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13/7/20  - Goodbye message 

Hello everyone!

   Well, sadly 5-2, this is our final message for this year and I would like to say a great big thank you to you all who have worked so hard both during our time in class this year and especially during lock down. You have been a lovely class and are going to be an amazing year 6.  I am very proud of your efforts and you should be very proud of yourself too! It has been lovely communicating with you all and with your parents during this very strange time and I'm glad to have seen your faces and your work. 

      As this is the final week of the term, there will be no work set this week.  We have some tasks linked to meeting your new teacher which you can send to them, more about this in the post below. You will also get the chance to see your new teacher in an online meet and greet (how exciting!) so keep reading for instructions of how to do that.

      **ReportsIf you still haven't collected your report from school could you make sure you do that as soon as possible please.

      So that's it guys! All done! Have a lovely Summer and keep safe and I'll see you back in September with a big smile and a wave. Take care

Ms P xxxxx



Meet and Greet!

This week we are offering children a chance to chat with their new class teacher in an online video session!

Before the session children should think about what they would like to achieve next year and what they may be worried about. You can then send a picture of the work by email.

Here are some ideas on how you might do this -

1. You could write a few short sentences describing your hopes and dreams for next year, what you are most looking forward too and then what you are worried most about.

2. You could create a ‘All About Me’ collage. Cut out magazines, draw or print off pictures and glue them onto an A4 piece of paper. Include things you like, quotes to inspire yourself. Draw a bubble to show what you are worried about.

3. Create a presentation slide using your computing skills. Include on your slide, what you are hoping for next year and what you are worried about.



The timetable for your class is below. Make sure you sign up by emailing your name in with ‘Meet and Greet [your new class teacher]’ in the subject line, for example ‘Meet and Greet Mr McCann’.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Meeting Miss Hawkins and Miss Davey Meeting Ms Patterson, Mrs Rudge and Mrs Lea Meeting Mr McCann and Miss Rogers
Y3 Y4 Y5
Thursday 4:00pm Tuesday 3:45pm Wednesday 4:00pm


Still image for this video

Computing live lesson Friday 10th July @9.15am - 10am 


If you would like to take part in a coding lesson this Friday morning from home - Email in into with Year 5 Online Computing lesson in the subject bar and I will add you to the list. Once you are on the video, we will explain how to get onto code studio, whilst listening/watching the lesson! 


Miss Rogers smiley



Hi there everyone,

    it's the start of a new week and an opportunity for lots of new learning plus our new online marking sessions!

I've added lots of Year 5 work for you to be getting on with. Don't forget to prepare your work for our online marking session. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there if you can.  Online lessons are Wednesday 11am and Friday 11am this week!

Thank you so much to the children who were able to join the online sessions last week, it was lovely to see  Simone, Louie, Sebastian, Emily, Patrick, Georgie, Hope and Finley laugh(I hope I haven't missed anyone!) 


Parents don't forget to email us to let us know which sessions you would like to be added to this week. Please try to email your requests to join in good time before the session, to ensure all children are included, as the joining code email is sent out to all parents an hour before each session. 


As always, I hope you and your families are all keeping well and that you are taking some time to do some learning each day.


Check out a new Writing and Maths challenges for this week. 


Keep an eye out for Art tasks on our Y5 class pages this week too. 



Looking forward to seeing you all completing lots of work by logging in to Bug club, Education City, My Maths, Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths (for those of you who have been given access) : 


Sending lots of love.

Be good. Wash your hands. Stay safe online. 

Keep popping back for updates.

Ms P xxx

p.s Tell anyone from our class to keep visiting our page.


Some suggestions for a daily timetable:


P.E - The Body Coach live at 9am on You Tube. If you miss it you can still watch later so get moving. 

Try to learn tables for 15 mins each day using TT Rockstars. (I promise it will be worth it) 

Some maths for at least 30 minutes using My maths, The Maths Factor, Maths Zone.

Spend 30 mins reading too - or even more if you can! Don't forget to use Bug club and remember to quiz using Accelerated reader. 

Education City - 30 mins (at least)  to do some English activities and some Science too





From the week beginning 22nd of June the children will be able to access online video marking sessions. Each class will have two sessions per week - one English session and one Maths session.  These will be hosted by the class teachers.


Teachers will administer English and Maths tasks specific to their year group every Monday morning.  The marking sessions, which will be linked to the tasks, will take place towards the end of the week in order to give the children time to complete them.  


