School Logo

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5  2021-2022

Welcome to Year 5! We have made a brilliant start to our first week in Year 5. The children have made an excellent effort in settling back into our school routines.

Please note :


Tuesday- Reading book change day


Wednesday- PE


Thursday - PE/reading book change day


Friday- Weekly spelling test and times table tests.


We are going back in time with our topic this term, ‘Dynamic Dynasties’ the children will explore the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

We had a fun start to exploring our topic, by investigating pieces of evidence from the 6 year long archeological dig and to draw some initial conclusions about life in the Shang Dynasty.


A pick and Mix homework sheet will be sent home. The children can earn house points from completing these tasks. They can bring in completed tasks to display in class for all to see.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via class dojo.


Thank you for your support


Miss Taylor

Children in Need 13.11.20

Year 5 Music lesson with Mrs. Robert 12.11.20

We are producing bright and colourful posters to show our appreciation and support for Children in Need. We are excited and looking forward to raising money for Children in Need on Friday.

Year 5 working hard to complete their Daily Mile in the Autumn sunshine. 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️

Year 5 have very much enjoyed making their Poppies. Ready for Remembrance Day tomorrow. They look amazing!

Welcome back to Year 5

Still image for this video
Year 5 have been doing some amazing on line learning. Their teacher has been muddling along in this new way of working.


20th March















Homework-  Find all the homophones for each of the given words.

Choose 5 words. Write a sentence for each of the homophones for that word.


World Book Day

All the children in Year 5 looked amazing today (they always do anyway!)

All sorts of book characters were in our classroom!

The children shared stories and enjoyed reading.

They took part in competitions and are going to help raise money for books for children in hospitals.

We hope that the activities today will encourage all our children to read more.

Year 5 Mummifying their 'Pharaohs'!


Let’s travel back 5000 years to ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile and entering a world of mysteries, curses and mummies.

This half term, we are going to learn first-hand about the gruesome, yet fascinating, process of mummification. We’ll write a report about Howard Carter’s famous discovery and use different sources to research Tutankhamun’s tomb. We’ll also consider whether it was right to open Tutankhamun’s tomb, or whether it should have been left as it was. Our work will inspire us to write some exciting Egyptian mystery stories and non-fiction books and the internet will provide us with information to make fact files. We’ll draw Egyptian artefacts in detail, focusing on symbols and design features. Studying historical sources will help us learn more about the Pharaohs, the Egyptian gods and ancient religious beliefs. We’ll find out about the food that was eaten at the time.





Chronological reports, fact files, research skills, mystery stories, play scripts


Ancient Egypt

Art & design

Drawing artefacts, headwear, hieroglyphic amulets


Clay water carriers, Egyptian food, model tombs and pyramids


Human and physical features of Egypt, the River Nile, tourism


Moral issues, customs and beliefs, role playing Egyptian citizens






 Help your child prepare for their project

It’s amazing that a civilisation from 5000 years ago still influences the way we live today, from mathematics to bowling! Why not try a variety of fruits for dessert that the ancient Egyptians would buy from their local market? You could taste juicy cantaloupes, sweet dates or flavoursome plums. You could also visit your local library to learn about the amazing world of ancient Egypt. Alternatively, use online maps to look at famous Egyptian landmarks and track the course of the Nile.



    Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.

During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. 


    At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth? 




myths and legends, newspaper reports, science-fiction, graphic narrative


Earth and space, forces

Art & design

Printing, design


Selecting materials, design research, structures, evaluation


Locating physical feature


Significant individuals – Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton


 Help your child prepare for their project

The possibilities are endless when you’re thinking about the vastness of space. Why not work together to make a papier mâché model of your favourite planet? You could also watch a science-fiction film or read a book to see how space is presented. Alternatively, visit the local library together to find fascinating non-fiction books about space.

              Spellings for Friday 13th December


Add the suffix ful to the list of root words.














Find ten more root words that the suffix ful can be added to.

Write a sentence to include each word. 



Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

      Lock your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded ‘Great Pestilence’ is here.

At the start of this half term, we’ll meet a strange character and use a range of source materials to research the symptoms of the Black Death. Our geography skills will help us understand how the black death came to Britain and why it spread so quickly. We’ll investigate the effects of bacteria on the human body and find out about disgusting and dangerous plague ‘cures’. Our personal plague journals will record the horror of the black death and we’ll write poetry inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer. We’ll learn about different social classes, understand the reasons for the Peasants’ Revolt, take part in a mock battle and learn what it was like to be a knight.

We’ll find out about the Black Death through history and make a timeline of outbreaks around the world. Observing live domestic rats will help us to learn about their characteristics and life cycles.


English: Stories, journals, poetry, persuasive speech, letters

History: 14th century Britain

Computing: Collecting, evaluating and presenting data and information

Geography: Using maps

PE: historical games, battle reenactment

Science: Living things, germs and bacteria


Help your child prepare for their project. This half term, we’ll travel back to the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain. Why not visit your local library or museum to see if the 14th-century plague affected your area? You could also look around your house with an adult to see how many products there are that are made to tackle germs. Would they have helped to prevent the spread of the plague? Alternatively, read a book together that is set during a plague. How were the characters’ lives affected by the deadly disease?

Pick and Mix Homework.


Year 5 2019


Welcome back. 

I hope everyone had a lovely summer and the children are ready for a new school year. I am sure that your child will enjoy their time in Y5 we have some exciting topic work planned.

I look forward to working with your children.


The children will begin Y5 in the groups sent up to me. These will be changed as soon as it is evident that your child is not working at the correct level. Year 5 lays the foundations for Year 6 and the work may seem a little more difficult in the beginning. Please let me know if your child expresses any concerns. Groups are also fluid dependent on needs. For example a group of children may need extra support with fractions but a different group may need support for division. The grouping will also take account of those children who need to be extended beyond the learning in the lesson.


The class arrangements that you need to be aware of are as follows:-



Monday- PE. Library and reading book change.

Friday - Test day. Spellings are given out and will be displayed on the web-site. There is always an activity to accompany these.  PE 


Reading books must be in school every day. 


Although there is a designated reading book change day, reading books can be changed whenever necessary. Please do not make your child struggle on with a book they do not enjoy- it can be changed.


If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.



                    Mrs. E.Wingeatt




































WOW! What a fantastic week to kick start the new year! 


Year 5 children have been riding virtual rollercoasters, creating a new classroom worship area and writing setting descriptions that would blow your socks off!


As ever, new spellings are available on Spelling City and we will have our next weekly quiz on Friday 18th January.


Our next times tables quiz will be on the same day and will consist of 20 mixed questions.


Have a relaxing weekend!


Mr Findlow

Pick 'n' Mix - Spring 1 - Scream Machine

Spelling City - The 'How To...' Guide

Knowsley Safari Park...


We had a fantastic day at the Safari Park and for some of us, it was a whole new experience. We initially had 'free time', so we went and looked at the animals in enclosures - giraffes, bats, meerkats, Hogs and birds of prey.  Next we got back on our coach in order to see the animals in the safari park. We had a tour guide, who was called Ben. He told us lots of interesting facts about all the different species. After the hot journey around, we had lunch sat on the grass, under a tree. At 1:30 we watched the sealion show with a World Cup theme! Arthur and Roger were very clever and even more cheeky! Finally we moved on to our classroom talk about growing. Again, the teacher taught us lots of different facts. We even saw a milk snake up close! Please look at the pictures below...

Spellings: 29.06.18 – Year 5 and 6 word list

  1. aggressive
  2. bruise
  3. conscience
  4. conscious
  5. dictionary
  6. embarrass
  7. familiar
  8. frequently
  9. hindrance
  10. immediate
  11. language
  12. marvellous
  13. necessary
  14. parliament
  15. rhyme
  16. soldier
  17. stomach
  18. twelfth
Sports Day 2018 was HOT HOT HOT! We all had a brilliant afternoon out on the field, good sportsmanship and encouragement was shown by all the children. Take a look at the pictures below :) 

Welcome back after a lovely half term break. This half term we are covering Ancient Greece and Myths, along with carrying on our science topic of life cycles and growing. 

