Shipton Bellinger Primary School

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Year 5 2022-2023 Archive


Owl Class This Week (Summer Week 7)

Thank you for an amazing year Owls! I have been so proud to be a part of your journey so far and I cannot wait to see what amazing Year 6s you will be. Have a wonderful summer and I'll see you on the benches in assembly in September.



Owl Class This Week (Summer Week 5)

It has been a jam packed week! We started our final learning journey of the term - a superhero inspired comic strip. The children had to choose their language very carefully to make the maximum impact on their reader and I am already blown away by the amazingly creative ideas they are showing.

Our afternoon RSE lessons have been very interesting, with some thoughtful questions from Year 5. We have all learnt a lot and thought carefully and maturely about the changes that happen as we get older. 

We are going to be trialling a brand new way of learning in Term 6, with Miss Macleod and I sharing the Year 5 and 6 curriculum between the two of us. Year 5 are so lucky to get to start their time with their Year 6 teacher a little earlier than usual - they are going to make even more fantastic progress! You will receive a letter giving some more detail out today. Get in touch if you have any questions about the change for Term 6.



Owl Class This Week (Summer Week 3)

What a fantastic trip to Salisbury Cathedral!

We had such a great time exploring this amazing place and seeing the real Magna Carta. We also got the chance to properly tell King John what he needs to do to sort out his country! While King John was definitely a little intimidating, we were very articulate and passionate - very proud of you, Year 5!

Owl Class This Week (Summer Week 1)

We started our Heroes and Villains topic this week and have already formed some strong opinions about what we consider heroic behaviour and villainous behaviour! Our first historical case study caused outrage in the class...

"This imbecile took money from his beloved wife." - Abigale

"He took money from the poor just to get an army to fight the French." - Poppy

"He stole from the Barons and the Knight and if they complained they were executed." - Shishir

"He was the idiot who invented the income tax." - Evie

"He was stupid and a no-good who didn't know politics." - Fynndlay and Lily

That 's right... King John is officially a Owl Class villain! Please ensure you have returned your permission trip for the school trip - we are off the the Cathedral to meet King John in person and persuade him to change his ways.


Owl Class are trialling a new way of doing home learning - all on Google Classroom. We had a practice in Science this morning and made sure everyone can log on and understands how to submit work. Let me know how you find this new way of home learning.

We welcomed Felicity and Abigale to our class this week; we are so happy you're here, girls.


Owl Class This Week (Spring Week 7)

What a fascinating start to the term! We have journeyed with Odysseus to battle the cyclops, written figuratively about Pegasus and made our own meander patterns. Our learning behaviours have been superb. So proud of you Owls. 

This term, Year 5 are trialling a new system for learning from home - let me know what you think about our new choice based home learning.

On Monday, Ken and Ian from Open Box Theatre Company came and did an amazing drama workshop all about the Ancient Olympics. Check out our photos and especially the video of Wilfred winning his first ever boxing match! Just don't ask us what the athletes used to put in little jars after their events...


Owl Class This Week (Spring Week 6)

What an absolutely jam packed term! From amazing mountains to some very persuasive travel brochures, we have worked our socks off! We had such a fun time in Stubbington and have finished off the term by winning the School Value Tokens Award! We earned ourselves a non-school uniform day for the first day back.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Walker to come and cover in class for a day each week on a Thursday while Mrs Hellawell works on some other projects in school.

I am so excited to start next term's topic - Ancient Greece. We are already obsessed with the Greek gods! Check out the Spring 2 learning overview for important diary dates and a close look at what we've got coming up. We're kicking it off with a visit from the actors at Openbox Theatre Co to run an Ancient Greek drama workshop.

Have a lovely, restful half term!


Owl Class This Week (Spring Week 5)

During English this week we have been getting ready to write our Alps travel brochures. We have had to consider setting the right tone, using exaggeration and description carefully. Owl Class are experts at persuasion so I can't wait to read their travel brochures next week.

We have been continuing our exploration of forces and linking it to our DT. We made seesaw lever mechanisms and investigated what would happen if we changed the amount and position of weights. Next week we are so excited to make our pulley ski lift mechanisms and attach them to our mod roc mountains.

Our Maths this week has been finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and building on our work with fractions and decimals last term. We have done a fantastic job of solving a range of different problems using this new skill.

Our lunchtime Art club has been a huge success - we will continue it on every lunchtime except for Wednesdays.


Owl Class This Week (Spring Week 4)

We have had a jam-packed two days since I have been back in class. On Thursday afternoon, we made some chocolate baguettes in French. We had to write instructions for our partner to follow using key French vocabulary and, if they were successful, we had a delicious chocolate baguette to eat afterwards! 

On Friday morning we used partitioning to help us multiply four and two digit numbers. By splitting our numbers up into easy-to-manage chunks, we could do most of the working out in our heads. We will keep coming back to this skill as we continue through the next term.

In Science we investigated forces, exploring how mass and air resistance impact on gravity. We then made parachutes to test out our theories.


I am so excited to be back teaching in Owl Class. Thank you for your kind well-wishes while I have been away.

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