Our new English topic is Migration. The big question for this unit is “Which animal has the toughest migration?” Throughout the week we began looking at the migration journeys of different animals and will continue this into next week.


In Science we studied the lunar cycle of the Moon. As…

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Autumn Term 2

A warm, welcome back to you all. I hope you have all enjoyed your half terms! This has been a short week but a very busy nonetheless!


On Wednesday, we began learning about how we can use colons in our writing. We discussed the three different ways in which we can use colons in our writing:…

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Evacuee Day

This week we took part in our long awaited Evacuee Day. Can I just say, on behalf of myself and Mrs Gibson, a big thank you first and foremost to all the parents who helped their children dress up in such spectacular costumes for the day. The children looked absolutely FANTASTIC!! It was certainly…

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Friend or Foe?

What a busy week we have had!

We began reading our new book – Friend or Foe – in English. To immerse us in this new topic, we have been carrying out research into the Blitz and evacuees during World War Two. We began the week asking questions we wished to know about this era of history and…

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Five Star

Is it really the end of week two already? How the last two weeks have flown by already!

Let’s have a quick look at some of the things we have been doing throughout yet another busy week:

  1. We performed our ‘Down by the Bay’ poems to the rest of the class. Mr Blackburn was very impressed at…
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Welcome Back!

Welcome back and a big warm welcome to Diamond Class! It has been lovely meeting all of the new Diamond Class children and I hope they have enjoyed their week as much as the staff have!


We spent much of the week getting to know each other and the routines of year 5 but don’t be fooled into…

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First Aid

We continued with our end of year ‘Theme Park Project’ this week. We needed to make sure that we had worked on our finance folder, park brochure, park map or model and our main presentation by the end of the Wednesday. Next week is our final week preparing our final presentation before we present…

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The Jabberwocky

This week we have begun our new English topic about The Jabberwocky. We read through this very famous nonsense poem and discussed what could be happening in each stanza as a group. We then labelled each of the nonsense words depending on what word class they were – verb, noun, adverb, adjective,…

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The Puppies!!!!

Whilst we have been really busy preparing for SATs once again this week, the stand out event from the week has to be World Book Day. Our theme this year, was Dodie Smith’s 1956 book, ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’. Everyone in school was dressed as a dalmatian – everyone but Jasper, Horace and…

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This week we continued to read War Horse and consider poetry that has similar links. We were given the task to compare and contrast the life of the horses before the war and their life during the war. To help us compose our own poetry we analysed the work of Lucy Gertrude Moberley and considered…

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This week we have considered the different adaptations that animals have made over time in order to survive in their extreme conditions.


This task was split into different tasks for us to complete by Mr Blackburn

  • Consider the adaptation of a polar bear
  • Research the adaptation of…
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Jurassic World

This week has been a very Science focused week. We have had a go at being ‘Junior Palaeontologists’ using ‘Dig It Out’ kits. We also had the opportunity to look at, feel, smell and touch real fossils that Mrs Hanigan brought in for us. As well as these activities we created flow charts into how…

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