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Year 5




Year 5 visited Cardinal Wiseman and carried out a variety of science experiments and investigations that focused on mixtures.  The children got to mix different solids to discover if they would dissolve and whether they were soluble or insoluble.  They also learnt how to separate mixtures using the methods of sieving, evaporation, filtering and magnetism.  Finally, they devised a plan on how to clean contaminated water if they were stuck on an island.  They then followed their methods to produce clean, drinkable water.

Year 5 Easter Liturgy

Earlier this week, we performed our Easter Liturgy to our parents. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and we all hope you enjoyed it. The children were fantastic and made us all reflect on the Passion of Jesus and remember his ultimate sacrifice for us all.

RRSA day

This week we took part in an RRSA day and looked a variety of articles.

Article 8 - Governments must respect every child’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties.

We had lots of fun making badges to show our identity, nationality and personality.

Article 15 - Every child has the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations, as long as their does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

We talked about what makes an effective team and how we can improve communication. We used popcorn to see if we could all share fairly. :)


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Some more pictures from RRSA day

In Year 5 this week, we have been busy thinking about our Lenten promises. We reflected on the three practices of Lent and made our promises to God. Have you made your Lenten promise yet?

If not try it at home 

I promise to pray ...

I promise to give...

I promise to fast...

Daily mile

Exercise is very important to us here at St. Raphael's and we have been completing the daily mile.


Welcome to Year 5!

Easter Production Song Words

Easter Production Songs

02 Jesus rode a donkey.wma

05 Isn't it wonderful.wma

06 Father forgive them.wma

12 Where is jesus.wma

09 Mary's Song.wma

15 He's alive! (2).wma

Time Travellers and Family Trees


 Welcome to my portal, time travellers! I’m here to invite you on a fantastic ride through aeons of time, deep through the geteways of the past on an enthralling journey. We’ll reverse the polarity of the neutron flow, heading back to the very beginning to regenerate your being!


Take a step inside and we will begin our journey… I wonder where we will land? Hold on tight travellers, I’ve just been back to AD410 and the ride was a little rocky. Fasten your seatbelts…we’re off. 


On our topic launch day, we travelled in our time travelling portals to a different era in time. 

Can you identify which historical figures we dressed up as?

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Caritas in Action

In class we reflected on what makes us a community and discussed our values (AT2).  We decorated a jigsaw piece with images from our culture and our values.  We agreed that communities are made up of people who live in the same area or have common interests.  We all belong to several communities such as our street, town, country, the world and religious communities. 


Can you identify where our families are from?

What makes us unique in 5 Benjamin?

What our family values are?

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Our Class Charter

Our Class Charter 1

Maths in year 5!


We have recently been covering our topic shape, space and measure. We have looked at translation, reflection and regular and irregular polygons. Have a look at some of our children completing maths investigations below.


We have also looked at right angles and describing them as turns.