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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page!


Important Information


Our Year 5 Team is Mrs Tooth (Mon and Tues), Miss Rowe (Wed, Thurs, Fri) and Mrs Cresswell (All week). 


Contact information - 


Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday so could your child please come into school in their PE kit that day; having removed any jewellery.


Music lessons - If your child is learning an instrument can you please ensure they bring it in on the day of their lesson (Monday = woodwind, Tuesday = violin and Thursday = brass).  Thanks.



Seesaw - Each week your child will be set a task on Seesaw for them to complete.

Online Learning - Each week your child is expected to complete an Abacus task, Bug Club comprehension (both on Active Learn) and a spelling task on Ed Shed. It is also important that they keep on practising their times tables on Times Tables Rock Star!

Reading - Reading books should be read regularly and brought into school every day.


Our Topics:

Our topics  this year include:

* Autumn - The Anglo Saxons

* Spring - World War Two

* Summer - The Ancient Greeks


Our Timetable

Special Events

On Wednesday 27th September 2023 a group of our year 5 children had the great opportunity to take part in an open day at West Bromwich Fire station.  They had an amazing day meeting officers from various emergency services and specialist teams such as West Midland Fire Service, St Johns Ambulance Service.  West Midlands Police Dogs, Firearms Unit, West Midlands Fire Service Drones and investigators. The children were amazed by some of the demonstrations they saw and particularly enjoyed dressing up and taking part in activities themselves, As well as it being a fantastic experience, it gave the children an insight and a better understanding of roles within these services and what they do every day to keep communities across West Bromwich/Sandwell safe.

School Council Elections!

Year 5 enjoyed voting day! 

Our successful candidates are: Kvae and Ava - well done!

Art Week October 2023

We really enjoyed Art week in year 5 - we were focusing  on the use of retrofurturism in art.  First of all we took inspiration from Teis Albers 'Moonwalk'.  We then had to complete a number of stages before making our final piece, we:

1 - tried out using different mediums, such as sketching pencils, chalk, oil pastels, charcoal and coloured pencils to create different space images.

2 -  made a printing plate to create a textured background.

3 -  used rollers and paints to make our textured background.

4 -  planned and designed to show what we thought the world might look like in 50 years time.

5 -  then used the different mediums we had chosen to create our final piece.


We were pleased with what we produced...

Our Class Assembly October 2023

This week Year 5 had their class assembly.  We performed our version of Beowulf - called Beargiant!

Here are some highlights...

Yesterday, year 5 had a great time celebrating Diwali.  Firstly, we learnt from those who celebrate Diwali, how and why they do.  We then completed different craft activities, such as designing Rangoli patterns and making diva lamps. Finally, we even learnt a Diwali dance, which we really enjoyed!

DT week November 2023

We had great fun designing and making our drawstring bags.  First of all, we had to learn how to use different stitches.  We then designed our bags, including any extra details we wanted to add.  Once we had planned how to make our bag, we were able to make them.  With a lot of concentration and team work we made some very successful bags, some of us even added some extra designs.  We were very pleased with what we had made,..

Our final products!

Chinese New Year February 2024

We had a lot of fun finding out about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated.  We completed some craft activities and created our own Chinese Lion Dance, once we had learnt the different stages.

Art week February 2024

We really enjoyed Art week in year 5 - we were focusing on art produced by impressionist artists, such as Claude Monet.  First of all we took inspiration from various works by Monet, we then explored different brush techniques, that we could use in our final piece.


We were pleased with our final creations...

World Book day 2024!

We had a great time celebrating reading.  We came dressed as our favourite character and brought in our favourite books, which we shared with our friends and parents!

We had an amazing trip, visiting Carding Mill Valley.  In the morning we carried out a river study.  First, we collected different creatures, we then had to identify these using a key.  We then moved further down the river to measure the depth, width and flow of the river.  Finally, we studied the rocks to see how far they had been carried down the river, we could tell this by their shape!  After a much needed lunch, we enjoyed a walk up and around the hill - the scenery was fantastic!  We all had a great day and some of us even slept on the way back!

Easter crafts March 2024

We had great fun creating our Easter Eggs.  We don't know who was more competitive - parents or children!  Here are our finished products...

Neurodiversity Celebration Week / World Down Syndrome day 2024

Today we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day as part of our Neurodiversity Celebration week.  We wore odd / bright socks and clothes and celebrated all our differences.  We learnt that we all think and learn differently, but this makes us unique and brilliant!