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Friday 22nd May

Hello and Happy Friday! Did you join in with Draw with Rob yesterday afternoon? I wonder if he's made a new world record? 

Our school is part of a group of schools in the Diocese of Oxford and the Bishop of Oxford is doing his first assembly live today at 10.30. It can be watched live on Facebook or YouTube (search Diocese of Oxford) or use this link if you want to watch it a bit later in the day. The assembly will include stories, meditation, ideas to help you during lockdown and a song at the end. It might be nice to enjoy some quiet, relaxing time sharing this assembly. 

Next week is half term so I won't be setting any work. Last week, when I was setting the Beth on the Nile work, I may have forgotten about half term surprise New chapters will still appear on your Purple Mash lists if you do want to carry on reading the story. There are 3 more chapters to go. 

I hope you and your families all have a lovely, restful half term. Hopefully the sun will come back out soon for us all to enjoy. Stay safe. From Miss Cullen 

Thursday 21st March

Hello everyone! Don't forget it is Draw with Rob's World Record Attempt today! Will you be joining in? If you do want to be counted, you do need to register so maybe ask an adult to help you with that?


Did you watch last week's collective worship about DISCOVERY? I did and found it amazing listening to Helen Sharman talk about going to space. Why not have another collective worship at home and invite your family to join? Use this link to get to the assemblies page. Assemblies begin at 11am. Alternatively, look at the Faith at Home assemblies. 


Finally, below is a book you might like to read. I am enjoying doing lots of reading at the moment and I know lots of you are too! 


Have another lovely sunny day! Don't forget your hats and sun cream if you're heading outside though! 


From Miss Cullen 

Wednesday 20th March

Hello again! How are you all? Did you know that tomorrow, Rob Biddulph (Draw with Rob) is doing a world record attempt? He wants to bring together thousands of people, of all ages, from households across the world and teach them how to draw the same picture at the same time. It will be an official Guinness World Records title attempt so we have the chance to make history... from home. The project is also raising money to support the fight against COVID-19. Go to his website to find out more about taking part.


Have another great day, 

From Miss Cullen  


Tuesday 19th May 

Hi everyone! Well done to all of you who have read Chapter 1 of Beth on the Nile and answered the online questions. Chapter 2 will be ready and waiting for you today. Don't worry if you don't get a chance to read though. You could always read two chapters in one day or wait because all the chapters and quizzes will be available until the end of next week. 


Have you had a look in the PSHE folder yet? Kindness is so important at the moment. In class we had a kindness jar and Miss Wallbanks launched 'Kindness Buckets' in school. At home, you could create your own kindness ideas basket for your family to choose from.  If you'd like to find out a little bit more you can check out this link: or watch this video about acts of kindness


Have a lovely day! 



w/b 18th May 2020

Good morning everyone! How are you all? Did you all have a nice weekend? 


Well done to everyone who joined in the with the battle on Times Tables Rock Stars. It was SO close but year 6 did just beat us in the very end. Well done Year 6! Check out the certificates folder as there are 3 special certificates for our BEST BATTLERS! There are also more Times Tables Rock Stars, Mathletics and Spellodrome certificates in the folder too. 


The maths, reading, writing and topic folders have all be updates so check out your activities for this week. There is also a new PSHE (personal, social and health education) folder. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and I would like you to think about being kind, both to others and yourselves! 


Also, if you follow this link it will take you to a home learning booklet which you might find useful if you're stuck for things to do. You will need an adult to help you register for this resource. 


The weather is set to be good again this week (fingers crossed) so I would like you to make the most of this by getting active. Below is an activity booklet called Joy of Moving. I don't know about you but when I am out walking or on my bike it really does help me feel a bit better. Have a look through the booklet. It contains lots of games and activities for you and your grown ups to try out for an afternoon of fun – right from your own homes! If you do get a chance to do any of these activities please send your photos to so we can share them with each other on the class page. 


I hope you have a lovely week. Enjoy the sun and email me if you need any help. 


From Miss Cullen smiley



Other useful documents

Times Tables Rock Stars Guide 


Garage Room- Please try to practise in here as much as you can. I have set certain times tables for you.

Studio Room-  This is where you play to try and record your best performance and improve your rock status. Your challenge on here is to answer all times tables up to 12 x 12 

Arena- This is a bit like the garage room where tables are set for you individually. The difference is you get to play against other band-mates and challenge each other. 

Festival- This is a multiplayer version of studio


Have fun rock stars and don't forget to challenge me!




If you wish to, you can also access NUMBOTS maths website using your times tables rock stars login. Just enter the school's postcode or name then your rock star login. Have fun! 

Writing tips and reminders


  • Have you got full stops, capital letters and other punctuation?
  • Have you used subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to extend your sentences?
  • Have you added relative clauses using who and which to add extra information?
  • Have you used brackets, dashes and commas to add parenthesis? 
  • Have you used exciting language? 
Year 5 - Miss Cullen with Mrs Hunter and Miss Lazar
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Year 5 Suggested Reading List

Please ensure that you have your P.E. kits in school on Monday and Thursday. It is also helpful to have it in school on other days should we have extra PE activities. 


Just a few reminders:


  • Ensure that hair which can be tied back is using a hair or uniform coloured band.
  • No nail varnish.
  • Plain stud earrings only please.
  • You may also wear a watch.
  • Earrings and watches must be removed for P.E.





After reading the first page of Misery Guts by Morris Gleitzman, we thought about the strategies the author used. We then wrote using his structure for our own writing. 


Keith’s heart was pounding.

Calm down, he thought. You’re not robbing a bank. You’re not kidnapping anybody. You’re just painting a fish and chip shop orange.

He looked up and down his street, peering into the early morning fog.

Everything was grey. Grey houses. Grey shops. Grey cars. Grey blocks of flats looming up into a grey sky.

The cold air was making his ears hurt.

Chapter 1 - Misery Guts 

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Today (10.10.19) we learnt about what life was life for an Anglo Saxon child and then went outside to make our own slingshots for hunting. We tried to use natural resources but there were some modern day materials that are just too useful to ignore! 

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