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Hi all,

It seems very strange to be writing my last blog of the year, as teacher of 5M. This year has flown by in some ways but it also seems like a lifetime since we were together as a proper class!


It was lovely to see most of you this week during your transition. I hope that you had a great time with Miss Harris and I know that you will have a fabulous year as 6H. As most of you know, I'll be in Year 3 next year but I'll be popping up when I can to see how you are getting on!


Finally, I would just like to thank you all for your hard work, dedication and effort this year. I thoroughly enjoyed being your teacher during the time we had together and will always have fond memories of you all. 


Have an amazing summer and I'll see you in a few weeks!


Take care,


Mr Martin




Hi everyone,

I hope that you are all ok and keeping safe. It has been lovely to talk to some of you over the last couple of weeks, if I haven't managed to contact you then I will try again next week!

By now you should all have received a letter from your new teacher - Miss Harris! She is very excited about getting to know you all and I'm sure that you're looking forward to getting back to school and meeting her. I know that you will have a fantastic year with Miss Harris and we both hope to see you all on the transition days starting on Monday 13th July, I will be around every day so I will definitely be popping in to say hello!


Take care and see you soon.


Mr Martin



Hi all,

I hope you are all well. It has been great to chat to most of you on the phone over the last few days. It has been lovely to talk to you and to find out what you have been up to. I'll be calling every two weeks and I look forward to speaking to you soon.


I have uploaded a couple of pictures of what our classroom looks like at the moment. As you can see, the desks have been spread out so that children are socially distanced and there are other social distancing measures around school. School feels very safe and the Year 6 children that myself and Miss Harris are teaching have done brilliantly over the last couple of weeks to stay 2m apart.


I have also uploaded a picture of Ethan working hard on his maths. Well done Ethan, great to see! If you have any pictures of work that you'd like to send then please email them to


Stay safe and take care,


Mr Martin



Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog and not too much has changed. I'm still running, school is still empty but at least we're slowly starting to get a bit of normality back. The glorious weather looks like it has been put on hold for a while but don't let that stop you from getting out and exercising!


I have uploaded a picture today of work that Clara and Frances have produced at home, They have made a caterpillar crawling up a tree using items that they have found in the garden and paths near to them. Well done girls!


I'd love to put more work up on the blog so if you have anything that you'd like to send in then please do. The email address is


Take care,


Mr Martin


Good morning all,

I hope that you are all staying safe and keeping well. I am ok, I've kept on running 3/4 times a week and this has kept me busy, active and healthy.


You should have received this week's Home Learning pack via email, please make sure that you try at least 1 maths, reading and writing activity per day. There are lots of maths activities on Education City for you to try; make sure you have a go! It would be lovely to see the work that you have been doing and if there is a piece of work that you are particularly proud of then take a picture and send it to us. The email address is:


I have uploaded a picture of Leon and his family working hard! Well done Leon, keep it up!


Take care and stay safe,


Mr Martin



Hi everyone,


It has been a few weeks since my last blog. I hope you are all ok, you and your families are keeping safe and that you are keeping busy! I am ok but it feels very strange not to be in school with all of you, the sooner we are back the better!


It has been amazing to see all of the hard work that you have been doing over the past few weeks and I have uploaded a few photos of work that I have received. It is lovely to see the amount of love and care that you have put into it. Well done in particular to Hayden for his work on the Romans, Clara and Frances for their work on butterflies, Ava for her piece of writing and Chloe for her lovely poem 'Lockdown Limbo'.


I would love to put even more pieces of work on the blog next week so make sure that if you have work that you are proud of, send it to us!


The email address is:


Please email us if you have any problems - myself, Miss Drennan or Mr Barton will reply as soon as we can.


Stay safe and take care,


Mr Martin.



Hi everyone,

I hope that you are all keeping safe.

As you will all know, we are living in unprecedented times. Therefore it is vitally important that we keep our body and our minds as active as we possibly can. Make sure that you are exercising daily - whether that be a walk, run or cycle with members of your household. If you are unable to get out then there are plenty of workouts online that will help you keep active. I've particularly enjoyed the Joe Wicks workout that is shown live on YouTube at 9.00am every morning. Why not have a go?


It is also just as important to keep our minds healthy and active. Use this time to spend some quality time with your family. You could play a board game, do some colouring or read a good book together. You might want to have a go at some meditation or listen to some calming and relaxing music.


