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Tuesday 9th June

Hello everyone and welcome to Terrific Tuesday.

I have been busy baking different types of sponge cakes, which l genuinely love doing. It gives me such a feeling of accomplishment when they are finished and ready for eating! What have you been doing that you really enjoy? It’s very beneficial to use your time doing a hobby, exercise or even helping your parents / carers at home.

Later today I am going to try something new that I haven’t done before. I’ll let you know tomorrow what I did. In the meantime, try to fit in a hobby at home if you can. Let us know what you did so that we can all read what you have been up to.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Year 5 team.


Thursday 4th June 

Good morning year 5,

Many thanks for all the work returned already this week. You are such hard workers! Well done and keep it up.

As we are at the beginning of term we wanted to outline a few points that will make things a lot easier for you.


  • Please start with this terms learning and try to keep up with it.
  • Use a time-table to help you organise your time carefully.
  • Carefully read all of the information given accurately. 
  • In some cases (and we will always say when) we would like you to mark your work first and then upload it. It’s an important part of the learning process to see what you have done correctly and where you have gone wrong.
  • Please check before you send your work as sometimes it has not been uploaded.
  • Finally, please use the comment section for useful thoughts or information. It really is not a race for the first person to make a comment. Thank you everyone.


Following these points will be very helpful.

Thanks again for your amazing hard work at home. We really do appreciate it.


Ms Pigott, Mrs Burr, Ms Gray and Ms French


Tuesday 2nd June

Dear Year 5,

Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term.

I have one question to ask. Is it hot enough for you PHEW!!!!

We really missed you last week. But we were so happy to see that some of you worked incredibly hard over the holiday and caught up with the previously set work. Bravo! 

Just a quick reminder that we expect everyone to use Google Classroom now. If you are unsure please ask us and we will help. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you using this amazing tool.

Additionally, we wanted to remind you that Mrs Attia, has set another maths puzzle for you to complete. We had a go and it’s brilliant!

You will notice that Mrs Burr will be adding work this half term, so we hope that you will show her just how wonderfully hard you work. We know that you will!

We have been busy setting new books for Bug Club. Well done and thank you for reading regularly.

Finally, we are delighted to announce that Ms Oti gave birth to a beautiful baby boy called Oliver on Monday 25th May. I'm sure you'll all join us in sending our congratulations to Ms Oti and her family. We cannot wait for lockdown to finish so that we can give baby Oliver (and Ms Oti) lots of cuddles.

Ms Pigott, Mrs Burr, Ms Gray and Ms French


Thursday 21st May


Have you tried to log onto Google Classroom as yet? We would really like you to now thank you. Have a go today. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Keep up the continued hard work at home.


It's going to be another beautiful hot day today. Are you prepared for it if you venture out? Drink lots and make sure that you use sun block to keep your skin protected.


Please don't forget to clap tonight at 8.00 with your family. Nurses, doctors, porters and other key workers continue to do a great job and love the support of others. 


Ms Pigott, Ms Gray and Ms French



Wednesday 20th May

Hello year 5

Who had an amazing day yesterday? We hope you all did.


We would like to say a huge welcome to the children who have joined us on Google Classroom over the last two days. Please use the instructions on how to upload work to help you on your way. Thank you to everyone else who have all kept up to date with the activities provided for you. You’re fantastic! If you haven’t quite, as yet, we look forward to seeing your work very soon.


In some of the work provided, we have included the answers so that you can check just how well you have performed. Please use it after you have completed your work.


Keep up the wonderful work year 5. We are really looking forward to seeing all of you submitting your work this week. YOU CAN DO IT!


