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 Tom 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

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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 […]

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Governor Day – Monitoring our School Improvement Plan

Governors have spent the day with children and staff monitoring the school improvement plan. Included in this, the governors also explored behaviour for learning, school values and breadth and balance in the curriculum. They also had an opportunity to meet with parents on the school yards in the morning.   Five of our Governors spent the […]


Parliament Loan Box

This week we have received a loan box from The Houses of Parliament. The box contains various items to facilitate a debate as if we where in the House of Commons.  This is especially pertinent with the General Election and local voting taking place in the coming weeks.


Coffee Meeting 3:15pm – 4:00pm Thurs 27th April

We are hosting a meeting in the music room where parents can meet with Mr Jones for a cup of coffee (or tea). This is a great opportunity to chat about school and the future plans for the school. Please go to the music room (in between reception and nursery).


Year 5 and 6 inter-house tag rugby competition

What better way to end our term than our inter-house sport competition. This term it was tag rugby which resulted in some very close matches. Its clear to see we have some excellent rugby players in school but, just as importantly, everyone showed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork. Very well done to Howgill who won overall. […]


School Gardening – RHS Award

Well done to everyone at St Mary’s School. We have begun our journey to improving our grounds with a superb gardening extravaganza.  The plants we have begun to plant our beginning to leaf or flower as spring has sprung. Congratulations to everyone as not only have we achieved RHS Level One Gardening Award but we […]

Reading List

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By Roald Dahl


Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling

Year 5 Calender Events

Year 5 Curriculum 2014-15

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Year Groups



Nursery and Reception make up the Foundation Stage

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Year 1

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 2

Key Stage 1 (also known as Infants)

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6