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Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to the Year 5 page.


This will be a little corner of the Internet that will show the world what Year 5 at HNPS are up to. We are made up of two different classes: Goshawk and Peregrine. 


We are looking forward to a year filled with adventure and wonder. From exploring the Antarctic to our residential to Castleton and everything in between.


Please come and see us if you would like to find out more!


Many thanks, 

Miss Pell, Mr Dutton and Mrs Hunt.



Race to Antarctica

Our topic for the Autumn term is 'Race to the Pole' the children will be exploring lots of different aspects of this topic from Antarctic explorers, researching what they would need to take on their own expedition, to creating their own Northern Lights picture.


The children will be looking at how to read a map  of the local area and follow a compass as they  plan their own expedition to Misk Hills. As well as looking at maps of the world to be able to locate continents, seas and oceans.


They will plan and execute their own investigations on materials and food to discover what would be beneficial to an Antarctic explorer from insulating materials to building their own shelter.


The children and staff are really excited about this topic and there will be lots of opportunities to showcase their learning on the schools website - especially here on the Year 5 page.

Misk Hills Walk - Wednesday 2nd October

 Physical Education


Year 5's P.E. sessions are on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child has the correct P.E. kit with them for these lesson.

Mathematics Homework


Our maths homework will be available all year long with the use of Times Table Rockstars. The children are ale to login in at home and set their best time or even challenge a friend. All children have their own login however if your child needs reminding of their login in please contact us and we will be able to retrieve this for them.



Reading Homework


In Year 5, we encourage children to be involved in engaged reading time for a minimum of 30 minutes a day so that expected progress is made. We are challenging the children to read as many words as they can, with a push for reading 1 million words. This will earn them a book of their choice from Miss Barratt.

It is important that children read at their correct level and work towards their next reading certificate. It is of benefit to the children to share a book with an adult and is something we encourage.



Spelling Homework


In class we look at spelling patterns each week which children are to practise at home. Alongside these, children are to practise the Year 3, 4 and 5 Spellings which can be found in their organisers.




Castleton Residential


At the start of April, Year 5 will be going on a residential to Castleton. During our stay, we will visit Treak Cliff Cavern and Eyam. We also complete lots of different activities from rocket building and gem panning to the lead mine experience and the 3 rocks walk along Mam Tor.

Growing together in learning, love and faith