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Our Motto: Look Up and Aim High   

Our Vision: Learning Together in a Changing World





We are learning about how valuable water is.  We had great fun carrying out experiment to see how the water cycle works.

Mr Broome came into school to teach us about water conservation and the process behind cleaning water.  We used this information to create a leaflet on Publisher on How To Save Water.



Each Monday we set personal targets for our spellings, if we reach or exceed our targets we move our medal on 10 metres. When we reach 100 metres we get a gold medal to put on our desk!



Mighty Me

Year 5 have been learning the names of the bones in our bodies, Stanley the Skeleton has been helping us with this!  We have been researching how to look after our bones and their functions.



Have a look at what Year 5 have been doing. 


Year 5 were very busy celebrating World Book Day. We had lots of very exciting activities planned, we participated in Family Reading Time, heard all about Mrs Blair's favourite childhood story by Beatrix Potter, made book scenes of our own favourite stories, heard all about Roald Dahl in a video conference and some of us also dressed up as a book character. We even had time to hear from a local author, Declan Carville. He spoke to us about some of the books he has written and the process involved in writing a book as well as allowing us to see some of the original illustrations for many of his books. Have a look at all our pictures:


  • Can you work out which books our scenes are from?
  • Can you guess who the book character is?


Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.



In numeracy we have been learning all about the different 2d shapes. We have been identifying the many different types of quadrilaterals, regular and irregular pentagons, hexagons and octagons and learning new terms like polygon.



We have also been learning about four types of triangles, the right angle triangle, the equilateral triangle, the scalene triangle and the isosceles triangle. Here we are making the different triangles and 2d shapes on geoboards. Look at the concentration on our faces, it was very fiddly and took lots of patience and perseverance! 


Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.


In Year 5 we have been learning all about town planning. We took part in a programme called 'Our City'. This involved us learning all about choosing suitable locations for the different types of buildings around the city, considering how good the transport links were and how many people would be visiting or using the different types of buildings. We even had an opportunity to design our own restaurant in small groups and present our ideas to the rest of the class. We all took part so well and enthusiastically that we received a certificate for our hard work. Have a look at the pictures, we are proud of our hard work and creative thinking.  


Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

In Year 5 we have been learning all about Fairtrade. We have been very busy finding out what Fairtrade is and how it helps the families and local communities. We have been looking out for lots of Fairtrade products and studying the packaging to see what countries they were produced in. As you can see we have been tasting some Fairtrade food, debating how much pay the people involved in producing bananas deserve and making still life drawings of fruit. This topic has made us realise just how lucky we are and how many things we take for granted. Look out for the Fairtrade logo on lots of items like tea, coffee, sugar, bananas and even on some clothing.


 Fairtrade fortnight is from the 23 February - 8 March 2015. You can do you bit to help too!


Article 4 (Protection of rights): Governments have a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.


Article 27-Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. 


Article 32 (Child labour): The government should protect children from work that is dangerous or might harm their health or their education.


Financial Capability Week

During 'Financial Capability Week' Year 5 were learning all about budgets. We used our thinking skills to record everything we knew about budgeting in a circle map before carrying out some research. We also spent time handling money from different countries before comparing and contrasting pounds, Euros and American dollars. One of the most popular activities in Year 5 involved using the Argos catalogues to buy birthday presents for a family on a budget of £250. Some pupils even had money left over to treat themselves to a gift as well!

Liquid Gold

Fitness Freddy

Year 5 had a great time doing exercise with Fitness Freddy, they learnt lots of new dance moves and even sang along. We helped to raise money for The Royal Victoria Hospital For Sick Children. 


Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. This particularly applies to budget, policy and law makers.


In Year 5 we respect our rights, we created a class charter with five rights we felt were important for us to keep. As a class we discussed the rights and decided how both children and adults could respect the rights. Everyone has signed the charter to show we all agree. 


Celebrating 25 years of  the UN Convention

on the Rights of the Child 

On the 20th November Year 5 joined in the celebrations of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in celebrating its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion we chose the right which we believe is the most important one and added it to a balloon. We had lots of fun choosing and discussing the rights, despite the odd balloon bursting on us!


Article 42 -You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.


Year 5 Trip to W5

Year 5 trip to W5 was amazing. Everybody loved it especially ‘Climb It’. Once we arrived at W5 we met up with St Macartan’s Primary School. We were split into two groups: one group went to the workshop first while the other group went to view the interactive learning activities. Then we switched around. In the workshop we had the opportunity to measure our pulse rates, listen to our heart beat and measure our lung capacity. It was very interesting. Next we went to have lunch before spending a few more minutes on the make and do floor.

By Christopher Murphy

Year 5 Educational Visit to W5, the Fit to Go workshop.