Downfield Primary School

Downfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 8SS

01992 629 598

Teachers' Strikes Wednesday 15th March: the following classes are closed - 1O, 3F, 6OS, 6H

Year 5K


Mrs Knowles (class teacher) 

Mrs Sexton and Mrs O'Reilly (TAs)


Spring Term

This term our topic is Invader and Settlers. We are going to be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and their invasion and settlement in Britain. 

In Literacy our take one book for this term is Cloud Tea Monkeys. This is a story based on the legend of tea-picking monkeys that help a young girl called Tashi. 

We will be looking at the book Arthur by Michael Morpurgo. Looking at the legend of Arthur and the knights of the round table. 


Autumn Term

We have had a wonderful start to the term.

Our topic is the Olympics - focusing on both the Olympic and Paralympic games and the Ancient Greeks. 

We had great fun holding our own mini Olympics and trying out some different sports. 


In literacy, we have been looking at the book Africa Amazing Africa by Atinuke . 

We have written poems, emails, descriptions and a non-chronological report. You can see some of our work below. 


After half term our topic was Blast Off! 

In science we looked at the planets, sun, moon and stars. We had a visit from a mobile planetarium where we could look at the different aspects of space.


In DT we designed and created our own Mars Rovers, we had a lot of fun doing this and testing to see if they could carry 'samples'. 



In December we have celebrated Christmas in a variety of ways, we have attended the Christingle service at the church, wrapped presents with one of Santa's elves, played in the snow, written Christmas poems in literacy and made our own Christmas decorations. 

Below you can watch our New to Year 5 video.

This will give you all the information required for this year including topics, expectations and upcoming events.


Reading records and Homework on due in on Wednesdays.

PE is also on a Wednesday and children need to come to school in PE kit including trainers.