Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Miss Gravili  and Mrs Whitworth are really looking forward to teaching Y5.

The highlight of the year will be the  3 day Adventure Residential Visit to Towerwood  1st April -3rd April 2020

Y5 experience a rich and varied curriculum throughout the year.


 Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS) for Year 5

Click on the links below to access our library of free resources for home learning

Seesaw for home learning

Home Learning Updated weekly

Resource Library

Twinkl YEAR 5 RESOURCE PACK   (go to and sign up with offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS)

White Rose Daily Maths and Worksheets

Oxford Owl ebooks - Class Login – sto56  Password – 1234


Internet Safety:
OnlineSafety Guidelines

Online Safety Home learning activities



White Rose Maths Worksheets Week 11

Latest White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers 6th July

A guide to in-game chat online

Click the link below to access the latest guidance on in game chat on all major gaming platforms Think you know

White Rose Maths Worksheets 29th June Week 10

Latest worksheets and answers from White Rose Maths

Latest Online Safety Advice

Online Safety Newsletter July 2020_St Oswalds

NHS – Wellbeing resources

01 Wellbeing – Connect with Others 02 Wellbeing – Physical Activity 03 Wellbeing – Learning Something New 04 Wellbeing – Giving 05 Wellbeing – Being Present

White Rose Maths worksheets: Week 9 – 22nd June

Latest worksheets from White Rose Maths

Universal Church Come and See / CAFOD Topic

Universal Church Topic

Christian Education Reflection and Newsletter 21st June

Christian Education Summer Newsletter 2020

National School Sport Week at Home 2020

Youth Sport Trust (YST) have created ideas for activities and challenges to stimulate young people’s engagement. Their aim is to, “unite the whole country – families, schools, sport and businesses – in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together to capture the enjoyment, challenge and camaraderie they are missing out on” (YST, 2020).

TikTok : Advice for parents

Click the link below to access parental guidance for TikTok TikTok : Advice for parents

Water safety resources from the Canal River Trust

Activities and advice for safety around rivers, lakes, ponds and canals.

Y5 White Rose Worksheets Spring Term

White Rose Worksheets Spring Term

A message from Archbishop Malcolm – Corpus Christi

The Archbishop has recorded a video message for the feast of Corpus Christi.

White Rose Maths Worksheets and Answers 15th June

This weeks maths worksheets from White Rose

French Home Learning 15th June 2020

Your Latest French Home Learning (Week 12)

Computing Week – Dance Party

Do you love dancing? Do you love Fortnight and Tiktok? Well, here is the challenge for you!

Latest Stats from Travel to Tokyo

Well done to everyone who is keeping active during these strange times. Keep posting your activities.

Review from the Director of Public Health

Latest information regarding the closure of schools

Science from The Association of Science Education

Some great lessons and resources from the ASE.

Latest Home Learning from Seesaw

After a busy few weeks with Art Week, Science Week and DT Week, you have been busy uploading your fantastic learning to Seesaw. We have  loved seeing all the amazing posts. You are all doing amazing work! Keep it up. Here is a snapshot of some of what you have been up to over the […]

Talk for Writing Activity Packs

Writing resources for all year groups

Sunday the 7th June – Mass sheet and Parish Bulletin

Mass sheet and Bulletin for Trinity Sunday

French Home Learning 8th June

Shopping for pizza ingredients.

Trinity Sunday and Life during lockdown

New resources from the diocese.

Picture News – Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter 2020 Resource – June 2020 Picture News Special Resource – Black Lives Matter

Latest Online Safety Home Learning Packs

Think You Know

Talk for writing resources

Activity Packs

White Rose Maths – Worksheets 8th June

Latest White Rose maths resources

Online Safety Newsletter June 2020

The latest advice on gaming, Instagram and some reminders for using Zoom Safely

Pentecost Sunday 31st May 2020 – Bulletin and Mass sheet

Mass sheet and Weekly Bulletin from the Parish

New – Pentecost Sunday resources

New resources from the diocese.

