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


Useful websites

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

White Rose Daily Maths Problems 

Oxford Owl ebooks - Class Login – sto56  Password – 1234

Easter Resources




Internet Safety:
OnlineSafety Guidelines

Online Safety Home learning 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

This is a simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France, Joyeuses Paques!

Easter – Holy Week

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


Year 5 Home Learning

Some activities and top tips for home learning.

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.

Home and Family Guidelines for online safety

Important information!

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