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Term 4!


Forest school

5th March

19th March



How do things develop?


We will be looking at the differences in the school, comparing different time periods. We will then use this to help us develop our own play area for the playground. We are going to build prototypes and create an explanation documents to address all of the materials we would use if we were to build the real thing. We hope this is going to be a very exciting project. Be sure to come back and look at our work soon.


We are then going to be looking at life cycles of different animals and plants and how they change.

Term 3!



Forest School Term 3

Thursday 16th January 2020

Thursday 30th January 2020

Thursday 13th January 2020



Celebration  Assembly this term -

Friday 31st January 2020

Homework: Term 3




This term in English we are looking at the HIghwayman. We are writing our own narrative poem using all of the fantastics, grammaristics and boomtastics. 


We have also been focusing on including lots of Year 5 features such as relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and adverbial phrases.


This is our poem so far:


The Highwayman – sneaky, daring and cunning.


Marching boldly to his jet black horse – brave, muscular, noble.


Today is the day. Now is the time. This is the day you won’t forget in a hurry.


The rich, regal respected royals returned once again.


The shadows of towering trees were cracks of death on the broken path.

Kicking, racing, thrashing, he heard something riding through the murky woods.


The sky was sullen and pitch black but the vivid glowing orb moon lit the ebony raven sky.


The stagecoach came rambling – rambling – rambling – the stagecoach came rambling over the dusty path.


They arrived with a sparkle, the jewels were a-sparkle, the wheels were a-sparkle under the sapphire sky.


Over the rough, rocky trail they rolled and tumbled beneath the glinting stars.

Aren't we amazing writers in Year 5?! Thank you to those children who contributed. Keep up the good work.


Term 3



This term our topic question is

'How do we witness change?'


We will be looking at the changes around the world and the importance of these changes. Our text to this topic is Window by Jeannie Baker.


We have been combining the images from this book with our understanding of the moors in The Highwayman and have created our own version using different techniques.

Look at our amazing pictures!


We recreated an image through the window frame and created some beautiful pieces of art work:

Our topic questions has also been the lead for our science unit this term - Properties and changes in materials.

We have been melting, evaporating, sieving, filtering and comparing materials to classify their suitability for specific purposes.


Here are some of our experiments.

“We are the grammaristics!”

Hello there! Over the past few weeks, we have been using small but extremely helpful puzzle piece shaped bits of paper. What are they called? They are called…THE GRAMMARISTICS! They help us with our writing and remind us of the different types of grammar. For example, dialogue is a conversation between two people. And past and present tense is sentences that show when something is from the past and when something is from the present. That is only two out of many more grammaristics. Here are the Grammaristics:


The boomtastics are a great way to learn and write constructive paragraphs. The teachers say if you do two great sentences they will be happy if we have really thought about the vocabulary choices, then we can add additional ideas. They help us because we write more interesting and descriptive sentences.

Here are the boomtastics:

Cornet playing

A cornet is an instrument that is similar to a trumpet but is slightly smaller and easier to play. 


We are learning different notes each week and how to use the valves to create these different sounds.


Each week our cornets are sent home and we log onto music world to practise at home.

We have started using 'The Write stuff' ideas to help us with our writing, which includes learning about The Fantastics, The Boomtastics and The Grammaristics!

In English we have been writing sentences using the FANTASTICs. These are symbols which help us to decide what type sentence will be best in our writing. Here they are:

F Feeling

A Asking

N Noticing

T Touching

A Action

S Smelling

T Tasting

I Imagining

C Checking

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.


Go to and log in using the desktop log in boxes:



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Go to and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:


Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L