Star Learner


Holly Hutchinson 5W

Congratulations to Holly, who was chosen as Star Learner because she had written a very powerful diary entry based on the book Journey to Jo'Burg. Of particular note was the way she had used the words 'otherwise' and 'apparently.' What a Super Star!

Year 5

Your French song can be found at (you need to paste this straight into your address bar).   Remember that we are singing the chorus together, then yr 5 sing verse 1, we sing the chorus together again then yr 6 sing verse 2.  We will join together for the last chorus, so you don’t need to learn any of the other verses! Words at the bottom of the page.

Term 2 Week 5

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Activity 4

Term 2 Week 4.

Your homework this week is to use Long division.

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Please use the methods outlined in the videos below!


This term we will be reading the fantastic novel “Journey to Jo’burg” by Beverly Naidoo. We will be covering themes based around Apartheid and living in a country that is poorer than our own. Most of our English will be based around this book.


In maths we are learning all about multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. We will be learning how to the words factor, multiples, square numbers, composite and prime in order to explain our understanding. We will be starting our Geometry learning and will be focussing on 3D shapes. We will also be furthering our understanding of fractions.


In Humanities we are continuing to study Greece, both past and present. We will be placing Greek history on a timeline and learning all about the different Gods and Goddesses.

In Science we are continuing our learning about Properties of materials and applying this to practical investigations. Why not try applying your understanding in the kitchen. Can you identify any examples of solubility or reversible and irreversible reactions?

In Music we will be learning a song all about properties of materials and using our brand new glockenspiels to play the melody and harmony.

In P.E. we are continuing to develop our gymnastic skills with a focus travelling, balance and body control. We will also begin our unit of work on tag rugby. P.E will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday. Thursday’s session will be outdoors – PLEASE BRING OUTDOOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR THIS SESSION!

In R.E we are continuing to look at the Islamic faith; learning about key festivals and celebrations and how these are similar to other religions.

In computing we will be learning about computer language and how computers communicate. We will be using the analogies of semaphore and mores code to help with this understanding.

In French we will be learning to tell the story of ‘Le roi tête-en-l’air’ to add to our story repertoire of ‘Jacques le Gourmand’ and ‘Les trois cabris’. We will also learn more about Christmas traditions in French speaking countries and sing about the Nativity in French with ‘Il est né le divin enfant’. Try googling the words or even finding a youtube version to help you learn it; it is very well known in France.

Here is the beginning of the story…..

Le roi tête-en-l’air

Il était une fois un roi qui s’appelait Jean.

Il avait perdu ses lunettes.

D’abord, il regarde dans la cuisine…..

Mais elles ne sont pas là!


Tuesday 25.11.2014 – 5W Fork to Farm

Wednesday 26.11.2014 – 5H Fork to Farm

Thursday 27.11.2014 – Big Breakfast for both 5H and 5W


Check out our amazing volcanoes! What sort of reactions are taking place?


How to x by 10, 100 and 1000

How to divide by 10, 100 and 1000


If you are stuck trying to solve a 2 step word problem, have a look at the video below!



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Homework and spellings will continue to be set on a Monday and collected in/tested on Friday. Children should also be reading at home every  evening and please show your support by signing the reading record book 3 times a week.

P.E. will be on a Monday (Gymnastics) and a Thursday (Rugby).

Mr Hawkings and Mrs Walker


Il est né le divin enfant


Il est né le divin enfant

Jouez hautbois, résonnez musettes.

Il est né le divin enfant

Chanton tous son avenement.


  1. Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,

Nous le promettaient les Prophètes;

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,

Nous attendions cet heureux temps.


  1. Ah! qu’il est beau, qu’il est charmant,

Que ses graces sont parfaites!

Ah! qu’il est beau, qu’il est charmant,

Qu’il est doux le divin Enfant!



Online times tables games to help support children at home: