Denton West End Primary School

Only our best is good enough

Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

0161 336 3409

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Meet the Year 5 staff

Miss Barclay

Miss Longley

Y5 Teacher Y5 Teacher


Science Week 

This week has been Science Week, in year 5 we have been focusing on Space as it's our upcoming topic. We have taken part in many exciting activities, such as a Sublime Science workshop, Wonderdome Planetarium Experience and a Virtual Reality interactive session. We have all had a lot of fun and learnt a lot about our solar system.

Textiles - February 2018

This term, Year 5 have been learning about textiles. We have learnt how textiles are made; how they are decorated; how to create colours to dye them and finally we have had a go at making our own textiles. Please enjoy our weaving!

Forensic Science Training - January 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, Year 5 became Forensic Scientists by completing 'C.S.I Training'. There were five activities that the children completed, including taking our finger prints and examining what type of print we each have. We all had a brilliant afternoon and learned lots of new skills for our topic 'Super Scientists'.






 Happy Christmas

Today was our last day before the holidays, to celebrate we wore our Christmas jumpers and did some Christmas activities. As it was Mrs Farrell's last day she popped in to see the children and to say goodbye, we all wish her lots of luck on her new adventure!

Thank you for all of the lovely gifts and the support throughout the year so far. We hope you have a lovely break! From all of 5B.

The Highwayman

In our last topic for English, we focused on the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. We looked at the language used in the poem, described the characters and the settings. We then each chose a part that we liked and put it together for a whole class performance. We hope you enjoy!

Forces 2017

Our science topic for this term is forces. This week in science, we have been learning about friction. We have completed an investigation to see how the amount of friction changes with different surfaces. We had to use newton meters and trainers for the investigation. We made sure our investigation was a fair test and we found out that surfaces that were rough and uneven needed more force to move the trainers, showing there was more friction.


Bramall Hall 2017

Yesterday, year 5 had their school trip to Bramall Hall. This trip linked to our topic of the Tudors and we did a variety of activities linked to this. We learned lots of things about the hall and the Tudors: how the hall was made; the food the Tudors ate; the clothes they wore; found out about the family who lived in the house; the medicines they used and how they decorated their houses.

We all brought back to school a Nose Gay, a picture we drew inspired by the decorations in the house and a model of a wall we made.

It was a very interesting day and we all had a great time!


Literacy - September 2017

Michael Rosen

In literacy, we have been using Michael Rosen's poem 'Bathroom Fiddler' as inspiration for our own poems. After writing our poems, we performed them to the class then peer assessed the performances against the success criteria we created as a class for an amazing poem performance. We hope you enjoy some of our performances!


Roald Dahl Day

This week in Literacy, year 5 have been writing poems inspired by Roald Dahl. On Thursday, we dressed up as a character from one of his books and performed the poems in a group.

Thank you for the time and effort put into all of the costumes, we had a great day and lots of fun watching each other perform a poem!


First Week - September 2017

Welcome to our new year 5 classes.

This week we have visited our new KS2 library and used our reading cloud system to choose new library books.