As well as giving the children feedback on their work, the sessions are an ideal opportunity for children to see their teachers and friends safely.  The sessions will be both informative and light-hearted.


Click on the documents below to see when your online sessions will take place as well as finding out how to access this online learning opportunity.


Miss Kearney and Miss Patterson


Prior to the session


If you wish your child to access the sessions, please email providing key information in the subject bar.  This information should contain the name of the session you wish to join i.e. English or Maths and your child’s class.  E.g.Year 6 Online Marking Session English or Year 3 Online Marking Session Maths

From this, we can gather your email address and send you the link to gain access.


At the time of the session  


Above is an example of the link that you will need to click on at the time of the session.  When you click on the link, it may ask for permission to use your camera and microphone, please allow permission for this.  You will be given a button to click on that will say ‘ask to join’ - click on this button which is indicated by the red arrow below.  This should get you into the session.





The sessions can be accessed through a laptop, tablet or smartphone; however, we recommend a laptop.  Using a tablet or smartphone will only allow you to see the person who is speaking as opposed to the laptop which will show you everyone involved and allow the children to see their friends.  We will instruct you on how to change the layout of your screen so that the children can see everyone in a 'tiled' format.


During the session, we may ask you to mute your microphone to minimise noise.  We will explain how to do this on the day and children should unmute before asking any questions.


Parents must be present with children.  If not on screen, parents must be in the same room and within earshot of their children. 


Screenshotting or recording of the sessions is strictly prohibited for safeguarding reasons.


The sessions are intended to be both informative and light-hearted as well as giving the children the chance to see their friends and a few familiar faces.


Please bear with us initially; we are still trying to learn the best way forward for our children.



Saint Cecilia’s Teachers



Week beginning 6/7/20 Please note, due to our days working at school and at the hub, the times for this weeks online sessions will be: 

Maths - Wednesday 8th July at 11am   

English - Friday 10th July at 11am


See you there!

  Online lesson tasks

You will need to complete these and have them ready to mark for our online marking lessons this week

Maths task – Skills check.

Complete this skills check ready for our marking session and we will mark sections A and together during our session this week.

 After the marking session, the answer sheet will be added so that you can mark the rest. You can then send your score in to your teacher if you wish.

* Have a white board or scrap paper ready to play a warm up game. 

05.07.2020 Maths Skills Check 8

Maths Skills Check 8 Answers

Grammar task

You will need to have completed this for our online marking session. Please use the PowerPoint or PDF revision document before completing the task.


Determiners - answers on last page

Writing Challenge

We are all missing being able to go to our favourite fun places or holiday destinations. This week's writing challenge is to write a leaflet about the place you love and all of the attractions you can do or see there. It should be persuasive (so people will want to go!) well organised into sections with titles, have information and be colourful. Have a look at the powerpoint before writing and use the leaflet template if you can print it off. Try your best!


Week beginning 26/6/20

29.06.2020 Modal Verbs Task

Modal verbs answers

Writing task - Poetry 

Your writing task for this week is to write a poem about what home means to you.

Think about how your home makes you feel, about the people who live there with you. Do you have an outdoor space? How does your garden make you feel?

Think about imagery: by Year 5 you should be able to use different techniques in your poetry writing. Try to use simile and metaphor to show mature writing.

You can write in stanzas or as one piece.

Remember that not all poems have to rhyme.

Good luck – looking forward to reading your work.

Maths arithmetic challenge

Artwork capturing movement in sport

Art challenge 

Your task this week is to study the artwork above and to see how a sporting scene can be shown to capture the movement happening. It isn’t only body shape that can do this.

Background - The scenery/ background can show a moving effect in the way that the colour is used.

Clothes – The clothes worn can also be drawn in a way that suggests movement

Other players – The other characters in the picture can show movement in response.


Draw then colour or paint your artwork to show movement in sport. How can you best show this? Copy one of the pictures shown or create your own.

Looking forward to seeing your colourful movement piece to show your skills.


Enter the St Cecilia's Kids Quiz by emailing your name to

You will be receive your invite on the day of the quiz.

Writing task – 22/6/20


This week’s Year 5 writing task is about the current Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world.


Your task is to write a newspaper report about the protests, why they are happening.


Don’t forget to include some facts, eye witness statements (people who were at protests, people who have experienced discrimination or racism, people who saw statues falling…) and write in a newspaper report style.


