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 Mrs Wilde, 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 comes in their PE Kits 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.

Mini Mudder

We had a brilliant time facing the challenge of the Mini Mudder and getting very muddy and wet in the process.

Opera North

It was a fantastic opportunity to perform the Water Diviner with Opera North at the Metrodome.  We had practised all the songs and on the night the show was amazing.

Trinity Academy

Year 5 enjoyed working with students from Trinity high school, listening to their presentation on Space and carrying out investigations.

Sports Day

We all enjoyed participating in all the different races and cheering each other on.

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Summer Term Curriculum Coverage

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DT Cams

Class 5 have been making toys with moving CAMS - this is our progress so far, next step is to evaluate them and make them look amazing. 


Today we were testing water resistance and looking at the effects of gravity and upthrust in water. We discovered that we could keep our pebbles afloat for longer if we had a larger base as it caused more of an oppositional force against gravity which was trying to pull our rafts to the bottom of the water. 

Longshaw Estate Geography and Art trip. 

We had a great day at Longshaw with Melany and Jan - we explored the grounds, gathered things from nature and then made outdoor pictures. We then used lots of things from nature to inspire a range of art. We also enjoyed yummy ice creams from the cafe. It was lovely to receive some lovely comments from the coach driver, our lovely group leaders and the cafe staff on the children's brilliant behaviour and lovely manners. Class 5 really are a credit to the school and a pleasure to take on school trips! 

Curriculum Map for the Summer Term

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Year 5 did an amazing job today supporting all the children in Reception and Key Stage One to help them complete the Sport-a-thon sponsored activities and raise money for Shelter and Zarach.  They were kind and encouraging. Well done Year 5.

Times Tables Rockstars

After battling against Year 6 all week we were thrilled to bits to beat them and be crowned Times Tables champions!

Curriculum Map for Spring

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Spooky Costumes

There were some fantastic costumes and amazing pumpkins on the last day of half term.

Henry Moore

We have been concentrating really carefully developing our techniques of shading in our art lessons.

Red Cross Fundraising Run

We ran a mile around the school to raise money for the Red Cross to support refugees in Afghanistan.