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Eskdale, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6ED

01695 721881

Delph Side Community Primary School

Inspiring each other to succeed and exceed!

Welcome to Year 5

In year 5 this year the teacher is Mr Ward and the teaching assistants are Mrs Davis and Miss Johnson.

Our theme this half term is Earthlings! The topics we will be focusing on are Science, Art and Music. In science, we will be learning all about the Earth, moon and sun. We will be exploring question such as: Why does the Earth spin around the sun? What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning? During art lessons, we will be recreating the surface of the moon using a range of tools nd materials! Finally, in music we will be exploring the music of a famous conductor!

We have PE on a Tuesday and we will be going swimming every Friday.


We had a great time in the planetarium yesterday! We learnt so much about space including why the moon appears to change shape, the different constellations in the sky and about all the planets in our solar system!


We have started off 2018 with some programming! We have spent the past few months coding using the app Pyonkee and we are now finally writing our own lines of code.


We have created our Cristingles in preparation for our Christingle assembly on Thursday!

Nativity Practice!

We have been working hard over the past few weeks to put our Nativity together. All of KS2 have been amazing in preparation for our performance! We have one last practice before the final performance, we are ready!

Last ukulele lesson of the term!

The children enjoyed the last ukulele lesson of the term. They took part in a musical quiz to win sweets!

Hour of Code!

Last week we took part in the Star Wars hour of code! We worked in pairs to complete this using our problem solving resilience and knowledge of computer science!


Today in English we have been taking part in a drama activity! We needed to use tone and expressions as well as actions to bring our work to life!

Exciting Science!

Year 5 have been enjoyed Mr Noblet's science experiment lessons! This week they have been mixing baking soda with vinegar to create an irreversible change!

Play Makers

Today we have been creating our very own lesson plans to teach year 1 a PE lesson! The lessons were successful and all the children had loads of fun teaching the younger children!


We have started practing for our Christmas performance and so far we have learnt 'Over The Hill'! However, our version has a slight twist...

Presenting Our Work!

This week in English, we have been exploring how characters and settings are developed in books. We worked together in groups today to present our writing verbally, everyone was brilliant!

Where does our food come from?

  In Geography, we have been looking at where our food comes from by researching using the internet. We found out where bananas, apples and coffee come from!

French Day!

On our last day of the half term we celebrated all things French with our French Day! We expanded our range of vocabulary that we are learning in French and we also tried some French food, we started simple with a baguette! In the afternoon we taught some of the year 1 children some of the things that we had looked at throughout the day.


We have been making our very own spitfires today in year 5, it got very messy! We started of by creating a paper model using a template. The template was then used to create our own models out of paper which we finally wrapped in mod roc. They have turned out great!

World War 2 PE Lesson!

As part of our World War 2 week, we have been training like soldiers in PE!

Orienteering at the Beacon!

We have been learning how to use 6-digit coordinates in Geography and we wanted to test our knowledge in the wild by going up to the Beacon and following these coordinates for real! We identified what Physical and Human Geography that we found in these areas.

Changing Variables

We have been developing our programming skills further in Computing by working with variables. We made the character say the 8 times table!

Creating our own sounds using PYONKEE!

In year 5 we have been learning how to program using PYONKEE (it's Scratch for iPads). Our objective the week was to select a character and create a sound appropriate for that character. Year 5 enjoyed the monkey and the elephant as they could make the loudest sounds for these!

Story Maps and Slow Writing!

We have been reading Beowulf this week as part of our Myths and Legends topic. This is just some of the great work that the children have been doing in year 5 through story mappings and slow writing!

Ukulele Lessons!


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