You may even want to include a statement from a famous person about their views on the topic.


Do some research using the Newsround website.


And the recent edition of First News is also attached below with a reminder of what to include in your writing.


First News 19th June

Newspaper reports Key features

Maths challenge




Art task

Continuing with our "People in action" topic. We are thinking about how we can show mood and emotion through facial expression. Can you draw four or six faces that show different expressions. Use these as a guide to help you. 

Draw carefully and make sure features are the correct size in proportion to the rest of the face.

These are just a guide for your to draw your own faces. 

Challenge task: You may wish to draw a whole person and show the rest of their body shape showing that emotion. 

Sports Week 22nd - 26th June

Join in the fun with our St Cecilias's Sports Week activities!


If you would like to join Miss McEvoy and Mr Poland on Wednesday 24th June at 1:30pm on our LIVE PE lesson email with LIVE PE in the title. 


Click the page below for more information:

Friday Quiz! 19th June

It is a Friday tradition now to quiz... And this week we have our new Friday Quiz for you.

This week's quiz is the Happy Health and Wellbeing Quiz!

Have a go by clicking the link below. When it asks for your nickname, enter your first name and class only. That helps us to identify who is having a go!

Good luck and you can check out the results for the previous quiz - Wonderful World Religions Quiz

Writing Challenge 9 - a leaflet


This week’s writing challenge combines Science, Sport and some ICT if you want to use it.  We’d like you to compose a leaflet detailing the benefits of exercise on our health.


We can all name some of the physical benefits of exercise but you should also consider the mental benefits as well as the social opportunities sport provides.  You may also wish to mention healthy eating and drinking.  Begin your writing task by going online and researching the topic, then think about how you are going to word your work.


Here are some websites that may help you -


Take your time with this challenge; you have all week to get it right and to get it to a high standard.  Remember our writing process; pre-write (research notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.


We have included a Microsoft Publisher template, which you can type on and add images to.  You don’t have to use this but it’s there for you should you wish to do so.  If you do choose to use it, you could use the red writing as a guide as to what should be in each section or feel free to change it as you wish.  Make sure you delete the red writing to add in your own writing.


Have a go and submit your leaflet to  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.


Good luck and have fun!

Miss Patterson

Science Challenge 6

As part of keeping healthy you have to maintain a balanced diet. That's where science comes in.


This challenge is all about nutrition in our diet and finding that balance. There are lots of activities below linked to food nutrition and recipe ideas. There is lots to explore and discover.


Firstly, use the 'Meal Fact Cards Activity' below to think about where in the world these meals come from (answers on the Science page). Research them, make an educated guess, for example you may know that rice is a very popular dish in China, therefore a meal containing mainly rice may come from Asia.

Here is a map of the continents to help you too.

Once you have completed this task you then need to start putting together a meal for a footballer or any other sports star. You will need to consider the nutritional value of the food. Often sport stars need lots of carbohydrates for energy and protein to help muscle growth. Use the 'Eat Well Guide' to help you out. Complete the 'My Full Time Recipe' activity.


Don't forget to drink plenty too, you could use the survey attached below to see how much fluid you take in one day!


Send your teacher your work by emailing it in to


Look forward to seeing your ideas!


You can see more examples and ideas on our Science page here.

Well done Simone on writing your recipe. Full of nutritious ingredients and written and organised to a high standard.

EDUCATION CITY usernames and passwords have changed (6th May 2020) Email your teacher on the email below for your new log ins details.

Parents and pupils, you can now upload any tasks set for you by your teachers using this email. Your teachers will comment on the great efforts you are making! Keep working hard everyone, we miss you very much, stay safe.

Maths challenge WB: 15th June 2020 - What time is it?

Well done Sebastian for completing this weeks Maths challenge! laugh

Arithmetic challenge WB: 15th June 2020

Art challenge

One of our Y5 art topics is to examine "People in Action"

This topic focuses on how the human body moves in different ways and how we can capture this in art work.


Your task is to draw a picture of a sports person that clearly shows they are in action

eg. a footballer in mid-shot, a dancer clearly dancing, a boxer in mid-punch. Whichever sport you would like to show, just make sure we can see the action and the shape of the body moving. 


Extension task: Can you draw a sequence that shows the different stages of the movement? Try to draw 3 pictures in sequence to show start to finish. 


