Welcome to an exciting Year 5 adventure! Our students kicked off the year with a brilliant bowling alley trip, fostering friendships and teamwork. Mathematics took center stage with fantastic work on Place Value, exploring the magic of powers of 10. Life Cycles captivated young minds, while creative energies flowed into crafting burger boxes for an upcoming thrilling trip.

French language skills flourished as students described diverse French shops with impeccable accents. Next on the agenda is a Burger Trip to the college, promising a delightful fusion of education and culinary exploration. Our calendar also sparkled with a Halloween disco, adding a dash of festive fun. Stay tuned for more updates as we delve into the properties of different materials, ensuring a dynamic and enriching Year 5 experience!

April 2022

We kicked off April with a highly anticipated visit to see Gangsta Granny at the theatre; this linked with our Tales Retold resilience project! In English, we’ve looked at building tension in our writing and have switched our focus in writing to trying to invoke a specific response in our reader – we enjoyed sharing our scary stories with year one! As it was Easter this month, we took part in an eggcellent easter-egg hunt! This month was when we held our space and inventors theme day where we followed lines of enquiries whilst inventing catapults, created our own planets and pitched our inventions to the rest of the class.

March 2022

March has been an extremely busy month in year five! We’ve learnt about and demonstrated how the planets move in relation to the Sun in science as well as learning about the movement of the moon and its phases. We’ve learnt lots about the various job roles out there that are related to English – this was through a live lesson, delivered by Primary Futures. In R.E., we’ve learnt about miracles and Jesus’ role within Christianity; we’ve used drama and discussion to retell and develop our viewpoints in relation to this subject. We have also completed our unit on watercolour painting in art: we created Northern Lights, space-themed paintings! It was also Red Nose Day and we developed some of our own jokes to share with year four. To top off a fantastic month, we enjoyed lots of experiments and a chance to work scientifically in Science Week, and our year five basketball team won at an inter-school tournament!

February 2022

It has been another busy month in year five! We’ve been learning about famous British Inventors in history, and we’ve created information texts about some of them; we enjoyed presenting this how we wanted. In science, we’ve investigated water resistance – we used our knowledge of air resistance to make predictions then we discussed similarities and differences between the two forces. As part of a NatWest project, we planted trees and had a fantastic lesson from Dogs Trust on how to behave around dogs. We had a visit from Lancashire Police and we learnt about the potential dangers of drugs.

January 2022

This month we’ve been studying non-chronological reports in English, and we’ve built up our skills to create our own reports about our solar system. We’ve enjoyed working with watercolours in art and we’ve also created our own pictures based on the Northern Lights and space. Our Tales Retold, resilience project has restarted and we’ve enjoyed sinking our teeth into some drama! In maths, we’ve been looking at multiplication and division and have worked towards the formal method of short division and long multiplication. As part of maths week, we’ve calculated how far we walked during the daily mile and engineered 3-D shapes out of cocktail sticks and marshmallows. In science we’ve been learning about gravity and air resistance.


What a busy month it has been!

December 2021

In English, we have created playscripts inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia; we enjoyed sharing these scenes and comparing them to the official film script. We have been focusing measurement, area and perimeter as well as consolidating the skills we’d learnt in maths so far this year – take a look at us ‘walking the perimeter’ of our classroom. In geography, we focussed on learning about the key features of earthquakes and volcanoes, and we enjoyed making edible tectonic plates. This busy month culminated with rehearsal of the nativity and what a fantastic time we had practising and performing this!

November 2021

This month, we’ve been writing narratives with a historical setting in English; we’ve also begun to look at playscripts and have particularly enjoyed analysing film scripts, comparing these to the films. We loved making burgers at B&FC after taste testing and planning our own burger recipe! It’s been such an exciting month for us as it has been our theme day (where we made dreamcatchers, Native American wigwams and generally immersed ourselves in Native American life) and on this day we also had our class assembly! In Maths, we have been focussing on multiplication and division – we are getting much sharper with our instant recall of times tables too. We have applied our knowledge of geographical layout of North America to create 3-D models of the continent and as part of Anti-Bullying Week we have focussed on the importance of ‘one kind word’.

October 2021

This month, in English, we have been looking at persuasive texts and have thought about what it means to be persuasive; we have discovered various techniques (used by professional advertising companies) and have applied these to our own persuasive writes. We have also created persuasive speeches to help consolidate this learning. Linking with our North America topic, we have been learning about Andy Warhol’s printing and pop-art: we have created our own repeated prints in Warhol’s style. This month we also began an exciting, new project in English – Tales Retold. Within this project, we’re learning to develop oracy and drama skills through the lens of storytelling. This has helped us to be mindful of the resilience framework. Some of us were lucky enough to take part in Bikeability where we learnt to ride on the roads and increased our cycling proficiency! In PE, we’ve been looking at high, medium, and low movements – we have acted out stories that we wrote in our first unit of English and have performed these to our peers.

6th/7th October 2021- Bikeability

Year 5 children had the fantastic opportunity to learn some road and bike safety during a two day Bikeability course with Blackpool Council. The children really enjoyed consolidating the skills they already had and learning some new skills in different scenarios. They started off on the school playground and once the teachers were satisfied that they were confidetn with the Level One skills, they were able to progress onto road safety, where they cycled around the local areas in some trickier situations. The children were all very proud and there were a range of Level One, Two and Three certificates and badges. Well done Year 5!

Year 5 September 2021

This month, we began our new topic: North America where we’ve investigated the continent’s position in relation to the rest of the world. We have worked on our team building and communication skills and started our dance unit in PE. In English, we’ve written our own version of the Legend: Beowulf and have been exploring numbers up to one million in maths.

27 Feb – Grundy Art Gallery Follow up visit – Year 5 visited Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery to view their prints as part of the Future of Blackpool exhibition

Maths week – Week beginning 28th Jan

14th December – Grundy Art Gallery resident artist visits. Year 5 pupils make print based around the ‘Future of Blackpool.’ Our work included a Robot Circus and Ghostly Fish and Chips. We are very proud that our work is displayed for all of Blackpool to see!

6th Dec – Life Ed Bus

5th December – Visit from an optician. Year 5 looked had an in depth talk with a practising optician with a focus on how he uses Maths in his day to day job. A really interesting morning and even some time for some gruesome

22nd November – Making American style burgers at Montgomery High School. Presented with the raw ingredients and a recipe, year 5 were challenged to make their own burgers. We even made own boxes to sell them in. However, they were far too delicious to give away! Just look at us devouring our food.

14th November – Grundy Art Gallery visit – looking at how artists expected to look in 2068, painted 50 years ago. We came up with very different ideas and will be making our own pictures for an exhibition in the gallery in January.

27th September – McMillian Cake Sale