DT Week – Food Tech

This week, alongside your home learning we have launched DT week. This is a great opportunity to practise your design skills. The focus will be on food technology so get your aprons on and get cooking!   Find below the links to your instructions. We have split them into Infants and Juniors. DT week 2020 […]

French Home learning 1st June Week 10

Year 6 – French  Year 3, 4 and 5 Tu aimes faire quoi? What do you like to do? Watch this video. You might need to listen a few times to catch it all.   Can you translate the sentences on this sheet and draw a picture to illustrate each hobby? Practise expressing likes and […]

The Ickabog by JK Rowling

Introducing the Ickabog, an exciting new story by JK Rowling. Use the links below to access the story and much more.

Interactive Science Experiments and More!

Online science resources from BP.

New Online Safety resources

Find below a site full of interactive remote lessons, resources, videos and activities to help teach online safety at home. SafterInternet – SMART

Art Week 2020

Well done to everyone who took part in our Nature inspired Art week. It was a huge success and we all loved seeing your creations on Seesaw. Here is a snap shot of some of the great Art you made this week.

Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer

Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer

Update: Get Set – Travel to Tokyo

Beatbox Adventures

Create your own music at home and raise money for NHS Charities together.

White Rose Maths 1st June – Worksheets and Answers

Y1-Week-6-Worksheets Y1-Week-6-Answers Y2-Week-6-Worksheets Y2-Week-6-Answers Y3-Week-6-Worksheets Y3-Week-6-Answers Y4-Week-6-Worksheets Y4-Week-6-Answers Y5-Week-6-Worksheets Y5-Week-6-Answers Y6-Week-6-Worksheets Y6-Week-6-Answers

White Rose Maths – Answers

Week 5 answer sheets

New – Virtual Museum Tours

Explore the world of Art and History through these amazing virtual museum tours.

Latest – Online safety at home Activities

Online safety at home – Activities

Online safety at home – Guidance for parents

Think you know – Online Safety at Home - Video

Talk for writing activity packs

Talk for writing – Batch 4 Talk for writing – Batch 3 Talk for writing – Batch 2  Talk for writing – Batch 1

Calling all Den Builders!

Den building is a great activity for all the family. Here are some designs from IKEA to get you started. Maybe you can draw and design your own den before you build it?

White Rose Maths Week 5 – 18th May 2020

Y6-Week-5-Worksheets Y5-Week-5-Worksheets Y4-Week-5-Worksheets Y3-Week-5-Worksheets Y2-Week-5-Worksheets Y1-Week-5-Worksheets

White Rose maths Worksheets

WhiteRose maths worksheets to accompany the daily video lessons.

Sumdog – Online Learning

A great resource for children to practice skills set by our teachers

Get Set Tokyo

The latest from our Travel to Tokyo Dashboard.

Home Learning – Seesaw

A little look at some of your amazing learning from home.

Art Week 2020

This week we are launching Art week! Our theme is Nature around us.

Key Stage 2 – French w/c 18th May

French: Watch this video where Ben meets Lili’s family.   Draw a picture of your family and practise introducing everyone. Je vous présente ma famiile. (Juh voo praysont ma famee) Voici (vwasee)  mon père et ma more. J’ai une soeur qui (key)  s’appelle …… et un frère qui (key) s’appelle……..Add your pets if you have […]

7 Ways to support children and young people who are worried

7 Ways to support children and young people who are worried  

Latest – South Ribble Sport Development – Home activities

Find below the latest activities from the South Ribble Sports Development team Home Activities Week 4

Cycle routes

Click below to find a range of approved cycle routes from our friends at South Ribble Sport Development team.

Online safety – Cyberbullying guidance

Online Safety Newsletter May 2020_OnlineBullying

Lancashire School games Home learning Week 4 11th – 17th May

Year 1 & 2 School games activities Year 3 -6 School games activities

Childnet – Film competition 2020

For all our budding film makers.

You can now enter the 2020 Childnet Film Competition from home

White Rose Maths – Worksheets w/c 11th May

Find the links to all the maths worksheets for the White Rose maths video lessons for the upcoming week.

What is VE Day? National Literacy Trust

Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Get Set – Travel to Tokyo Challenge

The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s official, free programme for everyone at St Oswald’s.

TikTok – Online safety advice for parents

One of the most popular platforms online right now. Know the risks!

VE Day 2020 – Lancashire History team

Some suggestions on how to celebrate VEDay from Lancashire’s History team Click here

New – Mission Together Home Learning resources

New – Mission together home learning resources Mission together  

Online Safety guidance and activities

New online safety resources from Think You Know!

