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When did the Mayans live? (21.1.22)

This week in History, we investigated when the Mayans lived. We found out that the Maya civilisation began over 3000 years ago and they were still around when the Vikings were living in Britain. We ordered some of the important Mayan events and inventions and discovered that they were very advanced and skillful. They had built huge cities, pyramids and invented a solar calendar and a system of writing a very long time before the people living in Britain did - the Maya really were a clever bunch!

Food Tasting! (13.1.22)

On Monday, in preparation for writing a recipe, we tried Borscht - a traditional beetroot soup from Russia. The recipe features in our new class book, The House With Chicken Legs and before we start writing the recipe, I thought we all needed to know what Borscht tasted like! Some of us were more keen than other but we all agreed it will really help when we write our recipes next week!

In Geography, we used atlases to investigate where the Ancient Maya lived and located the countries in Central America - we'll be learning more about the Maya next week in History.


A couple of reminders:

PE is on Monday - please ensure you come to school in PE kit (a white T-shirt, black tracksuit trousers.)

Homework books and new homework grids have been sent home this week. Children may bring homework in each week throughout the half term or in one go by the hand-in date. In addition to the homework grid, children should also be reading and practising times tables and spellings each week at home.

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! (7.1.22)



It was lovely to welcome the class back on Wednesday for the start of the spring term. Even though we were only in school for 3 days, we have already started new topics and done some great work already! We are now learning about the Maya civilisation in History, our new Science topic is Forces and in English, we have started our new class text called The House With Chicken Legs.


One change this term is that, our weekly PE lesson will now take place on a Monday afternoon, so please ensure children come to school dressed in PE kit on Mondays, starting from next week (10th Jan)


Have a great weekend smiley



We have all had a brilliant last week in 5B. We have worked incredibly hard on creating our bridges and celebrated the end of term with a fun-filled Christmas party on Thursday afternoon. I hope you all have a great holiday and see you all in the new year! smiley

Can we make a gas from a solid and a liquid? (9.12.21)


This week in Science, we investigated irreversible changes by creating a gas! We discovered that if you add Bicarbonate of Soda (also called Baking Soda) to vinegar a chemical reaction happens which produces a gas (carbon dioxide). The reaction caused our balloons to inflate which caused A LOT of excitement!


I was really proud of the class on Thursday for their excellent performance as part of this year's Christmas show - I can't wait to see the finished video! Have a great weekend - just one week to go! smiley

The Christmas Countdown is on! (2.12.21)


This week, as well as doing some great work in all of our lessons, we have been practising our Christmas song for our whole school recording next week. The Year 5 song is We Three Kings Of Orient Are - there is a link below if you would like to practise at home!


In English, we have written some excellent narrative poems based on The Highway Man and in Maths we have finished our work (for now!) on written division. In Science, we learned all about separating mixtures using filtering, sieving and evaporating and in History, we have been looking at different historical sources, which can help us to understand what the Vikings might have really been like. Finally in Reading, we are continuing with The Nowhere Emporium - you could have heard a pin drop in our class on Thursday when we learned that Lucien Silver has disappeared!


Have a great weekend - enjoy your advent calendars! smiley

We Three Kings with Lyrics | Christmas Carol & Song

We Three Kings with lyrics Christmas song and carol is sung by our choir. This Christmas carol is great for concerts, performances, choirs and churches. Merr...

Another busy week! (25.11.21)

It's been another busy week in 5B. We had our last swimming lesson on Tuesday - the whole class have made excellent progress over the last 10 weeks! We have been learning how to use funnels and filter paper to separate mixtures in Science, division in Maths and we have loved our lessons learning about the classic narrative poem, The Highwayman in English - see if you can impress someone at home by reciting the first verse!

Have a great weekend smiley

Does hot chocolate have to be hot? (19.11.21)


We continued to investigate dissolving this week by carrying out an experiment to see if the temperature of the water makes a difference when we are making 'hot' chocolate. We discovered that the temperature of the water makes a really BIG difference and the hot chocolate powder dissolved much more quickly when the water was hot, some of us found that in ice-cold water, the powder didn't dissolve at all and we definitely didn't want to drink it! 


An important announcement! (11.11.21)


We had very exciting news this week in 5B when we found that our new school council members will be Hope and Ammar!

