Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5PS


Mr Michael Thomas

Kents Hill Junior School


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Week beginning 13.01.20

This week, Year 6 have been enjoying writing a disaster story! We studied an overview of earthquakes, including learning that 80% of all of the planet’s earthquakes happen on the rim of the Pacific Ocean near Japan. We were encouraged to imagine the extremely unlikely event of an earthquake happening here, or putting ourselves in the shoes of the Japanese.

In Science, the Year 6 children have begun to learn about their hearts and lungs and the overall circulatory system. Once again as we focus on the human body, we have had dozens of excellent questions! Below are some beautifully drawn or traced diagrams with precise labels and descriptions.

In Computing, we returned to coding using Scratch, which remember is available online if you want to practise. We focused on the sequence of an algorithm, which means that the instructions must be given in the precise orders if you want to experience success! In order to guide the bug around the maze, we had to put precisely the correct sequence of blocks. With the wrong sequence, it will go to the incorrect squares.

Week beginning 08.01.20

Do natural disasters create adversity?

During the spring term, this is the question that Year 6 will be exploring and discussing in detail. To begin our topic, we spent the day on Wednesday enjoying lots of activities linked to Japan such as: making sushi, origami - the art of paper folding, trying our hand at karate and sketching koi fish. 


On Thursday and Friday, we have started reading our new text 'Kensuke's Kingdom' and making predictions about this as well as using our geographical skills to locate several countries and continents in an atlas, including Japan. We have also understood lines of latitude and longitude and how they are used for navigation. 

Week beginning 16.12.19

During our last week of term, the children have really enjoyed getting involved in our festive activities including: baking gingerbread men, singing Christmas songs and making Christmas crafts. We were really pleased to see so many visitors on Tuesday afternoon who shared this all with us. 

Well done to 6NH for winning the singing competition!

We have also celebrated some fabulous topic homework! Thank you and well done to all of the children who clearly put a lot of effort into creating theirs - we saw some very creative work including posters, Powerpoint presentations, a news report and singing!


All in Year 6 would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Week beginning 09.12.19

Year 6 have spent our final full week of the term reflecting on our autumn topic of The Price of Freedom. We looked back at our original question: What is the price of equality - is it worth it?


As a small group, we have worked collaboratively to choose a specific area of our topic to create a discussion considering the different view points of individuals over time. Within our group, we researched this specific area and created a board showing the opposing views. On Friday, we presented our discussion to the class with the most informative discussions being shared with the whole year group. 


On Tuesday of this week, 14 members of the choir went to Stafford Hall Care Home to brighten the day of some of the residents there by singing some Christmas songs. The children really enjoyed their visit and it really made us smile to see some of the residents and carers dancing to our songs. 

Week beginning 18.11.19

This week, Year 6 have been finishing studying Titanic and looking at the segregation of the classes on the ship. We have created our own lifeboats to meet a specific design brief which was to ensure the passengers safely and quickly were escorted to land. 

 We modified our boats several times looking at issues with weight distribution and the surface area of the ship.




We then moved on to looking at the suffragettes, another group in society who were discriminated against. We learned about Emily Davison who was killed by a horse at the Derby when she stepped out onto the race course. We created a piece of writing discussing whether she intentionally meant to kill herself or whether this was a tragic accident. 

Week beginning 11.11.19

Our week began with Remembrance day which we commemorated through the use of drama. We used role play and freeze frames to act out different people involved in the war and focused on showing different perspectives throughout various stages of the war.

We also reflected on why this day is so important and took part in a 2 minute silence to show our respects.  


We continued to extend our knowledge of what life was like on board the Titanic and how we know so much about what happened and the experiences of the people involved in the tragedy. The children applied their maths knowledge of area to complete a "Titanic" task involving the design of different rooms on board the ship. 


The children also contributed to a number of discussions around bullying as part of out "Anti-bullying Week".

Thank you to the Pupil Leadership Team for putting together resources for all the school to use.

We enjoyed using our "Now Press Play" equipment to learn about bullying and as a basis for our discussion.

Week beginning: 04.11.19

Returning from Half Term, the children of Year 6 began their work on sex and relationships education. We found out about body changes inside and out, how a baby grows and develops, how our body image can be affected by portrayals in the media and we also discussed different kinds of relationships and communication.


On Tuesday, our whole day was focused on Roots To Food with our visiting chef Darren. He hosted a healthy cooking competition between our four school houses with children and a staff member from each house working as a team to create the best tasting and most attractive dish. Our Year 6 House Captains proudly led each team.



