Address: Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Tel: 01772 684 371
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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s class page…

Welcome to the Year 5 page of our website! Below you will find lots of useful information about our class as well as what we have been up to.

My name is Mr. Knight and I am the class teacher. My assistant is Mr. Carroll. Mrs. Spacey and Miss Mallinson also teach Year 5 on Fridays. Mrs. Moore usually comes in on Thursday afternoons, especially to listen to the children read and talk about stories, but is not coming in at the moment due to the coronavirus.

This term’s Stars!

While Star Award Assemblies may not be as they used to be, we are making sure we still celebrate the hard work, talents and achievements of the children by having a class Star Award celebration on a Friday. Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.

Things to know about…

Reading (everyday) – Your child should read at home every day (independently or to an adult) record it in their Reading Diary and get it signed or initialled by an adult at home. It is really helpful if you can chat to your child about what they are reading, what their opinion about the book is and get them to make predictions about what will happen next based on what they have read.
Please make sure your child’s Reading Diary and reading books are in everyday!

Learn spellings (everyday) – New lists are given on Friday for your child to learn for a test on the following Friday.

Maths times tables (everyday) – Each week, the children are given a times table to focus on learning ready for a test on the following Friday. If your child knows their times tables very well, they will be tested on decimal numbers. For example, 0.6 x 3=    23.5 x 4 =   After Christmas, we look at problem solving and reasoning questions using our times tables knowledge.

English and Maths Homework – English and Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be in the following Friday. The homework will be based on work done in class that week and you should not spend more than 20-30 minutes on each piece. We will work through any misunderstandings.

Curriculum Newsletters

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Learning Logs

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More useful spelling lists

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And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Kitty O’Meara


World Book Day

We had great fun dressing up for World Book Day. We did some fabulous book reviews and had a go at making up some Harry potter spells.

Inventors and Inventions

Friedensreich Hundertwasse

We did some art based on the Austrian artist and hid some cogs and pulleys in. Can you find them?

Here is some of his art work. Do you think we copied his style well?

Tag Rugby

We had great fun playing Tag Rugby, but it was hard work and very tiring!


We managed to dodge the showers and had a go at showing our tennis skills.

Science – Forces

We have explored different forces in science. We used carrier bags to feel air resistance. Then we carried out an investigation into how to make autogyros fall more slowly and rotate more quickly. Our science skills were amazing and we had some very creative ideas.  

DT- Levers

We had a play with different levers. Who said we weren’t strong enough to lift Mr. Carroll? Ok we had a bit of help from the lever.

Art – Portraits

What do you think of our portraits? Aren’t they amazing? We really captured a good likeness.

DT- Mechanism toys

We have made a start with our mechanical toys. Can you work out which mechanism we are using? (Cam, lever, gear or pulley)

DT- Mechanism toys

Here are our finished mechanical toys. What do you think?

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email:

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email:

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