art work. We used lots of different media including finger paints, oil pastels, powder paints and wax crayons with water colours. We then used this media to create an abstract picture of the Lion from our class book the Lion inside. 

Year 5 Collaborative art

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