Remember - the safest place to be is at home!

Take care,


Mr Martin



Another brilliant week in 5M. The children began the week by writing some excellent letters of complaint to a cake company regarding a cake that had been ordered and not arrived as we had hoped! The children have demonstrated some excellent writing skills and some brilliant vocabulary!


The children thoroughly enjoyed their cricket lesson on Tuesday. Remember, you must have your PE in school on Tuesday's. Continuing with the sporting theme, the children spent part of the afternoon getting active by running/jogging/walking around the playground with the reception children from the Infant School. It was great to see all the children taking part and celebrating Sports Relief!


Finally, I have posted some pictures of some children presenting their work to the class on Thursday. We were looking at famous diary writers and the children were tasked with researching their chosen writer and presenting it to everyone. Well done to you all!


Have a great weekend!



What a great week!

We've been very busy with lots of World Book Day activities. The children looked amazing in their costumes - thank you for all your help and support with these. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Year 1 and reading with them. The children loved it and were a credit to the school,


I have uploaded some pictures from our earthquake-proof building experiment, The children had great fun designing and building them and they showed lots of creativity.


Have a great weekend!



What another great week in 5M.


The children have come back refreshed and eager to learn which is great to see! I have been so impressed to see homework already handed in and you can access the 'Extreme Earth' homework grid on the school website!


Our first topic lesson involved designing and building an earthquake proof building out of marshmallows, spaghetti and cotton wool. We had some amazing designs and so many groups managed to successfully make them earthquake proof! Pictures to come next week!


Have a great weekend!

Year 5 Poetry



The last day of an incredibly busy half-term! We've had trips, assemblies and all sorts! Thank you to all of the children for all of their hard work this half-term.


Thank you to all of the children for the incredible amount of homework that's been handed in. It was so difficult to choose two children to receive certificates in the homework assembly. Well done to Ava and Younis for receiving their certificates.


Have a great half-term!



As you can see from the pictures that I have posted below, the standard of homework this half term has been exceptional! Below are just a few examples of the children's amazing creativity, determination and commitment to learning. Our homework display is completely full once again! If you have any homework at home - or want to grab another crucial homework star - then make sure it is in by Wednesday!


We've made many fascinating discoveries this week - 30 new planets to be exact! The children have been writing about a new planet that they have created and they are amazing! Who knows, maybe they already exist somewhere in the universe and we just haven't found them yet!


We also have been working on a powerpoint presentation on a planet and again, I am hugely impressed by the high standard. These will be finished next week and I can't wait to see the finished product!


Have a great weekend!

5M Spring 1 homework



Another exciting week in 5M, particularly with our trip to Thinktank on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip and behaved excellently - they were a credit to their parents and to the school.


We took part in a 'Space Missions' workshop which was fascinating. We learnt about the different things that an astronaut would take to the International Space Station and we found out about the physical reactions that take place when a rocket takes off! Then we had a look round the Thinktank museum and there were lots of things for the children to enjoy.


I will post some pictures of the trip next week!


Have a great weekend!

5M class assembly


Well done 5M on a fantastic class assembly! Our singing was fantastic, acting superb and were so confident memorising and reading our lines. Thank you for all your hard work, effort and commitment over the last two weeks - without that we wouldn't have been able to do so well! A massive thank you to all parents, carers and family members who were able to make it. It means so much to the children and I hope that you were able to see how hard the children have worked and enjoyed our assembly!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Just a quick reminder, 5M's class assembly is tomorrow at 10am. Hope to see you all there!



Another fantastic week in 5M. We've been practicing our assembly and it's coming along really well. The children have been working hard and learning their lines and I'm sure that we're all looking forward to it next week! Remember, it is on Friday at 10.00!


Our maths lessons have seen us focusing on measuring length, capacity and weight using various equipment. See if you can find the weight or capacity of a product if you go to the shops over the weekend! The children have been drafting a newspaper report about an alien invasion at Broadmeadowin their English lessons, I'm looking forward to reading them before we write them up on Monday.


Finally, the children have been working incredibly hard on their art this week. We have designed and painted a piece of space art, similar to the work of space artist, Peter Thorpe. These will be put on display next week but I've put a couple on the blog for you to have a look at.


Have a great weekend!



A happy new year to all of you!

