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Wakefield Greenhill Primary School

Enjoying, Progressing, Achieving


Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Webpage


Year 5 is a challenging and busy year, as it is the last full year before you sit your SATs exams. It is also the year when you will start your transition to the high school. Therefore, in order to gain the most from Y5 and the opportunities it offers, please make sure you are organised and manage you time well. However, although Y5 is a very busy and challenging year, we also have a number of exciting activities and events planned!


We are currently reading Young Samurai - The Way of the Warrior (By Chris Bradford) as our class novel. We are using this for comprehension to deepen understanding of the text and for most of our writing. The children are enjoying this thoroughly and can't wait to keep reading the next chapter.
We are studying materials and mixtures in Science. The children will be learning how to separate mixtures and what materials do for us in the real world.
In Computing we are currently learning how to design and create our own virtual worlds. We will design our own rooms and create small homes. We will be using a lite version of Minecraft to do this and a 3D development program.  Whilst studying this we will be discussing E-Safety and Cyber-Bullying in depth so your children are aware of how to use the internet safely.
In ukulele lessons, we are currently learning four songs for our end of year concert (Tuesday 27th June). It is bound to be an exciting event! Please come and join us.



Monday: Maths- to be in for Wednesday

Tuesday: SPaG- to be in for Thursday

Wednesday: English- to be in for Friday

Thursday: No homework

Friday: Comprehension- to be in for Tuesday

Every evening - Spelling practice, reading to an adult (Fill in records) and revision every other night from Maths and SPaG dictionaries.


It is also vitally important that you revise regularly from your maths dictionaries, SPaG dictionary and the Y5 webpage links.


Important information :

  • Year 5 PE will take place every Wednesday and it will be swimming. Swimming will take place over the course of the year.
  • PE kit to be in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday- as you never know, we may get the opportunity to do extra PE some weeks.
  • Please find below useful links for revision. It is important that you revise what we cover in class, so that you don't forget any vital facts or information.
  • As always, please ensure diaries are signed for a Monday.
  • Ukuleles in on a Tuesday, as our music lesson will be Tuesday afternoons


Y5 Tudor Day-dance

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A clip of year 5 learning the Hermit's Brawl as part of our Tudor Day.

Tudor day- turning the spit

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Connie was chosen as part of our poor children on Tudor Day to turn the spit and keep our chicken warm.

Y5 Tudor Day

Today, our Year 5 children experienced a day in the life of Tudor people; some as rich Tudors and others as poor. In the days before our Tudor day, the children had picked home-grown vegetables from our own Orchard to use in their cooking. The poor Tudors were tasked with the job of cooking various dishes, ranging from pottage for the poor, to rabbit and veal pie for the rich; all of which the Year 5 children later ate for their lunch. They had cooked the birds for the dishes on the spit-roast and churned their own butter for their homemade bread. In the meantime, the children from the rich Tudor group were drawing artefacts from Tudor times and identified the key characteristics of them. After our lunchtime banquet, half of the rich children baked the marchpane with honey from our own beehives, while the other half of the rich children baked the caraway seed loaves. The day ended with some traditional Tudor dance.

Y5 studying irreversible changes in Science

Y5 studying irreversible changes in Science

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Today, year 5 went outside to study the effects of bicarbonate of soda mixed with vinegar.

Outdoor learning in Maths

Y5 Ukulele performance

Keep our area clean

QEGs Science day- kite flying

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QEGs Science day- kite flying

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QEGs Science day