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Miss Day, Mr Pearce, Ms Blunt, Mrs Parker and Miss Patterson welcome you to the Year 5 page, where you can find useful links and information about some of the things that are happening in our year group.

We are all very much looking forward to working with you all over the next academic year!

It is our mission as teachers in Year 5 to guide and support you all to reach your true potential through a range of exciting activities, engaging lessons and interesting trips that will help to develop your skills and understanding.

We hope that you will enjoy your time in Year 5 and below is some basic information to help you through the year.

Homework will be sent home every Friday in a pouch wallet and will focus on Maths and English or Topic. We expect homework to be returned by no later than the following Wednesday to give the teachers sufficient time to see the work that has been completed. Please don't forget to come and see your teacher as soon as possible if you are struggling with any homework so that we can support you.  

Spellings will also be put onto this web page each week (see below) and spelling tests will take place every Friday based on the spellings given.  Your child should also write a sentence for each spelling in their Spelling Sentence and return this homework to their Literacy teacher on the following Wednesday.


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It is also an expectation that you read/read out loud to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every night.   If recording in the green log, can this be dated and initialed by an adult please. 

Outdoor P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon (weather depending) and therefore can you please make sure that if you take your kit home on Friday that you bring it back into school on Monday morning. If you forget your kit more than once, a letter will be sent home to alert your parents that it must be in for the following session. Can you also remember (especially if you have pierced ears) that all jewelery must be removed before a P.E lesson starts.

Indoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon.  Can you ensure your child has a plain white t-shirt and shorts and indoor trainers with non-marking soles (standard black pumps would be preferred).

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It is also important that we learn our times tables in Year 5, so any practice would be fantastic.

Autumn Term Topic

Journey of Discovery'

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This topic will firstly take us through a portal to a magical island, where the children will:


  • Create some fantastic works of fiction
  • Learn about maps and 6-figure grid references
  • Produce some amazing  artwork using 2-point perspective
  • Design and describe their own Island


We will also look at significant individuals in the field of exploration.





Summer Term Topic

Fascinating Pharaohs

We are learning about the mummification process.

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This half term, Year 5 have produced two pieces of art work and a beautiful wreath. This is part of a WW1 project to remember those who served their country and lost their lives. The art work will be scanned and turned into two banners and be displayed at The War Memorial on Barr Beacon. The original art work will be eventually displayed at the Town Hall. 

Recycling Project - Plastic Fantastic

Recycling Project - Plastic Fantastic 1

Blackwood School have entered a national competition in association with 'Garnier' called 'Plastic Fantastic'.


Our aim is to collect as much bathroom plastic as possible, up until the 5th July 2019 in order to help save our environment. 

The school who collects the most plastic, will have the chance to win a £10,000 grant towards playground equipment which will be made out of the plastic that we have recycled!


Additional to this, there will be an opportunity for the children to design their own recycling hub for the school which will also be entered into the competition. The best design will have the chance of winning an Ipad for the school!


Please send your bathroom plastics into school which will be recorded by the school council members within your class.


Attached below is a letter explaining the project a little further and a checklist so that you are aware of what plastics we are collecting.


Happy Recycling! 

Log of House Points

  • Maple 8807
  • Beech 8278
  • Oak 8019