Summer Term Spellings

Here are the Year 5 Spellings until the end of the Summer term.

Children will continue to be given spellings on a Friday and these will be tested on the following Friday. It is the children’s responsibility to pick up these spellings if they are absent when they are set or they lose their paper copy, these are available on the Year 5 Noticeboard outside Badgers classroom. 

Thank you.

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Amazing Arts

This week we have been celebrating all the Arts subjects based around the book ‘The Lost Words’ written by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. The week started with a few word games before we went on our word hunt around the school grounds looking for 1 of 105 lost words. Each child found a different word and that was the word they would be basing all their arts work around. 

We have been busy completing Art, English, Languages and Music activities throughout the week, everyone has been very creative and produced such fantastic work. It has been such an enjoyable week for all pupils and it has been superb to see the children sharing their work and learning with other pupils in the school at the end of each day.  Take a look at some of our work in the photos below. 

A special thanks to Mrs Head, Mrs Phillips and Miss McCann for organising such a fun week for us all. 

Broads in a Box

Today Year 5 completed their work with the Broads Project and took part in the final stage which was ‘Broads in a Box.’ This gave the children a chance to use all their learning from our previous days on the project around buildings, wildlife and habitats around the broads.

The day started with all of Year 5 in the hall recapping work done when the project launched and from our visit to the Broads and Carlton Marshes before the children were organised into teams. Once the children were in their teams they gave themselves a team name and discussed what they were going to include in their Broads model and what their budget would be. The children had to use their Science, Geography and Maths knowledge to work within their budget and to utilise it. 

The rest of the day was spent creating their models in their teams. Everyone worked collaboratively and extremely hard to produce some amazing work. Check out the final models below:






The top two models (chosen according to a set of criteria laid out on the day) from each class were selected by Natasha for the Show Case event at Red Oak Primary School on 30th June from 10:30am. The Show Case is a chance for other pupils, staff, parents and family to see the winning models from all 12 schools.

The Winners were:


Fantastic Work everyone and a massive thank you to Natasha from the Broads Project for this superb project we have been part of this year.
Thank you for all the junk everyone brought into school to allow us to complete this work. 

Year 5 Team

Gressenhall Trip

Year 5 had a fantastic day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse learning about the Victorian Era. We spent time learning about the farm,  lifestyle, schools and even washing clothes!
The children worked hard to solve the mystery of the missing candlesticks and were all surprised that it turned out to be Alice the washerwoman.



Everyone had a fun day and were sad to leave but we managed to squeeze in a class photograph of our fantastic Victorian costumes. Thank you for all the support  and effort with costumes for this trip!

Broads Project

On Wednesday 18th April 2018 and Thursday 19th April 2018 Lions and Badgers took part in the next stage of their work with the Broads Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We were lucky to have a river cruise on the Waveney Princess before heading to Carlton Marshes to take part in a range of activities linking to habitats and wildlife. 

The day started with an hour and a half river cruise, we saw a range of wildlife and sights along our trip and had a fantastic commentary from Natasha telling us all about the Broads and what we were seeing. Then we were transferred to Carlton Marshes where we had fun dyke dipping, mini beast hunting, woodland walk and matching animals to their habitats. Everyone had a fantastic time and learnt so much about our local area, nature and wildlife. We couldn’t have asked for better weather too! 


Orchestras Live Sound Around

Today Year 5 had the privilege of attending the Marina Theatre to watch Orchestras Live Sound Around Schools concert.

Here is what a few of the children had to say about it:

‘The performance was amazing! The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play many different songs including Silent Woods and The Flight of the Bumblebee. My favourite piece was the theme from Star Wars. The Sixth Form pupils told the story of a bee called Bumble. One lady with a cello played an incredible piece called Silent Woods. I would give the show 10/10.’ – Ewan

‘I enjoyed the visit to the Marina Theatre because I heard lots of different pieces of music that I have never heard before. I also enjoyed that they told a story whilst playing music. My favourite part was when they played ‘Shake it Off’ because I know that song really well.’ – Grace

‘I enjoyed the Marina Theatre trip because there was a large selection of music which was very entertaining. I also liked it because there were songs that I knew like Shake it Off but there were also songs I didn’t know so I got to learn them. My favourite piece was the Pirates of the Caribbean because it put me in a good spirited mood. I’d give it 5 stars. ‘ – Connor

The Marina was very fun and we listened to lots of different songs. My favourite was Shake it Off. There were lots of different instruments and new pieces I hadn’t heard before. It was fun and we listened to lots of songs and we sang one song and learnt some actions.’ – Sophia