Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The Year 5 teaching team are Miss Dwyer and Mrs Ward. We are delighted to help your child on their journey through the engaging and challenging Year 5 curriculum.

In Year 5, we love reading! Stories, poems and factual texts help to increase a child’s knowledge of vocabulary, their ability to comprehend and help them to write their own imaginative pieces of work. Please listen to your child read regularly, even just one page of their reading book, and talk to them about what they have read and any words that they found challenging.

Every week, pupils will be given homework on Purple Mash to continue their learning experiences beyond the classroom. Please help to ensure that your child completes this homework byTuesday. The children also have access to TT Rockstars to continue practising their times tables. It is very helpful for their learning if they practice their times tables so that they know the answers quickly. If there are any issues regarding homework, or your child finds a particular piece of homework challenging, then please do not hesitate to speak to us.

We teach PE on Mondays. Please make sure that your child comes to school in the appropriate PE kit for the weather to keep them warm. It is very important that they have appropriate footwear for PE outside – like trainers or pumps.

We look forward to helping your child thrive as an independent learner. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Fantastic Forces

Date: 03/10/2018

During the last few weeks, Year 5 have been investigating the force of gravity. First, we investigated Galileo's theory of gravity using paper. We discovered that an object falls more slowly when it has…

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To Infinity and Beyond

Date: 12/09/2018

Year 5 enjoyed a great day learning about space. We spent the morning inside a space dome travelling through our solar system. Then, we had fun researching the history of space travel by finding facts…

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American Day

Date: 05/07/2018

On Wednesday 4th July, as part of our topic work, Year 5 celebrated Independence Day. We came dressed up in stars and stripes or red, white and blue and entered the classroom to the American national anthem.…

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Last Night I Saw the City Breathing

Date: 13/06/2018

Wow! Year 5 have amazed us this week, in the way they have appreciated and responded to a fabulous poem, by Andrew Fusek Peters. This wonderful poet used lots of personification (when something is described…

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Standedge Tunnel Trip

Date: 17/05/2018

Last Thursday, Year 5 visited Standedge Tunnel as part of our Rivers and Canals topic for this half term. When we arrived (after watching Ice Age on the coach!) we were met our leaders for the day. They…

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Class of the week!

Date: 23/04/2018

On Friday, Year 5 were awarded the ‘Class of the week’ trophy! They have all made a fantastic start to their last term in year 5 and all the adults who work with them have noticed how hard they have been…

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Team towers

Date: 18/01/2018

This week, we had a big challenge to solve. Mr Smith took us to the hall and put us in to new teams. In these teams, we had a small piece of masking tape and some magazines. We had to work together to…

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Don't be so negative!

Date: 09/01/2018

This week, in Maths, we are going to be working on negative numbers. It was the perfect day for it as Mr Smith said it was -5 when he got in the car today! Negative numbers are very important for knowing…

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Another week, another team challenge!

Date: 28/11/2017

Team Challenge!Last week's challenge was quite an ask! In our teams, we were given some newspapers and masking tape. We had to make a structure strong enough to hold a book on top of it, while 2 team members…

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Amazing Apprentice Achievments

Date: 09/11/2017

Today, Years 5 and 6 had an amazing morning pitching their ideas to Mrs Shepherd, Miss Grindle and Mrs Thompson. The panel were blown away by the children's ideas, confidence and collaboration. We are really…

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