Live, Love, Learn

Year 5

Welcome to St Peter's Year 5 class page.

Our names are Miss McKeogh and Mrs Harrison. We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 5 children as we can possibly make it.

We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year. You can see below our end of year expectations for your children.  Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots of your children's wonderful work and learning!


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss McKeogh

Year 5 teacher

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Rainforest Art

We used our work on the Amazon to inspire some artwork, creating repeated patterns using printing tiles and rollers.

We had to experiment to get the right effect and used these tiles to create printed shopping bags.


 In Religion we have been studying Pentecost and thinking about the power that the Holy Spirit gave Jesus's friends after his ascension.

We used the iPads to retell this important story in different ways.

Take a look at some of our finished results!

Passion Play

 A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the children in the Passion Play yesterday. The children have worked so hard over the past half term and we are so proud of how far they have come in their performance and the confidence they have shown.


In science we have been learning about forces. In todays lesson we focused on 'Air Resistance'. The children made different types of parachutes and tested them to see if the size of a parachute affects how quickly it will fall to the ground.

World Book Day

 In addition to some excellent, imaginative costumes, several children in class also prepared a book in a box, telling a story they know well in 3D.

Have a look at some of the creations below, and congratulations to Richey for winning the award for best in class!



Abstract Art

 Today we looked at the work of Jackson Pollock, an American artist, and 'action art'. Jackson Pollock painted by moving his body and dropping paint onto the canvas to create different effects. We thought about the particular colours and shapes we could use to represent different seasons.

Foods from around the World

 As part of our Design and Technology curriculum, we have learn more about different ingredients and dishes which are popular in other countries. We made pretzels, spring rolls, stir fries and quesadillas as well as a healthy meal we planned ourselves.

We learnt techniques for preparing vegetables such as the claw and the bridge to help us cut vegetables safely.

Tuesday 9th October

Today we received some very important first aid training.

We learnt how to assist someone who needs help, how to check for breathing and, if needed, how to give CPR. We also learnt about how defibrillators can be used to restart the heart and how this has to be done in a safe way. Hopefully we will never have to use these skills but it's so important that we are prepared in case we ever need to help someone.

Monday 1st October

In History, we have begun to study the lives of the Anglo-Saxon invaders.

We learnt how they first came to Britain and today looked at life in an Anglo-Saxon village. We worked in teams against the clock to try and recreate what we learnt using different materials. Take a look at our results below!