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Welcome to class 5G

Class Teacher: Miss Graham

Teaching assistant: Mrs Tuer


Hello everyone,


I hope you all had a wonderful half term and welcome back to, what would have been our last term this year, Summer 2. Below you will find the 'Home learning summer 2' link which will take you to weekly subpages (starting from next week Monday 8th June).

Within these pages we will be adding maths, literacy and topic activities daily, as well as a weekly spelling list for anyone who would like to have a go.

Please continue to email us at year5@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk to let us know what you have been getting up to and to send us any work you may have done at home :)! Once again there is absolutely no obligation to do any of this work it is just there for you to dip in and out of:) Keep being amazing I am so proud of you all!


Take care and speak soon,


Miss Graham


National Empathy Day - Tuesday 9th June 2020

Today is National Empathy Day - follow the link for more information and a wealth of stories and poems to help you understand what empathy is.






  • Have a think about when you have shown empathy for a friend or member of your family.
  • Draw a cartoon of one of the poems or stories.
  • Perform a short drama or monologue showing a situation when empathy was needed.

What is empathy? A young person shares her definition.

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Happy Easter laugh

Hello 5G,


Miss Graham here. I am missing you all so much! Hope you are all safe and well and enjoying your Easter break so far. I have received lots of lovely emails so far which have put a HUGGGE smile on my face during isolation so thank you so much smiley !


Please see the home learning link below where I will be posting updates sent in from you guys and little challenges and updates from me :) 


Please continue to email me, I absolutely love hearing from you whether its telling me what you have been up to, what fun activities you have been doing to keep busy or just for a general chit chat! 


Missing you all! I know you will all be continuing to be absolute superstars at home and cant wait to see you all again.


Miss Graham


Calling all Year 5 and 6: Book Club

6H were about to start a new class novel so I thought that we could start a book club.

Each class was given an Oxford Owl log in so I've chosen a long list of 4 books to start with:

  • a gory murder mystery - Stories of Sherlock Holmes
  • a modern tale - Double Exposure
  • a perilous adventure story  - Treasure Island or
  • a comic strip version of The Secret Garden.

They are all under the Age Groups 9-11 dropdown list. Each book has an audio reader to help you with any unfamiliar words.

Vote for your favourite using our year6@torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk or via Facebook.  I look forward to reading with you.  Mrs Stembridge 

Miss Devey's 'Old School Cake' Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! It's Miss Devey. I hope everyone is well.  I've loved seeing your Lego  creations. Yesterday, I woke up and couldn't stop thinking about cake! So, Millie and I decided to recreate our lovely school cake which I know we all enjoy when it's on the school menu. It was delicious! Therefore, my challenge to you is to have some fun baking your own school cake at home. You can see mine and Millie's above as well as the ingredients. 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Don't worry if you don't have vanilla essence, just add a teaspoon of water and it still tastes yummy.

Pour the mixture into a well greased tin and put in the oven for 25-35 minutes (until golden on the top). Your oven should be set to 160 degrees or 140 degrees if you have a fan oven or gas mark 3.

Ask your parents for some help with this.

When the cake is ready, carefully (with the help of an adult) lift your cake out and leave to stand for 10 minutes before you take it out of the tin. Then leave the cake to cool before icing.

Make sure you email in pictures of your finished cakes so that we can put them on the school page! We can't wait to see them! And... be sure to share with your parents!!


Year 5 Home Learning Letter. This is the letter sent home on Friday 20.3.2020 with ideas and suggestions for your child whilst they are not in school. Have fun and we are thinking of you all.

Spring 2-Welcome back Year 5

Welcome back Year 5 I hope you all had a lovely half term! We kick started this half term with 'Once upon a scary tale' as part of the whole school reading week. The children have been looking at twisted tales and creating their own fractured fairy tales. Thank you to all grown ups who joined us yesterday for our workshop- the children (and you!) have created some lovely front covers for their twisted tales and I can't wait to see the end results today. 


Our topic this half term is Rivers and we will doing lots of research into rivers all over the world. There will be a Geography and Science focus. We will also be studying bridges and trying to create our own in DT :)! In Maths we are continuing with fractions and beginning to look at decimals and percentages. In Literacy our class novel is 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodges Burnett. 

