Welcome to Year 5!
My name is Mrs Cleary and I am the class teacher in year 5.
Mrs Hadfield is the full time teaching assistant.
Our class moto is Work Hard and Be Kind.
Please use this email to contact me:
Class News Tuesday 7th July
It was fantastic seeing some of our class yesterday. We had a lovely day and everyone worked really hard as always. I am looking forward to seeing the second group on Thursday and Friday.
Today's activity is to find out about African animals. Could you challenge yourself and do an A-Z guide? Enjoy!
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. ...
The Gorilla is the largest primate on Earth. ...
The Nile crocodile is the largest reptile in Africa. ...
The Goliath frog is the largest living frog on Earth. ...
The ostrich is the largest bird on Earth. ...
The fastest African land animal is the cheetah.
Class News Monday 6th July
Good morning. Well. today will see the return to school of some of our Y5 children. We can't wait to see you. For those of you who are still working at home, our topic this week will be 'Africa'. Draw the map of Africa and see if you can include the countries, rivers, lakes and anything else that you like. You will all have a Zoom meeting with your new Y6 teachers soon which should be fun.
Class News Wednesday 1st August
Morning. Today's activity is to find out about some of the people on board the Titanic.
Margaret Brown, known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", was an American socialite and philanthropist. She unsuccessfully encouraged the crew in Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the debris field of the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to look for survivors.
Class News Tuesday 30th June
Sorry that I am late today. I have been really busy at school. Today I thought you could continue our mini topic by making a time line of events for the fateful journey made by the Titanic. Try to include dates, times and some information.
Class News Monday 29th June
Good morning Y5. Hope you are all OK and still trying to do a little bit of work at home. Mrs Hadfield and I are fine and in school most days now. We are really looking forward to seeing some of you next week. You will find out this week which bubble you are in. You will also be meeting your new Y6 teachers which will be great. I thought for this week's mini topic we could learn about The Titanic. Maybe you could find some fascinating facts about the ship itself today. Find some facts about it and have a go at drawing/painting it. Have fun.
John Jacob Astor IV was the richest passenger on board, with a net worth of around $85m (approximately $2bn today), and went down with the ship. One legend claims that after the ship hit the iceberg he said to a waiter: “I asked for ice, but this is ridiculous”.
Class News Friday 26th June
Hello everyone. Hope you are all well and keeping safe. I am really excited about seeing some of you back in school on the 6th July. Our final activity for our rainforest mini topic is to find ten amazing facts about it.
The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Covering over 5.5 million square kilometres, it’s so big that the UK and Ireland would fit into it 17 times!
Class News Thursday 25th June
Good morning. It was really warm in school yesterday. Mrs Owen kindly bought us all a lollipop to help keep us cool. It's going to be even warmer today. I suggest you get your paddling pools out. Maybe today you could find out about the weather in the Amazon Rainforest.
Class News Wednesday 24th June
Good morning. Well, I am in school for the next 3 days working with Y6 in our 'bubble'. It's going to be really hot so hopefully we can do some of our lessons outside. I thought for today's part of our rainforest topic you could find out about the trees of the rainforest.
When you enter a tropical rainforest the first thing you are bound to notice are the towering trees that block out all but a little of the sun light. In fact most of the plants in a tropical rainforest are trees. These amazing plants reach heights of 150 feet (45.7 meters) and taller. They provide food and shelter for many of the rainforest animals. There are more different species of trees in the rainforests of the world than anywhere else on the earth.
Class News Tuesday 23rd June
Hello everyone. To continue our rainforest mini topic I thought that today you could find out about all the different animals that live there. You have lots to choose from.
The Amazon is one of Earth’s last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles, and pink river dolphins, and it is home to sloths, black spider monkeys, and poison dart frogs. It contains one in 10 known species on Earth, 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species, and more than 370 types of reptiles. Over 2,000 new species of plants and vertebrates, including a monkey that purrs like a cat have been discovered since 1999.
