Nafferton Primary School

"Where Childhood Matters"


Year 5

Buzzards - Tree identification on the school field.  We ventured out into the sunshine to identify some trees and make a poster with lots of information on.

Buzzards - Science - The Impact of Exercising on the Body 

Buzzards - Newspaper Report Features

Buzzards - Spelling investigation


Just when they were expecting to arrive at the airport ready for an adventure holiday, Autumn Phase were in for a surprise - their plane had crash landed - in the Amazon Rainforest! They took time to take in their surroundings and started some very creative writing.  This will form part of a story of survival and adventure, we can't wait to read them!

Autumn Phase put on their holiday clothes and boarded the Nafferton Airways flight to Sao Paulo.  In flight entertainment and snacks were provided!

Barn Owls Forest School

Barn Owls Fairground Rides, DT project


Year 5 - Food and Farming Day

Year 5 River Study

Y5 & Y6 War of the Worlds 20 March, 2018

Year 5/ 6 performance to parents

Year 5 Bikeability 6th March, 2018

Year 5 children learned about safety on the road by completing their Bikeability.

Star Dome Visit - Y5 Kestrels: 9th January, 2018

Apologies for getting these photographs up a little late! These are pictures of the Star Dome visitors. The children had a great time exploring space in a close-up, 3 dimensional environment.

Space Day - 19th February, 2018

The Year 5 children kick-started the new half term with a superb day full of fun-activities to learn about Space. Within the day, the children: constructed a rocket that had all the features of a readied space shuttle; learnt about the history of space food and had to design and present their own; and discovered what life on Mars was life, answering true/false questions and talking about the essentials required to visit Mars. The children and staff clearly enjoyed it and the costumes were 'out of this world'.

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Buzzards: Inventions Topic

Buzzards learning about George Stephenson's life and presenting their findings to the class.

Visit to the National Railway Museum

As part of our topic on Inventions, Year 5 visited the National Railway Museum in York. In the morning we learned about the forces that operate on moving objects and how trains have progressed from the stately Rocket in the early 1800s to the amazing speeds reached by the Magluf train in China today. In the afternoon we had a fantastic time exploring all the trains at the museum. As it was National Poetry Day, we decided to perform our class poem, "From a Railway Carriage" by Robert Louis Stevenson by the side of the incredible Mallard, holder of the fastest steam train record. We think we impressed many other museum visitors with our wonderful poetry recital.

Poetry Day at the NRM

Year 5 recite a poem for National Poetry day at the National Railway Museum

Sharing the love of reading

Reading for fun and pleasure is a key aim at our school. Children from Y5 took advantage of some lovely weather to share some of their favourite books with the reception children – a good time was had by all!

Tour de Nafferton!

Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire children from Years 5&6 had their own Tour de Nafferton.  Under the instruction of a team of qualified coaches from Richardson’s Cycle club of Scarborough the children were trained in the techniques of cycle racing before having their own race around the school field!

Year 5 St Lucia Celebrations

We sang, danced, recited poetry and used our own writing to link calypsos, gospel songs, facts and solo performances. People made donations to our TURTLE FUND.

Year 5’s “St Lucia Flight”

Year 5 started their St Lucia project with their “flight” to the island. Here is an account by one of the Year 5 pupils: 11th January 2017 My holiday Heist Have you ever been on an aeroplane? Because I have. “Where did you go?” I hear you ask. Well, yesterday I went on a breath-taking flight to the sunny, the amazing ST LUCIA! It all started with a strict security check. I was just about to be checked when I was led into a small room, I had no idea what was going on but then the security guard walked in and started rambling on about some Britain’s Most Wanted mumbo-jumbo. I acted like I didn’t know anything but to be quite honest I was actually planning on robbing a bank! Don’t tell anyone! After I FINALLY got onto the plane, I was given a small purple boiled sweet to suck on whilst the plane took off to stop my ears from popping. During the long flight I kept my suitcase near meto make sure nobody saw what I had stored away in there, Also, during the flight, there was some entertainment such as a quiz and there was also some info on St Lucia. A few hours later we landed safely and happily in the airport which was absolutely tiny. We boarded a coach and headed off to the welcome ceremony. During the ceremony I spotted that dodgy security guard again and planned a way of disposing of him. After the ceremony we went off to have a steel pan lesson run by one of the locals. I was partnered with a cool hipster man who I think was called Ross. We were a great team and played the six black bass drums. This was a great experience. We were then led to a room to make postcards. I wrote a very different postcard to everyone else because I was writing to my heist partner, Mike, to tell him how the plan was going. After finishing my postcard we all went back to the hotel for a mighty feast which was scrumptious if I do say so myself. When it got to the end of our trip we gathered together our bags, mine was a lot heavier due to all the money. We then went home and I had a sleep on the plane. Phew! It was a long day.