Welcome to Year 5.
Mr Mears is really looking forward to teaching Y5.
The highlight of the year will be the 3 day Adventure Residential Visit to Towerwood 18th -20th April 2018
Y5 experience a rich and varied curriculum throughout the year.
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This week has been ‘story telling’ week for Year 5. We have been inspired by Spellbinder’s performances over the years and decided to create a few stories of our own to read (and perform) to Year 3, who really enjoyed them! Great work Year 5!
This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.
After coming second in the Indoor Athletics competition, at The Priory High School back in November, St Oswald’s were ready for the South Ribble Finals at Lostock Hall Academy. They were 12 schools in total with some very tough competition. Both the girls and boys team did really well and helped St Oswald’s come 4th. […]
Year 5 have been working hard these past few weeks on their Design and Technology project of creating a working Christmas toy. They have all done brilliantly and here are the final products. Well done Year 5!
For our Victorians topic, Year 5 took a trip to Samlesbury Hall to learn what life was like for a Victorian servant working there. Upon arriving we were met by a Victorian house keeper who led us on a tour through the building, taught the class arithmetic in the classroom and even told them a […]
Ticket request deadline 4 December at 9.00 am!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics
All the children had a fantastic day learning new skills during our 10th anniversary Super Learning Day. Activities included Salsa, First Aid, Maypole Dancing, Edible Art, Mindfulness, Yoga, Golf, Rugby and Gaelic Football. We had a special visit from some Minions who performed a dance to the whole school and the Year 6 leaders did […]
Minecraft comes to St Oswald’s! We all became game designers this term during our Computing week, bringing to life the world of Minecraft and creating our own games. We had a great time experimenting with the Zombies, Iron Golems and the rest of the Minecraft Universe and unearthed some real talent in all our classes. Check out the gallery and click on the links to play the Minecraft games designed by some of our children!
Reading_List_5 A great list of books that your child might enjoy during Y5. A love of reading means you will never be bored!
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St Oswald’s Athletics Team had once again made it to the Lancashire Finals in Blackpool. They were up against 15 other top ranking schools in Lancashire. After a tough competition, the team ended up in 9th position. A huge achievement for everyone involved!
Year 5 have had an e-safety workshop delivered by ‘Imagine-Nation’ which covered all aspects of safe internet practice, including gaming, social media and keeping your personal information safe. Everyone really enjoyed the drama and have taken home some great messages for the future.
After a visit from Spellbinder on Monday, Year 5 were inspired to become Spellbinders themselves. They planned, wrote and performed a short story based on their current book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Year 2 were invited to see this special performance. Excellent work Year 5!
The juniors were visited by Spellbinder today who told some great stories based on the theme, ‘Heroes and Villains’. Year 6 also enjoyed seeing him for their last time after 7 years of visits! Thank you Spellbinder.
Year 5 and 6 Athletics Team were once again competing in the South Ribble finals against the top teams across Penwortham, Longton and Leyland. It was a tough competition throughout but with every St Oswald’s athlete trying their very best and working as a team, we became 1st overall! A super achievement. Bring on the […]
Year 5′s D&T project evaluated by Year 2
The Year 5 and 6 indoor athletics team took part in a competition at All Hallows High School. They were against 8 other primary schools and competed brilliantly. Everyone performed exceptionally as individuals and as a team. When the results came in, St Oswald’s won gold which put us through to the South Ribble Finals.
This week Year 5 created, directed and practised a super assembly all about the meaning of friendship. Well done to everyone for doing a great job!
Year 5 travelled back in time as they visited Samlesbury Hall for the day. In the morning we were greeted by a Victorian maid who showed us how to: be a chimney sweeper, be a maid in the kitchen, work the fire and clean the ‘master’s’ bedroom. For the afternoon we all worked hard on […]
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Details and arrangements for the forthcoming visit to Samlesbury Hall!
Junior Production 2016 – Lyrics
Last Saturday, St Oswald’s football team were invited to be mascots for Bamber Bridge Football Club. The children met the players, had their picture taken with them and followed the team out on to the pitch. A great day for everyone even though Bamber Bridge lost 4-1 against Clitheroe. Big thanks to the football club […]
St Oswald’s FC have reached the winter break after some mixed results but with fantastic effort and attitude from all our players. Our A team finished off 2016 with a fine win against our neighbours Longton and our B team are still challenging for top honours in the B league. Well done everybody on their […]
Important information re the Residential Visit to Tower Wood for Year 5!
