Hayfield Primary School

Loving Learning, Loving Life.

Year 5 love to work and learn and have lots of fun.


Mrs Metcalfe

Welcome to Year 5. We are part of the Upper Junior team. The classes on our corridor work hard to ensure we are the very best we can be. This applies to both our learning and our behaviour. We learn to be more independent, resilient, and responsible.

Our class country is Canada; throughout the year we learn about the natural environment, the people, the history, the food and culture.

In English we continue to develop our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to a much deeper level in preparation for the rigours of Year 6. In Maths we consolidate the learning we have covered previously and then deepen our understanding by applying our skills and using them to reason and problem solve. In Science we cover biology, studying living things, habitats and life-cycles; the chemistry of material properties and changes; the physics of forces and Earth and space. In Geography we learn about mountains and rivers. In History we find out about Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Ancient civilizations.

We are also passionate readers in Year 5. We have been lucky enough to receive, lots of new books for our class library. We love being the first to try a new book and share recommendations for good reads with our friends. We also subscribe to Scoop magazine and First News to keep us up to date with world events.


In autumn term we get to know our class country - Canada: learning about the people and plants that live there. We also find out about mountains and take a closer look at the one on our doorstep.

In Science we look at how forces impact our everyday lives and we use this knowledge to help our Design and Technology lessons in the spring term. 

We spend time learning about about different religions in our community and think about what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain today - we learn about the Five Pillars of Islam.

Autumn term sees our children take part in the Bikeability scheme and aim to achieve Level 2 in road safety.