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

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Mrs A McCanlish - Year 5

Mrs McClanlish is supporting Year 5 this year.

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Mr D Yates - Year 5

I am a relatively new to St Mary’s, prior to this I was riding my bike around South America immersing my self in the different cultures and environments. I have previously worked in Vietnam as a year 4 class teacher in the international circuit which was a fantastic experience. Out side of the classroom I […]

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Mrs S Neale - Year 5

I trained in Exeter and then spent six years teaching in west London before moving to France (Strasbourg) for three years with my husband’s work. I have four children, the first two being born in France. We moved to Cumbria 18 years ago and all four of my children have been through QES and the […]

Latest News

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Nativity and Carol Concert

Thank you to everyone who attended our nativity and carol concerts at St Mary’s Church this year. Once again, the children were fantastic with their singing and acting and really helped create a wonderful atmosphere. The video contains some (slightly blurry – low light and low cameraman skills to blame!) photos of all the classes […]

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Elf Run 2019

We had an amazing, if slightly boggy, time raising money for St John’t Hospice with our second annual Elf Run. Everyone, from Nursery to Year 6 got their elf hats on and set off around our course with great enthusiasm. Whilst some socks and shoes may have been temporarily lost to the well placed boggy […]

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New playground marking, road marking and parking areas

Thank you for your understanding whilst we prepared for improving the markings outside of school and on the playground.  You will now see that our lay by has been properly signposted to show it primarily as a drop off zone with four parking bays (see photos). Please do not park in the drop off zone […]

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New Playground Markings

We are so excited to tell everyone that we have new playground markings at school. We know how excited the children are with their new playground. We are going to have some very active learners using these in lessons! Hurrah!

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Tim Farron Visits School

Today we have had a visit and question and answer time with Tim Farron who talked with our children today. We have been electing our School, Worship and Sports Councillors this week. It has been lovely to hear Tim’s responses and to hear about how passionate he is about the constituency he has represented.

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Visit to Houses of Parliament

Our children have had the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament and also the Dept for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. They had the opportunity to watch debates in the House of Lords and Commons as well as meet our M.P. Tim Farron. The group had the chance to go to Buckingham Palace and […]

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Year 5 and 6 outdoor residential

What an amazing couple of days! Year 5 and 6 have given their all during our outdoor days and have learned a huge amount about building shelters, our local environment, cooking, lighting fires and teamwork.  The weather wasn’t always the kindest, but everyone attacked all of the activities with great enthusiasm and energy and I […]

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European Languages Day

Each year we celebrate European Languages Day. Each class looks at a different country and explores the languages, culture and geography.  We have had a super time!  Many classes like to try and explore a new country, this year Belgium was the choice of Year 6.

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Tour of Britain day

What an amazing experience! Because the tour was heading through Kirkby Lonsdale, we came together to make a whole school bike wheel on the field before heading off to watch the riders as they sped past. The atmosphere on the road was amazing as dozens of motorbikes, support cars and media vans whizzed past, all […]

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Mia has a great time on This Morning

Wow look at what Mia has been doing…    

Reading List

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Boy
By Roald Dahl

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Jungle Book
By Rudyard Kipling

Year 5 Calender Events

Year 5 Curriculum

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Year Groups

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