World Environment Day/World Oceans Day Challenges (wb 8.6.20):


This month, we are celebrating World Environment Day (Friday 5th June) and World Oceans Day (Monday 8th June). This is a time to think about and take action towards protecting our environment. Unfortunately, Britain has been experiencing a growing litter problem since the easing of lockdown restrictions with people leaving their rubbish in parks and on beaches! We would love for you to have your say and have ensured that some of this week’s challenges allow you to do so.

Science Challenges

Seeing challenges about plastic pollution and the ocean has us wondering about the water in our world.

The water in our world is ancient, it’s the same water the dinosaurs splashed about in and Jesus turned to wine!

Your challenge this week is to learn about the water cycle and how it goes round and round and round. There is a guide below and further guides and activities on the science page.


Check it out!

Writing Challenge 8:

This week’s Writing Challenge is to write a formal, persuasive letter to the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, expressing your concern about the growing litter problem and the impact littering has. In the main body of your letter, try to write two/three paragraphs which detail different ways that littering affects our environment and why it needs to be stopped (e.g. harmful to animals, destroys habitats, etc.). Remember to also make suggestions about what people can do to help and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with.


Before writing your letter, I would recommend carrying out some research. In particular, try to find some powerful facts and statistics which strengthen your argument and support the points you wish to make. You may find the following websites and video clip useful.

Video clip -


I have also included a list of persuasive letter features, a persuasive writing word mat and a writing frame to start you off. Try to include some sentence types as well if you can. A ‘The more, the more’ and ‘If, if, if, then’ sentence would fit nicely in a piece of writing like this.


Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.


Have a go and submit your persuasive letter to Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.


Good luck!

DT/Geography Challenge:

When you bring a packed lunch to school, do you ever think about how much single-use plastic it contains? A lot of typical packed lunch items (including water bottles, crisps and snack bars) are all packaged with single-use plastic which is intended to be used only once before it is thrown away or recycled. The amount of plastic we use is causing considerable damage to the environment and is threatening thousands of seabirds, sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals each year.


Lunchbox Challenge:

As it is World Oceans Day on Monday 8th June, we should do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Your task is to make a packed lunch that does not contain any single-use plastic. However, using plastic in the form of Tupperware containers and reusable water bottles IS allowed as we can use this plastic again and again!


You will need to think about the food items you choose, taking into account how they are packaged. Consider wrapping snacks in tin foil or greaseproof paper instead!


If possible, take a picture of your packed lunch and submit it to Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.


Good luck!

Art/Geography Challenge:

Keeping with our theme this week, your task is to design a poster which deters people from littering. Think of a catchy slogan (e.g. “Put Litter in it’s Place”, “Littering is for Losers”) and try to include some key facts which emphasise the huge negative impact that litter is having on our environment. Consider additional elements you want to include (e.g. rhetorical questions, powerful images) and be as creative as you can! Your poster needs to be eye-catching so don’t be afraid to experiment with using a variety of materials such as felt-tips, coloured pencils and tissue paper.


I have also included an example below which you may wish to magpie ideas from.


Have a go and submit your poster to Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.


Have fun and be creative!

Maths Challenge WB: 8th June 2020

Arithmetic Challenge WB: 8th June 2020

Writing Challenge 7

After many months of tinkering with your electronic devices, surely you are experts now? This week’s writing challenge will test your know how and your patience! You are tasked with explaining a device or a modern invention to someone from the past, or maybe even your Grandparents! Detail is going to be key here in a language that your audience will understand.


Use the template below to think about the layout and what to include in your writing. Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) draft revise edit publish.


Have a go and submit your explanation text to  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

Good luck!

Maths Challenge WB: 1st June 2020

Arithmetic Challenge 1st June 2020

R.E – Other faiths – Islam

Year 5

As Muslims have just finished Ramadan, where they fast during daylight hours and pray during the whole month (23rd April – 23rd May) ending with their celebration festival of Eid, we can learn about their faith.



Task 1 – Look

Watch the video above on Ramadan and Eid

Design a collecting box which could be in used Ramadan, write on the outside a slogan which gives messages about why it is important that anyone should give.


Task 2 – Discover

Do some research into how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul Fitr and write about it. How were these celebrations different this year?


Task 3- Respect


Watch the video about Muslims’ journey to Mecca.

Explain the stages of Hajj,  draw picture of what happens, and write sentences about the stages to match them.


