Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Premier League Reading Stars

Over the past few weeks, some of the year 5 children have been taking part in the Premier League Reading Stars program.

This week, we had our very own poetry slam. A competition to come up with an original performance of existing poems, using any technique imaginable.

All four groups worked brilliantly together, showing great collaboration, commitment and creativity when they performed their ‘slams’ to the rest of the group.

For more information’ go to the Premier League Reading Stars website here.

Videos to follow (if I can figure out how to upload them).


Mr C


Year 5’s second hand sale


Today, we held our second hand book and toy sale and it was a HUGE success!!

We had visitors from years R,1 and 2 to peruse and purchase to their heart’s content.

Thank you to those who kindly donated their belongings to the sale and to parents who generously gave their children money so that they could raise money for CAFOD.

We raised an astonishing £80.50, which we are extremely proud of and know that it will go to a worthy cause.


Thank you all again.

Mr C



Speed operation

Today, year 5 took part in a road safety speed operation in conjunction with officer and PCSO’s from Waterlooville Police station. As part of a drive to improve awareness of road safety in the area, the police set up a speed trap along Stakes Hill Road, past Oaklands School and St Peter’s.

Each group took turns at observing an officer with the speed camera as well as conducting surveys with the drivers who had been caught speeding.

It was extremely insightful for the children to be part of this operation and to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to the speed limit.

The children were courteous and polite to the drivers who consented to being interviewed and conducted themselves brilliantly.


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Home Learning

Thank you to all the children who brought in their home learning for our space topic last half term. We have seen some amazing models, power points and fact files showing excellent commitment to learning at home.

This half term year 5 are focusing on Ancient Egypt! The children will be delving deep into the history of Egypt learning about mummification, hieroglyphic art work, dance and much more!

They have received home learning pyramids (attached below) in line with this topic and RE focussing on our current unit of Lent. They should choose at least one of the activities to complete by the 1st of April (the last day of term).

We look forward to seeing what the children produce!

The Year 5 Team

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