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Week beginning 3rd July 2017


This week we learnt about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We started by researching the artist on the iPads and discovered that he likes to use natural resources within his art such as leaves, flowers and thorns. 


We decided to have a go at creating our own interpretations of his artwork. 

Week beginning 19th June 2017

Our week has centred around the Disney classic Beauty and the beast, as we have worked hard both practising and performing for the Summer production. 

In Literacy, we looked at the emotions of character's  within the story and worked has a group to complete an emotion chart. 


We then used these to create frieze frames of key points in the story and discussed how each of the characters would be feeling. 

Week beginning 5th June 2017

Together we stand!

Today we have talked about our experiences and thoughts about recent weeks. What do we think or believe? How do we feel about it? What would you do if?

The common theme across the whole class was a passion to stand up for what we feel is right! Here are some of our posters of support.

Week beginning 22nd May 2017

Our favourite books

On Wednesday, we prepared for our Book celebration day by thinking about our favourite books. We then designed leaflets and poster to promote these books. Can you guess which books they were? 


On Thursday, we completed our NSPCC skipathon to raise money for the charity. Please remember all money raised should be in school for the first Wednesday back after half term. 

Week beginning 15th May 2017

Mysterious settings

This week we have begun our new topic about mysterious and out of the ordinary stories. Here is our work on creating a part of our settings.

We used found and natural objects to build our settings.

Week beginning 8th May 2017

Willow Pattern plates

This week we have been learning about the Willow plate story. This has been linked to our work in History and Geography (learning about China and the Shang Dynasty). 


See our finished representations of the story in the style of a Willow Pattern plate.

Week beginning 2nd May 2017

The Great Debate!

This week our Scarecrows came in to school. We have worked extremely hard on these either individually or as part of a team.

Unfortunately, the birds have begun to nest before the scarecrows could do their job. This has led to a great debate in Fir Class. There are many reasons for and against. See our pictures and us debating our ideas.

The problem...

The Scarecrows

The Debate!

Week beginning 24th April 2017

What have my words done?

We have been learning about friendships and relationships this week. We have talked about people saying or doing nasty things and the affects of this. 

We had two apples. The first apple we said lovely things to. Compliments and positives. The second apple we said horrible things to. We insulted it repeatedly. Then afterwards we felt bad and said sorry. 

We opened up the apples to see the damage we had caused. We were shocked that our words could hurt it so much.

It made us think... what have my words done?

Week beginning 24th April 2017

Starry Night

We have been looking at Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. We have looked at the style of working and the effect he has created. We have then attempted to mimic the style and skills in preparation for our Manea Gala pictures.

Starry Night

Week beginning 18th April 2017


This week we have been learning how to argue. For many of us we have been perfecting our existing skills.

See us arguing in the images below...

smileySummer term has arrived!smiley

Week beginning 27th March 2017


Today we went to the National Space Centre in Leicester. We went with the year sixes and had an amazing day! See our photos below...

Week beginning 20th March 2017

What does volume mean to you?

Today we have been investigating volume in maths. What is it? What does it look like? How can it be represented? What is the maths behind the volume of a cube? Have a look at the images below...

Thursday 23rd March 2017


Creative Curriculum Day!


Today we planned, filmed and edited our movies to enter the Cambridgeshire's Young People's Film Festival!

The finished films will be on our page soon!

Film making day!

Week beginning 13th March 2017

Design Technology

This week we began working on our mechanics project... We looked at other forms of pop up cards and how they are made. We made prototypes before making the finished Mother's Day cards.

See our pictures below, hard at work!

Week beginning 6th March 2017

Direct and Reported Speech

We started learning about direct and reported speech this week in literacy. All of us didn't really have a clue about what it was. As the days went by, we learnt more and more about direct speech. Just ask us how we got on with our homework this week!


See the examples below:


"Why did you do that?" the man questioned.

The man questioned the reason for their actions.


"Come on, you can do better than that!" She said.

The lady reported, that they could do better.

Week beginning 27th February 2017

Fire Station visit in March, Cambridgeshire

We have had the most amazing morning of fun and learning. As a class we have developed team-building skills whilst learning how to keep ourselves and others safe in a variety of situations.

See the images below and see if you can figure out what we have been learning about!


Week beginning 20th February 2017


This week has been varied but normal for the most part. However the arrival of Storm Doris on Thursday altered the course of the week. This Friday we embraced our work on Journalistic writing and so became Journalists, Editors and Photographers for the day. 

We have interviewed witnesses, tracked down evidence of destruction as well as recounting our own experiences.

We have had an amazing yet challenging day. Working as a team to a strict deadline.

First we split into five teams (our newspaper crew and Miss Booden selected the Editor). Throughout the day we have had news bulletins and mini challenges as well as the looming deadline of publishing our newspaper by 3pm!

See the photos below of our amazing journey into the world of work...

Week beginning 6th February 2017

500 words!

This week we are taking part in the 500 words challenge. See the website below for more details.


We are working on our:

  • Originality,
  • Language,
  • Characterisation,
  • Plot.

Inspiration has hit!

Week beginning 30th January 2017


We have begun our week of bikeability. All of the children taking part have passed level one so can now progress onto the next three days of level two. We are all very excited by the prospect. Well done Fir Class and keep up the hard work and perseverance!

Week beginning 23rd January 2017


This week we have been working on our balances and rolls in gymnastics. Pointing those fingers and toes!

See our hard work below.