DT Challenge 2

Hopefully you will have completed the first St Cecilia’s DT Challenge and designed and created your very own board game! There have been some amazing examples, you should check them out on our Twitter page!


Now the design process hasn’t finished just yet…

research -> design -> make -> evaluate


The final stage is to evaluate! Below are some help sheets for evaluating your products. You should think carefully about who the product was designed for, maybe your family members or a younger audience, as this will help you to evaluate. You could even do a questionnaire to gather responses to questions about your board game.


I have registered our school to have FREE access to hundreds of reading books from 'Engage Literacy'until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.

Simply click on


And use the following login information:


USERNAME: UKfreeaccess

PASSWORD: engage


Happy reading! Mrs Hurst x

Writing challenge 6 – Covid Time Capsule

Hello everyone, this week’s writing challenge has a living history/ P.S.H.E focus.

 We are all making the best of a very difficult situation at the moment under lockdown but we can try to remember that this period of time is actually living history and we are all part of it, so we should try to record it in some way.

Your work could be looked at by other children, who will study this period in history, during the next 100 years. Isn’t that an exciting thought!


So the writing challenge is:

Write a letter to your future self about life during lockdown, try to include factual, historically accurate information about what has happened during this pandemic. But more importantly, try to put a big emphasis on writing about any positives or fun, family activities that you have done that are different or unusual to what you would have done before. What have you enjoyed doing that has surprised you? What have you discovered about yourself and your resilience?

Also attached is a Covid Time capsule pack, that you can print fill in and keep for you and your family to look back on in years to come. Maybe if you don’t have a printer, you could still copy the activities onto paper. Keep these safe and one day they will be a reminder of this time for you and your family.

Looking forward to reading all about your activities.

Ms Patterson

Covid Time Capsule Pack

WB: 18th Maths 2020

Maths Challenge -End of COVID street party

This week’s maths challenge links to the COVID times capsule. You need to plan your very own celebration street party.


- What would you need to buy? (food, drinks, balloons, banners, party accessories)

- Which suppliers have the best price? Cheapest?

- How much would it cost for the street party in total?

- What would it cost neighbours individually?

-Entrance cost? 


Send in your examples to show your teachers -

DT Challenge

So, we have been at home for several weeks now, staying safe. You will have played many games but the fifth game of Monopoly, that will never finish, seems like a boring prospect.

Therefore, this week’s challenge is to research, design and make your own board game!

You will need to follow the research -> design -> make processes.

Firstly, it may be helpful to gather some useful bits and bobs from around your house, such as;

  • Paper

  • Colouring pens/pencils

  • Cardboard

  • Ruler

  • Glue

  • Decorative items, i.e. pom poms, glitter, stickers

Then you will need to research other board games to gather together ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. Think carefully about features that you will want to include in your game. You won’t be able to make a good game by heading straight to the design stage.

Then start planning your board game. Use the templates provided below to help you out.

Once you have a firm idea of what you want to achieve, then start making. It will probably take you a day or two to accomplish the first two stages. Then another day at least to make. Be critical and change your design as you go. That’s fine. Most importantly have fun.

Finally, test out your game with other members of your house. Email your photos of your final product to

We look forward to your creations!

Take a look at the link below to enter the St Cecilia's Junior School Marathon. You year group could win a fantastic prize of special PE afternoon! #SCJSMarathon

Writing Challenge 5


This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group.  The year 5 artist is Leonardo DaVinci.


My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist.  Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate.  Try the following website for information and examples -


I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life.  Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense.  Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography.  Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like. 


Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.


Have a go and submit your biography to  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.


Good luck and have fun!

Miss Patterson

Maths Challenge WB: 11th May 2020

Looking After Yourself

During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.

Challenges for Week Beginning 4th May – VE Day!

This Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This marks the day when World War 2 fighting in Europe came to an end. It was a day of great celebration in Britain, towards the end of the Second World War. The challenges this week are all themed around VE day – there are lots of different challenges for you to have a go at.

Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday. Usually, the May Bank Holiday in on the first Monday in May. This year, it has been moved to Friday 8th May to mark this important day in British History. Lots of the celebrations that were due to happen have been postponed until later in the year – but there are still ways that we can celebrate VE at home, some of which are with your challenges below.

Everyone is encouraged to join in with “The Nation’s Toast” to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm on Friday 8th. Tweet your pictures to school, using #VEday75 .


The Royal British Legion are also asking for 2 minutes silence at 11amto remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many.


