Year 5 visit to Michelham Priory

On Thursday 14th March the Year 5’s visited Michelham Priory as part of their termly learning adventure about the Tudors.

They had a wonderful hands-on day exploring the grounds, the kitchens, grinding spices and using quills – which some of the children were excellent at!

The children also took part in a drama, dressing up and living as King Henry VIII’s court, and enjoyed a ‘Tudor Feast’ in the dining hall.


The staff and volunteers at the Priory were fantastic making the day a brilliant experience for everyone (adults included).

Every child was gifted a free entry ticket so they can return with their families and perhaps share a thing or two that they have learnt.



Investigating Holy Week

In RE, Pearl class have been investigating our topic of Holy Week.  On Tuesday afternoon, we worked on creating freeze frames based on two bible stories – the Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane. We needed to be creative in the way that we became our characters.  We needed to think about our body language and facial expressions to show how each character was feeling and to help make it clear which character was which.  Many of us chose to include Jesus and Judas in our freeze frames as well as another disciple.  Some of us were surprised to find out about the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane.  Some of them fell asleep even though Jesus asked them to keep watch and they all left him when he was arrested.


Can you guess who each person is supposed to be?


Written by Pearl Class

The Tudors Term 4

This term we are continuing with our learning adventure on the Tudors.

We have begun creating a dance focusing on traditional etiquette and sequences that the Tudors would have used at formal dances. You are invited to watch our dance at the end of the term!

Hopefully we will get some more ideas when we visit Michelham Priory on the 14th March.

Scrapbook Pages WW1

In year 5, Pearl class, we learned about World War One, and decided we would make Scrapbook pages. On it we put documents, pictures and anything relative to our soldier. (Cuthbert Frank Shaw)

We cut out bits and pieces of documents, pictures, medals and poppies and collaged them onto an A4 piece of paper. After we had finished doing the collaging we were taken out of the class group by group and cut out a silhouette of a soldier and poppies. When we had cut them out in the shape that we wanted, we tested out different textures of printing and when we were happy with the texture that we wanted to use on our collage, we printed (with paint) around the edge of the silhouette that we wanted onto the collage.



Written by Robin & Denis

Maths Fractions

In year 5,in maths, we have been learning about fractions.

At the start of term we were in the learning pit, which is a pit and you move up when you improve, but towards now we have got better!

We now know how to add and subtract with fractions and which fraction is smaller and bigger than others.

Eg:1/18  <  1/2


By Daniel

Year 5 Christmas Enterprise 2018

Year 5 will be making stone decorations to sell at the Christmas Enterprise Fair on Monday 10th December 2018 from 3:20pm – 4:45pm.

These will be available to buy on the day for 20p/30p.

We have the opportunity to take pre-orders which can be personalised, and will come individually gift wrapped. These will be 50p each and will be created by your child (in year 5) as a beautiful gift or memory. You are welcome to pre-order or buy as many as you want, but we do ask for payment with the pre-order sheets by Wednesday 28th November. This will enable us to ensure we have plenty of time to create beautiful stones for you to enjoy year after year.

All profits raised from our sales at the Enterprise Fair will go towards future Year 5 trips and school based activities, so please dig deep and help send us on some amazing adventures for the rest of the school year.

Brilliant Bloggers

So far this year, Pearl class have been busy working on all sorts of activities to help our learning. Look out for our blog posts, written by class members, explaining some of our favourites!

We have been drafting our blogs, choosing a catchy title and making sure that we explain carefully, as well as selecting and inserting photographs.

We’ve had lots of fun doing the activities – we hope you enjoy reading about them!

Miss Simpson and Pearl Class