Week beginning: 21.10.19

This week began with a free write linked to our work on Titanic. Year 6 chose to write descriptively to inform or entertain either using the boarding or sinking of the Titanic as their inspiration. 

We have completed our PSHE topic of 'Being Me in My World' and reflected on all we had learned. 

Additionally, we began to complete our music unit whereby we have created our song linked to our topic of Equality and Freedom. We wrote lyrics, used musical notation to compose and performed our song as a group. 



Week beginning: 14.10.19

This week, Year 6 had their first assessment week of the Year. We have been really impressed with the perseverance and dedication of all pupils during the week and we are confident that they will continue to progress towards SATs week in May. 


As well as our assessments, this week has been Online Safety Week. We have had many fantastic discussions covering various aspects of Online Safety including SMART. During the week, we used the Now Press Play equipment to live the life of a school pupil who was involved in some issues online and understood how best to deal with these issues. 

Week beginning: 07.10.19

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed sketching portraits of the famous Oscar Wilde this week! We have learnt that it is okay to have to make a second, third or even fourth attempt in our art work! What is important, is how we improve each time. 

The children worked hard to apply a range of sketching techniques to make their portraits as realistic as possible, they used a range of different pencil grades to get the effect they wanted.


In PSHE this week, we thought about our rights and responsibilities. As a class, we agreed on what all of these should be to ensure that we are part of a positive learning environment. We also considered what our rewards and consequences might be.

Week beginning 30.09.19

 This week, Year 6 have continued our topic of Freedom and Equality by looking at Oscar Wilde and how he was discriminated against due to his sexuality. In our reading comprehension lessons, we have read The Happy Prince and used this as inspiration to write our own versions of the story. During this process, we have really focused on redrafting each section in order to make it sound amazing. 




Year 6 have also been learning the song 'I'll be there' in music and we are just starting to create our own song using this as our inspiration. We are creating lyrics that link to our topic of Freedom and Equality and have learned different musical notation to play notes alongside these.


Week beginning 23.09.19

This week started off with a great opportunity for us in our second ever free write. We were able to write any sort of story we wanted about the opening of a mysterious, unknown door. Our imaginations were running wild as we considered different possibilities, and some Year 6 children even linked their writing to our work on slavery. Particularly impressive was the level of vocabulary that the children came up with during their ‘word blasts’ to gather adjectives and adverbs related to this unsettling story opener.


We were extremely lucky to each work with Laura Samuel, the British track and field athlete known for winning a silver medal for our country at The Commonwealth Games. We were able to listen to and watch her in action during a full-length assembly and each class completed a set of fitness activities under her tuition. It was an amazing opportunity with a true inspiration in sport in our country.



In our topic, The Price Of Freedom, we are just beginning to move away from learning about slavery and beginning to look at how gay people have suffered in the past. This is well illustrated by the life and career of Oscar Wilde, and we will be reading The Happy Prince. To learn about his background in Victorian London, children were divided into groups to each use our Chromebooks to learn about one aspect of life in this era. We worked collaboratively to create a topic display and then prepared, rehearsed and delivered a presentation in front of our class.

Week beginning 16.09.19

 This week Year 6 have continued to learn more about the slavery which began in the 16th century.

We learnt specifically about the triangular slave trade and exactly how this worked. The children were so keen to discuss the impact that this must have had on the many people forced into slavery, showing great compassion and understanding.

Each child presented their understanding of the triangular slave trade in a different way, some chose to use diagrams, some chose written reports and some even wrote poetry!

In science this week, we applied our knowledge of electrical circuits and our design technology skills to create our own lighthouses! We learnt how lighthouses have been used for many many years to help guide ships. The children thought carefully about how to use the range of resources available to make the best lighthouse - some excellent team work!

Week beginning 09.09.19

This week, Year 6 began our topic of Reality of Freedom. We started the week with a Free Write enabling us to write any genre that we desired using a picture as a stimulus for our ideas. 


Following this, we learned about slavery and looked at some of the reasons why people believed that slavery was acceptable between the 16th and 19th centuries. In reading, we continued with the theme of slavery and identified some unfamiliar vocabulary such as 'inhumanely', 'unethical', 'segregation' and 'exploitation' which we will try and use in our writing this week. 


We are very excited to announce our new Head Boy and Head Girl as well as our House Captains in assembly today! Good Luck to everyone who applied!


