Spring 2 – Week 4

Stars of the week: All of Year 5 

Year 5 have worked really hard this week to complete their assessments and as always they have tried their best. I’m so proud of your dedication and resilience – keep it up Year 5 Superstars!

Today Year 5 are going to write some humorous poems and then perform them to the rest of the class. If you would like a giggle and need cheering up then please ask a member of Year 5 to read their poem to you.

Spring 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Anton and Frankie

Last Friday was World Book Day and to celebrate that we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Can you guess who we all are?

In addition, we also visited KS1 to read Year 1 their favourite stories!


Thank you to Kim – our mystery reader – who read us her favourite book, The Hobbit.

On Thursday last week, we visited WH Smiths to exchange our £1 book tokens for a special World Book Day book. There was so many good titles to choose from!

Friday morning we had a special visitor, ‘Mr Cool,’ visit our class to help us create our own brands. There was a lot of create ideas floating around – world watch this space! Thank you Mr Cool for taking your time to talk to us.

Next week we look forward to practising our song which we have written for our performance at the Royal Festival Hall.

Spring 2 – Week 1

Stars of the Week: Aldara and Bethany

Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Ragged School Museum (where Dr Bernardo used to be the Headteacher) to experience what it was like for the very poorest of children.

Victorian schools were very strict! You needed to keep your back straight at all times…

And no fidgeting…

Or else you would have to wear the dunce hat!

Before school you should always make sure you have a wash…

clean and iron your clothes…

beat the carpets and fix your shoes!

Next week we are looking forward to Book Week where we will be learning about Malala Yousafzai.

Spring 1 – Week 6

Stars of the Week: Zara and Desmond

Yesterday, Year 5 visited the CLC to take part in a code-breaking workshop. We had a great time and learnt so much thanks to our knowledgeable teacher – Caitlin. We used clues to crack codes and even had a go at writing our own morse code! This has made us very excited for when we start learning about WW2 later on this year.

Spring 1 – Week 5

Stars of the Week: All of Class 5

Yesterday we went back in time and we celebrated History Day Victorian Style!

We began the day as usual by singing the National Anthem…

We then did our learning for the day focused on the 3 R’s: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

The Inspector for Education arrived and did a spot inspection of children’s hands and boots. I’m afraid to say dirt was found…

Next week we shall try to ensure that silence is next to godliness and remember that children should be seen and not heard.

Spring 1 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Dawud and Beatrix

This week, Year 5 have been learning how to separate materials that have been mixed together. We separated water and sand using filtration paper and a funnel, we separated rice and paper clips using magnets and we are separating water and sand through the process of evaporation but this is an experiment that we will need to observe over time!

Year 5 drew accurate diagrams to demonstrate their knowledge of how to separate materials.

Next week Year 5 will be learning about who Florence Nightingale was and why she was an important figure in the Victorian period.