Oakfield Primary Academy

Transforming lives with exceptional learning - aspiring beyond the expected

Year Five


Year 5 at Oakfield Primary Academy is home to 60 enthusiastic and fantastic individuals. We are fully prepared for a year of hard work, with plenty of rewards along the way! 

Mr Cole is the teacher in Lobster class, supported by Mrs Beasley as the Learning Support Assistant. 

Mr Cooke is the teacher in Penguin class, supported by Mrs Beasley as the Learning Support Assistant. 

Shadow Forest


Year 5 have been looking at the mystery and wonder of Shadow Forest during the Autumn 1 half term. We have been reading Shadow Forest by Matt Haig and using this to help us write formal letters and diary entries. We linked this story and topic to our first area of Science - Materials and their properties.



The Wolves in the Walls


Year 5 will be looking at the 'The Wolves in the Walls' by author Coraline during the Autumn 2 half term. We will be using a variety of different literacy skills including; parenthesis, figurative language and Alan Peat sentences to build towards writing fantastic setting descriptions.

Here is some of the fantastic art work, created by Lobster and Penguin classes inspired by Wolves in the walls.

Crime and Punishment


Year 5 will be looking at Crime and Punishment through the ages during the Autumn 2 half term. We will be using a variety of primary, secondary ad tertiary sources to research about different punishments given for various crimes over the years. We will be creating some fantastic information text about Tudor crime and punishment and building times lines.

Design and Technology


Year 5 have spent a week designing some clay monsters to hold a small quantity of sweets. We have evaluated previous designs and written instruction texts to inform others how they can also create these fantastic masterpieces.

It's a Wild, Wild World


Year 5 will be looking at natural disasters, including; earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis during the Spring 1 term focussing on a historical volcanic eruption in Japan. We aim to use information about the catastrophic event to write informative news reports and information texts.

Condover Hall


Year 5 spent 3 days at Condover Hall in Shrewsbury on a residential trip during the Autumn 1 half term. They took part in a range of fantastic educational activities during their time there and have made memories for life.



Year 5 will be looking at computer coding with the hopes of creating their own game. Have a practice at coding using Scratch via the link below.




Year 5 have started the year by looking at Place Value of numbers up to 1 million, Adding and Subtracting up to 6 digit numbers and Multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 2 digit number.

We will be looking at a variety of different methods for multiplication and division too.



Below is a link to a YouTube video explaining how to use the Singapore Bar Model method to solve word problems.


Maths Games!

Hit the Button - Multiplication and Division


Multiplication - Match the answer


Speedy Way - Multiplication Race


Granny Racing - Multiplication Race


Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race


Fairy Land Fun - Multiplication Fairies


Cone Crazy - Division Penguin Ice Creams


Times Table Songs

Why not listen to these tunes and have a go at practicing your times tables to Mr Cole's songs.



Year 5 have been looking at properties of materials. We have investigated how to separate mixtures of materials and which materials are thermal insulators and conductors.