Welcome Gomersal Primary School

Oxford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4PX

01274 879313


Welcome to Year 5

A big hello and warm welcome to all children in 5RW and 5MB. We hope that you, and your family, enjoy looking at what we have been learning in Year 5. 

In Year 5, the teachers are Miss R Whiteley and Mr M Bendon. The teaching assistants are Ms Kitchen, Ms Capewell and Mrs Howarth.

PE Reminder 

Please can make sure your child has their outdoor PE  kit for Thursdays and indoor PE kit for Fridays.



Autumn Term 2017


Generation Beyond Video Challenge

For those budding space explorers amongst you, we have found this amazing competition for you to enter! Sponsored by Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin, the competition involves children designing their own habitation module to link with the NASA Orion spacecraft on its mission to Mars. Winners receive an ipad worth £500.

Follow this link to find out more - https://www.generationbeyondinschool.co.uk/challenge

Good luck space cadets.




As part of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project, we designed and created a boat out of play dough. We were testing whether our boat design would float in water. In another session, we found out which hull shape would be best for breaking through ice. We tested this using model boats, sand and repeated results. 

European Languages Day

On 26th September, we celebrated European Languages Day. Year 5's focus country was Italy. We learnt how to say numbers and colours in Italian, constructed a model of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and created a Modigliani style portrait.

National Poetry Day

To celebrate national poetry day, year 5 focused on the theme of 'freedom'. Children worked in small groups or as a whole class to create a poem based on this topic. They had interesting ideas about freedom and created some brilliant poems. 


During our Outdoor PE sessions, we have been practicing the basic skills of throwing and catching. We have played games to help with this. We then created our own game, using the previous activities as inspiration.