Year 5 Class - Sarah-Jayne Kenyon

Jodrell Bank Visit

Year 5 finished their science topic ‘Earth and Space’ with an exciting day out at Jodrell Bank. In the morning, the class had the opportunity to undertake a range of investigations about gravity, crater sizes and identifying different rock types. After lunch, they took part in a taster ‘astronaut’ training session and practised a few of the skills needed if they wanted to go to outer space.






Termly Newsletter

4th January 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

                                      Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and we would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you for all your kind gifts and messages which you kindly sent in for us. It was greatly appreciated.


English: We are going to work on Legends with Ms Grove focusing on the use of direct speech and connecting adverbials. Mrs Goddard will be writing Tourist leaflets about Alaska, focusing on persuasive language. The quality of the children’s writing has really improved over the course of the year – Well done Year 5 and keep up the good work!


Mathematics:  Mrs Goddard will continue her work on securing place value, addition and subtraction. Ms Grove will be continuing her work on multiplication and division. Both of us will include reasoning and mastery questions to ensure a full understanding. Please keep helping your child to learn their times tables- it will greatly help your child. Just a reminder that ‘squeeble’ is a very useful app to help your child achieve instant recall.


Christmas Cracker

For our Enterprise project this term, we thought about all the aspects of owning a small craft company. We then produced a prototype Christmas card after which we carefully analysed the product so that we could produce the very best quality. We were really pleased with the end results and enjoyed selling them alongside our pocket money and book stalls.



Year 5 Science

Year 5 had and amazing time in science, investigating whether different substances dissolve when mixed with water.



We planned the investigation and made sure it was a 'fair test'.




We really enjoyed observing what happened when we mixed different substances with warm water.


We came to the conclusion that not all substances dissolve in warm water.

Remembrance Wreath

Years 5 and 6 had a busy Monday afternoon, first of all learning how to make poppies and then teaching the younger year groups their newly taught skill. There was a lovely atmosphere and the children really enjoyed working together. The poppies were then used to make a beautiful Remembrance wreath which is now in the school grounds.

Apple Day

Year 5 had a fantastic Apple Day studying in detail the form and colour tones in apples before reproducing them in pastels. As you can see, they concentrated really hard to produce fantastic results.

Roald Dahl day

We celebrated Roald Dahl day by using his books as a stimulus to write both book reviews and a potion poem based on the one in George’s Marvellous Medicine. We also used the opportunity to look how William Shakespeare used a similar concept in Macbeth. As you can see, the children looked fantastic in their many and varied costumes.

Autumn Newsletter

15th September 2016


Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year Five! We hope you have had a fantastic summer. Just to confirm, your child is being taught by Ms K Grove on a Monday, Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday Morning. Mrs S Goddard will then teach the remaining part of the week. Our Teaching Assistant will be Mrs C Brooks.

In English the first two units that we will cover this term are Stories with a Moral and Narrative Poetry – ‘The Highway Man’ by Alfred Noyes.

In Mathematics we will follow the Derbyshire curriculum. Mrs Goddard will teach place value, addition and subtraction whilst Ms Grove will cover multiplication, division and fractions.

Some subjects will stand alone as follows:

Science:       Forces – How does a bicycle work?

Geography:    Rivers – How do rivers begin and end?

ASK:                Relationships – What makes a good friend?

RE:                  Why is the Bible so important for Christians today? Why is the Guru Granth Sahib/Qur’an so    important for  Sikhs/Muslims?

PE:                  Monday – (hockey x 3 sessions, gymnastics x 3 sessions)

                       Thursday – Outdoor Adventurous Activities linked with rivers.

ICT:           Multimedia and programming