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19.10.20 In science, we acted out the heliocentric model of the planets in our solar system orbiting round the sun.

19.10.20 Congratulations to the following children who all scored full marks in our spelling test this week:

Ailah, Anaya, Kayla, Glen, Bobby, Florence, Jamie, Phoebe, Daniyal, Ethan, Umair, Xavier and Elicia.


A new spelling rule starts this week please.

Mrs Sykes' group have: badly, carefully, cuddly, suddenly, gently and horribly. Your statutory words are busy, business, calendar and caught. (We know you've had some of these statutory words before, but they're tricky so we're giving you another go at them).

Mrs Stocks' group have: 











16.10.20 This week in Art we began drawing the Anglo Saxon king Alfred the Great. We all had our own ideas for what he should look like and how his beard and hair should look. Next week we will add paint!

by Esuf
by Betty
by Harry
by Romeo
by Umair
by Ailah

15.10.20 We have been busy in Art so far. We made 21st Century version's of Anglo Saxon Helmet Masks using collage. Can you work out work interests children have from the pictures they chose?

Anaya's mask
Florence's mask
Daniyal's mask
Xavier's mask
Kaison's mask
Sophie's mask
Elicia's mask

14.10.20 Invasion games in P.E.

14.10.20 In Science we worked in groups to research a particular planet. Our group then shared the information we had found with the class and we made notes. We then presented this work in any way we chose. Look at these great examples.


12.10.20 We are well underway writing our own stories about how Grendel's mother seeks revenge on Beowulf for the death of her son. In the following paragraphs, written by Bobby and Daniels, we are introduced to this terrible character.....

In the county of Denmark lived Grendel’s mother who was a toxic demon. All the triumph in the land was like a bullet from a gun to this vile ogre who was planning and joyful for revenge. Seeking vengeance for this horrible kill, she was determined to tear Beowulf to bits. One night people were drinking mead in a tavern. This disgusting ogre, who was not satisfied to retreat and grieve alone, returned to Heorot in order to make Beowulf have a slow and painful death. Anyone watching that would have seen Grendel’s mother. She had ragged skin, claws like knifes and blood-thirsty eyes.


In the country of Denmark, lived Grendel’s mother who was a sinister brute. All glee and elation was like fire to this murderous hag who was practicing to kill people. Seeking revenge for her son, she was eager to kill Beowulf. So one peaceful night (as people were drinking mead) this murderous hag, who was not satisfied to leave Beowulf alone, went back to Heorot to rip into Beowulf. Anyone watching that night would have seen a monster with scaly dragon skin, claws as sharp as knives and eyes like balls of fire.


12.10.20 This week most of our class are continuing with our -ible words. Mrs Sykes' group: you have some more -ous words. We have had 6 children get full marks each week so far.....shall we see if we can top that this week?























5.10.20 Spelling for this week are:











5.10.20 If you are in Mrs Sykes' spelling group your spellings are: 











29.9.20 This is the work we have done in RE this week.

28.9.20 In Science we are reading a brilliant book called 'Cosmic'. We did a Diamond 9 activity to improve our vocabulary and discuss what we had learnt about our main character.


I hope everyone has a brilliant weekend. Remember to spend a few minutes learning your spellings before our test on Monday morning. This week's spellings are listed below.

If you want a head-start on next week's spelling words they are: lamb, numb, thumb, limb, subtle, tomb (following the silent b rule we started looking at this week).

And: aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent (from the Statutory word list).

Do you know the meaning of all these words?

25/9/20  Following out 'Times Tables Check-up' earlier this week, I have adjusted the groups on TT Rockstars so that you can focus on the times tables we need to practice the most. We also have Target sheets in the back of our maths books to support us to learn these facts. Well done to Kaison, Aizah, Umair, Koby, Anaya and Arthur who have all been using TT Rockstars since our return to school. I'm sure, once we start focusing on our times tables again, all previously 'forgotten' knowledge will come flooding back. Congratulations to Ailah, Arthur, Daniyal, Anaya, Ethan, Xavier, Kaison and Bobby who have learnt all their times tables facts already. 