Another successful Super Learning Day at St Oswald’s. This year we had lots of new activities and everyone had a super day. Well done everyone and thank you to all our visitors who helped make the day a huge success.
Welcome to our French visitors…..
Year 5 dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day.
St Oswald’s celebrated the Euro 2016 with a tournament for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. The competition lasted all day with the group stages in the morning and the semi finals and finals in the afternoon in front of the whole school. Congratulations to everyone who took part with lots of excellent teamwork!
The children worked so well this week to produce some excellent pieces of ‘Modern Art.’ The whole school followed the topic of FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD and studied an artist to produce their work ready for our well attended art galleries. Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event.
We all had a great time at Tower Wood, here are the photos…
Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]
After two amazing performances from the Indoor Athletics Team, Year 5 and 6, we progressed to the County Championships. This was held in Accrington where the top 16 schools from all areas of Lancashire came to compete. Another great performance from all the team which helped us finish 9th!
Year 5 used Tim Peake’s mission to ISS as their theme for CAM Toys.
A fantastic effort by our children in completing the Winter welly walk. It was great fun and all for a great cause. A big thanks to everyone who sponsored our welly walkers and to Mr Gordon for organising the event. Well done everyone!
WOW! What an amazing show!! A huge congratulations to all of KS2 for working so hard to perform such a fantastic performance of Oliver. The Year 6 children deserve a special mention for their outstanding acting and singing. Well done!
The indoor athletics competition was held at the South Ribble Tennis Centre where thirteen schools from the area took part. Our Year 5 and 6 team, which consisted of 20 boys and girls, participated in many track and field events. There was some very tough competition but with St Oswald’s giving 100% in every event, […]
A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.
Year 5 went to Cuerden Valley as part of their River Studies Geography topic.
This booklet has been designed to help parents know where their child should be by the end of each year as they travel through primary school. It starts with the Reading journey and moves on to the Writing Journey and Maths Journey. It is a useful guide as to what is expected in each of the […]
This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.
20 children from Years 5 and 6 have just returned from an amazing week with their friends in Nîmes.
A group from Year 5 and a group from Longton School both had a great time learning to bowl and then competing for the prized SPAR Bowling Cup.
Year 3 have worked incredibly hard these past three weeks to create a stunning recorder performance for the Guild Hall Friendship Concert! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this great event! Click the links below to see how amazing they were.
Year 5 art was inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella.
An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.
This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.
Year 5 enjoyed a Retreat Day with Animate at Lowe House St Helens. the theme was ‘Love thy neighbour’.
Thankyou from our French friends in Nimes.
Our French visitors arrived safely and ready for an exciting, action packed week at St Oswald’s.
St Oswald’s Choir were Amazing!
Our science investigation: Where do our cats go when they go out and about?
Year 5 raise funds for the Home of Hope in India.
Year 5 and 6 have commemorated the 1914 Christmas Truce where the British and German soldiers had set aside their weapons and met in ‘No Man’s Land’. Just as the soldiers did, the Juniors sang Silent Night in English and German and then enjoyed taking part in a ‘Football Remembers’ competition.
Our athletes gave a sterling performance at All Hallows this past week which resulted in an amazing victory over four other schools. Well done everyone!
Click the link above to see Henry working with our Year 5 and 6 classes. More to follow!
Year 5 had a rewarding day at Cuerden Valley in spite of the weather.
The new season has kicked off and our teams looked every bit the part in our new kits. Thanks to Mr Rawlinson for sorting out our kit and of course our fantastic PTFA!
Year 5 have been exploring the Moon’s surface.
Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.
We had an out of this world experience with our rocket science this super learning day. Solving clues, building rockets, investigating our fuels and firing our rockets made for a busy but exciting day in mission control. Well done to everyone that took part. Super learning at its best!
World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!
Year 5 had a fantastic 3 days at Borwick Hall.
Year 5 having a great time practising their cooking skills.
We have been learning all about the heart in Science by handling and disecting real hearts.
We have been learning about the Indian culture, we have tried Henna hand decorating, Rangoli patterns and Elephant art.
Year 5 have been investigating the movement created by a cam mechanism by making a variety of moving toys.
Year 5 visited the Cuerden Valley Trust to support their geography topic about rivers.
Find out here what topics your child will cover in RE this year.
Here are the maths targets that Y5 are working towards this year.
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Inspired by the lives of Ragpicker children in India, year 5 have recycled and upcycled tins, jars and fabric to create unique gifts. A donation from each item sold will be made to Tearfund, a Christian charity who help Ragpickers. Visit our stall early – first to see will buy! Here are some photos!
