5P Go Live!

Welcome to Class 5P’s very first blog! We are aspiring to write a blog entry every week so that we can tell everybody about all the wonderful things that we have been getting up to, both inside and outside of the classroom.

It has been a busy first few weeks back at school after the (not so sunny) Summer holidays. We have fully immersed ourselves in our Autumn topic, the Victorians. The children have had the opportunity to attempt writing on slate with chalk, just as Victorian children did, and the boys, especially, enjoyed trying on the Dunce’s hat! IMG_20150826_150100203

To tie in with our Victorian topic, we have started reading the novel, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, during our literacy lessons. So far, the children have produced some fantastic work, including letters to ‘Ma’, which we tea stained and scrunched up, in order to create an old-style effect. This has made for a great looking display!


In science we have been learning about electricity. The children have thoroughly enjoyed being scientists and carrying out specific investigations relating to how electricity works. Unfortunately, not all of our experiments have been successful, but that’s science for you! The children have remained inquisitive, posing some great questions. This week we compared renewable and non-renewable ways of creating electricity, whilst considering how Victorians generated their power.

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I think everyone in 5P will agree that one of the most exciting things about our classroom, and the envy of all other classes, is that we have two very unique members of 5P…


…meet Jaws and Fiona! We set up a democratic vote in order to name the fish! You will have to ask members of 5P how and why they came up with the names!

In fact, we had two democratic votes within two days during the first week back: we also named our class ‘teddy’. He goes off on an adventure every weekend with a different child from 5P. The person who has the honour of spending time with the teddy is carefully chosen, based on positive attitudes and behaviour displayed, each week. So far, Anya and Finley have looked after… Mr Squishy(!) and have recorded his adventures in the form of a diary.


What a fun packed, learning fuelled, few weeks we have had so far! Follow our blog to keep up to date with our latest learning.

29 Responses to 5P Go Live!

  1. Jane R September 24, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    What a fantastic start to the new school year, I wish I was in 5P! Love the fish too, very calming. Well done Miss Heightley, you deserve a gold star!

    • Miss Heightley September 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you, Jane. The fish are a big hit with the children.

  2. Samantha September 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    What a fantastic blog. How lovely to see what my child has been getting up to. Thank you Miss Heightley. I can’t wait until next week.

    • Miss Heightley September 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you, Samantha.

  3. kaci September 25, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    can’t wait to take Mr Squishy home with me

  4. Bea September 25, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    I love the new pet fish and Mr squishy

  5. Finley September 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    I love year five and our teacher and the fish and Mr Squishy. I was the second person to take him home 🙂 🙂

    • Miss Heightley September 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      What a lovely thing to say, Finley. Thank you.

  6. kaci September 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    Can’t wait to take Mr Squishy home with me. I liked naming the fish.

  7. Nalani September 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I can’t wait to take Mr Squishy home and I loved naming the fish my table wanted it to be Fiona and Shrek but in the end we named them Fiona and Jaws which are also really cool names and we also wanted to name Mr squishy Mr splonkey which is a really funny name. I can’t wait for the next blog

    • Miss Heightley September 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      I’m glad you have explained how the vote worked!

  8. L G September 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    Love Jaws and Fiona 🙂

    • Miss Heightley September 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      And Jaws and Fiona love 5P!

  9. Roanna September 27, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    How very interesting. What lovely class displays. I hope the fish are settling in well!

  10. Hannah's Mum September 28, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    What a fantastic idea! It’s lovely to see what the children are learning about. Hannah has been made to feel very welcome in her new school and is settling in very well, with the help of her new friends and Miss Heightley. Thank you

    • Miss Heightley September 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      What a lovely comment, thank you.

  11. Amelia September 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

    I love learning about street child and I can’t wait to take mr.Squishy home too. I’m really enjoying class 5P and studying electricity.

    • Miss Heightley September 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

      I’m pleased to hear that you’re enjoying being in 5P. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in Street Child!

  12. Hannah September 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    I’m looking forward to find out what happens next in Street Child. I love our class pets Jaws and Fiona. I really like it in Year 5.

  13. Jessica October 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    In maths it is lovely seeing the fish swim and miss Heightley is the best maths teacher ever I LOVE MATHS !!!!!!!!!

    • Miss Heightley October 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

      What a lovely comment, Jessica! I’m glad that you like the fish, although I hope they’re not too much of a distraction! I’m over the moon that you’re enjoying maths, it’s one of my favourite subjects, alongside Science.

      • Mac October 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

        Fish = concentration. I love maths too. Maybe Mr Squishy is a distraction ?

  14. Benjamin October 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    This is what we did at school today
    Morning activity, English, spelling, Break. Maths, lunch, PE, music, guided reading
    My favourite thing I did today was guided reading.

    • Miss Heightley October 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

      I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed Guided Reading today Benjamin, although you seemed to also really enjoy our music lesson. I have some great photos for the next blog.

  15. Liam October 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    I love the lovely work we did in
    Year five, so cool

  16. Liam October 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Its was awesome thanks for the lesson

  17. Lydia October 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    I liked discussing in groups what the Kings soldiers were feeling and then going round to other tables and then asking them questions about what the other characters were feeling. I really like Year 5 and the fish and I hope I soon get Mr Squishy!

  18. Jaydon October 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    I am enjoying year 5. Having Mr Squisy stay was fun. At maths we are doing Roman numerals. So far I have done my best at it and am having a good time.

  19. Annie November 11, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    Love year 5

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