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


Bramall Hall

As part of our Tudor topic, we visited Bramall Hall in Stockport. During this day, we learnt all about the Tudor period and the family that used to own the house. We took part in a range of different activities including learning a Tudor house; making a nose gay; using the painted walls to make art work; making our own wattle and daub and learning about all the Tudor dress. We had a fantastic day and learnt a lot!

Conrad Burdekin Poetry

This half term, we had a very special visit from the poet Conrad Burdekin. During this day, we listened to him perform some of his poems and then we got the opportunity to create a poem with him. 5L chose the topic for their poem to be a break out at a zoo. 5B chose theirs to be about all the things that they have going on in their heads including silly and sensible things. At the end of the week, we got to perform all the poems to the whole school. We enjoyed this day so much we have displayed all the poems in the KS2 library.

Ancient Greeks

In history, we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks and this week we have looked at their architecture. We looked at and drew the different types of columns and finally we learnt all about the Parthenon. We learnt all about the temple then created our own models! 


In Art, with Mr Doyle we have been using clay. We have learnt how to create a variety of pots including: a slab pot, a coil pot and a pinch pot. We then made our own gargoyles and finally a tile with an Ancient Greek profile on. 

Rock star day!

To celebrate all the hard work the children have been doing to learn their times tables we had a special Rock Star Day! Everyone looked fantastic and over 100 VIP passes were given out. Keep practicing those times tables!

Ancient Greek Day

To create interest in our new topic we took part in a Ancient Greek Day. As part of the day, we learnt about the Gods, how Ancient Greece begun, solved a Greek puzzle, learnt about the armor and warfare and took part in our own mini Olympics. We has loads of fun and have learnt so much as part of our new topic!


Thank you for all the effort that was put into the costumes for the day as all the children looked FANTASTIC!

Remembrance Day

To celebrate remembrance day we created wreaths using egg boxes and have displayed them outside our classrooms as a sign of respect

Maths - 12.11.19

In Maths, we have started to work with fractions.

To begin with, we identified what we already know about fractions, then we represented some mixed number fractions using the different resources. 



In Computing this half term, we are focusing on coding. We started this topic with an unplugged lesson in the classroom, using BeeBots to secure our coding skills. We began by ensuring we were familiar with how to create the correct algorithm in order to get the BeeBot to move from one place to another. We all worked together to do this and once we were ready, we created our own obstacle courses that we had to move the BeeBot around. 

5L's Class Assembly - Roald Dahl Poems

5L had the pleasure of having the first class assembly of the year. In the assembly, the children performed some of Roald Dahl's poems and talk about the features. We even performed some of our own poems too! Thank you to everyone who came to support us!


Our science topic this term is materials, in this topic we have done a range of interesting experiments including testing the best brand of nappy and what solids dissolve in water. We have been thinking about the variables and how to make our investigations a fair test. 

Sky High

We went on a trip to Sky High to challenge ourselves, face our fears and use our growth mindsets! We had a fantastic time; we did high ropes, clip and climb, caving, leap of faith and the slide. Our teachers were very impressed by our attitudes and behaviour. 

Roald Dahl Poetry

In year 5, we have been looking at Roald Dahl poetry and had a go at creating our own. We created a character and made a short poem about them. We then explored how we can make interesting performances and gave it ago ourselves! 

Quentin Blake art

In art this term, we are looking at the illustrator Quentin Blake. We have watched a video of him drawing Willy Wonka and we followed along listening to his instructions very carefully and are proud of our work we have produced and would like to share it!

Our first week

It is our first week in year 5 and the children have written about their experiences this week.


In our first week in year 5, we have enjoyed working together as a class and we have created a bee piece of art which shows how different we all are but how well we work together.

In year 5, I enjoyed making the bee art the most as it was fun to see it all come together in the end.

I have enjoyed maths this week as it is quite different as we now have practice books to work in.

I enjoyed doing the games in the hall as it was fun working as a team.