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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Year 5


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It was great to start our genetics learning with a lesson from the teachers of Tapton Secondary School

We summarised our understanding of measure on informative posters

We ensured our understanding of the concept of measure with some practical work

Whilst experience Indian culture we tried lots of Indian food. We liked some more than others!

As part of our cultural days we learnt Indian dancing

What did the Mayans eat? Y5 can tell you!

Making friends with the attendance bear!

It was very helpful to be vocabulary archaeologists this week!

We have loved looking at local geography and seeing how our area has changed. We used different technologies to see different types of map and photo and tracked the changes.

We have had a lovely final two sessions with 'Parsons Cross hopes and dreams'. Class 11 have loved stitching, textile drawing and colour matching to create our own visions of the future for our local area.

Class 11 really enjoyed our first session working with 'Parsons Cross hopes and dreams'. It was so inspiring to have a real artist come and teach us techniques.

Y5 had a great time on our Easter Parade!

Playing estimate the angle

We started our angles topic by going outside and really getting to understand the concepts behind angles.

As part of our science week investigation into the journey of plastic we designed, created and tested our own alternatives to plastic cups.

It was very interesting starting science week by making plastic bottle fish!

It was great looking into Harry Potter on World Book Day - especially making edible hats!

We had a great time celebrating World Book Day in Y5!

We enjoyed teaching each other about deforestation.

It has been so interesting developing our map skills!


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It was very interesting looking at the authors intentions when writing our own prologue

Learning about fractions was fun with pizza!

To learn more about the planets we each researched in a group and then taught each other.

It was very useful learning about road safety.

In design and technology we sewed our own wall hanging commemorating the moon landing.

We had great fun making famous constellations

Oreos really helped us learn the phases of the moon

Y5 really enjoyed work with Sheffield Hallam University to learn about planets

Y5 really enjoyed taking part in decades day

Both classes have won the attendee award this half - term and we have kept our bear very busy.

Y5 discovered a crime scene... we have conducted a CSI investigation through our science and written newspaper reports about what we found!

As part of our English we hot seated the main character

Using our place value knowledge to learn about multiplication

Y5 had an amazing art day learning about Sheffield artist Jo Peel

Testing air resistance in Y5

Y5 had a great time in D+T. We designed, tested, improved and evaluated our paper aeroplanes.

For our forces topic we tested the effects of gravity

As part of our immersion, we tasted the type of food soldiers would have eaten at war.

Y5 really enjoyed recreating a scene from our class novel

In Y5 we are working very hard on developing our understanding of reasoning problems.

We have really enjoyed space week in Y5, particularly creating our own universe in a bottle

Y5 were very grateful to Nicole's Dad, who brought us some actual World War Two medals to look at.

In maths we had a great time using practical resources to understand negative numbers

Y5 have had a great time learning about World War Two. We especially enjoyed making ration cake, gas masks and anderson shelters

Miss Toulson, Miss Jones and Mrs Beresford would like to welcome everyone to Y5. 


Here is some important information:

Our PE days are Mondays

Please make sure that your child has a full PE kit: Black/navy shorts, white/navy tee-shirt, pumps or trainers


Homework will be given out weekly. Reading records need to be returned to school daily so that we can fill them in when we listen to your children read. If your children reads twice at home they get to move on their journey 'Around the World'; they will also earn Dojo points.



Welcome to Year 5 class page.