Category Archives: Year 5

Year 5 School Trip

For our school trip on Tuesday 17th November, we went to Hall place and Gardens . It took us 45 minutes to get there.

When we got there we got into our groups and split into our partners. The first activity was a lady who brought some of the children up the front and got them to act out a scene. Oliver played a really wealthy man called Mr. Rich. Oliver had to wear a golden tunic and a black jacket on top.

Clarissa played Miss Rich and wore a ruby gown and a white shawl. We learned how the swimming costumes had changed throughout the years, from a big dress with weights to a bikini. We also learned that families couldn’t swim together and boys and girls were always separate. We really enjoyed this!

The second activity was where we had to guess which maids were which and then we had to wash some bright pink cloth. We had the soap and we scrubbed them until they were soaking wet. After that we had to squeeze all the soap out. Next we turned the mandle and squeezed all the water out. We also saw lots of victorian objects like irons and carpet dusters and teapots. I am pleased that we now have washing machines to clean our clothes. It was hard work.

We would like to thank our Year 5 teachers and teaching assistants for taking us on this educational and fun school trip.                                             

By Chloe and Emily 5 Griffin

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Year 5 Victorian Day

It must have been so hard being a Victorian child, but I suppose if I hadn’t experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child then we wouldn’t realise we have such nice schooling.

We started off the day with arithmetic by reciting, copying and writing our 2,3,4,5 times tables for around half an hour using black boards and chalk. After that we practically did lines of the lord’s prayer for around one hour. This again was written with chalk on black boards. Then just before break, we went outside and went through some drills which involved moving our arms in front of us and to the side of us. During break we weren’t aloud to mix with the other gender. After break we learned some spelling rules on a chalkboard by repeating and copying which made us very bored. We learnt the ‘e’, ‘ay’, ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ sounds. Also we had to practise our handwriting, by writing ‘Children must be seen and not heard’ over and over again.

Although we tried to behave, some people got the dunce hat. Poppy had to wear the dunce’s hat because she was crossing her legs which was not lady like in the Victorian times. In the other class, Oliver got cained because he yawned and spoke when he wasn’t meant to. Finally, after lunch, we had an art lesson where we had to study and draw a potato. If we made a mistake, we couldn’t rub it out because they hadn’t invented rubbers yet! They had only just invented the luxury of led pencils.

Overall, it was a bit boring but we all had fun.

Thank goodness I’m not in the Victorian era!

By Poppy & Jess 5 Toke

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Handball competition

On Thursday 5th November a team of eight year 5 & 6 children took part in an inter-school Handball competition.  The children played extremely well, battling against other schools in terrible weather conditions.  We are very proud of how well the children played with many goals being saved and scored in all their matches.  Congratulations to Sinead, Imogen, Amy, Rudi, Benjamin, Samuel, Jennifer and Tommy



KS2 Maths Workshop

Make it!  Draw it!  Write it! is our new approach  for developing mathematical thinking, giving the children opportunities to develop their understanding through building models of a mathematical problem, drawing pictures to develop and communicate understanding and only having gone through these stages recording their findings using signs and symbols.  This new approach is the way forward to develop mathematic masters!

The workshop held for KS2 parents was aimed to demonstrate how we teach the 4 operations using the Make it! Draw it! Write it! model.  This will give parents the confidence to engage and support their children at home when faced with mathematical problems. We will hopefully hold another session later in the year for those who were unable to attend. KS1 will also be holding one too.

“ I found the maths workshop for KS2 parents really interesting and beneficial. The maths equipment the children use really help them to visualise numbers. It was a very relaxed atmosphere where parents could ask teachers to demonstrate how children are taught so we can help them at home” – Parent Quote


Great Chart After School Club

will open Monday to Friday during school term time on

Monday 7th September 2015 At Singleton Village Hall

From 3pm until 6pm

Lots of fun, crafts, activities, indoor & outdoor games for 4 – 11 year olds.

Just £8.00 per session per child. (You may be able to claim up to 80% back through Working Tax Credits)

If you are interested, please download an enrolment form or collect from the school office, complete it and return it to Kent Play Clubs, 3 Raywood Office Complex, Leacon Lane, Charing, Kent TN27 0ET.

For more details, contact Jodie Torrance, the Senior Club Co-ordinator, on 07745 545387, or contact Kent Play Clubs on 01233 713813 or email us at

Year 5 and 6 Sportshall Competition

On Thursday 27th November a team of 23 Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in a Sportshall competition at The Stour Centre alongside 19 other teams. It was an exciting and noisy event enjoyed by all those who took park. The children all did their best and enjoyed the range of indoor athletic events including an obstacle relay, over/under relay, sprints and longer distance events. In the field events they took part in a range of throwing and jumping activities. At the beginning of the event we aimed to finish in the top 10 of the schools involved and the children were thrilled to finish 9th out of the 20 teams.