The children have come back refreshed and eager to learn which has been great to see. We've enjoyed starting our new topic for this half term - Stargazers - and have been planning and drafting some artwork based on space artist Peter Thorpe. The children will paint these next week and I'm sure that they will be taking home some amazing work.


The children have been recapping place value - multiplying and dividing digits by 10, 100 and 1000 whilst also focusing on counting on and back from negative numbers. We've been focusing on newspaper reports in English and we've thoroughly enjoyed reading all about some spooky goings on over the Christmas holidays.


Finally, 5M's class assembly is two weeks today (24.1). The children have taken home their lines to learn so make sure you are practicing everyday!


Have a great weekend!


A fun-filled week Christmas week in 5M. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas party on Thursday afternoon and the pantomime was fantastic this morning!


Thank you for all of your hard work this term. I hope that you enjoy all of the festivities with your family and friends and come back to school in January feeling refreshed and ready to work after an amazing Christmas holiday.


Remember, Monday 6th January is a teacher day, so the first day back for the children is Tuesday 7th January!


We've had an incredible amount of homework from 5M this half-term. Well done to everyone who handed something in!

The homework grid for next half term will be handed out after Christmas. A letter was handed out today giving you ideas of things to do with your family and friends over the Christmas holidays!



Another busy week in 5M and around school. Well done to all of the children who took part in the Christmas play. Every single person worked tirelessly to make sure that it was as amazing as possible. The singing was spectacular, we saw some amazing acting and all of the children were so professional and focused throughout. Thank you all of you who were able to take time out to come and watch on Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning. It means a lot to the children and it was great to see so many parents and relatives.


We're drawing nearer to the end of the term which means that our topic of 'Home and Away' is coming to an end. The children have loved the topic and the amount and standard of homework has been hugely impressive. Well done all the children who have brought in homework so far and if you're still thinking of handing some in then try and get it in as soon as possible!


Have a great weekend!



What a busy week! The children have been rehearsing part of the Christmas play this week and it is amazing! The singing, acting and professionalism of the children is simply outstanding! There are two shows: Wednesday 11th December (pm) and Friday 13th December (am) - make sure you get your tickets, a letter did go home this week but come and see me either before or after school if you need any more information.


The Christmas fair is happening tonight straight after school! It would be great to see as many people as possible. The children have thoroughly enjoyed decorating their festive gingerbread men and I know that they are looking forward to eating them!


Have a great weekend!



What a week in 5M! The children enjoyed tasting Russian food on Wednesday - the children will be learning about Russia as it ties in nicely with our book and topic for this half term. We have loved reading 'House with Chicken Legs' as we follow the story of Marinka and her wandering house.


Moving into December over the weekend only means one thing - next stop, Christmas! This week, along with 5D, we have been preparing for our scene in the Christmas play. Our actors have been learning their lines, the songs are sounding magical and all of the children in both classes have put in 100% effort to make it as good as possible. More practice next week!


Finally, the Christmas fair takes place next Friday from 3.10-4.30. There is a children's raffle, adult raffle and many other stalls and games to enjoy. Please come along and support any way that you can. Also, any donations of chocolate, bottles and sweets would be most welcome. Ring the school office or see Mrs Hankinson for more details.


Have a great weekend!



The children have been fantastic this week - well done to all of you for working so hard! We have thoroughly enjoyed reading our class text 'House with Chicken Legs' and began to understand the strange life of Marinka - the central character.


With only 4 weeks to go until the Christmas holidays, we have begun practising our songs for the Christmas play. We are learning the traditional 'We Three Kings' as well as the class favourite 'Wise Men from Afar'!


A letter will have gone home today detailing the donations needed for the Christmas fair. The fair is on Friday 6th December after school so any donations are needed by no later than Wednesday 4th December. Everyone at school is extremely grateful for any donation that we receive and they will help make the Christmas fair as wonderful as possible.


Have a great weekend!

Tree Planting - well done to all of the children who took part in tree planting. We had great fun! Thanks to Mr Barton for organising it.



A reminder to all Year 5 children - please bring in an old pair of trainers/wellies TOMORROW (13/11) so that you can take part in the tree planting.



What a start to the half term! Monday was spent on the WOW starter for our new topic 'Home and Away'. We walked down to the Green where we completed a traffic survey and looked at the building use. We were then invited into St. Nicolas' church where we had a look at an exhibition that looked at the history of Druids Heath. We had a walk around Kings Norton park and then walked back up Parson's Hill on our return to school.


