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Summer Term 2018


Our new curriculum topic for the summer term is ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ which is an Olympic motto for ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. This topic will have a focus on Ancient Greece and the Olympics. During our English lessons, we will be studying 'The Story of Perseus' and mythical creatures from ancient Greece - an exciting term!


Please see below -  the curriculum letter and poster for our new topic, and a copy of the Widening Horizons' summer letter with permission slip.

Recent Y5 WOW

Neighbourhood Forum


Year 5 having been working closely with our neighbourhood forum - a group of local people and businesses who are working collaboratively to improve the surrounding area - we went on a walk and produced a booklet based on improvements that needed to be made.






Our new creative curriculum topic is called 'DOWN IN THE JUNGLE'. Please see the links below for the curriculum letter and poster for the topic - it will give you much more information about what is covered over the course of the term.

World Book Day 2018

Y5 Trip to Foot Anstey


Year 5 went on a trip to Foot Anstey to learn about the career opportunities on offer at the law firm. We even had a free lunch, courtesy of Foot Anstey. A great trip!

Y5 Trip to Brittany Ferries


Recently, Y5 went to France (well, the ferry that takes us there!) as part of the Widening Horizons' Project! Apparently, boarding the ferry, even when it is in port, means that we have left the UK border and entered France. We didn't have to show our passports though. It was great fun and very interesting. 


Peninsula Dental School


As part of the Widening Horizons' Project, Year 5 went on a trip to the Peninsula Dental School. The aim of the trip was for the children to work behind the scenes at the dental school and to learn about the daily jobs/roles that take place. It was great fun - the children even got to take home a goody bag! 



Adrian has won the WOW this term for getting MAN OF THE MATCH and BEST IN TRAINING for his new team Plymouth Trophyman Under 10s. Well done Adrian!

Arpillera Homework


Sometimes children go above and beyond expectations with their work - Sofia has certainly done this with this week's homework. She has made the most amazing piece of Peruvian art; spending hours sewing to achieve her desired design. What an achievement!


Autumn Term 2017


This term our new curriculum topic is:


Shh Walls Have Ears



Our new curriculum topic SHH WALLS HAVE EARS is a study of World War 2 and its effect on Plymouth and our local area. This topic has a historical focus, as we uncover hidden war-time treasures that have been discovered in our local area. Also, it will delve into the secret world of codes and ciphers. We will also have a geography link, as we study the impact of the war on the whole world. In art, we will be inspired by the artist L.S Lowry. Please use the links below to access the curriculum poster and letter that is linked to this topic:

Making a Boat and Testing Water Resistance 


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Year 5 Corridor Display

World War 2 Experience at the Soapbox Theatre in Devonport


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Plymouth Poppy Wave

Internet Safety Day - Dress up as PASSWORD PARROT

National Marine Aquarium visit - Widening Horizons



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Be Safe, Be Seen 


This term we have been looking at various line and tone sketching techniques. We have been using different sketching pencils to create a desired effect. Check out some of the amazing examples below:

Below you will find information about the exciting things that the previous Y5 class got up to - Enjoy!


Welcome to Year 5

Summer 2017


This term our new curriculum topic is




The Rise & Fall of the British Seaside 





Our new curriculum topic will focus on how the industrial revolution changed Great Britain with new innovative inventions such as the steam engine. We will also undertake a study of Paignton, Plymouth and Torquay as seaside towns/cities and how this has changed over the years.

Please find below, important class information:


Year 5 curriculum poster summer 2017.


Year 5 curriculum letter summer 2017.


Widening Horizons letter summer 2017.







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This term our curriculum topic is:



This new curriculum topic will have a particular focus on the SHANG DYNASTY. To find out more about this exciting topic, please check out the curriculum letter and poster below.

Plymouth Argyle vs Morecambe

Half-time Penalties


Some of the Year 5 children were invited to take part in a half-time penalty shoot-out competition during the recent Plymouth Argyle victory over Morecambe at Home Park. They had a brilliant time!


World Book Day

Year 5 have had a brilliant day! The costume ideas were FANTASTIC and very imaginative - a great deal of effort and creativity went into them. During the afternoon, the children shared stories with Year 2 and visited the bookstall; there were some bargains!

Class Information

Please find below some important class information and letters about upcoming trips and visits:

Spring Term 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Autumn Term 2016


Previous topic:

Earth, Space and Beyond



A massive well done to the school Hockey team for finishing in first place and receiving GOLD medals at the recent Quicksticks Hockey Tournament at Brickfields. The team were magnificent, despite Mr Pope taking them to the wrong venue! They are now invited to take part in the Devon County Hockey Finals in March - Good luck!

Widening Horizons

Year 5 are part of the Widening Horizons Project - an innovative project developed by Millfields Trust and in conjunction with seven local primary schools. The project was established to raise aspirations and open doors to possible career opportunities that were never previously considered. Recently, Y5 visited the National Marine Aquarium to learn more about the jobs and roles that people have. The most amazing thing was going behind the scenes at the Aquarium - something most children don't get the chance to do!

Plymouth School Sports Partnership


Year 5 have been working with Ben from PSSP to improve their gymnastics technique and ability. PSSP have a vision to create a sustainable PE, school sport and physical activity system - St Andrew's are lucky enough to be part of this programme. Below are a few videos showing the children in action in one of our recent lessons.

Gymnastics PSSP

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Beau-Jasmin picked to demonstrate

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Individual Routine

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During our recent music lesson, we listened to some music by Gustav Holst. 'The Planets' was created by Gustav Holst between 1914 and 1916 and is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet in the Solar System. Year 5 listened to 'Mars', 'Mercury' and Neptune before creating a piece of art based upon their interpretation of the music.



Year 5 continue to impress with their mathematical knowledge and ability. Take a look at some of their impressive addition calculations using the column addition method for up to 5 digits and you may even spot some with decimals! Wow!


Year 5 have produced some amazing homework about the planets and solar system. Many examples can be found on display in the corridor outside Y5 and 6 but below are some examples that the children have created using their computer or ipad. I'm sure that you will agree - they are BRILLIANT!