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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 5 2019 to 2020

Welcome to Year 5!

Teacher: Miss Appleyard 

TA: Mrs Wilkinson

Summer 1 Newsletter:

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Easter break, with plenty of family time and welcome back to our very first, remote summer term!

During these strange times, we have all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and home learning.  Please remember that it is ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. Lots of us are feeling this way, as these are such unusual and challenging times. It is important to remember that we are here to help in any way we can and we will all figure this out together. Remember, if you have any concerns or you need any other support from the school, please let me know via email. Whether it is to ask a question about your child’s home learning, to send me some pictures, to ask for a phone call or just for a chat and a catch up, I'm here! My email address is also available for the children to get in touch with me. Many of you have been doing this and I have loved reading the emails and looking at the pictures and videos, so please keep them coming!

I cannot explain how much I am missing Year 5 and the rest of the Barnburgh family, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. Now that we have all enjoyed the Easter break, we are now starting the summer term. The start of this summer term will not be like any that we have had before, but it will be one that we remember forever. Just like before the Easter holidays, there will be work added to the Year 5 Home Learning Page each week for your child to have a go at. You will also notice that there are now a couple of other home learning pages. There is now a specific one for Maths, which has some new White Rose video tutorials and activities on that are brilliant resources. There is the Home Learning Photos page, which I am constantly updating when I receive new, wonderful emails with pictures and videos attached. There is a specific English home learning one, with writing tasks linked to our new topic. Also, there is now an 'Allotment Topic' home learning page. Please remember, that as well as the home learning page, there is still the option to have booklets made for you to collect from school or that I can deliver, if this is easier for some of you. Just email me on if you would like anything like this. 

For those of you that haven't already seen, on the Covid19 tab of the school website there is a section for children as well as adults. Keep checking that page and if you head over to it now, you will see a letter from Mrs Potts and special message from all of the staff at Barnburgh. Hopefully it will make you smile! There is also a tab where you can see what the teachers have been getting up to during this time away from school as well. 

Unfortunately, we can’t say yet when we will be back open, but rest assured that I will continue doing my utmost to keep Year 5 learning and our school community connected. I am always at the end of an email or a phone call to help with absolutely anything - support with learning, resources or an adult conversation.


Thank you for your continued support, especially during such unusual, difficult times.


Take care,

Miss Appleyard 


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Year 5 School Councillors

Anais Jackson & Joe Little

9.1.2020 NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE - On Thursday 9th January 2020, Year 5 travelled to the National Space Centre in Leicester to hook them into their Stargazers topic. The children had a fantastic day and enjoyed every second of the visit. The visit started with a show in the Planetarium before the children had time to explore all the different scientific areas of the centre. The children had a go at presenting their on weather broadcast, dressed up as stars, sat through the Tim Peake launch experience and so much more. One of the main things they all loved, was climbing the 144 steps to reach the top of the rocket tower. Year 5 had a brilliant day and it was a great way to 'engage' them in their new space topic.

Merry Christmas from Year 5!

Well done to some our Year 5 children who joined some of the Year 6's in singing carols at Frenchgate. They raised a magnificent £699.15 and received some lovely feedback from spectators. Well done to the carolers!

Merry Christmas from Year 5! The children have had a lovely build up to the Christmas holidays; making Christmas cards for their loved ones; opening their class gifts from Santa; visiting church and performing their concerts. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Year 5 Residential - High Adventure

Year 5 travelled to High Adventure in Skipton, on Wednesday 6th November, to complete their Year 5 residential trip. They spent 3 days; climbing, abseiling, canoeing, completing the Labyrinth, completing team building tasks, doing archery, completing low ropes and high ropes courses, zip wiring and doing the leap of faith. It was a very wet, but amazing trip and it was great to see all children showcasing every single one of our Core Values!

Remembrance Day Poppies: As part of a whole school project, Year 5 have used their D&T skills to make their own poppies.

World Mental Healthy Day 2019

On Thursday 10th October, Barnburgh Primary School took part in World Mental Healthy Day. In the Year 5 classroom, KS2 children completed some art therapy. Year 5 then completed some GoNoodle mindfulness exercises. 

Year 5/6 Anti Social Behaviour Talk - 8.10.19

On Tuesday 8th of October, Y5 and Y6 learnt about anti-social behaviour and criminal offences. Anti social behaviour is when other people's actions make you nervous, upset or frightened and a criminal offence is when you break the law. You can be arrested from the age of 10 or over and you might not be in a child's cell, you could be in an adult one. An anti-social could be something such as: egging windows and a criminal offence could be something such as: hedge hopper and damaging property or trespassing.


Written by: Laila Beniston, Anais Jackson & Evie Meakin (Year 5)

Year 5 Harvest Prayer at St Peter's Church - 7.10.19

Autumn Term Topic - Pharaohs 

As part of the 'Develop' stage of their Pharaohs topic, the Year 5's thought about how it was possible for the Ancient Egyptians to build those magnificent pyramids! They then had a go at making their own (much smaller) versions of pyramids using different mediums: cardboard, polystyrene, building bricks, lego and small sticks.

As part of the 'Develop' stage of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 designed and made their own jug which needed to hold water. They looked at pots, jars and vases which the Egyptians would have used in their homes to carry water and then created their own designs.

As part of the 'Engage' section of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 baked Egyptian flatbread. Bread was a key part of Egyptian's staple diet. The class made their own piece of flatbread and took it home to taste!

As part of the 'Engage' state of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 used soap to make their own Egyptian cartouche, like the ones found in Tutankhamun's tomb. They engraved their names on the soap in hieroglyphics, just like Egyptians would have written in.

To start off the 'Engage' section of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 made their own nemes (an Egyptian headdress), using either blue and gold paint or craft paper. They then had their photpgraph taken, to make it look as though they were wearing their nemes. Expectations:

Homework will be issued on a Friday and should be completed by the following Friday.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activities                                    
  • Times Tables Rockstar activities                   
  • Learn the Key Instant Recall Facts for that half term
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week. 


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Year 5/6 Spellings

End of Year 5 Curriculum Expectations

Year 5 Recommended Reading List