Class News Monday 22nd June
Good morning everyone. I hope that you have had a lovely weekend. Today is World Rainforest Day. I thought this week we could complete a mini topic about the largest rainforest which is The Amazon . Today's task is to find out where it is and draw a map of it. I will give you a new task each day.
Class News Friday 19th June
Good morning. I thought you might like to watch some really great lessons being taught by Sir David Attenborough. You could watch these now on BBC iPlayer. Have a lovely weekend.
The lessons will be available on BBC Bitesize Daily, and on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer.
Bitesize Daily Primary 16 June
5-7 Year Olds: The World. Continents.
7-9 Year Olds: The World. Latitude and Climate.
9-11 Year Olds: The World. Maps.
Bitesize Daily Primary 18 June
5-7 Year Olds: Oceans. Migration.
7-9 Year Olds: Oceans. Weather Patterns.
9-11 Year Olds: Oceans. Currents, weather and fish.
Class News Thursday 18th June
Hello everyone. Well, Mrs Hadfield and I were in school yesterday working with the Y6 children. We are also in today. It is lovely seeing everyone again including all the key worker children. Katie, Max L and Temi were there. Hope you are OK and trying to do a little work everyday. I must go now as I am setting up some activities for Y6.
Class News Tuesday 16th June
Everything went well in school yesterday. Y6 enjoyed being back in school and seeing their friends and the staff. Y1 will be coming back to school next week. I am spending more time in school at the moment , but don't think that means I have forgotten my amazing Y5 class. It is nearly time for our next phone calls. I will let you know when they will be.
On Sunday, it is Fathers' Day. I have added some activities for you to try in the 'other' section on our class page.
Class News Monday 15th June
Good morning. I hope that you have had a lovely weekend. Y6 will be back in school today. They will be taught in small groups of 8. Everything is planned for them, so hopefully they have a great day. I will let you know how it goes.
On Saturday it was the Queen's official birthday. She actually has two birthdays.
It's a tradition that goes back to 1748 and is all about trying to make sure the weather is better for outdoor celebrations.
The Queen has two birthdays - her real one - on 21 April, as she was born on 21 April 1926.
Then a second one - the official celebration - on the second Saturday of June.
Why don't you find out more about our Queen?
I have added a new science experiment for you to try - Catch a rainbow - recommended by Leah. Give it a go.
Class News Friday 12th June
Good morning. It's nearly the weekend and so far the weather looks good, so hopefully we will be having a BBQ tomorrow. Will keep my umbrella close just in case. I hope you have something fun planned. I am a bit late with this, but on Monday 8th June it was National Ocean's Day. Maybe, you could do some research about our oceans. Their names, size, which is the deepest ocean, marine life and pollution. You could find out about all the strange sea creatures that lurk at the bottom of our oceans. Here is a Vampire Squid.
Class News Thursday 11th June
Good morning everyone. Sorry I am a little late with the class news. I am really hoping that Y6 come back to school next week. Then it will be YR and Y1. Hopefully, if everything goes well we might even get Y5 back, which would be great. I know that Mrs Perry is trying her best to sort all this out. All the teachers have been in school getting everything organised. School looks a little strange with lots of tape everywhere and 2 metre distancing stickers on the floor. We have got new bins and lots of hand sanitiser stations.
Class News Wednesday 10th June
Good morning. Well it is going to rain today, but hopefully this weekend the sun will come out. I hope so because I have planned a BBQ for Saturday afternoon. Fingers crossed.
If you get bored today I have added a Lockdown Diary into our 'well being' folder. You could have a look at it and maybe choose some pages you would like to complete.
I can see that you have been busy using Mathletics. These are the results for participation so far:
!st - Eloise
2nd - Grace
3rd - Noah
4th - Emily T
5th - Zion
Mrs Hadfield and I are missing you all loads.
