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Well Year 5 I have to say I’m very sad that you’ll be leaving me to go year 6 in September. You have been a brilliant class to work with all year and you should all be proud of the progress you have made! I just wanted to know, what was the highlight of your Year 5? What have you enjoyed the most? Was it a particular time, event or person?

Let us know in a comment below!

Thanks for being a FANTASTIC class and enjoy your summer!


Mr Lyons


viking quest

Today’s history lesson involves you becoming a viking on a quest to raid Lindisfarne for all of its treasures.

Click on the picture to follow the link to the game, choose your options carefully and see if you are successful in capturing Lindisfarne on your longship!

Please comment to say how you did! Did you make it? Did you run out of money? Don’t forget to pay your Danegeld!

Good luck!


Busy coordinates maths

Last week we were fantastic at applying our understanding of shapes and coordinates. I wonder who could earn 5 bonus dojo points for finding the correct coordinates for a b and c?

Can you explain to someone at home how you worked it out or write an explanation in your comment?

I will also give you an extra 5, if you can tell me what is special about a rectangle compared to other regular shapes!


Mr Lyons


dictionary_shutterstock_45765181For this week’s challenge, you’ll need a dictionary. Don’t worry if you don’t have one at home, you can use of the dictionaries in class if needed.

The task is to flick through the dictionary and put your finger on a word ANYWHERE in the dictionary. Repeat this 3 times. For example:

fish          brown             church


Then, you have to use these words in a piece of writing which is NO MORE than 49 words. For example:

Ian was sat in church as usual on a sunday, in his best brown suit. He sat, daydreaming about being allowed to go fishing with his friends on such a wonderful, sunny day.

Tip: you can add suffixes or prefixes to the words too!

Well done to Rory for winning the 3 part challenge over half term, he takes home the trophy this week!


Mr Lyons



Mr Hurst had some mysterious news for us today. He discovered a mysterious pile of what look like eggs or pods next to part of what seems to be some form of aircraft. We have come to the conclusion that they may have come from the asteroid which came close to Earth a few days ago!

We have interviewed Mr Hurst about his discovery and have decided to write our newspaper reports about it in the next few weeks. What could have been inside those eggs? Is there something lurking in the bushes from the hatched egg? Why are they here? What is the red slime that was also spotted at the scene? It’s all very mysterious!


Mr Lyons


easter challenge

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re having a nice break! I have set you 3 challenges to complete on the blog over the Easter holidays along with the reading of your school reading books at home and completing any Mathletics tasks set for you. I hope you have fun doing them! You will see the 5 challenges below this blog post. Let me know which challenge you enjoyed the most!

See you soon!

Mr Lyons



Write a story opening about a disastrous trip to the zoo. Use as many super sentences as you possibly can! O(I) sentences and de:de sentneces are perfect for this task! Do not tell the reader what is happening, make them guess from what you are showing them in your writing by using the show me style writing we have discussed in our narrative poems. For example, instead of saying ‘the boy was angry’, you might write ‘he clenched his fists and his face turned as red as a traffic light’.