Let’s Count! Stepathon

Today we worked together to count our steps to celebrate this year’s census!

In Emerald class, we collectively did a total of…

55,251 steps!

Well done to everyone who took part!

Another busy week for Emerald Class!

We had another jam packed week of fantastic home learning. We continued to learn all about the sole system and we found out that Jonathan Harker is certainly in a bit of a pickle.

Check out some of our fantastic work from this week!

The Solar System
We used objects from around the house to make up the Solar System!
Jonathan Harker is Missing!

We get locked down, but we get up again

This week has been another busy week for Year 5. Emerald Class have engaged so well in their online learning, and I have really enjoyed seeing what they’ve been up to.

We congratulated 3 lockdown superstars this week, so well done to those children!

This week we learned about prime, square and cube numbers in Maths, we discussed the importance of taking care of our mental health, engaged in some (inter)stellar learning about the solar system and we continued with our blood-curdling Literacy text – Dracula! I was so impressed by the children’s fantastic diary entries, I just had to share one!

A portrait of lockdown

Last week, the children in Year 5 got creative at home exploring lots of different forms of portraiture.

One of our tasks was to use photography to sum up lockdown. I was so impressed by our budding photographers.

What sums up lockdown for you?

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, back to Lockdown we go…

Well, it’s been an interesting few days but haven’t we been busy, Emerald Class?!

I am so proud of you for taking the circumstances in your stride, and I have been so impressed by some of the home learning I have received this week.

Yesterday, I asked you to research and recreate some famous portraits. Take a look! Can you guess the piece of art?

University of Sheffield Engineering

Today we were really lucky to have taken part in a session via Zoom with some students from the University of Sheffield.
They taught us about sustainable and alternative ways that energy can be produced, and how engineers are working to invent new ways to bring electricity to disadvantaged countries.
Using limited resources, we made our own mini wind turbines!


We have started to study William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’!

We summarised all of the key scenes

Today, we acted out one of the first key scenes: Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches. Can you guess which character is which?

Firework Safety

Bonfire night is going to be a bit different to normal this year, but it’s still important that we keep ourselves safe. Check out our top tips!

Vegan Delight!

This week, we have been looking at some more poetry.

We practised and performed the poem Vegan Delight by Benjamin Zepaniah. We hope you enjoy it!.

Wonders of the World

Welcome back, Emerald Class!

It’s great to see your smiling faces again.

I was so impressed to see some of your FANTASTIC homework projects. We now have our very own Emerald Class Wonders of the World!

Can you name them all?