Well done to all the Year 5 children to received certificates for 100% attendance.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. We have four Year 5 classes.

5JB - Ms Blakely / Ms O'Donnell

5DB - Mr Barlow / Ms Hardman

5KH - Ms Horabaczewskyj / Ms Mahmood

5CC - Ms Clark / Ms Briars


Just a reminder that children must bring in their reading book every day. If you are not sure which stage book your child is on or would like to discuss anything about their reading book then please come and ask. Thank you for your support.

PE and Outdoor Games

For PE, children should wear black shorts or leggings, white tee-shirt, bare feet.

For outdoor games, children should wear their full PE kit with pumps or trainers.

Children are not allowed to wear jewellery for PE, dance or games lessons. Children with long hair should tie their hair back.


Homework is given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Monday.

Reading Detectives

The year 5 children are taking part in a reading detectives project after Easter. They are working with their families to solve clues to find out who stole the precious scarab beetle from the Town Museum.

Each week they will be given a new assignment and they must decide at the end which suspect committed the crime.

Click here for KS2 Reading Detectives Assignment 1

Click here for KS2 Reading Detectives Assignment 2

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Suffragette March

Year 5 took part in a Suffragette March to Platt Fields on Thursday 15th February . They joined groups of children from Heald Place and St James' Primary to listen to a speaker from the Pankhurst Centre to mark the 100 year anniversary of votes for women. Year 5 children have been learning about the Suffrage movement in Manchester, and women's fight to get the vote, including being involved in a workshop. The children will also be exhibiting artwork in a special exhibition to be held at Manchester Central Library from 1st April to the end of June.

CLICK HERE to view the filming of the day by ITV news

Arts Initiative - Les Saltimbanques

As part of this year's arts initiative, Year Five are studying Les Saltimbanques. This project follows the story of two Italian boys sold by their impoverished parents into the trade of street performers; they are taken to London, where they live in squalid conditions like those described by Dickens in Oliver Twist. They are eventually deported to France by the authorities, where we imagine them joining a troupe like those painted in Picasso’s acrobat and circus paintings.

Educational Trips

This term all three Year 5 classes have been to visit Osbaldeston Hall Farm in Lancashire. The first part of the day the children spent with Farmer Chris who talked to them about the animals on his farm and how the milking process works. The second half of the day the children explored the banks of the river and discussed the river cycle and pollution.

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Year 5 Gymnastics:

High Quality Gymnastics lessons for CPD course 5PD were selected to demonstrate a model gymnastics lesson for 25 Newly Qualified Teachers (January 2017). Feedback from the teachers included “They showed immense control, safety, creativity, challenge, flexibility and strength – see success criteria below.


School Linking

Schools Linking supports schools and communities to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children to explore their identity, celebrate diversity, champion equality and develop dialogue.

Schools and communities are linked together, and support work on SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development that can form a lever for positive whole school change. This includes exploration of British values.

This academic year class 5WO has taken part in this valuable experience and had been linked with a year 5 class from Romiley Primary school, Stockport. The two classes have taken part in joint activity days and have visited each other’s school.

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