Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

Welcome to Year Five!

A huge hello and welcome to Year 5’s page!

Teacher: Mrs Flanagan

Support Staff: Miss Clayton

Here we will share pictures and information about some of the interesting things we have been doing in class.

We hope you enjoy it! 

Mondays in Summer Term

Each Monday Year 5 have been lucky enough to visit different places to take part in a variety of sporting and team building activities. So far, we have been to Yeadon Tarn, Headingley Stadium & LS10 Skatepark. Check out the pictures below to see what we've been up to. 


Healthy Week

 Healthy Week is under way and Year 5 have already been very busy learning new skills in Martial Arts and building our confidence in skipping.


Thursday 23rd May 

In science we've been talking about night and day and how the earth not only orbits around the sun, but also rotates on it's axis. We tracked our own shadows throughout the day. We also made shadow clocks to show how we can use the sun to tell the time.


Tuesday 14th May

Year 5 were in  for a treat today as we organised a special lesson 'Au café'.I was so proud of them when they were creating and reading  their café conversations scripts. Children performed a short role play on ordering their own food.They  were excited to taste the promised croissants,pain au chocolats and crêpes and drank chocolat chaud.


We had lots of fun on our Mexican Inspiration Day!



Monday 29th April

We learnt about our solar system and used an interesting way to represent the distance between all the planets and sun. We had lots of fun learning about the different types of planets and learnt lots of new fun facts! 

Monday 29th April

Half of us travelled to Headingley Stadium today where we were lucky enough to enjoy some cricket coaching from some experts! We also played dodgeball and took part in some team building games. Check out the pictures of us below...

Thursday 18th April

This afternoon we enjoyed learning about French traditions relating to Easter, including Carnavals,Mardi Gras,la légende des cloches volantes and poisson d'avril and  made our Easter cards in French.

Joyeuses Pâques à tous!!!

Friday  5th April

 This half term we have been learning that eating well and taking exercise are necessary to be healthy. We produced PowerPoint presentation with sentences stating likes/dislikes of different sporting activities and designed a balance meal with food items labelled in French. 

Wednesday 3rd April

As part of our R.E lesson this afternoon, we visited the Stations of the Cross which retell the journey that Jesus took to His death. At each station, we thought about how Jesus felt and reflected on what He could teach us in our own lives. Here we are:


Friday 29th March

What a fab day we have had! We were invited to Mount Saint Mary's High School to take part in a sporty day with lots of different fun activities. We played lots of team games such as zombie, bean bag curling, hoop hoppers and sly fox. It was so great to see everyone participating and trying their absolute best. Here we are enjoying ourselves:


Monday 25th March

Today, we had a very exciting opportunity to create an advert to be broadcast on Radio Aire/Sheffield Hallam Radio!

Fiona and Molly from the Bauer Academy and Yorkshire Sport Foundation visited us and we learnt about all aspects of leading a healthy life. First, we had to interview each other and create a 30 second presentation which helped us practise our listening and presenting skills. We then took part in a sporty quiz. After that, we looked at the purpose and features of adverts. We planned, wrote scripts for and then recorded our very own advertisements to persuade people to lead more healthy lifestyles. We included: rhymes, slogans, songs/raps, facts and figures and questions. Here are some photos from today:


Friday 22nd March

Today was World Water Day! We went on our class visit to Headingley Water Treatment works as part of our 'Water' topic. We learnt lots of fascinating facts about the baddies in water (algae, bacteria, the microscopic Cyclops and Daphnia, debris, dissolved chemicals like herbicides and pesticides, peat and protozoa). The works gets its water from Thurcross, Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs and the river Ouse and then it undergoes many processes before it is either sent out to houses through underground pipes of stored in huge storage tanks underground.  After learning about these processes, we had a guided tour around the huge working plant which is all controlled by computers. We also had a look at how much water we use using a water meter and how important it is to conserve water. We learnt about those in Ethiopia who are helped by the charity WaterAid to ensure they have clean water to drink and to wash with and we had a go at building our own 'toilet'. Here are some photographs of us and the works:


Wednesday 13th March

In our Music lesson with Miss Lee this morning, we were creating our own 'stormy' compositions in teams. We had to ensure that we included some vocals/a chant, body percussion and the use of some instruments too. Here are some photographs of us: 


Thursday 7th March

Today is WORLD BOOK DAY! Our theme was animals from stories. We came to school dressed up in some truly amazing costumes which we had even made ourselves. Lots of time and effort have gone into making them. A huge thank you to parents and others at home who have helped us to look so fantastic today. Here are some photographs of us.


