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Well Done and Happy Easter Year 5

As your head of year, I couldn't let the opportunity pass to say a HUGE WELL DONE to all of you in Year 5 for your super attitudes to learning. It looks as though a lot of you have been really creative over the last two weeks. 

We are looking forward to receiving your j2e Easter Around the World homework after the holidays and are hoping lots of you join the Times Tables Rock Star Battle (Come on 5JR!) while enjoying lots of reading time too. 


It has really lifted our spirits to see your great pictures and smiling faces. Mrs Underhill's Video certainly helped us all to reconnect in true Westacre style today. We are missing you all and wish you and your families good health and a very Happy Easter 


Look out for our next update and new tasks to get stuck into on Monday April 20th 


Mrs Riddleston. 


Check out this amazing video of Jessica in 5MK reciting the Matilda poem as part of Mrs Murray's poetry challenge this week! We are incredibly impressed Jessica - very, very well done you!

Jessica (5MK) performing Matilda

Still image for this video

Mr Dinsley's Daily Update - Friday 3rd April

Good morning Year 5 and happy Friday! Another fantastic week of home learning, we really are impressed by how hard you are all working. As well as today's home learning tasks, make sure you have a look at the Easter homework we have set for you. This week in my house we've put down the salad and picked up the cake as we've been making a Victorian Sponge for my Mum's birthday!



Speaking of baking, it looks like Year 5 are giving me a run for my money with their skills. Check out Balint's Victorian Sponge and Chocolate Brownie (which he's promised to make for 5CD when we're back), and Alfie H who has taken time out from working hard at his Maths to make yummy Banana Bread with chocolate chips.

'Home' Non-Uniform Day


Under normal circumstances, today the house with highest points earned would be enjoying a non-uniform day. The highest scoring house for this Spring term (and it kills me to say this being a member of Turing) were Attenborough. Well done Attenborough house! However, as a special one off, we are inviting you ALL to wear your house colours and send in a photo so Mrs U can compile them for the #chasetherainbow movement.


Friday Mentions


My Mum was not the only person with a birthday to celebrate recently. From all the staff in Year 5, we would like to wish a big happy birthday for last week to Jaz N-S in 5RM and for this week Riley M in 5MK. Also, an early happy birthday to Elliot F and Callum P in 5MK who will be celebrating their birthdays over the Easter holidays. Hope you all had/have a super birthday! Twitter shout outs this week go to Jacob A in my class who has been working hard on MyMaths and Archie T in 5JR who has been doing his home learning alongside his cat.


Westacre Well-being


We love our Yoga at Westacre so I'm excited to tell you that Miss Starkey is doing a yoga video for us every 2 weeks. Please click on the following link below for the first lesson, which you and family members can get involved with over Easter:

If you haven't had chance yet, please head on over to the Well-being page where Miss Colledge is not only putting up tasty food recipes, but is also posting weekly interviews with one lucky staff member! A great way to find out to find out what us teachers are getting up to.


Finally, below you'll find a link to the Wind in the Willows West End production which I believe is streaming online for free! Something for you and your family to enjoy. Have a great Easter Year 5!







HAPPY THURSDAY Rockers! Bluebell Bannon here – or should I say, Mrs Underhill!



Hope you’re all well, and staying safe. I’m loving seeing all the tweets and emails come in with photos and examples of work. You’ve all been working SO hard! Well done. Make sure you also make time to relax, be mindful and spend time with your family. Well done to Sam (5JR)  for colouring posters for the Nightingale Hospital - a lovely thought. 


I’ve been checking the rockin’ stats this week. Totals for the last battle were:

CD- 17,857

MK – 15,012

AU – 12,727

RM – 6449

JR – 5,674

Well done to 5CD!!

The leader board of pupils in school shows 5 Year 5s in the top 20….. drum roll (or massive guitar riff!) for Freya in MK, Aidan and Arlowe in AU, Alfie A in RM and Tom in AU. Well done.

A new battle has been set up – which will be for the Easter holiday (3rd April – 19th April). Rock on, dudes!



I’m so pleased that you’ve been listening to me reading Revolt on Alpha-C (shared to year 5 on J2e). Agatha, I couldn’t find just one book I wanted to read, so started with that one, perhaps you'll get into it. Louie- I’m delighted you’ve enjoyed it! Look out for chapter 2 next …..!


Well done to Jessica in 5AU for her DT cooking- chocolate cakes (Mrs Underhill’s favourite!) Poppy in 5CD for her animal quiz – we all tried to answer the questions and not cheat, Poppy! Penelope in 5JR for being inspired to grow some seedlings – definite green fingers there, Penelope! To Agatha in 5JR for her presentation on forces (through the medium of dance!) with the help of her assistants – brilliant. To Evie (5AU) and Charlie (5RM) for their presentation videos- I loved them! And finally (for today!) Kaiden in 5JR for recording his own PE fitness video for his family.  I think Mr McMullen and Mr Dinsley might have a bit of competition there!


