Northside Primary School


Welcome to Northside Primary School

Year 5: The University of Edinburgh

Welcome to The University of Edinburgh class page. I hope you find all of the below information useful.

Our class email is

Miss Maria

Secondary Transfer Test Dates for Year 5 Children

Friday Update - 28.05.21


Where has all the time gone?! I can't believe it is already half-term...


In Maths, we've been working on our problem solving and reasoning across multiplication, division and fractions. Next half-term we'll be introducing decimals and percentages. Next half-term in English, we'll be looking at another picture book and using it to explore, understand and debate environmental issues.


A massive well done to all the Year 5 students who took part in the football tournament at Bishop Douglas Secondary School with Miss Millwood and Mr Vass. You all did incredibly well and we are super proud at the effort, commitment and sportsmanship you have shown!


Congratulations to Maia and Tabitha as they've both received certificates for their amazing entries in the Poetry by Heart competition!


This Half Term's trophy went to Antonia, for always putting effort into her learning. She consistently shows creativity in her writing, tries her best and is always willing to ask for help and help others.

The Golden Ticket Winner was Mahdy! Well done!



  • Each child has a copy of song lyrics to practise over half term for the Year 6 production. I will also upload a copy on to Teams.
  • Homework. Both the Reading paper and Maths paper need to be completed in full over half-term. Please bring this back to school on the first day so it can be checked and new homework papers will be given out.
  • Enjoy the break! Year 5, you have worked so hard and we are all so proud of you. This hasn't been an easy year but you consistently show up with a massive smile on your faces, eager to learn and try your hardest each day. Thank you for being a fantastic class!


Parents, carers and students - have a wonderful break!


Many thanks,

Miss Maria, Mr O'Donnell, Miss McGuirk and Ms Mehradji


Entrance to and exit from the school via the Albert Street, single gate.

Drop off 9:00 am and pick up 3:35 pm.

Year 5 Reading Support

Ideas to Support Wellbeing at Home

  1. Keeping a journal and doing daily exercise can help us to look after our wellbeing. 
  2. Singing and dancing are also a great way to help us feel happy. 
  3. Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+.
  4. Headspace for Kids can support mindfulness, calming anxieties and regulating breathing.
  5. iMoves - iMovement is a collection of resources including physical activities to help children and adults to stay active and to look after their wellbeing. You will find short 'Active Blasts' (10 minute work outs) to Yoga and mindfulness resources.