Den building

A fun filled morning of den building!

The children had to work in teams of 6 to construct their own dens using available resources such as wooden sticks, zip ties, pegs and tarpaulin. Year 5 were amazing at team work and created some fantastic dens as you can see below. A morning out in the fresh air, working together and building dens is just what we needed!

The only problem was.. we don’t think our dens were all that waterproof!

National Space Centre

The children in Year 5 have had a fantastic day at the National Space Centre! We started off the day with a workshop and an interactive quiz to test our knowledge about the Sun, Earth and Moon. This linked well to our science topic and the children were able to show off their previous learning and expertise on the subject.

We then went on to the 360 degree planetarium where we watched a show all about becoming an astronaut. We learnt what skills were needed to travel to space and were surprised to learn just how much prior training was needed! Our class verdict was very split when we voted on whether or not we still wanted to travel to space after learning what was involved!

We then spent the afternoon exploring the rocket towers and the galleries! There were so many fantastic things to explore and the children thoroughly enjoyed investigating all things to do with space exploration. We have had such a fantastic day and the children were so well behaved. They didn’t want to leave when it was time to get back on the coach!

Art and Design

This half term we have been designing and creating our own pencil cases out of fabric. We have looked at various designs, personalised features and fastenings and used these in order to design our own creations. The children chose their own fabric and had to decide whether to use a zip, buttons or press studs to fasten it. We had to ensure our designs were fit for purpose and aesthetically pleasing for a Year 5 child. Over the last 6 weeks we have practiced various sewing techniques to enable us to complete a finished piece to be proud of. Here are some of the finished pencil cases below:

Skipping workshop

Despite the rainy day which meant we had to move the lesson indoors, Year 5 loved the skipping workshop this afternoon!

Starting at beginners level, the children learnt many new skills which they can now practice with our brand new skipping ropes. Some of us were pro‘s by the end of the hour and could double jump and twist. Even the confident skippers managed to learn some new skills!

Number Day

For number day, the children in Year 5 have been playing young entrepreneur‘s for the day! The children have worked in groups of 6s to design a brand new product for the children of Kexborough Primary School. Linking closely to our PSHE lessons and assemblies, the children have designed a brand new fruit juice to promote healthy eating and fitness in school.

We first had to gather data to find out what flavours and fruits were popular amongst children and we presented these in a bar chart:

We then spent the next part of the morning designing our products and creating a pitch board. We had to stick to a a budget, work out the cost of ingredients and work out the overall profit of our business as well as coming up with a name, a slogan and a recipe including accurate measurements of products we would use.

After finalising our products, it was time for the advertisements! We were given an advertisement budget and had to shout about our product by creating posters, radio scripts and podcasts. Children had to work out what they could afford with their budget and created some great marketing resources!

This afternoon it was time to bring our ideas to life and create our product! Children had to accurately measure the ingredients using measuring jugs and weighing scales to ensure they were sticking to their recipe. They worked together as a team to create their very own fruit juice! We thought they were delicious.

To finish off our day, we all had the opportunity to pitch our product and our ideas to the rest of the class. The children have worked so well today in their groups and have all contributed in order to design and create a fantastic product with lots of fun real life math scenarios to keep our brains busy! Well done Year 5.


Over the last 2 weeks the children in Year 5 became journalists to report a recent shocking scandal that occurred on Fairy-tale Avenue. The Three Little Pigs were accused of killing the Big Bad Wolf when they placed a pot of boiling water under their chimney. Were the Three Little Pigs guilty? Or was it a case of self defence? Here are some of the journalistic newspaper reports produced by the children in Year 5.

Christmas Jumper Day

This afternoon in Year 5 we have been getting in the Christmas spirit! We wore Christmas jumpers, had Christmas party lunch boxes and watched the Chronicles of Christmas. We are all feeling very festive after this afternoon!

Christmas Door Afternoon!

On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!

A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!

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King Alfred the Great

As part of our Vikings topic we have been learning about a King known as Alfred the Great. The children in Year 5 gathered information about him and produced some fantastic fact files as part of their topic work.