Tudor Trip


Class 5 had a warm but very enjoyable day at Mary Arden’s Farm today. The activities included bread and butter making, looking at herbs, mural painting, cord making, Tudor dancing, falconry and of course looking at the beautiful Tudor buildings and wild breed animals.

Queen Elizabeth I

On Tuesday Year 5 were visited by Queen Elizabeth I (and her twin) – She introduced each class to our new topic Off With Her Head. In our new topic we will learn about the Tudors and the lasting effect they have had on our country and the world.

Run for Sports Relief

Today year 5 completed their 20 minute run for Sports Relief – the most laps completed was 20 for the boys, 16 for the girls and Mrs Sadler managed 15  (she is having a lay down! ).


Year 5 have been looking at the problems caused by plastic pollution. As an Easter project they have set themselves the challenge of making something useful from used plastic bags. We searched the Internet for inspiration and some uses for old plastic bags were ; skipping ropes , plant containers, rugs, kites, reusable shopping/school bags. The year 5 team look forward to seeing the results of the challenge. 


Time on your hands over the Easter holiday?!

We are looking for some new lunchtime prayers that we can use in school.

If you want to have a go;

  1. Choose a tune that everyone will know, e.g. Row, Row, Row Your Boat, London’s Burning, Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
  2. Write some words that fit the tune.  They need to be suitable for a lunchtime prayer, e.g. thankfulness for what we have to eat, reminders not to be wasteful.
  3. Write up your prayer, including noting which tune it should be sung to.
  4. Add your name and class number to your entry and hand it in to your teacher after the holiday.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


The Year 5 children did a wonderful job today, performing their show ‘Good News’ .  Their retelling of the Easter story engaged their audiences, with high quality dialogue and expressive singing throughout.  A special mention must go to the fabulous soloists who impressed everyone with their beautiful voices.

More Science!

Alchemy Island has given the children some amazing experiences in science this term. They have discovered how to make plastic from items in the kitchen, know which solutes will dissolve (and why flour doesn’t) and tested samples for whether they were acid or alkali.


Year 5 performance Monday 26th March

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Year 5 performance of Good News. They are available from the office at £1 per ticket (2 tickets maximum per child). Please ensure that your child is back to school by 5.45 for a prompt 6pm start.


Class 5 dissolved salt (solute) and ‘gold dust’ in water (solvent) to see which solution became saturated first.  Our results showed that the gold dust solution became saturated first in cold water but it was the reverse in warm water!

Contaminated water

Class 5 have been using their scientific skills to separate contaminated water from the Bottomless Well on Alchemy Island.  They have sieved, filtered and eventually evaporated the water to separate the salt and water.