Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 children have made an excellent start to the year and are looking forward to the challenges ahead. This term, they will think about the question ‘What makes the Earth Angry?’ in the ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ topic. Everyone has made a great start to their understanding of volcanoes with their fantastic art.



The Chill Factor

Everyone had lots of fun on our class visit to the Chill Factore. The morning was spent learning team building and survival skills before  venturing into the snow park where the class worked together to build an igloo and find hidden items beneath the snow. To finish the day, much fun was had travelling down the slopes in various ways


Mountain Research

Over half term, the children were given the task of researching mountains. I am so impressed at the hard work and effort the children put into their learning and the variety of ways their findings were presented. Here are just a few of the examples.Well done, Year 5!

Debbie Abrahams

On Friday 16th November,Debbie Abrahams, M.P for Saddleworth and Oldham East, came to speak to Year 5. She spoke on a range of issues such as how she became a member of parliament, the work this role involves and what a ‘democratic parliament’ means. In addition, she informed the class of the UNICEF ‘Outright’ campaign which promotes the rights of children all over the world, to clean air. Debbie’s talk prompted the class to consider a range of issues and ask many thoughtful questions.

Writing Stories

In Literacy lessons, the children have looked in detail at the language features of different texts and the techniques that authors use in their writing. By experimenting with different sentence types, broadening vocabulary knowledge and editing their work, the pupils are now writing creatively and confidently.


Freshwater Theatre

An ‘explorer’ from the Freshwater Theatre visited Year 5 to help the children learn about earthquakes and volcanoes through drama. The class were taken on a journey around the world, where they visited famous volcanoes and earthquake zones. They were able to imagine what it would be like living in an earthquake zone and how their daily lives would be affected by earthquakes of different magnitudes.