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Parliament Week


This week in Year 5, we have been looking at how laws are made in this country. This is all because this week it is Parliament Week in England. We looked at how democracy works and how certain things have changed over time. For e.g. some of the children did not know that just over a 100 years ago, women were not allowed to vote. We also had a great debate on the monarchy. In groups, we thought about reasons for and against having a monarchy. Ask your child what their thoughts are? 

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Diwali Celebrations


On Friday 2nd November, we had our Diwali celebration day. All the children had a great day. We did some special Diwali activities and had some special food. Thank you to those of you who bought in some food to share, and to the parents that came in to see their children. We really appreciate all of your help and support.

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PSHE - Beating Racism!


This week, in Year 5, we have been looking at racism and how it can affect people. We all agreed how it was wrong and that people should not be judged just because they look different. The children came up with some very thoughtful comments. We designed our own ribbons to help tackle racism.

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Perfect Printing!


This week, we have been investigating printing. We have looked at different materials we can use. In Year 5, we have used potatoes to print out a section of our fingerprints. We had to carve out the pattern, then using paint, print out the pattern. We all enjoyed working with potatoes. Have a look at some of our patterns.

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Fingerprint Fun!


In Year 5 we have been learning about fingerprints. We have learnt how no two people have the same fingerprints. We have investigated how they help us to identify people. This week we have produced some art work based upon the patterns in our fingerprints. Ask your child about what they have learnt.

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Trip to The National Space Centre

On Tuesday 17th September, Year 5 enjoyed an exciting trip to The Space Centre. We explored interactive exhibits, climbed the Rocket Tower and a journey through the solar system in the planetarium. It was a great day and everyone learnt lots. 

Welcome Back!


The Year 5 want to welcome our new Year 5 classes to Upper Key Stage 2. The children have made a fabulous start and we have jumped straight into learning and exploring. Watch this space for news and updates.  


Eagles and Falcons                                           

This year the Year Fives will be learning about a wide and diverse curriculum:


Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
  • Space

  • Forces

  • Crime and Punishment

  • Our local area

  • Ancient Greeks
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases

  • Coastlines

  • Life Cycles

  • Transition


The Eagles and Falcons try hard to follow the golden rules that we use throughout school.


We are kind and helpful

We show respect

We look after property

We work hard

We are gentle

We are honest

We listen carefully


We know that these are the rules for life.


We try very hard in Year 5 to further our social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. This is done throughout whole school day in a variety of ways but especially through assemblies, 'Thought of the Day', R-Time and Seal. We are also very lucky at Brookside to be able to celebrate different religious festivals during our celebration days.