Spring 1-Welcome to 5G 

This half term our topic is Space! The children have done some superb research so far and have really impressed me with how much information they have retained.


Our 'Space Fest Exhibition' will be Friday 14th February (the day after the much anticipated sleepover!) Please do continue encouraging your children to bring in anything they make at home related to our topic- we love sharing them in class and will make sure everything is displayed in the exhibition. I have been blown away by some of the things the children have brought in so far!


Please feel free to come in for a chat at any time, my door is always open :)! 


Miss Graham



Space Fest

The children had their annual space sleeopover last night and it was a huge success. We went star gazing with the Year 1s, had hot chocolote and biscuits and watched E.T. The children were an absolute credit to you all and were impeccably behaved. Thank you to all grown ups who came along to our exhibition the children were so excited showing you their amazing work :) Have a lovely half term!





Maths Fun

The children couldn't believe their ears in Maths this week when I told them I wanted them to use their tables to work out which order their fractions went in!! They eventually went for it after checking a few times if I meant it. Well done 5G we have worked really hard on fractions this term and the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight!!

Research projects

The children have been working incredibly hard in the build up to 'Space Fest'. I can't wait for you to see their beautiful Art and Literacy work when you come to see us on Friday :)!! The children have been working on a research project in Literacy this week to include in the exhibition on Friday. They have all worked absolutely brilliantly in their groups and I am so proud of them, the results look fantastic already and they aren't even finished yet!!



A very exciting 'In the News'...

We had a very exciting visitor for our 'In the News' segment last week. The children were totally and utterly engaged with our special visitors and learnt lots about how climate change is affecting animals around the world. Our visitors included bearded dragons, a giant snail, a tortoise and a gecko!!

Fraction fun

The children have been working on fractions over the last couple of weeks in Maths. They have shown lots of resilience and have worked really hard. Well done 5G!


Well done to all the children who participated in this weeks bikeability programme. The children had a great time and came back to class everyday really excited with what they had achieved. The instructors gave us really positive feedback- well done 5G!! Here they are with their certificates and badges.




Our focus so far this half term in Science has been understanding the Earth, Moon and Suns movement in Space. The children took home a Moon diary at the start of the term which they are filling in each night to track the Lunar cycle and in class we have had lots of in-depth discussions around our research so far into Space. The children made some models to illustrate how the Earth and Moon orbit in Space and the results were great. 

PE- Cricket

Every Friday afternoon this half term the children will have an hours session with a specialist cricket coach. The children have really impressed me the last 2 weeks- not only with their excellent behaviour- but with their fantastic skills!


We have been concentrating on our bowling skills and also introduced some batting last week. I was so impressed with some of our batters and bowlers!!! Future England squad potential!! 

Autumn 2

We loved becoming Viking stowaways travelling to England for a raid. Using our imaginations, we showcased our brilliant literacy skills by writing letters to our Viking families back home.

Take a look at our amazing Viking artwork

A HUGE thank you for you generosity in donating such a vast amount to the food bank. There will be lots of grateful families thanks to your kindness. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and will see you all in the New Year 🎄🎉

At Torrisholme, we are continuously striving to develop ways to encourage our children to read for pleasure. We have created a ‘HOT BOOKS’ list of 30 up-to-date, age-appropriate texts, compiled from a range of suggested reading lists. This is not an exhaustive list of fabulous year group appropriate books but is more a fun challenge list for our children to explore texts written in a wide range of styles by a selection of current and popular children’s authors.


How many can your child read?


On your marks…

          get set…

                                and READ!

Year 5 Spelling Challenge

Year 5/6 Curriculum Spelling List

Autumn 1 - Australia Newsletter

Year 5 Ukulele Performance

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We have been working hard over the Autumn term to learn to play ‘Smoke on the water’ and ‘Jingle Bells’ alongside learning to sing ‘Half the world away’. To showcase our fantastic skills, we performed in front of teachers and classes. Well done Year 5, you were awesome!

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

To be used when children are practising their ukulele performance of Jingle Bells.

Smoke on the water part 1, 2 and 3

Bush Tucker Trial Day!

Smoke on the water

Ukulele practise song