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Year 5

I came so that you may have life and live it to the full.

John 10:10

Welcome to the Year 5 Webpage


Mrs Devine, Mrs Rigby and Miss Shanahan welcome you to the Year 5 page.  We look forward to showing you all of the wonderful things that happen in our class throughout the year.


General Information


The school day begins with registration at 8.55 am and we really appreciate prompt time-keeping to get the children off to a good start. 


Reading books should be brought in daily as the children may be asked to read throughout the week. It is important that the children read to an adult each night and their diaries should be signed and a comment written to inform of their progress. We will collect reading records in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 


Times tables will be given out on Monday so the children can practise each night and hand them in on Thursday


Spellings are given out each Thursday and the children are tested on these the following Thursday.


Maths and English homework will be given out during the week to reinforce work completed in class. 




The children go swimming each Tuesday. It is important that earrings are taken out prior to this as otherwise children will be unable to join in with the lesson due to Health and Safety rules at the baths. The children will also need their swimming costume, swimming trunks, a towel and caps are required for both girls and boys. 


PE takes place each Friday and it is important that the children have their full kit in school for the lesson. 


Important Dates:

Monday 8th January

School opens

Wednesday 24th January  

Play In A Day: British Values 

Thursday 25th January  

Science Escape Rooms for KS2

Friday 9th February

Non - uniform day unwanted gifts. 

break up for half term

Monday 19th February

Back in school 

Monday 26th February 

Multi-cultural week (Brazil). 

Friday 2nd March  

Assembly in the round. 

Monday 12th March 

Progress meetings. 


Friday 16th March 

Non Uniform Day - Chocolate

Tuesday 20th March  

KS2 Easter service 7pm Church

Friday 23rd March 

Easter Bonnets and Easter Raffle

Break up 1:30pm




Autumn Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Polling Day 

A big well done to everyone who took part in the school council elections and put themselves forward to be a councillor. The standard was very high and it was a very difficult job for the children to decide who to vote for. After listening to each candidates' manifestos they went to the polling station to cast their votes. Congratulations to our new year 5 councillors! 

Our Polling Station

Our School Mission 

During our first we back at school we spent time reminding ourselves of the school mission statement and how important it is to our lives in school in each day. For this years display we decided to draw pictures of ourselves as we are the ones who live out the statements every day in school. Year 5 children were also involved in this years Mission Collective Worship. 

Picture 1

Place Value

Maths lesson start with place value and we worked together to represent the place value of numbers up to 200,000. 

Our Place Value Maths Museums

Keeping Safe 

Year 5 discussed and researched the rules of the Green Cross Code and how we can keep ourselves safe when crossing the road. We then worked together to produce a poster to remind ourselves how we can cross the road safely. 

The Ancient Egyptians. 

In history we are studying when and where the Ancient Egyptian civilisation existed and we are learning about some of their may achievements. This week we had an Ancient Egyptian play in a day where we learnt about many different aspects of Ancient Egyptian life, including: building pyramids for the Pharaohs, that the Pharaohs were buried with their prized possessions to take on to the after life, that many people lived by The River Nile and would farm land there and the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. 

D&T Day - making a Sarcophagus.

We worked with Steph the specialist D&T teacher again today to make an Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus. We used cardboard to make the box and lid and then used syringes to make a hydraulic system so that the lids open by  themselves to reveal a mummy inside! We had a great day and the end results look fantastic. 


Anti-Bullying Workshop. 

During anti-bullying week 2017, we had the opportunity to watch a play all about bullying. The bully in the play didn't know the effect he was having on the victim. After a trip to school for superheroes the victim decided he had to tell someone. It worked and the two boys ended up quite liking each other in the end! 

Following the play we took part in an anti - bullying workshop and learnt all about how our body language and words can make knock someone's self confidence. We also thought about how we can shift the power from the bully to the victim. 

Viking Play In A Day

we also took part in a Viking Play In A Day. We learnt all about these Pirate Raiders from Scandinavia and how after a number of years they came to settle in England and made York or Jorvik their main city. 