New – Primary Picture News VE Day Special

New - Picture News Special Resource – VE Day 75th Anniversary 2020 New - VE Day 75th Anniversary Resource – April 2020

French – Key Stage 2 Home Learning Week 6

How to introduce yourself in French Use an online French dictionary to make a list of 5 ice cream flavours. Role play buying an ice cream. Une glace vanille, s’il vous plait. (oon glass vanee, seel voo play) Voila! Deux Euros, s’il vous plait. Voila. Merci. Bonne journee!

Lancashire School Games – Stay at Home Activities

Lancashire School Games – Year 1-2 - Active at Home activities for years 1 and 2 Lancashire School Games – Year 3 -6 - Active at Home activities for years 3-6

VE Day – St Oswald’s Stay at Home Street Party Friday 8th May

Celebrate VE Day with us this Friday with a Stay at Home Virtual Street Party.

Prayer resources

Resources to help promote prayer.

The Art Room – The Seasons

An exciting new Art resource looking at the seasons.

Sing Up at home

A great resource to sing along to at home. Sing up at home

Out of the Ark

Great new music resource for all year groups Out of the Ark  

New: Captain Tom Moore – Picture News

Captain Tom Moore Resource – April 2020 Picture News Paper Blank Picture News Special Resource – Captain Tom Moore 2020

Chester Zoo – Virtual learning

Come in a have a look around Chester Zoo. There’s lots to learn!

Learning at Home – Seesaw

This weekend we launched Seesaw for home learning and were amazed to see all the wonderful activities you have been up to at home. Here is a peek at some of that great learning!

Stay Home Stay Safe – Rainbow song

A lovely Song to remind us to Stay Home and Stay Safe

New: Online Safety Guidance

Online Safety Newsletter May 2020_St Oswalds

Virtual Singing sessions – Weekdays at 2pm

Virtual singing sessions

New: Latest resources from the Lancashire maths team

The latest maths resources from Lancashire maths

Maths Policies 2020

Our written and mental maths calculations policies. April 2020

Seesaw for Home Learning

We have launched Seesaw for home learning! A place to share all your home learning with your class and teachers. Year 6 Home Seesaw Year 5 Home Seesaw Year 4 Home Seesaw Year 3 Home Seesaw Year 2 Home Seesaw Year 1 Home Seesaw Reception Home Seesaw

St George’s Day Activity pack

St George’s Day Home learning

RE Home Learning – 27th April 2020

RE HOME LEARNING 27th April 2020 – Pentecost

Living through History – Time Capsule Activity

Time Capsule – An activity pack to document living through history   

Lancashire maths resources

A great set of resources made by the Lancashire Maths team

Online Safety at home

Online Safety activities from Think You Know

Google Earth Adventure

Super Spring Reading Checklist

‘We’re all in this together’ April 2020

Just a little hello to all our children at StOswald’s. We miss you and hope to all be together again soon

Barefoot Computing – Home Learning

A great set of resources for all your computing learning

Primary Picture News

Some more fantastic resources from Primary Picture News

How to make a Reading Den

Ways to keep up your child’s reading

Ways to keep your child’s reading up while schools are closed | National Literacy Trust

Online Safety – Zoom

Zoom Online Safety guide

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

A bank of resources to help promote mental health and wellbeing in children and young people

NEW – Pobble Non-Screen activities you can do at home

Pobble Non-Screen activities you can do at home

Sumdog Update

Sumdog has now introduced Reading, Spelling and Maths competitions for everyone at St Oswald’s!

