Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) Junior and Infant School

Through Christian values we support, help, inspire, nurture and encourage all individuals to SHINE and flourish

Church Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5TA

01484 845544

Welcome to Year 5

Our teachers are:

  • Mr Pollitt (Science, RE, PSHE, PE, D&T, Humanities, Music, Computing) 
  • Ms Starrett (English, Art, French and Humanities)
  • Mr Taylor (Maths).

Supporting us in our learning we have our wonderful TAs Mrs Woolcock, Mrs Kinder, Mrs Smith and Mrs Moss.

On this page you will find links to our Newsletter and Class Long Term Plan, plus lots of other information. There is also a snapshot of just a few of the exciting things we do in Year Five.

If parents and carers have any questions or would like to ask us about life in Year Five, then please do get in touch, either by email via the school office or a message on Class Dojo.

Autumn Term Newsletter

Year 5 Long Term Plan 23-24 

Class News 2023-2024

Royal Armouries Trip

 We had an exciting trip to the Royal Armouries, learning about military hardware and how it was used in many historical periods. The children took part in workshops learning about soldiery in the Second World War and how different equipment was used in different ways. We also watched a performance by a Viking Shield Maiden and explored the many galleries. We had a blast!

Starry Starry Night 

 Our Autumn 2 topic is 'Earth and Space' and it encompasses so much more than just learning about the science of the Solar System. We listened to a wide selection of songs and music based on the sky, stars and heavens above, including Holst, David Bowie and our favourite, Starry Starry Night' by Don McLean. This lead us to looking at Van Gogh's night-time paintings and his 'Starry Night' in particular. We are creating a large scale collaborative piece using sand, glue, tissue paper and acrylic paint as well as our own individual versions replicating Van Gogh's style and brush strokes. Watch this space for the finished pieces!


Winter Artwork

 After looking at the art of Kandinsky and Klimt, Year Five created these super mixed-media artworks to go with their poems written in English on the theme of winter. First they divided their pages up into squares, using water colour paint to colour each square a different 'sky' colour. They added a black tree silhouette and then added cut out squares of metallic paper. White and silver posca pens were used to add swirls of snow to their artwork. Aren't they chilly but beautiful!


Year 5 and Year 2 Games Expo

We have been making maze games on purple mash this half term. Today we shared them with the children in Year 2 to see if they could understand our instructions and challenges. We got lots of thumbs up form the younger children at the end of the session. 

Year 5 Outdoor Learning

Check out some pictures from our awesome Autumn Outdoor Learning Day. The children learnt about similes and metaphors, data collection and played team games in the grounds around school. We had a great time!

Ian's Farm Visit

 Today we had an exciting visit from Ian's Farm. Ian brought all sorts of animals for us to look at and stroke - donkeys, alpacas, sheep, goats, tortoises, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs! Everyone had a great time and learnt a lot of amazing animal facts.

Recommended Reading Books for Year Five Pupils

We are often asked what books to recommend that might suit a Year Five pupil. Click on the link below to take you to a site with bags of ideas for suitable reading material. Obviously, you know your child best; their level of reading ability and what subject matter might be best suited (or avoided) for their own individual needs and beliefs, but this site enables you to click on the book, gain further information about it and will even take you directly to an on-line shop. Please note; we are not affiliated to the site in any way and the books shown are meant as serve as ideas for your children only.

Times Table Rock Stars


 Purple Mash


  Please feel free to ask for paper copies of any information that you find on this
website from the school office.