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Food Tasting! 

On Monday we tried Borscht  - a traditional beetroot soup from Russia. The recipe is made by one of the main characters in our new class book, The House With Chicken Legs. In preparation for writing our own recipe next week  we taste tested the traditional Russian soup. Some of us enjoyed it more than others but, we all agreed that it knowing what Borscht tasted like would help us a lot when it comes to writing our recipe next week.


A couple of reminders:

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

There is an inter-school battle of the bands on TT Rockstars everyone should have their logins now and hopefully, 5S can boost our score over the weekend and we will win our first round! 

Homework books and new homework grids will be sent out on Monday . 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.

Borsch Tasting!

Another busy week saw the children starting their final pieces of art based on samba music and creating their own depiction of this image.  Look out for their completed pieces next week!



In Maths they consolidated their understanding of written division and have been converting between units of measurement.  

The children have completed their poetry unit by developing their use of vocabulary / phrases for effect while writing their own poems, replicating the structures within The Hiighwayman.  

There have been a few assessments within their week too, which the children have shown real focus and determination in completing.  Well done to everyone - enjoy a well earned rest this weekend!


We Three Kings Christmas Carol

The class have started practising this version of We Three Kings for their Christmas performance. Please encourage them to practise at home too!

It has been quite a week of change in 5G this week with Mr Johnston and Mr Shennan teaching the class.  We have both really enjoyed working with all the children and look forward to getting know them even more in the coming weeks.  It really is such a pleasure being able to teach a class full of children who are all so brilliant in their own unique ways.  

This week has seen the children working on division, using different representations to help develop their conceptual understanding before linking these to using the bus stop method.  The image below will give you an idea of how they have been approaching the division.


In English, we have been examining The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The children have worked hard decoding all of the language, identifying poetic devices, plotting the story and acting it out in groups. Next week we will be writing poetry using structures from The Highwayman to guide us but basing it on our class reader The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie.  

PE Kit

Please note that PE will now be on a Tuesday (their swimming lessons have now finished) so they need to come into school in their PE kit on Tuesdays. 


Goodbye 5G! 🌈🥰


Thank you to everyone who was part of making my last day at Broadmeadow so special. I will truly miss you all - I will miss teaching you and spending our days together. You’ve given me so many wonderful memories and I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to be your teacher. 
Good luck 5G - keep being the stars that you are and carry on shining ⭐️💫



Another fantastic week! In DT, we started our new project of making bridges! I was so impressed with your initial ideas and your innovation as you were challenged with building the tallest bridge using only paper and linking cubes! I was also so proud of how much progress you’ve all made in Maths. By the end of the week, you were so much more confident with multiplication! I’m looking forward to next week for another week full of learning and fun! 😊

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Welcome back 5G!


What a lovely first week back! I was so happy to see all of your smiling faces. 😊


In English this week, we started exploring the fantasy genre and its features. Today, I was enthralled by your enchanting setting descriptions! I’m so excited to see what you magic up next week! This week, we also finished our class book, The Boy At the Back of the Class. Reading the ending, where Ahmet’s family were found because of his friends’ desperate efforts, was met with a huge applause and even a few tears!


A huge well done to all of the children who completed their homework tasks before half term - the quality of work produced was outstanding!! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll produce with your new set of tasks! ⭐️


Have a fantastic weekend 5G!

Miss Gordon

Happy Half Term! 

You’ve all worked so hard this week! This week in English, you wowed me with your persuasive skills when reading your letters to the Prime Minister. Similarly, the effort you showed me in Maths when learning about different charts, tables and graphs was quite literally, off the chart! 

Have a great half term 5G! I’m looking forward to seeing you all when we return! 😊

Fantastic Friday! 

In 5G, we have been collecting marbles for our marble jar. We pop a marble in the jar when we’re displaying excellent behaviour as a class and last week, we filled it to the very top! 😁 We ended a great week on such a high as we enjoyed our class treat - delicious hot chocolate and cookies! ☕️🍪 

Have a lovely weekend! 😊

Miss Gordon

Another fantastic week in 5G!


In English this week, we started to look at persuasive writing. We had the opportunity to put the persuasive techniques we’ve been learning about to use in a class debate about whether or not to ban school uniform! I was so impressed with how considered and well-explained your speeches were! Maybe we have some future politicians or lawyers in the classroom? 

In Maths, we have been subtracting two 4-digit numbers with more than one exchange. I am so proud of how much progress you’ve all made throughout the week. You’ve all worked incredibly hard this week and have thoroughly earned a rest this weekend! 

See you all on Monday 😊



Wow - what a week! In English, we have been writing diary entries based on the shocking moment Brendan-the-Bully stole Ahmet’s pomegranate! To really get into character, we re-imagined how that scene would have unfolded. I must say, I think we have a few future performers in the class! 🎭 We also got to try the very fruit which Ahmet was so upset about losing! 


We finished the week with a fun experiment in Science - we tested a range of everyday materials to see if they were magnetic or could conduct heat or electricity.  



I hope you have a lovely weekend 5G! smiley

Miss Gordon

Dramatic Diaries!


This week in English, you imagined you were Ahmet (a character from our class book, The Boy at the Back of the Class) on his first day of school. You captured his experience perfectly in the engaging, reflective diary entries you produced. Here are a few of the many fantastic entries written today…

Amazing Art in 5G! 

This week in Art, we explored using hatching and cross hatching techniques. We looked at the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci for inspiration and created a life drawing of our hands! I was so proud of the magnificent masterpieces you produced. Here are a few examples! 🌟

WOW - What a great start to the year! 😁


It has been so lovely being back in school and getting to know all of you! I have been so proud of each and everyone of you this week; you have demonstrated such hardworking, positive attitudes which is reflected in some of the excellent pieces of work you have produced. I was particularly impressed with the thoughtful, reflective diary entries you have written in English.


We ended a fantastic week with everyone in ‘Outstanding’ on our zone board. I hope you’re as proud of yourselves as I am!  🌟


Have a great weekend, refreshed and ready for another happy week! 😊


Miss Gordon

Welcome back 5G! smiley


I hope that you've all had a lovely summer and enjoyed a well earned rest! Mrs Brotherton and I are so excited to see you all and begin a fantastic, fun-filled year!  From Monday, we'll spend lots of time getting to know each other but here are a few things you will need to know about our school week:


The school day will begin at 8.35am and will end at 3.00pm.


From the 15th of September, you will be starting your swimming lessons! Every Wednesday, the coach will collect you from school at 9.00am and will return at 10.30am. Please make sure you bring your swimming kit - this should consist of swimming trunks/ shorts or a swimming costume (not a bikini) and a towel, in a separate bag. 


Enjoy the last few days of the summer holiday - I cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces on Monday! smiley

Miss Gordon



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