Bean Planting in 5E

By Phil Emmott on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Science, Year 5. No Comments


Our bean plants grew so well in the classroom that we decided to take them outside. We’ll need volunteers to keep them watered as spring becomes summer.

Year 5 Rainforest Roadshow

By Miss Edwards on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Learning Adventure, Year 5. No Comments


As a fantastic start to our South America topic, Year 5 had a visit from ‘Dave Shaw’s Roadshow.’ First we learnt about Dave’s adventures in the Amazon Rainforest. He started by showing some living giant spiny stick insects and a milk snake called ‘Carlos’. In addition, he discussed the wildlife and native people he has encountered. […]

BJS Maths: Year 5 maths team win bronze

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Maths, Year 5. 1 Comment


Today, our year 5 mathematics team took part in a Maths Challenge event at King Edward’s School. The team battled hard against phenomenal competition to come away with bronze medals. Like all our maths teams, they were complimented by their invigilating  teacher from another school on their exemplary manners and cooperative spirit. Well done, children! […]

BJS Maths: Free practice materials

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Corbett Maths Primary 5-a-day is website full of great questions for you to practice at home. 5-a-day Primary   Of course, you don’t have to do 5-a-day, but little and often practice will accelerate your maths skills. There are bronze, silver, gold and platinum activities depending how  much of a challenge you want. #easyisboring

Christmas homework ideas – mathematics

By Mr. Setchell on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Send a present to your future self – enjoy maths more by spending your brain power in lessons on interesting challenges rather than trying to work out what the product of 7 x 8 is. Learn your times tables and division facts by practising for  5 minutes every day on Sumdog. Already fluent in your […]

Christmas homework- English

By Miss Mattocks on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Try watching this Christmas advert, before having a go at some of the challenges below: Discussion points- discuss these questions with an adult at home What could be the greatest gift anyone could get at Christmas? It would be interesting to ask before and after watching the film. Discuss why having your loved ones around you […]