Roald Dahl – Things to do at home

Roald Dahl – Things to do at home

Mission Together

Some lovely RE activities to do at home

Newsletter and Easter Message from Archbishop Malcolm

Archbishop_McMahon_Easter_2020 Easter Sunday

STEM Competition

Leaders Award STEM Competition Calling all home educators, There is nothing like a little boredom to fuel creative invention! With that in mind, we would like to present our ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do’ Home Learning Project. Completely free for all children and young people aged 3-19. We are providing more […]

Whiz, Pop, Bang Science Resources

Amazing Science Activities

The Child Bereavement Network

advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus – A Story For Children

A book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Easter In France

A simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France

RE and Prayer Resources

Some lovely resources to help celebrate Holy Week and Easter

Year 5 Home Learning

Ideas for learning at home

25 non-screen activities you can do at home by Pobble


30 day Lego challenge

Spread the happiness indoor activities

NSPCC – Buddy’s Big Workout 2020

What a great effort from everyone at St Oswald’s! Buddy’s Workout was a huge success with everyone joining in and breaking a sweat to raise money for the NSPCC. Thank you and well done to our school council for planning and arranging the whole day! Remember to return your sponsor forms to school.

NSPCC Stay Safe Speak Out Programme – Friday 25 February 2020

Details about the programme taking place over the next few weeks!

Y5 Taster Day – Friday 28 February 2020

£2.50 lunch money to be sent into school by Monday 24 February – thank you!

Young Voices 2020

A memorable day at Young Voices at the M.E.N in Manchester. Everyone was fantastic and sang their hearts out. Well done once again to our amazing choir.

Online Safety – Top Tips and Platform Guides

Some information to help you guide your children in an online world. Here you will find some useful guides on everything from Tiktok, Snapchat and YouTube to top tips on smartphone usage and social media.

‘The Grinch’ at the Lowry

What an amazing experience for all at St Oswald’s. The Grinch didn’t disappoint. Everyone was on the edge of their seats for the entire performance and have been left with life long memories! Happy Grinchmas everyone!

KS2 Junior Production of ‘Bugsy Malone’ – Wednesday 11 December 2019

Ticket Deadline 9am Friday 29 November 2019!

The Pudsey Marathon for Children in Need

Whole School Visit to see ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’, The Lowry, Manchester – Wednesday 18 December 2019

Exciting opportunity to see this heart-warming musical! Children will be returning at approx 5.45 pm.

Young Voices 2020

Dear Parents of Young Voices Choir Children Your child can access the Children’s Music Room from the front page of the Young Voices website. This is your access code ‘YV2020’ for your child to view all the lyrics and dance moves. Have fun!

Young Voice Concert, MEN Arena – Friday 31 January 2020

Please return slip and payment to school by Friday 8 November 2019 thank you!

Y5 Visit to Judges’ Lodgings & The Cottage Museum – Tuesday 12 November 2019

Details of forthcoming trip. Please pay £15.00 through ParentPay. Full school uniform. Thank you!

Y5 Residential Visit to Tower Wood Outdoor Education Centre – Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 April 2020

Please pay £20.00 deposit by Friday 18 October 2019. Thank you.

European day of Languages

Everyone had a great time celebrating European Day of Languages on Friday. Thank you to all our guests who came and read to our children. C’etait magnifique!

ParentPay Accounts

Reminder that all ParentPay account are to be settled asap. Thank you!

ParentPay Accounts

Please ensure ParentPay accounts are cleared by the end of term! Thank you.

Y5 Cycling Proficiency Arrangements 2019

Please ensure that your child’s workbook is completed by Monday 17 June.

Preston Schools’ Gotta Dance Show 2019, Charter Theatre. Preston, Monday 25 March

Final arrangements regarding this years show!

Y5 Taster Day at All Hallows, Friday 1 February 2019

Details regarding Y5 Taster Day at All Hallows. £2.50 lunch money to be sent into school by Mon 28 January – thank you!

Preston Schools’ Gotta Dance Show at Preston Charter Theatre, Monday 25 March 2018

Details of forthcoming dance show at the Charter Theatre! Tickets on sale from 02 January 2018.

The spooky house of St Oswald’s Click the link to view the video

Scrooge lyrics 2018

Ghost of a chance – 1 You’re here to work Scrooge, Scrooge Fezziwig’s Christmas Carol It’s snowing Fezziwig Rock and Roll Charity He didn’t take it with him Ghost of a chance – 2  

Year 5 Visit to Judges’ Lodgings & The Cottage Museum, Wednesday 14 November 2018

Details about Year 5 forthcoming trip!

Meet The Teacher presentations

Our class presentations for this year.

Y5 Residential Visit to Tower Wood, 27 – 29 March 2019

Details of Tower Wood trip – deposit of £20.00 is required by Friday 19 October. Thank you!

