Year 5’s first few weeks

Year 5 have enjoyed a successful return to school. Our first few weeks back together have been full of smiles, laughs and a lot of hard work both in the classroom and outside. Highlights have included:


Using maths skills in an unexpected location.




Setting ourselves up for success for our first class trip.



Putting our skills into practise at Quarry Park Disc Golf Course with help from Mr Youson and Mr Regan.



Exploring the forest school and developing our teamwork skills.


Year 5 Work Update

Thank you to all those who continue to share the excellent work taking place at home.

Here is:

Darci’s 100 word writing challenge and self-portrait:

Niko’s research into the International Space Station:

Daniel G’s artwork from a dot:

Lola W’s 100 word story:

Cerys’ decimal work and artwork starting from a dot:

Hope you all have an excellent week!

Reading Resource

A few parents have been asking about reading and additional books. Unfortunately sending more books home isn’t something we are able to do at the moment however there is a comprehensive site called Reading Eggs that you can access from home.

The site is normally charged however they have a 30 day free trial for parents that will hopefully be able to assist with reading at home. All that is required is an email address for access and it will then ask you to set up a profile for your child/children.

Once you have activated your account your child will need to do the placement test (on their profile) this will show the level they need to begin at. For each level there are different activities, lessons and books that the children can read online. There are word recognition activities, reading comprehension and lessons they can complete.

The children work through the level with a map and when they get to the end of the activities and books there is then the chance to move onto the next level.

With the books you can choose between a ‘read to me’ function where the book is read aloud to them or the child reads the book out loud themselves. For those that are just beginning to read or struggle with some vocabulary it may give them a bit of confidence to have the book read to them first and then for them to try it themselves.

It is a good resource to use and as it is free to access for a short while it may be worth setting up an account if you feel your child is not reading enough or could benefit from more reading activities and practise. It is for all ages from 3 up to 13 years.

TTRS Battle!

Well done to Year 6 who won this week’s Times Tables Rock Stars Battle against Year 5 with 12,173 points v 8,857 despite Year 5 leading for the first half of the week!

Times Table Rock Stars!

Special well done to Emily C who took 1st place as the highest earner. closely followed by Ayda, Roisin, Liam LJ, Ha-Eun and Alannah. Here are your certificates!

Same again next week!

Year 5’s Zoom Catch up

After some successful meetings to allow children to catch up and have a chance to share what they have been up to, Year 5 will be taking part in a Zoom meeting on Monday 4th.

Details to join are below, let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Mr Rolison


Mr Rolison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Year 5’s Catch Up
Time: May 4, 2020 02:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 989 2454 2566
Password: 0V1uJZ

The week from Year 5

I hope you all had a restful Easter break and I was glad to catch up with some of Year 5 through phone calls in the break. Look out for a post on the front page for a Zoom call to join in with next week.


This week, lots of excellent work has been sent in to be shared – I’m glad to see lots of you working hard from home.

Archie G has shared his fitness routine as well as his reading den. Take a look at his first poem created during the holiday as well as his poem based around the moon.

Cerys had a busy week. Here is her maths multiplication work, tanka poem about the moon, texture patterns for Art, research into some key terms about space and comparing two Bible passages for R.E..

Daniel G has been getting stuck into landscaping! I wonder how long before he starts demanding a wage? He’s also worked on Geography research, a Moon poem and shown a comfy spot to read.

Darci showed a creative side through her diagram of our solar system, her prime and square numbers poster, a range of pencil techniques and a brilliant tanka poem. She also found time somewhere to get a workout in each day!

Niko has found many favourite spots around the house to get stuck into a book detailing how space functions. This has been very useful for his research into some key terms for our solar system.

Roza had a creative Easter break, resulting in some great looking sushi, a very colourful dog and a chain reaction marble run.

Check out her marble run here.

Taya has shown her favourite reading spot as well as the research into different mountains she has carried out this week for Geography.

Week 3 from Year 5

Alannah has looked into the Sacraments and created a poster to explain each one. She’s also focused on natural patterns through photography.

Daniel G  had a busy week working on spellings, reading comprehension and discovering how the eye works.

Darci has had a very artistic week. She’s created posters to explain the Sacraments and steps for subtraction. Take a peek at her artwork for her eye as well as the station of the cross she created.

Finally, take a look at her Easter card made for D.T. – the moving parts work really well!

Cerys has worked hard all through the week. She read through the events of Holy week and created a newspaper report of the Anger in the Temple before finding out what takes place at a Passover meal. She also created her own version of a Station of the Cross.

Cerys has worked on spelling, grammar and maths skills. Well done for all the effort!


Thank you for everyone keeping me up to date with emails and photos from home! I hope you have a restful time over the Easter break and please keep sending in anything you get up to!


Year 5 Week 2 Round-up

Niko  had a busy week perfecting a delicious looking rice recipe.

Lola W was also getting active in the kitchen – an English breakfast looks like a great way to start the day!

Archie G got up close and personal to work on his macro-photography skills.

Cerys got stuck into Friday’s costumed workout with all her sisters, as well as completing some great research on macro-photography. As well as all this, well done for your top marks on spelling!

Sara has been busy all through the week. She’s created some really interesting biographies – one for Lady Godiva and one autobiography. Sara has also detailed her process for making some chocolate cupcakes – though version 2 may make a switch to milk chocolate instead of dark. Check out her week’s work here.


The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.

The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;hosanna in the highest.”
Matthew 21:1-11

Today is the beginning of Holy Week, the most special week in the Church’s calendar. We remember and follow the way of the cross, the journey Jesus took in his final days here on Earth. As we move through this week together it is important to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and reflect on what we can do to make sure we are valuing this sacrifice.

The story of Palm Sunday tells of how
people removed their cloaks and spread them out in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem on a donkey. From humble beginnings, born in a manger in Bethlehem to a King recognised by the people.

Everyday we wear our cloaks to face the world sometimes our cloaks hide who we actually are, the things that we say or the actions that we take. As we come to worship may we lay down our cloaks and disguises, at the feet of the One who sees us we really are, Jesus. May we offer our thanks and praises to Him with open hearts, truthful words and joyful thoughts.

Take some time today on your own or as a family to reflect on this and see if you can live stream a mass either locally or internationally to celebrate this day with our Catholic community.

Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Tables Rockstars — William Harding School

Another tournament completed and another victorious win for Year 6 with 41,921 v 17,346!

Well done to all who have taken part this week in trying to help their class win. It was very close in Year 6 this week with Harry holding the top spot for most of it but then Liam G sneaking up yesterday and taking 1st place for the second time!

Well done to Liam G, Harry and Emily C in Year 6 and Julia, Darci and Niko in Year 5 for being the highest scoring players this week!

Here are your certificates!