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 For most soldiers war was their first time away from home  and soldiers could only stay in touch with their families by writing letters and cards. Sending and receiving letters and cards was very important for soldiers at war.  We designed our own WW1 embroidered cards, see the slideshow below.

We enjoyed a brilliant day last Friday when we visited The Museum of Liverpool to take part in a World War 1 workshop. To start the day, the children learnt about how the war began,  the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France and Russia) and the Triple Alliance(Germany, Austria /Hungary and Italy) and the significance of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne).


We then took part in a hands on activity as the children searched for clues and answers  about the lives of Liverpool soldiers who fought in the war. The children had to look through the evidence to find out the soldiers name, what job they did whilst at war, where they came from and if they had been awarded medals for bravery.  It was very interesting to find out that some of the soldiers lied about their age and were actually as young as 15 when they fought!


We also had the opportunity to complete a WW1 trail throughout the exhibition assigned to the great war and spent time to reflect in the memorial area which is dedicated to the 13,000 soldiers from Liverpool  who didn't come home from the first world war. 

Year 5 WW1 trip to the Museum of Liverpool

Year 5 Trip letter to the Museum of Liverpool - WW1 Topic

Year 5 Topic Letter Summer 1

On Tuesday the Year 5 children completed the second part of the Geography Field study of their local area in Croxteth Park. In groups they searched for local landmarks that were in some cases unfamiliar to the children, e.g. nature reserves, footbridges and the River Alt etc. Again, the children attempted to match OS symbols to each of the features.

Year 5 Field Study at Croxteth park

The purpose of the first part of the Geography Field study was to to record the human and physical features in the local area by taking digital photographs using the i-pads. When the children spotted the features they felt were significant, they had to plot them on their maps and take photos of them whilst holding up the appropriate OS symbol.


Next week, Tuesday 17th March, we will be going further afield to Croxteth Park with the hope of unveiling local landmarks.


Please ensure your child has a warm, waterproof coat and trainers or walking boots with them on this day.


Many thanks.

Year 5 Geography Field Study

Year 5 Spring 2 Topic Letter

To conclude our ‘Viking’ topic, the children were asked the question ‘How have recent excavations changed our view of the Vikings?’ The aim of the lesson was to PROVE that the Vikings were much more peaceful than history has shown them to be.  Pieces of evidence were displayed around the room numbered 1-11.  The children were then given statements about the Vikings. Their job was to find evidence to prove that the statements were true.

In history we have been learning about the VIKINGS. We found out that a very important object in any Viking home was a weaving loom.  We decided to have a go at weaving ourselves!

Weaving in Year 5

Year 5 Girls Maths Workshop at St John Bosco


The Year 5 children had a fantastic day on Friday during the Portals to Past Viking workshop. There were lots of practical activities in which the children were all engaged and really enjoyed. They loved holding the artefacts and weapons and exploring the information including, Viking Gods, their home life, how the Vikings navigated across the oceans and seas using the sun and the stars, jewellery and tools they used and much more. They particularly enjoyed preparing for a Viking battle, boys against girls, which was so much fun!


To all Parents, thank you so much again for your support, especially with the Viking costumes. We really appreciate your help. I think you’ll agree that the children look amazing!

Vicious Vikings!

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Year 5 Spring 1 Topic Letter to Parents

Congratulations to all the Year 5 children on passing level 1 & 2 of the Bikeability cycling proficiency. Hopefully these children will now have the skills to ride their bikes with confidence.

Year 5 Bikeability Cycle Proficiency

Year 5 Victorian Christmas Trip Letter

Book Week- Read in a 'Onesie'


Year 5 Autumn 2 Topic Letter

Year 5 have been very excited preparing for their Autumn term assembly.  Mrs Murphy and Mrs Cannon de Sousa would like to thank all of the parents and children for embracing the theme of Roald Dahl.  Take a look at some of the wonderful characters that will be in the assembly.

Year 5 assembly costumes

What is Adinkra?


We have been learning about the country Ghana because it is one of the world's biggest producers of the cocoa bean. Adinkra is a printed or stamped traditional cloth made by Ashanti people in Ghana.  We decided to design an Adinkra inspired printing block.  Look at our fabulous work.


Look at our finished display!


Year 5 Assembly


Our Year 5 assembly entitled, 'Roald Dahl's - World of chocolate', will take place on Thursday 23rd October at 2.15pm. We hope  many families will be able to join us to celebrate the special work we have been covering this half term.

Ministry of Chocolate workshop - letter to parents

Next week, Tuesday 23rd September, a 'Ministry of chocolate' workshop has been planned to coincide with our current topic. The workshop will take place in school and the children will have the opportunity to learn about the harvesting of the pods, the main ingredients for dark and white chocolate, tasting and making sessions and much more. Details of this workshop will be sent home soon.

Year 5 Autumn topic letter

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your child and hope that they will have a very happy and successful year.

This letter below will explain about routines and areas of learning in Year 5.