Chaffinchs – Year 5


Teacher: Mr P Morgan

Teaching assistant: Mrs J Peachey-Austing

Welcome to Chaffinch Class!


In Chaffinch we are celebrating our love for learning by immersing ourselves in lots of different topics and activities which suit the need of our children and cover the National Curriculum.


During term 1, the children look at life in the Anglo-Saxon times and research what it was like for them as they invaded and settled on new land. In literacy we create our own instruction for a range of activities and evaluate what makes a clear and accurate set of instructions. The children particularly enjoy making their own ‘Revolting Recipes’, where they use a range of range of pungent and horrible foods to create their own ‘dish’. Look out for the pictures of these disgusting creations.


In science, the children learnt about mixing and separating materials. We look at how we know if a material has dissolved or not; how to identify conductors and insulators; how to purify water and learn about why certain materials are used due to their properties.

Hi Everyone!


Hope you are all doing okay and have managed to enjoy a bit of the sunshine safely. I have been able to look through some of the blogs you have been creating and commenting on, and I hope to be able to add some myself over the next few days. It looks like you have been up to some amazing things and even had a go at completing some of the 'home learning' books, which is great!


I haven't been able to get in to school much this week as it has been a bit of a rubbish week for me with family illness, but I hope to be able to get in next week and sort out the class (especially the some of the mess and left over jumpers........ no prizes for who we all think has left the most mess).


I have tried to make the most of the sunshine by going on my one walk a day and even had a few ice creams too! I am adding some interesting links and ideas for you all to have a look at to keep you busy.


Stay safe guys and be kind to your parents  as teaching isn't easy ;)


Mr M x

P.E with Joe | Thursday 26th March 2020

If you haven't seen or heard about this yet, this is the latest video from Joe Wicks. Joe is a fitness instructor/personal trainer who is trying to keep the nation fit by doing interactive HIIT sessions on each school day. HIIT (high intensity interval training) is like some of the stuff we have done in PE and it will help keep you fit and active. He is doing these Mon-Fri at 9am on his youtube channel- why not try get the whole family involved and show them what you've got.

Enjoy, and let me know how you get on as I am doing these each morning too!

What Celebrities are Offering Each Day!


Parents and children, below is a list of activities/interactive sessions that a number of celebrities are offering each day. This will support you with learning whilst also giving you some great activities you can all be a part of.


9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

11.00am - English with David Walliams

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall…/status/1242058846941712385


Just click on the hyperlinks and should direct you to the specific page. Enjoy!


Mr M x

Maths Home Learningsmiley

As we continue to provide useful suggestions for home learning tasks we would like to direct you to the White Rose Maths website to enable you to continue to support your child’s mathematical learning whilst we are not at school.

Home Learning | White Rose Maths | Maths Lessons Online

Help your child with their studies with home learning. White Rose Maths has prepared a series of Maths lessons online for each year group from Year 1 to 8.

The website is generating weekly sets of home learning for each academic year group (from EYFS-Y6) and tasks will be presented in a way in which your child is familiar with from their school lessons. Each session consists of a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully, a worksheet of carefully selected questions and an answer sheets for the questions completed. We recommend that alongside the frequent use of Times Table Rockstars and/or NumBots you take the opportunity to use these fantastic sets of Maths resources (for your child’s year group only) at home to continue to support your child.  

Year 5 Curriculum Grid

Our latest pictures

Check out what we will be doing this term in year 5. Below is our curriculum grid which outlines what we will be covering throughout the term- our topic focus is Ancient Greece .

Year 5 and 6 Word List

Wlitshire Cricket Activity Book