Writer of the week

We have had a great start to the year in Year 5. Miss Knight and I are really excited by the enthusiasm the children have shown for our first Topic “Off with her Head”. This is our first writer of the week, Alicia with a great character description about Henry VIII.


As part of our D and T lessons we have prepared some salads and eaten them. We then used this experience to write instruction texts on how to make salads. Hopefully some pupils have been helping prepare food at home as they enjoyed it so much!

Toilet roll Solar System!

This afternoon we replicated the distance between the planets in the solar system using sheets of toilet paper to measure the relative distances between planets.  Although the toilet paper broke, we could still see the difference in the distance between planets.

We are trying to remember the names of the planets one way is to use mnemonics:









Poplar space pictures


This afternoon in Poplar, we practised various painting techniques to try to create a space picture.  In a couple of weeks we will use these techniques when creating more space pictures on a more exciting background.