Crossley Street Primary School

'Inspiring today to achieve tomorrow.'

Headteacher- Mr Gavin Hirst


Year 5 - Miss Levine




We really enjoyed our skipping workshop last week. It was such fun!


During English we have been reading 'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' by Dave Shelton, which we are really enjoying. We have just found out that an unusual visitor left a comic on the boat which is written in another language. We had to try and work out what the comic (Komic) said. When we realised it was only the middle section, we invented our own beginning and ending.


In Maths we have been learning about Roman Numerals. We used coloured pencils to show some different numerals for our partner to guess. 

Moral Message

For the Moral Message 'I keep going when things are difficult', we had a complicated Greek pot jigsaw to cut out and assemble. Although it was quite tricky, we all kept going and persevering and co-operated well with others to offer help and support.

Welcome back to school - I hope you all had a brilliant summer and are ready for the exciting challenges of

Year 5!

Ballroom Dancing

Over 6 sessions we learnt the cha cha, pasodoble swing and waltz. After getting over the initial fact that we would have to hold hands!! We worked incredibly hard in only 6 hours to master the dances to perform to parents. Well done Year 5!!

Day in the Life of a Secondary School Pupil

We had a brilliant day at Wetherby High School being secondary school pupils. We took part in DT, Art, Drama, Computing and a coaching session. We made spaghetti and marshmallow towers in DT, created freeze frames in drama, did line drawings in Art and coding in Computing. It was so much fun! 

Debate - 'Should horses be used for work?'

After reading Black Beauty, we held a debate about whether horses should be used for work. Everyone had very persuasive arguments but the overall vote was against the motion.

Our Greek Performance

We worked in groups to write our own Greek myths then made props, masks and a Greek banquet before performing to the whole school and parents. Everyone worked so hard and had such fun!


We used our knowledge of shapes to create nets of 3D shapes. Following this, we discussed all the properties for each shape!

Greek Day

We had a brilliant Greek Day! John came in and spoke to us about Ancient Greeks. We learned loads of new facts and even got to try on some Ancient Greek costumes.

Our Amazing World Book Day Costumes!

World Book Day Potatoes!

Here are Year 5's book character potatoes: The Seven Dwarfs, Captain Underpants, Cat in the Hat and Snow White             to name a few! They are all brilliant, well done!


Children were very competitive completing orienteering activities around school.

Langdale Residential

Everyone had an amazing time at Langdale in February. Take a look at a snapshot of the activities the children took part in. The children really enjoyed fire making, team challenges, den building, hiking, archery and rocket making!

Fire Making at Langdale

Team Challenges at Langdale

Flex Dance

Children are learning a Bollywood dance routine.


Quicksticks Hockey at Wetherby High School


Year 5 went to Wetherby High School for a Quicksticks hockey lesson.

Everyone had a great time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Using Scratch for programming

Children worked with a partner to use Scratch to develop games. Children used logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work. They designed and wrote a script, chose a character and background to make their algorithm work for the maze game. Once children played their game, they were able to evaluate and debug.

Ukulele Lessons

Each week children take part in ukulele lessons. So far we have learnt to play and sing Jingle Bells and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. Everyone is learning the chords really quickly and having so much fun!

Serena Hall

Children studied the artist Serena Hall and her work. They painted a picture in the style of Serena Hall. Every child’s painting is amazing! They should be very proud of themselves.