Category Archives: Year 5

Year 5 Taster Day at South Craven

Strike a pose!


The Year 5 children enjoyed a taste of secondary school life on their visit to South Craven today. Working in different groups, they were given a sporting or performance experience in the morning (dodgeball and cricket, drama or dance) and a technology experience in the afternoon (making a torch keyring).

We hope they all enjoyed the day and perhaps are already looking forward to the opportunities that we will come their way from September 2019!


5 Mars Book of the Week

5 Mars shared ‘Charlie Bone and the Hidden King’ as their book of the week. Enjoy reading it!

Year 5 at Rewind to Easter




On Tuesday this week, our Year 5 children enjoyed their trip to Silsden Methodist Church for the ‘Rewind to Easter’ activities. Many thanks to all the organisers and volunteers from Silsden churches who helped put together an educational and fun morning!

Year 5 Astronaut Day


5…4…3…2…1 -> Year 5 are go!

Today, the children entered Silsden Primary Space Academy to experience what it would be like to train as an astronaut. Throughout the day, they undertook a series of challenges (all based on real astronaut training tasks) to test their physical, mental and communication skills.

Highlights included a bleep test in the hall, a tricky numerical memory test, a repetitive origami task and a maze with reverse controls!

All children (worryingly?) are now fully-certificated qualified astronauts!

5 Saturn Signing Off…

Responsibility and relationships have been the words of the day in 5 Saturn as we enter our final week.

The children are putting the finishing touches to their wonderful ‘Land of Neverbelieve’ English projects showing how well they can work independently and responsibly. And in computing, the class welcomed our Y1 friends from Swallows this morning to join us to play the simple and fun addition games we have created in coding lessons. The Y1 children all really enjoyed the session, in large part due to way that the class welcomed, and looked after, them. It was great to see so many fantastic relationships skills on show!

Well done Saturn this year – you have shown real effort to develop so that you are ready to take on the challenges of Year 6!
Best of luck to you all,
Mr Pickering




A Watery Week for Year 5

The Year 5 children managed to fit in not one but two trips out of school last week!

The first was to the Yorkshire Water Treatment Works at Headingley. The classes learnt about all the ‘baddies’ in water and the process undertaken at the Works to clean them out.

Closer to home, the children also took a trip down to the canal to learn about the history of a boat called ‘The Kennet‘ that is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Volunteers told us all about how the boat was made, the history of the canal, locks and many other things. The highlight for most was seeing the cabin where the boat workers slept and ate – it was rather snug!

U11s boys football

On Tuesday afternoon it was our year 5 and 6 boys team’s turn to play in a competition at Marley.

The team won 2, drew 1 and lost 2 of their group games. Unfortunately they didnt qualify for the knockout rounds but they played really well and had an enjoyable time.

Well done Ethan, Joe, Sam, James, Alfie, Archie and Jack.

Year 5 Tag Rugby Tournament

12 children from Year 5 today represented Hothfield in a tag rugby tournament at Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars. An impressive 14 local schools were taking part and we were drawn in what turned out to be the so-called ‘Group of Death’ alongside Long Lee, Glusburn and Worth Valley.

We dominated our first match against Worth Valley and were unlucky to be pegged back to a 2-2 draw (Rio scored the 2 tries). The second match vs. Glusburn was a more one-sided affair which we won by an impressive 4 tries to 1 (Alfie 3, Mitchell 1). That left a winner-takes-all match against high-flying Long Lee, who had won their opening 2 matches. It was a fast-paced, high quality contest with tries galore that was richly enjoyed by our onlooking support from the stands. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the final 5-4 scoreline (tries from Sulaiman, Mitchell, Archie and Alfie).

All members of the squad contributed superbly to a valiant effort and it says a lot that Long Lee went on to win the whole tournament. It has been great to see so many of the Y5 children enthused by the tag-rugby sessions this term and a pleasure to share the trip to Cougar Park with them today.

Squad: Alfie, Archie, Edward BC, Elouise, Holly, James I, Katelyn, Mitchell, Natalia, Rio, Sam B, Sulaiman

Netball

Our final set of fixtures for the season saw us win 9-0 and 4-2 to finish second in the league overall.

We have qualified for the Bradford Summer School Games.

Ellie was awarded our player of the season award. 

Year 5 Rewind to Easter

Our Year 5 children today enjoyed the annual ‘Rewind to Easter’ session at Silsden Methodist Church. The event, organised by Christian Links in Keighley Schools (CLiKS) with Churches Together in Silsden, gave the children the opportunity to learn more about the Easter story, put their craft skills into practice to decorate seed pots and to work enthusiastically with community volunteers.

The children were a real credit to Hothfield this morning, showing how effectively they can work together as a year group. The volunteers particularly noticed how polite they all were and how well they helped each other with the activities.