Keep working but most of all be happy.
Class News Tuesday 9th June
Hello Y5. Hope you are all well and still trying to complete some of the work that I have been sending you. It really feels like we have been in lockdown for a long time. Anyway, I am in school today with Mrs Hadfield. We are hoping to get lots of work done. At the moment, I am in the process of writing your school reports. It is such a shame that we didn't get to complete all our Y5 work, but I know that you will love being in Y6.
Well, today is National Best Friends' Day. Maybe you could make a card or paint a pebble for some of your friends to show that you are thinking of them.
Class News Monday 8th June
Good morning Y5. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I managed to go to the sailing club this weekend and visit my boat. I have not managed to sail her yet as there is no safety cover available on the water, which means if you capsize there is no one there to rescue you.
It was really lovely to be in school on Friday and see some of our children. It was great to see Temitope. I had a good day.
Please look at the new task in the Wellbeing Folder 'Posting Positivity'. If you want, please write a letter to people in our communities that are isolated during the covid-19 pandemic. The idea is that we can help people to feel less alone in these strange times. Any letters can be handed in at Tesco's or emailed in.
Class News Friday 5th June
I am in school today working with the Key Worker children and will be sorting our classroom out. Really hoping that we will eventually get back to school before the summer. Mrs Perry will let us know if this is possible. If not you will be in Y6 when you go back. No need to worry about that, you will love it.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of D Day.
The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Code-named Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Maybe you could make a Powerpoint or poster about this amazing event.
Class News Thursday 4th June
Have a look at our Lockdown Gallery to see what some of our class have been up to.
I have added more science experiments for you to have a go at. Have fun.
Class News Wednesday 3rd June
At last, it has rained. It will save me having to water my garden at least.
I have added a rainy day activity pack into our 'other' folder. Hope you find something that you enjoy doing.
Just remember to try and read every day, do some maths and get some fresh air whilst doing your daily exercise.
Class News Tuesday 2nd June
Well, it was lovely to see all the teachers back in school yesterday. We have begun to get school ready for Year 6, who will be coming back on Monday 8th June. Everywhere looks very different as there is lots of tape and floor markings everywhere. It all feels very strange but I am sure we will all get used to it.
I hope that you are all trying to do a little bit of work every day. An idea you may like to try is to make a 'bug hotel'.
I have added a link in the 'other' section, but you could search the internet for other ideas.
Class News Monday 1st June
Good morning. I hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the wonderful weather over the half term.
I have had some good news. My oldest daughter, Jessica and her husband are expecting a baby and it's a girl. Lots to look forward to.
Well, all the teachers will be in school today. We are having some training about how to keep you all safe in school when you are allowed to come back. We will then make the school ready. I can't wait to see you all again. I have really missed you all and I know Mrs Hadfield has too.
I have added this week's maths and English work. Remember just do your best.
I thought an activity you may like to try is to write a poem about Lockdown. If you do please send them to me and I will add them to our class page.
Class News Friday 22nd May
Well, today would be the end of half term and we would be looking forward to a lovely week off school.
Hopefully, you have some lovely ideas of how you and your family can enjoy next week. If you get bored I have added a couple of quizzes for you to have a go at in our 'other' section.
Hope you are all OK.
We are both still really missing our wonderful class and can't wait to see you again.
Class News Thursday 21st May
Good morning. Did you see our school and Mrs Perry on the BBC News last night? It was great. If you missed it you may be able to watch it on BBC iPlayer.
Today's task is to make giant bubbles. I have put a link on our 'other' section. Watch the video and have a go.
Class News Wednesday 20th May
What a lovely sunny day! Today might be a good day to build your den outside if you haven't already done so. Have a look at our photographs to see some that others have made.
There were two hats on a hat stand.
What did one hat say to the other hat?
You stay there. I will go on ahead first.
Maybe today you could make a joke book.