Week beginning 04.09.19

 This week Year 6 have started their final and most important Year of Kents Hill Junior School. 

On Thursday, we decided on the job roles we wanted in Year 6 and wrote speeches to persuade our audience that we were the best person for the job. Everyone then bravely read their speeches aloud in front of an audience. Good luck to everyone!

 On Friday, we had our hook day. We were given the name of a real life person who sailed on Titanic's maiden voyage. We had to research them and find out their age, where they were born, what social class they were and whether they died or survived. We then looked at the percentage of people in each class that survived and questioned why many more of the third class passengers died. 

 In the afternoon, we used a picture of Titanic and our team work skills to all take a section of the ship and sketch it, making sure that we shade areas of light and shade effectively.




If you have any questions or queries at any point, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us via the home/school diary or the school office. We will also be present at the end of the school day on the gate.

We are looking forward to our first exciting topic:



 Please check back each week to see what we have been learning about!


Week beginning: 15.07.19

This week in Year 5 we have continued to develop our mathematical skills by carrying out an investigation which involved interpreting tables in order to solve problems.  We also wrote to entertain.  By using language features such as alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification we created vivid images.  


We enhanced our scientific and teamwork skills when learning about friction.  In our groups, before carrying out our experiment, we made a prediction and hypothesis.  We carried out an experiment to test how moving objects move at different rates on a range of surfaces.  We wrote a table of our findings and compared our results with our predictions when writing a conclusion.  


During our music lesson we continued to practice our song Livin’ on a Prayer.  We learnt about the different note values and how to draw these musical notations.


Week beginning: 08.07.19

This week in Year 5, we continued our preparations for moving into Year 6, as well as then onto Secondary school. Luckily, staff and pupils from Appleton School visited to provide us with a ‘Get ready for secondary school’ session, where we participated in a range of fun activities, building upon our teamwork skills too. We even directed our peers who were using blindfolds!

Alongside our learning in maths and geography, in which we have focused on co-ordinates to reflect shapes as well as interpreting longitude and longitude, we have we also furthered our understanding of forces in science. After learning about gravity, in addition to discussing scientific terminology such as gravitational pull and air resistance, we conducted our own investigations. In groups, we tested whether mass affects the speed at which an item falls to the ground, taking inspiration from Sir Isaac Newton, Aristotle, as well as Galileo. Plus, we enjoyed the mess that the tomatoes made as they hit the ground!



 Week beginning: 01.07.19

This week year 5 have been learning in detail about several countries in America. We had the choice to pick a country to research in detail to create a persuasive holiday brochure. In this piece of writing we included rhetorical questions and emotive language to persuade our reader to visit some of the fantastic countries in America. 


Year 5 also took part in sports day, where we persevered and showed great teamwork across the afternoon competing in our houses.  Some of the races consisted of obstacles, sprint and the traditional egg and spoon race. 

Week beginning 24.06.2019

This week Year 5 have worked extremely hard in their assessment week demonstrating the school’s core values of independence and perseverance.  Alongside this, the children have been continuing with their topic Amazing Americas.  They have enhanced their geographical skills by using atlases and conducting research, using the chrome books, to identify human features in North and South America.  The children have also been learning about the style of Surrealism and Salvador Dali.

Week beginning 17.06.2019

This week in Year 5, we have enriched our geographical knowledge through a range of contexts. During our lessons, we have learned about physical geographical features, and discovered landmarks specific to the amazing Americas (our topic), such as Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and volcanoes in Hawaii. We have explored time zones and figured the best route to travel North and South America in our maths investigations, reading maps to identify cities and states also.


This week in Year 5, we have enriched our geographical knowledge through a range of contexts. During our lessons, we have learned about physical geographical features, and discovered landmarks specific to the amazing Americas (our topic), such as Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and volcanoes in Hawaii. We have explored time zones and figured the best route to travel North and South America in our maths investigations, reading maps to identify cities and states also.




Week beginning 10.06.2019

This week year 5 have been learning about Thomas Edison. He was a famous inventor and one of his inventions was the electric light bulb. At the start of the week we read an information text about his life and then we answered fact retrieval questions around the text. Later in the week we used all our factual knowledge to write a biography about him. We used parenthesis to ensure that we were adding extra detail about his life, whilst using sub headings to set out our writing clearly.

Here is an extract of our writing.

