Year 5

Miss Pearson and Mrs Drakard



Class Blog

 Welcome to our class blog! Year 5 marks the move for children from lower to upper Key Stage 2. It is an exciting and challenging year for your children. The essence of this year is to provide them with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility.

 Here you can take a look at all the fantastic things we have been doing throughout the year. Below, you will also find copies of children's topic leaflets, knowledge organisers, spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.


Spring Term

How are we affected by change?

Each term we have a driver question that flows throughout all our topics. This term is all about change.

Our PE days are currently on a Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you are wearing your PE kit on these days. Wednesday is swimming so you also need your swimming kit in your bag.

Homework is set on a Friday on Google Classroom. All children have been issued all their passwords. If you do not have these, please contact the class teacher and they can be re-sent.

Please see below information about what we are learning about this half term. 

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Have a look below to see all of the exciting things we have been up to this half term...

Year 5 Residential 

We had the best time at Nell Bank in February!

We participated in a range of team building skills and tasks that really challenged our problem solving abilities. On day 2, we went on a walk across Ilkley Moor - it was long and hard work but so worth it when we reached the top.

Take a look through our gallery to see what we got up to!

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Take a look at some of the pictures from our walk over Ilkley Moor. 11.25km in 5 hours and 23 minutes - well done Year 5!

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Here is the link to the Nell Bank website if you want to check out where we are going and some of the things we might be getting up to.

Nell Bank Website


National Story Telling Week


This week we have been celebrating stories. We have had a few secret visitors in school who have surprised us by coming in to read to the class. Some of us were very surprised to see our mums and dads turn up in the classroom.


On Friday we had a pyjama day and were asked to bring in our favourite book. Here are some of the books we brought in and why we chose them.


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice because when I first read it I fell in love with it. I liked that the characters had different personalities and that it is set in the Regency Era as I love history. I also like that there is more to some of the characters than meets the eye so it keeps you hooked. There is also a surprise at the end.

Blackout by Robert Swindells

I chose this book as we read Room 13 in guided reading in school and I really liked it so I wanted another book by Robert Swindells. I like that it is not really long or really short and tells a really good story. I like how it is about children, my favourite character is Mary because she is the only girl and can be quite bossy. I have read it already once and enjoyed it so much I am now reading it again.

Mickey Mouse by Disney

Mickey Mouse is one of my favourites because I love Mickey so much. He is very funny and cool. The book shows me all the pictures of the old cartoons of Mickey Mouse and tells me the story from the films.  

Code Name Bananas by David Walliams

I love David Walliams and I always read his books before I go to bed as they are always really funny. I have only read the first chapter but already it my favourite because I love adventure stories.

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

I love this book because it has cute animals and people save animals. I really like animals so enjoy this story but I love all of Michael Morpurgo’s books and have lots at home that I love to read before bed so I go to sleep with all the stories in my mind. I read all the time, I even love to read when I’m eating, sometimes my dad has to take the book away so I don’t spill my dinner!!!

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

I chose this book because it was a comedy for me to read on a night. I got if for Christmas – even though I only started reading it the other night, I am already on page 85 because I just couldn’t put it down. It reminds me of some of his other books. David Walliams and Roald Dahl are my two all-time favourite authors because I like books that make me laugh!

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

This is the book I am currently reading. I like it because David Walliams is always funny but this is especially funny because he is trying to keep it a secret that he is a billionaire and they always laugh when his teacher doesn’t believe he is a billionaire. I like to read before bed or on the weekend – I only started reading this book on Wednesday and I am already on page 110.

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

I actually chose this book because I watched the movie a million times and thought - why not try out the book? I have only just started but already I think it is going to be a really good read.


We want to say a big thank you to our secret readers from this week. We feel very lucky to have you come in and read to us - we hope you enjoyed it too!







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