What a busy April!

This month, we have been extremely busy and wanted to share some of our fantastic work.



The mile run.

Comparing the Ancient Olympics and Modern day Olympics.


Science: Dissecting flowers to identify all their parts.


Spelling focus

Over the next  half term we will be focusing our spellings on:

Special focus 1

Words that contain the letter string ough

Special focus 2


Special focus  3

Orange words

Special focus 4

Orange words

Special focus 1 – 4 words and explanation

Orange words are words children are supposed to be able to spell by the time they leave their academic school year (Year 5 and 6).


This website lists all the Year 5 and 6 spelling words.


What have we been up to?

It has been a lovely month, having all the children back in school, and great to share our learning together.

We have had a busy March and wanted to share our learning with you at home.

Art – Sketching Portraits using British monarchs.

Spanish –  Carnival – fiesta, and Mardi Gras. Making our own masks whilst decorating them in all the vocabulary we have learnt so far.

Gardening – Nature Friendly Schools- Planting assorted climbers and lots of lavender around the willow screen on the playground..

Science – Phases of the moon. Exploring Day and Night and the rotation of the Earth.

Maths and ICT – Is our Mile run, really a mile? We measured and converted length to see if we were running more or less than a mile.

Maths – Recognising and understanding Fractions and decimals.

Supporting Comic relief – Red nose day.


Week beginning 1.3.21 (Year 5)

Website-timetable- 01.3.21

Guided reading: If (Poem) By Rudyard Kipling

Literacy: Explanation text, planning for an independent write, including all the features needed.

Numeracy: Rounding, recognising equivalents and writing decimals.

Please visit the Dojo pages for daily videos and sharing our in school learning.

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5b8e747c0325080016ae99a6/points (Mrs Ellis)

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5f4e30afe0d4e227b907efcf/points (Mr Watkins)


Home and school learning from last week.



Spring term 2 Week beginning 22.2.21

During this half term, Year 5 will be continuing our theme on the Conflict within the monarchies. Looking closely at the Victorian era, whilst using the text Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

In Literacy, the children will begin by learning how to write explanation texts, using Victorian inventions, to writing setting descriptions, diary entries and discursive debates.

Numeracy will focus on decimals and percentages, moving on to Geometry, where the children will develop their knowledge of the properties of shapes, and understand position and direction, position and movement, such as reflection or translation.

This terms Science theme focuses on Earth and Space. The children will investigate the movement of the planets, moon and use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.


Below is this week’s (22.2.21) plan, of the work the children will covering.

Website-timetable- 22.2.21


Supporting links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-an-explanation/zh2kjhv Explanation text

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/help-comparing-fractions-decimals-percentages/ Fractions, decimals, and percentages.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhwqxnb Victorian inventions

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt Earth and Space

Remote learning for the week beginning 1.2.2021

This week in Literacy, we will be continuing with our biography work on Henry VIII. Maths we are multiplying fractions, finding fractions of amounts and then moving on to decimals.

We are also covering Science (air resistance), Geography (Climate change) and Art (Creating tone).

On Friday, the children will be focussing on children’s mental health and wellbeing as part of ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’, celebrating this year’s theme of ‘express yourself’.

Website-timetable- 1.2.21

Fantastic examples of home learning and working in school from last week .

Year 5’s Remote learning for the week beginning 18.1.21

This weeks remote learning consists of:

Guided reading: This week in Guided Reading, we are extending our reading skills by using inference, looking at the meaning of unfamiliar words in a text and evaluating the authors’ use of language.

Literacy: Writing a biography on a historical figure (Monarch) Including literacy features; parenthesis and relative clauses.



Maths: Identifying, naming and writing equivalent fractions (mixed and improper fractions).



History – The Magna carta.


Geography – Sustainability.


Science: Carrying out an investigation on Gravity


Happy New Year! Feliz año nuevo


Throughout the Spring term, Year 5 will be going back in time.

During Literacy and History the children will be learning about, Conflict within the monarchies, focusing on Monarchs of Britain since 1066.

Our Literacy writing will be centred around gaining historical knowledge about Monarchs and the Victorian legacy, where the children will be writing biographies, explanation texts, setting descriptions and discursive debates.

A couple of great websites to look at and use are:



The spelling focus for the term can also be found by following this link:

Unit 9_12

In Numeracy the children will be learning about fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  •  recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5
  •  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  •  multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  •  read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ]
  •  recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  •  round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  •  read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  •  solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  •  recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  •  solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

Again, a couple of good websites to support your child’s learning are:




In Science the children will be covering, Forces then Earth and Space.

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  •  identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  •  recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  •  describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  •  describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  •  use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Any questions please use the schools Dojo app.

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5b8e747c0325080016ae99a6/points – Mrs Ellis class

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/5f4e30afe0d4e227b907efcf/points – Mr Watkins class

End of year eruptions…..Literally!!

Over the past week, Year 5 have completed their geography work on Volcanoes and Earthquakes, by building their own, Mount Vesuvius (Pompeii 79AD).

In groups, the children worked together using paper mache, to create the shape of the volcano, painted them and then the best part…

The eruption, which linked in with Science and chemical reactions, by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

The acid (Vinegar) and the alkali (bicarbonate of soda), react together producing bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 is released like a pyroclastic flow. A pyroclastic flow moves very fast and is extremely dangerous, whilst lava flows, move slowly and aren’t as much as a threat.


Watch the videos.