Ms Pigott, Ms Gray and Ms French


Good morning 5OP, 5F and 5G,
Sadly/excitedly, today is my last day at (virtual) school before my maternity leave begins.
 I would just like to say a big thank you for being a wonderful year group to work with. It’s been lovely having the chance to work with each Year 5 class, creating happy memories for me to take away.
 Wishing you all the best for the rest of the year. I’ll miss you and hope to visit GPPS when everything is back on track!
Sending my love to you and your families,
 Ms Oti x x
P.S - I’m sure the rest of the Year 5 team will keep you updated with baby news and continue working hard to make sure you have access to everything you might need. Keep smiling :)



Tuesday 12th May
Good morning Year 5,
It’s International Nurses Day today! It is celebrated around the world each year on 12thMay (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth) to mark the wonderful contributions nurses make to our society.
Today marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. You’ll remember her name from our history lessons about the British Empire: she is famous for changing the way nurses were perceived during her time, raising the standards for nursing, and educating nurses. 
Florence Nightingale was known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’. For that reason, nursing leaders are asking members of the public to shine a light from their window at 8:30pm tonight. This gesture will allow communities to show appreciation for their hard work during these challenging times. Don’t forget: nursing is not just an art, it has a heart.
Have a great Tuesday,
Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti



Monday 11th May


Good morning everyone,


The word of the week is DIVULGE.


Verb - To make something secret known

Journalists do not divulge their sources. 

(synonyms = reveal, disclose)



Are you a fan of fiction books? Do you like reading non-fiction books? Are you interested in an alternative hobby? Do you want to learn a new craft?​ Well, look no further…as well as Bug Club and First News, we have another reading website to direct you to:


This fantastic online resource has over 7,000 books  for you to enjoy - categorised by subject for easy navigation. 



-Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

-To learn to read is to light a fire.

-Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti



Thursday 7th May


It’s a 4-day working week. Tomorrow, Friday 8th May, is a recognised bank holiday in the UK.


Why a Friday and not a Monday?

Every year, May has two bank holidays, which fall on the first and last Monday of the month. In 2020, the early May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8th May to celebrate the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). 8th May 1945 marked the end of World War Two in Europe - that’s 75 years ago!


Sadly, mass gatherings and activities involving leaving home have affected the scheduled anniversary celebrations. When you clap for your carers this evening at 8pm, perhaps think about giving a few extra celebratory claps to remember VE day.​


Check out Summer 1 Remote learning for Friday to find some VE Day tasks including popular wartime recipes, how to make a model spitfire and some morse code!



Have a wonderful bank holiday!

Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti




Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Year 5,

It’s our third day of lessons on GC; hopefully it’s all going well for you. If it’s still taking a bit of time to navigate, don’t lose heart - sometimes it takes a while to get used to a new system, you’ll become a GC expert in no time.

 We adore your efforts and enthusiastic comments for our new online learning platform. However, we just wanted to remind you that the comment sections on GC are a really helpful way for us to identify children who might be struggling to access/upload work. We appreciate you saving the comment space for those children that need assistance.

 Thank you,

 Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti



Tuesday 5th May


Today is National Teachers’ Day - HIP HIP HOORAY! Ms Oti and Ms French have gobbled up their celebratory boxes of chocolates; Ms Pigott has spent the morning chomping on a packet of jelly babies; Ms Gray is onto her second tub of cookie dough ice-cream…Here’s to the Year 5 team! (Who may need to re-think their breakfast choices after today!)


We hope all is going well with GC and you are accessing the work with ease. Thank you to all the pupils that uploaded their Maths and English work yesterday. Day 2 is loaded and raring to go. Remember, your teacher will be able to mark the work you have produced so please go back to check their comments. 


Happy Tuesday!

 Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti​





Monday 4th May


Thank you to all those children who have completed the Welcome Activity on Google Classroom. GC is up and running with an English and Maths task to start your Monday. While we roll out this new online learning platform, other familiar subjects will start to make an appearance and can still be found in the Summer 1 Remote Learning page for now. This will help to organise your day in-line with our suggested daily timetable . 


Friday 1st May ‘Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month!’


 The brand new month of May is upon us. A new month means a new beginning…the launch of Google Classroom! Try logging onto Google Classroom (GC) using the link that has been emailed to your parent/carer. In order to get a feel for GC, have a go at the ‘welcome activity’ that has been uploaded; it’ll give you a chance to practise downloading, editing and uploading your work to GC. There is also a copy below if you need. Don’t forget, Maths and English lessons will be ready to go from Monday :) All other subjects will still be on the website for now.  We're all crossing our fingers for a spot of sunshine over the weekend. We’re sure you’re also missing your daily run, walk or cycle!

 Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti 


Thursday 30th April

Good morning Year 5. We hope you are well and enjoying your day. We have noticed that the bins in our houses are much fuller than usual - you might have spotted it too. Do you remember when the team from Veolia came in to visit us at school? They told us what items can be recycled so that we can depose of waste sensibly. Look at the list below and remind your adults about the items that can go into your recycling bin (collected weekly).


Happy recycling! Ms Gray, Ms French, Ms Pigott and Ms Oti


We also wanted to showcase one of our fabulous poems that came through yesterday.


Is This The End?


Crashing waves as loud as thunder,

With hopeless people lying under.

The sound of wailing fills the air,

Overwhelming and full of despair.

Oh Lord can’t you see?, We are in desperate need of thee!!!


The ominous clouds fill the twilight sky,

As the defenceless people start to cry.

Waves devoured the ship to shreds,

As the people lifted their sinking heads.

Oh Lord, can’t you see?, We are in desperate need of thee!!!


The salty water was cold and bitter,

It seemed like their deaths were coming quicker.

The once placid ocean that used to be our friend,

Is now mocking us to the end.

Oh Lord can’t you see?, We are in desperate need of thee!!!


​ By Aisha 5OP



Wednesday 29th April

Hello everyone, we hope that you are all well and ready for a brand new day. We have some exciting news for you in year 5.  On Friday your parents will be receiving an email from us with instructions on how to log onto Google Classroom. It’s exciting because you can upload your work for us to see and we can post a comment on your learning as well! From Monday 4th May, you can access Maths and English to begin with at home. The other subjects will continue to be found on the year 5 class page as usual. So look out for the email on Friday.

We will be giving your parents a call soon to see how you are and we are looking forwards to hearing lots of great news about the activities you have been doing. We can’t wait!

Finally, Mrs Attia had the biggest smile on her face because many children had a go at her maths challenge activity. Wow, it was a pretty picture. Well done if you have had a go. You can find a new challenge every week if you locate children on the website and scroll down.


Gentle reminders:

If you work with Ms Richards or Ms Jess, remember to check the EAL support page on the following link for books and activities.

If you are unsure about your log in details for mymaths and Bugclub, then please let us know. We’d love to help.

Over and out until tomorrow.

Mis Pigott, Ms Oti, Ms Gray and Ms French


Tuesday 28th April 

It maybe a little dismal outside but we'll make the best of the day whatever the weather. Good news! We have had even more children send in their completed home learning to us. We were so thrilled to receive such lovely, well thought through work. We would all like to say 'THANK YOU'.

All of the teachers in year 5 LOVE reading books. We were thinking about the books that we read and thoroughly enjoyed both as a child and as an adult. It brought back such happy memories for us when we talked about them with affection. Here they are:

                                As a child                                                             As an adult

Ms Oti                  Mallory Towers (Enid Blyton)                       Refugee Boy (Benjamin Zephaniah)

Ms French           Charlotte’s Web E B White                           The Railway Children (E Nesbit)

Ms Gray               The Prisoner of Azkaban (JK Rowling)        To Kill a Mocking bird (Harper Lee)

Ms Pigott             Nevermoor (Jessica Townsend)                  Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

What is your favourite book of all time? We would love to know. Why not ask your family members too!

We have added a time table below to help you plan your day .

Ms French, Ms Gray, Ms Pigott, Ms Oti



Monday 27th April

Welcome a new week of learning

It's almost the end of another month, I can hardly believe it! How was your weekend? We hope it was filled with lots of fun.

The year 5 teachers would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents and carers, who have been absolutely brilliant in supporting their children. We think that you deserve a certificate! We really look forward to hearing from you during the week with your super work from the folder above, so keep in touch.

If you wanted to read any of the previous messages we have stored them safely in the folder which reads 'Past daily messages'. Don't forget to have a look in the folder which celebrates those children who have worked really hard on Bug Club, Mymaths and Mathswhizz.


Last week we gave a special thank you to the children who sent in work too. This made us really happy indeed. So have a look inside the Weekly Winners folder and be proud of yourselves. 

Mrs Attia always updates her maths challenges every week so have a look and why not give it a try!


For those of you who are fasting for the next month, we wish you well, keep up the good work.


Ms Oti sends her love

Ms Pigott says a big hello to everyone

Ms Gray wishes everyone the best of health 

Ms French hopes everyone is well including your family and friends

We miss you lots.

