Oakworth Primary School and Nursery

Together We Learn, Together We Grow

Part of Bronte Academy Trust


Year Five 2021-22

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1

The best way to learn about Anglo-Saxons and the jobs they did was to try them out ourselves! 

We are Saxon blacksmiths and chefs!

Learning how to build and light fires safely.  The Saxons relied on fires for many things so needed to be competent fire builders. I'm not sure they would have had the marshmallows to toast on them like we did though!

We are Saxon weavers!

Building and weaving fences for our land and weaving baskets in our wonderful woodland surroundings.

We are Saxon potters! 

We are Saxon carpenters and goldsmiths!

Learning about Anglo-Saxon life by researching and making a Saxon village or house

Forest School - Developing our team worker skills

Our Saxon films explaining some of the jobs that the Anglo-Saxons had.  Which job would you have liked to do? * Coming soon!

Information booklet for Year 5 2021-22

Year 5 2020-21

Summer Term 2

Rio Costumes

After researching Rio Carnival costumes, creating mood boards of our ideas, designing our own costumes and learning sewing and tie dye skills, we finally got to make our own costumes.  We learnt how to do many different tie dye techniques and how to do the running stitch and back stitch in sewing in order to attach things to our t-shirts. It was so much fun and the end products are starting to look amazing!  Unfortunately, due to isolating, our Rio Carnival  isn't going to be quite what we planned but we will still have fun! 

Our Wow Start

To launch our topic, the children had to buckle their seatbelts and board a plane to an unknown destination, our continent of study!  When we arrived, they were given a range of clues, which gave them an insight as to what our topic was.  For every clue answered correctly, they received a piece of a jigsaw which when put together made a continent.  It was challenging but great fun!  In the afternoon, the children researched about South America in groups and presented their findings to the class.


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Super Scientists

Our end challenge for this half-term was to enthuse some of the younger children in school about science.  We planned and wrote a script for a short science experiment based on our learning and filmed them for them to watch.  Here are a couple for you to enjoy.

Mad Professors

Oakworth Investigators