I was so impressed with the speeches from all the children who put themselves forward and I know it will have been a tough choice for the children who were voting. I know that Ammar and Hope will do a wonderful job of representing 5B!

I have also included some pictures of our Science lesson, where we investigated which materials dissolve - remember to keep an eye out at home for any soluble and insoluble materials!

Have a great weekend smiley



What a great start! (5.11.21)

We have had a great first week back in 5B. We have started our new book, The Nowhere Emporium (which we love!) and in Geography this week, we used our atlases to locate and explore the UK's counties and major cities.

Have a great weekend 😊

More hard work in 5B!  (15.10.21)


As we head towards the end of our first half term, 5B are working harder than ever! In English we have been perfecting our skills of persuasion by writing letters which will hopefully persuade me to award everyone in 5B a pen license! I have been very impressed with your persuasive skills so watch out at home! I am looking forward to awarding pen licences on Monday - I think lots of you will be very happy! We had another great history lesson on Wednesday where we discovered what the life of children was like in Anglo-Saxon times.

Tuesday's swimming lesson was a great success with so many of the class making great progress with their swimming skills. Finally, we are heading towards then end of our class text, The Boy at the Back of the Class. We can't wait to find out if Ahmet is going to be reunited with his family - we're keeping our fingers crossed!

Have a great weekend smiley

Another busy week in 5B! (7.10.21)


We started the week with an excellent Science lesson on Monday, investigating which cup was the best thermal insulator. We took measurements to see which cup would keep a hot drink the hottest and a cold drink the coldest! We'll be looking at the results next week. We had our 4th swimming lesson on Tuesday and it's great to see how much progress the children are making already. We also took part in some food tasting this week which was very exciting! Ahmet, one of the main characters from our class text is a refugee from Syria and his favourite fruit is a pomegranate and as not many of the class had eaten one before, we all got the chance to try one - thank you to Oscar, Lara and Aimee for bringing them in!

Happy Historians! (30.9.21)


We have had a very busy week in 5B. On Monday, we tested a range of everyday materials to see if they were magnetic or could conduct heat or electricity. In English we have been writing diary entries based on our class book, The Boy at the Back of the Class and in Maths I have been very impressed with our work on written addition. BUT my favourite lesson this week was History, where we all took on the role of archaeologists to see what we could discover about Anglo-Saxon artefacts. We studied pictures of objects discovered in the Staffordshire Hoard and we used our detective skills to try and work out what they were. In our next lesson we will be learning more about the objects, the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and why it's a bit of a mystery - click on the link below if you want to find out more!

Have a great weekend smiley

Swimming success! (23.9.21)


Everyone came into school feeling very excited and eager for 5B's second swimming lesson on Tuesday. It is lovely to be starting swimming lessons again after they had to be postponed last year. I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress you make over the next few weeks.


Here are a few reminders for next week:

Long hair should be tied back.

Make sure your remember a towel (clearly named if possible)

If you come into school wearing your costume, please remember your underwear!


Have a great weekend and don't forget your kit on Tuesday!



What a great start! (9.9.21)


5B have made an excellent start to the new term and have been working hard already. We have been recapping place value in 4-digit numbers in Maths and we have started our new class reader (The Boy at the Back of the Class) in English. In Geography, we have been looking at the Oceans and Seas of the World and next week we will be starting to learn about the Anglo-Saxons.  I am really impressed with the way that the class have come back to school after the holidays and I am really looking forward to the rest of the year already!

Sadly no photos of the children this week but here are some pictures of some of the excellent work completed this week! 


Have a great weekend - don't forget that swimming is starting on Tuesday smiley

Welcome to the new 5B! 


Hello everyone! I am really excited to welcome you back to school on Monday and start the new school year together. I hope you have all had a lovely holiday and feel ready to start Year 5. Mrs Brotherton and I can't wait to welcome you back.


We will be doing swimming on Tuesday mornings for the first half term. This will take the place of our weekly PE lesson. Our first swimming lesson will be on Tuesday 14th September so there will be no PE lesson on the first week back.  On Tuesdays please come to school in SCHOOL UNIFORM (not PE kit) and please remember to bring your swimming costume and a towel to school with you - you will be getting changed at the swimming pool - don't worry I will go through all of this on Monday!


Enjoy your last few days of the summer holiday - I'm looking forward to seeing you all bright and early (8.35am) on Monday morning!


Mrs Bendle :)


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