Click the link to see the video made by Millie, Toby and Abigail!
We all had a wonderful time having fun, working together and doing things that we’d never done before (staff included!)
Special thanks to Mr Winter, Mrs Woof and Mr Campbell for coming with us.
We will be leaving school about 9 30 am and you are welcome to come and wave your child off. Everyone needs a packed lunch and drink in a refillable container. We will be back, tired and grubby, about 5 45 on Friday afternoon, having had a great time!
Year 5 were set a challenge to make a musical instrument that could change loudness and pitch.
They have done a wonderful job! Mrs Murphy has managed to make a class band – will we be number one next week? Here are the pictures.
Read about the results of our research into the greatest inventions or discoveries ever.
Yr5 designed, crafted and painted their own Henna patterns using air-dry clay.
Rachel and Lucy from Actionaid, a charity that works in developing countries, came to help us understand the issue of global food shortages. They brought a box of artefacts from Chembakolli with them as a gift for us. We have really enjoyed looking at them and trying the Indian games. Thank you, Actionaid.
The children should all have brought home their plan of the healthy, balanced meal they are going to make next Tuesday, 12th February together with a list of the ingredients they need. If you haven’t seen this, please ask your son/daughter. They are all becoming quite proficient cooks so I hope to see some lovely lunches.
Here are some pics from this week’s lunch.
Y5 enjoyed an excellent day at Runshaw cooking Indian food, learning about India and dancing, Bollywood style. Here are some photos.
The children did an excellent job of making carrot soup, a selection of sandwiches, wraps, pizzas and salads and fruit kebabs. Lunch for 45? “No problem!” they said. Here are the photos.
We had a great day at All Hallows, trying some different lessons, meeting new teachers and beginning to find our way round. The best part, though, was the lunch! All Hallows staff were very impressed with Year 5 – they were really a credit to their parents and St Oswald’s. Well done, Year 5.
Year 5 have posted their first blog today on the Action Aid website. They are looking forward to finding out about life in an Indian village and sharing our school news.
Y5 designed and made their own toys which incorporate cam mechanisms. They have learnt that cams turn rotary movement into linear movement. When they had finished, the children took their models to Y1 and explained how they worked. The task wasn’t as easy as some thought it was going to be but everyone tried hard. Well done, Y5.
Our Jesse Tree tells the story from the beginning of Creation all the way to the birth of Jesus. It shows how Jesus was descended from the great King David.
Listen to our first attempts at making radio adverts for the air fresheners we sold at the Guild Market. I think they’re very persuasive!
We enjoyed making these moving models which incorporate cam mechanisms yesterday. They go round as well as up and down! Now we are ready to begin designing our own.
Details of the forthcoming parents’ meeting re the Y5 residential visit!
Year 5 have done some excellent news broadcasts about the practising for D day that took place around the Slapton area of Devon in 1944. We have been reading Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo which inspired us. Have a listen. Can you tell if we broadcasting on Slapton FM or Radio 4?
Wow is all I can say! Oh, and very well done, Year 5.
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We had an interesting visit to the Harris Museum. Here are some pictures!
Year 5 had a memorable day celebrating the Queen’s first 60 years on the throne in our 1950s outfits!
Aren’t they great? We enjoyed working together to produce these colourful elephants inspired by various Indian artworks.
Thank you so much to Mrs Johnson for everything – she deserves a medal! Never have so many children had so much fun with so little mess! It was like a military operation it was so organised! We really appreciate all you did for us so thank you again.
Didn’t they do well?! Many thanks to all the helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Aren’t they colourful?
This week, we made Baked Potatoes with chilli, creamy chicken or cheese and beans followed by fresh fruit salad with greek yoghurt and raspberry coulis. Yum! Thanks again to all the helpers.
The children did a great job of making a buffet lunch for themselves and adult helpers. Thank you to all the volunteers.
Here are some recordings made by Y5 children. We sent them to a school in Spain and they added the music background to match. Have a listen!
We have had fun designing intricate patterns and putting them on our skin with henna!
I wonder how long they will last!
Year 5 have been dissecting and observing lambs’ hearts and lungs today as part of their science topic Keeping Healthy. The children said it was very interesting (and only a bit yuk!).
Year 5 have been learning how to wrap a sari. Many thanks to Sue Morris for her time and expertise. We loved wearing them!
Writing tips to download
Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term
Sheet to download
Photos from year 5