Year 5 Birch and Lime

Miss Critchlow and Mrs Young

Welcome to Year 5!

Miss Critchlow and Mrs Young are our Year 5 teachers, and they are supported by Miss Roddam. Miss Critchlow teaches Year 5 Birch and Mrs Young teaches Year 5 Lime.

Information about what Year 5 will be learning can be found in our ‘Curriculum’ section.

West Lane learn to respect…

This week, as part of our whole school learning about the United Nations Convention of The Rights of The Child, Mrs Tetley led us in a  ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly focussing upon articles 28 and 31 from The Convention:

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Year 5 ‘discover’ a Viking Box!

Year 5 have had a very exciting start to the term, as we have been given a discovery box full of Viking Artefacts! Take a look at how much fun we had exploring the artefacts we found…

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Year 4 embalm tomatoes!

Last week Year 4 became embalmers! Unfortunately, they could not mummify a real body (no ‘body’ would volunteer!), so instead they practised mummifying some tomatoes. To do this they followed a set of instructions…

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Year 5 go all Greek!

We bet you didn’t know that year 5 are extraordinary fashion designers?! Last week, we sketched outfits into our books inspired by Greek warriors and Goddesses. This week, our challenge was to design outfits based on our original sketches, using recycled materials.

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Year 5 sculpt with Andrew!

On Monday 4th December, Year 5 were lucky enough to be visited by a sculptor. They spent the morning designing intricate pieces of artwork which could be used on Andrew’s latest design…

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Year 5 ‘tweets’ the famous Maz Evans!

Year 5 have been writing diary entries based on the characters in our class novel ‘Who Let the God’s Out?’ written by Maz Evans. Miss Edgar decided to get in touch with best selling Author Maz via Twitter and guess what?… SHE REPLIED!

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Year 5 debate sparta

Last week, as part of our topic and literacy work, Year 5 held a debate about which city would be best to live in: Athens or Sparta. We came up with some very interesting arguments and worked in small groups (as a team) to promote our views.

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All different all equal…

On Monday this week, Mrs Nugent led KS1 and KS2 in two ‘Rights Respecting School’ assemblies – where the theme of ‘difference’ was considered to recognise the importance of celebrating the wonderful diversity within our school, families and community. 

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Year 5 soar into the solar system!

This term in science, Year 5 have been learning about the Solar System. We decided to set up our own model (using fruit and some toilet paper!) to investigate one of the questions which we came up with – ‘How far away are the planets from the Sun?’

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Year 5 and 6 compete their way to athletics success!

Sixteen of our Year 5/6 athletes competed at Thorp Academy on 10th November 2017, in a range of track and field athletics festival events – including hurdles, relays, speed bounce, javelin and more!
We did fabulous and came 3rd overall. Well done to all our athletes!

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