International Week – Going Greek!

This week, Year 5 have been learning all about Greece.

We have written our own fables, after being inspired and learning about Aesop’s fables (stories with a moral message).

We were very lucky, and had the chance to listen to a fable being read in Greek by Giota (Eliot’s mum in Year 1). Thank you very much to Goita for giving up her time, and answering all of our Greek questions – we learnt so much!

We also tried our best to learn Greek dancing. We might need a bit more practise to perfect the dance completely but we have a lot of fun trying!

For our homework this week, Year 5 had to try and find an unusual Greek fact! Please share your unique Greek facts in the comments below, or tell me, what was your favourite thing about International Week?




Wonderful Writing!

14 comments Written on April 13th, 2017

This half term in Year 5, we have been learning about WW2. As part of this, in our English lessons, we decided to write our own stories that were set during this period.

All of the children worked really hard on their writing. Please enjoy reading their stories, and marvelling at their imaginations. I am so proud of what they have written – well done Year 5!

Sylvie Aldous Anish Chisom Clementine Daniela Deanna Dinah Divine Ella Emil Glenda Holly Jimmy Lauren Leon Lucas Luke Margot Marissa Mrinali Naima Oscar Polly Sam Samuel Lee Sophie Timi

Please comment below to let us know which stories you have read, and have enjoyed reading!



Superb Spitfires!

15 comments Written on April 5th, 2017

I am so proud of Year 5 and their model-making abilities!

This week, we have been finishing off our Spitfires and they look truly remarkable! We have written instructions for how to make these model Spitfires, so if you wish to make one yourself, please ask the Year 5 children for their instructions and advice!

All of the children made these planes themselves, from the paper template, to forming the cardboard model, to using the mod-rock, and finally to painting the Spitfire.

Here are a selection of photos of our work in progress:

If you wish to see what they looked like when they are now finished, take a look inside our year 5 classroom, as they are now hanging up on display!


Amazing Art Projects

Wow! Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have produced some amazing Art projects over the course of this Spring term, and I was thoroughly impressed by all of the effort that they put into creating them.

Here are a few photos to give you a flavour of the quality of work that they produced. Well done each and every one of you – I am so impressed! And a big thank-you to the parents as well, for your continued support that enables the children to do their projects so well, and to such a high standard.


British Science Week

2 comments Written on March 17th, 2017

This week Year 5 have been celebrating British Science Week.

We began by having a visit from Professor Whizz Kid who shared with us his Scientific knowledge, and his unusual way to high five!


Then we had a visit from Marta, who showed us a computer game which she had created to help solve problems inside people’s hearts. This was fascinating to learn about, and all of the children in Year 5 had a lot of questions about this!

Thank you so much Marta for giving up your time to come in to talk to us – we really appreciated this!

Next on our Science week schedule, we were learning about the life-cycle of a plant. We had to look very carefully in order to identify the different sections of the flowers.



Then, we had to think like Scientists as we tried to guess what was in the boxes, relying on only our knowledge of materials. Afterwards, we wrote our own descriptions of mystery objects and then read them out loud for other children to guess. If you would like to read them, they will be on our Science board displays.

Have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.


Safer Internet Day

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On Tuesday 7th February, as part of Internet Safety Day, Year 5 looked at safely using and sharing images on the internet. In English, Year 5 have been created fact files about Natural Disasters. During this project, Year 5 have safely inserted images into their books, as well as inserting in informative videos and diagrams. I hope you enjoy looking at, and reading Year 5’s fact files.

Aldous Anish Chisom Clemmie Daniela and Marissa Dinah Divine Emil Lauren and Ella Naima Oscar Deanna Polly Sam C Samuel Sylvie Timi Glenda Jimmy Holly Leon Lucas Luke Mrinali Sophie Margot





Vicious and vivid volcanoes!

4 comments Written on February 7th, 2017

Year 5 have worked really hard to produce some wonderful volcanoes. They look extremely life-like, and have taken a lot of time in order to create such a realistic effect.

Step 1 – We had to glue a bottle to the base of the cardboard

Step 2 – Scrunch newspaper into small balls and bulk out the shape

Step 3 – Cover this structure with mod-rock

Step 4 – Then paint to create an authentic looking volcano.

We hope you enjoy looking through our volcano pictures!

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Please share your tips and comments in the space below!


Year 5 Assembly

Today Year 5 did an assembly highlighting the impact of global warming on our environment. We also looked at the dangers of natural disasters, and the impact that these have on communities. We reminded ourselves that our job is to care for the planet and our community.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came and showed their support today. If you were unable to, here are a few snapshots of the assembly for you to enjoy.

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I am so proud of all of the children, they really did an outstanding job! Well done Year 5!




We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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Year 5 performed the Christmas Nativity at Southwark Cathedral on Friday. I was so proud of each and everyone of them. They did an excellent job, and their hard work during rehearsals paid off.

Well done to everyone. You certainly spread the festive spirit, and ensured that everyone left feeling merry, and remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Please see the link below to view the pictures of this wonderful service.

Merry Christmas!






4 comments Written on November 10th, 2016

Today, Year 5 visited KidZania. During this trip we were able to experience a range of different jobs such as cashier, police, ambulance, radio presenter, news presenter, journalist, beautician, pilot, estate agent, footballer, mechanic, model, environmentalist, chocolatier and so much more!

We also learnt about money, and the importance of saving. When we worked at a job, we were paid money, but when we wanted to buy something (for example food or have a tattoo) then we had to use our own money. Sometimes, this meant saving up and having to work two jobs before we could do this! In KidZania, they had three important rules. One of them, was not running. If we forgot this rule, the police had to fine us some money. This taught us about law and order.

When we had saved £75, then we could open a bank account. This meant that we got our own bank cards and could use the ATM machines. This was a lot easier than having to carry around all of our money!

Another exciting part of the trip was going to University. We could choose was degree we wanted to study, and although we had to pay for it, when we went to work, we cold earn more money.

Caring for the environment is really important, and so we could be environmental officers to go around and access the shops and business, and identify how we could make them more environmentally friendly. alternatively, we could work at a recycling plant, or learn to recycle paper.

There were so many things that I enjoyed about this trip – I couldn’t possibly choose my favourite! Please comment in the space below and tell me some more about your own experiences.

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