Welcome to our year 5 class page

This term in Year 5 we will be continuing with our whole school themes of respect, responsibility and resilience through our learning topics.

Our respect will be shown through the history topic about World Wars I and II , and will have us contemplating and using our empathy skills. What was it like to live during this scary and difficult time? How has it impacted our lives today? What have we learned?

Alongside this is our geography topic of rivers. We will learn about how rivers are formed, the water cycle and also about some of the most famous rivers in the world.

Science will incorporate thinking about Earth and Space, what happens up there? And how do the planets including our Earth move in space? As well as this, our responsibility will be brought into action by considering how humans reproduce and thinking carefully about how our bodies change as we grow. Some mature topics where we will need to demonstrate our resilience and respect.

Along with these we have our Artist , Frank Stella- who created minimalist works with patterns, lines and colour that we can try and reproduce ourselves.

There are many opportunities to link our computing, music and design with our other subjects, and I look forward to another exciting and rewarding term, learning new and exciting things!

Year 5/6 News

Lockdown Stories

As part of their Home Learning activities, our pupils were asked to write stories inspired by the events of the Corona Virus Lockdown. This book is a collection of all of the amazing stories submitted – from our Reception Children right through to our Year 6 Pupils. We hope you enjoy them as much as…

Mental Health Week – Random Acts of Kindness

As part of Mental Health Week, our pupils made pledges to show ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ to others. Throughout the week they will be carrying out these pledges and taking part in whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing activities each afternoon. #MentalHealthMatters    

Fantastic Leaflets to help us Stay Safe!

As part of a Whole School Writing Challenge, the children were asked to research information about the Corona Virus and examine the features of a good leaflet. Then they had a go at creating their own leaflets to share within our community to help keep everyone safe. The results were amazing!!! Everyone worked really hard…

Home Learning Update

  A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham presentation 1…

Science Week!

This year’s Science Week theme was ‘Our Diverse Planet’. To fit in with this theme, all of our classes took part in a variety of different activities. Reception looked at Handa’s Surprise and used their senses to identify different fruits which are grown in different places around the world. Years 2 and 3 looked at how…

Litter Pick

Our Year 5 children have been learning about animals in their environment and the effect of single use plastic in our area. They have taken inspiration from Sir David Attenborough and decided to do a litter pick in the local area.

Year 5 Letters


Start of Year Letter Year 5 137.96 KB 7 downloads


Letter to Parents - Coronavirus 163.06 KB 41 downloads


Litter picking 12th March 2020 322.09 KB 0 downloads