Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Blog

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt was a great success today. We will announce the winning house in  collective worship tomorrow.

A huge thank you to the House Carmel’s Leaders. They organised the whole day and demonstrated their superb leadership skills.


The PTA rewarded all children with a chocolate egg- this was a welcome treat after the fast pace treasure hunt -in the cold Spring air!

Carmel’s Book Sale

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Thank you for for supporting House Carmel’s book sale with your kind book donations.


The book sale went really well but has been cut short due to school closing. So when we return to school we will continue to sell books at break times.

We have a great selection of good quality books and most books cost 50p. All money raised will go towards buying new seating for the library area.


Thank you


By | News, School News, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

St Alban’s School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 1st March.


It is clear that temperatures will remain below freezing, and there is the threat of continued heavy snow showers. This decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all staff and pupils.


Please help us to ensure all parents receive this message by sharing through your own social media.


Thank you,

House Sinai Celebration Assembly

By | House Sinai, News, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

On Wednesday 21st February House Sinai will be hosting their first ‘Celebrating Talents’ assembly. They have chosen the following children to show off their talents to the school.

Year 2- Libby (dancing)

Year 3- Fearne (Singing)

Year 4 – Connor (Piano)

Year 6- Charlie (Art)

Year 5 – Summer (origami)

We hope that these assemblies will give all pupils a chance to celebrate their talents and may encourage children to try new things. We have not invited parents to this collective worship.


Mrs Gurner

Class Teacher

Mrs Kenny 

Year 5 teacher and Head of School

I am very happy to be back at St Albans after spending last Year in Doncaster and am especially excited to be back in Y5! I have lots of exciting topics planned for the year and will be starting with Space.

In my role as Head of School I work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the St Albans, and all of those who are part of the St Albans school community, are the best that they can be.  

Year 5 Curriculum Details


Autumn Term

Earth and Space 

Key Text: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Spring Term


Key Text: Anglo Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman


Summer Term

Tropical Lands and Extreme Weather

Key Text: Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo


Day Trips and Residentials:

Autumn Term

The Oakes

Spring Term

Anglo Saxon Day in school – ‘The Battle of Hastings’

Summer Term

Doncaster Wildlife Park


Science Topics

Earth and Space


Life Cycles

Separating Mixtures

Types of Change



Year 5 Important Information:

Monday – Spelling test / Very last day for returning homework

Tuesday –

Wednesday –  New spellings given out (please have green RWI Log Book in school) / PE day

Thursday-  Homework returned by today please / PE day

Friday-  New Homework handed out and marked homework returned

Important Year 5 Documents


Year 5 Maths

Year 5 Calculation Videos

A Y5 child shows how to add two four digit numbers.

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Our Year 5 Gallery Items - You can see all our pictures in the Gallery section of the site.

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt


Cosmic Jingles


Year 5 Sponsored Walk


Y5 Rocket Launch


Y5 visit the Oakes




Y5 Nippon Day