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Year 5


Welcome to our Year Five page. Your teaching team are Mrs Boyce, Miss Hillyer and Mrs Myers. We hope that you have a fantastic and fun learning year.


Our class authors are:

JK Rowling (Class 11)          and          CS Lewis (Class 12)


We produced a wonderful display to celebrate and recognise our class authors and their work.

World Book Day 7th March 2019

To celebrate book day and all things books, Year 5 were invited to dress as their favourite book character and “share a story”.

The children really got into character and we had marvellous costumes from Alice in Wonderland, Matilda, Gangsta Granny to cooking superstar Joe Wicks! 

A great day was had by all!


Spring Term 2019

The Maya

This term we started our new History and Geography topic focusing on the ancient civilisation of The Maya.

In our history and geography lessons we have been looking at where the Maya lived, how they were different to the Anglo Saxons and how they recorded time. 


This week we have been learning all about Mayan architecture. We focused on Tikal in Guatemala and the pyramids and plaza that was built there.

Tikal in Guatemala

Using Tikal as our inspiration, we built mini models of the pyramids using Lego. We are super proud to show our fabulous models! 

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Safer Internet Day


The internet is an amazing place to be creative, chat with friends and find interesting fun stuff. You may spend a lot of time online, so it’s important to make the most of it and enjoy it whilst also being safe, sensible and respectful to others too. 


As part of Safer Internet Day, we learnt all about staying safe online. We drew what we thought the internet was and participated in a class debate discussing possible scenarios and our opinion on them.


We linked our Safer Internet Day in Year 5 to our English book, The Spider and The Fly and we produced some engaging posters to inform others how to stay safe on the “web”. 

Check out some of our informative posters for staying safe online!

January 2019

In our English lessons this half term we have been studying the poem:

The Spider and the Fly

by Mary Howitt


The children have produced some wonderful sketches in art looking at images of the spider and the fly and wrote some amazing descriptions of character and setting in English. 

Autumn 2018

As part of our history focus for this half term we studied the Anglo Saxons. For our English lessons we looked at the text

Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo.

The children loved this story and the action involved. As a result they  produced some amazing character descriptions to include expanded noun phrases and a letter to King Hygelac.

The children for homework created WANTED posters for the wicked monster Grendel.

The children were really proud of their work on Beowulf. We think it makes a lovely display!

Visit to Bridgewater Hall

Tuesday 12th November

What a splendid day we shared with our MAT schools visiting this marvelous establishment!!

Setting off on the coach, we were filled with excitement about our visit.  Mr Quinn and Mr Oates were equally excited too!

When we arrived, we were welcomed by the staff at Bridgewater Hall and taken to our lunch area.  The views were spectacular!


Before long, we were escorted into the auditorium - what an incredible sight to our eyes!

We were greeted by a conductor who introduced us to the Oboist, the Principal French Horn player and the Cellist.  They explained to us how their instruments worked and the names given to the different parts of the instrument.  After that, we composed our own tone poem based on our vision of a day at the beach.  We chose a crab (represented by the Oboe), a jellyfish (represented by the French Horn) and the sea (represented by the Cello).  Together they created a musical interpretation of a summer's day on the beach that suddenly became disrupted by an incoming storm and a nasty jellyfish who chased the crab!  We named the piece 'And It All Got Washed Away!'

We had that much fun and learnt so much about the instruments that before we knew it, it was lunch time!  We went back up to our area and enjoyed sitting eating our sandwiches overlooking The Midland Hotel, watching the trams pass by.

After lunch, we were greeted by our tour guide who took us on an informative tour around the hall (including underneath the auditorium!)

Here are some interesting facts that we learnt about Bridgewater Hall:

There are over 5,000 pipes that are part of the organ.

The seats, floors and walls were constructed out of materials that bounce sound.

There are no speakers in the auditorium due to the clever design that allows music to bounce of all surfaces and areas.

The art of hearing music is called acoustics.

The Hall can hold a total of 2,297 people.

There are huge concrete pillars that run from underneath the building, right through the auditorium.

Underground, there is cladding, pebbling and insulating as well as stanchions supporting pillars with springs in them.  Again, this is all to ensure the highest quality acoustics.


The Grande Finale to our most musical day was a blistering performance by the Manchester Camerata, accompanied by a Violin Soloist of Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides Overture'(otherwise known as Fingal's Cave).  This piece was created when Mendelssohn visited the Scottish Islands by boat and was inspired by the sea, magnificent scenery and the imposing cave which stirred his emotions and put these to music. 


We had a very inspirational, creative day!

Ourselves We have discussed our own personal qualities and our likes and dislikes. We then created an individual and unique hand to celebrate. This made a great display.