Y5 Dance From the Heart Performance, Friday 6 July 2018

Arrangements for Y5 to perform Dance for the Heart at St Andrews Church!

Pobble Launch letter

Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!

Year 5 pupils and French Visitors – visit to Southport

Details of trip to Southport! Please note that children will return at 3.50pm.

Roblox and Fortnite – Information for parents

An increasing number of our pupils are accessing these gaming platforms so we’ve gathered some information on them for you to read.

Orienteering Competition Year 6

St Oswald’s took part in a new orienteering competition at UCLAN’s Sports Arena against 20 other schools. A confident Year 6 team worked hard on a very cold and windy day and managed to succeed in winning the whole event for the South Ribble area! A very proud school will now be heading to the […]

Y5 Residential Visit to Tower Wood

Details of forthcoming visit to Tower Wood for Y5!

Pupil Pupil Premium Application Form (Free School Meals) for Y1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Pupils


Year 5 Story Tellers read to Year 3

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!

Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

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.

Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Finals 2017-18

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 Christmas Cam Mechanisms

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!

Year 5 trip to Samlesbury Hall

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 […]

The 2017 Junior Production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ticket Arrangements

Ticket request deadline 4 December at 9.00 am!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Super Learning Day 2017

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 […]

Computing Week 2017

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!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Reading List for Y5

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!

Lancashire Athletics Finals

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!

E-safety workshop for Year 5

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.

Year 2 visit Year 5 Spellbinders

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!

Spellbinder visits the Juniors 2017

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.

Indoor Athletics South Ribble Finals

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 Christmas Cams

Year 5′s D&T project evaluated by Year 2

Indoor Athletics Competition Y5/6

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.

Year 5 Friendship Assembly

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 trip to Samlesbury Hall

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 […]

Young Voices Concert – Manchester Arena – Thursday 9 February 2017

Payment & ticket arrangements!

Christmas Carol Concert – St Oswald’s Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Formby, Saturday 17 December 2016

Details for purchasing tickets!

Year 5 Visit to Samlesbury Hall – Monday 21 November 2016

Details and arrangements for the forthcoming visit to Samlesbury Hall!

Joseph 2016 Lyrics

Junior Production 2016 – Lyrics

St Oswald’s Football Mascots

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

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 […]

Year 5 Residential Visit to Tower Wood – Wednesday 19-Friday 21 April 2017

Important information re the Residential Visit to Tower Wood for Year 5!

Super Learning Day 2016

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.

Ecole la Gazelle visit to Longton

Welcome to our French visitors…..

World Book Day

Year 5 dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day.

St Oswald’s Euro 2016

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!

An Amazing Week of Art

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.

Tower Wood 2016

We all had a great time at Tower Wood, here are the photos…

Tower Wood 2016 – Final Details

Final arrangements!

Sport Relief 2016

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 […]

Lancashire Finals Indoor Athletics

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 ISS Cam Toys

Year 5 used Tim Peake’s mission to ISS as their theme for CAM Toys.

Winter Welly Walk

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!

Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Competition

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, […]

Parents Guide to The New National Curriculum

A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.

Year 5 River Studies in Cuerden Valley

Year 5 went to Cuerden Valley as part of their River Studies Geography topic.

Learning Journeys for reading, writing and maths.

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 […]

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

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.

Our Visit to Nîmes 2015

20 children from Years 5 and 6 have just returned from an amazing week with their friends in Nîmes.

SPAR Bowling Competition

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 Guild Performance.

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.

Art Week in year 5

Year 5 art was inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella.

Jubilee CD recording

An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.

A Wonderful Art Week

This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.

Year 5 Retreat Day with Animate Youth Team at Lowe House

Year 5 enjoyed a Retreat Day with Animate at Lowe House St Helens. the theme was ‘Love thy neighbour’.

Thank you from our friends in Nimes

Thankyou from our French friends in Nimes.

Reading tips for parents

St Oswald’s welcomes visitors from Nimes

Our French visitors arrived safely and ready for an exciting, action packed week at St Oswald’s.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at Hutton Grammar

St Oswald’s Choir were Amazing!

St Oswald’s Cat Watch 2014

Our science investigation: Where do our cats go when they go out and about?