Here are some pictures of our fantastic day at the Anderton Centre. The activities we carried out were: tree climbing, crate stack, the wall of trust and canoeing.

Spellings: 17.5.18


Words with the sound i but are ie after c

Words with silent letters


1. decieve

2. recieve

3. ceiling

4. reciept

5. deciet

6. knight

7. psalm

8. solemn

9. write

10. honest


Find 5 more words with each spelling rule and find the definitions. 



During D&T we have made our own vehicles. 


Focus: To make a fast car.


We have used our understanding of forces in order to make the fastest car. Now we need to electrify the cars using a circuit and then we can test them! Watch this space!!

Spellings: 19.04.18

Add the suffix -ate to the words given.


1. pollen

2. medicine

3. captive

4. liquid

5. motive

6. aggro

7. hydro

8. granule

9. oxygen

10. illumine 


Now find 5 more words that end in -ate.

Find the definition to the words ending in -ate.

Yesterday we visited church and Fr Eddie. We took a trip through Holy Week by visiting different stations in church.
We have been learning about different forces. Please look at the images below and see if you can decide which force we were looking at... The investigations we carried out were a lot of fun! 


Still image for this video

Spellings: 23.03.18



2. no


4. right

5. flower

6. sweet

7. check

8. guessed

9. waist

10. muscle


Find the words which sound the same but have a different meanings.

Then find 5 more sets. 

We had a brilliant day learning a 'play in a day'. The play learned was all about climate change which is in preparation for our summer term topic. The children learned lots of new vocabulary and began to understand how to look after our world. 

Year 5 have enjoyed World Book Day 2018. Each and every child who has dressed up looks brilliant! They have carried out book talk with their tables and friends, read aloud to their friends with tone and intonation, written a character description and taken part in whole school reading. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan Garlick on winning best costume in Year 5, voted for by his peers. 

Take a look at the pictures below. There are more on Faceboook.

Spellings: 01.03.18

What would the stem word be to these words? Create an adjective by adding the suffix:

-cial or -tial

1. Office

2. Sequence

3. Benefit

4. Substance

5. Providence

6. Society

7. Influence

8. Prejudice

9. Face

10. Residence

11. Sacrifice

12. Initiate

13. Justice

14. Influence

15. Confidence


Next Week:

Maths: Multiplication and Division

English: Reading phase for Novel as a theme


Year 5 had a brilliant day making their space themed cakes. They made the base of the cake in groups and then decorated them using their designs. Please take a look at the pictures below. I'm sure you will agree, they are fantastic!

Spellings - 22.02.18


1. community

2. curiosity

3. ability

4. activity 

5. sensitivity

6. possibility

7. captivity

8. flexibility

9. visibility

10. eternity 


To earn house points:

4 HP - 10 more spellings

7 HP - 10 spellings and their definition

10 HP - 10 spellings and definitions for all 20

Please take a minute to look at Year 5's Abstract Art afternoon. We have been building on our skills and techniques to create different effects. From this we have designed and made our own abstract art piece. We had lots of fun!

Spellings - 1.2.18


prefix - trans


1. transfer

2. transatlantic

3. transcript

4. transformation


6. transfusion

7. transition

8. translation

9. transmission

10. transportation

Spellings - 25.1.18


1. telephone

2. telescope


4. telecommunications

5. television

6. telepathic

7. telegraph

8. teleological

9. telekinesis

10. teleporter


Please find 10 more spellings that begin with the prefix -tele. 

As an extra challenge, find the definitions for each spelling.