Here's to another wonderful week.

Ms French, Ms Gray, Ms Pigott, Ms Oti


Shiloh says 'Have a great week, work hard, but have fun with your family'.


Friday 24th April 

Hola year 5. Did you enjoy the magnificent sunshine yesterday? We hope that you all did. Friday has come round again, the week seems to have gone quickly. We know that it seems strange being at home but we are proud that you have met the challenges that we have set for you every day. We look forward to hearing from everyone next week.


Just as a reminder, if you have forgotten your login details for bug club or Mymaths please feel free to email your class teacher. Some of you already have and we were happy to help. As you know our day is made so much more happier once we have heard from you.


If you work with Ms Richards or Ms Jess, remember to check the EAL support page on the following link for books and activities. (Locate children on the school website, scroll down and you will find it).


We have heard that some children have found it hard to motivate themselves at home. So we have added a few words to hopefully help.


Ms Pigott and Ms Oti

We are so proud of you, we know that you can do it. We look forward to seeing what you can do at home. We miss you so much that just hearing from you and seeing your work will make us extremely happy.

Ms Gray

I can't wait to read some of your exciting work next week. Please try and you will suceed. All children who give their best prosper. I know that you can achieve if you put your mind to it.

Ms French

We have the best year group in the world. Reading your work and leaving comments means a lot to me. So if you haven't sent in any work or tried Bugclub or Mymaths then please do. I can hardly wait to see your work.


Ms French, Ms Pigott, Ms Gray and Ms Oti. xxxx


Have a terific weekend year 5. Missing you lots.


Thursday 23rd April

Hello year 5 we hope that you are all well and are using your time effectively at home. We also hope that your wonderful parents are well. They are working incredibly hard with you too.


Are you looking forward to another hot day? It’s going to be very hot today so remember to drink lots of water to keep you hydrated. If you go outside then remember to wear a cap and slap on some sun screen.

We wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to the following children because they have read the most books on Bugclub:

Aya in 5F              Yasmin in 5G                      Hadjer in 5OP

Very impressive!

So well done to all three of you. But of course this can always change. So we will be having another look to see just how hard you have all been working.


Don’t forget to have a go at the weekly maths challenges if you can. You will find it on the website under children and it is the first one called Mrs Attia’s weekly maths challenge.


Do you remember our school values! For this half term it  is ‘Responsibility’. We have many responsibilities such as marking, preparing and organising to name a few. Your parents also have many responsibilities. We would love to know what responsibilities you have at home or school. They may include your chores.


Finally, if anyone is observing Ramadan (23.04.20 – 23.05.20) in year 5 then we wish you all well.


Wednesday 22nd April

Hello everyone, rise and shine. What amazing children we have in year 5. We have seen some of the work that you have completed at home. Yesterday we saw some of the answers to the comprehension questions and some really interesting potions set in English. We also saw some of your work on Roman numerals.  (I'll let you into a secret, this is Ms Pigott's favourite subject in maths). Keep it up.

At school, you may remember that we have a word of the week. Well, we would like to continue setting a new word every week. We would like you to try to use the word if you can. The first word is...............'prosper'. Does it remind you of a name that we have come across in The Tempest? (Clue just add a letter at the end). Look inside day 3 to see if you can choose the correct definition.

favourite subject, so we shouldn't disappoint her. 

The year 5 staff challenge you to keep exercising. We will lead by example because: Ms French will be skipping in the garden, Ms Pigott will be on her exercise bike, Ms Gray will be dancing and Ms Oti will be improving the number of steps she can do in one day. Can you beat us! We don't think so. Let us know what you have done.

Have a wonderful day.

Ms French, Ms Pigott, Ms Gray and Ms Oti


Tuesday 21st April 

We hope that you have all had a good time learning about Prospero in The Tempest. He is such a wonderful man but you will discover some things that happen to him which are not that nice later on. We really cannot wait to read your potions today so please email us when you have completed it.

Mrs Attia has informed us that many children have been using Mathswhizz and she is delighted with your incredible work and progress. So well done. If you have not had the chance to use it then this is your opportunity to shine and bring a beaming smile to Mrs Attia's face and ours too! Go on you can do it!