This afternoon, we went to see our little buddies in Nursery. We had lots of fun playing with them, reading with them and even teaching them some Maths! Here we are:


We took part in an animal themed storybook quiz which the BOYS WON by one point! We also played Alphabet Storybook Challenge which the GIRLS WON by one point and created a tie between the teams. We also created these character profiles of our animals:


Monday 4th March

This afternoon, in our R.E lesson, we learnt about Saint Antonia Brenner who transformed the lives of thousands of prisoners in an overcrowded jail in Mexico. We thought about whether we believe she should have been made a saint or not. Here we are in our conscience alley where we heard arguments for and against making her a saint. Harry decided she should have been made a saint and Tristan decided she shouldn't have been made a saint.


Monday 25th February

Before the holidays, we had set up an experiment to investigate rusting as part of our changes of materials topic. We were thinking about what can speed up rusting and what could stop rusting from happening. Here are the photographs of our results after one day, one week and three weeks. What do you notice?


Thursday 14th February

Joyeuse La Saint Valentin!

We had lots of fun today writing poems about St Valentine's Day.


Thursday 14th February

Happy St Valentine's Day!

A huge thank you to Cady Jade who decorated our prayer table to fit the theme of love. Don't you think it looks beautiful?


Wednesday 13th February

This morning in English, we were learning about alliteration and we wrote a verse of our own poem about our desert island which included repeating sounds. We added some actions and then performed them to the class. Here we are:


Tuesday 5th February

In French, we are learning how to keep healthy. This afternoon we used the dictionaries to write sentences and express opinions. Here are some pictures:


Wednesday 30th January

This afternoon, we conducted a fun experiment during Science. We were investigating which 'potion' created the most gas to blow up a balloon. We found out that more baking powder/bicarbonate of soda there is mixed with more white vinegar will cause much more fizzing, bubbles and more gas produced. This blew the balloon up and we were amazed! Here we are during our investigations:


Wednesday 12th December

This morning we had Music with Miss Lee. We created our own Christmassy versions of the Harry Potter ostinato patterns. We had Home Alone, turkey, hohoho, nativity, Santa Claus, snowflakes and presents mentioned. Here are some photographs of our performances:


Friday 30th November

This afternoon to complete our R.E through Art week, we sculpted these Buddha statues using clay. We then painted them white. Check out these amazing Buddhas and Budda sketches on our display outside class.


Tuesday 27th November

This morning, we visited the Jamrang Buddhist Centre in Leeds as part of R.E and Art week.  We saw lots of very special artefacts and took part in a short meditation session too. Here are some photographs of our visit: 


Thursday 22nd November

This afternoon we took part in our second ballet workshop. Keisha was a dancer from Northern Ballet who taught us and talked us through The Nutcracker ballet that we are going to see on 6th December. We also had Mark who played the piano for us so we even had live music from The Nutcracker show. What a fantastic afternoon! Here are some photos:


Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th  October

What a busy week we had with lots of trips going on as part of Forestry Week.

On Wednesday, we went to This Green Moon where we took part in lots of brilliant bushcraft activities including wood whittling to make wooden tools.

On Thursday afternoon, we took a road trip to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre to see The Thee Musketeers ballet. We had a fantastic view (being on the front rows of the balcony) and we absolutely loved the show. We even received an email from one of the organisers to say how well behaved we were!

On Friday, we went to Fanwood Scout camp with Year 6. We were there for the whole day which was amazing! We did den building, a picture trail and other challenges. Here are some photographs of us having lots of fun with our friends:



Thursday 11th October

This morning, we were treated to a very special professional performance of A Little Princess. It told the story of a little girl who had to live at Miss Minchin's School For Girls where she came up against a bully. The ending was a happy one where she had made a new friend and her father had come back from fighting in the war. We had lots of fun, booed and cheered and sang along too. Here are a few of pictures from the show:


Wednesday 10th October

 We went to Lotherton Hall for a World War 1 themed day. The stately home was used as a hospital in the war and held over 650 soldiers during the four years. We planned where the beds would have been in the wards, played in role as doctors and nurses and sent messages in Morse code. We also had a look at lots of fascinating artefacts that would have been used in a hospital during the war. In the afternoon, we looked around the bird garden and had a quick play in the adventure playground. We had so much fun!! Here are lots of photos of us:


Wednesday 3rd October

 This afternoon, we had our first visit from the Northern Ballet team. Keisha, who is a dancer, taught us lots of moves from the Three Musketeers performance while Mark played the piano for us. We had lots of fun and created our own dance sequence. Here are some pictures of us:


Monday 1st October

 This afternoon, we had a visit from D-Side Dave. He came into our class to speak to us all about the Internet and how we can ensure that we are all safe whilst we are online.


Thursday 8th September

 Today, we had our first Music session of the year with Miss Lee. We had lots of fun as you can see by our faces in these photographs:

Check back in September to see what our new Year Five have been up to!