Year Five News

On Friday 18.11.17  we made Pudsey bear headbands ready to celebrate ‘Children in Need’; the children had a fantastic time getting creative using the paints! In maths we have been looking at division and answered some division problems in a real life context. We have also continued to look at play scripts in English and have been picking out the features of a play script. 


Last week Year 5 were acting out scenes ( linked to the playscripts ) from visual literacy. They then added speech to their writing which is linked with their WWII topic,which they have been putting together powerpiont presentations. Finally in maths we have been problem solving and using and applying their fractions knowledge.  


As you know, the end of year concert is almost here, this means costume planning for all year groups. 

Year 5 are singing and dancing so will require costumes. To keep it simple, I have asked the children to consider coming as an indian animal, a jungle plant or a jungle bird. They will need trousers/skirts and tops, as well as a mask, showing what they have chosen to be. For those with time and a creative interest, I suggested making their masks to show off their artistic skills (or parental artistic skills) If time is short, please feel free to look around to see what might be available to buy or borrow. Please be aware that children will be sitting, singing and dancing, so will need to be able to move freely in their costumes. As well as movement, temperature might be a concern too, so the cooler the better. Children are welcome to bring costumes in from next week. Whole school dress rehearsal is Friday 30th June. Many thanks for your support.

I have been very impressed with the behaviour of most of the Year 5 children during the recent heatwave. Our classroom has been very hot but the children have continued to work hard and have not moaned, argued or complained. It must have been particularly difficult for those children who have been fasting. Well done Year 5.


For the last couple of weeks, the children have been studying the poem the Highwayman. It is a dramatic and wonderful tale of danger and romance. I am very proud of the mature and thoughtful way the children have approached this difficult poem.

It has also inspired some fantastic artwork in the children's sketchbooks. Some children have really captured the drama and atmosphere of the poem. They have even tackled drawing horses - not an easy task! 

We were also very interested to hear about the discovery of a WWII bomb near the Aston Expressway, not least because today we were looking at air raids, bombing raids and shelters in Britain during WWII - I do try to go the extra mile with resources and ideas to inspire - but I can honestly say I'm not responsible for that coincidence!