Year 5 Class News

Science: Moon studies

Posted on Friday 10 February 2023 by Miss Goswami

Over this past month, Year 5 have been taking photos of Earth’s moon. We have been looking at the different phases the moon exhibits. This scientific enquiry type is observation over time. Have a look at their amazing photography:

Special shout out to Cate who took this fantastic photograph!



Geography: Coastal Erosion

Posted on Friday 03 February 2023 by Miss Goswami

In Geography, we have been analysing the impact of coastal erosion on seaside villages and towns. We used the website Digimaps to measure the severity of land loss.

We looked at 3 separate locations on the North East Yorkshire coastline (Great Cowden, Skipsea and Hornsea). We were able to study and compare 3 maps from the locations: 1890s, 1950s and 2022.

We compared the land loss at all 3 locations and discussed what impacts this had on the area. Some of these were:

  • infrastructure being lost into the sea;
  • house prices declining in the area;
  • loss of habitat;
  • reduction of tourism.

Finally, we compared the land loss to something we know – Moortown Park. Moortown park is around 200m in length and this is how much land was lost at Skipsea!

We are chefs!

Posted on Thursday 02 February 2023 by Miss Goswami

Year 5 have become chefs this past week; they created a very delicious vegetable pasta bake. The children learnt how to cut up vegetables using the bridge and claw method. They EVEN washed up!

If your child wishes to take a paper copy of the recipe home, they are in the end of the day tray in their classroom. Some children have already made it!

Cross country finalists

Posted on Thursday 02 February 2023 by Mrs Taylor

Today, four Key Stage 2 pupils represented our school in the Leeds cross country final after qualifying in the North East Leeds competition.

Well done to all the children who gave 100% in their races of over 100 runners and with a tough hill at the end.

Special congratulations to our Year 6 runner who after finishing 1st in his heat went on to finish 1st in the Leeds final today! A fantastic acheievement! He will now qualify for the West Yorkshire cross country final.

Thank you to parents who transported and supported the children today.


Living and Learning: I know how to seek help

Posted on Sunday 29 January 2023 by Miss Goswami

This week, we have discussed how to seek help when it is needed. The children watched a NSPCC assembly where it highlighted children’s rights and gave the clear message of ‘Speak out, Stay safe’. The children were confident at identifying who their own trusted adults are and felt comfortable that they could ask for help.

This learning will be revisited in a couple of weeks time when they will have a workshop to recap their learning and deepen their knowledge of being safe.

Help at home: Discuss who your child would speak to if they needed help and/or visit the Childline website, which has age-appropriate advice for primary school children on topics such as bullying. It also has games and other interactive tools.

Writing: Narratives with dialogue

Posted on Saturday 28 January 2023 by Miss Goswami

Over the past couple of weeks, the children have developed ideas, planned and written narratives which contain dialogue. The focus of the work was for the speech to convey character and advance action. Our inspiration was a silent animation where the two main characters were carrying out a heist for a priceless ruby, however, the plot took a turn and the thieving brothers ended up in a fight.

The children then created their own two characters who were also trying to steal something and similarly ended up in an argument.

Have a look at these extracts from their fantastic work:


Posted on Friday 27 January 2023 by Mrs Wood

As you all know we love to read at Moortown Primary School. Starting from today, Year 5 will be reading with Reception every Friday. It was lovely to see and hear all the children engaged in a story.

Reading: Performing Poems

Posted on Tuesday 17 January 2023 by Miss Goswami

The children have been performing the poem ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ by William Wordsworth to their peers. In this homework review, the children practised their oracy skills of:

  • eye contact,
  • voice projection,
  • fluency and pace,
  • and tonal variation.

The outcome was fantastic!

Science: Our Solar System

Posted on Saturday 14 January 2023 by Miss Goswami

In Science this week, we learnt about our solar system. We sorted fact cards into four different categories (planets, sun, moon or Earth). Then, we carried out research using secondary sources (a form of scientific enquiry).

This learning linked to our Computing and Living and Learning curriculum  as we discussed the reliability and accuracy of information from the fact cards and the websites which we were looking at.

In addition, we created solar system posters; have a look at our fabulous work:

Finally, we made mnemonics to remember  the order in which the planets orbit the sun.

Help at home: Come up with a new mnemonic to remember the order of our solar system. Here is an example:

Mercury          My

Venus              Very

Earth               Epic

Mars                Marvellous

Jupiter            Jumper

Saturn            Suits

Uranus           Unqiue

Neptune        Neil

Or why not watch the ‘we are planets’ song.


Spring term after-school clubs

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2023 by Mrs Taylor