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Year 5

Welcome to 5C and 5P's page.


Miss Chronnell and Miss Platt will be keeping you updated on our current learning throughout all of our topics, as well as posting any important information, you may need to know. 


Please follow the link below to the teacher's email addresses, if you would to get in touch with any questions.  





Our first RE topic was about Ourselves and we were trying to discover the answer to out big question, 'Who am I?' The children explored their own qualities and compared and discussed the qualities of the Disciples and Saints too. 


The second topic is all about Life Choices. The big question at the start of the unit was, 'Is commitment important?' The children are currently learning about the Sacrament of Marriage and the meaning of commitment and service to the church. 



The children have got off to a flying start in their writing this year. We have already created character and setting descriptions, as well as looking at speech in our class novel, Street Child, by Berlie Doherty. The children have enjoyed learning about the main character in the book, Victorian street child, Jim Jarvis, and we are seeing a lot of good quality pieces of writing, incorporating many of the skills taught during our SPAG sessions.   

The children have written, rehearsed and published their house captain's speech, in which they used persuasive language to clinch those all important votes from the rest of KS2! 

We have recently been studying William Wordsworth’s ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.’ We have analysed the language used to create the theme and tone of the poem, and the children are having a go at adapting the poem to create their own version. We were very impressed with the children who managed to learn and recite the poem in its entirety in a very short space of time. Have a look at their performance in the video! 



I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

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During the Autumn term, we focus on place value and number. The children have been working with numbers up to 1,000,000 and decimals to 3 decimal places. The children use equipment to help support their learning and then deepen their understanding by reasoning and problem solving, before being able to master the objective. 


History - The Victorians


In history, the children have been focussing on the concepts of; 

culture, technology, society (the role of women) and the lives of children. They have learnt about great Victorian inventors and exactly what it was like in that terrible workhouse! The children have used their inference skills to handle and look at a range of artefacts and were shocked by the use of some. Such as, the collar press and the dolly! 




Our first Geography unit is 'The Americas'. We have started to look at North America and more closely at how the USA have divided their state lines. We can already identify where some of the major US cities are. 

           French                  ​​​​​​​

Bonjour! We have been busy practising previous learning, ensuring the children are remembering learnt language and pronunciation. We have also been learning how to say which hobbies we like and don't like e.g 



We have also been listening to French transcripts, then answering questions based on what we have heard. 

Art and Design


Our first Art topic has been based on the painting 'Man Lying on a Wall' by Salford's very own L.S Lowry. The children have been building upon their skills in sketching and painting and have learnt new terms like; foreground, middle ground, perspective, scale and proportion.