Class Teacher- Mr Handley
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Dyer
Cover Teacher- Mrs Stevens
year 5 Curriculum
Please download our termly curriculum documents here for more information about what we will are learning and to see examples of our work.
City Stars Numeracy Project
As part of the Premier League Primary Stars curriculum, Year 5 have been taking part in a Numeracy Programme provided by Manchester City FC City in the Community Foundation for the Summer 1 half term.
During the lessons pupils have been taking part in both theory and practical based activities. The lesson topics include the use of: number place and value, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry and statistics.
In an exciting, hands-on workshop, Year 5 had the opportunity to explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings in 10th Century AD. With the help of a historical character, they examined what life was like for the two groups of people; considering home life, religion, work, battle, trade, food, language and geography.
Year 5 were lucky enough to carry out a number of activities. They carried out an outdoor cooking activity where they had to: grind the flour, mix in bay leaves, honey, fat and water and place it on an open fire. They had the opportunity to make their own pottery from clay and they also got to work with shields where they learnt how to attack as a team using the shields and also how to defend by creating a shield wall and a shield turtle.
On Friday 23rd March, people all over the country were raising money for Sport Relief by getting active. Year 5 took part in a whole school dodgeball competition to raise money for the charity. As you can see below, they thoroughly enjoyed the fundraising activity and the money raised by the school will now be put to work, helping people live happier, healthier, safer lives.
Science in Year 5
On Wednesday 21st March, Year 5 went to Reddish Vale School to take part in a science activity to solve the mystery of the missing cake! During the afternoon, the children took fingerprints and looked for clues to lead them to the culprit... and for once, it wasn't Mr Hall! The children tested pens using chromatography and tested for acids and alkalis in saliva (not real) using universal indicator.
World Book Day
On Thursday 1st March, Year 5 took part in The Big Book Off for World Book Day. In the morning, they had the opportunity to freeze frame and role play a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. When acting out the scene, the children were sharing thoughts, feelings and emotions related to the characters in the story.
In the afternoon, the children were sharing books with partners in Year 2. They were reading, asking questions and discussing their texts with each other.
In a hands-on and engaging workshop, Year 5 completed a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts, each linked to the Solar System. The children worked in groups, developing their investigative and team-working skills.
The experiments included: exploring the strength of gravity on different planets, investigating the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System, discovering how craters are formed, and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!
Year 5 also had the opportunity to engage in a session in an inflatable planetarium. They explored the night sky; viewing the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks and explored the visible planets.
Library Launch Day
Year 5 celebrated Roald Dahl day with the launch of the school library. They were able to choose from a wide selection of books and had the opportunity to scan their own books out to take home and enjoy.
In the afternoon they had the opportunity to show off their acting skills. They were given a script of a scene from the BFG and worked in groups to perform it to the rest of the class.