Chair Champs!

To finish off the year, we held our annual chair champs competition. Tom from Class 7 represented Year 5. Chair champs is a mental maths competition which tests children’s math skills. Tom is the champion and managed to compete in the final round with an immense score of 14.77 seconds.

Class 8 say well done to Tom and everyone that has taken part in todays chair champs.

Choice Stories

To round off our myth topic in literacy, we have created our own choice stories using IT. We created a story with inspiration from myths that we have been reading. A choice story is an interactive story that allows you to choose different choices.

What is your favourite story?

Plant Sale

Over the last few weeks we have been busy planting and growing plants, ready for the big event today. We have grown lots of vegetable plants including: tomato plants, lettuce, basil, parsley, radish and rocket. We all had a chance to buy a plant/ plants.

In maths today we have explored the job roles of gardeners and accountants. We have designed our own garden using our math skills to budget ourselves.

What plant did you buy from the plant sale?

Designing And Exploring Mechanisms

This afternoon we were designing and exploring mechanisms. We created our own marvellous machine. One of the machines we created helped us to tidy our bed and set an alarm to wake up. It automatically made your bed when you press the button to say your awake.

What would you design?


Indian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

This afternoon Class 8 have cooked a very healthy recipe and delicious recipe, ¬†Indian cucumber and tomato salad. We have used radishes, tomatoes, red onions, a cucumber, lime juice and some natural yoghurt. It was very simple and easy to make! We have rated it 5 stars! Don’t forget to look out for a tomato, radish or cucumber plant at the plant sale.

What have you cooked this week?

Spelling Stars

This morning, we have had a whole school spelling competition. Charlie represented our class. Charlie did exceptionally well and even managed to beat Year 6. Charlie was faced with some tricky words including: sufficient, cemetery, museum and convenience. Class 8 all say a big well done to Charlie!


Today we have had our last ever swimming session for Year 5. We have enjoyed going swimming and have learnt a lot. Some of us have really developed our swimming skills and developed our confidence in the water.

What is your favourite subject?

Chinese Fried Noodles

Today we have cooked a traditional Chinese recipe. In our recipe it included: spring onions, peppers, noodles, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and carrots. We helped chop the vegetables together and boiled the noodles. We also enjoyed tasting it.

What have you cooked this week?


This afternoon we have tested the effects of friction. We wanted to see which surface had the least amount of friction on for walking. We tested 5 different surfaces: wooden floor, grass, concrete, tarmac, laminate and carpet.

Which surface do you think will have the least amount of friction?

Testing water resistance

This afternoon in science we tested whether or not our boats would float. In teams we worked together to create our boats , using plastic bottles, and other  materials. Most of our boats floated but one which had holes in the bottle started to sink. So as a class we discussed how we could improve the boat and came up with the solution of covering up the holes, which would help the boat float as no water could get inside.

Whats the best material to make a boat with?