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PE is on a Monday and a Friday so please make sure you have your full PE kit in on these days. 
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Super Sharks Learning 17th-21st June 2019


Hello. I hope you have a great weekend.


This week the class have looked at personification and figurative language and have really brought the Black Death to life. Here are a few examples:

"The skeletal figure of the Black Death was like a purple cloud of despair."

"The Black Death rained evil, spraying its victims with disease."

"Silently, the skeletal figure of the mighty pesky pestilence death defyingly smiled with his maggot infested teeth.."


 For home learning this week children need to complete 'Mathletics' tasks, use TT Rockstars, read for pleasure and learn the following spellings ready for our speed spell on Monday morning:

  • enviable
  • community
  • predictable
  • reasonably
  • noticeable
  • possible


Our spelling pattern we have looked at in our RWI spellings sessions is words ending in the suffix -able. What is the most unusual word you can find that ends in this suffix?


Week 10th to 14th June 2019

What an exciting week for the class this has been!

It started off with an enthusiastic introduction to our topic, Peasants, Princes and Pestilence with some wonderful dressing up and fantastic hot seating. The children demonstrated fantastic enquiring minds through their great questioning abilities - enjoying interrogating each other in the hot seat and while studying various pictures of the 14th Century.

Then off to Leeson House. I was sad not to be able to go with them this year, but am sure they had a wonderful time (despite the weather!). I look forward to hearing all about it next week. 

For an exciting look into the Year 5 stay at Leeson House, please scroll further down this page. 



Vision Week w/c 3rd June

This week we have been learning about our school vision 'Making a difference for good, with each other, everyone, in our community'. We have focused on the 'in our community' aspect and how this links to Ephesians 3:15 'from which every family in heaven an on earth takes it name.'


The children learnt and talked about what a community is, what different communities there, how we feel in different communities and ways in which we could make a difference in our community. The rest of this half term we will be using Fridays to make a difference in our community. Keep checking for updates on this.



Super Shark Learning week commencing 20th May

Thank you all for sharing our 'Blood Heart' Topic showcase with us on Friday 24th May. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning in their books with; also showing you how to measure your resting heart rate and after doing an activity; and they also loved singing Adelle's 'Make you feel my love'. 


Super Shark Learning  week commencing 13th May

Hello, I hope you have a great weekend. For home learning, the children need to complete 'Mathletics' tasks, use TT Rockstars, read for pleasure and learn the following spellings:

1. climb

2. subtle

3. doubted.

4. debt

5. limbs

6. equipped


We have been looking at words containing the silent 'b' letter in our RWI (Read Write Inc) spelling sessions. Some of the above words for home learning contain a silent 'b' . Can you think of any other words containing the silent 'b' letter?


During our Science lessons, we have been learning about working scientifically. We have planned a new heart rate experiment by identifying three different types of variables: independent variable (the variable that changes in the experiment), dependent variable (the variable that is measured) and the controlled variable (the variable that is kept the same to ensure a fair test). We then created a results table to record our heart rate during different physical activities. These results were then put into a bar graph and were interpreted to inform our conclusions.


In our Maths lessons, we have been learning about angles. We have compared acute, obtuse and reflex angles; and have drawn and measured angles using a protractor. We have also learnt how to tranlsate (move) and reflect shapes.


We look forward to welcoming you to our topics showcase on Friday 24th May at 2:00 p.m.




On our impact day last week, we handled real hearts, which was very exciting. We also saw what a heart looked like when cut in half. We have been researching and learning lots about our circulation and finding out lots of interesting facts.


This week in English we are learning tips and tricks to make effective information texts, such as bulleting, using labelled diagrams and headings. This week and next we will be planning, writing and editing our own non-chronological piece on the circulatory system.


In Maths, we are revisiting rounding and learning to round decimals such as 24.68 to the nearest unit and tenth.


There are Mathletics tasks set as homework; remember that you can use the built-in virtual teacher if you are stuck!







Some links to explore:


Amazing heart facts


Give Blood stories


How the heart pumps blood - video and activities


Healthy Heart - short video from PBS kids


Origin of the heart symbol - PBS


3D heart app intro


BHF video on heart function


Circulation animation


Heart Anatomy - animations and quizzes


The Human Heart


Accelerated Reader


Shark class are taught by Mr Warren and Miss Lyndley this year. Mr Warren will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays. Miss Lyndley will teach Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays. 


PE days are Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure you have full PE kit in on both these days. Thank you. 


Across Y5 and 6, Mrs Bell, Mrs White, Ms Elsworth and Mrs Rose will also be supporting at different times.





Leeson House Trip 12th-14th June


The year 5 children who attended Leeson House were absolutely amazing. They behaved excellently and showed fantastic resilience, perseverance and team work. It was a real delight taking them on a residential trip, well done Year 5's!



Your child has a mathletics account which can be accessed on any internet linked tablet, ipad phone or PC.


Pleae encourage your child to try to earn at least 1000 points each week. 1000 points earns a bronze certificate; four bronzes leads to a silver and four silvers is rewarded with the ultra-rare GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLDD certificate..... if your child earns one of these they get to do the Shark Lucky Dip too as well as getting a special mention in worship!

New Star system


All children collect stars (replacing housepoints) in their own personal booklet. These will link to bronze, silver and gold iron-on patches for their school uniform.




Year 5 and 6 spelling lists

The Years 5 & 6 English curriculum



St Andrew's Autumn Term Home Learning Activities!

Check out this link to the Book Trust's Great Books Guide!