Home Page

Year 5 Magpies

Magpies are known for their intelligence. We are also resourceful and curious and being part of the upper years team, we are able to gather knowledge and apply this to our daily learning.

Welcome to Y5 Magpies Class


In 5 Magpies, the teacher is Miss Cockle.


PE: Please ensure that PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday.  All items of PE kit should be labelled with the child's name and class. 


Home Learning: All home learning is to be completed in your Home Learning books and will be given on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. 


Team Lead: Mrs Sage

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher or contact the Team Lead. 


Mrs Sage: lappleby@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk


KS2 Lead: Mrs Foster: lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk    



Upcoming Events 


Saturday 16th September: White Rock Festival of Learning 

Tuesday 28th November: Open classrooms from 2.45pm


Academic Year 2017-2018

Autumn Term Curriculum Plan

Autumn Term Curriculum Plan  1

Dance this half term

In Dance in Year 5, we have been using photographs to create dances. We created solos, duets and group dances which then ended in a whole class dance showing the different way photographs are taken and used in everyday life. We had to focus mainly on smooth transitions between each element of the dance. These photographs show us creating photo frames with our bodies.

Science learning

In Science, we have started learning about forces. We were asked to design and make a parachute using: plastic bags, cubes, string, paper, elastic bands and tape. As we were not told the best way to do it, we had to consider how we could balance the weight of the canopy to the cube. We needed to ensure it floated well but not away and also eventually fall to the ground - but not too quickly! After we designed and made our parachutes, we tested them in groups and he results were very surprising. Through doing this, we have learnt about surface area, gravity and air resistance. 

Friday 29th September 2017 - Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Research


Some of the Year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to be invited to join the Macmillian Cancer Research coffee morning at Beverley Park. They were able to decorate their own cakes with butter icing and hundreds and thousands. All the children enjoyed eating them and said they were delicious! Here are some photos of our morning:

Peer discussion on heroes


In connection with our new theme, we have been looking at what makes a person a hero. We realised that all of the heroes we could list were very inspirational people and had qualities and had made sacrifices in order to be that way. 

All of us thought about how we could become inspirational people and listed the qualities we are most proud of and discussed the sacrifices we could make to be an inspiration to other people. This included sacrificing our time to help others or give some our personal belongings to charitable causes. 

Peer discussion on heroes