We have had a very busy week this week, getting back into the swing of it.

In Literacy we have been writing our own weather forecasts for rainforests around the world and next week we will be performing them to the class. (So try and watch a forecast on the television over the weekend to get some tips!!)

This morning we have taken part in The Great Grammar Hunt Challenge where we walked around the school answering questions that had been placed up and down the corridor.

Homework today is some place value practise and also a sheet on Verbs, along with a spelling rule to learn.

Please make sure you get at least three entries in your reading log along with at least one adult signature.


Can you find out what ‘possessive pronouns’ are and can you use them in a sentence.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Barnes



Welcome back to the new year and to your first week in Year 6!!

It is going to be a big year this year with lots of hard work but also lots of fun!!!

We have started the week with a measuring activity in maths where all the class have estimated and measured their height, leg length, head circumference etc, these are now recorded and on display on our class wall and the end of the school year we will do the exactly the same activity to see how much we have all grown, which surprises us all every year.

Challenge:  Can you measure a member of your family and convert between mm, cm and m?


We have been extremely busy in class five the past two weeks (just because SATS are over we don’t slow down)

In maths we carried out an investigation where 4 mysterious giant hands appeared in the classroom and the challenge was to investigate the height of the person using each hand.  

Once they had used their maths skills and knowledge to work out the height and sizes of each body part,  they had to draw each person to scale on the playground.


In science we have been researching and setting up experiments to provide scientific statements about Space.


Following on from this today  in Maths we were using a measured diameter scale to draw the planets in our Solar System.  (this is still a work in progress so I will post the photos in next weeks blog)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend


Mr Barnes

What an interesting week we have had!

Class 5 were fortunate enough this week to have a visit from Mr Crozier, who is ex pupil of Brandesburton Primary School.   He was a pupil here in 1947 and was able to give the class an insight into what life was like for children over 70 years ago.    It was very interesting and the class were given the opportunity to ask questions.

We found out that although he was here to learn, he also had to check on the boilers each morning and lunchtime and also to do cut the grass and tend to the gardens.   I believe the children learnt a lot by listening to his stories and looking at his photographs.


We are well on our way with the 175 preparations and have been doing artwork and completing our diary entries for “If the walls could talk”.  These have been very entertaining to read.

In art we have designed our own Mayan plates, these were very colourful pieces of work from the Mayan culture.

CHALLENGE:  Please let me know the most interesting fact you found out from Mr Crozier.

Have a great weekend


Mr B

Summer Term

WOW we have sunshine !!!!!!!

How lovely it has been to see the children enjoying the sunshine this week, we have been able to get outside and play cricket and have an orienteering lesson based on our theme this term of The Ancient Maya Civilisation, where they had to find photographs around the school field and playground of the Mayans and the Anglo-Saxons to compare how they lived.

In art this week we have made some wonderful headdresses from Ancient Maya, using bright colours and feathers, which are now proudly displayed on the board outside of Class 5.

In English we are starting to write a diary entry ‘If the walls could talk’ this is based on a day in the life of a primary school throughout the past 175 years in preparation for our 175th birthday celebrations.

But please be assured we are also working very hard on revision preparing for the forthcoming SAT’s!!!!!



Can you write down 3 facts about Ancient Maya to go on our display board?

World Book Day

Class 5 have a great couple of days celebrating World Book Day!

We have been concentrating on the David Weisner picture book ‘FLOTSAM’

The children have made their own holiday photo albums (thank you to all parents for helping with sending in the photos) relating to the camera found in the book.

We have also created our own mythical creatures along with imaginary fact files, everyone has really enjoyed using their imagination in the most wonderful ways.

They have produced some amazing descriptive writing along with diary entries all relating back to ‘FLOTSAM’.


Which part of the last two days have you enjoyed doing the most???

Internet Safety Day/SATS

Well its been a pretty ‘heavy’ week in class 5, on Tuesday we had Internet Safety Day where the children were able to discuss areas of safety whilst using the internet/being online.   I must say I was very proud of their knowledge and sensible responses that they were able to offer to our group discussions.

We have also carried out several practice SAT’s tests and learning exam techniques.   The children have handled themselves with great maturity and have achieved some great results showing progress from previous tests and this fills me and the children with confidence for May.

Which test did you find the most challenging and why??

Mr B

Biography of Sir Edmund Hillary

Following on from last weeks homework, we are now starting to write our own biographies of Sir Edmund Hillary.

The children have researched and sourced relevant information and significant dates throughout his life to be able to produce a timeline.


Can you find out how many mountains Sir Edmund Hillary climbed in his lifetime (name them) and calculate the total height of them all together?

Mr B