Free Tennis

Hi everyone,

This week Years 5 & 6 had the opportunity to enjoy a taster session in tennis delivered by LTA coaches from The Shrewsbury Club Tennis.

The Shrewsbury Club Tennis are offering FREE tennis sessions to children THIS Sunday (16.5.2021) at Monkmoor Recreation Ground for children between the age of 4-11.

To book on follow the Golden ticket or alternatively click the link below:

Golden Ticket

Many thanks,

Mr Weaver

Get active and do your bit for the environment!

Dear all,

Just something a little different for children to take part in at home with their families as well as being active and doing their bit for the environment.

Follow the link for more information and where parents/guardians can sign up:

If you decide to sign up we would love to see pictures of you all participating, so please don’t forget to email your pictures to the school office.


Mr Weaver

Hi class 5,

YOU DID IT! you have come to the end of your home learning journey and you should all be so proud of yourselves. I am so impressed with your effort and hard work and you should all be very proud of yourselves too. I can’t wait to see you all back in class on Monday morning and hope that you are looking forward to it as much as I am.

Here are your final home learning tasks:


Today, I would like you to write the final draft of your biography. This is your final version and should include all of the improvements and editing you completed yesterday; keep an eye on your handwriting and presentation too.

Focused Reading (explain)

Q1. Explain why the author called this chapter ‘A Lone Rider’. (chapter 10)

Q2. Explain why the author called this chapter ‘Lost Souls’. (chapter 11)

Q3. Explain why Magnus’ father was marrying Aldgyth. (chapter 12)

After this, reward yourself with some free time this afternoon – you deserve it!

See you all on Monday morning.

Mrs Duncan



Home Learning – Thursday 4th March

Hi Class 5,

Here is your home learning for today:


Today, I would like you to edit and improve the first draft of your biography. Remember to use the key features checklist to ensure you have included everything.

Focused Reading (infer)

Q1. Find and copy a phrase which shows Magnus is angry. (chapter 10)

Q2. Why do you think Magnus was so angry at the start of the chapter? (chapter 11)

Q3. Why do you think Morcar calls Magnus ‘boy’? (chapter 12)

EXT: Why do you think Magnus’ father’s smile faded as he saw him approaching the table?




Today I would like you to consider the following question – Was Edward the Confessor to blame for 1066?

We know that Edward died leaving no heirs and that more than one person felt that they should succeed him.

Read the information about the four contenders to the throne and complete the attached SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) sheet for each of them; try to be as concise as possible. After completing this, answer the question – Who do you think  think was the strongest contender for the throne?

Contender information

SWOT Sheet

After this, complete the activity below:

Was Edward to blame plenary activity

Thank you for your hard work

Mrs Duncan



World Book Day

Mrs Duncan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: My Meeting
Time: Mar 4, 2021 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 933 9702 5381
Passcode: G42JAJ

Home Learning – Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning Class 5,

Today’s home learning is as follows:

Arithmetic Test

Complete the attached arithmetic test under timed conditions. You are allowed 28 minutes to complete the test. When you have finished, ask an adult to help you mark your completed test.

Summer Test 2

Focused Reading (retrieval)

Q1. Where was Tostig when he sent the messenger? (chapter 10)

Q2. What was inside the fort? (chapter 11)

Q3. What was ‘banned’ at feasts? (chapter 12)

EXT: How was Aldgyth different to Magnus’ mother? (chapter 12)



Please complete the attached handwriting activity:

Handwriting unit 14

Spellings to practise this week:

Words with /or/ sound spelt ‘au’











 The spelling in bold appear on the year 5/6 spelling list.


I would like those of you at home to get outside (weather permitting) and do something active. If you are unable to get outside, you can do something indoors such as yoga, dancing or access one of Joe Wicks daily workouts.

Thank you

Mrs Duncan

Home Learning – Tuesday 2nd March

Hello Class 5

Here is your home learning for today:


Today, I would like you to write the first draft of your ‘Edward the Confessor’ biography. Use the plan you completed in last week’s English lesson and the research you conducted in Thursday’s topic lesson to help with the organisation of your text. I have attached a copy of the key features of this genre and the year 5 writing checklist features; please ensure that you refer to these as you are writing.

Examplar Checklist

Genre Features Checklist


  • Q1. Define ‘modest’. (chapter 10)
  • Q2. Find and copy a word which means the same as ‘shocked’. (chapter 11)
  • Q3. What is a ‘herald’? (chapter 12)
  • EXT: What does it mean if you ‘acknowledge the acclaim’? (chapter 12)



Please watch the video and answer the questions attached:


Read the definitions to familiarise yourself with the listed terms and their definitions:

Today, you will be testing the solubility of the following solids:

  • Crushed biscuits
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Coffee
  • Salt o
  • Oil (use a cooking oil)
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Porridge oats
  • Alka Seltzer tablets

Suggested process:

  1. Fill beakers with a given amount of tap water
  2. Put a set amount of substance in (e.g. 1tsp, or 5g) and stir for 1 min
  3. Inspect closely
  4. Leave for 5 mins to see if any sediment settles on the bottom
  5. Classify as soluble or not
  6. Record your findings

Ensure you have identified those variables that need to remain the same in order for the investigation to be ‘fair’.

Further investigation might involve different temperatures of water/different volumes of substance or water.

Thank you for all your hard work

Mrs Duncan