Welcome to Year 5!
At Durrington Junior School, we hope to make learning as exciting, engaging and as memorable as possible! Journey back in time to Ancient Greece and explore a forgotten world of myths, legends and heroes. From outer space, we will journey back down to Earth, to explore the world around us. From the rainforests of the tropics to the world outside our front doors, we will make many discoveries along the way.
We hope this area of the site will allow you to understand the Year 5 curriculum, enable you to take your learning home and prepare you for the end of Key Stage 2.
“I really like school because they really encourage you to do your best and help you reach your goals” – Amelia
“I like school because we always learn new things that we didn’t know before. I also like the exciting things like trips to the planetarium” – Fraser
To see the planning for this year group, please look at ‘curriculum’ in the information pages of this site.
Twelve Year 5 children took part in our Children's Parade 'Big Make' workshop on Monday afternoon with Mrs Jones, Mrs Hankin, Mrs Jackson and our artist, Fiona. The theme of this year's parade is Harry Potter and each school in Worthing has been given a character to make. Durrington are creating Dumbledore's beloved phoenix, Fawkes.
The children created sculptures out of willow to join together to make the shape of the phoenix.
Fawkes will be decorated in the up-and-coming Children's Parade after school club so he is ready for the parade in June.
On Monday 25th September, Venus class made some fantastic new friends with year 1 and 2 children in Meerkats.
We met in the library and paired up with our new Book Buddies. We shared some beautiful books together and talked about what we liked about the stories and the information we read.
We can't wait to meet up again to share our love of reading fantastic books!
Four children represented Durrington Junior School in a prestigious Maths challenge at Christ's Hospital, Horsham yesterday.
Accompanied by their parents and Mr Lewis, they excelled themselves and one pair finished higher than we have ever done before.
They also got to enjoy a delicious (according to Mr Lewis) tea afterwards as they relaxed.
Well done to Jack, Lewis, Rosalyn and Ruby! You have set a very high standard for the year 6 team, who are taking part in their own maths challenge at Windlesham House School on Tuesday.
On Tuesday 19th September year 5 were taken back in history to the time of the Ancient Greeks!
Sir Teachalot told us all about democracy, war, Sparta v Athens and what life was like for slaves and citizens of Athens. We even learnt that there is some truth in the Ancient Greek myths!
We learnt so many interesting facts and had an amazing time!
As the exciting start to our Ancient Greek topic year 5 were fortunate enough to have educational expert Sir Teachalot visit us bringing many amazing resources and interesting facts to share with us.
We learnt how to be good slaves, might warriors and obedient school children of Athens and soldiers of Sparta. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and educational time and will continue to learn more about this important time in history through the summer term.