Year 5: Gallery

Author Visit- Murray Lachlan Young, by Miss Young

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 4:12pm

Murray Lachlan Young and the Action Transport Team visited KS2 and delivered a fabulously funny assembly. Before Y5 and 6 created their own stories, with the help of Murray and Joe using juxtapositions as their inspiration. 

Sports day, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 22nd Jun 2019 @ 10:44am

Thank you to everyone who supported our Sports Day this year. It was great to see and hear the support for all the children taking part, your cheers and claps were huge motivators! The weather was fabulous and a great day was had by all.

Thank you to those who supported the PTA by purchasing raffle tickets. There were some amazing prizes - our Year 6 pupils did a great job of writing letters to companies to encourage them to donate prizes. We raised a total of £216! 

Space-themed PTA cake sale and coffee afternoon this Friday , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 5th Feb 2019 @ 4:52pm

The force is calling you from a galaxy far, far away! 




From 3pm on Friday 8th February 2019

in the School Hall


It’s time to get your imagination working over time. Think out of this world (literally) for our Space Themed bake sale this Friday. 

We can’t wait to see your creations!


Tea and coffee available 

Prizes for the best entries from each class.


Please label cakes with your child’s name and year group and give to class teachers or the school office on the day.


Please bake and buy generously. All proceeds raised go to the PTA

If you wish to support the cake sale but don’t wish to bake, shop bought cakes are always well appreciated.



We would also be grateful to any of you who can help set up or sell on the day - just reply email to let us know!

Christmas lunch, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 1:52pm

We enjoyed a tasty Christmas lunch today. Thank you to everyone involved in preparing and serving the meal. We listened to festive Christmas music whilst we ate. It was exciting pulling our crackers and reading the jokes inside!

A special thank you to Mrs Stark, Mrs Maddocks and Ms Denham for preparing the food , to our governors who came in to help serve the food and to staff who gave up part of their lunchtime to ensure the lunch went smoothly. 

Y5 First Aid - Mini Medics, by Mrs Percival

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 10:45am

Today we were learning First Aid. We learnt how to do CPR and how to put a casualty into the recovery position, as well as how to help someone who is choking. Fabulous life saving skills! 

Year 5 fire safety visit, by Mrs Woodward

Date: 12th Feb 2018 @ 3:36pm

Today we had a visit from the fire service, who spoke to us about fire safety in the home. We then got to see around the fire engine and experience the smoke tent. 

Exploring the planets in year 5, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 5th Feb 2018 @ 3:30pm

Today year 5 children enjoyed finding out about the different planets in the solar system.

Year 5 learn about conservation at Chester Zoo, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 16th Jul 2017 @ 1:44pm

Year 5 had a fabulous visit to Chester Zoo on Friday, increasing our understanding of how the zoo supports conservation.

A special thank you to Jonny, Calum, Izzy, Charlie, Eva and Emma for planning our route and leading us around the zoo. They built in time for us to make notes on the differing levels of risk animals are under which will support our work back in class this week.

As always, our Year 5 pupils were a credit to Oldfield with their exemplary behaviour and positive enthusiasm and engagement in the day. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Mondrian art, measure and area in Year 5, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Jun 2017 @ 10:43am

We had great fun today measuring and calculating the area of rectangular shapes before putting them together in the style of Piet Mondrian.

Interactive maths day at Bishop's High School, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Jun 2017 @ 10:22am

Eight of our Year 5 pupils represented Oldfield on Monday at an Interactive maths day held at Bishop's High School.

Everyone really enjoyed calculating measurements of various pyramid shapes and exploring Bishop's High School to solve word problems.

Their favourite part of the day was the Village Challenge. Each group was given a budget of £125 and had to use this to purchase materials for the village they were constructing. We were thrilled to see the Oldfield group working productively as a team, coming first in this challenge.

Thank you to Bishop's High School staff for coordinating the event. Our children had a great day and came back even more enthused about maths and about Bishop's.

Hinduism in Year 5, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 25th Jun 2017 @ 2:41pm

Our Year 5 pupils have split themselves into five teams to research different aspects of Hinduism. They will then share their findings to the rest of the class.


Diwali team - Thomas, Nathan, Sarah, Ben, Calum

Rama and Sita team - Charlie, Amelie, Jonny, Alex

Worship team - Cameron, Harry, Ruben

Family life team - Lucy, Connie, Olivia, Amelia, Shannon, Emma, Ruby, Macie, Poppy

Artefacts and symbols team - Sophia, Ryan, Matthew Y, Izzy, Ewan, Oscar, Eva, Lewis U, Matthew P

Y5 Story Boxes, by Mr Brown

Date: 27th May 2017 @ 7:24pm

Mrs Mabbott was extremely happy with the homework activity year 5 completed. Can you guess the story? 

