Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559

Fairfield Community Primary School

Happiness and High Standards


Year 5

Welcome to Colorado's page. 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: Mr Dempsey

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mahmood


Meet the Teacher


A visit to an allotment

To launch their new topic, South America has visited a local allotment. During the visit, children learned key vocabulary, tasted unusual produce and even planted some bulbs. This topic is connected to geography, science and writing, allowing children to learn through experience.


Brazillian Art and Christmas Cards

We learned lots about Brazil in topic, from the rainforest, to rivers and cities, to artists and more. We combined our learning with our Christmas card designs by producing art in the style of Brazillian artist, Romero Britto.

The Final Frontier...

Space is a big part of our science learning in year 5. We learned about the planets, the movement of the Sun, Moon and Earth, and also the ideas of Geocentricity and Heliocentricity. We shared our learning in a report when we finished the topic.


Poems about Professor Branestawm

In South America, we read 'The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm'. In our writing lessons, we wrote poems based on limericks, then created performances in groups as characters from the book.

Testing the effect of weight on air resistance

South America investigated how air resistance was affected by weight. They made parachutes then added weights (paperclips), measuring the time taken to land every time they added a new weight. The results were then plotted on a graph.

Online Safety

We have been learning about data handling in computing, using Numbers on the iPad to produce spreadsheets. We found some statistics about internet use and internet safety. We produced charts and graphs to help us understand what the data shows us. This prompted a deep discussion, which used as a basis to share what we had learned.


Earth and Space

Year Five have been learning about Earth and Space. They made models to help their understanding of the movement of the Earth and Moon in relation to the Sun.