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Children in The Den have been creating magnificent book reviews of Philip Pullman's classic tale, The Firework Maker's Daughter. Have a read!

Science Week: 12th March 2019


This afternoon, we were incredibly fortunate to have a selection of animals visit our school so that we can learn about their habitats and how they have adapted to suit them. Kitkat the meerkat was an extremely popular visitor, especially to our class.

National Story Telling Week- Friday 1st February 2019


Meerkats have had a wonderful week, producing a setting description based on the book "Leon and the Place Between" and then sharing them with Giraffe's Class this afternoon. Having had an author visit by Paul Geraghty, all of the class were inspired to create descriptive pieces.


Here are some photographs of our work share with Year 1. It was such a lovely opportunity to share successes with the rest of the school. 

Monday 7th January 2018


Spring 1 Updates


Welcome back, Year 5. I hope you have all had a wonderful break and are looking forward to another exciting term ahead.


Some updates for you regarding this half term...


- PE will now take place on a Monday afternoon. Children are reminded to bring in their kit every week as PE is an important subject within our curriculum in order to stay fit and healthy.

- Reading continues to be encouraged. We all did a fantastic job towards the Winter Reading Challenge. Let's keep it up and aim for those 5 reads a week! Reading records will be checked every Tuesday morning.

- Homework will continue to be handed out on a Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday.




Our topic this term is The Terrible Tudors. A letter will be sent home shortly regarding our Tudor Day in March. More details to follow.


We will be studying MacBeth in English, alongside a modern version called, Mac B. In Maths, our focus will begin with timetables, graphs and move on to fractions. This term in Science, we will be learning about materials and their properties. This will include thinking about reversible and irreversible changes that can occur. 


As always, any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Friday 16th November 2018

What a day we have had in Year 5 today!

This morning, we enjoyed cross-curriculum writing in Science where we wrote non-chronological reports based on a planet of our choice, to show off the learning we have done in both Topic and Computing during a research session. 


The work produced was of a high quality and I am incredibly proud of the effort made by every single member of Meerkats. Photographs of two of our reports can be found below.


In the afternoon, we continued our learning about Hinduism and following on from Diwali last week, we created hand shaped pots covered in Mehndi designs. We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs and we look forward to painting them later on. 


Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday 8th November 2018


Year 5 have produced some outstanding pieces of homework so far this half term. We can't thank you all enough for your effort and support. Here are some space poems that were completed as part of homework last week.



Year 5's WOW Day to Space!!!


Today has been a gruelling day as we prepared for our launch into space. Training to be an astronaut was tough; tougher than I ever expected. First of all, we had to prepare for life in space. The best way to do this was to pack a bag full of essentials—water, plasters and a teddy bear for the road. Next it was straight off to space training where we all took part in some rigorous exercise routines to get our bodies ready for the journey. Then we had to experience a rocket flight in a simulator—it was terrifying! Finally, once we landed back on Earth, we created our own picture of a planet of our choice. It’s been a brilliant day!



Welcome back, Year 5!


PE will be on Wednesday.  Please ensure that PE kits are in school AND swimming kits.


Home Learning is due in every Tuesday and will be marked ready for you to complete the next tasks from Wednesday. 


Reading diaries will be checked every Monday.  Please ensure that these are updated regularly with all of your super daily reading to be in with a chance to earn a raffle ticket each week.  Raffle tickets=Prizes!  (We have seen some of them and you cannot afford to miss out with your chance!)


Times tables and spellings must be practised weekly!  


What an exciting year we have ahead of ourselves! We will be starting the year with a bang by blasting off into space and learning about our solar system as part of our topic learning. 


In English, our first text will be 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick. We will be working on writing newspaper articles, poetry and setting descriptions. The story will transport us into Paris where we will follow Hugo, a young boy living in the train station walls. 


Maths will focus around place value before looking at written methods for addition and subtraction and related word problems.


Forces will be our focus in science, where we will look at levers, pulleys and gears.


Please keep checking our class pages for updates and snapshots of our learning.