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Wooldale Junior School | Royds Avenue, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1LJ

01484 686 252


Inspiring - Educating - Developing

Year 5

Class 5P & Class 5S 

Welcome to Year 5!!!

Our teachers are Mr Palk and Mrs Starrett.

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Autumn 2017 Term 1

Our current topic is....     Space 


Newsletter Topic Web


We will be adding lots of photos, information and pieces of work to this page as time goes on. Please check back soon.

Out of this world art work!!        18.01.18

We took our artistic skills into outer space this week when we created the cosmos in paint. We collected data about our solar system and used it to inform our artistic choices. It started our space topic with a Big Bang!!!! Check back later to see the finished pieces.



A Costume Drama     7.12.17

Today has been Victorian Day in Year 5. We dressed in Victorian style clothing Victorian classroom complete with Victorian lessons. Mrs Starrett even had a cane so we had to be on our best behaviour!

We also had a visit from actor Alex Fellowes who led us in a drama workshop based on Charles Dicken's Nicholas Nickleby. We learned a lot about Victorian life and had a lot of fun.


Polygons and Quadrilaterals    10.11.17

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about angles - acute, obtuse or reflex, and shapes - regular or irregular polygons and quadrilaterals. We have sorted them into Venn and Carroll diagrams depending on their properties - whether they have equal sides and/or equal angles. We also carried out a geometry investigation from Cambridge University. We are now Maths Ninjas!!!



Dark, satanic mills... in the style of L.S. Lowry

In art we have recreated the work of L.S. Lowry. We have created some Victorian mill scenes using a watercolour wash for the background and pencil drawings to add detail...




School Council Elections

We have been choosing who we want to represent us on the school council. In 5S we had eleven keen candidates but we could only choose one boy and one girl so we had to listen carefully to all their speeches and try to pick who we thought would do the best job.



Victorian Research is underway       18.09.17 

 We have already got stuck in to researching our topic "The Victorians".... There's so much to learn! So far we have started reading "Street Child" by Berlie Doherty, we have learned about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Barnardo. We have used books, paintings, photographs and video clips. We have also started painting some Victorian street scenes. Check back soon to find out more.