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 5DP. 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 D Popple. The teaching assistants are Ms Kitchen and Mrs B.

PE Reminder 

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

Useful websites

To practice the spelling rules taught in Year 5 and 6 (and from previous years) use https://spellingframe.co.uk/

To practice times tables, doubles, number bonds and square numbers use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button.

Spring Term 2019

Science Week

During Science week, we have begun our new topic 'Living Things and their Habitats'. We have begun learning about the life cycle of a duck and will follow the stages of their development as we watch our own duck eggs hatch and grow. We have also begun to learn how plants reproduce. We went out into our allotment to see how bulbs, tubers, runners and canes are propagated. We then came back to the classroom to set up our own observations for the reproduction of different plants, indoors We are going to watch and record the changes over a period of time. 

We have also been learning about forces. We created our own paper planes or paper helicopters and carried out different enquiries involving these. 


Autumn Term 2018

PPG Chemistry Education Project Masterclass

Year 5 took part in a Science workshop linked to our topic of space. They investigated which colour was best to paint a space rocket.

Armley Mills

To help the children further develop their understanding of World War Two, we visited Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. Children were transported back in time and became an evacuee. They experienced what it would have been like to be a child in school at that time and learnt how to help out on the 'home front'. The children also watched Pathe news reals from the war. We had a great day out and the children really got into their characters. 

Food and Nutrition

This half term we have been learning about seasonality. We learnt about the fruit and vegetables which are in season at different times of the year. We also made a selection of seasonal dishes. Before our cooking session, some children dug up vegetables form the allotment to use in our dishes. Working in small groups, children made pumpkin soup, vegetable soup, cheese stars and fruit pies. Children were then able to sample all the dishes.