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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Keep checking this page throughout the year for updates on our learning journey. 

Robinwood April 2024

On 22nd – 24th April our Year 5 children visited Dobroyd Castle in Todmorden, (Robinwood), for a 2-night residential.

They had the opportunity to experience a variety of outdoor and indoor adventure activities. The children also developed their teamwork, self-esteem, resilience and confidence along the way.

Their behaviour was a credit to the school and their families. The children were exhausted when they returned but they had had a wonderful time.

The photographs below give you a flavour of just some of the activities the children experienced.


Crate building


Giant swing

Piranha pool

Raft building & Canoeing

Team activities


Zip wire

Dobroyd Castle

Active maths

This week Year 5 have been building on their knowledge about decimals. 

We have been looking at increasingly smaller fractions and their decimal equivalents - including tenths, hundredths and thousandths.
The children danced to a rap called "Decimals: What's the point?" and also enjoyed jumping around the classroom to a song all about multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.
Well done Year 5 - you proved that it was possible to have a workout whilst learning maths!

Year 5 and 6 South Ribble Athletics Finals - Champions!

Our topic - Ancient Maya Civilisation

We have been learning more about the ancient civilisation by getting hands-on with some artefacts. The items included pottery statues, a terracotta calendar and even a carved wooden hot chocolate whisk!

Happy New Year!

As we start a new year and a new term, please see the letter below outlining some of the new topics coming up, along with some reminders and details of practical arrangements that will help your child's learning experience run smoothly. 

Wellbeing Day 2023

This year, as part of looking after our wellbeing, we spent a day enjoying lots of activities to make us feel good.

We started the day by writing some of our best jokes in our handwriting lesson. The day then continued with other activities such as Yoga and a health walk along the Greenway - where we had a den-building competition! The day finished back in the classroom with an informative session from a nutrition expert who taught us about healthy foods to eat - we even got to sample some of them too!

During the food tasting, one child said "I didn't realise that healthy could taste so nice!" 

Class Photo (September 2023)