Spire Junior School

Year 5


Our Year 5 team consist of Mrs Barnett (who is also the Deputy Head) and Miss Higginbottom who are the Y5 teachers and they are supported by Mrs Turner and Miss Hart.

We are excited to be working with our new classes and are looking forward to a successful year ahead with a creative curriculum to ensure all the children have a chance to shine.

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    11 Nov 2019

    A fantastic day at Sudbury Hall!

    What an amazing jam-packed day Year 5 had at Sudbury Hall! From a Victorian classroom experience, to climbing a ‘chimney’ and building on our understanding of forces with toys through the ages - it was a whirlwind day full of fun and learning! 

    The children’s behaviour was impeccable from start to finish and the volunteers at Sudbury were amazing by how much the children already knew about the Victorian period!

    Well done Year 5!

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    08 Nov 2019

    Christmas comes early in Year 5!

    This year, Spire Junior School will have a Christmas tree inside the Crooked Spire and the children have worked hard to create beautiful decorations to adorn it!

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    04 Nov 2019

    A brilliant (yet soggy) day at Chesterfield Museum and Holy Trinity Church

    For our first day back, Year 5 visited the final resting place of George Stephenson (inventor of the passenger train) and Chesterfield Museum. Despite the weather, the children had a brilliant time and were able to enhance their understanding of the Victorian era. Whilst at the Holy Trinity Church (resting place of George Stephenson) Reverend David Horsfall showed the children significant areas in the church for GS.

    After this, the children braved the weather once more to visit Chesterfield Museum where they: completed a George Stephenson trail, held artifacts from the period and crawled through a coal mine like some of the Victorian children would have had to do.

    The children behaved well and it made for a memorable first day back!

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    23 Oct 2019

    Investigating air resistance!

    Our first topic in Science has been ‘forces’ and the children have learnt so much! Here’s some pictures of our experiment where we tried to save our eggs from cracking by designing parachutes so they sail to earth safely! Ask your child what they’ve learnt about forces - you may be surprised by just how much they can tell you!

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    18 Oct 2019

    Improving our sketching skills with inspiration from William Morris

    The children have learnt that William Morris mostly used natural designs in his work so we decided to head into nature and select some freshly fallen leaves to sketch. The children took these leaves into class and carefully sketched and shaded them before creating a William Morris inspired design!

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