Welcome to Hatherley Classes Yr5

Hatherley Class Yr5

Year 5 Teacher:             Miss Rees                                             Summer in Hatherley Class

Teaching Assistant:      Mrs Sethi                                                 Letter       Learning Grid



World Book Day... Year 5 children worked with their Cross Phase Partners in Year 1 on book related activities. All children enjoyed reading and sharing books together.

Fifteen lucky Year 5 children were invited to Leighton Park's 'Big Bang' STEM event on Monday 12th March. We all took part in three activities throughout the morning. Some of us created our own necklace with our DNA in it, whilst others did a taste test trial. We all had an amazing morning, as you can see from the photos below.

The rest of the Year 5 and 6 children had a fun-filled morning too, completing two STEM workshops at school.  


Wonderful efforts made by children in Year 5- thank you all :-)

We thought we were going to Winchester, but we ended up... in... SPACE!!!

What a wonderful day we had at the Science Museum and Planetarium.

Thank you to Friends of Redlands and Mrs Mottram for organising our new reading books.  We cannot wait to get reading now!

Reverse Advent Calendar:  Just add kindness


We aim to add 1 item to our box each day in December, which we will donate to the food bank (Readifood) during the week before Christmas. 


For a list of suitable items, please look here:


In maths we are looking at 3D shapes. We have been learning how the language of shapes relates to our topic of Ancient Greece with many words coming from Greek: polygon, polyhedron (and polyhedra), tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron. 

We have been learning about forces in science. We learned that water resistance is a force which slows an object down as it travels through water. We investigated how the shape of that object can affect the speed it travels through water.

East Reading Schools Tag Tournament. 

Well done to our fabulous Year 5s for showing such good sportsmanship and team spirit.

And a very well done to the Redlands Racers who were runners up in the Plate competition and especially to the Redlands Royals who won the overall trophy!!!

We are delighted to be part of the Junior Music Festival this year. 

Please click on the link to access the Junior Music Festival songs -


You need to click on Year 5 Hexagon and then enter the password - JMF2017

Here is the lyric booklet so you can practise at home:



Year 5 children have been discussing safety on the roads near to our school.  We made a 3D map of the area and used toy cars to work out safe and suitable points for parents in cars to drop children off.  Do talk about this at home so you know how to keep us all safe!

Make Some Noise 2017