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Whitecote Primary School

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Year 5

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 webpage!


5 Oak: Mr Sheffrin, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Iceton

5 Hazel: Miss Masters, Mrs Sherman and Mr Clough




Outdoor PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon and indoor P.E. on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure children have the correct kit for each day.



In Year 5 children will need to read every day, they can practise tables on as well as spellings and reading books. 


Times Tables Rockstars

Each child has an account that they can access at home - there is also a 'Times tables Rockstars' app that you can download to your phone or tablet. It has been proven that those children who use these perform better in school and In tests.



Children should read for at least 10 minutes every night.  If you sign their diary when they have read with you, they can earn a sticker on the class Reading Leaderboard and earn prizes.


It is a school expectation that this homework is completed on time each week.



This term we are looking at the Vikings.  This includes reading Killing Ground by Tom Palmer, experiencing a Viking village by rising Murton Park and making our own Viking houses.  In PSCE we are learning about the good effects our actions can have.

Tom Palmer

Coke and Mentos

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As part of our work in science, year 5 observed what happens when you add mentos to coke and bicarbonate of soda to vinegar. Watch Mr Sheffrin bravely run for cover!

Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar

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Year 5 have really been taking a walk on the wild side with "Forest Schools".  We've been getting the most out of our wildlife area by exploring and creating within the natural environment.  We put ourselves in groups and dug two holes and dropped forest related nouns and adjectives into each one, then pulled them out at random to give ourselves forest names.  Over the weeks, we've created natural sculptures using clay and other natural materials around us, we've cleared a seating area and made a fire on which we toasted marshmallows (yummy) and we've made our own conker caterpillars. We've also relocated a family of frogs to the pond area and they are now thriving.


Year 5 had a spectacular day on 8th October on our trip to Murton Park.  We spent the whole days as Vikings, learning about their lives as sailors, raiders, traders, settlers, farmers and craftsmen.  


For this one day only, our groups were called families, and our teachers became our slaves!