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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve


Year 5 

 Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Welcome to Year 5

We have two classes in Year 5:

Class 5H: Mrs Handley

Class 5S: Miss Spencer 

Please check this page regularly for updates on what we have been doing in class during the week, important updates and reminders and information about upcoming topics and events.

Year 5 Blog

Self Portraits

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Here are the entries we received for the Creative Self-Portrait Competition.  I've was really impressed with the standard of artwork and the imagination that went into creating them.  Well done everyone who entered!



The children used a whole range of materials to complete their portraits including household objects, sweets, pasta, cake, the computer as well as the more traditional methods.

The children who entered were:  Kornelia, William, Naomi, Ethan, Katie, Poppy, Emily and Lois.  Can you work out whose is who?

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The Year 5 Great Gildersome Lockdown Bake Off

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The Year 5 Great Gildersome Lockdown Bake Off was a HUGE success!  

We ended up with 24 amazing bakes, ranging from NHS/Rainbow cakes to chocolate cookies, alien scones to blueberry muffins, chocolate cherry gateaux to flapjacks.  All of them looked amazing and delicious and it seemed such a shame that we weren't able to taste them as well as look at them!

All of Year 5 had a chance to vote as did all the staff at school.  We received over 50 votes!

The results were as follow:  

1st Place - Isabelle Adams for her beautiful NHS Rainbow cake

2nd Place - Ava Connell for her Pool Cake 

Joint 3rd Place - William Raynor for his blueberry muffins; Harry Proctor for his chocolate orange cheesecake and Amelia Kiss for her chocolate cake.


Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who entered - you should all be very proud of yourselves!

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Year 5 - The Great Gildersome Lockdown Bake Off

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As this is the last week of the half term we thought we'd have a bit of fun!  

Along with some of the other year groups, we are holding a 'Great British Bake Off' style competition for Year 5. You have until Friday to email or send via Microsoft Teams, a picture of your best lock down bake!  This competition is based solely on the best-looking bake, because we sadly can't have a social-distanced taste session! 
Entries must be in by Friday 22nd May. We will then put the pictures in an anonymous public vote - the most likes win.

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Arts and Crafts

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Jack has been busy at home creating this amazing optical illusion.

Remember if any of you have made anything at home that you would like to share with the rest of Year 5, email it to me and I'll see if I can add it to the blog.

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Another useful website - STEM

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Here is a link to a really useful website:,6UN23,SBDK1T,RH274,1

STEM stands for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The website provides lots of exciting activities to really challenge the children.  Each activity links to areas of the formal curriculum in the UK and gives children the opportunity to learn about real world issues.

STEM challenges  engage children in developing their own solutions for real life problems.  For example the Floating garden challenge invites children to make a model of a garden that floats so that farmers can grow crops on flooded land. 

They also provide home learning guides to support parents.

Why not have a look and see what you think.  Let me know if you have a go at any of the challenges.  I'd love to hear how you get on.

Mrs Handley

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