Experiencing the smells on a desert island

Yesterday in Year 5 we used our noses to inspire our writing. As part of our Kensuke’s Kingdom focus, this week we have been writing fictional diary entries. What better way to imagine what it must feel like to be stranded on a remote island than to experience some of the smells! As the photos show, some were pleasant and others were more… pungent!


In Flanders Field

Star Writer of the week goes to Tameema in Poplar class who wrote this very emotive and thought-provoking comparison of Flanders Field today and 100 years ago. My favourite  sentence is: ‘In contrast, In 1916, I see soldiers walking with courage in the fetid, intoxicating mud.’

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Muddiest Muddy Adventures on record!


This week Poplar class started Muddy Adventures. And boy, did some of us embrace the mud! Quite literally…

In addition to building dens, preparing shelters, climbing trees and toasting bread on an open fire;  some members of the class got very messy in the outside kitchen. Aleisha and Kayshon were crowned Star Bakers in our own ‘Mud Bake-Off’, dazzling us with their cake making skills.

We can’t wait for next week’s adventures to continue!

“Read all about it!”


As part of Black History Month, Year 5 have been learning about the mild-mannered seamstress who changed the world forever. Rosa Parks said “No.” She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. What followed was a boycott, a human rights movement and a change in the law that ended segregation and saw the beginning of equal rights for all Americans.

We presented our work as newspaper reports. Our objective was to correctly write direct speech, using punctuation and paragraphs.

Take a look at the report from Harvey in Poplar class – this week’s Star Writer!