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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 and Mrs Rigby  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!