Our favourite books and authors…

This week in Year 5 we have been discussing our favourite books and authors. We have looked at lots of different genres and spoken about which are our favourite and why. Some children completed a book review for their favourite book for our ‘Recommendation Wall’, myself and Miss Tate have put up our recommendations too. These will be changed each half term so that the children can use it to help them when choosing a new book and perhaps persuade them to try out a different genre. We are also building a class book tower to see how many books we read collectively over the year. We are hoping to reach the ceiling soon!   

Viking artefacts…

On Friday 12th October Year 5 had a Visit from Mr Wike who brought in lots of  Viking artefacts in. He showed us many different things like the armour and weapons Vikings would have used and what they would have used too cook and eat their meals. The children were able to try on the different clothes and armour and handle many of the different artefacts. The children had lots of questions that they wanted to ask Mr Wike and he was able to answer them. We learnt lots of new facts about the Vikings. A big thank you to Mr Wike for visiting our class.  

Viking Coins

This week in art we have been sketching Viking Coins. We were lucky enough to have some Viking coins brought into school so that we could look at the coins closely and feel them. We were very surprised by how light and thin the coins were compared to our coins today. The coins were used to help us to capture the fine detail of the coins when sketching.

Here are some of our sketches.



Welcome to Class LH

Welcome to Year 5.

I am really excited to be your child’s class teacher and part of Brierley Church of England School.

As your child moves into upper Key Stage 2, we will be focusing on developing the exceptional skills which they have already acquired, with a particular focus on their independence; developing them into mature and confident learners.

Our Christian Values will continue to be focus throughout the year and will underpin all we do in Year 5.

The Year 5 team includes Miss Harker (class teacher), Miss Tate (support staff) and Mrs Burke (support staff).

We are all more than happy to help you and your child so please feel free contact anyone of us at any time in order for us to provide you with as much support as possible.

We have had a fantastic and positive start to the year so far, the children have really impressed me with not only their Maths and Literacy skills but also with their level of maturity and teamwork in the classroom.

We made a great start with our topic this week and we will be exploring and finding out more interesting facts about Vikings next week.  

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays this year.

Supporting your child with completing homework each week and also reading regularly will really help with their development and ensure they are on track for Year 5.

Thank you for all your support,

Miss Harker
Class Teacher


Welcome to your New Class

back to school

Understanding Sikhism

In our RE studies this term Class AH have been learning about some of the special times in the Sikh calendar.  One of these is Baisakhi, a celebration of the start of the Khalsa, which is the foundation of the Sikh faith.

We made flower garlands, enjoyed special treats, dressed in fine clothing and danced to Bangra. Baisakhi is a fun festival!

Would you want to be a Roman?

Class AH have been busy learning about the Romans and today we had a chance to find out how it felt to be part of the Roman army.

We learnt lots of facts, checked out some interesting artefacts, played Roman games and then practised marching in formation, being gladiators, as well as re-enacting the battle of Boudicca v Romans.

It was a great day and lots of fun!

Another great performance from Brierley School!

Classes EF and AH competed in the recent ‘Team Activ’ multi-skills event at Outwood Academy Shafton, well done all of you!