Year 5

Please click on the link below to access a guide to the new curriculum in Year 5

                                          Year 5

Please click on the link below to access Curriculum Maps:

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Young Leaders Awards:

Art with Ms Thomas -The Tudors:  Henry VIII and Elizabeth I:

Young Leaders!  Look what Year 5 have being doing!:

Year 5's Rocket Science results have now been submitted the the Royal Horticultural Society!:


Year 5 are completing the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award. As part of this award, one of their challenges was to find out about different charities and choose one to fundraise for. Year 5 chose to find out more about the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, Cancer Research and Unicef.

For their class assembly, 5M decided to present their research to the rest of the school, and let them take part in a vote to decide which charity we should fundraise for as a school.

After the assembly, children from 5M held boxes representing each charity, and everyone was asked to place the token they were given before the assembly in the box of their chosen charity.

Cancer Research was the winning charity with 128 votes – Year 5 will be organising a fundraising activity for this charity in the near future.

18th April 2016: The Rocket Seeds have arrived!!!!

Pupils in Year 5, lead by Mrs Grimshaw, are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.

In September, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

Keighley St. Andrew's CE Primary School will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks. The pupils won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable the pupils to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.

Y5BF are planting the seeds and following the instructions:


Our Year 5 pupils are taking part in the Young Leaders Award this year. We’re really excited to be involved in this programme which has been designed and written by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust. For more information visit


The Young Leaders Award aims to equip young people to be the change they want to see in their local communities, and through a number of interactive lessons and practical challenges our pupils will be involved in serving their community and making a difference. The award is currently available at Key stage 2, 3 and 4, and there are thousands of students across the North of England all taking part in changing their communities for the better. 


We have now launched the programme and look forward to all that our pupils will do to serve the local community. After each of the 5 sessions, the children will be asked to complete a challenge through which they will help to serve the local community. Please see the grid below for detail of the challenges which the children are set after each of the sessions. Some of these challenges may require some parental support. There may also be an opportunity for parents and family members to get involved in the community action project which the children will undertake towards the end of the project.


At the end of the award each student will receive a certificate and we will host an awards ceremony.

    Please click on this to access challenge grid