Woodthorpe Primary School

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Year 5


What a fun-filled sports day! Year 5 had a superb morning competing in a range of activities to win points for their team. Each child showed brilliant determination and sporting integrity but, most importantly, we all had fun! It was a VERY close score with the winners scoring a MASSIVE 284 points! Well done, Sycamore!  


Year 5 have been digging for gold as South American miners. They used their scientific knowledge to separate a variety of materials and mixtures to collect gold. We had a cracking time and enjoyed our temporary facial hair.

Over the last week, Harrier have examined their precious moth eggs... and every morning, there has been no progress! However, when Harrier came to school today, they were over the moon to see an awful lot of cheeky caterpillars wiggling inside and OUTSIDE of their net. They are in awe with the new arrivals and they cannot wait to see them grow and evolve into a moth

Year 5 had an amazing immersive experience as they ventured into the lives of the Ancient Greeks. We tasted some Greek delicacies, danced to Greek music, built our own temples and even took part in our very own Olympic games! We had the best day!  

Year 5 - Shape computing

Using Scratch, Year 5 applied their fantastic coding skills to create outstanding artwork! I was astonished, amazed and astounded by their resilience, creativity and innovative designs.

Year 5 had the opportunity to take part in a valuable team building exercise. They learnt the value of interacting with each other and tested their skills by creating an obstacle course which they needed to complete blind folded! 

Woodthorpe turned Wimbledon: This week year 5 have had a terrific time practicing and mastering our tennis skills. We have worked on our rallying and volleying along with our serves and passes watch out Williams and Murray year 5 are in town. 

Year 5 - History Timeline

Year 5 had a wonderful time travelling back through the ages to create a giant timeline of the significant events and periods that have shaped our world today.

Year 5 - Inter-house competition

Year 5 put their teamwork and netball skills to the test in a inter-house netball competition. Well done to everyone who took part; you displayed fantastic sportsmanship along with some incredible shooting and blocking skills. 

Year 5 - Maths Mocktail

Year 5 have enjoyed being mixologists and using their ratio skills to create mocktails for the entire class. 
Year 5 have begun their farm to fork journey! We cannot wait to keep you updated on our tomato growing process and we had so much fun getting our hands dirty and carefully planting our seeds.

Year 5 - Red Nose Day

Year 5 loved competing in the 'Who Nose Best?' Red Nose Day quiz! They thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, and they were VERY competitive! They displayed great sportsmanship and kindness to each other.

Year 5 - Humpty Dumpty goes skydiving

We had a cracking time testing the beneficial effect of air resistance by creating parachutes for Humpty Dumpty. We aimed to safely guide him to the ground... unfortunately, he sustained some severe injuries. However, overall, it was an eggcellent afternoon!  

Year 5 had a superb time exploring the properties of 3D shapes and they loved creating their own 3D models.


Year 5 - Gymnastics

Year 5 have been unleashing their inner gymnast! We have been exploring balance and symmetry to create some fantastic shapes and routines that showcase our strength and flexibility.
Year 5 have been superb programmers! Using several programs (Shodor and Scratch), Year 5 have showcased their knowledge of coding and created wonderful tessellations.
Year 5 have had a magical week this week as they were visited by the Wicked Witch of Woodthorpe and asked to create an enchanted potion to turn their teachers into frogs! After a hunt in the forest, they set to work creating their spellbinding potions and detailed instructions. The results were outstanding! (No teachers were harmed in the making of these potions)

Year 5 - Spooktacular last day

Year 5 had a spooktacular final day of term: we ate pumpkin cookies, dressed up in our scariest outfits and even completed some creepy challenges! We have had such a fun filled first term back and we are all so proud of the work that we have completed! Well done Year 5! Miss Dent, Miss Burns and Miss Scaife are very proud of all of you.

Year 5 - PSHE

This week Year 5 have been taken to the stage to explore our PSHE through drama. We have focused on what makes positive and healthy friendships along with the importance of empathy and supporting one another.

Year 5 - Science

This week Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed our 'sweet' science lesson as we explored the phases of the moon with OREOS! We learned so many interesting facts about the moon and how it rotates.

Year 5 - Alien Crash Landing

On Monday morning, Year 5 were astounded to discover a crash site on the school field. During investigations, they were amazed and excited to unearth CCTV of an alien crash landing and were bewildered by the evidence left at the scene. 

Year 5 - Harrier - Art

Harrier class have produced some AMAZING artwork using lines to create mood, texture and colour. Their imagination and artistic flare shone through when sketching their dragon eye and stormy ocean.


Year 5 - Falcon - Art Exhibition

Year 5 have had a wonderful time using line techniques and shading to create some fabulous dragons' eyes.

Year 5 - Kite - Sensory Walk

Kites have had a great start back and fully jumped into our first English genre by taking a sensory walk to the forest to gain some inspiration. We used all our senses to inspire our writing, it was great fun!