Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Greater Manchester Fire Service to talk to Year 5&6 about fire safety. We talked about keeping safe at Halloween, bonfire night and not giving in to peer pressure!


Perfect Parachutes


This week in science we have been investing parachute design. We looked into how the generation of air resistance helps slow a sky diver safely and effectively.

e then used our investigation skills to design a new 3 prototypes of parachute and tested them to discover which was most effective.


Book reviews

We’re all so sad to have finished our class book ‘The Explorer’, but what a fantastic story it was! We have loved it from page 1 all the way through to the epilogue on page 400. It has taught us so much about South America and the Amazon rainforest in particular. If you haven’t read it yet, the everyone in year 5 agrees that it is an absolute must-read! Here is Holly’s Amazon book review as prof of just how much we love it


(PS- check out her amazing presentation!)

Mr Lyons




Wow, well what a start to Year 5 we have had! In the 5 weeks we have been back at school we have already covered so much! We have learned so many facts about South America so far, an abundance of maths topics and much more.


The highlight of of our time so far has to be the book we have been reading, The Explorer. Because of this we have spent time learning survival skills in the woodland area, den making, finding water sources and more!


we’ve also had plenty of visitors to our VIP table & our recently opened Starbooks, as well as lots of children enjoying the luxury of the star of the week cushion! I’m sure the children have enjoyed their start back just as much as I have and I’m really excited for the fun and learning we’re going to partake in this year!


Mr Lyons