Week beginning 03.06.2019

This week Year 5 had an exciting hook day for their new topic Amazing Americas.  The children gained an understanding of Brazilian culture and the traditions of the carnival in Rio de Janiero .  They enhanced their musical skills by performing the Samba playing a variety of musical instruments.  The children also used their creative skills to make decorative, colourful masks.


Danbury blog – 23/24th May 2019

Year 5 embarked on an exciting residential in Danbury, arriving on the 23rd May and staying in accommodation on site till the 24th May. The residential involved a range of exciting outdoor activities which involved children building their confidence resilience and independence.

Day one

On a morning arrival the children were separated into groups with an adult and started their first adventurous activity with a trained member. Below are some of the activities that children took part in across the two days.

Ariel Trekking

An exciting two level obstacle course designed to challenge the children’s agility and nerve. There are a range of tunnels to crawl through, swings and using co-ordination to move across the climbing walls.


Low Ropes

A fantastic task to promote teamwork skills whilst enjoying a range of activities and games created by staff. Low ropes involves a series of ropes and wires close to the ground, the aim is to move around the course as a team without touching the ground with the support of each other.

Problem Solving

The children solved a range of problems outdoors with limited movement such as, using several pipes to move a ball towards the end target of a bucket. The children discussed their ideas and strategies and this showed great perseverance and determination to solve these problems.


BMX Biking

The children with the confidence in biking used the BMX bikes on a purpose-built track. This allowed the children to experience the thrills of the jumps, twist and turns, under the watchful eye of the instructors. Year 5 showed great resilience within the winding 250 metres through natural woodland and keeping their nerve on the banks, lips and jumps around each bend.

Bush Craft

An exciting activity of immersing the children in the woodland area and incorporating a range of skills and techniques includes; fire lighting using fire steels and roasting marshmallows.



After a full day of activities and lunch the children then had some free time in the lovely sunshine to play outdoors. During the evening after a hot dinner was provided, the children settled down to complete a quiz in groups which supported the team building and working collaboratively skills.


The children stayed in large tents with their peers, this supported them within this residential to gain independence within their own packing and organisational skills for bed time. All tents contained mattresses.




Week beginning 20.05.2019

This week, Year 5 have developed their independence during their Road Safety day. The children partook in great discussions about being safe by roads and were able to spot lots of hazards. In addition, they have demonstrated perseverance during our tests this week, applying all of their learning so far.

Everyone is really looking forward to Danbury and we are set for an enriching experience!

Week beginning 13.05.2019

This week year 5 have learnt about the history of the Anglo-Saxons and the Scots. During our history lesson we described their settlement and learnt about their traditional villages and houses. Our historical information supported us to write an information report on the Anglo-Saxons. We successfully used sub headings to ensure we were presenting our information correctly, brackets and dashes for extra information and a range of engaging sentence openers. We then used the fantastic British weather to go outside to the reading garden and read or work aloud on stage!

Here are some pictures below of our writing in action.

Week beginning 06.05.2019

This week Year 5 have continued to explore the book Beowulf for their topic Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Scots.  The children wrote setting descriptions using language features such as alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification and considered the impact their writing has on the reader’s feelings.


In music the children continued to learn the song Dancing in the Street and used the glockenspiels to accurately play a note.


The children have been developing their mathematical skills by solving word problems using their knowledge of fractions and multiples, including mixed numbers.


Week beginning 29.4.19

In Year 5 this week the children have begun exploring their topic book for Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Scots, which is Beowulf. The children predicted what they thought the text would be about and explored the narrative through reading and role play.

The children continued to discuss and learn about conflict within relationships, as part of our PSHE.

In addition, Year 5 have begun their new science topic, which is electricity. The children learned how to create their own circuits using crocodile clips, cells and bulbs.

Week beginning 22.4.19

Year 5 were welcomed back to school after a restful Easter break with an exciting hook morning. Our new topic this half term is Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Sots and the children took part in now press play to immerse themselves in the new topic. This involves an audio interactive story where the children move around the classroom with headphones and act the story through instructions.



Moving forward in the week, this hook activity supported the children in writing a play script around our new topic. Year 5 used a clear layout to show their engaging and interesting scripts by using colons for speakers, stage directions using brackets and technical vocabulary. Below are examples of the week in action, from our hook activity, writing and acting out our unique play scripts.





