Hatherley Class Yr5

Year 5 Teacher               Mrs Parsons                                            Spring in Hatherley Class

Teaching Assistant        Miss Casado                                              Letter       Learning Grid


Welcome to Hatherley Class Yr5

Spring Term

Happy New Year and welcome back!

 We hope you have had a lovely holiday. We are really looking forward to the term ahead which will be busy but exciting! We will be exploring the curriculum this next term with a

 'Journey through space'

We've had a very busy start to the term:

Exploring the planets in our solar system, investigating  their features, such as size, composition, and distance from the sun, number of moons and much more. 

Creating the planets using paper mache...


Unplugged Computing

We enjoyed working with Reading University Secondary PGCE Computer Scientists on unplugged computing, a project run by Google. The aim of the project was to introduce computer concepts using nature as a stimulus.

Our day began at the University Outdoor classroom and we spent time looking at trees and plants making connections between them and computers with the help of the Tree Doctor...


Making connections...


After lunch we designed paper circuits to make a display using the input from our morning session as a stimulus.  


Our day finished with a 30 minute reality session using Google Expeditions! 

Exploring planets with Blenheim Class

After researching the planets in our Solar System we created power points and then we enjoyed sharing them with Blenheim Class.


Well done to our Spring Term Readers Of The Week!



Autumn Term

Our main topic title is Changes although we will be exploring the curriculum with the big question ‘Why do things change?’ with a main focus on the Vikings.


We enjoyed showcasing our Viking topic homework

Well done to our Readers Of The Week!

Drama to explore the Viking raid on Lindisfarne

Well done to week 4 Readers Of The Week!

Making nets of 3D shapes 

Well done to week 3 Readers Of The Week!

We have enjoyed some great PE sessions at St Joseph's this week!