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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Class Teacher: Mrs Catt

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hegarty


Key Information



Year 5 will receive homework every Friday and it should be returned by the following Friday. Each week they will receive homework in:

  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Spelling

It is expected that the children also read at home to an adult at least 3 times a week alongside some independent reading. Also, children need to continue to  practise all the times tables and related number facts.


Meet Year 5's Play leaders

Year 5 children have received training to help them encourage our younger children to play well at lunch times. They have been thinking hard at ways in which they can include maths learning into their games.





Meet Year 5's Reading Champions



Meet Year 5's Junior Leadership Team

Summer Term

Geography: Extreme Earth


We have enjoyed our geography topic learning all about volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding. We used play doh to create a model of the earth structure to help us understand the causes for these natural disasters.

Maths: Volume


A beautiful, sunny morning for outdoor classroom day where we worked together to estimate and calculate the volume of different cubes and cuboids.

Spring Term


PE Kits


This term our class will be swimming. Children need to remember their swimming kits every Thursday. Thank you.

Easter Experience


Year 5 had a wonderful morning at Bridge Chapel where they told us the Easter story. It was a wonderful time travelling around the room to different parts of the Easter story set out for us to listen, learn and explore. Thank you Bridge Chapel!



This term we have looked at properties of materials and investigated different ways to separate materials. We looked at filtering, sieving, magnetism, evaporation and chromatography. 

Writing: Instructions


Year 5 have been looking at writing a set of instructions. We really enjoyed our 'Lego House' lesson. The children had 10 minutes to build their own lego house before writing it up as a set of instructions. This was a big hit! Everyone loved building with lego.

Maths: Fractions


This term we became 'Fraction Freaks'. We all worked very hard to become super confident with fractions. Our favourite lesson was adding and subtracting fraction with different denominators. All of our children achieved a gold sticker for being really confident with this skill. Well done Year 5!

Play in a Day: Anglo-Saxons


Year 5 had a wonderful action packed day learning one play in just one day. The children had an amazing day: learning more about the Anglo-Saxons; dressing up and feeling the part; improving their acting and building up their confidence. Well done Year 5! Your performance was incredible!


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World Faith Day


Year 5 had a fantastic world faith day learning about Islam. We learnt about fasting during Ramadan, the importance of the Quran and the five pillars of Islam. Thank you to all of our visitors.



In our music lessons we have been listening with attention to the different instruments that are used in music. We have also looked at different songs and their history. Our favourite song has been 'Living on a Prayer'. We enjoyed putting some actions to the song. We hope you enjoy our little performance.


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World Book Day


Well done everyone! You all looked fantastic for our world book day. Well done to those children who joined in with our class book swap. We hope you are enjoying reading your new book.

Junior Leadership Team In Action!


Our Year 5 Junior Leadership team carried out a survey. The survey was asking our children if they would like the option to buy a healthy snack/ breakfast bar during morning play. They showed great team work skills: listening to each other; making sure they all had a say and a vote; asking some great questions about the idea of buying snacks. We will wait to see what the outcome is.

Robinwood Adventure


Year 5 went away for 2 nights and 3 days to Robinwood. Everyone had a wonderful time and developed a wide range of skills including: listening, communication, cooperation, respect, encouragement, problem solving skills and teamwork. All of our children were enthusiastic and loved every activity. They participated in a number of activities: night line, climbing, bouldering, crate challenge, archery, dungeon of doom, alien conspiracy walk, trapeze and the piranha pool. Children conquered fears and looked after each other. They have taken away many memories for life. Well done Year 5!

Autumn Term

PE Kits


During the autumn term children will need to have their PE kit in school every Thursday. The children have been advised to leave their kits in school throughout the week and take them home of a weekend. At times our PE day could change.

Christmas Treat


Congratulations Year 5 for a fantastic Autumn term. We all enjoyed our treat of watching a film and enjoying some popcorn. Our class chose to watch 'The Nativity'. We would like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year. 

Teamwork makes the dream work!


Well done Year 5 for all of you hard work, support to each other, enthusiasm and progress with your writing this term! You should all be very proud of yourselves! Well done!

Time Challenge


Well done to the Year 5 children who completed and were successful in the time challenge.

World Faith Day


This term we have been learning about Hinduism. We enjoyed learning more about rangoli patterns from our visitors. We also looked at a range of different religious symbols and their meanings.


History: WW2


This term we have really enjoyed our WW2 topic. Children have learned about the countries and leaders involved and some of the triggers of WW2. They have enjoyed learning about propaganda and designed their own propaganda poster. Children enjoyed learning about rationing and made their own ration book. We also learnt about evacuation and the children wrote a letter home to their mums as an evacuee. One of the highlight of the topic was our visit from Sam's grandad. He shared all of his memories and experiences of the war. Thank you so much for coming in and sharing this information. This brought the children's learning to life.



Year 5 have loved playing a range of games this term. They have focussed on gymnastics and been learning about different skills and techniques to use in a sequence. They have learnt about cannon, counter balance, mirroring and counter weight and counter tension. Our final sequences were amazing.

Science: Earth, Space and Beyond


Year 5 have enjoyed learning fascinating facts about Earth and Space. We have enjoyed using marbling inks to create the different colours of the planets. We enjoyed learning about the solar system. We have used our maths knowledge of scaling to help us use play-doh to create the size and shapes of the planets. We enjoyed having a visitor from John Moores University.




This Term we have looked at the famous artist Lowry. We have looked at his famous paintings and techniques he used. Year 5 enjoyed learning 6 different sketching techniques that can create different shadings of light and dark. We had great fun creating a similar painting to Lowry by using different materials and paints.



Year 5 have completed two weeks of Bikeability. We have learnt how to check that our bikes are safe to ride on the road and we have improved our balancing skills, so that we can signal safely. We were all awarded our level 2 certificates. Well done Year 5!