Year 5

Year 5

Year 5 is a wonderful year to watch the children achieve great success. The curriculum is varied, creative and yet increasingly demanding. New skills are taught and we improve one’s already acquired. Homework builds up, and children are expected to become more independent in their learning. That all being said, the topics are inviting and, hopefully inspiring to all pupils.
We find that pupils rise to the challenge as they are heavily praised and celebrated for their efforts, everyone is treated individually and encouraged to reach their full potential. Any children who are showing to have educational difficulties are supported, and where possible intervention put into place. Our higher achievers are recognised and expected to strive for the stars. Pastoral care in Year 5 is important as hormones can be starting to surface! We ensure that a good relationship is built with parents and children are supported through times of need. Plenty of time is given to personal, social and cultural learning about themselves and others.

Year 5 Staff


Mr T Watson - Year 5

Mr Watson provides support through the school support our children.  During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.


Mrs M Smith BA Ed (Hons) - Year 5

I am married to the long suffering Danny, who I met at University. We are lucky enough to have two daughters, Mollie and Rosie, at QES. They seem to take up all our spare time and money with their very expensive hobbies! I am on Oxenholme Pony Club committee and run the Summer camp as […]

Latest News


Kings Food Bank – Harvest Delivery

Our children have helped fill a Volvo estate full of food kindly donated by our children as part of our Harvest giving.  We are really trying to express our value of responsibility in as many practical ways as possible. This year we wanted to provide a bumper delivery of food although we support throughout the food bank […]


Sunshine At The County Show!

For the first time in many years, the weather has been perfect for the county show. The school stand in the Learning For Life tent looked fantastic, the mini beast theme was a huge success. Year 4 and 5 have had a great day, enjoying all there was to offer. We have even been in […]


Year 5 Netball

Year 5 enjoyed the sunshine this afternoon. They are learning to play netball for our inter-house competition at the end of half term. For homework they even found out about all the rules and positions, which helped them today. Competitive sport is a big part of life at St. Mary’s and we strive to develop […]

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Westmorland Show 14th Sept

Advanced notice – Year 4 and 5 will be attending the Westmorland Show on Sept 14th with Mrs Smith and Mrs Day. This annual event is a superb opportunity to explore our Cumbria traditions.  


We have started school HOORAY!

We have welcomed our children to their new classes today and have got off to a superb start.  Welcome everyone!

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Dick Viney Inter School Athletics

Very well done to all of our children who represented school at the Dick Viney Inter School Athletics Tournament. The children achieved 4th and 9th and won many personal medals ranging from gold to bronze. Very well done.


Year 5 in York

This week, Year 5 have been on a residential trip to York. Their history topic is ‘The Vikings Are Coming!’ In science they are starting to look at the unit on ‘Materials’. It has been a full, action-packed two days; there hasn’t been a spare moment! It started on Monday with a look round the […]


Huge Home Learning

We have arrived after half term with the most amazing home learning being brought into school in Year 5. One exceptional piece of work which was taken to Mr Jones was Bea’s stunningly and unbelievably long Viking home learning.  The work detailed about Viking life and York in preparation for the forthcoming visit to York. […]


Year 5 Times Table Games

Year 5 have been enjoying the weather outside this week; playing Times Tables games outside in their house teams. The speed practise is still essential to keep those trickier ones fresh in their heads! Howgill won the race of filling in the dartboards the quickest.

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Fair Trade Coffee Afternoon

We have held another successful Fair Trade Afternoon, hosted by Mrs Neale in the Year 3 Class for all of our parents. During the afternoon children and volunteers served teas and coffee and also sold fairly traded goods from Tradecraft.  During the time we sold £91 of produce for Tradecraft and had a a great […]

Reading List

roald dahl boy

By Roald Dahl


Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling

Year 5 Calender Events

4th May - Governor Day

29th March - Easter Service

22nd March - Sports Relief

21st March - Spring Music Concert

12th March - Science Week

Year 5 Curriculum

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Year Groups



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