Going to the River Thames!

On Friday 9th of December, 5F went to the River Thames.  At first we had to wait until the tide went out.   We went into this room and we had to do a quiz about the River Thames and about the water cycle.

Finally, we got to go onto the beach  (which is actually called the foreshore). We had to go slowly down the steps but once we got down them we found lots and lots of artifacts.



Memorable Event Reminder

Year 5’s Memorable Event for our ‘Water, Water, Everywhere’ topic has had to be rearranged for Friday, 16th December due to a clash with the school pantomime on its original date.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The memorable event will celebrate all our learning and raise funds for WaterAid, so we look forward to seeing you all.

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The Water Cycle song lyrics

I think you would agree, our Water Cycle Song performance at the Christmas Concert is going to be simply magnificent.

However, before we can polish the actions and add a couple special bonus flourishes …


Keep your book of lyrics at home or read them here.

Remember to use the video, to help the melody (and harmonies, if you would like to develop these) stick in your head.



Download (PDF, 432KB)

Homework 18/11/16

5F have been reading non chronological reports in Guided Reading.  This week children are to create a page for our class book about a fictional or real animal that lives in a river based habitat.  This could be an animal that lives either entirely or partially in the water.

Think carefully about how the non-chronological reports are structured and the different sections of information you believe the reader will need to understand all about your animal.

If you need any tips try visting National Geographic on http://www.ngkids.co.uk/

Homework is due in on Friday, 25th November

writing a new blurb for Lily Alone

After my mum left  I find it kind of scary.  I have to look after Bliss , Baxter and most importantly Pixie.I made a rule to make shore that they don’t  go to school just in case they give it away.  Now I can’t do anything, the bills need to be paid, I can’t even do the rent so now we have to live in the park.  There’s hardly any food or anything.


A Day as Katniss Everdeen

A diary entry in role as Katniss Everdeen:

I woke up startled. My back ached and the burn on my calf wasn’t healing. As my eyes focused on the rabbit hopping around the tree trunk, I ate one strip of beef from my pack. Cautiously, I climb  down from the tree, looking in all directions for any sign of the Careers. Nothing. The rabbit I saw earlier has hopped over to a bush. I raise my knife…

Under a looming willow, I start a fire, careful to conceal the smoke. The rabbit tastes delicious. l wrap some meat in my plastic and move on, climbing higher and higher as I scale the valley. Where are the Careers? I don’t know but I continue to follow Haymitch’s advice and look for water. No sign, not a trickle or stream. Walking on I look hopeful – hopeful that one of the sponsors will spare a coin, allowing me to drink.

Hunger scrapes in my stomach, causing me to eat the remains of the rabbit. Before I hadn’t felt the reality of the arena. This is the Hunger Games.




On the 30/10/2016 the Los Angeles cheer leading squad “The Rams” came to visit year five.  They showed us some dance routines with their pompoms . The music was loud and fast paced. The Rams also included year five in some of their dance routines which was so much fun. Some people in my year level even got to try on the pompoms!! The cheerleaders were doing a tour of England and regularly perform at the NFL in America. My year level felt very special because we were allowed to have a photo with the team and they even gave us their autographs. I put my photo up on my bedroom wall and it makes me smile every time I look at it because it was such a fun day.


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