Our Curriculum Newsletter. This document is an overview of the things we are planning to study this term.

23/9/2020 In Literacy we are composing an explanation text based on 'How to be a great Year 5 pupil'. We have already decided on some sub-headings we want to use and some statements we can include.

Xavier's lovely statement about how he feels about our school community.
Florence's example of how she benefitted from having a positive mindset.


We've completed our first full week back and what a wonderful week it has been. We've worked so hard so it's no wonder that we're all exhausted and ready to re-charge our batteries over the weekend.

We are finding our feet and getting into a great routine. Here's some things we need to remember each week:

Mondays - we will have our spelling tests and new spelling will be distributed and uploaded onto this page. On Mondays we also need our boots (particularly as the weather turns) as we access the Woodland at lunchtime.

Tuesdays - we visit the library to change our reading books. Please make sure you bring your reading book in every week so we can change it for a new one.

Wednesdays - Come to school wearing your PE kit please.


If you'd like to get a head-start on next week's spellings we will be looking at words with a 'silent b'

bomb, comb, debt, climb, crumb, doubt

We are also learning the following words from our Statutory Word List

accommodate, accompany, according, achieve



16.9.20 It's so great to be able to see all our friends again. We spend our playtimes on the playground but at lunchtimes we have a chance to use the woodland area and the MUGA too.

15.9.20 Working hard in a maths lesson.

11.9.20 Everyone in Year 5 brings individual skills and talents. We all fit together to make a great team.


What a brilliant first day back in 5SE. We were so proud of everyone coming back into school with such a positive attitude and being so ready to learn.

In Literacy this week we are looking at a brilliant book by Oliver Jeffers called 'Here we are'. If you'd like to share the short video we watched with your families 'Google' "Here we are film trailer" and it will pop up. We have already thought about our own safe spaces and written poems for a display in our shared area.

In Maths we have started with Place Value; reminding ourselves about the value of the digits in really big numbers. We will be using a range of different equipment to support this.

As I'm sure you'll understand, there have had to be some adjustments to our timetables and this may continue to be the case over the next few weeks. Please bear with us. At the moment we are not doing indoor PE so children will only need to come to school in PE kits once a week - for us this is a Wednesday. We will continue to do our daily mile on all other days as we did last year but we don't need to be in PE kit for this. If children's school shoes are not appropriate, they will need trainers to change into please.

Welcome to 5SE.

It was great to meet some of you on our transition sessions in school during the last week of term and great to speak to some of you on the telephone. We are really looking to welcoming you back into school in September and getting to know you all better. Our class will be coming in at 9:00 and leaving at 3:10. 

Mrs Stocks will be teaching on Mondays and Tuesdays then Mrs Ellis will be teaching on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are also lucky enough to have Mrs Sykes and Mrs Taylor joining our class at various times throughout the week to provide additional support.

When we return in September, our history topic will be about the Anglo-Saxons while in science we will be learning about Earth and space. We have prepared our classroom already and it is looking great. Mrs Ellis is a brilliant art teacher and has some great art projects planned too. We will be doing PE on Wednesdays so on those days you will need to come dressed in your PE kits. We are also excited to announce our 'Welly Day' which will be on Mondays when, weather permitting, we will be able to use the woodland area at lunchtime. We will need to bring our wellies to school that day.

There's so much to look forward to but before then, we wish you a very happy holiday. Whether you have the chance to go away or are simply chilling out close to home, we hope you have a really wonderful time. Mrs Ellis and I are both looking forward to our holidays with our own families but if you would like to get in touch e-mail us on and we will endeavour to get back to you towards the end of August.

Take care, stay safe and we'll see you again soon.

Mrs Ellis and Mrs Stocks