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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Oliver would like to welcome you to our fabulous Year 5 class and introduce you to our wonderful team!
Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

Useful Information


The children change their own reading books. They can do this every morning, afternoon and at break times in school.

Homework is given on a Monday and collected in on Thursday.

Please ensure PE kits are in school every day and that children have suitable outdoor footwear. Swimming kits are needed every Thursday until the end the Autumn term. The children MUST have a swimming cap.


The Finished Products!

Have a look at the photos below to see us putting the finishing touches to our biscuit designs. As we were working, we realised that it wasn't as easy as we thought! Some of our designs were very intricate and difficult to create, but it didn't stop us having lots of fun and producing some interesting looking culinary delights.

As designers, we evaluated our work, and decided what we would do differently if we were to do this task again. We had lots of good ideas about how to achieve an improved product, but decided that, for now, we were happy to savour and enjoy our work!

Dough Makers

So our biscuits are underway! The children have been busy whipping up batches of dough for their DT project. Together, they have considered basic kitchen hygiene rules, and are following and adapting recipes to produce the finest biscuits going.


Design and Technology

Year 5 are going to be designing and making biscuits to given specifications. For research purposes, the children spent some time taste-testing biscuits for appearance, texture, smell and taste.

Have a look at our product designers, and keep your eyes peeled for pictures of the finished products in a couple of weeks!

Working Scientifically

After our work on separation (where we realised that you can separate water by evaporation), we decided to investigate evaporation a little further.

Do all liquids evaporate? Do liquids evaporate when there is a lid over them? How does environment affect evaporation?

Here are some photographs which show us working collaboratively to set up different investigations of our choice.

Physical Education

We have been enjoying the change in weather recently, especially in PE! This term (as well as practising for Sports Day) we have been developing our tennis skills, ready to play a tournament before half term.

Have a look at the children practising their control and coordination. We have  also been working on our forehand skills. We know that accuracy and control are essential skills in tennis.

Wimbledon, here we come!

Some more fabulous photographs from Winmarleigh Hall..
...and a few more...
Last ones! 

Science Day

Today in school, we have been exploring what it means to be a good scientist. We have had the opportunity to work with every teacher in school to practise and develop our science skills. From raft building, to finding out how to make a bottle 'flip' as effectively as possible, we have collaborated, communicated and formulated investigations to make us better scientists.

Here are some pictures from the day.


World Book Day

Year 5 had a super day celebrating World Book Day last week. We had all kinds of characters turn up to learn today!

Well done to all those who joined in with such enthusiasm and excitement. WE LOVE READING!

Well done to all the class winners, especially Thomas and Poppi from our class!

Bike Right

Well done to all the children who took part in the Bike Right course at the beginning of term. The children were taught how to ride sensibly and safely on the roads and all received certificates at level 1 or 2.


In History, we have been learning all about the Ancient Greeks. We have found out about the ways in which their existence and the way they lived, have helped to shape our world today. 

Through looking at pictures and artefacts, we found out that the Ancient Greeks made pots. The pots (amphoras) were used for storage and as pieces of art. 

We used air drying clay to make our own Greek style pottery. 


Here are some pictures of us making our pots. We used air-drying clay, and the 'slip and cross hatching' technique.

When our pots were dry, we painted them so that they look as authentic as possible. Early Ancient Greek pots were glazed red, with black decoration. We chose to research and design geometric patterns to decorate our handiwork. 
Top Trumps
We also found out about Greek Gods. As a class, we devised a set of categories, and made a class set of Top Trumps. We love to play them!


So far this term, we have been taking a close look at Place Value. We are focusing on the value of digits in a number, and learning to compare and order numbers.

We can all read and compare numbers that are as big as this one:

5,243,748 !!


Here are some pictures of a 'Museum' we built to show what the equals sign actually means. We had a look at other children's exhibits and explained our own.


Our RE topic is currently The Bible. Yesterday, we had a visit from Mr Middleton who taught us lots about the bible. He brought in a bible from 1886 which was presented to his great grandma and great grandad at their wedding! He even showed us the groom's button hole which had been perfectly pressed and preserved inside the book.


Mr Middleton taught us some Hebrew and Greek. He lent us a copy of the Old Testament (for our prayer table) which is written in Hebrew. We found out that it is read from the back of the book to the front!

Here are some photos of Mr Middleton's visit.

Crucial Crew

On Thursday 20th October, we went on a trip to Formby to work with members of the emergency services. 


We learnt all about keeping ourselves safe when using the railways, attending bonfire displays and visiting the beach. We also investigated the scene of a road traffic collision. We soon realised that wearing a helmet when you're riding a bike could save your life!