Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

There are two classes in Year 5: Willow and Palm.


The teacher in Willow class is Mrs H Leonard.

The teacher in Palm class is Miss K Straw.

The teaching partner in Year 5 is Mrs Whittaker.

The teaching assistant in Year 5 is Mrs Clough.

Mrs Clayton, Mrs Watson-Long and Mrs Hartley-Havers also support learning in Willow class.


Palm Class have PE on a Monday and Wednesday.

Willow Class have PE on a Thursday and swimming on a Monday.


Library is on a Tuesday for Palm and Tuesday for Willow class.


Spellings – given on a Monday.

MyMaths – given on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Learning Challenge – This will be given at the beginning of the half-term.  Children need to complete at least two tasks by the end of the half-term.

Reading – In year 5, children are expected to read at least four times per week.

Our Learning Challenges

Our Autumn 1 Prime Learning Challenge is “Can You Keep a Boxtroll Safe?”

In this PSHCE based Learning Challenge we will be finding out about a range of different safety rules including water safety, internet safety, keeping healthy, how important our family are and all about good and bad drugs. We also have visits from  the Fire fighters from Illingworth Fire Station later in the year to compliment this.

Our Autumn 2 Prime Learning Challenge is “Can You Hear the Rain Drops?”

In this Geography based Learning Challenge we investigate the water cycle and complete an indepth study of Brazil.

Our Spring 1 Prime Learning Challenge is “Can you investigate the wonders of science?”

In this Science based Learning Challenge we investigate various scientific questions linked to our English texts, ‘The Nowhere Emporium’. Children will learn to plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.

Our Spring 2 Prime Learning Challenge is “Can you be a history detective?”

In this History based Learning Challenge we study the impact of the Victorian era on Queensbury’s development.  As part of our learning, we explore Queensbury village looking for historical clues.

Our Summer 1 Prime Learning Challenge is “Can You See the Signs?”

In this Religious Education based Learning Challenge we investigate some key aspects of both the Christian religion and the Sikh faith. We will visit a local Sikh temple and Bradford Cathedral.

Our Summer 2  Arts Poetry and Music Theme

Each year our Summer 2 Learning Challenge changes, but it is always focused on The Arts.  The Learning Challenge incorporates The Arts in the widest sense, including Art, Music, Dance, Poetry etc.  The theme culmintates in an amazing Arts Festival created by the whole school.  It really is an event not to be missed – look out for the date during the Summer term.

Our Class Rooms

Take a look at these photographs to see what our Year 5 learning environments are like.