Getting Ready for Easter….

Year 5 have been working so hard these past few weeks.  We have been focusing on addition and subtraction and looking at various methods we can use to effectively solve different calculations.  We’ve even begun looking at simple algebraic equations – ask your child to give you an example!  This past week we have focused on decimal numbers and begun to investigate  prime numbers, multiples and factors getting us ready to begin looking at more advanced multiplications and divisions.  As you can see on our class timetable, we now have maths sessions both in the morning and also right after lunch to ensure we are covering key skills and keeping our mental maths calculations always simmering.

Our focus on Rivers and study on the River Singers novel, has seen us debating about the Water Voles vs. Mink and working towards writing persuasive letters to Tom Moorhouse about this issues.  This has tied in nicely to our Geography work where we have been researching rivers and around the world and the countries they are in to create persuasive holiday leaflets on the computer.

Our field trip to the River and Rowing Museum has been a brilliant way to end this topic and the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.  We had a museum tour, a guided walk along the river and learnt about different aspects of rivers through hands on experiments.

There will be a new homework grid on the website when we return which I will inform you about with the class newsletter in the new term.

It would be great to see some Easter journals when we return, with some writing about what you have been doing over the two weeks.  Also, we are running a sunflower growing competition – so hope you get involved!

We are looking forward to next term and hope that you and your families have a wonderful Easter break.


Week 3 (06/03/17)

In English this week, we have been learning how to write PEE (Point, Evidence, Explain) paragraphs. In order to practise this we have been answering questions about our class book the River Singers.

In Maths, we have completed some maths investigations. We really enjoyed these, some of us were great purple learners and we really tried to challenge ourselves.

In ICT we have started to create our own games using Scratch and in geography, we have been working on group projects about a world river.

Week 1 (20/02/17)

Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth Wright, a Paralympian swimmer who won the silver medal in the Sydney Olympic Games, came to our school. We were very lucky to have her here.  She is an inspiration to all pupils at this school as she is phenomenal and proved to us that if you persevere you will succeed! She was born with missing limbs.


In maths we have been learning how to measure angles using a protractor. Miss Hustwayte marked out different angles with masking-tape on the tables for us to measure. Then we got to write the measurements on the tables – purely for our learning of course!

Miss Hustwaytes Birthday!

This week on Wednesday it was Miss Hustwayte’s birthday. Hooray! We had an awesome day.

By Lola and Emily T

Week 6 (06/02/17)

This week in maths we have been doing math challenges (they really made my brain hurt!).

In English we have been planning and writing a story about tiny people and where they live.

On Tuesday we played hockey with our P.E teacher Mr Applin.

On Friday we enjoyed learning about rivers and as a treat we got to paint a river themed painting after that we got to go on the computer and research stuff about rivers.

In grammar we loved learning about how to set out a sentence!


Don’t forget in crowmash we always do are best!!!

Written by Elliot and Ollie on Friday 10th of February 2017


Week 5 (30/01/17)


We have been doing rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 and 1 Million!!! We have also been doing addition with numbers from 100 to 10 000. I have been enjoying myself although it can be a bit challenging sometimes.


In English we have been writing how useful our plan for our Tin Forest story was.  A Tin Forest story is about an old man who lives in a dump, he always dreams of a colourful forest around him, but it was only a dream because he really lives on a rubbish dump. What would help my writing? I did write down some key words but I think I should think about my layout.  We have been PEE’ing everywhere!  PEE stands for Point Evidence Explain. I think using a spider-map is a good way of blasting down ideas.

Topic – Geography

We are doing rivers. We made a diagram of a river showing the meander, ox-bow lake and the mouth. Meander is where a river turns like waves and not a straight line.Ox-bow lake is where the river nearly joins – it’s like a horseshoe, it will eventually separate from the rest of the river and become like a pond or a lake.

Science – Properties and changes of materials

A material is a thing that something is made of.   It is not just meaning clothing material.  Liquids do not keep their shape; they always take up the same amount of space.  Solids can be held and stay in one place. Gasses are often invisible. If you heat a liquid hot enough it turns into a gas.


We are doing scrap paper picture collages.  They are made up of scrap paper.  I made a dark night sky picture out of a bin bag material which is plastic.  This is the same as our Tin Forest story because the tin forest is made up of lots of scrap.  Our pictures are A4. I did a bird and a mouse.


We are looking at words that are onomatopoeia words. Eg bang, whizz, pop, moo, neigh

Louis Griffiths & Evelyn Coulton

Week 4 (23/01/17)


We have been rounding to the nearest thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand.

We used number lines to help us find the answer.


We have been reading a story called The Tin Forest.

We have been writing our own stories and creating our own version of it.

Guided Reading:

We have been reading The River Singers and have been introduced to new words that we have been adding to our writes logs so we can use them in our own writing.


We have been making collages inspired by a picture in The Tin Forest using old newspaper and magazines.

By Krystal and Nathan.

Week 3 (16/01/17)


We have been rounding to the nearest ten, hundreds and thousands.

We used number lines to help us find the answer.


We have been reading a story called The Tin Forest.

Also we have been writing our own stories.

We have been learning about Collective Nouns.

Here are some examples:

An  embarrassment of pandas

A flock of birds


Properties of Materials

We designed our topic page on the computer.

We have looked at games to help us understand the changes on solid and liquids.


We have been learning about collages.

All shapes and sizes.

There are lots of different collages like: 3D collages.


On a Monday and Tuesday aftnoon we do lots of athletics.

Thank you for reading our blog.

By Lyla B and Lilia B

Week 3 (14/11/2016)

Welcome to another fantastic week at Crowmarsh.


Everyone that goes swimming in either Katie’s group or Kate’s group has been making great progress. Kate’s group have been swimming down to the bottom of the pool to collect hoops. Katie’s group have been jumping in the deep at the end of each lesson to get use to going under the water with no goggles.


In art we have been painting pictures of poppies. The teacher thought they were all amazing.


In English we have been writing a paragraph from Hansel and Gretel were they have been left by a nice cosy fire.


In maths we have been learning about the greater than and less than sign.

By Jacob and Faye

Week 2 (07/11/2016)


In maths we have been learning about the more than and less than symbol (we sometimes call it the crocodile mouth). If the number on the left hand side was bigger the sign would look like this > if the number on the right hand side was bigger than it would look like this < E.G:





In English we have been looking at Hansel and Gretel. We have been writing about their feelings and emotions because they are trapped in the woods.


We have been designing mosaics with a man called David who has come to our school to make mosaics that represent our school values this is the one that our class chose (these are also our favourites).

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Elliot’s Excellence Design The Remembrance Poppy
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The cross Mrs Beckett and David working on a mosaic

By Marnie and Toby



Week 1 (31/10/2016)

Maths: In maths we have been looking at the base ten system, which we looked at, at the start of the of the year. On Tuesday we had a pack of digits from zero to nine. We made pyramids out of the digits from the pack. Next we wrote the numbers in words so we could understand more.

English: in English we have been reading Hansel and Gretel. We got to the page where Hansel and Gretel were alone in the forest. Next we started to write a paragraph in 1st person as if we were either Hansel or Gretel we were talking about what we could see, smell, hear, taste and touch.

History: In history we have been making our own Viking longboats out of paper. We made the Longboats by folding, cutting and gluing. Also we have been researching about Viking Longboats on a range of websites, and we are going to write a paragraph about the Longboats.

By Neive & Louis