SKIP 2B FIT at Brooklands Farm

Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.

All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.



It has been an intense 3 days of cycling in very low temperatures but everyone tried amazingly hard, were very resilient and all received a certificate for their effort! It has been lovely to see how much everyone can progress over 3 sessions and they had great instructors to support them. Some children managed to pass their Level 2 as well!

Well done to everyone who took part!

Here is a photo of a few of the children, who were really excited to get their certificates!



Year 5 Ignite Trip – Harry Potter Studios

In year five last week we had the amazing, magical experience of visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tours.

We got to see so many incredible things, such as: the props, costumes and masks, the rooms and buildings, green screen effects, models, paintings and designs and so much more.

This will really help us in our project learning this term.

Here are some photos of our day.


Cross Country

Thank you to everyone that came and supported our 24 runners on Saturday morning. It was such a fantastic sporting morning despite the rain and mud!! The children were amazing and represented Brooklands with true style and confidence.  As individuals and as teams they did amazingly, with one of our Year 6 girls finishing 2nd out of around 150!!

Thank you again to everyone that helped and supported, especially our marshals!

Year 5 homework

Year 5 have had a great week settling in to their new classes for maths and reading/grammar, it has been wonderful to see high learning zones and open mindsets.


Please find attached the year 5 homework for this week. The homework is due in for Thursday next week.


Have a great weekend!

Miss Downey, Mrs Forbes, Miss Hearn and Mr Kerin

Year 5 team

Year 5 Individual Homework

Due in Thursday 21st September



This week in project we have been connecting our knowledge of the Titanic to our writing in literacy. We are practising our writing skills and applying these to an information text about the Titanic (thank you for working so hard on finding facts for last week’s homework – they have been really useful!). Please can you practise these speed words for your homework this week.


Success Criteria

  • Use your different methods to practise the spellings
  • Remember which words are proper nouns and need capital letters


unsinkable Titanic magnificent
disappear iceberg additionally
although crew capacity
cruise facilities extraordinary



We have been looking at expression in reading over the past two weeks and how we can make our reading sound more exciting. Please watch the clip of Michael Rosen reading his famous ‘chocolate cake’ poem with expression. Your task is to use his technique to practise reading a part of the same poem out loud to someone else using your expression skills you have been working on.


Success Criteria

  • Volume
  • Tone
  • Facial expression
  • Small actions
  • Accents




Chocolate Cake – Poem by Michael Rosen

I love chocolate cake.

And when I was a boy

I loved it even more.


Sometimes we used to have it for tea

and Mum used to say,

‘If there’s any left over

you can have it to take to school

tomorrow to have at playtime.’

And the next day I would take it to school

wrapped up in tin foil

open it up at playtime

and sit in the corner of the playground

eating it,

you know how the icing on top

is all shiny and it cracks as you

bite into it,

and there’s that other kind of icing in

the middle

and it sticks to your hands and you

can lick your fingers

and lick your lips

oh it’s lovely.





Please log on to your Mathletics account and complete the activity that has been set for you.

Year 5 Titanic Ignite

On Wednesday Year 5 had our Titanic Ignite day. We all dressed up as first, second and third class passengers and were given a real person from Titanic so that we had a character to act as throughout the day. We really enjoyed having a Titanic style dinner in the afternoon with different food and entertainment depending on our class. While we were having our dinner, there was a sudden unexpected announcement that we had crashed into an iceberg!! We tried to evacuate quickly but found different obstacles in our way depending on our class and our gender! Luckily we all survived the iceberg crash but it helped us imagine how shocking and scary it would have been if we had been on the actual Titanic.


Sports Day and Transition Teas

Hello Year 5D Parents and Carers,

Looking forward to seeing you all for Sports Day tomorrow morning, 9:30am on Countess Way! Please remember that the children will need to wear their sports/PE kits with their Sports Day colour top. Sun hats and water bottles are a must!

Also, let me take this opportunity to remind you that you will need to sign up for a time slot for your Transition Tea on Monday 3rd July. Sign up is via the Schoolinterview website, just like parent’s evening. There are three slots to choose from: 4-4:30, 4:30-5 and 5-5:30. Use this code fqy2t.

See you tomorrow

Rebecca Snowdon

5D home learning

Next week is Sports Week!

Please be reminded that you will need to wear clothes suitable for sports and lots of activity (no jeans) all week – Sports Day colours on Tuesday please.

As part of Sports Week next week, you will be learning about why athletes’ careers typically end a lot sooner than most other careers. In preparation for this, please collect research about a well-known athlete. You will need to include:

  • What sport(s) they play professionally,
  • Any information about their fitness and training regime that you can find,
  • Information about the length of the athlete’s career.

You may present your research in a form of your choice, as long as it is presented clearly and to the year group standard.

Sports Week begins on Monday but you have until Wednesday to complete this task. Don’t forget that you need to aim for 60 mins of daily reading and at least 20 mins of Mathletics.

Have a lovely weekend.