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Year 5 Class Page - Mrs McNicholl and Mr Johnson

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. Our children have enjoyed the summer and are ready to get to work in their new year group. 

Take a look at this page to find out more about what they have been doing and for what is coming up.


Outdoor PE is on a Thursday afternoon and indoor on a Friday afternoon.

However it is best for children to bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it on their peg until Friday. 

  • What homework do Y5 complete?

    Homework will test the key skills of reading, writing and maths.  The children will be given homework every Wednesday and it is to be returned by the following Friday. Each week the children will be expected to complete:

    • a spelling task
    • a comprehension task
    • a maths activity 
    • read and record it in their home reader with an adult/ older sibling signature.
  • What can I do to help?

    Please make sure that you have written your child's name inside each item of uniform - they are all very similar and can get mixed up from time to time.  Names make life a lot easier!  All children should also be wearing jumpers and polo shirts with the school logo on.

  • What will my child be studying this year?

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  • What is my child studying in RE?

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Useful Websites for Parents

During Parents' Evening a number of mums and dads asked if there are any useful websites they can use to support them in helping complete some homework tasks. Below are links to a few useful sites that should come in handy.  If you come across anymore then please let me know and I will update this section.

bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn - The BBC KS2 website.  An awesome resource full of helpful videos, explanations and further links.

primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/- This is a link to another primary school website that already has a wealth of information regarding several curriculum topics.

primaryresources.co.uk/ - This is a website where teachers share content on a given topic.  It may come in useful although it is more accessible for adults to use rather than children.

NB: If children use their log in details for our own school wesite resources area they will also find a lot of games, activities and support on a range of school topics too.



Art - Vikings

This half term Year 5 have been focusing on art and design linked to our history topic of the Vikings and Anglo Saxons. We have studied a variety of shading techniques and put them into practise to create mood and feeling in our drawings of long boats. In addition, we have applied our skills of line, tone, shape and shading to our work, enabling us to produce texture and mood. During this topic, we have also developed our printing skills by making our own textured paper and altering it where necessary to add line and texture to our pictures. We designed an ocean scene with a long boat feature in the foreground using the texture paper we printed. Then we layered this over a water colour wash background. Look at our art processes below:

European Languages Day

Year 5 strated the day with a french breakfast. They chose from a selection of croissant, pain au chocolat, chocolat chaud, baguette, beurre et confiture. 

Next, they designed french breakfast menus based on their experiences in the morning. They priced the items in Euros. Some children also attempted to write using french script to give their menus a more authentic look. 

DT - David Hockney (Photography)

Year 5 have been inspired by the photography work of David Hockney. Hockney creates abstract photo art by taking pictures of the same subject from a range of different angles and then combining them to create one image. He often overlaps the photographs to create an optical illusion effect in his work. Enthused by the work of Hockney, Year 5 decided to each create a photo masterpiece sharing an emotion with the observer. Can you tell which emotions Year 5 are displaying in their photo art?

FRENCH - Autumn

Autumn A topics - Talking about us and school subjects.

Autumn B topics - School subjects, town (extended) and Christmas.

Bridges (Art & DT)

This half term Year 5 have been getting creative around the topic of 'bridges'. To begin, we investigated various bridge designs and purposes from in and around Warrington. We came up with a range of ideas after collecting information from different sources. Then we produced a detailed, step by step plan for our own bridge designs. We explained how our designs would appeal to a specific audience. Next we used a range of tools and equipment competently to make our bridges and finally we tested and evaluated the appearance and function of our designs against the original criteria.

French - Spring term

Spring A - New year and me & going to the market.

Spring B - Clothes colours & fashion shows.

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