Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page!

Hello and such a warm welcome to Year 5. My name is Miss Britland and I will be teaching Year 5 this year working very closely with my wonderful colleague Mrs Taylor (HLTA). This year we are lucky to work alongside Coach Paul Gallagher (Rossendale Leisure Trust) who delivers PE and also Miss Lord (Lancashire Music Service) who delivers Music concentrating on brass instruments.

Hoop Dance

On Monday 10th September, Year 5 got to get their dancing shoes on and experienced Hoop Dance! As the photographs suggest, the children absolutely loved the burst of energetic hula-hooping.

Roald Dahl Day!

On Thursday 13th September, we had the wonderful and mesmerising Caroline come and visit us from the Lancashire Library Services to launch our Roald Dahl Day Spectacular! Caroline introduced us a whole new world of Roald Dahl’s Songs and Verse and The Witches. Caroline also gave Year 5 a tough decision to make… Miss Britland or Mrs Taylor to be Mr Twit… Miss Britland it was! Year 5 and Caroline recited a section of The Twits and added the relevant foods to Mr Twits (Miss Britland’s) beard.


Mad Science Assembly

On Monday 17th September Year 5 were really excited when we had a real Mad Scientist come to visit us at Britannia. He showed us lots of different Science experiments!

All the other formalities…

Homework is due in on a Thursday and is set every half term. Children must complete all the red stars and one yellow star each week alongside comprehension which is set fortnightly. Bug Club is not compulsory but we still actively encourage children to read as often as they can.

Marvellous Me is an app (iPhone and Android) which we will be using in Year 5 daily. It will be used to notify you of the brilliant and hard work we are completing, reminders of up and coming events in school and letters which are given out at the end of the school day.

Mrs Taylor and I are really keen to know our children’s achievements, no matter what they are. If your child has any achievements at home, please do email me: and we will celebrate this by placing it into our Year 5 WOW Book.

See our Autumn 1 Newsletter: Y5 Autumn 1 Newsletter