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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Jan 2015 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016

We are now well into the Spring term in Year 5, over half way through the year now!


In our literacy lessons we have been continuing to look at the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We wrote an ending to Beowulf, which is the book we have been studying.


Our Topic lessons have also been focused on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and we produced some headstones using runes (see if you can decipher them!)



This month we have been looking at area and perimeter. We were tasked with re-designing Diagon Alley (from Harry Potter if you didn’t know) after Voldemort had destroyed it! Everyone enjoyed using our town planning skills (and knowledge of are and perimeter) and working together to produce a  new and improved Diagon Alley. We also did a massive shape hunt around the playground where we had to decipher a hidden mathematical message (well done to Freddie and Natasha, who were the first pair to crack it!).


We have been learning about what makes an effective learner in PSHE and to help show this we planned our own lessons to teach other. There was card tricks, ballet, art work, football, foreign languages and it just proved what a multi-talented bunch Kangaroos really are!

We also looked at anti-bullying. We were able to define what bullying is and who to speak to if it is a concern. We then produced anti-bullying posters which we will put up in the classroom.