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Welcome to Year 5


Miss Santos and Mrs Warwick 

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If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.


Scroll down to see the wonderful work that the Year 5 children

have been producing!

Work from the academic year 2023-24


We created a practical graph, using the mean result from our data, to show the outcome of our investigation. 


We explored different forces raising questions and finding ways to answer them.


We have been learning about the moon and it's cycle and modelled the phases of the moon using biscuits and icing sugar. 



In RE, we have been learning about how Christians celebrate the period of advent in the run up to Christmas. We learned about the advent wreath and what each of the candles represents before creating our own advent wreaths. 


We have been creating artwork showing the colours and landscapes of Egypt. Our focus has been developing our sketching techniques and using different drawing materials to create different colours and textures.  


During our maths lessons, we have been using place value counters and dienes to practically solve multiplication calculations. We have looked at a range of methods such as grid method, partitioning and written methods to help us find answers. We have discussed ways in which we can make calculations with bigger numbers easier to solve such as making numbers 10 or 100 times smaller, our knowledge of place value and number bonds. 

PE - Badminton Coach 

Year 5 have been very lucky as we have had a badminton coach in school. We have been learning how to do a forehand, backhand and how to serve properly. We are really enjoying taking part and are looking forward to our future sessions. 


In PSHE, we have been looking at laws, rules and responsibilities. We discussed rules of the school and rules in society. As a class, we discussed the consequences of breaking rules both in school and outside and how society would look without rules and laws to follow. We then compared the consequences of both.  



Work from the academic year 2022-2023

Year 5 had a fabulous day at the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. It was an excellent day and we explored lots of things about Egypt, the Romans, Animals and Prehistoric life. We enjoyed the interactive exhibition where we followed a quest through the museum.

During STEM week, we had a blast designing and making a functional litter picker made from classroom litter. We worked hard within our teams and demonstrated some amazing collaboration skills. 


We've done it again Mr Fear's class smashed it this week for attendance. A well deserved well done!

Year 5 have been using our new NFL American footballs to practise throwing and passing at each other.

KS1 Sports Day Helpers

28 year 5 children were awarded a headteachers award yesterday for their exceptional assistance during the KS1 sports day. Numerous adults throughout the school commented on their attitude, attentivity and overall effort on each of the 14 games they helped run. Year 5 really are shining bright!

Art - William Morris Wallpaper Prints

Year 5 looked at the artist William Morris and used his work as inspiration to design and create our own wallpaper prints.

We used the ideas from our Art topic (William Morris) to help us design our own stamps for the King's Coronation.

In Music, we have been exploring how objects in space can be represented by musical instruments. We have been using ChromeMusiclab to create our own space songs.

Check out some of our children's work by using the QR codes below.

Art - Oil Pastel Monsoon

In Art, we have been looking at lots of different techniques to use with oil pastels. Some of these are scrumbling, sgraffito, stippling and pressure blend. Using these techniques, we have been creating our backgrounds for our Monsoon images. Stay tuned for the final pieces!

Blue Monday

We have been wearing it bright in support for raising awareness of Blue Monday.

Science - Space

To kick start our space topic in science, the children worked together to note down all of the facts and information they knew already about space to create their own 'Big Picture'.


Well done to Mr Fear's class on winning the attendance trophy. Just in time for Christmas time as well! Lets keep it up!

For our DT project, we have been exploring different types of bridges. The children then choose a particular design to replicate using lots of different materials to cross the river Nile. We then tested these to see how much weight they could hold. They held a pretty decent amount of weight! Well done Year 5!


See what we got up to in the academic year


We have been exploring forces in Science. We looked at the relationship between mass (measured in grams) and gravitational force (measured in newtons) using scales and force meters. 

In Mental Health Week, we took charge of our own learning and were open and honest about how tricky our tasks were. We used an answer station to mark our own work and then 3 colour coded cards to decide whether we coped well, struggled a little or needed more help with a task. 


We also had an awesome afternoon outside playing games where we didn't keep score. We enjoyed cheering for our team mates and even widen our friendship circles as we were mixed with children we wouldn't normally choose to work with. 

In DT we have been exploring Cooking and Nutrition.

We have had an amazing time trying out Thai foods. Miss Pratt and Miss Santos were so proud of us because everyone tried at least one thing! We explored the flavours or different starters, meals and sides and then designed our own recipe. Finally, we used these recipes to make our own Thai foods and even took some of it home to let our family try. They were delicious. 

Trying Thai Food

Making our delicious Thai foods!

Safer Internet Day, on February the 8th, was a day that we talked a lot about gaming online and how we build and maintain respectful relationships. It was really interesting talking with each other about what games we played and how we created an accurate, positive and kind representation of ourselves. Have a look at our work below to see some of the examples we gave. 

In our Music lessons, we have been using our Science topic of Space as inspiration. We listened to 'sounds of space' and created a mind-map of different sounds that we thought we may hear in space. We watched videos on different instruments and added to our mind-maps which instruments may make sounds like those we would hear in space. We have thoroughly enjoyed making our own music using digital technologies. 

Local History week was the week beginning the 10th January. We spent this week learning more about Hartlepool. Year 5 found out some amazing facts about being a steelworker and why it was an important industry to Hartlepool. 

  • We looked at old maps of Hartlepool to see how the town has changed over time since 1913.
  • We analysed a poem about the Steelworks in Seaton and used our inference skills to see what we were able to learn from the poem about how life was as a steelworker.
  • We explored different sketching techniques to create our own industrial landscape.
  • We found it really interesting to listen to an audio clip of someone talking about their time as a Steely. We learned lots of things that we didn’t know before and then discussed in class the pros and cons of being a Steely.


Have a look below at our awesome work!

We have been very interested in exploring other religions this year and have looked in detail at Islam. We looked at what Muslims believe, the story of Mohammed and why mosques are such an important part of the religion. We also looked at their holy land of Makkah (Mecca) and used our geographic knowledge to locate it using a list of clues and a world map. We are so proud of our work! 

We read a story called the Fourth Son as part of our PSHE lessons. In the story, it told of a family who each got given a specific skill. One of the boys was given the skill of 'good learner'. We discussed what this skill meant and how the skill could be transferable throughout different situations and different parts of our lives. 

Year 5 have had a fantastic time in PE learning how to play dodgeball. We have worked on different types of throws, how to manoeuvre our bodies to avoid being hit and the rules of play. We have enjoyed versing the other Y5 class in games and playing together to learn skills. Lots of fun was had by all! Well done everyone! 

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If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.