Class News Tuesday 19th May
Hi! Well it has been raining over night which means I don't have to water my plants I am trying to grow strawberries and a variety of herbs. Maybe you could try to grow something in your garden or in a planter.
Today is National Devil's Food Cake day.
Do you think you could have a go at making one? I have put the recipe in our 'other' section.
Class News Monday 18th May
Good morning. Hope that you have had a lovely weekend. Today's activity is to build a den. It can be large or small, indoors or outdoors. Just use your imagination. I have added a link in the 'other' section on our page.
Class News Friday 15th May
Well I hope that you have managed to make your booklet about your family. If not there is still time to have a go. I am looking forward to seeing them.
I have added a link to some fun science experiments that you may like to try.
My science course yesterday was really good and I learned lots of new things that we could try once we are back at school.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the lovely weather we are having. Going to do my Joe Wickes' workout now.
Class News Thursday 14th May
Good morning. What a lovely sunny day it is!
Well I will be going for a walk this morning in the beautiful sunshine. Hope you have planned lots of activities to do out in the garden. I need to cut my grass and do some weeding. I am also doing a science course this afternoon about physics!
I hope that you have started your booklet about your family. You can include your pets, grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins as well.
If you want something else to do maybe you could write a story (a retell) about one of the Greek myths, or you could make up your own.
It was lovely to speak to Cailey, Leah and Darcey yesterday. If I have not managed to speak to you yet, I will try again next week as Mrs Hadfield is ringing you at the moment.
Class News Wednesday 13th May
Hope that you are enjoying speaking to Mrs Hadfield this week.
On Friday 15th May, it is International Family Day. To celebrate this I thought
that over the next few days you could make a booklet with information, fun facts and pictures of your family. If you manage to do this keep them safe so that you can show us when we get back to school. It would be a lovely idea to display them in our classroom.
I have also uploaded some videos of Greek myths for you to watch in our Ancient Greek section.
Class News Tuesday 12th May
It was great to speak to Noah, Emily T, Thomas and Olivia today. I am still trying to get in touch with Darcey, Leah, Cailey, Zain, Zion, Tammar, Harry, Tom and Andrei. I will keep trying. Hopefully speak to you soon.
Remember to send me your entries for our photo competition. Take a picture of something from nature that you think is beautiful and email it to me.
Well today is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Could you find out all about her and why we remember her today? You could include pictures and facts in your work. Maybe make an information poster.
Class News Monday 11th May
Hello. Hope you have all had a lovely weekend and that you enjoyed commemorating VE day.
If I have not managed to get in touch with you yet I will be trying to do so today. It could be anytime - morning or afternoon.
Today's activity is related to our Ancient Greek topic. As you may know, the Olympic games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west Greece. Could you please find out about the ancient Olympic games and the modern Olympic games. There are lots of websites that you could use. I have added a few to our page. Just click the ancient Greeks icon.
Class News Friday 8th May
I am hoping that you are all dong something special for VE day today. There are lots of things happening on the TV and on line.
Yesterday, I managed to chat to Emily Mc, Tallulah, Rachael and Evie. Will try and contact Zain, Zion and Tammar again. If i don't manage to contact you today i will call again on Monday.
Next week, Mrs Hadfield will be contacting you all. NO SINGING ALLOWED Mrs Hadfield.! She will be calling you in the afternoons on the same day that I called you.
Have a lovely day.
Class News Thursday 7th May
Hello. As you will know, it is VE day tomorrow.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945.
I have added lots of activities for you to try. I will be putting up my union flag bunting today, and tomorrow we will be having a BBQ in our garden. Sadly, it will just be myself, Mr Cleary and our daughter Sarah, but i know we will still have fun remembering all the people that lost their lives in WW2.
It was once again great to talk to some of you yesterday. Sam, Darcy, Grace, Georgia, Eloise, Max L and Max MH, you sound like you are having a great time during lock down. Just Tom, Olivia and Andrei that I haven't managed to talk to yet (plus the children that I will ring today and tomorrow).
