Castle Bromwich Junior School

Year 5 Spring Term


 Spring term for Y5 in the year 2020-21 looked very different from the norm, with COVID-19 causing our school to lockdown. Y5 handled this transition fantastically and truly showed our school value of "adapt" by adapting to their new learning environments. Instead, Y5 teachers were able to enjoy seeing their classes over Microsoft Teams daily to continue their education online. We were all VERY proud of them but couldn't wait to have them back!


In a normal year, Y5 would have been able to experience exciting trips such as the National Space Centre as part of our Space unit in this term. 

Science - Space

Children LOVE learning about Space every year, including learning about the life of an astronaut and understanding the relationship between the Sun, moon and Earth. This lockdown, children were challenged with a creative activity to display the phases of the moon. There were many impressive submissions!


Bikeability is an exciting course that are offered to all of our Y5 children. It allows the children to build confidence with their cycling but also to develop road safety awareness. The course is free and is offered to all!


 Due to children being exposed more than every to being online, it was important for us to implement ways to support the children at home with being safe online. DigiSafe was introduced during home learning, an activity where children were posed  with a scenario daily where it made them consider a tricky online issue. The continued with this as a class once they returned to school post loickdown.

Spring Door Display - Ratburger

When children returned from their home learning, we began a unit of English work on Ratburger by David Walliams. Here are our entries into our Door Display competition!

English - A Monster Calls

Children were able to continue their lessons via online teaching; they enjoyed the entire story of A Monster Calls still and produced excellent pieces of work. Below are some Art pieces inspired by the story!

Art - Space Theme

 During home learning, Y5 studied a style named Hippie Singleton Art. They were inspired by the funky patterns and colours to combine it with their Space knowledge to produce excellent pieces of work at home!


 Children were challenged to create their own poetry over lockdown as they explored various poems through a short unit during home learning. 

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