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 Year 5 class teacher. Mr McKeown comes in every day to help us with our learning and we have a daily visit from Mrs Smith to help us improve our maths work. On Friday mornings, Mrs Spacey teaches maths and French and Miss Mallinson teaches music.
We work extremely hard in Year 5, whilst having fun, and are becoming more and more independent in every way.
This term’s Stars!
We have our Star Award Assembly on Friday afternoons where we celebrate the hard work carried out by one of our Year 5 children. 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 and show an interest in 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 book are in everyday!
Once they have finished their book, they will complete a test on our Accelerated Reader system to allow us to monitor their progress.
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 in class.
PE – We have our PE sessions on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. Please make sure that full PE kit is in every day and has your child’s name written on the label. Kits will be sent home at the end of the term so that they can be washed.
More useful spelling lists
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Year 5’s Latest News
Year 5 went for a visit to Morrisons. As part of their Science, Geography and DT, Year 5 have been learning all about healthy eating as well as where our food comes from. We collected lots of information about where fruit and vegetables are grown as well as...
Year 5 made their own scrambled egg including ham, cheese, tomato and spring onion. It was yummy!
Year 5 created mechanical toys with a cam mechanism that are animal themed to be sold at a zoo shop.
Year 5 explored reversible and irreversible changes in Science. We added milk to vinegar so that it would separate into the curds and whey. Then, when it had dried, we painted it.
Year 5 and 6 took part in some heated Dodgeball games for our whole school competition. There were balls flying everywhere as the children did some amazing ducking and weaving to avoid being hit.
Year 5 explored reversible and irreversible changes. We dissolved salt in hot and cold water and found that we could dissolve more in the hot water. We created a saturated solution and evaporated the water to form salt crystals.
Each week, children plan and deliver a Prayer and Liturgy based around a theme. Everyone is prayerful and reflective and they always bring us closer to God.
Year 5 managed to get their hands on a bat and even had a go at bowling. There were some amazing batters. Check out their batting stances.
Year 5 have been learning all about Tag Rugby. There are lots of new rules that are making it hard work, such as keeping two hands on the ball at all times and only being allowed to pass backwards. This last rule is really messing with our heads, but we are trying so...
Year 5 managed to dodge the rain and had their first day of Cricket. We developed our catching skills and had to dribble the ball with a stump. It felt more like Hockey than Cricket, but it helped us improve at holding the bat correctly.
Year 5 used watercolours to paint their portraits to go around the hall. Do you think that they managed to capture a good likeness?
Year 5 are working on our Tennis skills. We have been trying to aim and direct the ball with more accuracy, but it is quite tricky. Maybe one day we will be ready for Wimbledon!
Year 5 have completed their embroidery artwork. We took inspiration from the art of Victoria Poltovitza whose embroidery artwork is based on maps. We explored different maps for one of the capital cities of the UK and created our own design. Then we used running...
Year 5 studied pollination and the parts of a flower. We made and labelled a 3D model to help us remember how it all works.
During the week commencing 21st March, every child across school competed in our most recent intra-school competition - Handball. Handball is a fast paced, energetic and inclusive game which is best described as a mixture of netball and football. A football pitch...
Year 5 had a go at sewing this week. We mastered the running stitch, back stitch and satin stitch ready to create pieces of art based on work by Victoria Poltovitza.
Year 5 have been working really hard in gymnastics. We have been focusing on partnered work looking at counterbalance and counter tension. It requires a lot of strength, creativity and teamwork!
Two teams of children from Year 5 and 6 took part over two consecutive weeks in this year's Carr Hill Dodgeball Tournament. The mixed teams of boys and girls took part in competitive dodgeball competitions against 11 other teams from local primary schools. There was...
Year 5 have been working hard designing a new space gadget in English so that astronauts can visit other planets. In art, we have made a model of it out of salt dough.
Year 5 have been working incredibly hard to create some 3D robots using CAD software. It is really tricky to work in 3 dimensions on a computer, but they have produced some fabulous work.
Year 5 have been arty again. This time, we created some mixed media lunar landscapes. First, Modroc was applied to built up the texture of the crater, then we mix different tones using black and white paint. Finally, we flicked some white paint to create stars. They...
Painting in the Fauvism style Year 5 have been. Bright colours and energetic movements key characteristics are. Amazing don’t they look, hmm?
On Tuesday 30th November, 22 children from Year 5 and 6 represented The Willows at the annual Year 5 and 6 Fylde Sportshall Athletics Tournament at Carr Hill High School. Every child took part in field events such as the long jump, standing triple jump, javelin and...
Year 5 have been at it again! This week, they have worked together in groups to make a delicious and healthy stew. Fabulous cooking, everyone. Well done!
Year 5 have done some cooking in DT. They cracked an egg, used the bridge to chop a tomato and added some ham and spring onions. Then they cooked it in a frying pan. It was all done completely independently and their reward was that they got to eat it. The classroom...
Year 5 had a fantastic day outside during our Outdoor Learning Day. We had great fun doing seasonal dances, used a fire starter and created some art using natural materials such as leaves and sticks. It got quite competitive during our orienteering activities.