Class News Wednesday 6th May
I had a lovely chat with Rumaiza, Kate, Millie, Katie, Josh and Emily C yesterday. You have all been trying really hard with your work and doing lots of fun things like baking, cycling and growing fruit and vegetables. Well done.
I thought for today's activity we could have a competition. When you are out on your walk or in your garden see if you can take a photograph of something beautiful. Maybe a flower, blossom or an animal. Then email it to me.
Class News Tuesday 5th May
Well, it was lovely to speak to Ayden, Askari, Jake, Temitope and Shujin yesterday. It was lovely to hear that you are all keeping busy and having fun.
Leah suggested an art activity that you might like to try. Thinking about the book Shackleton's Journey could you draw or paint an image from part of his expedition. Maybe when his boat, The Endurance, gets trapped in the ice or when they made camp on the ice. It's up to you.
Class News Monday 4th May
Below is a list of which children I will be calling and when. I will be doing this in the afternoons, so from 1pm until 3pm. Looking forward to speaking to you.
Monday - Ayden, Askari, Temitope, Shujin, Jake, Andrei, Emily C
Tuesday - Rumaiza, Olivia, Kate, Millie, Georgia, Katie, Josh
Wednesday - Sam, Grace, Darcy, Tom, Eloise, Max L, Max M-H
Thursday - Emily Mc, Tallulah, Zion, Rachael, Zain, Evie, Tammar
Friday - Harry, Noah, Emily T, Thomas, Darcey, Leah, Cailey
An activity you might like to try today is to look at the Greek alphabet and learn the names of the letters. Maybe have a go at writing your name using this alphabet.
Look in the Ancient Greek Folder to find a copy.
Beta Upsilon Epsilon
Class News Friday 1st May
Today is St David's Day
St David is the patron saint of Wales and he is celebrated on the 1 March. To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of Wales's national emblems - a daffodil and a leek. ... Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over all areas of life.
A dragon is featured on the Welsh flag. Maybe today you could draw, paint or make a model of a dragon. If you do this, I would love to see them.
From Monday I will be giving you all a telephone call. I will let you know which day I will be ringing and about what time. Hopefully speak to you all next week.
Lots of love
Mrs Cleary. x
Class News Thursday 30th April
Happy 100th birthday to Colonel (Captain) Tom.
Good morning everyone. An activity you might like to try today is to find out about monsters in Greek mythology. There are lots to choose from.
Maybe you could make fact cards about them, make a poster or draw them.
Class News Wednesday 29th April
Please notice that all the home learning links have been moved. Just click on the icon in the Home Learning section below to access the activities.
Today's task is to research the Greek Gods.
The Greeks believed that gods and goddesses watched over them.
These gods were a bit like humans, but they lived forever and were much more powerful. They felt human emotions, like love, anger and jealousy, and they did not always behave themselves.
The Greeks thought the gods lived high above Mount Olympus, in a palace in the clouds. From here, they kept an eye on life below. From time to time, they would interfere in what was going on. They could send storms if they were angry and decide who was victorious in wars. Sometimes they even played tricks on humans too.
Each god and goddess had power over a different aspect of life or the world.
Choose some of your favourite Greek Gods or Goddesses and find out all about them.
Class news Tuesday 28th April
Hello. If we were in school we would have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. I will try to add different activities to our page for you to have a go at. Today's activity is to make a model of the Parthenon.
The Parthenon is one of the world's most famous buildings. It sits on top of the Acropolis, a hill that overlooks Athens (the capital city of Greece). It was constructed in honour of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war.
Check the link at the bottom of the page for more information about the building.
If you manage to make one, send me a photograph of it and I will try to put it onto the website.
Class News Monday 27th April
Good morning everyone. Hope you and your families are all well. I have added this week's maths and English to our class page. Once again if you are finding it hard to keep motivated just do some of it. You are not expected to complete all the work.
