Cookstown Primary School

'Educating today's children for tomorrow'

Coolnafranky Demesne, 20 Molesworth Street, County Tyrone, BT80 8PF

Tel: 028 8676 2622

Year 5 Latest News


Soft Play Area

After working so hard for our tests, we enjoyed being rewarded with some time playing in the Soft Play Area.

Practical Numeracy

This term we have been participating in lots more practical Numeracy lessons. Have a look at us estimating, weighing and recording different objects from our classroom.

Puppet Show

On Friday 2nd June Year 5 had the opportunity of visiting the Burnavon Theatre to watch a puppet show based on our last term’s topic of The Ancient Egyptians. Children had fun watching the Ancient Egyptians come to life in the form of large puppets.  We learnt the story of how the first ‘Mummy’ was created as well as many tales of the Egyptian Gods.

Diary Council

Year 5 enjoyed learning all about the health benefits of dairy products in a talk by the Dairy Council on Friday 5th May. We also investigated the importance of eating a balance of foods from each of the food groups and also the need for enough physical activity in our lives.  Everyone then had the opportunity of taking part in some physical activity related to the topics taught.

Shared Education

This term Year 5 teamed up with Year 5 pupils from Holy Trinity P.S. and Phoenix P.S. for our Shared Education programme. We were working on the topic ‘Destination Egypt’ and all got to take part in Numeracy, Literacy, World Around Us and I.C.T. lessons related to the Ancient Egyptians topics. We loved meeting and working with our new friends. Have a look at photos of us taking part in some of the Shared Education lessons!

Miss Barnes

Mrs Kelso’s class have had the pleasure of having Miss Barnes teaching us this half-term. Miss Barnes, a final year student from Stranmillis University College, has taught us lots of fun and exciting lessons. We especially loved some of the lessons on the Ancient Egyptians, such as the Mummification experiment and making maps of Egypt using salt dough. Thank you so much for all your hard work Miss Barnes. You are a great teacher!


This term Year 5 have enjoyed our swimming lessons in Cookstown Leisure Centre and it has been great to see children making progress in their swimming skills. Swimming will finish on Thursday 6th April for Mrs Kelso’s class and Friday 7th April for Mr Mitchell’s class.

Fireman Visit

Year 5 recently had a visit from local fireman Manus Barry. Manus taught us lots about fire safety and helped us to understand the importance of helping to prevent fires in our homes.  Everyone received a fun-pack filled with fire safety activities and we were all asked to think of a Fire Escape Plan with our families so that we all know what to do in the event of a fire.

Interschools Show Jumping

On St Patrick's Day Kym competed at the Interschools show jumping competition. Kym was individually 3rd overall on Smokegun. A huge congratulations!

Kym receives 3rd place rosette!

Kym qualified to jump at Balmoral Show at the weekend. She competed in the under 10's Championship Grand Prix. There were 24 competitors in the u10 class and Kym came 3rd!!! Well done Kym!

World Book Day

We loved dressing up for World Book Day! Can you guess which characters we are???

Shared Education Ice Breaker

Chromatography experiment

To complete our topic on Colour, we carried out a chromatography experiment to investigate the different colours contained in skittles.

Area Investigation

At the beginning of our topic of Area in Numeracy, we investigated how many ‘squares’ a variety of items covered. As the squares were all different sizes we all ended up with different answers. This helped us to see why we need to use a standard unit of measurement (cm squared) when measuring area.


Numeracy Measuring


Our Wonderful World

The Year 5 pupils have been learning all about trees and their environment.  We went to explore the school grounds to see if we could identify the types of trees that are all around us.  We even managed to find some of the seeds that these trees produce!


Here you will find resources specific to our year group.

Our French Gallery

View the work we do in our French class with Diane.

Our Art Gallery

View some of our wonderful pieces of art.

Our Wiki

Click here to view our wonderful online project on the Ancient Egyptians using pbworks. 

Click here to access My School