Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.


We all know that fairground rides are designed to thrill our senses, through fear, excitement and the unexpected. How are these rides powered in a way which enables them to speed up and slow down at just the right moments, whilst staying on a track that twists upside down?
These mysteries will be revealed as we learn more about the science behind energy, forces, sound and light.

Entry Point:

For our Entry Point, Year 5 were set the challenge to design and build a Fairground ride. It was quite tricky but the children really enjoyed it.

Staff working in Year 5 this year are Miss Parkinson and Ms Keating. Mrs Towler will also be teaching RE and French every Friday afternoon.

Things to remember:

PE days - Tuesday and Friday. Please, however, ensure that your child has their PE kit in school each day in case this needs to be changed.

Planners - Planners need to be in school every day. Each Monday, children need to hand in their planner which should be signed by an adult for the previous week.

Homework - Children will write any homework which has been set in their planners, as well as the date the work is due to be handed in.

Reading - Children need to read their Accelerated Reader book at home at least three times each week. This should be recorded separately in their Reading Record and signed by an adult each time they read. Reading Record books are checked every Monday.


Our topics this year are:

  • Brainwaves
  • Fairgrounds
  • AD900
  • Climate Control
  • Making New Materials
  • The Holiday Show


Every day, we are learning lots of new and different things – gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve our learning, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.