Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards

Welcome to Dolphins

Year 5


Welcome to Dolphins Class. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the curriculum can also be found on the Curriculum Overview page. 

Teacher: Miss Duffy

Teaching Assistant: Miss Daniels


School opens at 8.45am and ends at 3:15pm.   

P.E Days - Tuesday and Wednesday  (plain black shorts or joggers, plain white T shirt, school jumper or cardigan, sensible trainers)

Homework - Times Table Rockstars (15 games), Spelling Shed (2 lists - 5 games each), Maths Shed (Quiz) (1 quiz)

Welcome to Year Five!

We are the Determined Dolphins!

Our class teacher is Miss Duffy, we also have Miss Daniels helping us with our learning. We try our best everyday and take pride in our work. When something is tricky, we persevere and keep on trying. Like dolphins, we are a family and we look after each other and encourage each other. We have an exciting, action-packed curriculum which enables us to improve our Maths, English and Reading but also to become geographers, historians, artists, designers, musicians and scientists. Our school motto is “Happiness and High Standards” and we look forward to working in partnership with parents to ensure that every one of our children leaves us as a happy, well rounded, resilient, hardworking individual who strives to do their best in everything they do. We thank you for the invaluable support we know you will provide with this.


Take a look at our exciting long term plan.  We will be very busy! 

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In English we are writing our own non-chronological reports about Emperor Penguins! We experienced how blubber keeps the penguins warm in temperatures of up to -60 degrees! 

We are designing and making our own printing blocks. The first step is to use mosaic tiles and string. Watch this space for more printing techniques and our final piece! 

Dolphins class have designed and made motorised vehicles in D&T! We measured, marked, cut and joined to make a frame, built our own circuits including a motor and switch and used a pulley system to motorise our car. 

Dolphins class enjoying Outdoor Learning! It was cold but sunny and we had so much fun! We played games, got creative and sorted materials by their properties as well as investigating reversible change by freezing different amounts of water in a variety of containers. 

Geography Fieldwork - comparing our community with Innsbruck in Austria

Geography fieldwork - Investigating how litter is impacting our environment. 

My Voice Matters - Mental Health Week

Changes in Materials and Properties of materials in Science as part of our Outdoor Learning.


Previous Learning in Year 5!

Welcome to Dolphin Talk! Our own class platform. As well as researching dolphins, we have been reading the Tin Forest and thinking about the environmental issues that effect us and our beloved dolphins! We listened to Greta Thunberg's speeches and were inspired to create our own. What do you think? 

We have more videos to upload... some are too big so need editing. Watch this space! 

Studying Henry Rousseau!

Previous Learning in Year 5