Next Wednesday is our next Scientific Investigation day and we will be looking at the topic of ‘forces’. In preparation for the day, please can you share your knowledge about this area. For example: describe the different types of forces that you know; can you think of any experiments you might like to do to test forces or maybe research a famous scientist within this field.

We look forward to reading your blogs and will share them on Wednesday morning in class.

Harry, Tottenham and the Big Match by Zach

Harry, Tottenham and the Big Match

Tottenham. Or as Harry called them, the best team ever. Harry was good at football, he loved it. Every single day, he went training at Tottenham Academy. As I mentioned before, he loved Tottenham. He could imagine walking onto the pitch one day. There was only one problem…he was deaf. No, he isn`t death (as in a big skeleton holding a scythe) he’s deaf as in he can`t hear. He was too poor to afford a hearing aid. Luckily, he knew sign language and his best friend, James, could translate. James was deaf too, so he knew sign language, but he had a hearing aid. Lucky him.

Although Harry’s family were poor, he felt rich in love. He loved his family and they loved him. His favourite player was Harry Kane, who his Dad named him after. Even his baby sister loved Tottenham, what’s not to love, right? Even Great Grandma loved them, and she was dead. When the hospital told her she was dying, she asked for a Tottenham badge be etched onto her gravestone.

Every day he dreamed of seeing his mother again. You see, before she had even named him, she ran off with the guy who fixed their boiler. “Mum, come back, I miss you,” he slowly thought to himself.

Harry swiftly got the ‘Emergency Ball’ out from under his bed and did some keepie uppies with it and slid his picture of mum into his pocket.

It was soon the morning of the big match between Tottenham Academy and Manchester United. Harry was excited as he got his kit and boots ready. Harry got a lift to the ground and as he enters he slowly thinks to himself, “What if our team lose? What if I embarrass myself?” He felt nervous.

He turned a corner and as he was about to enter the ground he bumped into the Man United players. They shouted “Oi you!” Harry couldn’t hear them calling him so he walked on. Suddenly the Man United players jumped in front of him. They started shouting at Harry and waving their arms about. Harry hear them. So, he hinted towards his ear, shook his head so they would know he was deaf. They all started to laugh at Harry and pushed him about. Harry ran to his dressing room.


Before Harry knew it, the match had started. He made a run down the wing and as he was in the box, a bully from before purposefully knocked into him! The referee blew his whistle – it was a penalty!

Harry picked up the ball and placed it on the spot. He stepped back, ran towards the ball and suddenly his shiny boots smacked it straight into the back of the net! Harry was a hero.


Eleven years later, Harry walked onto the White hart Lane pitch with his Mum and his Dad in the crowd to cheer him on. His dream had come true. The bullies had lost.



Radio 2 500 Word Story Challenge

Radio 2 have launched their annual 500 word  competition which asks children in the UK aged between 5 and 13 to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words. Entries are in two categories: 5-9 years and 10-13 years. Budding young writers have until 7pm on Thursday 23 February 2017 to submit their stories.  

On the website, , you will find an array of tools to inspire and help you.  We would like you to blog your story on our Year 5 blog page.  Your friends will then be able to proof read and offer advice.  Once you are happy with your final story, you may enter the competition via the link above.

As we know that this will take you some time to perfect, we will be giving you 3 weeks to complete the task.

Good luck and we can’t wait to read them.




Keep blogging!

Remember, you can blog whenever you want to.  You might want to write about ‘Cultural Diversity’ week or about something else that you have been learning about in class.  You might just want to write a blog about something fantastic you have done at the weekend.  Let’s keep our Year 5 blog current and up-to-date!  acqbK6jRi

Suspense Writing



Use the photograph above to write a suspense paragraph.  Remember to use the suspense techniques taught:

  • Short sentences
  • Slow reveal
  • Use your 5 senses
  • Simile and metaphors
  • Repetition
  • Punctuation for effect
  • Ambitious vocabulary

We can’t wait to read them – remember to be as imaginative as possible and proof read your writing for spelling before you post.

Advent is the period preceding the Christmas season. It begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30th, the feast days of St Andrew (the apostle) covers four of the Sundays . In 2016, Advent begins on November 27th.


Winmarleigh was not my first residential but definitely my best. The activities were amazing. My favourite was the Trapeeze. I was the first from my group to climb all the way up the pole, which was as tall as a ships mast, and leap for the high, thick metal bar. At first I thought it would be a piece of cake but when I started to climb I was suddenly a sack of nerves. Once I had climbed up the pole I stood shaking on the narrow platform at the top. My team gave me a countdown and with every number I got more nervous until “one, zero!” I leapt and I caught the bar. Slowly, I was lowered down and relief filled me as my feet were back on solid ground. I was very proud of myself and so were my friends.

I think the current year fours will enjoy Winmarleigh; I hope Grassmere will be as good! 😀