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Inspired by St. Gilbert, as God's family, we are growing strong in love and faith, becoming the best we can be.

Year 5N and 5S

Welcome to Year 5N and 5S!


The class teachers are: Miss Norwood (5N) and Miss Seddon (5S)

Class trip to Manchester Science and Industry Museum 

Year 5 had a fantastic day out visiting the science and industry museum. We all had chance to put our science knowledge of forces, light and sound to the test through a variety of fun activities. 

The science show down

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April Fools’ Day

Oh no today Year 5 were all fooled by Miss Seddon and Miss Norwood! They believed a very special guest was visiting our school and we all had to cut the school field to 4cm. Year 5 you were all great sports and well done! You even managed to prank the teachers back!


Our Year 5 World Book Day winners! Well done everybody, we loved seeing all your costumes.

World Book Character Day!

Friction Experiment 5.3.19


Today our class found out about a new Force- Friction and how Friction can affect moving objects. We experimented on different surfaces and the different amount of force we needed to use to pull a shoe across those surfaces. We measure that force in Newtons. Ask your child who our Newton metre is named after!


Forces Science Experiment- 26.2.19


Today Year 5 looked at how weight affected the pull of gravitational force on an object. We then looked at craters and how the shape affected the diameter and the weight affected the depth of a crater. We used flour and different weights to investigate!

Children's Mental Health Week

In class we have been looking at our own mental health. We have been discussing ways we can be kinder to ourselves and looking at strategies with dealing with anxiety/ stress.  All children really enjoyed the circle time activity where they was given an opportunity to reflect and share upon themselves and their qualities. 

Thank you Mrs and Mr Flynn for helping us to create this brilliant Chinese dragon

Y5’s Chinese dragon - assembly highlights

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Year 5 assembly highlights

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Year 5's attendance treat!

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Science Experiment

Today we investigated irreversible changes. We mixed some different materials together, such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice and bicarboninate of soda and washing powder and lemon juice. We found when a gas was produced (Carbon Dioxide) that meant it was an irreversible change and we saw reactions occur like seeing bubbles and fizzing and hearing sizzling noises. What a great experiment, Well done!

Spring 1

Salford Cathedral Trip


Year 5 loved visiting the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, they explored the cathedral and found out facts about the Diocese they belong to. We also have brilliant artists in Year 5 who enjoyed sketching different parts of the cathedral, including the high altar and amazing stained glass windows! We even found Miss Seddon's ancestors in the WW1 memorial! Well done!

Autumn 2

Manchester Field Trip

As part of our Manchester topic, Year 5N and 5S enjoyed a wonderful field work trip to Manchester city centre. We used our map reading  skills that we have been learning in class to navigate to famous landmarks around Manchester. Everybody had lots of fun completing all the field work challenges!

Autumn 1

Quarry Bank Mill

As part of our Victorian Topic year 5S and 5N visited Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. We found out how this is one of the only working mills still in existence that produces cotton in the country. We took a tour around the mill, learning about how originally families would prepare the cotton for weaving using carding combs, then a spinning loom using man power. Eventually machines replaced manual labour and people came to work at Quarry Bank Mill. 

During the trip all Year 5S and 5N were transported back in time and went to the actual Apprentice House that is practically untouched since the Victorian period. Here we experienced what a Victorian child would have done on a day-to-day basis, from school lessons to making beds, working in the mill and what food would have been eaten. We all found the medical room particularly interesting as we saw live leeches and were told how they used them to suck out infections!

The children all thoroughly enjoyed the day and were fantastic to take out of school. 


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