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Year 5

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

John 10:10

Welcome to the Year 5 Webpage


Mrs Devine, Mrs Rigby and Miss Mullin  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 Friday

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

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 Monday, the lessons will go ahead in all weathers so it is important that children have an outdoor kit, you don't mind getting muddy, to keep them warm and dry (old tracksuit, old trainers, waterproof jacket). 


Important Dates:

Date  Event
Monday 10th September Orienteering starts and continues each Monday until Christmas. 
Tuesday 11th September Swimming starts and continues each Tuesday until Christmas.
Wednesday 12th September School Council Polling Day. 
Wednesday 19th September Ancient Egyptians Play In A Day. 
Friday 21st September St Robert Bellarmine's Day Mass and NSPCC assembly and workshops. 
Friday 28th September Macmillan Coffee morning. 
Friday 5th October  Healthy Lunchbox assembly. 
Monday 8th October  Healthy Lunchbox week. 
Wednesday 10th October Design and Technology day: Egyptian Sarcophagus. 
Friday 12th October  Non-uniform day: unwanted gifts. 
Monday 15th October Pupil Progress meetings. 
Friday 19th October Break up for half term. Return to school Wednesday 31st October. 


Autumn Newsletter

Place Value Museums

The children began their topic on Place Value by creating maths museums for their target number. The pupils were challenged to use a range of different materials and images to represent their number as you can see from the photographs there is more than one way to create a number. 

RE: Ourselves

Our first R.E. topic is Ourselves. We have been looking at all the different qualities and talents we have in year five and the children brought in a selection of items to showcase their talents from singing, to dance, to roller booting to golf, our talents are endless!


School Council Elections 

Democracy is one of our very important British Values and everyone we hold our very School Council Elections. Just like real life, the candidates will present their views and ideas to the voters before we hold the elections. Then on Polling Day the children head to the Polling Station to complete their ballot papers and have their say in who they feel would be the best candidates to represent Year 5. Well done to all who took part and we are eagerly awaiting the the results of the count. 


Roman Numerals

The pupils used the straws to represent numbers in Roman Numerals. We learnt that you can never have more than 3 of the same Roman Numeral in row and that sometimes we subtract and add to read the Roman Numeral as a number. 


Keeping Safe 

As many of us walk to and from school we decided we would design and make posters that have some important messages for keeping safe on the road. 

The Ancient Egyptians Play In A Day

The pupils of year 5 had a great day learning all about the Ancient Egyptians and what life was like during these times. We learnt about the Pharaohs, Khufu's pyramid and how important the River Nile was to the Ancient Egyptians. 



Today the NSPCC came into school to talk to us about what we should do if we ever have a worry. Jackie and Bob told us that we can always tell a trusted adult and we can phone Childline if we need help. There is always someone to help, they told us that a problem shared is a problem halved. 

Maths Museum: Place Value of Numbers to 100,000

Today we made a maths museum of numbers to 100,000. We represented the 6 digit numbers using the part - part - whole model, the bar model, using a place value grid and by positioning the number on a number line. 

Design and Technology Day

Year 5 enjoyed a brilliant Design and Technology day today. We worked with Steph to make an Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus from cardboard. We learnt about making a box structure with glue tabs, a hinge mechanism which opened using hydraulics. We made the hydraulic system work using two syringes filled with water a some plastic tubing. Finally each pupil created an attractive design to decorate the top of their Sarcophagus. The results were great!

Egyptian Projects

Year 5 were set a challenge to create a project on the Ancient Egyptians. The projects could be about any aspect of the Ancient Egyptians they were interested in and could follow use their various talents to complete the task. 

As you can see the projects were absolutely and amazing and a big well done to everyone for their hard work. 



Remembrance Day Collective Worship

Today we gathered to remember those who have gone to war so that we can enjoy the freedom and happy lives to have today. We also remember all those currently serving in the armed forces today who are unable to see their families and work in very dangerous situations to keep us safe. We asked God to help us remember those who had died during war and we prayed for a more peaceful world. 


Friendship Workshop 

The pupils from Year 5 took part in a workshop all about the importance of friendship and then watched a play all about a pupil who was being bullied. The played taught us about the consequences of bullying and what we can do to help others. 

Art: Making Prints. 

In history we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and used images as inspiration for our artwork. We used the images to design and make a stamp from polystyrene. Next, we used printing ink and a brayer roller to cover the stamp in ink and then created three different prints. We were very pleased with how the prints turned out.  

Year 5 Design and Technology: Viking Long Boats. 

Year five were set the challenge to make a Viking Long Boat that looked like it was sailing through the waves. 

The pupils had to design and make a hinge to allow the boat to move and a lever which is used to lift the boat. Steph taught us that levers work by increasing the distance over which the force works. The long boats were fabulous! 

The 'Trashion' Show

A big thank you to all who took part in our amazing Trashion show. We have been thinking about how the huge amount of rubbish is effecting the world we live in and and damaging the environment. We discovered that 75% of the rubbish we throw away could actually be recylced and we were set a challenge to take an old t.shirt and recycle it into a brand new product. The children design wonderful new t.shirts, re-made some into new items of clothing, capes and even bags. We then showed off our fabulous designs at the 'Trashion Show' where we took to the catwalk. 

Well done everybody!!! 

Collective Worship: Life Choices 

To end our RE topic we celebrated our learning with a collective worship on life choices. We thought about how, through Baptism, we are called to be part of God's mission and as we get older we must decide what we will do to do God's work. For now we are called to be good friends to others and faithful followers of Jesus. During our collective worship we thought about our friendships with one another and wrote a prayer to say thank you for these special friendships with one another. 



Science Reversible Changes: Dissolving

In Year 5 we investigated how we can reverse dissolving by using evaporation. We recorded our observations using scientific diagrams and scientific explanations. 

Reversible changes - insoluble materials. 

This time we investigated how we could reverse the changes when we created a mixture of insoluble materials: stones and soil in water. Firstly, we used the sieve to remove the stones and then the filter paper and filter funnel to filter out the dirt. To our surprise we ended up with clean water. We then learnt about how the process of filtration has been used to invent Life Straws which enable people, who do not have access to clean water, to drink dirty water without contracting dangerous diseases. The Life Straws work by using a number of filters to make the water clean enough to drink safely. 

Other Faiths Work: Judaism 

We welcomed a visitor to school to school today to teach us all about the Jewish religion. We learnt that Abraham was the father of the Jewish religion and all about the Torah scroll. Dennis taught us about the Passover celebration and how a special meal called the Seder Meal is a special time to remember this very important story. 

A Victorian Christmas 

Year 5 stepped back in time to the Victorian Times and enjoyed a day at Croxteth Hall. We all had different roles and had to prepare for Lord and Lady Sefton's Christmas party. Some of us were gardeners, wood boys, stable hands while others worked inside the house as maids, kitchen, maids, dairy maids and under footmen. A few lucky ones were invited to come as guests at the party and had to come in our finest clothing! It was a wonderful trip and we all really enjoyed being a Victorian for the day. 

Advent Service at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. 

Year 5 visited the Metropolitan Cathedral for the annual Advent Carol Service for Schools. It was a lovely afternoon where we sang carols together and listened to the Christmas story. Each child also donated a toy which will be donated to Nugent Care. This organisation will use the donations to give to children who may not get a present this Christmas! The children showed great kindness and we thank you for your generosity.  It was a wonderful opportunity to visit our beautiful cathedral in the run up to Christmas.