Emily in 5AU has been sharing a story of her own on J2e.  I’ve attached the front cover and first few paragraphs…. It makes for scary and confusing reading! Is anyone else writing stories – do send them in!


Wellbeing at Westacre PHOTO

Remember to send in your wellbeing photos (to  for  the pastoral staff and they can be added to the wellbeing page of the website.





On Friday, we would like ALL children to wear their house colours and send a photograph in...we shall then compile these to show the Westacre community as a rainbow of hope at this difficult time.

Wednesday 1st April – your daily update, from Mrs Murray

"Pinch, punch, first of the month" to you all! This month, our living value is JUSTICE…

We always love hearing all about your home learning:

  • Balint thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic Music/DT project set by Miss Kelly yesterday
  • Zach I has enjoyed making his own felt tips…I’ll leave you to research how it’s done!
  • Fred has been working hard on a whole range of his home learning tasks, not least this piece of Science work
  • Alfie H (5RM) has completed his work on the life cycle of a bearded dragon using J2E






Any finally, let’s celebrate all your amazing efforts on AR since you’ve been working at home. Lots of you have been reading and quizzing at home and there are a number of special ‘shout outs’ this week:

  • Harriet Moseley (over 20 points)
  • Poppy Hewitt (over 30 points)
  • Jessica Dale (over 30 points)
  • Alex Collins (over 20 points)


Keep up all the good work, Year 5, and I look forward to sharing my AR ‘shout outs’ with you again soon!

Miss Kelly's Daily Update



Good morning Year 5.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, definitely took a bit of a cold turn and I spent most of mine painting the fence in our garden. How fun! It’s been so good to see so many of you completing the home learning and sending your pictures our way. 

  • Well done Isla B for completing her homeworking tasks and exercising at home
  • Well done to Isobel (5JR) and Jessica for their brilliant diversity posters.
  • Well done to Ballint (5CD) for sticking to his full school timetable whilst being off school.
  • Well done to Evie (5AU), Charlie (5RM) and Jessica (5MK) for their excellent haikus.
  • Well done to Archie (5JR) for his wonderful home learning including; TTR, English, Maths, getting his exercise doing trampolining and lots of reading.
  • Well done to Ila (5MK) for reading at home, completing Joe Wicks, spending time in the garden and starting some sewing – I look forward to seeing the outcome.
  • Well done to Jessica for completing some of the Maths work set.
  • Well done to Aggie (5JR) for her brilliant zoo speech, some great reasoning there and lovely ideas.
  • Well done to Alex Collins (5JR) for his life cycle work.


Apologies if there’s anyone I have missed. Please keep on sending in what you have been doing, it’s brilliant to hear from you all.

Obviously you are all waiting apprehensively to see how Miss Kelly’s new class are getting on. Unfortunately, it has been extremely difficult to make them sit still and to engage in the curriculum but I am sure we will get there.



Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you all again soon! Take care.

Miss Kelly

Monday 30th March 


Mrs Riddleston's Update


Good Morning Year 5! I hope you have all enjoyed a happy and healthy weekend with your families. We were soooo impressed with your great start to learning at home.

My friend Em has already seen some of her seeds beginning to grow that she planted last week and we have seen a lot of growth in your positive attitudes to learning too. You have really made productive new beginnings. 

Another new beginning to announce is the start of our Communication Week, that we always enjoy and celebrate at the end of each week of the school term. This is a great opportunity to practise and perfect our spoken language and how we express ourselves. The tasks that we put on the Other Curriculum Updates this week will be linked to this. 


Hello from the Pastoral Team 

Mrs Darby, Mrs Brownlee, Miss Colledge and Mrs Singh wanted to send their best wishes to you all and have asked us to tell you  about their Well Being updates, you can find them on the pupil tab - Westacre wellbeing -weekly updates.


Mrs Phillips also has a library page ( on the Curriculum - English page)   She will be mentioning those children who have  been taking quizzes.  Her dog Piglet has decided she wants to take part so she is now a virtual librarian and will be setting challenges for you to earn 'Piglet Paw Points' 


Check the OTHER LEARNING DOCUMENTS for our new Maths, English & other Curriculum task to work on each day.

Keep all your lovely messages and super examples of hard work coming in!


Take care of each other 


Mrs Riddleston  



Riddlers' Riddles


q. What do you get if you cross a Sci Fi film with a toad? a. STAR WARTS!


q. What is a frog's favourite flower?  a. A CROAKUS 


q. What do toads drink on a hot days? a. CROAK -A -COLA 



Monday Mentions...


Well done to Jessica for her great maths work, to Connor for his life cycle work, and to Emily for her story writing. 

Keep sending the work into and please include their name so we can mention them.