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Welcome to Year 5!

We are a fabulous class, who love to learn. 

Mrs Watson, our Assistant Headteacher, is the class teacher. Mrs Milner and Mrs O'Connor also work in our class.

Our PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday but please bring your kit every day. 

Kensuke's Kingdom

We are reading this fantastic book by Michael Morpurgo. Have a look at some of our work.

Active Maths

We have been doing lots of hands on activities for our work on angles and coordinates.

Welcome to Yorkshire!

Have a look at our fabulous leaflets about Yorkshire!

Year 5 Residential

Consent forms are available from the school office.

Weardale Residential

Year 5 had a fabulous time on residential. We challenged ourselves, overcoming our fears whilst enjoying some quite brilliant activities, including mining, canoeing and rock climbing. What a wonderful few days away!

Science Changing Materials

We have been doing lots of experiments, looking at reversible and irreversible changes, and dissolving.

The Journey Drama

Here are some pictures of our drama lesson.

The Journey

We have done some dramas about The Journey. Have a look.

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World Book Day

We have been enjoying World Book Day. We have decorated our door, dressed up, taken part in shared reading and done some World Book Day Maths challenges.

Alien Week

We have had a wonderful time this week, finding out about the mystery invasion. We became forensic detectives, analysing the evidence, as well as writing newspaper and police investigation reports.


Year 5 had a visit from two teachers from an International School in Myanmar. We are going to be making link with their Year 5 students to find out what life is like there.

Science Investigation

We have been looking at properties of materials, testing thermal and electrical insulators.

Fraction Fun

We have been doing a range of concrete games to get to know more about fractions!


We had a fabulous day in York. We visited the Jorvik Dig Centre, where we learned all about Viking battle tactics. At the Jorvik Centre, we went on a ride back in time and learned about Viking life.

Coastal Art Attack
Maths - Multiplying
Viking Projects

Our Viking projects are looking fabulous.

Recommended Reads

Here is a list of amazing books that I would recommend. There are lots of other reading ideas on the internet too.


In Literacy, we have been putting together our own detective story dramas.

Maths - Area and Perimeter

Year 5 are using lots of concrete approaches to look at area and perimeter.

Science - Forces

For our Science topic on Forces, we have been testing the effects of gravity and air resistance. We have also been experimenting, looking at different designs of boats and how water resistance can affect how well they move.

History Art Attack

We have created some amazing pictures of Viking longboats. Have a look!

Science Trip

We had a great time at the Imax, watching a film about Space. After the film, we were lucky enough to have a presentation about how scientists use data from Space to help us find more out about our planet.

Anglo Saxons

In History, we have been learning all about the Anglo Saxons. We have learned about why they came over, where they came from, what life was like and about armoury. Have a look at our amazing shields.

Concrete Maths

We have been using lots of concrete materials to help us to deepen our knowledge of our Maths.

St Francis

We have been learning about inspirational people, such as St Francis. We have created some drama sequences about his life, as well as creating guides for him about how wonderful Holy Name is.

Year 5 love space!

This half term, we have been studying space. We have found about the order of the planets, how day and night is created, the phases of the moon and much more. Have a look at our amazing space project work. The children have excelled!

Roald Dahl Baking

For Roald Dahl day, we made chocolate mice.

Curriculum Planning 2018-19

Our spellings will be taken from the Year 5/6 National Curriculum spelling list. You can print off the spelling practice grid to help you learn the spellings.

RE letter

This is the whole school overview of RE for this half term. Please read through it and support your children in Year 5.

End of Year Expectations
Year 5 Common Exception Words