Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Long-Melton

Mrs Long-Melton

Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Elian

Mrs Elian

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bird

Mrs Bird

Teaching Assistant


We would like to thank you very much for the very generous gifts and cards that you have bought us,  we really appreciate it. 

Thank you also for your support all year, we have absolutely loved teaching your fantastic children and we know they will all be amazing in year 6.

Enjoy the Summer break, 

Mrs Long-Melton, Mrs Elian and Mrs Bird


We had a fantastic last day together in Year 5, we enjoyed time together, sang some songs to celebrate England being in the Euro 2020 finals and had an award ceremony. 

(See the gallery at the bottom of the page for more photographs).

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A big well done to our children of the term:



In March we wrote to Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford to ask him to help us make a difference with climate change after the COVID lockdowns had been so positive for the environment.  Unbelievably he responded to all 30 of our letters and came into our class today to hand deliver them. We had the chance to ask him lots of questions about the environment, the Houses of Parliament and even the Prime Minister.

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We were really lucky this week to have two members of our class play the baritone horn and piano for us. Well done both of you, you've worked really hard and we are all very impressed 🎵🎶

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We have all had a brilliant day at Moorland Discovery Centre. What an amazing start to our rivers topic.
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(See more photographs of our day in the gallery below).


Well done to our two amazing Junior Road Safety officers for winning a quiz against other Rotherham schools 😃 




All year we have been colouring in kindness squares for any independent acts of kindness. When we reached 100 we celebrated with some fun with the parachute.

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We have had a brilliant space themed day today .  We started the day making sundials which we monitored throughout the day.  We then had a fantastic VR tour of the solar system stopping at the planets for an investigation.  After that we tried space food and rated it out of 5 - the vanilla ice cream sandwich was our favourite.  We then trained like astronauts, testing our reactions, memory and fine motor skills when wearing big gloves.  

VR solar system tour
Trying astronaut food

(See the gallery for more space day photos)

Smash Saturday – April Page Prompt – baking and making in bristol

Welcome back, we hope you have had a relaxing Easter break.

Our class newsletter is now in the documents section of the class page - Newsletter - Summer 1

There are some new photographs of what we have been up to since returning to school in the photo gallery so make sure you have a look at those. 

Don't forget our new school virtual library is there to explore -   Virtual library



8th March 2021

Welcome Back to 8G! | Astley Park School

Welcome back!  It has been wonderful to have all the children back together in the classroom today.  They all settled back in brilliantly and we are looking forward to getting started with our SPACE topic in the next few days.    



Thank you all for your support this year.  We hope you have a great Christmas and here's to a  happy, healthy 2021.  Love from Mrs Long-Melton, Mrs Elian and Mrs Bird xxx

Click this link to hear our amazing Christmas song:  

Year 5 Christmas Song - This Christmas Time



COVID-19 didn't stop Santa catching up with Wales Primary School.  Santa spoke to all our children via Zoom straight from the North Pole.  Thankfully all of Year 5 were on the nice list .


There were Santa's everywhere at our Santa dash today 🎅🏼. Thanks Miss Harley for organising it, we had brilliant fun. 


Wow Year 5 know how to party!!  We had a brilliant time playing games, dancing and even having a snowball fight! (See the gallery for more photos)







A big well done to our two children of the term. We are so proud of you both and are very lucky that you're in our class. Enjoy your celebratory McDonalds 🤩

Everyone enjoyed the Polar Express Christmas movie, candy cane and hot chocolate afternoon.  It's really starting to feel Christmassy now ❄️🚂  


We have really enjoyed our PE lessons with Rotherham Titans this half term .  
A big well done to these two superstars who received a prize from them for the brilliant effort and improvement they have made to their rugby skills.  ðŸ‰ðŸ¤©


We received a lovely letter today from Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford thanking our wonderful children for the pebbles they decorated and placed at the memorial for Remembrance Day  ðŸ¤©

🎄🎄Well done to the three lucky winners of our class purple raffle.  Thank you very much to everyone for donating the brilliant prizes.🎄🎄



12 Days of Christmas Graphics | LoveToKnow

We are having a brilliant time working our way through the 12 Days of Christmas.  So far we have enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas,  doing a Christmas quiz, creating some Christmas themed art and watching a fantastic Jack and the Beanstalk panto.

Take a look at the gallery for more photos of our Christmas celebrations. 🎄🎄🎄




We are learning to say "Merry Christmas" in different languages - watch the You Tube video at the bottom of our class page to practice at home. 




Year 5 are excited to be taking part in the Wales 12 days of Christmas from Thursday, 3rd December. 

Have a look at the timetable below to see what we are up to:

Year 5 - 12 days of Christmas


We celebrated anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks and creating our own friendly hand art. 


The latest newsletter detailing all of our learning this half term is now available by clicking the link below or looking in the 'Files to download' section of our webpage.

Newsletter - Year 5 - Autumn 2

Children In Need 2020: What to expect this year - CBBC Newsround

We celebrated Children in Need Day  by not wearing our uniforms and also finishing Joe Wicks' 24 hour PE challenge with him.  What an amazing achievement - we were all tired after 20 minutes! 


  Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us to raise more than £400!!! 



Well done to our two new Junior Road Safety Officers - Emily and Aimee.   We know you will do a great job raising awareness of road safety in our school.

Year 5 remembered the soldiers who have fought for our country's freedom.  We painted some pebbles and took them to the war memorial and also made some stained glass poppies to display on the fence outside school.






There was a biscuit thief at Wales Primary School, luckily Year 5  and 6 were there to help solve the crime and find the culprit. (See the gallery area for more photographs).




Some of our children were lucky enough to have a Zoom call with some Rotherham United players to talk about equality and black lives matter.  The children asked some amazing, mature questions.  Well done Freya, Florence, Kayla-Mae, Fraser, Taiyo and Seth - we are very proud of you all.


23rd September

What a brilliant first few weeks we have had back at school.  The Year 5 children have been fantastic and have already wowed us with their learning - we are really proud of them all !  

As you are aware we have now started to send out home learning - a reading comprehension and spellings.  New work will be sent out on a Monday, the children will then have a week to complete it and it should be returned to school the following Monday.  

I will regularly upload photographs of our learning and have posted some photographs of the recent solids, liquids and gases science experiments we have been doing. You can see them in the 'Gallery' section at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions please email me on and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you

Mrs Long-Melton 




3rd September,

The latest newsletter detailing all of our learning this half term is now available by clicking the link below or looking in the 'Files to download' section of our webpage.

Newsletter - Year 5 - Autumn 1

Hi Year 5,

How are you all?  I hope you have had a great Summer break and are all rested and ready for an amazing year - I know I am !  


We have some fantastic topics planned for you and I can't wait to teach you all about them.

Our start and finish times have changed for the beginning of this year so our day now starts at 8:55am and hometime is 3:10pm.

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays and you will need to come to school in full outdoor PE kit.

I am really excited about our class book.  It is called Troofriend, by the author Kirsty Applebaum.  My favourite thing about it is that it is written from the view point of a robot!  See if you can predict what it might be about from the front cover and blurb.


Don't forget to bring in the  piece of home learning you are most proud of for a display in our new classroom.


Enjoy your last week at home and I will see you all on Wednesday 2nd September.

Take care

Mrs Long-Melton






Files to Download

Year 5: News items

Year 5: Gallery items

Year 5 - last day fun, by Mrs Long-Melton

Oreo moon phases, by Mrs Long-Melton

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