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Welcome to Year Five! 2021-2022!


In Year Five we hope to always 'be the best that we can be!'



On this page we will share with you some of the activities which we have completed in class, along with any news or exciting events which take place.


Watch this space ...    

Here is a copy of the Year Five curriculum booklet.  In it is all you need to know about Year Five.

Year 5 have an interesting and engaging curriculum.  Have a look at our topics ...

Here are the different written methods of calculation we use in Year 5.



We went outside to practise our ROAD SAFETY skills.


We had to cross the road with nothing around, in between two parked cars and at a junction.



We were really lucky in Year 5 as we did some FIRST AID training!


Millie's Trust, a special charity, came into school to teach us some FIRST AID!



We learnt how to ring an ambulance; how to use a defibrillator; and how to give CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to adults, children and babies.  Click here to remind yourselves:


In DT we have been studying bridges.


We started our project by learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a famous engineer from the Victorian era.


We have found out about the different types of bridges, researching their pros and cons and famous examples of these bridges from around the world.  We learnt about the special design features of these bridges and made our own, practising our techniques.


Then we designed and made our very own bridges, using everything we had seen, read, learnt about and practised - it was great fun!


The Victorians

Year 5 have compared our school day with a Victorian child's school day.




In Year 5 we have started our new DANCE sessions!


We had a great time, learning and perfecting our dance and finally performing it to Mr. Mcrae.


Our dance teacher is also a CHEERLEADING COACH too!  So we got to have a go!




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Year 5 have some budding songwriters amonst us! We have written our own verses based on Ella Henderson's song 'Brave'. We then used a drama technique called 'Freeze Framing' to show the emotions we felt in the original song. Finally we used our editing skills to fit our own verses and photos to the backing track. We all worked together to support each other and learned there is no stigma in asking for help if we are stuggling.

We did LOTS of brilliant activities this week, all focused on GROWING TOGETHER (this year's theme).


Every morning when we came into the classroom there was an activity for us to complete with the people on our table.  We needed to WORK TOGETHER, AS A TEAM, to complete it!

We went into the hall to play some team games.


The first game we played was called HUMAN OBJECTS.  We were split into groups of eight and then given a shape to make ... using ourselves!  We made a circle, a triangle, a snake, a dog and a piece of paper with some pens.  We worked really well in our teams, sharing our ideas and communicating them well to each other. 


Our next game was called KEEPY UPPY.  The aim of the game was to keep the balloon up in the air and stop it from touching the floor!  It got harder and harder as more and more balloons were added and TEAMWORK was a must to win the game!


We went on an extra special school trip to COMMUNITREE in Summerseat!


It was a fantastic day - VERY wet and a bit cold, but we all had a fabulous time, got stuck in and worked and played TOGETHER!


We played in the mud; made dens, jewellery and decorations; climbed trees; and had hot chocolate and toasted brioche around the camp fire!  HOW EXCITING!

R.E. - Advent Collective Worship

We gathered together to share a special class Collective Worship, focussing on the third week of Advent.


The third week of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday and symbolises JOY!


We lit three candles on our Advent Wreath, whilst singing the first three verses of ‘Light the Advent Candle’ together.


Then we thought about the Shepherds’ visit to Jesus and listened to some children reading the Bible scripture from the Gospel of St. Luke 2: 8-15.


We said a prayer together and then thought of how we can bring JOY to the lives of others, placing a bead next to our Advent Wreath, as we did so.

P.E. - Gymnastics

In P.E. at the moment, we are doing gymnastics and we are LOVING it!


Take a look at what we have been up to - you won't believe your eyes!


We created our own pieces of artwork to commemorate and celebrate Remembrance Day.



We have been learning all about the Romans in Britain. 


We went to Chester to find out even more, see some real Roman ruins and artefacts and experience life as a Roman soldier!


In Year Five, we made our very own bread.  This was part of our Design Technology work.


Firstly, we found out and researched the well-known bakers - Warburtons.



After that we did our own market research and tasted lots of different types of bread - the most popular in our class was the Tiger Baguette!


Then we tried lots of different ingredients, deciding which ones we would like to add to our own bread rolls when we made them.  Cheese was a popular ingredient, but olives were not!


We then practised our bread shaping skills - we had a ball of dough and watched a video of Paul Hollywood showing us how to shape the dough to make three different bread rolls:


Here are some photographs of us having a go ...

Once we had practised, we were ready for the real thing!  


We designed our very own bread roll, deciding upon the shape and flavours.


We made the dough with Mrs. Dandy and then shaped our bread rolls, adding our ingredients.

Here's our finished bread rolls!  We were REALLY impressed with ourselves - they looked VERY professional indeed!

Here is the recipe ... if you fancy making any yourself!

Year 5 have had two weeks of daily swimming lessons at Castle Leisure Centre.  Everyone showed great determination and perseverance to improve their skills and we were very proud indeed!

Everybody in the class has earned a swimming certificate!


Year 5 have started their weekly flute lessons with specialist teachers from Bury Music Service.  It won't be long before they can take their flutes home to practice...  Enjoy the peace and quiet for now! wink