Hello and welcome to Year 5!

Please visit regularly to find up-to-date information from our year group. Our teachers are Mrs Kedward, Miss Sykes and Ms Gilwhalley.

Curriculum Information:

Click on the link below to find out more about what your child will be learning this half term:

Summer 1 Curriculum Overview 

Knowledge Organisers:

All knowledge organisers for all subjects can be accessed in the links below:

Enrichment Opportunities:

  • After School Clubs for this half term:
    -Handball Y5 & Y6 every Monday week commencing 13/09/21
    Y5 & Y6 Cheerleading Club – Every Wednesday

Navigate to https://www.parentpay.com/ to login and view all after school clubs. There are limited spaces, first come first serve. If you are unable to book your child on, the club is full. See office for login details

  • Trips or Visitors this half term:

Key Dates:

  • PE days: Y5 Beech (Miss Sykes/Mrs Gilwhalley) – Tuesday and Wednesday
    Y5 Birch (Miss Hilton) – Monday and Wednesday
    Homework days:
    New spellings – Monday (Test following Monday)
  • Any other events:

Class Staff

Rebecca Sykes Rebecca Sykes Y5 Beech Teacher

Having taught primary children for 18 years now, I have a wealth of experience in teaching and leadership roles across Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 and have loved all the joys and challenges that the job brings.

When not teaching, I enjoy travelling to new places, running, listening to music and most importantly spending time with my finance Ben and our daughter, Imogen who is two.

I have been teaching at Blackley for 7 years now where I currently teach Year 5 and am I part of SLT where I have the responsibility of leading on pupil premium across the Academy.

Christine Gilwhalley Y5 Beech Teacher

Hi, my name is Christine. I have been teaching in Manchester for over 25 years. I started working at E-ACT Blackley Academy a year ago and have loved every minute of it. I am a highly passionate and nurturing to the children in my care and am committed to helping them overcome barriers to their learning. I lead the school in promoting Careers and Aspirations and my daily aim is to create an enjoyable learning experience where every child feels respected, motivated and valued as an essential part of our school family. 

Catherine Kedward Catherine Kedward Y5 Birch Teacher

I have been a primary school teacher for over 10 years now, working at various schools across Greater Manchester. I joined the team at E-ACT Blackley back in 2019, and having grown up in Blackley myself, it’s great to be back! Throughout my career, I’ve worked across all year groups from EYFS to KS1 and KS2, but the majority of my experience has been in KS2, working with Years 5 and 6. I love being a teacher, because no two days are ever the same, and the children never cease to amaze me!

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