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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Year 5 and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 


Our class teachers are Miss McPherson and Mrs Rhodes. Mrs Willson and Mrs Parrinder are our teaching assistants. 


Important information

  • 5M and 5R P.E - Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Homework will be set on Friday and should be returned by Thursday.
  • We are having a big push on times tables and mental strategies this term. 

Mosque Visit!

Yesterday Year 5 were given a warm welcome by members of the Grimsby Mosque. During a morning of activities, including learning Arabic and touring the building, the children built on their knowledge and understanding of Islam customs and beliefs. 

The children's excellent behaviour was praised by our guides and the visit was a great success, enjoyed by all.

Year 5 invited family and friends to their celebration of learning and science afternoon this week. One of the activities had the children questioning whether oobleck slime is a solid or liquid - they had lots of fun trying to work this out.

They were also keen to show off their art work which was inspired by Greg Moore's - they experimented with texture and pattern to create these Planet Landscapes.


On World Book Day the children bought in clues to their favourite book and the rest of the class had lots of fun guessing who they were!!  Can you work them out?
To compliment our topic 'Go With the Flow', Bob (the bridge builder!) led an exciting, interactive workshop which incorporated Maths, DT and team work! From 6 sticks and 4 rubber bands, the children created increasingly larger structures culminating in a bridge that spanned the hall. This hands on learning experience gave the children a great insight into the world of design and engineering. 
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On Monday we visited Louth Museum to find out how museums help us to find out about the past. Our main focus was the 1920 flood which linked nicely to our topic and the children enjoyed using the interactive display to match events with locations in Louth. Volunteers were also on hand to help the children explore Brown's Panorama and bring to life many of the exhibits and artifacts. 
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To launch our topic 'Go With The Flow', we designed and made boats using recycled material we brought from home. A very tense competition decided the winners of the three categories: most aesthetic, most stable and fastest (with little wind, this latter category was a bit of a challenge!)A selection of our boats.
We couldn't read Matilda without making Bruce Bogtrotter's delicious chocolate cake!The scrumptious finished product!
To celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl we dressed up as characters from the books. What a weird and wonderful sight! 5R on Roald Dahl day5M on Roald Dahl day.