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Kirkstall 2021 - 2022

Summer Term 2022


 Our class text for the Summer Term is The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Kirkstall have been inspired by the book to write their own story openings. 

In art, we have been looking at the work of Paul Nash and taking inspiration from his work to create our own art. 

Paul Nash was a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars and much of his work represents warfare and soldiers. 

Read more about Paul Nash here

To prepare ourselves for obserational drawing of figures and objects, we learnt about Continuous Line Drawing. Please have a go at home by clicking the link below:

Continuous Line Drawing

Spring Term 2022

Preston Montford Residential, Shropshire

Picnics and team games...


Campfire singalong, toasted marshmallows and a torchlit walk ...

Chilling and chores back at the ranch...

Orienteering ...

Pond dipping...

Fun team games and problem solving!!!

Travelling tunes!

St. Pius Science Day

On 16th March, Kirkstall went to St. Pius to take part in a Science Day.  Take a look at our amazing photos!


This term our class text is Street Child by Berlie Doherty.  The book starts in Victorian London and tells the story of Jim Jarvis, a boy who finds himself orphaned and all alone in the workhouse.  We have also looked at a similar story, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and have already used this story as inspiration for some of our English work, writing journalistic reports about what happens to Oliver when he dares to ask for more food!

The children are now using their journalistic skills to create another report about one of the main historical figures in our history topic, Henry VIII. Kirkstall have been investigating the Tudors Monarchs and in particular Henry VIII.  did you know that Henry had six wives, two of whom he beheaded!  


Autumn Term 2021

A warm welcome to you all from Miss Brennan, Mrs. Dyson, Mrs. Davies and Mr. Hale!


Wow! What an amazing start Kirkstall children have made to Year 5! The corridors are already filling up with displays of work related to our class book, 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver and we even have our very own class wolf! 


Kirkstall have also been getting very sporty in the first couple of weeks with regular runs around our Daily Mile Track, swimming lessons starting and even archery.  In addition to this, they have been loving their French lessons and can now greet each other in French, as well as ask each other how they are. 


We are all extremely proud of the start they have made and can't wait to see the rest of their Year 5 journey!


Kirkstall Stars of the Week

Friday 6th May

Lily is our Engaging English work winner!

Friday 29th April

Mckinnley and Lucy are our Musical Maestros!

Friday 8th April

Ugne, Urte and Pearl are our Reflective RE winners!

Friday 18th March

Adi, Theo, Ugne and Sam are our Super Scientists!

Friday 11th March

Rosie and Logan are our Marvellous Mathematicians!

Friday 4th March

Adi and Charlie are our dance experts!

Friday 25th February

Alfie and Brooke are our amazing artists!

Friday 11th February

Alex and Urte are our dynamic diversity learners!

Friday 4th February

Logan and Joseph are amazing at English!


Well done to Katy, who won the KS2 Play Leader Award!

Friday 28th January

Sam is our heroic historian and Layla are genius geographer!

Friday 21st January

Urte and Alex are wonderful learners of World Faiths!

Friday 14th January

Jakub and Alfie are amazing linguists!


Friday 3rd December

Ryley and Katy are amazing at PSHE!

Friday 26th November

Lily and Theo are our Awesome Artists!

Friday 12th November

Charlie and Alex are our TT Rock Stars Champions!

Channing and Finn are our Super Scientists!

Friday 5th November

Pearl and Ugne are our Reflective RE learners!

Our Play Leader Award winners!

******15th October - Kirkstall had the highest attendance and earned their extra playtime. Well done Kirkstall!******

Friday 15th October

Rosie and Skyler are our amazing historians!

Friday 8th October

Charlie and Courtney are musical maestros!

Friday 1st October

Finn and Isaac are our Super Scientists! 

Friday 24th September

Mckinnley has been a star at listening and communicating in French!

Friday 17th September

Adi, Layla and Sam are our Remarkable Readers!

Friday 10th September

Cash and Lucy have made an Impressive Start!


Kirkstall 2020 - 2021

 Autumn Term 2020

Outdoor Learning

Have a look at our slideshow to see all the fun that Kirkstall have been having as part of their outdoor learning .

They have designed and made bird feeders and explored the work of the sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy.


Children in Need
Kirkstall looked amazing today in their indigo and raised a lot of money for Children in Need.
Well done everyone!




What a busy half-term we have had in Kirkstall.  It has been different in many ways but the children have been amazing and have risen to the challenges of Y5. 


We are enjoying reading and doing work related to our class text - Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. 

See the source image

The story is set in the New Stone Age, about 6000 years ago. The main character is a young boy, Torak, who meets and enlists the help of a wolf.  


Harvest Celebration Liturgy 

We recently held a class liturgy to celebrate and give thanks for all the food and good things that we have and to pray for those who do not have as much as ourselves.  The children sang, prayed, read and gave thanks to God.  We also offered up the generous gifts that had been donated to the needy of our community.

Please click on the pictures below to see more:




Kirkstall 2019 - 2020

Science Learning

Parachute Investigation

Creative Topic Learning


White Gold Writing


Prepare to be wowed!

Persuasive Leaflet by Josh



Umm Ali Recipe by Josh  


Covid-19 Report by Josh



Writing outcomes by Ayda-Mae



Spring Poem by Josh 




Letter to Nannan written by Josh (please click on the link)


Letter to Nannan and Grandad written by Ayda-Mae



Kirkstall Home Learning Spring and Summer 2020


Miss Brennan, Mrs Dyson and Mr Hale are really missing Kirkstall class but hope that they are all having fun at home and doing lots of great learning.


We've already received some photos sharing that learning and we are really proud of everything they are doing -

Look out for the skipping challenge photos, the rainbows and the sunflowers!


We look forward to receiving more photos of all their fabulous work and activities.




 Kirkstall - Autumn Term 2019


Wow!  What a great start to Year 5!  Almost half way through the term already and Kirkstall have been really busy with our Mission topic. 

Our class book this term is 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver which is set in the New Stone Age.  The main character is Torak, a young boy who sets out on his own mission to track down an evil bear. 

We are using the book as inspiration for our own work, particularly writing special stories called Quests, our own versions of Torak's mission.  Look out for Part One of our Quests outside Kirkstall classroom.


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In science we have been studying 'Living Things'.  We have looked at Lifecycles and the changes that occur in humans as we get older.  We are now beginning to look at how plants and some animals reproduce.

Throughout this half term, Kirkstall have enjoyed being active learners and taking part in a variety of tasks such as 'Quiz, Quiz Trade' and learning the Roman Numerals song in maths, and Liturgies and Reflections in RE.  Please have a look at us in action in the photos below.

If you'd like to learn the Roman Numerals song yourselves, here is the link:


Don't forget to do the actions though!




We had a wonderful time on our Pilgrimage to St. Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield on 13th November.

Please look at the slideshow of photos from our visit.