HMRC Tax Facts 

During our maths lesson we were lucky enough to be vistied by two ladies who worked for HMRC. They came to tell us all about what Tax is and what it is used for. We learnt that we all pay tax, often without even realising it and these taxes are used to fund some very important things that we all rely on. For example our taxes are used to to fund the NHS, education, the emergency services, to keep are roads in good order, the armed forces and even the museums we visit. We also learnt about some very peculiar taxes from many years ago!! 

E - Safety 

In computing we learnt about how to keep safe online. We learnt about the SMART rules and produced a multi-media presentation about it to help spread the important message. 



Viking Long Boats D & T 

In Design and Technology we made Viking Long Boats. We learnt how to make and use a hinge to make the boat bob about in the water. We also used design skills to design the boat decorating it with card. 

Other Faiths: Judaism. 

As part of other faiths week, we will learning about Judaism. The week began with a visitor who taught us all about hisJewish faith and traditions. We really enjoyed the workshop and are looking forward to learning about the Story of Exodus and the importance of the Seder meal.  

Croxteth Hall's Victorian Christmas. 

Year 5 stepped back on time to enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Croxteth Hall, hosted by Lord and Lady Sefton. We all dressed up as Victorians and spend the day in role working hard in our various roles. Some of us were very lucky and were invited to come as guests and made Christmas Crackers for the party. Some of us had to get to work in the house and were house maids and footmen. Others were kept busy in the kitchen as kitchen and dairy maids. The rest of us were given important jobs outside on the estate and were responsible for collecting the wood for the fires (there are over 100) or were stable hands looking after the horses. We had a great day and learnt a lot about our past. 

Why Are Square Numbers Called Square Numbers?

Grammar Projects: 

The pupils worked very hard on their grammar projects. They had to make a poster or grammar dictionary explaining what the different word classes are and give examples. The pupils did a great job and have been using them to help them with their grammar work in class. 

British Values 

Year five were lucky enough to have an extra Play In A Day this year, focusing on British Values. We learnt all about what it means to be British. We learnt about the importance of tolerance and respect for others and that although we are all different we can still get along. We learnt about democracy and how, once we are 18, we all have the right to vote for who we want to govern out country. Did you know the queen is the only person who is not allowed to vote because she has to stay impartial? We also learnt about individual liberty and that, in our country, we are free to do whatever interests us and makes us happy as long as we keep within the law of course! We learnt that all these things make Britain great and wonderful place to live. 


British Values Assembly: Individual Liberty. 

Year Five presented an assembly on Individual Liberty. We made posters to explain that it meant that we all have the freedom and the choice to do what we want, think what we want and say what we want in our country and our school, as long as it is within the law. We thought about all the choices and freedom we have within our school and that we were lucky to have this responsibility. 

E Safety 

On this years International E Safety day some of us were lucky enough to visit Anfield Football Club to learn about how to be responsible and respectful online. We met the chief executive of Liverpool Football club who has been Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles, and president of SEGA of America. He spoke to us about how wonderful the internet can be but we must all be responsible when using it. We also listened to a police man who is in charge of internet safety. He taught us how to keep ourselves safe online by keeping our details private and how the dangers of spending too much time online. We must aim to get the balance right. 

Our Digital Footprint

On International E safety day we learnt about what a digital footprint is and what it means for us. We learnt that a digital footprint is a record of what you have done online, images your post, websites you visit and comments you make. We must always think carefully before we use the internet and think about whether we are using it responsibly. We wouldn't want to regret our actions later in life. We drew what our positive digital footprints look like. 

Other Faiths:

As part of our other faiths topic in R.E. we have been learning about Hindusim. We were very lucky to have Mrs Mistry come to visit our class to teach us about some of the different Gods and Goddesses which are important in the Hindu faith. We also had the opportunity to try on some traditional clothing and a Henna design on our hands. We really enjoyed our visit from Mrs Mistry.