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Welcome To The Year 5 Class Page!

 Hello Year 5

This is our class page.  We will share  our learning journey.  Keep a look out for your super learning! 

Just some information for the year ahead:

Homework: Collected and handed out on Fridays        Spellings: Checked, tested Friday and handed out on Mondays.

Homework will be  an allocated task on Mathletics.  In our time table, we have a dedicated slot to go through how to complete it, answer any questions and provide feedback.  If anyone struggles, all adults in Year 5 are willing help however it will still need to be completed at home.  For those who may have trouble accessing Mathletics, Mr Poppleton will spend Thursday lunch time in the IT suite providing an opportunity for children to use the computers.

The children are asked to collect two signatures from adults at home to show they have spent some time reading.  They can read anything they wish and reading sessions at home can be as little as five minutes.  Children who read more than 3 times a week will receive Class Dojo points. 

We will also have a spelling quiz on Fridays.  Spellings will be explained and handed out on Monday.  We request that spelling books are handed in so we can stick the next list in for you.  Anyone who forgets will be given a slip and those who are unfortunately absent will have one with their name on for their return that they need to collect.


PE: Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Even though our dedicated PE time will be on Wednesday, there may be other opportunities for Year 5 to take advantage of.  It is for this reason that the school requests PE kits are in school throughout the week and laundered at weekends. 


Home School Learning...



Whilst school is closed, children have been given learning packs as well as online learning activities. Informative science videos for children to watch on a whole range of topics. It is an American website so parents may need to assist with the pronunciation of some words. Access to 500+ museums and art galleries. You can watch videos and tutorials and explore some of the world’s greatest collections of art from home. Challenge the children to research the artist they have been learning about in school. National Geographic for Kids! A vast range of activities and information on science, animals, history and geography. This BBC website has an excellent range of learning activities, games and videos for key stage 1 and 2. They cover a vast number of topic and curriculum areas.

Art and Design.

Children planned and investigated the death masks of  Egyptian Kings and Queens. Using their ideas from class discussions children designed their own as well as thinking of the materials they would use. Children then produced from plaster a death mask , which they then decorated.

Ancient Egypt.

This half term children have been studying both the Human and Physical geography of Egypt, as well as the  history of the ancient civilization.  As part of our learning, we visited Bagshaw Museum in Batley to learn about eh lives of Ancient  Egyptians. 

Children took part in several workshops learning how to perform a dig, and the questions they could ask from what artifacts they had discovered. .Year 5 learnt about the Pharaohs and how Egyptians believed in the after life and how they prepared a body after death.

Design and Technology

This half term children have been investigating moving mechanisms. We have used our results to design and make a ducking stool from Tudor times. Children have used a variety of materials and tools to construct their work.

History A Local History Study

We visited Temple Newsam House and researched all of the house's owners from when it was built until 1922 when it became the property of Leeds Council. Children researched the portraits and furniture around the house and created a time line. Later we all turned into Tudors, wearing costumes and learnt dances that were popular in those times. 

PE: Defending and Attacking Space.

We are looking at ways to defend and attack space in a number of different games. We have been using our School Games Programme of activities so  children have developed their basketball and dodgeball skills. Children have used different equipment and transferred  similar skills and strategies when playing the different sports.

School Harvest Festival

Year Five investigated the originals of Harvest Festival and looked how the Tudors celebrated this important event.  We then brainstormed and planned some lyrics. All the children collaborated and were able to compose one line of a song which we accompanied on our ukuleles.  We then performed our composition to the rest of the school.

Geography Skills.

Children used different resources to find locations that were important for the Tudors, or places they explored.  Children researched continents, oceans and specific locations including: Spain, Germany, Mexico, Peru, and the English Channel where the Spanish tried to invade England. Children discussed Tudor maps and compared them to our current maps. 


Science:  Space

Children have been investigating the final frontier of the galaxy. We have compared the environment and physical conditions that planets in our solar system have. Children have used ratios to demonstrate the size of planets and the distance between them and the Sun,  we have also looked at the history of space exploration.


On Thursday 14th November Year 5 visited Oakwell Hall Country Park. We used our communication, collaboration and map reading to navigate across the park. We undertook our practical skills when solving our PE Challenges.