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 our class timetable and class rules really well. The children have enjoyed discussing their aspirations and expectations for the year ahead.


In Maths the children are expanding their knowledge of place value of numbers up to 100 000. The children have been doing column addition and subtraction of 6 digit number and are really enthusiastic to learn more! In English we are reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar and the children wrote a letter in role of one of the main characters Stanley.


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 have been learning about the lines of longitude and latitude and the North and South Poles.


We are also very excited about our Science lessons where we are studying about Life Cycles.  We have been learning how plants reproduce asexually from cuttings from the mother plant, this has been fascinating!


The children in Year 5 are working very hard, this is going to be a very exciting year!

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.