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Welcome to Year 5

2023 -2024


React Science Show!

Today, Year 5 attended a science show at Lakes College. The focus of this show was on endangered 'ugly animals' and how they are ignored because they aren't cute! The children were taught about so many different 'ugly animals' and what made them amazing. We had a lot of fun. 

Properties of materials

Today, Year 5 have been testing the properties of materials. We decided to test flexibility, hardness, magnetism, transparency and permeability. We had a discussion as a class on how to test these, ensuring that each test was a fair test. 

Welcome to Year 5



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 Lockerbie Manor.  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.


Sellafield Workshop and Cricket

Outdoor Learning - Friction

Outdoor Learning - Science (forces)



The Year 5 children have wowed us with their gymnastics skills! To conclude our block of learning, they have been transferring their counter-balance and counter-tension skills onto the apparatus.

Year 5 Residential - Lockerbie Manor

Welcome to Year 5

The children have made a super start to Year 5. Thank you to Holly, Millie and Rose who lead our first class worship on friendship. The girls reminded us of the important ‘ingredients’ needed for a solid friendship. 

Graffiti Classics - Playground Proms (June 2022)

We really enjoyed a visit from Graffiti Classics, a string quartet. They changed our perceptions on classical music, making us realise that it can be cool!

The Water Diviner's Tale - Opera North (June 2022)

On Tuesday 21st June, we went to the Carnegie Theatre in Workington to perform 'The Water Diviner's Tale' alongside the cast and orchestra from Opera North. We had practised for many months and our performance was fantastic.

Pebble Jar Treat (June 2022)

We have worked hard to fill our pebble jar during the Spring Term, following the class rules and expectations. We managed to fill our jar, so we had ice creams and a long break time as a treat!

Experience Pentecost (June 2022)

Year 5 visited Dove Cottage, Grasmere as part of their local history study of William Wordsworth. We looked around Wordsworth's former home, gardens and woodlands and also explored primary and secondary sources in the museum. In the afternoon, we walked along the old Coffin Trail, using our surroundings to create some of our own poems - just like Wordsworth did. 

D&T - Spaghetti Bolognese (May 2022)

As part of our D&T topic, we made a very yummy bolognese sauce. We created our own Year 5 recipe looking carefully at the nutritional amounts, learnt about where the mince and spaghetti comes from, as well as designing our own labels for our jars.

PE - Commonwealth Games Escape Rooms (May 2022)

Science - Life Cycles (May 2022)

Mr Emmott came into school to show us two lambs from his farm. They were Swaledale lambs and we were amazed to see how much the difference in size - one was 3 weeks old and the smaller one was 1 week old. We asked lots of questions that helped us understand the lifecycle of a sheep, which we know is a mammal. Miss Swinbank and Mr Emmott's dog, Alvin, also came along to meet everyone!

PE - Cricket Coaching with Cricket Chris (May 2022)

Cockermouth School Visit - Harry Potter Science Afternoon (May 2022)

English/History - William Wordsworth Workshop by Dove Cottage, Grasmere (May 2022)

Class Worship - Wisdom (April 2022)

English/Art - Planning our nature poems inspired by William Wordsworth (April 2022)

Experience Easter (April 2022)

PE - Gymnastics Counter Balance and Counter Tension

Science - Friction Investigation (March 2022)

Science - Observing our new residents over time (March 2022)

Science - Investigating Water Resistance (March 2022)

British Science Week - NFU Lifecycle Live Lesson (March 2022)

Science - Exploring Air Resistance (March 2022)

Year 5 Aspiration Morning - Dream Big (March 2022)

Science - Exploring weight and mass (March 2022)

World Book Day 2022

Opera Workshop (February 2022)

DT - Making Pop Up Books (February 2022)

Science - Visit from Cockermouth Astronomical Society (February 2022)

PE Communication and Tactics (February 2022)

History - Mayan Food Tasting (January 2022)

Spellbinding - Finding our books! (January 2022)

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