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Week ending: Friday 12th July


A superb week from Y5 who were brilliant during our performances of Superstan! Thanks for all singing so well. 

In between all of the chaos we have managed to do some maths, English, reading, geography, PSHE and PE! Great work everybody. 

Apologies for the lack of pictures this week!


Do enjoy a video of our wonderful singing though! Continents are definitely secure in Y5! 

One week to go. We can do this!


Mr Tunstall

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Week ending: Friday 28th June


Well done this week Y5. You’ve worked really hard in a week with lots of things going on, working in the heat… never mind assessments! You’ve managed to focus and have all done your absolute best. 

We enjoyed sports day this week! It was a lovely morning and it was great to see all the children smiling, laughing and enjoying competing together. Well done to each of the teams but especially the blue team who got the victory!


We enjoyed a morning with Mr Soutter this week who did our next unit of money management. This is always a highlight for the children!


We have completed our end of year grammar and maths assessments this week - all of the children should be really proud of themselves. 

We looked at types of cloud in geography and went outside to see which types of clouds we could spot. Perhaps have a look this weekend at which types of clouds you can see on your travels! 

In science, we explored different habits and their impact on the heart. We decided that if we looking after our hearts… we in turn are looking after our whole body! Ask the children what they discussed. 

Well done everybody!


Week ending: Friday 14th June


Well done this week Y5. A good start to our final half term of the year!


In maths, we continued looking at decimals and have become experts and multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. Well done everybody! 

In English, we have enjoyed beginning our final topic based around the King Kong story. We’ve been immersing ourselves in the story, making predictions and thinking about character. 

We really enjoyed cricket and rounders this week, with lots of children making great progress with their batting and fielding skills. Well done to Jude who won our “luckiest (perhaps most skillful) player of the week” award with two quite extraordinary strikes! You will have to ask him about them both. 

In Geography, we began looking at our new topic which investigates water distribution around the world and ways to improve the quality of water. We looked at the facts behind water - how much is salt and how much is fresh… concluding that actually only 0.03% of the water on earth is: a) drinkable b) accessible. Crazy!


We were also happy to spend some time with our seedlings, talking to them and helping them with their cards. What a lovely experience!


Well done everybody ☺️

Week ending: Friday 24th May


Well, another half term has come to an end! Well done on all of your hard work year five. You have gone above and beyond when asked to and have made so much progress.

It has been a pretty crazy week and I have been out of class a lot. However, it’s been lovely to come back to positive comments from the teachers in class about your great attitudes. Attitude is everything!


It has been a real joy to see lots of children applying all of the things we have been learning in English whilst writing a survival guide. Well done!


You really have all made such progress and I’m really looking forward to our final half term of the year. Let’s make it a good one! Enjoy a wonderful two week break. 

Mr Tunstall

Week ending: Friday 17th May


What a super week in Y5! I am so proud of all of the children for their hard work and focus during an important week for Y6. You really supported them well!


In English this week, we have been planning and writing our stories based on the Lost book of Adventure. I have been so impressed with the children’s accuracy with punctuation and their creative ideas. Such progress is being made!


In maths, we looked at 3D shapes and the properties of each. We then moved on to looking at coordinates. The children blew me away with their understanding so we moved onto reading coordinates without grids and numbers on the axis. This was a real challenge - the children did so well!


We continued our learning looking at bridges in history. Ask the children all about the bridges across Mersey from Widnes to Runcorn and the history of these. They will be thrilled to tell you! 

We also continued our unit on vector drawings with some creative pieces. We looked at the functions of each part of the plant during science, and also looked at plant cells and what each part is called. Ask the children who the bank manager of the cell is… it will make sense to them!


We finished the week with a game of quidditch and a very magical day. We also enjoyed another session singing with Mr Holland. We’re really looking forward to performing in July!

Well done on a fantastic week Y5! Have a great weekend.



There are no words! What a trip and what a class. You all did yourselves proud. A real joy to take such a wonderful group away and so many happy memories made.


Please have a look at the video and pictures below to see what we got up to! smiley

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Week ending: Friday 3rd May


Year 5 have really worked hard over the last two weeks.


We have spent time learning about angles and rotations in maths, as well as learning how to measure and draw angles accurately. In English, we have spent time writing and then editing our writing with a real focus on how important the editing process is in making a quality piece. It has been great to see children passionate about maths and English!


In history, we began looking at our local area and looking at the history of bridges between Runcorn and Widnes. In Science, we began our new topic learning about plants and have been looking at the parts of vascular flowers. We even went on a flower hunt to find some examples of our own!


In art, the children started to look at William Morris and created artist pages about him, inspired by his love for nature. 

In PE, we continued to improve our netball and tennis skills. 

Well done Y5! ☺️

Week ending: Friday 19th April


Well done this week Year 5! Lots of hard work and a number of different teachers in class who all said how brilliant you were. 

On Wednesday, we enjoyed taking part in a Jerusalem Journey and were walked through the Easter story. It was a really powerful experience which displayed the amazing news of Easter to each of us. Well done for your brilliant listening skills!


On Friday, we enjoyed taking part in our first singing session with the cathedral. Thank you to Mr Holland! We are looking forward to the big sing at the cathedral in July.

In maths, we focused on statistics this week. Children enjoyed interpreting line graphs and charts. They also did an exceptional job drawing a line graph!


In English, we started our new topic based on the story “The Lost Book of Adventure” and wrote some great setting poetry around some of the brilliant images that are found in the book.


In reading, we started our new novel: The Nowhere emporium. We are looking forward to getting into the text properly over the next month! Also, well done to all children who are giving their best efforts with reading at home. It really does make a difference! 

We did some vector drawings using Sketchpad in computing. The children had lots of fun doing this! We thought about being eco-friendly in science and finished off with our exit task creating a poster around this. In Geography, we were using six figure grid references to locate places in Llandudno. 

Well done everybody!


Llandudno: if anybody does have any concerns or questions, please do get in touch. 

Mr Tunstall

Week ending: Friday 12th April


We have had a brilliant start back after our Easter break. We’ve brought great attitudes back in to school and it’s really shown in lots of the work completed.


We welcomed Mrs Hill into our class this week and are looking forward to working together.


In English, we have planned and written our final writes for our character narratives. I am so proud of the progress the children have made with their writing. They are brilliant!


In maths, we followed on from our work on perimeter and moved onto area. We spent some time measuring the area of our classroom as Mrs Hill wasn’t a fan of the carpet. 76m squared incase anybody wants to buy us a new one! The children really engaged with the learning and enjoyed calculating the perimeter of different rectilinear shapes.


In reading, we had the thrilling finish to Warrior Boy and all quizzed on this. We’ve loved reading this book!


In Science, we finished our final lesson in our unit on pollution and thought about ways we can contribute towards global sustainability. In Geography, we looked closely at the Llandudno region and explored OS maps and symbols. 

We also started our new computing unit - this involves vector drawing.


The children enjoyed playing tennis in PE. We had a real focus on hand eye coordination this week.


Well done Year 5!

Happy Easter! End of Spring term.


Well done to each of our children on a fantastic spring term. It has been such a joy getting to know you all! Your Easter bonnets were fantastic today. 

Have a restful and fun time over Easter, spending time with family and friends. Eat lots of chocolate and everything else that comes with Easter and don’t forget the real meaning of that first Easter - Jesus’ death and resurrection for each of us so that we can have eternal life with Him. 

See you after Easter!