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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Learning at Home

Our home learning page will give you links to help you continue learning if you are at home. You can access these lessons on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Have fun!

Summer 1

Lots of learning and fun is taking place in Summer 1.  In the first few weeks,  we will be busy rehearsing our Macbeth performance on Friday 6th May at the Royal Exchange in Manchester City Centre.   

Royal Exchange drone video

Take a tour of the Royal Exchange in Manchester with our drone video.The Theatre is a spectacular seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, suspended in the centre ...


We will be reading Rain Players by Richard Wisniewski and find more a=out about they Mayan civilization.  We will be writing Narratives, diary entries and information texts.

Rain Player





Spring 2

In Spring 2 we will begin our amazing journey with our Shakespeare topic and performance.  Below are links to lots of the subjects and topics we will learning about this half term


In English, we be learning and performing a Shakespeare play.  This play has murder and mystery in it and I'm sure we will have a brilliant time.  In summer term, Year 5 will perform at the Royal Exchange.

Spring 1

In English

We will reading Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone and creating our own amazing writing




Throughout this unit, we will be focusing on several essential skills:

  • Conjunctions for coordinating
  • Paragraphing
  • Basic punctuation
  • Using tenses especially past tense and past perfect tense
  • Commas to separate items in list
  • Suitable vocabulary
  • Use of relative phrases and clauses to offer greater detail
  • Understanding formal and informal tone

In Reading

In Reading, we will be reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


In Maths

We will be learning about fractions, decimals and interpreting decimals.


In Science

In science, we will be learning about MATERIALS including properties of materials, changing states and separating mixtures.


Properties of Materials

In French


In French we will be learning how to hold an introductory conversation and talk about school, family and where we live.


Describing and Ordering Food in French

In Geography

We are improving our geographical skills and focusing on North America and we are improving our geographical skills and learning about maps and how to create and read maps.

In Art

We are learning how to draw self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo. Check this YouTube clip and then try to draw your own self portrait. 


Frida Kahlo


Self Portraits


In DT we are learning about mechanisms and pulleys and gears.

In Computing, we are learning about Coding. 


Follow the link to the essentials


Essential Coding


We are learning about what people from religious and non-religious backgrounds believe about God, and why people believe in God.

There is a link here to humanism to look at some reasons. 

We are also looking at places of worship