Welcome to the Blackbird flock!


Blackbirds (Year 5) are taught by Miss Fox and Teaching Assistants Mrs Hanson, Mrs Rowe and Miss Catton. Our topics this year are Rotten Romans, Watery Worlds and Groovy Greeks


We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon so please remember to come to school in your kit! This may change throughout the year but we'll always try and give you as much notice as possible. 


Homework is set on Friday and is due in on Tuesday morning.


Here's to a fantastic year!!!


Miss Fox and the Blackbird Team. 

Autumn Term Home School Link

UKS2 Guide to Writing

UKS2 Guide to Reading

UKS2 Guide to Maths

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Blackbird News
1/12/2023 4:51 PM
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Christmas undoubtedly feels like it's on its way - especially after the wonderful Christingle performance today. The class did so well and seemed to enjoy themselves. Especially the part where they got to eat the sweets off their Christingle! We hope any parents and carers that attended enjoyed it too. 

Our Christmas tree is up but is looking a little sparse so any decorations that you fancy making over the next few days would be very welcome.

But...we musn't get carried away and forget we actually have 3 more weeks to work through! This week in Maths, we have been trying to crack Perimeter which we are so very nearly there with. I'm pleased the children have really pushed to further their understanding meaning that next week we are ready to tackle the challenges of Area. 

In English, we have been getting to know the big man, Julius Caesar in readiness for writing a newspaper report about his assassination. The class seem ready to get stuck in to yet another gory story! 

Our Orienteering unit has continued this week in PE. The children have had to put their trust into each other as they have been guided, blindfolded, around courses sometimes without being able to speak to each other. It was very interesting to see the different ways they chose to communicate however, I'm not sure blowing raspberrries to indicate the number of steps will be something that takes off!

We hope you all have a great weekend, 

The Blackbird Team.



Blackbird News
16/11/2023 3:06 PM
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It's the end of another busy couple of weeks in which Blackbird class have been working hard again.  

We have had so many excellent Roman Villa projects delivered this week. Thank you so much for all your help at home with these - the children have been so proud when they've brought them in and are looking forward to having them on display this evening. 

Last week saw us testing our homemade parachutes with real (not hardboiled) eggs. There were some very well-thought out examples of parachutes but there was definite disappointment when not a single egg broke! I have promised we will drop them again but on to a harder surface this time to see whether the parachutes really pass muster! 

We have been enjoying orienteering in PE. Last week we were tasked with reading a map to find certain points around the school grounds. This proved quite difficult and incredibly muddy but a lot of fun nonetheless! Hopefully it will be a bit drier for us next week.

We hope you all have a good weekend,

The Blackbird Team. 

Blackbird News
27/10/2023 2:49 PM
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Phew....we've finally reached the end of the first half term! And what a great few weeks it's been. 

Blackbird class have fully settled in and have become a wonderful Year 5 class. They have taken on challenges with gusto and always have interesting news/pictures/experiences to share. Long may it continue! 

This week has been a busy one. In maths, we have learnt all about Roman Numerals and how they work. We all decided we much prefer the numbering system we use today but enjoyed the challenge of understanding the Roman system. 

English has seen us finish our Boudicca Wanted Poster. I have been so impressed with the vocabulary used within this piece of writing: the children really got across how the Romans would have felt about Boudicca. There has also been some fabulous drawings of Boudicca completed this week which we will use to present the poster after the holidays . 

We finished the half-term with a worthy Suberb Centurion and Cracking Crocodile - I'm looking forward to seeing who steps up to the plate after the holidays. 

Please be aware that the project hand-in date has now changed to Thursday, November 16th when there will be an exhibition of all of UKS2 projects in the classrooms after school. 

We hope you all have a lovely holiday and a suitably spooky Halloween. 

The Blackbird Team. 

Blackbird News
20/10/2023 3:04 PM
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It has been a science-filled week in Blackbirds. We've been learning all about forces starting with gravity and then we started to understand the forces that keep a plane in the air. We made paper aeroplanes to see this in action and had some very impressive planes that flew brilliantly across the room. Lastly, we investigated air resisitance. With the help of a piece of paper and whole load of folding, we started to understand how air slows things down as they drop to the ground. We will investigate this further next week when we make parachutes for eggs! 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

The Blackbird Team. 

Blackbird News
13/10/2023 3:05 PM
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Boudicca has arrived! 

Having completed our re-telling of Romulus and Remus, we have now moved on to learning all about Big Bad Boud.

The class thoroughly enjoyed researching Boudicca and seemed to be instantly taken with her story. We also analysed a Horrible Histories song to learn more about her character. I have to say how impressed I was at the high level of vocabulary that the children were able to use when describing her. I genuinely can't wait to read the writing that this work will generate. 

It was lovely to meet parents at this week's Parent Consulations and I look forward to meeting everyone else next week. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, 

The Blackbird Team