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Together we Shine Academically, Personally & Socially

Year 5


Class Teacher - Mr Handley

Teaching Assistant/ Cover Teacher - Miss Ganley

Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones

SENCO - Miss Milnes

Our Learning Journey This Year

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.

 Autumn 1 Autumn 2  Spring 1
 Spring 2  Summer 1 Summer 2


year 5 Important information

Please click on the  links below to find out important information about Year 5.

 Timetable  Long Term Planner Welcome Leaflet
Working Walls

Class Information


Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a new way for teachers to encourage pupils and contact parents about their child's progress in class. It can be used online or downloaded as an app on iOS/Android. (Please ask if you require a copy of your log in). We will be using this in class alongside our Good to be Green system. We will discuss the ways in which points are gained or lost during circle times to ensure that it fits in with our behaviour policy. Children can access at home to personalise their avatars.

If you need to pass on a message, this can be done through Class Dojo. If you have concerns or need a chat, then send a message through Dojo or the school office and I will phone you when I can.



The children will be given homework tasks each Friday. The homework will be used to consolidate the children’s knowledge of what has been covered in class. There may also be tasks asking the children to find out information for a topic. It is very important that the children complete these homework tasks to the best of their ability. If they are having difficulty, please ask them to inform me and I will be happy to explain it again. The homework is due in on the following Wednesday. If homework is not completed there is the consequence of missing break times the following day until it is completed.



Daily Mile - Every day

PE Days - Tuesday & Friday

Dance - Wednesday

Children are encouraged to come to school in trainers so that they are prepared for active lessons throughout the day and the daily mile.


Forest School

We will be taking part in forest school sessions every Thursday.

Children are to come into school in their Forest School kit on the day they are doing Forest along with their school black trainers in a bag to change into. Can you please make sure that your child is wearing a long sleeved top and pants that cover the whole of their legs. For footwear children can wear wellies or an old pair of trainers. Please remember that children must wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.


Coming Soon...


Design and Technology: Yum! Evaluating Our Bread

For our final bread lesson, we were lucky enough to sample our finished bread products. While we were sampling them, we were evaluating by thinking: How pleased we were with our finished product? What we thought
we could have done to improve our product further? etc.

As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed learning all about bread.

Design and Technology: Bread For A Purpose

For our third bread lesson, we designed and made a new bread product for a particular person or event. We had a choice to adapt the recipe to make it fit for purpose by including: chocolate chips, cheese, raisins or sugar.

Design and Technology: Basic Bread Mixture

For our second Design and Technology lesson all about Bread, we found out the different ingredients needed and made our very own buns by following given instructions.

Anti-Bullying: Odd Socks

For Anti-bullying Week, we had fun wearing odd socks to express ourselves and celebrate our uniqueness.

Design and Technology: Investigating Bread

 For our first Design and Technology lesson all about Bread, we investigated and evaluated bread products according to their characteristics. We tasted and evaluated a variety of bread types: white bread, brown bread, cheese bap, chocolate chip brioche and seeded loaf. We evaluated: taste, smell, texture, appearance and weight.

Our overall winner was ... chocolate brioche (who would have thought it).

Science: Levers

We carried out an experiment to find out how levers allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. We made and tested model catapults using lolly sticks and elastic bands.

In groups, we tested our catapult’s throwing distance, power and accuracy. We found out that the lever of the catapult used our small force to project objects further.

Forest School: Remembrance

For Armistice Day, we created the red poppy - a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. We stood by our poppies to show support for the Armed Forces community.

Science: Water Resistance

We carried out an experiment to find out how different shapes move in water. We dropped different shapes (cone, cube and a flat circle) from the same height into a cylinder of water and measured the time it took to hit the bottom.

We found out that the cone fell through the water the fastest and the flat circle fell the slowest. This is because the flatter the object, the more water resistance there will be. The pointier the object, the less water resistance there will be.

Science: Air Resistance

We carried out an experiment to find out how the size of a parachute affects the speed at which it falls to the ground. We dropped different sized parachutes (40cm, 20cm and 10cm) from the same height and measured the time it took to fall to the ground.

We found out that the larger parachute fell to the ground the slowest due to it creating more air resistance. Larger objects create more air resistance as they have a larger surface area colliding with the air.

Science: Friction

We carried out an experiment to find out which surfaces cause the most friction, therefore making objects more difficult to move. To make this a fair test we: used the same weight, same newton meter and same force applied (person's pull).

We found out that the hardest surface to move a wooden block on was rubber because harder surfaces have more friction than softer surfaces. Smooth and soft surfaces make it easier to move objects as they have less friction.

Forest School: Andy Goldsworthy

We looked at art work by a British sculptor and photographer, Andy Goldsworthy. The children recreated some of his sculptures and created their own inspired pieces in the forest.

Forest School Fun

For our final Autumn 1 Forest School session, we were given the opportunity to toast our very own marshmallows... and even eat them! Mmmmmm :P As a team, we used our fire making skills to light and maintain a flame so that each one of us could toast our marshmallows. When we had finished eating them, we had time to scavenge and craft.

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials

In our Science lessons, we found out that materials will dissolve, react, float or sink in water. We mixed water with: salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, glitter flakes and Papier-mâché powder.

We then discussed any changes that occurred and thought how we could get the 'soluble materials' (materials that dissolve) back from the water. We found out that we could reverse the process using evaporation.

Hello Yellow Day

For Hello Yellow Day, we focused on being resilient and having a positive mindset. We compared the differences between a locked mindset and a growth mindset and explored where a growth mindset would take us in the future.

Forest School: Alien Hunt

 As a team, we had an orienteering task to find the name and number of an alien, remember it and tick it off a list as quickly as possible. Then, we were asked to find 11 yellow cones hidden around the area, labelled with the names of different countries, and to mark them on a map of Forest School.

Forest School: Bow Saw

In Forest School, we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to use bow saws to create a piece of memorabilia.


Steam: Water

As part of our STEAM lessons in Autumn 1, we studied all about water.

Within our lessons we identified the needs and wants associated with water by assessing the priority of our everyday water uses. This enabled us to appreciate the many uses we use water for. Through an experiment, we compared bottled water and tap water. We found out that tap water and bottle water are very similar in taste, but the cost of bottled water is extremely higher. We recognised that household water bills are calculated based on the water they use and the water they dispose of, and these can be paid in a number of ways.

STEAM: Fishing For Ice

For this experiment we used: a cup of water, ice cubes, string and table salt. We began by trying to fish the ice with the string. We failed. We then lay the string over the top of the ice and sprinkled over some salt. This enabled us to lift the ice cube out.

We found out that when salt is added to ice water, it decreases the freezing point, causing the ice to melt. Because we only used a tiny bit of salt in the experiment, the water around the ice quickly froze again, freezing the string to the ice

STEAM: Oil And Watercolour Resistant Painting

For this task, we were asked to design two similar pieces of art. One piece was created using just water colours, the other piece was created using oil and water colours.

As you can see in our pieces, we found out that oil and water do not mix. This is because they are made of different chemical bonds. In our paintings, the oil repelled the water colour from soaking into the paper.