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Welcome to Year 5

2021 -2022


Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022


Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year for the children as they are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning. These skills are developed throughout the year during a variety of tasks and lessons and provide the key foundations that prepare the children for the challenges of year 6. In the autumn term all children are invited to go on a  residential trip to  Scotland.  This represents a fantastic opportunity for our children to take part in adventurous activity and develop their resilience and further skills that they may not have even discovered yet.


Science - Fruit Model Solar System (January 2022)

Science - Fruit Model Solar System (January 2022)

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English - One Plastic Bag (January 2022)

Christmas - Santa visits Paddle (December 2021)

Maths - Finding the perimeter of shapes (December 2021)

Poetry Performance - The Sound Collector (December 2021)

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Computing - How do search engines work? (December 2021)

Science - Separating Mixtures (December 2021)

DT - Building Bridges (December 2021)

PE - Football (November 2021)

Healthy Ways - Lesson 1 (November 2021)

Science Investigating Soluble and Insoluble Materials

DT Bridge Designing Lesson (November 2021)

Cube Number Problem Solving (November 2021)

Year 5&6 Production - Olivia! (November 2021)

Jaqueline Wilson Virtual Author Visit (November 2021)

Finding factors using arrays (November 2021)

Times Table Practising (November 2021)

Investigating magnetic properties (October 2021)

National Poetry Day (October 2021)

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Designs for our weaving - Art (October 2021)

Investigating thermal insulation (October 2021)

Netball Session with Mrs Williamson from Cockermouth School - September 2021

Bridge Investigation - Design Technology (September 2021)

Outdoor Learning - Setting Descriptions in English (September 2021)

The Ice Bear - Freeze Frames (September 2021)

Science - Properties of Materials (September 2021)

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Useful Websites:

Microbit Websites

Tinkering with the BBC Micro:bit

We enjoyed our visit from Life Base where we learnt more about how to stay physically and mentally healthy

We are so proud of our woven landscapes...

Loo Roll Solar System - Although on many diagrams The planets looked evenly spaced, we learnt that this is not the case!

Netball with Mrs Rudman

Biomes Websites A clear and
informative website for investigating biomes. The biomes of the world
with a world map and information. Information on the major
biomes of the world. Information on the
major biomes of the world. Information, biome by biome.

Computing - Inputs and Outputs

Problem Solving in Maths

Click the links below to play the Binary games we enjoyed in our computing lesson:


How do we know the Earth is spherical?

Using our text map to retell the story of The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris

Adapting brilliantly to ‘the new normal’

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Home learning - this term the Year 5 children are studying sculpture, they have been working so hard creating artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

The Year 5 fitness videos have now been uploaded onto the Class Videos section of the website. Why not take a look? They're brilliant!

Year 5 Worship Songs

Our Year 5 Anthem - The Creed

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My Lighthouse

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500 Words Competition. Will there be a winner amongst the Y5 children?

Aspiration Day

Safer Internet Day 2020

It’s Tuesday morning and the Y5 children are busy writing narratives using the text ‘The Ice Bear’ as a model for their own work.

Art in the style of David Hockney using digital technology.

Adapting and improving our parachute designs.

Designing parachutes.

Year 5 PE

Mrs Rudman worked her magic with the Year 5 children when she taught them dance: their final performance was fit for the West End! 

Design and Technology

Learning to cut using the bridge method in readiness for preparing the ingredients for seasonal quiche.

Computing and Geography

Learning to use Microsoft Office Excel to plot the levels of precipitation, wind speeds and temperatures in Cockermouth and the surrounding villages.

Exploring friction - which material will make the most effective brake pads?

Celebrating our writing and artwork.

Can I round to estimate and approximate?

Using freeze framing to retell the story of Theseus and The Minotaur.