Well done to Grace, Eloise, Noah, Emily Mc and Zion for having the highest scores for effort and participation on the Mathletics' website. Keep up the good work.
If you want to try something different try BBC Bitesize. They have lots of different lessons for you to enjoy. Give it a go.
The most important thing is that you keep reading and practise some maths.
It is difficult not being able to do the things we normally do, but we must all try our best to keep safe and remember to be KIND to your families.
Missing you all. Much love from Mrs Cleary and Mrs Hadfield.
Class News Friday 24th April
Lots of people were out clapping for the NHS and all the key workers last night. Did you join in? It's going to be a lovely day today so I hope you get out in the garden having lots of fun. I have ordered my bunting ready to decorate my garden for VE day on the 8th May. Maybe you could find out some facts about why we remember this special day.
Class News Thursday 23rd April
Good morning everyone. Hope you are all OK. Today is Saint George's Day.
St George's Day in England remembers St George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on April 23, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.
Have a look at the activities that I have added.
Class News Wednesday 22nd April
Today is Earth Day. Earth Day is a day that was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment and occurs each year on April 22nd.
I have added a link at the bottom of the page if you want to find out more.
Class News Tuesday 21st April
Hope you have managed to see Elon Musk's Starlink satellite passing over the UK. The satellites appear in a line crossing the night sky and their current orbital position has made them easier to spot in the past few days.
At 10.34pm, Starlink-5,6 will be visible over the UK for six minutes, travelling from west to southeast.
Class News Monday 20th April
Good morning. I hope you enjoyed Easter and that you didn't eat too much chocolate. I did! I have uploaded some more English and maths work for you. There are some fun science activities that you might like to try as well. Just do your best. I have been busy doing things at home. I have made scones, knitted a blanket and painted my garden fence. My next job is to make a birthday card for Captain Tom Moore. Maybe you could too.
The public can send birthday cards to the 99-year-old for his 100th birthday, by sending it to Captain Tom Moore, C/O Post Office Limited, 67 Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0LA, Bedfordshire, England.
Missing you all.
Class News Friday 3rd April
Morning. Well, I joined in the Clap for Carers last night. All my neighbours were out clapping and banging pots and pans. It was lovely. We would be breaking up today for Easter and having great fun. We are not putting any school work on the website for two weeks. Thinking of you all.
Have just added a time capsule booklet for you to complete.
Class News - Thursday 2nd April
Good morning Year Five. Hope you're up early doing your Joe Wick's workout. Have you had a go at making your painted egg diorama? If you make one, take a photograph. I can look at them when we are back at school.
Class News -Wednesday 1st April
Happy April Fool's Day
April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April fools" at the recipient.
Hope you are all OK and keeping busy. I have added a link to some Easter baking ideas. If you have time give them a go.
Class News - Tuesday 31st March
If you have any questions about your work, your parents will be able to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class News - Monday 30th March.
Good morning. I have added a link to a five day first aid course that you might like to try.
Give it a go. Don't worry if you don't do all the work that I have uploaded. Just do your best and be KIND to your family.
Class News - Friday 27th March
Hello everyone. Hope that you are all well and working hard!!!!
I have added some more maths and English work for you to do.
Just do your best.
Most importantly have lots of fun.
Missing you all.
Lots of love from Mrs Cleary and Mrs Hadfield.
P.S. Mrs Hadfield wanted me to post a video of her singing, 'The hills are alive......', but luckily my camera wasn't working.
Star of the Week
Congratulations go to Katie for always being helpful and polite.
All reading books must be handed in every Monday and signed by an adult.
P.E is on a Monday and Thursday this year.
Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school at all sessions.
Homework is given out every Friday and must be handed in by Wednesday of the following week
We will making Fajitas this half term..
Your child will bring home a list of their ingredients the week before they are due to bake.