Find out more about VE Day using the links below

Writing Challenge 4

Put yourself in the shoes of a child in VE day and have a go at writing a diary entry, explaining the celebrations that took place. Was there a street party outside your house? Did you listen to King George and Winston Churchill on the wireless? Perhaps your Mum danced to a Dame Vera Lynn song? Use the BBC video above to help to give you ideas. We can’t wait to see your diary entry!


Maths Challenge – Can you be a Cryptographer?

Code Breaking was essential to victory in World War Two. Code Breaking is also known as Cryptography. Have a go at finding out some facts about the second world war using cryptography on the worksheets below.

Geography – Find the countries

Can you identify the countries involved in the Second World War and colour them to show whether they were Allies (fighting with Britain) or Axes (fighting with Nazi Germany)?

DT and Art Activities



Bletchley Park is where lots of cryptography took place and was crucial to find out information about German attacks and to the Allied Forces’ victory. Bletchley Park Museum is encouraging families to design and make bunting – using whatever paper and material you have. They want you to use red, white and blue to create the bunting and decorate your house – then tweet it to them using #BuntingForBletchley Don’t forget to tweet school too!


Tea Party

Celebrate VE day with a tea party, like they had in 1945. You could design (and even make and eat) a 1940’s party menu. Triangle sandwiches anyone? Don’t forget to send us your pictures.


Make a suitcase

Many children were moved from busy cities to live with adults in the countryside. They left their homes and their parents behind so that they would be more protected from the German bombs. What would an evacuee’s suitcase look like? What would they take with them? How is it different to what we would take in our suitcases today?

Writing Challenge 3


This week's writing challenge will require you to tap into your poetic minds and come up with some stanzas of poetry about someone you regard as a superhero. 


Tuesday 28th of April is World Superhero Day and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives who we think are superheroes.  This isn't time to heap praise on sports stars, pop stars or movie stars; we want your poem to be about someone you know or, at least about someone who isn't famous.  You could choose a member of your family, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a lollipop man, a fireman or anyone who you think is a role model.  As actor Ben Affleck says, "A hero can be anyone even a person doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that everything is going to be ok."  


Your poem could be a few simple stanzas, it could be an acrostic or a shape poem, it could be a haiku or a limerick; it's up to you.  Try to incorporate some of the following:- alliteration, figurative language, similes, metaphors or personification.  Try to make it rhyme but don't worry if it doesn't rhyme, not all poems do. 


Have a look at this as an example of an opening stanza...

Pretty as a picture,

Bubbly as an aero,

My dear mum is really cool,

She is a superhero.


Have a go and submit your poem to  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.


Good luck and have fun!

Superb work by Simone, writing her super hero poem about the NHS.

WB: 27th April 2020 - Maths Challenge

Science Challenge

Updated! Human body quiz and further challenges coming.

Go to the science page below to see more examples and videos.

Email your responses to or Tweet them. Good luck!

St George’s Day 


The 23rd of April is the day we celebrate St George – the Patron Saint of England. You’ll recognise the story of George and the Dragon, but here is a link to a video of the legend for you to refresh your memory!

Did you know that St George wasn’t English? He was actually born in Turkey – but his bravery, heroism and gallantry were seen as qualities which were “English”, so he became the Saint of England. Find out more facts about St George here:


Creative Arts- Design a Dragon

What do you think that the dragon St George defeated looked like? Was he bright orange? Did he breathe scorching, purple flames? Were his claws as sharp as knives? Design your dragon and send us a picture using the teacher email address or twitter. You could draw, write a description or even make your dragon! Let  your imagination run wild; we can’t wait to see what you come up with.


Maths -

Below, you’ll find a link to a maths mystery booklet – linked to St George- for you to print out and solve.

Thank you to Simone and to Patrick for their dragon drawings

Writing Challenge 2


It's time to use up all the chocolate that you've got for Easter with our second writing challenge.  This challenge is all about writing instructions.  You'll need some adult help with this one so get your mum, dad or older brother or sister to help you.  We want you to melt down your chocolate and use it to make some chocolate desserts or treats.  You could make rice crispie cakes, brownies, a chocolate cake or even some profiteroles; it's up to you!  We want you to record your steps as you go along and turn these steps into a sequenced set of instructions. 


I've attached a checklist for writing instructions as well as a template you may wish to use to guide you as you go.  In addition to the checklist, why not add an introductory statement with a rhetorical question.  For example, Are you fed up looking at Easter eggs?  Do you just wish they'd disappear?  Just follow this recipe and you could...  Also, at the end you could include a warning, for example, Please allow the mixture to cool before...  It's important that you use the imperative form of the verb such as mix, whisk, beat, pour etc


Have a go and submit your instructions and a picture of your finished product to and include your teacher's name in the subject bar.


I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Have fun!

Well done to the children who have completed learning challenges and shared their wonderful work this week.

Thank you to Emily who wrote a great recipe for yummy Chocolate Scones:


Chocolate Scone Recipe

Are you sick of Easter eggs filling up everywhere and giving you no space at all?

Or eating too many of them and feeling sick?

Well not to worry because I have got a scrumptious recipe everyone will enjoy (well unless you have allergies to milk, eggs, salt or self raising flour etc).


Chocolate scones

You will need:

225g/8oz self raising flour

A pinch of salt

55g/2oz butter

25g/1oz caster sugar

150ml/5fl oz milk

Free range egg use to make scones brown or as an alterative use milk.



1.Heat your oven to 220c/200c fan/gas lightly grease a baking tray

2.Pour your flour on scales and measure it to the measurement shown add to the bowl add the salt and then add the butter but first cut it into small blocks add it in and then mix in up with your hands. Carefully add the sugar and stir it in with a spoon. Slowly add the milk (but not too much) if you have done it right you will get a soft dough.  If the mixture is too sticky add some more flour

3. Cover the surface with flour (this bit can get messy) put the dough into a ball and cover the rolling pin in flour too and roll it out. You will need a dough cutter but an alterative is the top old plastic cup. Make as many circles as possible and put them on the baking tray. Brush the circles with beaten egg or milk, using a pastry brush or new paintbrush.

4. Put the scones into the oven for 12-15 minutes or  until there risen or brown (get an adult to do this part so you don’t burn yourself

5. When they are done get n adult to take them out of the oven and let them cool

6. When ready to eat cut your scones in half get a bit of your Easter egg microwave it for 30 seconds and put it onto your scones and there you go a perfect bake.  An alternative is jam.



Remember don’t put to much salt in



If you get the mixture in your hands just put flour on it.


Typed by Emily



Well done Emily yes

Great work from Sebastian who made these lovely chocolate treats. Great writing to meet the challenge too. 

Don't they look delicious? Well done Sebastian! yes

Great work from Jack, who made a delicious cheesecake and wrote the recipe to show just how he did it.

Super work Jack, I'm sure you can't wait to tuck in! yes

Well done Cameron writing his instructions and lovely cakes made.

Well done to Louie for creating his timetable - guaranteed to keep him busy! Great maths work yes

Well done Julia who has been doing lost of shape work in maths this week

Art- Louie has worked hard on a drawing of the footballer Messi, showing how to draw people in action. Well done yes



Please click on class 3-1 link below for Relax Kids activities:

Writing Challenge 1

Our first writing challenge has been set. 

Click on the documents below and get writing; I can't wait to read your work.

Have fun!

Year 5 Home Learning Opportunities during Coronavirus Pandemic


During these confusing times, it is important that you spend your time making memories and having fun with your family! Therefore, we have put together a series of websites and learning ideas for you and your parents to have a go at.


It’s important to spend time with family during these uncertain times, you might like to try completing project ideas together. Keep positive and look after each other!


Keep checking back to see new updates!

Twinkl is a useful resource with lots of printables, online learning opportunities and quizzes. For one month they have given schools with teacher subscription a home access code for parents: UKTWINKLHELPS   Use the link and type in the code to access lots of learning resources. 
Support with homework? Go to the parent's page: 'Assertive Mentoring Meeting' for pupil prompts for Maths, Grammar, Writing and Spellings.

5-2 have been testing materials to see if they are suitable for the job. Our experiment was which material best insulates a paper cup: foil, paper, plastic or fabric. Thank you to A.J and Oscar L who made our pic collage with great computing skills.

For our new History theme this term we have been finding out about significant Victorian people and events. Our enquiry question is "Why is our school still standing?" We can't wait to find out and I'm sure you would love to know too.

For our R.E topic "Family" we have been finding out what it takes to co-exist and to be a peacemaker. We did some drama to show situations where you could follow in Jesus' footprints and be a peacemaker.