Miss Beecroft is the teacher in Year 5.  She is supported in class by Mrs Gaskell.

In year 5, our main topic is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. For this, we have been looking into Anglo-Saxon houses, kingdoms and kings, runes, Viking long ships (which we made ourselves!), shields and many other aspects of Anglo-Saxon and Viking life. Using our knowledge of atlases and European countries, we have also been looking at where they lived before moving to or invading Britain. We also had History off the page visit us for a day to learn more about the vicious Vikings!

Here we are with our clay runes:


In Science, we have been focusing on Earth and Space. The children have been looking at the distance between the sun and the planet which we compared using squares of toilet paper. We have also been looking at phases of the moon; we kept a moon diary over a weekend to see how the moon changes because of the sun’s reflection. To understand how the Earth’s rotation creates night and day, we carried out a day long investigation on shadows.




Respecting yourself as well as others


Show forgiveness to all, including yourself


Trusting in God and in each other


Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other


Being generous, caring and loyal friends