Week beginning 16th January 2017

Class assembly


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Week beginning 9th January 2017


We have started our Space! topic. We are learning about the planets, forces, the environment of space as well as learning about astronauts!


We are starting our homework project. We are researching our chosen astronaut and creating a project booklet of interesting information showing off our skills.


Adding and computing!

We have created instructional photos for how to add in year 5. Have a look at us working.




We have had a great first few days back and are looking forward to beginning our new topics next week!

Week beginning 12th December 2016

The holidays are coming!

This week we completed our DT project (the puppets). We have worked well to create them as well as working as part of a team to develop and perform a puppet show. See the images below of all that we achieved.

Week beginning 5th December 2016


Maths Games!


This week we have played the maths games that we designed and made as part of our maths homework. We have reviewed their effectiveness and how they have challenged us to use a variety of maths skills.


See our games in action below...

Week beginning 28th November 2016



Today we had some guests all the way from Australia.


Here's what happened...

What food do you eat in Australia?


''We eat T-Bone steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, barbecue, salad,tomato sauce!!!!!''


Are you afraid of poisonus animals?


Their not something I worry about but their are some native to australia.


Whats your favourite animal you've seen in the zoo?


kangroos,kwalas,panda,grumpy cat,baby sloths,baby pandas and everything Clare has seen in the zoo


What is your favorite Australian sweet?


toffee,trical ,gumball  lollies 

what is your favourite peice  of technoligy? 


computer',ipad and iphone


What are your favourite animals?


Kangeroo's, Panda,Dragons,Lions and Meerkats.


What is the weather temperature in Australia?


The hottest weather is 41 degrees and the coldest weather is 10 degrees.


What is your favourite animal native to Australia?


I like an animal called a Kinna which is an animal like a hedgehog.


What is it like in Australia?

It is hotter than any other country.

Week beginning 21st November 2016

Biographies and autobiographies

This week we have continued to learn about biographies and autobiographies. We have dramatized parts of Roald Dahl's life. See the images below.

Week beginning 14th November 2016

Children in Need

Today has been a strange day! We discovered that weird and wacky things had happened all over the school. 

We solved who was behind these strange goings on, however there was the outline of a body in our class and no-one knows who it is or how it got there.


See the children's crime reports to see if you can find out what happened.

Week beginning 7th November 2016

Science Dragons Den!

Today we shared our 'electronic products' with the Dragons in a hope to be successful and receive the money to make our dreams a reality.

Week beginning 31/10/16

Our stories

We have worked well this week to complete our short story books. We have planned our stories and written them. We designed and made our books. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing.

The end of the first half of the autumn term!


Our thoughts of our time in year five so far...



In Fir Class, we've been very interested in computing.

Those of us who went on the residential had a great time.

Each Monday and Tuesday morning, we have got on well with P.E.

With lots of practise, we have performed our harvest assembly successfully, which we are all proud of.

We have enjoyed our art because we have used mark-making skills.

In the afternoons, we enjoyed doing observational drawing.

For our harvest pictures, we were enthusiastic about using charcoal to add effects by smudging.

Our favourite part of this half term was mindful time, hockey, tag rugby, after school clubs and drawing time for planning story writing.


Week beginning 17th October 2016

Emailing Miss B!


This term we have been developing our communication skills using computing. Our challenge was to email our verse of the harvest poem to Miss Booden. We needed to create the document and then attach it in an email. This was something that some of us had not done before. See us working in the images below... how well we were focusing!


Can you think of a time we would need to attach something in an email?

Week beginning 10th October

Outdoor learning week


We have really been enjoying outdoor learning this week and have had many opportunities to apply our knowledge of shapes and their properties to our outside environment. 

Our week started with a triangle challenge: How many triangles can you make from 9 sticks?  We all thought the answer would be 3 to start with and were surprised with how many we managed to make. One group even reached 14! 

On Wednesday we looked at Andy Goldsworthy's famous artwork 'Iris leaves with Rowan berries'. We discussed the different polygons we could find within the picture. We then used natural resources to create our own versions- which shapes can you see?
Don't forget to visit the market place on Monday to see more photographs from this week. 

Week beginning 3rd October


We have continued learning about electricity this week with a link to solving circuit problems. We are ready to design and make our product for Dragon's Den in a few weeks.


See our photos below.

Week beginning 26th September 2016

French alphabet!

French Alphabet Song- Military Style!

We have been learning the French alphabet with the help of this song!

Week beginning 19th September


This week some of the year five and six's had the opportunity to make their very own board games.  They planned and executed their final designs wonderfully!

Week beginning 12th September 2016


This week we created our hoax photos as part of our recounts topic. We had great fun using our Unidentified Flying Objects. See our photos below...

Week beginning 5th September 2016



This week we have started our new science topic. We are learning about electricity... how to keep safe, how it works and what we can use it for. See our bank of vocabulary.

Week beginning 1st September 2016


The First Two Days Of Year Five


On the first day back, we came into the new classroom either nervous or excited, then we sat at our new places. It was fabulous seeing all of our friends here and we have made a new friend! Owen.

We designed and made bookmarks and snails for our reading race (photos to follow).

In Fir class we have a new mascot... a monkey that needed a name. We shared possible names, then we voted for our favourite. "Nanas" won! (Jeff came second)!

On the second day back at school, we wrote a letter to our future self. In the letter we wrote our goals, hopes and dreams. We finished it with words of wisdom!

When we were playing Fizz Buzz, "Fizz Buzz" nearly died (due to a split seam), but Ms Hyner saved him with some careful stitching.

Friday afternoon is art! Yay!