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Yr 5/6 Birch Miss Carvell & Mrs Thompson

The X-factory Summer Production is well underway.  Costumes are in and lines have been learnt, have you got your tickets for the performances on Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th June @ 7pm?

Secret garden Brainbuilder Homework - B&Q are judging who can design the best SECRET Garden in Year 5&6.  Prizes will be awarded.  Deadline is now Monday 1st July.  Please see attachment for further details

Easter Homework


Year 6: see tasks below. Year 5: read something interesting.


This term, our topic is called 'Scream Machine' and is all about fairgrounds and rides: the sights, sounds and smells, how rides work, the forces involved, etc. We began the topic by building models of fairground rides. We then move on to scientific investigations in to how various rides work, designing and making our own rides and using technology to control them.


So far this term, we have written fairground poetry, discovered centripetal force with a bucketful of water upside down, designed, made and tested log flumes and created fairground rides from construction kits. We are now in the process of writing spooky stories about what happened one night at an old, abandoned fairground...

Testing centripetal force

Autumn 2nd 2018


This half-term, we will be studying World War I as part of the centenary, followed by Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution. If you get bored during half-term, watch some Horrible Histories videos about World War I and The Victorians.

Yummy homework - Victoria Sponge Cake!!

Our Victorian Portraits

Victorian Launch Day

Recounts of our Victorian Day. Written by Lucy and Katie.


This morning, when we got back from assembly, we went into a spare classroom and a guy named Jed spoke to us about Victorians. When we had sat down he stated to talk to us about what school was like in Victorian times. Miss Carvell dressed up as a teacher from the Victorian times and it was really funny. Then we got given chalk and a chalkboard, then he made us do maths questions. We also played games, dressed up and my favourite part, feeling a real life gun.

After that, it was break time then back to some more exciting Victorian work; The background  for a Victorian art piece that we are doing. I did a grey background with patches of black and light blue. Soon after, it was lunch time and that was our Victorian morning.




This morning, we had a visitor in to talk to us about Victorians and how they lived. His name was Jed and he knew lots of cool stuff.

First, he talked about schools and he showed us what the teachers wore. He dressed Miss Carvell up in some of the stuff she would have worn.  After that, Jed gave us chalk boards, chalk and a cloth and he asked us some math questions. He then told how the pennies were different back then, it was a bit confusing. Then he told us some of the punishments you would have received  if you were naughty.

We then got to look at some old toys and he showed us a rifle and we got to handle it. Jed then showed us the police outfit and told us about some of the criminals around during that period.

Finally, we played some old games and it was really fun, and that was our Victorian morning.


Autumn 2 Homework - Victorians

Autumn 1st 2018


This half-term, we have been studying how humans have a unique identity, including how our fingerprints are unique, our DNA, our thoughts and memories and our hopes and dreams. We have taken our own fingerprints and investigated other characteristics, such as tongue-rolling! We have also considered family traits, and who we look like in our families!


Our Literacy work has been linked to our topic; we have written about the history of fingerprinting, as well as calligrams (shape poems) about ourselves.


In Maths, we have been learning about place value in large and decimal numbers and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide large numbers.