Welcome to Year 5 Blog

The Year 5 teaching team consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham & Miss Nicholson (5EC),  Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB).  The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday. 

Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks. 

In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!

Chocolate factory

Published: Jan 17, 2020

We won Y5's Dragons' Den competition by creating a cool comic app. We won the prize of a trip to Kelham Island Cutlery Works and got a special tour of Bullian's chocolate factory. It was great fun and we learnt a lot about chocolate. We made our very own unique chocolate bars with different yummy toppings.…

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Published: Jan 10, 2020

This term we have started to learn about the Vikings and this blogwill tell you about the them.Did you knowthat Vikings didn't wear horns on their helmets? Vikingsleft Scandinavia because the farming land was not good and the population wasgrowing and that means that lots of people were starving to death.…

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Dragon's Den

Published: Dec 13, 2019

This term, our y5 children have been working extremely hard on their Dragons Den project. Their task was to come up with an invention, in order to gain an 'investment' from the Dragons. They have been coming up with some awesome ideas from Military laser quests at home, to Delicious doughnuts! We will…

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Baking bread

Published: Dec 05, 2019

In our DT topic this term, Y5 have been busy designing and baking our own flavoured bread. We learnt how to knead the dough (it's hard work and takes at least 10 minutes!) and tasted a selection of breads to give us ideas about what flavour to choose for our own. Here are some of our successful breads!

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Egyptian Day

Published: Oct 25, 2019

Egyptian Day On the 22nd October 2019 it was our Y5 Egyptian Day. We hadlots of fun and did many different activities. Drama One of the things we did was drama. We learnt the story of Osiris theEgyptian god of the underworld. We acted the story in groups and filmed it oniPads, it was really enjoyable.…

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Mummification Manuals

Published: Sep 27, 2019

As part of our topic on Ancient Egypt, Y5 have been doing some research in ICT about how to make mummies. We found out lots of facts and then we used these in our literacy work to write our own Mummification Manual for a trainee embalmer. The whole process is really gruesome! Did you know that they used…

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Things to look out for

Published: Sep 18, 2019

We're really proud of how well all the children in Y5 have continued to come into school full of enthusiasm as this first term moves quickly onward. There are a few things to be looking out for over the coming weeks:*All children should now be bringing home their maths homework book and their spelling…

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A great start to the year!

Published: Sep 06, 2019

We have had a great start to year 5 this week. All the children have risen to the challenge of life in year 5 with great enthusiasm. As the children have all remained in the same class groupings and they are now very familiar with the junior school, we just launched straight into our normal timetable…

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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

Published: Jul 03, 2019

This week saw the final performance to parents of the play that Y5 have been working hard on over the past six weeks. It is an adaptation of the book 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' by American author, Louis Sachar. We read this short novel as our 'book study' in the summer term: the whole class…

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water carrying art

Published: May 17, 2019

In year 5 we have been painting people carrying water. This links to our topic which is water. In our lessons we have been learning about water shortages - this is why we painted them. We first painted a background as a sunset and a dark foreground. Secondly, we painted the people. Lastly, we added extra…

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