Welcome to Year 5....


Our most exciting adventures at PGL!!Most amazing time at PGL....

We are buzzing with excitement and we can’t control it!!!!

“Over a period of 5 days, our pupils embarked on an incredible adventure at PGL. Thrills, teamwork, and unforgettable memories were on the agenda as they conquered high ropes, bonded over campfires, and returned with new skills, friendships, and stories to share. Here are some highlights from this amazing experience!”

Go Ape

Our most exciting adventures at PGL!!Adventure in the treetops: Go Ape Memories

An exciting adventure for our Year 5 students! They recently ventured to Go Ape and took on the Treetop Challenge with enthusiasm and determination. Navigating high ropes and thrilling obstacles, the children showcased their courage and resilience in the face of exciting challenges. The highlight of the day? The unanimous vote went to the heart-pounding zip line that provided an adrenaline rush like no other.

As you can see in these pictures, our students conquered their fears with smiles on their faces, proving that bravery knows no bounds. These pictures capture the unforgettable experience, where teamwork, self-confidence, and a spirit of adventure were on full display. Well done to our Year 5 children for embracing this thrilling experience and pushing their limits amongst the treetops!

Assembly Reflections

Time to Reflect...

During our school assemblies, Mrs Bellare has been talking to us about the Avanti principles. We thoughtfully reflected on Principle 1 – ‘We have incredible potential and can achieve this when nurturing all parts of ourselves – intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual’. Please have a read of what we already do and would like to do in order to reach our full potential.

Stories from other Cultures

We have been writing stories from other cultures. We focused on writing in the third person and included cultural references from the Middle Eastern and Indian cultures. We also spent a lot of time developing our chapters and settings. Have a read of Ariana’s fantastic story.

Investigating Materials in Science

Story Time...Let's Investigate...

During our Science unit, we have been investigating properties of materials. In particular, we have been focusing on separating mixtures and solutions. We explored with various resources such as sieves, filter paper and magnets. We also took a salt solution into the Creative Kitchen and watched the process of evaporation happen right in front of us!

Food Technology

Delicious Delights...

We’ve had great fun exploring with new recipes this term. We have made flatbread, mezze bowls (popular middle eastern dishes) and smørrebrød (a Danish open-face sandwich). We have developed our skills of kneading dough and chopping vegetables, as well as tasting new flavours.

Diwali at KAPSH

Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Kartik Month

We celebrated Diwali in our special festival clothes, enjoying a delicious feast and reflectively thinking about Krishna’s pastimes. We enjoyed watching both 5 Krishna’s and 5 Buddha’s amazing performances, which explained the meaning of the Damodarastakam prayer and told the story of Diwali. We created Govardhan Hill using cookies!

Midsummer Night's Dream drama workshop

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Year 5 have been reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The children took part in an immersive workshop led by The Young Shakespeare Company, where they took on the role of the characters. They acted out the play and really explored how the characters would have been feeling. This helped the children really understand the themes that run through the story and fed into their writing, when they wrote a synopsis about the story.

Earth and Space workshop

Earth and Space Workshop

Year 5 took part in a fabulous Earth and Space workshop led by Dr Gareth Francis. This hands-on experience provided the children with the opportunity to observe and participate in demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The children learnt about the solar system and why planets move in circular orbits, explored the rotation of the earth using globes and torches and investigated the different temperatures of the planets. 

Greek Day

Step into the world of ancient Greece as our school celebrates Greek Day! Students don traditional togas, warrior outfits and laurel wreaths, immersing themselves in the rich history and culture of one of the world’s most influential civilizations. From bringing the Battle of Marathon to life and participating in lively debates inspired by the great philosophers, students embark on a journey through the golden age of Greece.  Through this immersive experience, students gain a deeper appreciation for the enduring legacy of ancient Greece and its profound impact on art, literature, philosophy, and democracy. Greek Day at our school is not just an event; it’s a celebration of learning, creativity, and the timeless wonders of a civilization that continues to inspire us today.

Gaura Purnima

At Krishna Avanti School, Gaura Purnima is a cherished celebration that honours the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a significant figure in Hinduism known for his teachings on love, devotion, and the chanting of the holy names. On this auspicious day, students and teachers come together in joyous reverence, adorned in vibrant attire reminiscent of the festival’s spirit. Through colourful presentations, enlightening discourses, and traditional dances, students learn about the life and teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, fostering a deeper understanding of devotion and spirituality. Gaura Purnima at Krishna Avanti School is more than just a celebration; it’s a sacred occasion that nurtures hearts and minds, fostering a sense of unity, harmony, and reverence for the divine.