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Our teacher is Mrs Adcock and our teaching assistant is Miss Royer.

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16th October 2020

It was lovely to be back in the classroom this week. I can’t believe we’re one week away from half term! The last few weeks have flown by.

In English, we have been writing a narrative based upon the short film Beyond the Lines. This brought together all of our learning from this half term so far.

In maths, we have been practicing mental methods for addition and subtraction and using inverse and estimation to check our answers. To finish the week, we completed word problems, focussing upon using key words in the questions and using bar models to check.

In Science, we completed an experiment which investigated which surface caused the most friction. This involved measuring the distance that the cars travelled down ramps. Year 5 are getting much better at taking averages and writing up their conclusions using scientific vocabulary.

In R.E., we reflection upon the miracle of Jesus raising Lazurus from the dead and then compared two miracles of our choice. Finally, in Art, we started creating our second piece of skyline artwork.

What a lot of learning! Well done on another brilliant, Year 5.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Adcock

9th October 

Good afternoon everyone!

As you all know, this week has been a rather strange one since I have been teaching from home! It is a very odd feeling being on the wrong side of the screen and I am very much looking forward to being back in the classroom on Monday!

Having said that, I have been extremely impressed by Year 5’s attention and hard work. It can’t be easy to focus when your teacher is on the screen but they’ve all been brilliant. Also, Miss Royer has been amazing and deserves a big thank you!

This has been assessment week for Year 5. We have done lots of test papers to see where we are across English and Maths. Mrs Adcock was particularly impressed with our Place Value assessment results which prove we have a really good understanding of the learning we’ve done so far this term. It shows the hard work has really paid off!

For the rest of the week, we focused on the areas of grammar which we seemed unsure about from our assessments. In maths, we began our new topic of addition and subtraction.

Alongside this, we have also learnt all about the miracle of the paralysed man from the Bible in R.E. In Science, we reviewed our knowledge of gravity, air and water resistance. Finally in Art, we added the skyline to our Blitz pictures, which look amazing – the children have done a brilliant job.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

See you on Monday!

Mrs Adcock


On Tuesday 20th October 2020 in the afternoon, Mr Cotton we will be holding Mayor’s Cup trials for children in Year 5 and 6. Competitive sport is an integral part of PE and Sport, it not only promotes sportsmanship, but it develops team skills, sporting capabilities and friendships.At present, Mayor’s Cup competitions are on hold across the borough. However, we would still like to select this year’s teams and provide sufficient training for the selected children with the hope that at some point this year we can take part in friendly matches or the official Mayor’s Cup games.We will be selecting 14 boys and 14 girls for this year’s Mayor’s Cup teams from our Year 5 and year 6 children (this is inclusive of subs). Matches will usually consist of 8 a-side teams with 2 subs. 

Sporting News

During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.

2nd October

Well done Year 5 for another brilliant week. I’ve been impressed across the curriculum at this classes’ engagement and positive attitude to learning.

In maths this week, we have been finishing our place value topic. We have been busy rounding decimals which really helped us to consolidate our previous learning on rounding whole numbers. We also investigated negative numbers, Roman numerals and practiced multiplying and divided decimals by powers of 10 which Year 5 have taken in their stride.

In English, we have got to the big turning point in our book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’! We are all absolutely gripped! Based upon the book, we wrote passages based upon William going home to his mother. Mrs Adcock was really impressed with how we developed tension and suspense through our writing.

In Science, we completed two experiments! We investigated both the effects of air resistance and of water resistance.,, ask us for more details or look at the photos below! We had lots of fun and are getting more used to using scientific language to explain our results.

In R.E. we focused upon the miracle where Jesus heals the sick women and raises the girl from the dead. We looked particularly at the importance of faith in both miracles.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs Adcock

Next week:


Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.

 Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.

The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.




25th September 

We’ve had another great week here in Year 5!

In English, we’ve been busy writing some setting descriptions about the Blitz based upon a short clip we watched. We are really working on ensuring we pick the most effecting imagery we can so the reader can picture what we are describing.

In maths, we have been learning all about decimals! We’ve practised ordering them, comparing them and ended the week by rounding them! Mrs Adcock was really pleased to see us apply our rounding skills to decimals so well after we’d found it pretty tricky last week. Great perseverance Year 5!

In science, we have learnt about the force of air resistance! We are in the middle of a parachute investigation but unfortunately rain meant we will have to collect our results next week... watch this space!

In R.E., we looked at the miracle where Jesus calming of the storm. We annotated the Bible passage before discussing what this teaches Christians. In Computing, we have successfully made brilliant progress making our Crab Games! Soon we will be ready to plan and create our very own. Finally, in Art we have created the first backdrops for our Blitz skyline!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs Adcock

18th September 

What a great week we’ve had. It’s been a week of immersing ourselves into our new timetable and topics! 

 In English, we have begun the book Goodnight Mister Tom which the class is loving. We spent some time analysing the main characters in chapter 1 and ended the week by rewriting the opening scene in the book from the eyes of Willie, the evacuee. We are all very much taken by the character of Mister Tom and know there is much more than initially meets the eye! 

 In maths, we have continued our place value topic and have mostly been focusing on rounding. It’s taken a little bit of time to get our heads around it but Mrs Adcock has been impressed with our determination. 

 In Science, we began our topic of Forces and carried out our first Year 5 experiment! We learnt about the effects of gravity and used newton metres to measure the weight and mass of objects. Ask us to explain the difference! 

 In PSHE, we were set a challenge to build the tallest tower with paper and cello tape. Afterwards, we discussed how we worked well in our groups and what we could have done better. We discussed what it might look like to work well together in Science and Mrs Adcock was impressed to see us putting our learning into action the next day.

 In R.E., we enjoyed looking at the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and discussed what we  can learn about Jesus from it. In computing, we began to create our own games and finally, in Spanish, we learnt how to give our opinions about different sports! 

 What a lot of learning. Well done, Year 5. Another week where I’ve been impressed with your attitude and fun! 

 It was lovely to meet the parents virtually on Wednesday night. I’ve made a note of the main points from the meeting below just in case you missed it. 

 Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

 Mrs Adcock 


Notes from the virtual open classroom

  • Please make sure your children are reading for 20-30 minutes each day and recording their reading in their yellow books.

  • Keep practising timestables! Especially the tricky ones

  • P.E. on Wednesday and Friday. Children may come in, in kit on Wednesday but must still bring school uniform with them.

  • Also, if you have twitter please start following the school twitter account!

Welcome to Year 5

We’ve had a brilliant first week back. Year 5 are settling in and have taken to their new class responsibilities well. It has been lovely to get to know the children and, most importantly to have them back in school! I have already been impressed by the children's listening and positive attitude to their learning. 

We began the week by creating some artwork for the display and writing some Kenning poems about ourselves. We also created a display called 'The Tree of Life'. This sparked some interesting conversations about our strengths and aspirations and about what makes each one of us different and special. 

In English, we have been studying Roald Dahl's book 'Going Solo.' We learnt all about his life and were interested to find out that he was in WW2! We read a dramatic chapter about him being involved in a plane accident and wrote letters based on the events. 

In Maths, we have been exploring the place value of digits up to 1,000,000 and have applied this learning to comparing and ordering numbers. 

I am very much looking forward to the term ahead.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Adcock 

P.S. Whole class photo for the blog will be taken next week!

Notes for the Diary 

Open Classroom

On Wednesday (16th) in the evening from 5-6pm there will be a virtual open classroom. Please tune in so you can meet the class teachers, find out about Year 5 and virtually look around your child's classroom. 


Year 5 will have P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your children have their kit in on those days.