Year 5

Miss Bray &

Miss Smith

My name is Miss Bray and I am the Year 5 teacher.

My other roles in school include Special Needs Coordinator and Behaviour & Well-being Lead.

Miss Smith is our Teaching Assistant this year.

Our Visit from the Police Force

The children in Year 5 had such an interest in the Police force in particular after we started our child led topic `People who help us`. They had so many questions that could only be answered by the force themselves so we organised a Q &A session on Tuesday with our local police. They children were MESMERISED and the questions went on for over an hour! Here are some photographs of the amazing experience....

Click here to practice our brand new, whole-school song `Thank-you Lord for this New Day`...

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday. The children have settled back into school beautifully. I am truly blown away by their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

Here is a sneaky peek at our brand new year 5 classroom. The children absolutely love it!


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Topics (Autumn Half Term)

This half term, we have some really exciting topics in Year 5. We cannot wait to get started!

Science: Materials and their changes

History: The Aztecs

Geography: Rivers

RE: Sikhism & Harvest Festival

Art: Shading

Here we are practicing our new shading technique of `hatching` on our Aztec warrior heads...


Which is your favourite shading technique and why?

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Spellings will be given out on Monday and the test will take place on the following Monday. Make sure you encourage your child to practice their spellings as much as possible as it has an enormous impact on their scores.


In Year 5, our PE days are Monday and Friday.

Your child will need to bring in their kit on Monday and leave it in school until Friday.

Our school PE kit is a white shirt, dark shorts or jogging bottoms and trainers or pumps.

Our indoor topic this half term is gymnastics and our outdoor topic is netball.

The Race is on!

Reading is taken very seriously here at Shafton Primary. In addition to reading at school, reading at home has a huge impact on progress and I would ask that you read with your child as much as possible.

Every time your child reads at home, their Aztec warrior will climb to the next step of our temple. When they reach the top, they will receive a certificate and a prize.

Thermal Insulation Science Investigation

On Thursday, we put our knowledge of thermal conductors and insulators to the test by planning, carrying out and writing up our own scientific investigation. The investigation was to identify which material was the best thermal insulator. The children worked fantastically in groups and accurately measured the temperature of the surrounding environment of an ice lolly encased by various materials every 5 minutes over 20 minutes in total. Ask your child what their conclusion was and why...

Here are some photographs of the investigation.

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Story Time in Year 5

Children in year 5 feel confident enough in their reading ability to read aloud to the whole class during our regular story time, it really is wonderful to hear and to see.


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Can you get to the top of our class leader board?

Times Tables Rockstars can be played on mobile devices, tablets and on PC.

Your login details are stuck inside your reading record.

What is Times Tables Rockstars?

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

What is Espresso?

Espresso is the UK's leading educational digital content company. It is available for parents and children to use at home. The aim is to transform learning at home by providing high-quality educational resources. Espresso Primary is an easy-to-use and constantly growing library of digital educational resources. Everything on Espresso supports the National Curriculum and the classroom work which we do here a Shafton Primary. Children can log on to this resource at home by using their log in details given to them by their teacher.