Star Learner


Arthur from 3M

Congratulations to Arthur who has been chosen as Star Learner. He has been demonstrating real RESILIENCE by not only working hard to complete all of his work but also by completing EXTRA homework. What a Star!

Homework w/c 30.01.2017

Next week you will be having an end of term maths test.  The test will be based on all the topics we’ve covered this term.  We have added some games, teacher videos and homework sheets onto to help you revise.  Mr Smith and Miss Burke will be checking how you’ve been getting on from our teacher screen.  Remember you can spend your coins on decorating your treehouse – we can have a look at your tree house on Friday if you’ve been working hard at it.

Good Luck!

Remember – to log in, your username is the first 4 characters of your first and last name (E.g.  johnsmit).  Your password is changeme.

Year 5

Out of this WORLD!

Happy New Year and welcome to Term 3! It’s great to be back and we are all so excited about our new topics this term!


How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

This term we will be reading the fantastic novel “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. This book uses some amazing figurative language which we will be learning how to use in our own writing. Our focus will be on using figurative language and re-ordering sentences to engage the reader.  We look forward to creating our own Science-fiction stories set in our own imaginary worlds.  Have a look out for examples of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia and alliteration in your own reading books.




* I can identify, in detail, how a character is feeling (beyond happy or sad) using evidence from the text ** I can formulate questions based upon the text and illustrations. *** I can identify  examples of figurative language and suggest alternatives.


* I can use similes and metaphors to create an image. ** I can use personification to create an image. *** I can use a range of figurative language to create an image and re-order sentences to start with -ing, -ed, -ly.



We have a busy couple of terms ahead as we strive to master the new curriculum.

We start by revisiting place value and applying our existing knowledge 6-digit numbers.  We will explore mental strategies for addition and subtraction in order to improve our confidence and understanding of number as well as using formal written methods.

Our investigation will see us tackling square and prime numbers; looking for patterns and uncovering rules that govern multiples and factor pairs.

We will be using our reasoning skills to explore missing angles and compare and classify different types of triangle.  Preparing for life in the real world, we will also look at sets of continuous data (displayed in line graphs); interpreting and analysing the data.

Brain teaser:

All multiples of 8 appear next to a prime number

Is this statement TRUE or FALSE? Explain your answer.


I can add and subtract using 3 and 4 digit numbers, including missing digits/ numbers. I can identify PRIME  and SQUARE numbers up to 100 I can solve 2 step problems using + – x and ÷ that include SQUARE and PRIME numbers


In Humanities we are learning about the Amazon rainforest, its climate and physical Geography. We will then be learning specifically about the river Nile and its water cycle.

In Science we are taking a journey into the depths of space as we explore our solar system and the effect that the Sun and Moon has upon our lives on Earth. Later on, we will learn about the first moon landings and put ourselves inside Mission Control as the crew of Apollo 11 make their giant leap for mankind.

In Music we are stepping into the world of Jazz, as we continue to broaden our musical horizons.  We will explore melodies and harmonies and use complimentary notes/ chords to improvise our own compositions.

In P.E. we are working on our ball skills and awareness of space as we get to grips with Netball.  Over the coming weeks we will improve our control over the ball and learn about defense and attack as we play invasion games. We will also be expressing ourselves through dance as we journey beyond the stars to a galaxy far far away.

Indoor P.E. kit is required every Tuesday!

Outdoor P.E. kit will be needed every Thursday (jumper and tracksuit bottoms)!

We will also be learning how to order drinks in a French café in term 3. We will be recycling some of the language we used to buy ice creams in year 4 and extending it with a very useful phrase – ‘je voudrais’, I would like. This is called a conditional tense and gets extra marks in assessments!

In R.E we are learning about why certain journeys and places are important for different people and religions.

In P.S.H.E we are discussing healthy lifestyles and what we need to do to be able to stay fit and healthy.

In Computing we are manipulating shapes in order to create tessellating patterns. This will feed into our Art work this term where we will be exploring various printing techniques.

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.

Mr Smith and Miss Burke

Online times tables games to help support children at home: