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Week Beginning 11th May 

This week we have tried to encourage the home learning at home with our year 5 pupils and they have been receiving Dojo points for excellent work that has been completed.  


Here were the results:


Ciaran was our winner and here he is his with the prize that he received in the post: 



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Week beginning 11th May 

What an amazing week of learning.  You have been absolute super stars and I have been so impressed by the learning that has been sent into me.  You should be very proud of yourselves.  

Your poems were amazing and your maths learning is getting stronger by the day.  It has alwso been great to see you out and about having fun, so thatnk you for keeping me updated with your daily learning.  


This wee we introduced class dojos back and some of you have been exceptional.  


I can not wait to see your learning this week.  

Week Commencing 4th May

Year 5 have been working extremely hard this week from home and sending in lots of photographs of their learning. It has also bee wonderful to hear from you all on our weekly phone calls, talking about all the great things you have been doing whilst in lock down. 

Everyone is keen to get back to school and  see their friends, which would be lovely, but not until it is safe to do so.  


I have enjoyed reading your writing this week. I have seen that you have put in lots of effort and I thank your parents for helping you.  Some of your writing has been super and you are really developing your own style.  


I have also been impressed with your maths this week.  


Here are some examples of the super work I have been sent in: 


Week Commencing 27th April 

WOW - you have all been amazing this week with your home learning.  You have had some challenging learning this week but you have put in so much effort.  I am glad that you are all safe and happy too. Receiving your emails daily keeps me going and it is so lovely to hear what you have all been up to - especially all the things you have been baking.  


Keep up the good work. 


Week Commencing 20th April


Well done to everyone for coming back to school this week with such a positive attitude for learning.  I have been so impressed by the learning that you have completed this week.  


I have to give a shout out to: Caleb, Callum, Michelle, Sahar, Farah, Thomas, Ciaran, Lucy and Raheem. Without fail everyday you are sending me your learning and it is amazing. You should be very proud of yourselves.  


Below are some of my favourite pieces of work from the week.  

Easter Learning
Here is some of the learning that you have sent over the holidays... Well done every one

Week Commencing 30th March

Thursday 2nd March

To make you smile today we have a video by one of your friends telling us his infamous jokes.  


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We have another video from one of your friends to say hello...


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Abdurrahman has sent us a picture in that he drew. He hopes you like it....I certainly do.  

Weekly Update

Thank you all for your learning so far this week, you are doing amazingly working at home. I have loved your emails and your pictures that you are sending in.  

I know that many of you are missing your friends, and school and we all can't wait to be back together again.  But for now keep sending in your emails,  remember if you want to speak to your friends you can do so through purple mash. 

This week, I have challenged you to send in a video message to your friends.  

Here is one for you: 


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Well, we are now on week 2 of homeschooling. Well done to everyone who sent me their learning in last week and photographs of all the exciting activities that they have done at home. 

Please keep up the good work and email me daily.  This is so that I know you are safe and can help you if you need me.  

Today I have had some lovely photos and work sent through from you.  I hope you enjoy seeing what your friends have been getting up to.  


Week Commencing 23rd March

Thank you

On behalf of Mrs Willis and her family, thank you to the NHS staff, Supermarket workers, delivery drivers, all other key workers, and most of all thank you to your parents - for taking such good care of you during this time.  

Mr Willis and Kian showing their appreciation for everything that everyone is doing right now to keep our country going.  


We are all going through this time together.  So remember be kind to each other, key smiling and stay safe. 

Mrs Willis

Day Four

Thank you to those of you who are sending me your work daily, emailing me with what you are up to or emailing me for a bit of a chat.  It is lovely to hear from you all.  If you have not emailed me yet please do as it is lovely to hear from you all. 

Here are some photos that have been sent in to me today. 

Day Three: 

Thank you for all your pictures today of your learning.  They have certainly made me smile.  You are all working so hard from home and I am incredibly proud of you and your parents.  Today I have enjoyed speaking to you all individually on the phone - it was lovely to hear all of your voices.  I miss you all terribly, and I am sure you are missing your friends too.  

Here are some pictures from today: 

Thomas and his pug showing off his rainbow boat. 


Day Two: 

It has been a much quieter day today, and I have not heard from as many of you as normal.  Please do keep in touch each day, as it is too quiet here in school without you all. 

I have been sent some lovely photographs today. Here are a couple: 

A cake made by Lucy.  It looks delicious. 

Ciaran practising his spelling.


Day one: 

Thank you to all the children and parents for your hard work on day one of home learning. We understand that at this time it is difficult and that your children will do the best they can with their learning whilst they are not in school.  I have loved looking at all the work that you have all sent me so far. It makes me smile to think that you are all safe and still focussed on your education.  

I have also enjoyed receiving photographs showing me what you have been up to. These are my 2 favourite pictures from today.  



Please send me photos of what you are getting up to. They are definitely cheering me up.  

Today it has been awfully quiet without you all and I miss you all dearly.  Remember to stay safe and continue to email me with your learning, your daily updates, your photos, and even maybe a joke... I know you love them.  

Keep smiling and stay safe.  

Mrs Willis

Week beginning 9th March
On Friday we took part in sports relief for charity. All year 5 took part in circuit training and brought in money to support the cause. 
This week for Science week we have taken part in different learning  activities.  Today we researched the life of David Attenborough and created some art work of animals that he has even in the wild.  

Today we worked with Steve to learn about some famous scientists: Micheal Farraday, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and Steven Hawkins. We created drama and freeze learning about their ideas and discoveries.

This week was year 5 class assembly.  We performed our play on Robert Scott to the school and 

parents.  We hoped you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed performing it.  

On Monday for science week we were lucky to have a science workshop. we got to take part in different science experiments and make polymer (slime) which we all loved. 

Week Beginning 2nd March 


Wow. What a week year 5 have had. A day of drama, a theatre trip to London and world book day. It has been an amazing but tiring week. 

World book day

For world book today this week, we read as many books as we could and studied them in different ways. We took part in freeze frames, thought tracking, played Kahoot, read to each other, took part in a P4C and shared stories with the younger children. 

A play in a day: Robert Scott

This week we were lucky to have Steve in. he joined your five for the day to help us put together a play all about Robert Scott.  I was simply amazed by the facts that the children had learned through drama and how they then were able to use this to write their own diaries as Robert Scott on his journey to the South Pole.  the children were amazing as always.

Week Beginning 24 th February


Welcome back year 5. We a very busy term ahead but lots of fun learning planned too. Our classroom has been changed to suit our new topics and the homework that you have been sending in has been amazing. Well done for all your hard work. 
This half term in English we will be studying the theatre show Wicked. We have begun to look at the character Elphaba and the back ground stories of the main characters ready for our trip to London next week. We have wrote our own poems as characters in their youth and what their dreams are for the future. 
Class Displays
This week in encompass we have begun to look at famous explorers, who they are and where they have explored. We have also read information about polar explorers to understand what it takes to be one.