Don't forget that we love to see how many books you have read on Bugclub, we also feel so proud when we see that you have tried the tasks on Mymaths. Mistakes help us to learn so don't be put off if you find a task difficult. It's all part of the learning process. So keep going.
How much do we miss you?  It's impossible to quantify. 



Monday 20th April- New Term, New Learning, New Motivation  


Good Morning Year 5 and welcome to start of Summer Term..sort of! 

All of the teachers at Gladstone Park are working on getting a new program up and running that we are hoping to roll out across the school soon which will help you access lessons and submit work for us to see.  In the meantime, we have set plenty of activities for this week so keep checking back daily for your new tasks. Click on the Summer 1 link below to access all the materials you will need. 


We will still be setting tasks and monitoring MyMaths, BugClub and Maths Whizz, announcing weekly 5F, 5OP and 5G winners every Friday afternoon. 


As always, if you need any support, would like us to see your work or just want to say 'hello' then drop us an email. We miss you all!


Ms French, Ms Pigott, Ms Gray and Ms Oti. xxxx





Maths Whizz: Maths Whizz are currently offering free access to all children whilst schools are closed. This is a fantastic resource and if you would like an account please email your child's full name and DOB to Ms Gray or Ms French. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Week 2

Thursday 2nd April- 



As it is still a bit nippy outside, it feels like a good excuse to hide under a blanket and get lost in a book. Reading is an opportunity to go on adventures and travel the world even when you are stuck at home.

Today’s fun activity is to redesign the cover for the book that you are reading to make it tempting enough to choose from the shelf. You could even re-write the blurb. We would LOVE to see your designs.

However, although reading under blankets is great, don’t forget to jump off the sofa and do some exercise. Joe Wickes’ PE lessons are fabulous; Ms Pigott had a go at one of his lessons and hasn’t been the same since...

Keep checking MyMaths, Maths Whizz, Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club. We’re adding activities on regularly. Get in touch if you’ve forgotten your log in or password.

We are missing you all very much and can’t wait to get back to school.

Have fun!

The Year 5 team :)


Wednesday 1st April- You're on a roll!

Before your empty toilet paper rolls go into the recycling, why don't you have a look at this website for some innovative and quite frankly bonkers ideas to give them a new lease of life! Send in your designs and we'll pick our favourite ROLL MODEL (get it?). 


Tuesday 31st March- Keep up to date

As well as enjoying books of all kinds, it's important to read different types of text. Lucky for you, FirstNews (children's newspaper) has provided their latest issue online for free! It provides topical updates and includes a range of news articles, games and home activity ideas. Perhaps it will encourage you to write your own Newspaper article?  



Monday 30th March- Effortless Emojis

Fancy yourself as a bit of a codebreaker? Have a go at this to get your mathematical brains working on a Monday morning.
Click here: Codebreaker activity


Week 1

Friday 27th March- World Wide Web

We are adding new websites to the 'useful websites' section of the school closure page, all the time. Whether it's Maths, English, readingmusic, science or PE- there are so many resources available for you. For example: Pobble is a website that generates a new picture everyday. Why not use that to inspire a short piece of creative writing? You can always email it to your teacher when you're done!


Thursday 26th March- Marvellous Maths. 

Don't forget that your Y5 teachers are setting daily work on  MyMaths and MathsWhizz (email Ms Gray if you need a login). We'll be setting topic focuses and awarding virtual Maths Whizz stickers for those of you who are logging in and working hard. 


Wednesday 25th March- Sharing is Caring

Have you found an enriching activity to fill your time? Are you happy with us sharing the idea (and maybe a photo of you doing it)? Email Ms Gray and you could feature on our webpage to help other Year 5 pupils. It could be something crafty, mathematical, fitness based or anything that you think would inspire others. 


Tuesday 24th March-- READY, STEADY, JOE! 

Don't forget to set your alarms each morning for a 9am virtual PE lesson with Joe Wicks on Youtube (link in school closure websites). No equipment needed and suitable for parents too! Email Ms Gray if you need help finding the link. 


Monday 23rd March  Struggling with how to get started?

Spend this morning coming up with a timetable for your week to ensure you use your time wisely doing a range of activities.