Year 5 Class - Denise Horton

Rocket Fun

In Science week, Year 5 had a fantastic morning launching water rockets. They had previously planned the activity as a fair test as well as having designed and made their rockets. In the afternoon, they then showed their results in a scatter graph as well as completing their investigation booklets. A big thank you our fantastic caretaker John for making the launch pad and to Mrs C Brooks who had the unenviable task of ensuring that the rockets actually worked!


David Attenborough

Recently, Year 5 wrote letters to David Attenborough as part of their Science topic on ‘Living Things'. We were absolutely delighted to receive this week both a signed message and even more unexpectedly a lovely handwritten reply. In his letter, he answered some of the children’s questions such as ‘Did he enjoy his role as Director of BBC2?’ and ‘Which piece of work was he most proud?’ The children will use his answers to write a report in their next English topic.




Kinder Choir Concert

Children from Years 5 and 6 did themselves, their teachers and the whole school proud last Saturday at the Kinder Choir Concert at the Pavilion in Buxton.  They sang beautifully, behaved impeccably and looked very smart in their navy jumpers!  A special thank you to Mrs Horton and Mrs Goddard, who gave up their day to support the children throughout the day.  A big well done to all.

Kinder Choir


Young Voices 2016

Young Voices 2016

On Wednesday 2nd March, 34 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 went to the Manchester Arena to participate in the 20th Young Voices concert. As in previous years, the behaviour of the children was fantastic and fun was had by all. The actual concert was amazing – highlights should now be available on You Tube- and the children (and adults) sang and danced their hearts out! Thanks to the PTA who made a donation towards the cost of the coach.

Year 5 - Bikeability

Year 5 – Bikeability

This week, Year 5 has been improving their bike riding skills. After spending a few sessions on the playground to build their confidence, they spent the remainder of the two full days applying their skills in real life situations. They had a fantastic time throughout- a massive thankyou to the Bikeability team. Also a big well done to Year 5 – Your fantastic attitude really impressed the team and you are a credit to Hayfield Primary School.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Year 5 had a fantastic experience during the first half of the term, teaming up with Mrs Sue Brooks who expertly lead our ‘Oudoors and Adventurous’ activities. As well as navigating their way through multiple terrains, they also had the opportunity to practise a variety of mapping skills in real life situations. Fun was had by all – Thank you Mrs Brooks!


Autumn Term in Year 5

What a term Year 5 has had! We started the term with a celebration of British values and used this as a basis to negotiate our own class rules and expectations. It was a lovely start to the term,

We also worked hard on a very special poem that was the basis of our Harvest celebration. We focused on using lots of adjectives and similes in our Recipe of Friendship poem. Here is the poem that Amy wrote.

During the Autumn term, our Science topic was Forces. We all brought our scooters to apply the 3 laws of motion. We all agreed it was a very fun way to apply our knowledge. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Rob Hayles who helped us to understand how the British cycling team reduces friction.