Year 5 Class News

Summer of sport

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

It’s just 7 days to go until the Commonwealth Games begin in Birmingham. Watch this introductory video to find out more.

To keep active over the summer holidays, why not try these commonwealth personal best challenges at home. My Commonwealth PB incorporates skills that are used in 7 of the sports which will be taking place at the B2022
Commonwealth Games.

Use the QR codes below to see each challenge.

We’d love to hear how you get on!


Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Roundhegians who recently hosted our sports day events.
Roundhegians run mini rugby sessions for girls and boys in Year 1 to Year 6.
The sessions take place on Sunday mornings at the club and they will restart on 4th September.
Information about individual age group teams can be found here.

Living and learning: RSE

Posted on Monday 18 July 2022 by Alice Needham

This half term, Year 5 have been learning about Relationships and Sex Education.

We have completed 9 RSE lessons in total. These lessons have answered these questions:

What is a healthy friendship?
What are the male and female parts of the body?
What is puberty and what happens during puberty?
What is a respectful relationship?
Why are families important?
Why is personal hygiene important?
How might our emotions change?
What kind of relationships are there?
What kind of families are there?

Living and learning: I understand some drugs are harmful

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2022 by Alice Needham

What is a drug? This is the question that Year 5 have been considering this week.
As a class, we discussed all types of drugs – both legal and illegal. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medicines.
We have talked about the effects that drugs can have on you and also the risks involved with taking drugs.
D-side Dave came in for a visit on Monday and he discussed the effects of alcohol. Ask your child what they can remember from Dave’s talk.
In our Living and Learning session, the children looked at different scenarios that included drugs such as caffeine or alcohol and they had to discuss if the situations were low, medium or high risk.

Pupil health questionnaire homework

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This week, our whole school homework is I can share my views about health.

We’re proud to be a happy and healthy school.

Each year, we ask you to complete a short health questionnaire. Your views can help us to become even happier and healthier.

Parents/carers: please complete this survey with your child, to find out their views on some of our key health issues at school, and comment at the end.

Please submit before Friday 15 July 2022 and as an extra incentive the class that submit the most responses will earn an extra playtime next week!

Super Sports Day

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022 by Mrs Weekes

What an amazing day yesterday! Our first full sports day since the pandemic and we came back with an amazing bang! Mrs Taylor did a grand job of organising everything, as always, and all the helpers that made it run smoothly were brilliant. Mr Roundtree is a little croaky today after his commentating but I’m sure you’ll agree, it was well worth it. You will see a photo of Mrs Burke completing her final egg and spoon race as a member of staff but you never know, she might be guest of honour next year. Thank you to everyone who came along to watch!

Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.

Living and learning: drug education

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This half term, part of our Living and Learning focus includes drug education. We have arranged for visitors to come into school to help to deliver this key aspect of education. 

We have been working with d:side for many years and they will be visiting school to deliver sessions to all classes based around drug education on Monday 11 July and Wednesday 13 July.

 d:side is a comprehensive drug & alcohol education programme that encourages children to make positive & healthy life-choices whilst promoting a pro-active attitude to life. They focus on developing the children’s knowledge, skills & attitude, whilst equipping them with the appropriate life skills to successfully manage sensitive situations with peers & encourage a positive approach to life.

As part of this visit, Dave Hill, from d:side, will be available in the playground after school on Monday 11 July 3:05-3:30pm to answer any questions about this learning. 

We are designers!

Posted on Wednesday 08 June 2022 by Alice Needham

Welcome back Year 5!

I can’t believe we are in our final half term of the year. It has absolutely flown by!

Our final topic of the year is design technology. This week, the children will be looking into historical inventors and designers and how they have influenced the world we know today. Some particular designers/inventors of interest are Isambard BrunelLewis LatimerGeorge Stephenson and Jony Ive.

Underneath is our topic vocabulary. It may be useful to have a look through this regularly with your child to improve understanding of each piece of vocabulary. Another beneficial idea is to dive deeper into the designers listed above. Find out more about a specific person of interest and how they still have impact on the world today.

Summer fun

Posted on Tuesday 24 May 2022 by Alice Needham

Brownlee Triathlon

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This week, some of our Key Stage 2 children took part in the Brownlee Triathlon. Sadly, this was minus the swimming as the event was running behind due to the wet weather earlier in the day.

‘I found the cycling easy but the running was harder.’ Olivia

‘I found it all really fun.’ Kian

‘I wish I hadn’t sprinted at the beginning because I didn’t realise there was more running!’ Christina

‘I was sad that we didn’t get to swim but still found it lots of fun!’ Edris

All the children behaved impeccably and showed great team spirit.

Thank you to the staff who took the children.

The AJ Bell World Triathlon Championship Series is returning to Leeds for a sixth time on 11-12 June and this year there is a chance for families to get involved.

Swim Bike Run Family – Saturday 11th June
For the first time, families can come and participate together. This is perfect for newcomers, with a 90m dip in the lake followed by a 400m walk/run. All for £10.00 per family and each finisher will receive the WTCS Leeds finishers medal. Adults must participate with the children (age 4 and above) and wetsuits are available to borrow at no additional cost.  Enter here.

Swim Bike Run Kids – Saturday 11th June
We want to help children take their first step into our sport and this is a perfect opportunity, with a 90m dip in the lake followed by a 400m walk/run. This event is for children aged 8-14 years old and it’s £5 to enter. Each finisher will receive the WTCS Leeds finishers medal. Wetsuits are available to borrow at no additional cost. Enter here.