Week beginning 01.04.19

This week Year 5 continued with their World War 2 topic.  They learnt about Winston Churchill and his role as Prime Minister.   The children looked at some of his famous speeches and discussed what features made these speeches successful.   This provided opportunities for role play with the children planning, writing and performing their own speeches.  They used 2nd person, repetition, short sentences and emotive language to impact on the reader.  In DT the children used precision cutting skills when making their pilot’s goggles.  At the end of the week they showcased their WW2 work to the Year 3 children by creating their own museum.  The children also demonstrated some fantastic and impressive spelling skills when they took part in the whole school Spelling Bee.  Well done Year 5!





Week beginning 25.03.19

This week Year 5 have worked extremely hard in their assessment week, as well as demonstrating the schools core values of independence and perseverance.

Alongside this, the children have continued to learn about World War 2. The children have learnt about propaganda and its impact during WWII, which led to fantastic class discussions, showing the children’s enthusiasm for their learning. After this, Year 5 have designed and created persuasive propaganda posters, which were superb!

Well done for your hard work Year 5!





 Week beginning 11.03.19

This week Year 5 continued with their World War 2 topic.  They learnt about why food was rationed in Great Britain during the war and the 'Dig for Victory' campaign where people were encouraged to keep allotments and how lawns and flower-beds were turned into vegetable gardens. 

They carried out a maths investigation linked to this whereby they applied their knowledge of calculating area to design a WW2 garden to maximise the amount of food that could be grown. 

The children also had an exciting science day when they became scientists and carried out an experiment to discover how to test for air pollution. 





Week beginning 04.03.19

This week Year 5 have had several opportunities for creative writing which included World Book Day. Towards the start of the week, the children were inspired by Noor Inayat Khan’s experiences as an operator in WWII, in turn producing fantastic pieces of writing. In addition, the whole school celebrated World Book Day on Thursday. The children immersed themselves in reading and writing, creating their own sequels to David Walliams ‘The World’s Worst Children’. They even worked hard designing and creating their personalised t-shirts with their own front cover and blurb for their favourite book. Year 5 were incredibly enthused by the creative experience and have celebrated their love of reading.















Week beginning 25.2.19


This week year 5 have had an exciting week to start off a new half term. Our new interesting topic is WWII, on Tuesday we had our hook day which involved dressing up and experiencing life as an evacuee. Year 5 took part in a day in the life of an evacuee through role play and historical activities. Throughout the day all children recorded these events in a diary describing their feelings. We used first person, conjunctions and short sentences for an effect on the reader. Across the week the children have shared their excellent efforts within their homework over the holidays. 




Week beginning 11.02.19

This week, Year 5 continued with their Africa topic and prepared for their African afternoon.  They used their ICT skills to create powerpoints to showcase their learning and their art and DT skills to create traditional African necklaces.  In addition, they learnt about the African Djembe drum and created their own sequences combining a variety of musical devices including rhythm and tone.  During the African afternoon each class sang a traditional African song, played the Djembe drums and shared some of their work from this half-term.  The children have also been learning about e-safety and completed an extended write about this.  Well done Year 5 for working so hard this week to produce some fantastic work!






Week beginning 04.02.19

This week, Year 5 have learned about Fairtrade. The children have researched Fair Trade using the school chrome books, along with other sources in Geography, and applied this knowledge in their writing. As a result, they produced their own leaflets, which inform others about Fairtrade and how to support it. Well done Year 5 for showing compassion and being so enthusiastic about helping others!


This week, Year 5 have learned about Fairtrade. The children have researched Fair Trade using the school chrome books, along with other sources in Geography, and applied this knowledge in their writing. As a result, they produced their own leaflets, which inform others about Fairtrade and how to support it. Well done Year 5 for showing compassion and being so enthusiastic about helping others!


This week, Year 5 have learned about Fairtrade. The children have researched Fair Trade using the school chrome books, along with other sources in Geography, and applied this knowledge in their writing. As a result, they produced their own leaflets, which inform others about Fairtrade and how to support it. Well done Year 5 for showing compassion and being so enthusiastic about helping others!




Week beginning 28.1.19

Year 5 have started an exciting week of writing by linking a persuasive piece to Tinga Tinga African art. We were persuading a buyer to purchase a piece of artwork using persuasive techniques such as, rhetorical questions and alliteration.

The rest of the week we turned into scientists and discovered different parts of a flower. As a year group we learnt the functions of a flower and how this relates to pollination. During the rest of the week we can distinguish the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction within a plant whilst naming examples. Our end of week outcome was to create a piece of writing to inform others around the process of metamorphism.



