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Delph Side Community Primary School

Inspiring each other to succeed and exceed!

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!  This year, the class teachers are Miss Barber and our teaching assistant is Miss Couch. There are currently 15 children in our class and we are enthusiastic about learning across the curriculum. It is important that we are resilient, independent and we ensure we come to school keen to do our best, with a love of learning. We will regularly update this page with pictures of our exciting lessons.  Please log on and check out what we've been up to! 


Click on the link below to see an overview of what we will be learning this year.

Below are some of the exciting things we've been getting up to in class :)  


Year 5 Class 2016-2017
Year 5 Class 2016-2017

World Science Day

During World Science Day we got the opportunity to go 'Down to the Farm' We were given the chance to pet and feed some farm animals. We had a great time! 


We also investigated if the amount of hoop on a Hoop Glider affected the flight distance. We found that the more hoops we put in the glider, the heavier it would become. Overall we found that the amount of hoops did affect the glider. 

World Book Day


World Math's Day

This year our theme for World Math's Day was 'Food'. Today, Year 5 worked at 'Delph Side Deli' where they were finding all possible combinations of sandwich they could make with : White bread, Brown Bread, Ham, Cheese, Cucumber and Salad Cream. We made the sandwiches and found all the possible combinations. After that we could have a little nibble on the sandwiches we created. 

PE - Military Session 1

Year 5 and 6 started their first session with 'The School Of Military' by getting to know their instructors and their previous roles in the army. They informed us on all the different roles that are available.

Some of the children ended up outside, enduring press-ups, squats, lunge walks and running. We are really looking forward to the next session!

Safer Internet Day

During 'Safer Internet Day' we looked at the power of images that get posted online. We found that an image can tell a different story to other people and can sometimes be misleading. We all love an 'Emoji' but sometimes people can read them in different ways. We also created some 'Memes' to help spread the word about internet safety. Take a look!

Creating a soundtrack

Today we got to experiment with instruments in order to create a short piece of music. We created these pieces to act as a soundtrack for a section on a film. Repeated patterns and slow paces were picked as the best choice to create a magical atmosphere. 


We have been looking at the works of John Williams, the composer, and are beginning to understand the importance of soundtracks in films. We listened to a piece of music and tried to visualize what could have been happening. After looking at Wassily Kandinsky, the abstract artist, in our our sessions we used to music to help us create a composition of lines and shapes. We them listened again and started to add colors to our work relating to our feelings when listening to the music. 

Dreams and Goals

This term we are going to looking at our dreams and goals for the future. This week we looked at lots of professions and acted them out in the game 'Charades'. We them looked at the different professions and tried to match up the appropriate salary. We were very surprised by some of them and we found it very enjoyable. 


Year 5 have been learning how to tell the time in PE.

Simile Poems

Year 5 are having great fun learning and performing their simile poems.

Sock Snowmen 

Here is a sneak peak of our Christmas market items. Today, we have been busy making our main product for the Christmas market. We had fun stuffing the snowmen and giving them character with their noses, eyes and buttons. They are now ready to rock!! Look out for them on our stall at just £1.50!

Delph Side Den

Throughout the school all children have been busy creating ideas of what they could make to sell at the Christmas Market this year. Year 5 worked very hard in choosing their ideas and working out the costings they would need to make their ideas come true. They took to creating a pitch for 'Delph Side Den' to ask our investor, Mrs Ormerod, for permission to make the products. Take at look at their fantastic pitch. 

Taste Testing our Biscuits

After baking our biscuits we finally got to try them! They turned out exactly how we wanted them too, we were very please. They were soft, tasty and good to look at. We were very proud of our baked goods. 

Hour of Code

 We completed our 'Hour of Code' using a variety of programming and coding games. We used our knowledge and understanding of programming to move characters and objects to complete the levels provided. We used 'Minecraft' and 'Box Island' apps to put our knowledge to good use. 

Making our biscuits 

As part of our enrichment this term, we will be using the school kitchen to produce biscuits. We have chosen to make Christmas stained glass biscuits that could be sold at a Christmas market or fair. We worked very hard measuring all the ingredients and forming the dough. The smell from the kitchen was amazing and we are very excited to taste our first batch!

Taste Testing - Lebkuchen 

We really enjoyed researching and tasting the traditional German cakes, Lebkuchen. We looked at the appearance, aroma and taste of the biscuits to get some ideas for making our own biscuits. Most of us really liked them and really enjoyed looking at other cultures foods. 

Anti-Bullying Week

Throughout the week, we completed many fabulous activities to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying week. We all worked hard to create Origami hearts to hang on our 'Tree of Friendship'. Following this, we got super creative making Peace Doves for our partner class. We made these to spread the peace, love and friendship we have for each other in school. 

Weight Challenges

Year 5 had so much fun completing different weight challenges.


We had such a brilliant English lesson listening and watching each other perform our presentations. Miss Barber and Miss Couch thought they were brilliant.

City Skylines

Year 5 and 6 have had lots of fun this week researching different areas of the world. Here is a picture of their city skyline.


Year 5 and 6 working together as a team.

3D Shapes

Year 5 have had great fun this afternoon investigating the properties of 3D shapes.


Year 5 working excellently as a team in our JIGSAW lesson


Check out Year 5's map work. They're working hard looking for cities.


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