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Term 4

Term 4 


WWII - How was Bristol affected by the Blitz?


Welcome back everyone!

Each Friday we will update our class page with photos and information to let you know what the children have been learning about.



Please encourage your child to read at least 4 times per week. Sign and date your child’s reading record, this will be checked on Fridays.

Don’t forget that you can also read on Oxford Reading Buddy:  and this can also be recorded in reading records. If you have forgotten your username and password, please speak to a Year 5 adult.


Times Table Rock Stars

Please encourage your child to practise their timestables on Times Tables Rock Stars at least 3 times per week for around 15 minutes. If your child needs a reminder of their username and password, please ask their class teacher.





During PE days, the children can come into school wearing PE kits and will stay in their kits for the whole day.  Please can children bring in their school jumpers so that they can wear them after their PE lessons. 



Daps or trainers

Black shorts or black jogging bottoms

White T-Shirt

A hair band for children with longer hair



PPA cover will be taken by Mrs Fletcher and Mrs H on Thursday mornings. Mrs Fletcher will take children for science and Mrs H will be covering DT.


Thank you so much for your continued support


Miss Fraser, Miss Bendon, Mrs Clarke and Ms Redfern

Week Beginning 28.2.22


Our focus book this term is called 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan.


For our introduction to our new book, we looked at the front cover illustration and discussed how the character might feel watching war take place right outside of her front door step. We then created our own watercolour pieces inspired by it, imagining what sights there might be outside of the viewer’s window.





We also created our own drama pieces predicting what we thought would happen in the book. We focused on the main characters of the Jewish boy and the mayor and how we could use body language to express the character’s emotions.



Shrove Tuesday 

This week we also celebrated Pancake Day! As part of our class treat, we learnt how to make American style pancakes and enjoyed eating them too!






Week Beginning 7.3.22


Continuing with exploring the book 'Rose Blanche', we looked at how author's use different literary techniques to create suspense within their writing. We then used these techniques to create our own suspense paragraphs to describe the character of Rose Blanche chasing a truck through woods before seeing something that she knew she shouldn't have...








This week we have been learning about multiplying 2 digits and 1 digit using the expanded and compact column methods. 




We then began to multiply 2 digits by 2 digits using the grid method. We found it a little bit tricky at first but persevered!




Week Beginning 14.3.22


Our focus in history this week has been to explore “How did Bristolians help during WW2?”


We looked at different primary sources from Bristolians who lived, and worked, in Bristol during this time.


We then created fact files for each person to explain how their efforts affected other people’s lives.



Week beginning 21.3.22


Conveying Character Through Direct Speech

This week, we have been focusing on how we can convey a character's personality through the use of direct speech. We started with practising how to punctuate dialogue and then moved on to the various ways that thoughts and feelings can be shown through the use of powerful verbs, adverbs, actions, and description of voice.

We then used our ideas to create our own descriptive paragraph to introduce our character in our narratives based on the book of 'Rose Blanche'.



Week Beginning 4.4.22


What a busy week we've had! We started with a bang this week by using our designs that we have created in DT to create our own purses, wallets, photobooks, and wraps. We used all the skills that we have been practising to create these very stylish textiles!









Also this week, we have been continuing with our exploration of computer coding. We decided to create a brand new Y5 event, the 'Carlympics - Pentathlon'! We used the SAM Labs coding system to create vehicles that would be judged based on 5 different categories. Congratulations to our different teams!




Have you ever wanted to recreate WWII-era recipes? Well now you can with our 'mock' replacement meals which will ensure that you don't use up all of your rationing allowance for the week! Our instruction writing has been focusing on the use of formal language and subordinate clauses to add extra details to our recipes!




And finally - enjoying the last of the sunshine with ice lollies in the playground. Have a great Easter break everyone!