Y5 Conway April 2017 Wednesday, by Mr Brown

Date: 26th Apr 2017 @ 11:23am


We have packed and had breakfast.

One group are climbing, two are on the ropes and zip.


Y5 Conway April 2017 Tuesday, by Mr Brown

Date: 25th Apr 2017 @ 8:09am


Y5 Monday Conway April 2017, by Mr Brown

Date: 24th Apr 2017 @ 12:22pm

Y5 Conway 2017

We had a great first day at the Conway Centre on Anglesey. Two groups climbed and had a go at the ropes course and the zip wire. Everyone had a great time. For tea we had either sausage, fish or pasta followed by a cream muffin. We visited the shop, played on the park and then had a go at the Nightline. We finished the day off with some supper and a DVD. 

Judaism in Year 5, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 29th Mar 2017 @ 11:32am

Year 5 are enjoying finding out about the Jewish faith. We have been doing research into synagagoues and finding out what they are used for. After Easter we are going to be investigating Jewish artefacts and learning about their significance in the Jewish faith.

Designing Sandals, by Mrs Woodward

Date: 10th Mar 2017 @ 3:31pm

We had a lot of fun today designing and making our own sandals.

Y5 work on charities, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 3rd Mar 2017 @ 5:12pm

As part of our RE work we have been looking at the purpose and impact of charities on society. Following research into two charities - Christian Aid and Islamic Relief - we planned how we would set up a charity of our own. We enjoyed creating posters to promote our charities.

Y5 Global World Book Day, by Mrs Percival

Date: 2nd Mar 2017 @ 6:50pm

We had a lovely day today concentrating on World Book Day with a global theme. We read an African tale and listened to some beautiful African music while we were working on our writing based on the book.

Don't skip breakfast workshop in Year 5 , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 27th Oct 2016 @ 11:12am

Our Year 5 children have enjoyed taking part in a workshop led by the HealthBox Community Interest Company. Seona Dunne (a public health nutritionalist) and Jess Conner delivered the informative workshop which increased our awareness of what constitutes a healthy diet and why breakfast is so important.

Y5 children working on an exciting writing project with Antony Lishak, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 6th Oct 2016 @ 11:38am

What gift will you use to ignite the world?

Our Year 5 children have enjoyed working with Antony Lishak today on an exciting writing project. Mr Lishak is an author who writes fiction, non-fiction and historical stories. He has given us some of the books that he has written - one called Stars about people risking their lives to save others. It took him 8 years to research this book.

We asked him some questions to find out a bit more about him.

Where do you do your writing?

He has a writing shed. Sometimes he writes on paper, sometimes on the computer, sometimes he plans it out in his head. He is always thinking about possible story opportunities.

Where do you get your inspiration for writing from?

From everyday life. He believes we all have the ability to create stories in our head and if we listen to our imagination we'll be amazed at what stories we'll find.

He loves starting the story in a way that makes the reader stop and react, feeling that they desperately want to read more.

Which of the books that you've written is your favourite?

Stars. His second favourite is Henry's Boots.

How many books have you written?

Well over 100 - although he's only had 30 pubished. His message is, don't give up! If you want to be an author, persevere.

How old were you when you wrote your first book?

6 years of age - according to his mother!


Mr Lishak introduced the project, encouraging us to develop our ideas on what is important to us and consider how we can improve our world in light of this. Over the next few weeks we will be writing about these ideas and once our written work is completed he will put our pieces into a book, along with work completed by other children in neighbouring schools. 

Topical issues written about today included war, homelessness, hunger, animal cruelty, global warming and poor educational opportunities.


To find out more about Antony Lishak, please use the link below:

Music production and composition in Year 5, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 7th Jun 2016 @ 2:41pm

Thank you to James Wyatt from Music for Life who has been working with our Year 5 children over the last few weeks. Our Year 5s have enjoyed learning how to use Garage Band on the iPad. Our budding musicians are producing and composing their own music.

Year 5 Outdoor Learning, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 16th May 2016 @ 7:48pm

We had fun learning how to pronounce and respond to actions in French.

Jodrell Bank , by Mrs Woodward

Date: 10th May 2016 @ 7:19pm

Y5 at the Conway Centre, by Mrs Percival

Date: 20th Apr 2016 @ 10:04am

We had an amazing time at the Conway Centre, have a look at what we got up to.

Contact the School

Oldfield Primary School

Green Lane
Vicars Cross

Main Contact: Headteacher Mr Alan Brown or Bursar Mrs Louise McComb

Tel: 01244 981772

SEN Contact: Mrs Nikki Bailey

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