Saturday, 16 January 2021

Incredible Illustration in Year 5


Incredible Illustration in Year 5

In Art this week, the Year 5 children have been creating illustrated letters, focusing on improving their drawing and composition skills.

Following guidance from Isobel Grant, a professional illustrator, the children first had to choose their favourite animal and draw it in the shape of the letter its name begins with - for example, drawing a cat in the shape of a letter C.

The children had to make sure that their animals were recognisable whilst also adapting them into the relevant letter shape. There were some fantastically creative illustrations submitted to our Padlet, including this selection below:

For the second part of their lesson, the children had to create illustrated letters for their own name, to reflect their likes and personality. It was great to see their creativity in full flow, along with their fantastic reciprocity commenting on each others work. 

We look forward to seeing more of your fantastic imaginations and creative skills in the coming weeks!

FREE Music Technology After School Clubs

Ever fancied yourself as a music producer or video game designer? Would you love to hear your tunes on your favourite Xbox or Playstation game? Do you love making and listening to music? If so, then this post is just for you!

Conductive Music are running some After School Clubs starting on Monday 18th January

There are 2 clubs available, and the best part...they are completely FREE for you to join!

These are available for children in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Please see below for details of the available clubs:

Music Technology After School Club
Learn how to make music online, from the comfort of your own home! You should be a true music lover.

You will create music using a free music software and learn the basics of music technology. You'll make your own beats, add a melody and sound effects, record lyrics and mix your song like a professional music producer.

This club comprises of 8 sessions over 4 weeks and will run on a Monday and Wednesday evening from 4pm - 5pm, from Monday 18th January to Wednesday 10th February.

Please follow the link below for full details of the club, the equipment you need and to register:

Musical Video Games School
Learn how to make your own video game and the music to go with it! You should be passionate about music and video games.

The club will take you through the basics of block-based coding to create your own musical video game. You will be encouraged to use the coding skills you learn in a creative way.

This club comprises of 8 sessions over 4 weeks and will run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4pm - 5pm, from Tuesday 19th January to Thursday 11th February.

Please follow the link below for full details of the club, the equipment you need and to register:

These offer a fantastic opportunity for children to explore creating music digitally and to improve their coding skills also. 

If your child registers and takes part, please send an email to to let us know! As the children work through the sessions, we aim to set up a forum for them to share their work with each other and their classmates.

Friday, 15 January 2021

Year 5 Celebration Certificates


The Year 5 team have been super impressed with all of the work submitted by the children this week, you have been fantastic : )

 E for Excellence winners are: George and Jeremiah

Star Writers: Blake and Tyler

Reflectiveness: Nela, Molly, Bella and Sophie

Well done to you all!

Monday is the start of a new week with new challenges so, will it be you who impresses us?

Year 6 Certificates - 15.01.21

 Well done - Congratulations Card (Free) | Greetings Island


Another jam-packed week has passed and we couldn't be prouder of the year 6 children. We've had so many participants during live online lessons where we've tackled some tricky algebra calculations and began writing from different perspectives in literacy.

Here are this week’s certificate winners:

E for Excellence

Harry - For having the strength and confidence to join in on the live lessons. I have loved hearing all of your ideas and seeing you raise your hand during all of these.

Alex T – For taking the time to learn how to submit your wonderful work on google classroom. 

Star Writer

Tristan - For being able to catch up on his writing and learn the story of Robin Hood and the Golden arrow really well so that he could write a fantastic diary entry from Robin Hood. 

Bonnie – For beautiful writing with fabulous adjectives and a natural writer’s voice.


Leo - For his beautiful presentation and for earning his pen license. You have even kept the presentation up during lockdown!

Alex M – For combining all of your reading answers onto one document showing great progress of story knowledge.


Zac - for his fabulous questioning on google classroom when he needs support. 

Megan – For showing up to the live lessons consistency ensuring that you use all of the support available.


Roxy - For taking the time to learn how to submit her work properly and for asking for help. Welldone Roxy.

Riley – For always turning up to the live lessons and reading sessions, always trying your best.


Ruben - For taking on criticism well with his writing and making great improvements from it! You are becoming so mature! 

George – For working incredibly hard in maths this week, you have shown some brilliant algebra skills.


Justinas - For showing great reflection with his online learning and for submitting his work independently.

Bobby – For fabulous algebra knowledge and quick calculation skills.

I made my teacher happy

Emily - For getting involved in the live lessons and volunteering her ideas.

Kyla – For the commitment you show to your learning. 

Year 5 Parent/Carer Feedback Form


Dear Parents/Carers of children in Year 5,

We would like to get your feedback/views on the children's learning so far. 

It would be helpful for us if you could fill in the Feedback form.

Thank you

Year 5 Team

Year 5 Google Meet Timetable Week Beginning 18.01.21


Year 5 Google Meet Timetable WB 18.01.21


In advance of next week, here is the timetable of our Google Meet sessions for the week beginning 18th January 2021. We will also be pre recording some of our lessons so keep checking for details of these.

Math 9.30 am
Literacy 11.00 am

Math 9.30 am
Literacy 11.00 am

Math 9.30 am
Literacy 11.00 am

Math 9.30 am
Literacy 11.00 am

Math 9.30 am
Literacy 11.00 am

Children who are logging onto Google Classroom will also be read with by support staff each week and your Google Meets link will be posted in the Google Classroom so please look out for it. We will try to give you as much notice as possible and if the timing does not work then please let us know as we are flexible. 

Thank you for bearing with us whilst we set up these live lessons and for your positive feedback! 

Any issues or questions please contact us at

Monday, 11 January 2021

Votes for Schools


The results are in from last weeks vote and it was an even split!

The vote topic for this week 8th Jan - 15th Jan

Will Brexit stop you from going on holiday? (KS1)
Will Brexit affect you? (KS2) 
Please see the Home Learning Guide for some great tips and advice to support home learning.