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Friday 28th March 2020

WELL DONE to you all! You have survived your first week of homeschooling, so a big well done to both parents and children! I just wanted to say a quick hello again and a thank you for sending me some lovely photos of the children. It is great to see what they are getting up to and knowing they are safe and happy. I thought I would share a selection of some that I have received so far. Have a rest this weekend please and I will post more work over the weekend, for the week ahead. Please remember that the work is posted each day, but there are many other exciting things that you can choose to do at home. The main thing is that you are all safe and together. In these hard times it really does remind us what is important.

Take care and give your children a hug from me.

Love Miss James

Home Learning:

For all home learning tasks, please click on the home learning tab above. Within this section, you will find daily tasks that are similar to what the children would have been carrying out in class. 

The children also brought home their learning packs on Friday. This includes a CGP Maths and English workbook, and a home learning log. Please ensure that written work is completed in the home learning book and is dated. 

An email account has also been set-up so that you can share with us the things your child has done at home. The children can also use this as a way to keep in touch and say hello! I will really miss all the children but the main priority is that everyone stays safe. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 web-page. I hope you enjoy finding out about all the fun things Year 5 have been learning about. 

Miss James

PE - Rugby

Year 5 loved their first Rugby session this year with Hedley. The children's behaviour was excellent and they had remembered lots of their skills from previous years. We are looking forward to our next session already!

World Book Day

We had a fantastic day yesterday. The children loved our work on 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We received letters from the crayons, telling us what they were annoyed about and the children had lots of fun writing their replies to them. 

Whitaker Chocolate Visit

Whitakers Chocolates came into Greatwood today to tell the children more about how chocolate is made. They enjoyed handling the cocoa beans but the biggest highlight was trying Whitakers own fairtrade chocolate.

Pancake Day

Year 5 loved taking part in pancake day! They had a choice of toppings and everyone had full, happy tummies!


During our Science lessons this half term, Year 5 have been studying the topic 'Animals including Humans'. We have been learning about the life cycle of a human and the stages of development. 

We carried out an experiment to see if there was a link between how much boys and girls grow throughout their time at primary school. Our results showed that boys tend to grow slightly more than girls at Greatwood, and the largest amount of growing took place between years 2 and 3. 

In other lessons we have enjoyed learning about the gestation periods of animals and we felt that, on average, the smaller the animal, the shorter their gestation period.

Welcome back and happy new year. I hope you all had a lovely christmas holiday.

The children have had a great first week back and it has been lovely to hear about their holidays. Please have a look at our newsletter to learn more about what is going on this half term.

Rewind to Christmas

Year 5 have had a lovely morning down at Holy Trinity Church. They carried out a range of craft activities whilst learning more about the Christmas spirit. Their favourite activity was definitely making the chocolate truffles!

PE: Gymnastics

Year 5 had their first Gymnastics lesson this week. During this session the children developed their balancing skills. They also had the opportunity to create a short routine, which had to include their favourite balances and three different shapes. 

Martian Soil Experiment

Year 5 had an amazing time testing different martian soil samples. The children had to carry out a range of investigations, including dissolving and evaporating liquid. Each child loved having a different job role to undertake and they successfully identified sample B as being martian soil. Well done Year 5!

Bradford Media Museum Trip

Year 5 had a wonderful day out at Bradford Media Museum. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the different activities and enjoyed their 'hands on' approach to their science learning. Thank you for a lovely day Year 5!

Mars Rover Challenge

We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Mars Rovers. The children then had the opportunity to design a way to protect their very own 'Mars Rover' (which was an egg). At the end of the afternon, the children dropped their Mars Rovers from a height and I was extremely surprised to find that no eggs broke! Well done Year 5 - you were all successful in protecting your Mars Rovers. 

Active Mile 

Today Year 5 had their first run out on the Active Mile track. All the children tried their best and managed to cover a lot of ground in 15 minutes. We are looking forward to our daily visits to the track and we can't wait to see how many miles the children achieve each week. 

Space Projects

I have been blown away by the standard of Year 5's completed projects so far! Despite only being set this task last week, we have already seen some fabulous pieces of work from home. A huge well done to Layla, Louie, Izzy, Jak and Lydia-  I can't wait to see the rest!

PE - Dance

The children in Year 5 are really enjoying our Dance lessons. So far they have enjoyed choreographing their own space dance routine, including different heights, speeds and directions. 

Year 5

Our new Year 5 class have settled in really well and are looking super smart in their new uniforms. I have been delighted with their efforts so far and think that we are going to have a fantastic year together!


Louie has excelled in his project homework! An edible Solar System, complete with smartie stars! The facts are brilliant and what really impressed us was the way that Louie spoke so confidently about what he had made. The standard is already very high! Well done Louie and family.