Thursday saw us make a return journey back down Parson's Hill when we visited Kings Norton library. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and they were very enthusiastic about visiting the library later in the year. We have begun looking at fractions in maths and the children have worked hard when trying to understand difficult concepts.


Have a great weekend!



Wow, what a half term! It seems like yesterday that we had our first day together in 5M and the last 8 weeks have just flown by. This week we have been focusing on division in maths and using modal verbs (could, would, should) in our English lessons. We had great fun thinking about what our lives could be like when we're 30 - particularly those huge houses and expensive cars!


The week ended on a wave of excitement with the Halloween disco on Thursday evening. Well done to those who won a prize in the competitions but a huge well done to all of you who attended and dressed up. You all looked amazing and I'm sure that you'll enjoy celebrating over half term! 


Thank you for all of your hard work this half term, have a wonderful week off.



The children have had an excellent week! We have enjoyed reading our new text 'The Mysterious Traveller', which has taken us to the story of Mariama and her grandfather deep in the deserts of Mali. Today we have been working on a book review and hope to add the finishing touches on Monday! In maths we have been looking at multiplication and division this week and it has been great to see the children growing in confidence as they become more familiar with the methods used to solve these problems.


We had a great time on Tuesday afternoon when we made our jewellery pieces out of clay. The children thoroughly enjoyed designing and making their pieces and they are looking forward to painting them next week before taking them home.

Have a great weekend!



Another exciting week in 5M! We have been focusing on column subtraction in maths this week and the children have been doing fantastically. We have been writing a set of instructions in English and the children have produced some excellent work detailing how to keep their mean, horrible Overseer happy. We have studied the character of the Overseer in our class text 'Cloud Tea Monkeys'.


It has been brilliant to see lots of children bring in lots of homework this week. So much so, our homework display is now full and I have had to stick some in the cloakroom! I would be thrilled if everyone had a piece of homework on display by half term!


Have a lovely weekend.


We've had an excellent week in 5M, the children have really applied themselves and produced excellent work in Maths and English in particular. We have been focusing on column addition of 5 & 6 digit numbers and the children have been extremely enthusiastic in wanting to tackle hugely challenging questions.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Cloud Tea Monkeys' this week and have written some amusing and detailed accounts on how the noble art of 'tea-tasting' should be performed.

We also had a special treat on Friday - we tried lots of different types of tea! The children sampled teas infused with peppermint, berries and superfruits but the clear favourite was Mrs. Cheema's Masala Chai tea - this had flavours of cinnamon, cardamon and ginger! Thank you to Mrs Cheema for taking the time to make it for us.


Have a great weekend!


Firstly, I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

Last week the children were learning to write descriptively. The children planned, drafted and wrote their own piece of descriptive writing, using a wide vocabulary and relative clauses to make their descriptions as detailed as possible. We started a new class text today - it is called Cloud Tea Monkeys and follows the story of a young girl who lives near to a tea plantation in the Himalayas.


In maths we have been learning about rounding 5 and 6 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. We will now focus on negative numbers, addition and subtraction this week.



Another fun week in 5M! The children have been ordering 4, 5 and 6 digit numbers (and doing it excellently!) and developing their knowledge of the Mayans. We've been writing detailed descriptions, developing our language and studying the author's choice of language

within an extract.


We also had our WOW starter this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own Mayan hot chocolate, adding some cinnamonand even a sprinkling of chilli powder. We then compared it to the hot chocolate that we're familiar with - this went down slightly better than the Mayans version!


Spellings will be handed out on Monday, please remember your PE kit if you have not brought it in already.

Have a great weekend!


Hello and welcome to Class 5M!

As you know, I am a new teacher at Broadmeadow and I have had a great first week getting to know the school, staff and the children. I will try and keep this blog as up to date as possible during the school year!


Monday is our PE day so the children will need to bring their PE kits with them on Monday.

Homework grids were sent out today (Friday 6th) and the children have a range of activities to choose from. I am looking forward to seeing the work that the children produce so that I can put it up on our homework display board. Home readers have also been sent out this week - please spend some time reading together, even if it is just for 10 minutes a day! 


Thank you to all of the children for their hard work this week, I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend! 

Welcome to the new school year. Mr Martin will soon be filling this page with lots of exciting

class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.


Do you have any ideas for this page? If so, then let Mr Martin know!

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