Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Welcome to Class Five 


Our class team is Ms Glisson, Mrs Horsfield and Miss Turner

We are excited to begin our learning journey together. We are all about the positive in Year 5 -The adults and children have come up with a class charter based on kindness, respect and hard work. Children will be rewarded with certificates, stickers and raffle tickets to acknowledge their individual efforts. In addition, we encourage the whole class to support each other to be the best they can be. Children will collectively earn class points and this will be rewarded with a class treat voted on by the class each half term.

We will be posting all homework on Seesaw each Friday and ask that this is completed by the following Thursday. We will also ensure that every child has a book from school and a reading record. We encourage children to read as often as possible and we will help and support them to find the texts that motivate them to read. We will also pop extra reading opportunities linked to our learning on Seesaw. Any reading can be recorded in the reading record and we will check these weekly, so that we can acknowledge and reward regular readers.

 In year 5 individual times tables are not sent home but we expect children to be able to know and use them. Please support your child with these. You could even have a times table challenge in the car or walk to school. Who will be the fastest you or your child? Do you have a rapid recall of your 8 times table?

Swimming will be on Monday afternoons, so please ensure your child has their swimming kit in school every Monday. PE is on a Thursday, so please make sure your child brings their PE Kit on this day.

We are happy to meet with any parent if you have any enquiries. If it is a quick question, we will be at door before and after school. Also a great way to send us a quick message is on Seesaw and we will be able to respond to you on there. If you do not have a parent log on for Seesaw, please let us know and we can add you on there – we do encourage you to sign in, as we will send reminders and notifications on there as and when required.


We look forward to working with you all over the next year.

Spring Term Curriculum Overview

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Father Christmas

We enjoyed visiting Father Christmas in his grotto.  He very kindly gave us an early Christmas present.  It was a lovely treat on the day of our Christmas Fayre.

Christmas Jumper Day

Here are some pictures of Class 5 looking very festive in their Christmas jumpers. We had cool snowmen, flashing reindeers and sparkly Santas in the class! Thank you to all parents for sending donations in for our Christmas Fayre as part of Christmas jumper day. 

National Coal Mining Museum

Class 5 had a wonderful time at the National Coal Mining Museum. They enjoyed travelling deep underground into the mine and experienced pitch-black darkness, along with crawling through tiny tunnels as the coal miners would have done.  Stroking Finn the horse and learning about pit ponies and the work they did, was a memorable part of the visit. Class 5 also met Sally, a young child miner, who told them all about her terrible life deep in the mines. Once we returned to school, we used her evidence to write a discussion text about child mining in Victorian texts. We have also written thank you letters to our guides for the fabulous day we had. 

Dodworth Miners

We loved our rugby training with Dodworth Miners.  We all got stuck in and got very muddy!

Visit to the church

As part of our local history topic we visited Silkstone Church to learn all about the Huskar Pit disaster.  Mr Travis was a fantastic guide and we learnt lots about what it would be like down in the mine and the impact of the disaster on the village.

Spooky costumes

We all joined in dressing up at the end of half term.


Every Friday we have our percussion lesson.  We enjoy playing together and creating some great (and very loud) music.


We are reading Streetchild and enjoying using drama to bring the characters to life, which helps us develop our writing.

First Day Back to School!


We used drama to explore the text 'Street Child' in our literacy lesson. 

Autumn 2022 Curriculum Map

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