School Logo

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


5CS - Nadia Nadim class

When choosing a class role model for 5CS, Miss Silver wanted to pick someone relatively unknown, to educate others about an inspiring person they may not have heard of. Nadia Nadim is a young woman who proves that you can achieve your hopes and dreams, no matter what your life circumstances are. She dreams big, works incredibly hard, and is hugely proud of her roots as a refugee from Afghanistan.


Composite photo of Nadia Nadim playing football on the left, speaking into a microphone on the right and, inset in the centre, as a lilttle girl with another child.




5DB - Muhammad Ali class

Mr Barham has chosen Muhammad Ali as an inspiration because he cared for the oppressed and was brave when standing up for himself and when expressing his beliefs. He used his platform as a boxing superstar to speak out against racial segregation.


Black and white photo of Muhammad Ali in mid speech, with a bank of microphones in front of him, gesturing with his right hand.




Meet the team


Head and shoulders photo of Miss Perkins.Miss Perkins

I am a new member of the Year 5 team. In my spare time (and around the school) I love gardening. I have a lovely dog called Willow who loves to be pampered and groomed. I have been part of the Hillcrest team for a very long time.  



Head and shoulders photo of Mr Barham.Mr Barham

Believe it or not, this is my fourth year at Hillcrest. I am delighted to be moving into the Year 5 team. The curriculum is incredibly exciting and I'm sure both the staff and pupils will benefit extensively from the wide variety of fun and fascinating topics.  


This year I am continuing to lead Music with the support of Mr Redshaw, and I am also the schools new head of PE. Both great subjects link closely with my own passions and interests - as in my spare time, I love to play piano and guitar, and am also very keen on playing squash, running, martial arts and swimming. 



Head and shoulders photo of Miss Silver.Miss Silver

I’m very excited to be working in Year 5 alongside my trusty teaching assistant, Miss Perkins. I am very much looking forward to teaching a whole range of new enquiries – particularly the one about space! I love the outdoors and have a passion for all things ‘eco'. You can often find me in the allotments digging up the pesky weeds, and planting a range of fruits and vegetables. Outside of school I enjoy going on long walks with my dog Reggie and love swimming (although I don’t go as often as I should!). This year I am Geography lead.  



Head and shoulders photo of Miss Slotwinska.Miss Slotwinska

I have many hobbies such as reading, writing and singing. I also like to do quiet things like meditation and spending time with my baby in the park. I am very excited to be part of the Year 5 team this year and look forward to working with such an amazing group of children.



Term 3 Newsletter - January 2022


What a great couple of terms we have had in Year 5. They have rocked out in Rock Band, became scientists through exploring materials and their properties, and became geographers, finding out about Bristol’s twin cities. Let’s not forget about Year 5 being an incredible bunch of campers. Everyone has settled in amazingly and the energy and enthusiasm from the children makes everything worth it. Over the past two terms, Year 5 have published some incredible pieces of writing including Myths and Legends, Persuasive leaflets and Newspaper reports and have truly written for the reader with each genre.


Just So You Know…

Moving forward into Term 3, we have many exciting experiences planned for the children.


As Authors, we will be publishing another two pieces of writing, one fiction (writing in the role of an astronaut) and one non-fiction (Non-chronological reports). We will use a variety of literacy skills to prepare for this, and continue to focus on bespoke SPaG and reading comprehension sessions.


As Scientists we will be looking at ‘Earth and Space’ under the enquiry ‘What does Earth look like from our Solar System?’  We will be finding out about the planets in our solar system and the Earth’s relationship with the Sun and Moon.


As Mathematicians we will be continuing with ‘Multiplication and Division’ and ‘Area and Perimeter.’ We will also continue to work through our daily times tables challenges, with the 8x tables as the next challenge.


Additionally, we will be swimming at Hengrove Leisure Centre every Tuesday morning from 8th February. This will require that your child brings in a swimsuit (one-piece only), towel, goggles and a swim hat if your child has long hair.


Please continue to bring PE kits in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Swimming will replace Tuesday's PE lessons from 8th February)


Important Dates:

Tuesday 15th February – Little Kitchen workshop

Tuesday 8th February – 5th April – Swimming


As always, if you ever have any questions, worries or concerns, our doors are always open.


Kind regards

The Year 5 Team

Miss Silver, Mr Barham, Miss Perkins and Miss Slotwinska


Term 3 Timetable


Happy Campers

Day 2

Today was all about getting our hands dirty and helping to keep the farm running. We even missed the worst of Storm Barra.

Feeding time

Still image for this video

Feeding time

Still image for this video

Feeding time

Still image for this video

Day 1

Year 5 have had a great first day at camp. They have built dens, danced and sang around a camp fire, had a farm fresh veg or meat pie and now are relaxing in front of a movie or playing board games. 

Happy Birthday Bella and Harris

Still image for this video

Dancing Penguins

Still image for this video

Water-proof shelters?

Still image for this video

Water-proof shelters?

Still image for this video

Water-proof shelter?

Still image for this video

Water-proof shelter?

Still image for this video

Water-proof shelters?

Still image for this video