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Together we Shine Academically, Personally & Socially

Year 5


Class Teacher- Mr Handley

Teaching Assistant/ Cover Teacher- Mrs Dyer

SENCO - Miss Evans

Our Learning Journey This Year

You will find a greater insight into our learning below.

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.

year 5 Important information

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

 Timetable  Long Term Planner Welcome Leaflet
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Class Information


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 and will usually consist of: a Maths task, an English task, a weekly spelling list and times table practice. 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.



Monday: Gymnastics

Tuesday: Dance

Thursday: Games

Please could the children have a PE kit in school all week as there are times when the timetable changes and our PE lessons move to another day. We will be having outdoor PE session on a Thursday afternoon and indoor P.E session on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. If a PE kit has not been brought in, there is the consequence of missing break times.

The P.E Kit should include black shorts and joggers, white t-shirt and pumps/trainers. Please note that jewellery, other than small ear studs, should not be worn to school and to prevent injury all earrings should be removed for P.E. Children with long hair will need a hair tie for P.E. If an incorrect PE kit has been brought in, a kit warning will be issued. Two consecutive kit warnings will result in a consequence.


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.



We will hear the children read as often as possible each week, however this isn’t always possible with such a busy timetable in Year 5. Any help from home with the children’s reading towards greater intonation and fluency within would be appreciated. It is the children's responsibility to complete their reading journal.

Please note: We do not have a designated "Changing Book Day". The children can change their school reading book once an adult has checked their reading record, which must show that the book has been completed.

Children will be provided with a reading book and a school library book (our designated library slot is on a Wednesday afternoon). It is very important that the children have their reading book and library book in school every day. If they fail to do so, a book warning will be issued. Two consecutive book warnings will result in a consequence.


Art: Leonardo Da Vinci

As part of our Art lessons in Spring, we studied about Leonardo Da Vinci. Within our lessons we found out who Leonardo Da Vinci was and what he was famous for during the renaissance. We explored his portrait paintings and drawings by finishing Mona Lisa paintings (As seen below). We also explored Leonardo da Vinci’s use of perspective and composition in his religious paintings by creating a tunnel book of The Last Supper. We made three pages to slide into the book: a landscape, the windows and the disciples at the table. We then explored and how to use Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing techniques by to shading in a horse in a range of positions. We used hatching and shading techniques to make it come to life, using da Vinci’s horses as a guide.

Design and Technology Week: Cinco De Mayo

On the week beginning 12th February (Design and Technology week), we focused our lessons on the Mexican celebration: Cinco De Mayo. These lessons also linked into our Geography topic North America. We studied all about the festival and the food dishes that are related. We chose to design, make and evaluate our very own salsa dish, where we discovered our mixed emotions towards jalapenos. You can see the process of our making below.

Celebrating World Book Day

As part of our continued drive to promote and engage pupil interest in reading, we celebrated World Book Day on Friday 6th March 2020. On this special day, we came to school dressed as a favourite character from a book of our choice. During the day, we also took part in a range of interesting reading activities.

Science Week: Investigations

On the week beginning 9th March (Science week), we focused each one of our Science lessons on a different scientific investigation. 

The investigations we carried out were: how much can you reduce friction when dragging a block of wood; does carrying a flat board affect how quickly you can run; does shape affect whether objects float or sink; and what is the smallest weight you can lift your rubber with using a lever? You can see how much fun we had in the pictures below.

Sports Relief: Dodgeball

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise money and change lives. On Friday 13th March, to do our bit and raise money for Sports Relief, we took part in a whole school dodgeball competition.


Jodrell Bank

On Tuesday 5th November 2019 and Tuesday 12th November 2019, a group of Year 5 children went to Jodrell Bank as part of their Earth and Space topic in Science. They saw the world famous Lovell telescope, explored interactive galleries, spoke to expert staff and experienced two interactive workshops.

One of the workshops was held in an inflatable planetarium, where they explored the current night sky; viewed the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks; and explored the visible planets.

The second was a hands-on and engaging workshop, where they completed a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts linked to the Solar System. Year 5 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, testing the pH of sand like a Mars rover, and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!

Design and Technology: Bread

As part of our Design and Technology lessons in Autumn, we studied about Bread… “Mmmm, it was lovely!” Within our lessons we investigated and evaluated bread products according to their characteristics. We learned how bread products are an important part of a balanced diet and that it can be eaten in different ways. We found out which different ingredients are needed to make bread and how ingredients can be altered and mixed to create different effects. We designed, made and evaluated a new bread product for a particular person or event.

Dance Workshop at Reddish Vale
On Wednesday 18th December, Year 5 went to Reddish Vale to take part in a Dance workshop led by Year 10 dance leaders. The Year 10 leaders choreographed a dance routine to the the song 'Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars' and taught the routine for the Year 5's to perform. Throughout the practice, everyone was focused and determined to do their best.
When it came to the final piece, they were lucky enough to perform on the big stage. In the spotlight, they shined even more. They went out with big smiles on their faces and gave it their all.