Dress-up Day for Home of Hope

Year 5 raise funds for the Home of Hope in India.

Football Remembers 2014

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.

Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

Year 5/6 Athletics Victory!

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!

Henry Priestman Visits St Oswald’s

Click the link above to see Henry working with our Year 5 and 6 classes. More to follow!

Year 5 River Studies trip to Cuerden Valley

Year 5 had a rewarding day at Cuerden Valley in spite of the weather.

St Oswald’s FC

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 Explore the Moon

Year 5 have been exploring the Moon’s surface.

Blast Off!

Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.

Rocket science on Super Learning Day.

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 fever hits St Oswalds.

World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!

Year5 at Borwick Hall

Year 5 had a fantastic 3 days at Borwick Hall.

Year 5 Cooking

Year 5 having a great time practising their cooking skills.

Year 5 Healthy Heart

We have been learning all about the heart in Science by handling and disecting real hearts.

Year 5 Indian Art

We have been learning about the Indian culture, we have tried Henna hand decorating, Rangoli patterns and Elephant art.

Year 5 Toys Using Cam Mechanisms

Year 5 have been investigating the movement created by a cam mechanism by making a variety of moving toys.

Year 5 Cuerden Valley Visit

Year 5 visited the Cuerden Valley Trust to support their geography topic about rivers.

Y5 Maths Targets

Here are the maths targets that Y5 are working towards this year.

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Check out these movies made by Year 5! Sports day, cycling, dancing………..  

Year 5′s Enterprise Stall

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!

Year 5 are now proficient cyclists!

Click the link to see the video made by Millie, Toby and Abigail!

Year 5′s trip to Tower Wood

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.

Year 5 are off to Tower Wood tomorrow, 24th April

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′s Junk Musical Instruments

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.

National Science and Engineering Week – breaking news!

Read about the results of our research into the greatest inventions or discoveries ever.

Yr5 Henna Hands

Yr5 designed, crafted and painted their own Henna patterns using air-dry clay.  

Year 5 learn about village life in India with artefacts from Chembakolli

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.

Year 5 – Remember your ingredients to make your lunch next TUESDAY.

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.

Year 5 visit Runshaw College to cook an Indian feast!

Y5 enjoyed an excellent day at Runshaw cooking Indian food, learning about India and dancing, Bollywood style. Here are some photos.

Year 5 make lunch!

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.

Year 5 visit All Hallows for a taster day

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 blog with an Indian village school

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.

Year 5′s moving toys

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.

Year 5′s Jesse Tree

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.

Radio Adverts by Year 5

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!

Year 5 make moving toys

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.

Y5 residential visit meeting

Details of the forthcoming parents’ meeting re the Y5 residential visit!

Breaking News! Practices for D-Day start!

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?

Year 5 bring Bollywood to the Guild Hall

Wow is all I can say! Oh, and very well done, Year 5.
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Year 5 visit the Harris Museum to learn about Ancient Greece

We had an interesting visit to the Harris Museum. Here are some pictures!

Y5 celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Year 5 had a memorable day celebrating the Queen’s first 60 years on the throne in our 1950s outfits!

Our Jubilee Line!

Year 5 Olympic Powerpoint Presentations

Indian Elephants

Aren’t they great? We enjoyed working together to produce these colourful elephants inspired by various Indian artworks.

Year 5 Tie Dye fabric for dancing

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.

Year 5 design and make their own lunch! A delicious and (mostly) healthy lunch was had by all!

Didn’t they do well?! Many thanks to all the helpers. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Rangoli Patterns

Aren’t they colourful?

Year 5 cook lunch again!

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.

Year 5 cook lunch!

The children did a great job of making a buffet lunch for themselves and adult helpers. Thank you to all the volunteers.

Year 5′s European Radio Project

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!

Year 5′s Indian-style henna patterns

We have had fun designing intricate patterns and putting them on our skin with henna!
I wonder how long they will last!

Have a healthy heart!

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 try wearing saris!

Year 5 have been learning how to wrap a sari.  Many thanks to Sue Morris for her time and expertise.  We loved wearing them!

Top Tips for Writing Y5 & Y6

Writing tips to download

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

The Year 5 Reader

Sheet to download

Year 5 Photos

Photos from year 5