 Week beginning 21.01.19

This week Year 5 have been continuing to extend their knowledge of Africa by producing African inspired artwork.  The children learnt about Tingatinga art and created an original piece of art influenced by this style.  They also learnt about traditional African repeated patterns and designed their own which they then transferred to a tile.  Working with a partner they used a printing technique to produce some colourful artwork.  The children have also been developing their mathematical skills by carrying out an investigation to calculate missing angles.








 Week beginning 14.01.19

This week Year 5 have been developing their knowledge of Africa, which is their topic this half term. They have used atlases and conducted research using the new Chromebooks. After this, they used this information to compare human and physical features in Kenya and Brita

Week beginning 10.12.18

This week Year 5 have been producing their own Horrible Histories videos about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, Banksy and Tudor Crime and Punishment.  Working in groups the children created storyboards to explain the characters, settings and plots. 

They discussed what makes a good performance and how using a range of intonation, different volumes for effect and varying pace when speaking impacts on the audience.  Finally the children performed and evaluated their Horrible Histories clips.  Well done Year 5 on some very dramatic performances!




Week beginning 03.12.18


This week, Year 5 have been developing our knowledge of the Tudors and linking this to our topic of Crime and Punishment.

The children have been investigating the types of harsh punishments used, such as the rack and the ducking stool. The children have shared some fantastic ideas and worked hard on planning and writing their discussion texts. Well done Year 5!


Week beginning. 26.11.18

This week year 5 have had assessment week, we have worked very hard towards our targets!



This week we have explored our new science topic which is forces. We have learnt a range of forces such as friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity. In year 5 we conducted an experiment using plastic bags and a paper clip to test if the size of the parachute would affect the air resistance.


Below are some pictures of year 5 experimenting with magnets - we can in detail explain magnets and why they attract and repel objects.


At the end of the week, we produced posters and presented our findings of the different forces we had learnt over the week. 




Week beginning 19.11.18 

This week Year 5 have been learning about concentration camps and the Holocaust and why it is such a major event in world history.  To introduce the children to this topic they studied the book Rose Blanche.  The story is told through the eyes of a young German girl who is a witness to immense changes occurring in Nazi Germany.  Using this text the children identified examples of figurative language such as similes, metaphors and personification and discussed why these particular examples have been used and how they made them feel as a reader. Following on from this, the children created their own examples of figurative language and wrote their own stories set in World War 2.




Week beginning 12.11.18

This week, Year 5 has been learning about Banksy and his unique artistic style. To introduce the children to the topic of crime and punishment, the children discovered a crime scene at the start of the half term, which unmasked some mysterious graffiti. Following on from this, the children are developing their learning through reading and discussion, as well having designed and created their own Banksy inspired art work using stencilling and painting.

Week beginning 05.11.18

This week, Year 5 have been learning about Guy Fawkes and his plan to commit treason.  

We learnt the plot of Guy Fawkes which involves attempting to set fire to Parliament. We looked into how the historical act of treason relates to Bonfire night and have understood the differences between Catholics and Protestants, whilst linking this with Guy Fawkes beliefs. Towards the end of the week Year 5 produced a persuasive letter to try and stop Guy Fawkes from committing treason whilst using the correct features such as, modal verbs and rhetorical questions. 


Memorial Day




As a whole school we celebrated Memorial Day on Wednesday and created poppies out of the bottom of plastic bottles. Year 5 contributed to Memorial Day by using our sewing skills and creating a blanket stitch on felt poppies. We finished these off with a black button in the middle. 


week beginning 29.10.18

Year 5 Topic ‘Crime and Punishment’

Well done to Year 5 for producing some excellent mystery stories during half term.  This week Year 5 started their new topic ‘Crime and Punishment’.  They have been improving their teamwork skills, when being detectives, investigating a crime scene in the reading garden in small groups.  Later in the week, Year 5 have been journalists by using the evidence they found to write their newspaper reports.   


Autumn 1

Year 5 have settled well into Upper Key Stage 2 and are developing their independence and team work.  This half term, Year 5 have been working on a business and enterprise topic aimed to develop their leadership and organisation skills and aspirations for the future. 

We were really impressed by the quality of some of the homework completed over the summer holidays:

In order to develop their aspirations children were visited by  professionals ranging from fire fighters to a recruitment consultant in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. 

Pupils developed their ability to work with others in a variety of roles while developing their own business plans.  Each business was then presented to parents.