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Gildersome Primary School

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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

In School Learning

Anna Head (a.head) on: Year 5 Blog

Today the children went up onto the field to enjoy the sunshine. They made dens out of wood/sticks that they could find and played a game of rounders!


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Easter holidays

Anna Head (a.head) on: Year 5 Blog

Hello Year 5,

I just wanted to say a huge 'Well done' to all the Year 5 children who have been busy working hard keeping up with the school work I have been setting for you each day.  I am so proud of you - you've been amazing!  Also a big 'Thank you' to all the parents and carers for supporting your children with their learning.  It will make a difference!

Optional activities for the Easter Holidays

As the weeks beginning 6th and 13th of April are the dates of the Easter holidays, we will not be setting the usual learning tasks for the children on Microsoft Teams. However, during these unusual times, we understand that you may want some suggestions of activities that you could do with your children at home. There is a short list below that you may want to use. There is no expectation from school that you do them, we just thought you might welcome some ideas to help keep your children occupied!  there are some suggested Easter themed Science activities and various other ones too.

Devise an Easter Maths trail to set up in your garden or around the house. If you Google ‘Easter Maths trail’ lots of examples will come up to give you inspiration

Make a ‘Happy Newspaper’. There is so much negative news around at the moment that it is sometimes easy to stop seeing positive things. Get your child to make a booklet and add to it each day with drawings and facts that you research or add some happy news about something that may be going on in your own life. 

Make a collage. It could be Easter themed, a rainbow or a different feel good message that could then be put in your window to share with your neighbours.

Make some happy postcards and drawings and post them to relatives that you are unable to see at the moment, it would really cheer them up to receive them in the post.

I will be continuing setting tasks after the Easter break on Microsoft Teams.  In the meantime, I'd love to see some pictures of some of the activities you get up to at home over the next two weeks.

Be good for your parents and stay safe,

Mrs Handley

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Ancient Greek Day

Anna Head (a.head) on: Year 5 Blog

Wednesday 1st April should have been our Ancient Greek Day.  I'm really disappointed that we didn't manage to do it.  However the work I've set on Microsoft Teams today is all Ancient Greece related.

If you have time over the next few days, you could do some additional research about Ancient Greece as we didn’t get a chance to finish the topic.

Perhaps you could find out more about:

  • the Olympic Games
  • jobs the Ancient Greeks had
  • how they dressed
  • famous Ancient Greeks

Or you could draw some Ancient Greek buildings.

Some of you might be able to find out about Greek food - even taste some, if you're lucky.

I'd love to see pictures of some of the things you do.  If any of you have a costume, you could even dress up in it and send in a photo.

Have a good day!  Να έχεις μια όμορφη μέρα

Mrs Handley


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Week 2 Home Learning

Anna Head (a.head) on: Year 5 Blog

Hello Year 5,

I hope you all had a good weekend.  It's great to see that already lots of you are back on to Microsoft Teams and getting on with the tasks that I am setting.  Remember to let me know if there is a problem with anything by messaging me and I will try to resolve it straight away, if I am available.

Also you're very welcome to upload any photos of anything creative you have been doing with your time.  I will try and add some photos to this blog of anything you send in.  

Have a good day.

Mrs Handley

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Anna Head (a.head) on: Year 5 Blog

We're coming to the end of our first week working at home and I imagine it has been quite strange for all of you.  I'm certainly finding it very different.  At the moment the teachers are still going into school a few times a week to look after the children who are still coming in.  Mrs Hoyle has also set us lots of tasks/homework to do while we're at home so we're all being kept busy which is a good thing!

If you find you have finished your reading book you need to make sure that you are still reading books at the right level for you.  They need to be a bit challenging, but not so much that you don't understand what you are reading.

The link below might be useful as it will take you to some on-line books that will match your current reading level.

There are also some other useful links on the GPS Reading blog, so have a look at that as well.  Remember it is good to read a wide range of books - fiction and non-fiction.  Hopefully most of you will read for pleasure as well as for your school work. It's also great to listen to stories being read to you.  If you go onto Youtube and search for 'Celebrities reading children's books', there are loads to choose from.  

Enjoy your reading, be good and stay safe.

Mrs Handley

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