St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

Ely Class (Year 5)

Welcome to Ely Class (Year 5)!

The children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and a motivation to learn. They are adapting to the new rules really well and are showing great resilience. They have enjoyed circle time discussing their aspirations and expectations for the year ahead.

In maths, the children are revisiting some of the Year 4 objectives as well as expanding their knowledge of place value of numbers up to 100 000. In English, we have just finished reading the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl and the children wrote a diary entry as the main character of the book, Charlie Bucket. We are now looking forward to reading our next book “Holes” by Louis Sachar. 

In Geography we have been looking at our local area and using different types of maps to help us answering the question “Where on earth are we?”

We are also very excited about our Science lessons where we are studying about Life Cycles.  We are trying to propagate Geraniums and we are observing how these plants reproduce asexually from cuttings from the mother plant.

Keep visiting our page to see how our Geraniums are doing !


Ely Class

Violin Lessons

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Lesson 2

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Lesson 3

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Lesson 4

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Lesson 5

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Lesson 6

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Lesson 8

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Lesson 9

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In Ely Class we have been studying our local area. We visited The Caledonian Clocktower and took part in a workshop about Victorian Drovers. The children found this very interesting and have learnt many things about Islington in the past. We have also looked at the archive materials from our old school St.Thomas and explored what it might have been like to be a pupil in Islington in the past.


In P.E we have been practising our Hockey skills.

We are learning the rules of the game and how to control the ball using the hockey sticks.