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Welcome to Year Five 2017-18!


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


We hope to be able to share with you some of the activities that we have completed in class and any news or exciting events taking place. Watch this space...

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre! Year 5 had a wonderful visit and learnt lots more about Space in the fun workshops.

Spelling Bee! Here are the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling words we need to learn for our Spelling Bee in the final week of term.

Year 5 Class Assembly on the theme of Global Warming. Well done Year 5!

Outdoor Classroom Day - We really enjoyed taking our Maths lesson outside and solving reasoning problems as part of a Treasure Hunt.

Spring Planters!

A debate about the Fall of Benin. The children really impressed us with their understanding of both sides of the argument. They also really enjoyed it!

We are starting to play the flute! Year 5 have been impressing our flute teachers when we have been playing rhythm games. Watch this space for future flute recitals!

For the last two weeks we have been enjoying our daily swimming lessons at Bury Leisure Centre.  We are certainly getting our daily exercise through walking there and back every day.  The children are enthusiastic and are all trying their best.  Some of our children started with armbands and are now swimming without aids in just two weeks.  We can't wait to see how well they all do by the end of our four week block!


Year 5 in 2016 - 2017


 Our Lenten Journey: Exploring Sacrifice in Year Five

This term our main RE them has been 'Memorial Sacrifice' and we started off by examining the Jewish Passover Seder meal. We then made explicit links to The Last Supper and the Eucharist during Mass. This idea of sacrifice led us into the period of Lent where we have adorned our prayer tree with Lenten prayers and our class display focuses upon Jesus' time in the desert. 

Many of our class members are participating in the Easter assembly too.



As part of our music curriculum, Year Five visited the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester to watch the world famous Halle Orchestra. We were mesmerised by the sights and sounds and enjoyed seeing the musicians at work. Our favourite instruments were the harp, the drums and of course, the flutes!


Year Five Goes to Chester!

As part of our IPC topic, Y5 and Y6 visited the Dewa centre in Chester. As well as exploring the museum and sampling what life was like for a Roman living in Chester during Roman times, we also were led through the streets by our very own gladiator and were able to explore the roman ruins. We marched like Roman soldiers holding our shields and listening to orders! Two of our teachers even had a battle in the amphitheatre! What a great day!

Our Class Dance!


We have absolutely loved our dance lessons this half term and are looking forward to even more dancing after the half term break. Have a look at our video below...aren't we talented?!


Strictly Fantastic!

Still image for this video

Year Five 2016-2017


A new year begins and we look forward to sharing some of our news, experiences and exciting times ahead with this space!



We've started our intensive swimming lessons now! We've only been swimming a few days and some of us who couldn't really swim, have started swimming already!  We're enjoying our walk across Bury each morning and can't wait to get into the water to make a splash! Pictures to follow.

YEAR FIVE 2015-2016


All of the work below showcases some of the work we were involved in during last year in Year Five.


Design and Technology Week – 6th June 2016


Hope you have all had a lovely half term break and are ready for a fun week of learning ahead.


Our first week back is Design and Technology week. In Year 5 we will be investigating, designing and making musical instruments as our DT project. We will be making the instruments using recycled materials, such as yogurt pots, cereal boxes, empty plastic bottles and tube packaging, such as Pringles tubs.


To enable the ‘making process’ to happen this week can we please ask you to send in any of the above items by Thursday.


Looking forward to showcasing the finished instruments! Watch this space!!


Thank you in advance,


Miss Moores / Mr McRae


We had a brilliant turn out for our class assembly. Lots of parents and family members came to support us. Thank you everyone. It was fantastic! Lots of people commented on how clearly we spoke and how well behaved we were. Everyone loved our Shaking Stevens song! We loved sharing our learning with the rest of the school and delivering an important message- that Jesus is waiting for us to 'let him in'.  Filip played his role of Jesus with his usual enthusiasm. Mr McRae and Miss Moores were incredibly proud of us!

A Busy Summer Term Ahead!   

Year Five have got a busy term ahead this summer. We are really busy in class working on our new topics and we're also preparing for our class assembly on the theme of 'DOORS' Our assembly includes a  few cheesy jokes! (Knock knock...who's there? Teresa. Teresa who? Teresa Green!)            


As part of the assembly, we've learnt about the amazing achievements of Helen Keller, who was born both deaf and blind. Lots of us looked on youtube when we got home to find out more informaton about her. Have a look at this clip of this remarkable lady!


"When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." 

Helen Keller


We've also got a song to sing...Green Door by 'Shakin Stevens'. Have a listen here...                     


Some of our class have been involved in recent football matches and Kieran even got man of the match! Well done Kieran! smiley    We've also had quite a few birthdays too!



As part of our Science topic on 'Living things and their Habitats,' we have recently been exploring the life cycles of plants. Here we are examining and observing various seeds, bulbs and tubers. We were surprised at how different they were!

We've planted a variety of seeds, including some wild flower seeds to help support the local bee population!    



Seed, Bulb and Tuber Sampling

Getting Musical with our FLUTES!


Year Five have been learning how to play the flute since September. This is a year long project, with those who want to continue, having the option of taking up further lessons in Year 6.


The children have been working hard learning how to read and play music. Miss Moores has even been learning along with them!


Some of our learning so far - how to play an A, B, C and a G on the flute.

                                                how to read the above notes.

                                                to perform individually, in small groups and as a class.


Alongside flutes, we have also been developing our singing and musical creativity.


Watch this space for pictures and further news of our fantastic music lessons!




Autumn Term Dance Lessons

Last term Year Five worked with a specialist dance teacher to learn a new dance - The Lindy Hop!

The Lindy Hop is an American dance that started in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s.

We studied film clips of the dance so that we could copy some of the moves!

We loved performing it!

Christmas Stockings!

We practised our design and sewing skills as we made Christmas stockings. Miss Moores taught us some different types of stitches and we practised them. Once we had mastered the skills, we were ready to sew our stockings. Here are some of us in action.