Spellings - 12/1/18


Rule - Prefix - auto

1. autograph

2. automobile

3. autonomy

4. autobiography

5. automatic

6. autopilot

7. automotive

8. automation

9. automated

10. automaton

Welcome back after the lovely long Christmas break. I hope everyone has recharged their batteries ready for the term ahead. Please can I say a big thank you for the gifts received at Christmas. They were very generous.

This half term our topic is related to space - most learning will be linked to this.


Thank you for your continued support


Mrs Sanderson

Spellings: 7/12/17 (last lot before Christmas)

Homophones & near homophones

1. past

2. passed

3. proceed

4. precede

5. aisle

6. isle

7. aloud

8. allowed

9. affect

10. effect


1. Find the definition for each of your spellings. 

2. Find 10 more homophones and near homophones.

Anglo- Saxon Day!


Year 5 had a brilliant day creating shields, swords, helmets and brooches. We learned lots of new interesting facts about artefacts found from Anglo-Saxon times. Some of us we allowed to wear and hold different weaponry. Take a look at the pictures below. 

We have been busy making our wire sculptures. We have all used different techniques and had different  ideas about heroes. Please take a look at the images. We have had lots of fun!!

Spellings - 23.11.17


Rule: short vowel sound - i spelt y.


1. symbol

2. mystery

3. lyrics

4. oxygen

5. symptom 

6. physical

7. system

8. typical

9. crystal

10. rhythm


Please find 10 more spellings with a definition using the same rule. 


Magistrates: 16.11.17


We had an exciting afternoon learning about magistrates, their job and what happens in court. I'm sure your child will be able to tell you all about it!

Here are this week spellings: 16.11.17

Rule: ious or tious


1. ambitious

2. cautious

3. fictitious

4. infectious

5. nutritious

6. contentious

7. superstitious 

8. pretentiouis

9. anxious

10. obnoxious


Please find 10 more mixed spellings using these rules. You can also find the definitions. 

Welcome back after the half term. I hope you had a lovely week off. 


Here are this weeks spellings: 09.11.17

Please research 10 more spellings using the same rule - cious

1. vicious

2. gracious

3. spacious

4. malicious

5. precious

6. conscious

7. delicious

8. suspicious

9. atrocious

10. ferocious

Spellings - 19.10.17


1. attached

2. cemetery

3. conscious

4. criticise

5. exaggerate

6. foreign

7. mischievous

8. nuisance

9. parliament

10. prejudice

11. queue

12. restaurant

13. secretary

14. sincere

15. temperature 

Spellings - 13.10.17

1. appreciate

2. committee

3. controversy

4. dictionary

5. environment

6. existence

7. frequently

8. hindrance

9. interfere

10. muscle

11. occupy

12. profession

13. pronunciation

14. rhythm

15. signature

Spellings 5.10.17


1. accompany

2. aggressive

3. apparent

4. awkward

5. category

6. conscience

7. determined

8. embarrass

9. equipped

10. familiar

11. guarantee

12. language

13. marvellous

14. neighbour

15. opportunity

Spellings -  14.9.17


1. according

2. average

3. communicate

4. desperate

5. especially

6. harass

7. individual

8. persuade

9. recognise

10. suggest

I am very sorry, but the spellings would not upload as a document.

They will be tested on Thursday 14th September. 


  1. ancient

  2. achieve

  3. bargain

  4. community

  5. develop

  6. excellent

  7. forty

  8. identity

  9. leisure

  10. occur


Autumn Term - 'Legend has it'


I hope everyone has had a fabulous summer and you are all feeling refreshed ready for the busy and exciting year ahead. 

Our class novel this half term is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Our English, Geography, History and Art work will be based creatively around this novel learning all about legends, Anglo - Saxons and Scots. 


Year 5 routines:

Monday and Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Reading and library book changing day

Thursday - Spelling and times table test

Spellings will continue to be loaded each week on here. 


Please continue to keep an eye on our class page for new information and images of our exciting educational journey through Year 5 smiley


Thank you for your continued support


Mrs Sanderson, Mrs Clark and Mrs Robert