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.

Year 5 Countess Way Residential Information

Year 5 Countess Way Parents and Carers,

There have been some queries recently into the details and arrangements of the Year 5 residential trip to Caldecotte.

I have checked and can confirm that all the information provided by the school can be accessed on the website:

Parents > Year 5 & 6 Residential Trip Information

On this page you will find the PowerPoint presentation that was used for the parent information evening earlier in the school year. This has all the information you need to know, including what to bring.  On the page, you can also find the consent forms.

If you have any further queries that can not be answered by the information on the website, do please ask me.

Be reminded that medical forms need to be sent in as soon as possible, as does any outstanding payment for the trip.


Rebecca Snowdon, Year 5 Class teacher

5D home learning

Brookfest is 10th June! Your home learning over half term is:

  • Make sure your family knows about Brookfest and ask them to come!
  • Ask your parent to sign and return a slip if they can help on the year five coconut shy at some point during the day of Brookfest
  • Keep practising your songs:
    • We Are Giants – Take That
    • The Greatest – Sia
    • Titanium – David Guetta (stop after 2nd chorus, roughly 2:45)

As no other tasks are being set, it is the expectation that these tasks are completed by everybody. If your families are not able to help/ come to Brookfest, they still need to return the letter. Your letter is being sent home with you on Friday.

Have a fun and musical half term!


5D home learning

This week in 5D, we have begun our recount writing learning journey, following our trip to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour (photos coming soon!).

As a class, we created a detailed list of criteria required for each of the three components of a recount: introduction, main body and conclusion; and paired these criteria with successful examples from some supplementary literature.

This week for home learning, we would like to you to collect different types of recounts to bring to school. Throughout the week, beginning on Monday, we will be comparing these recount types to our recount features criteria and selecting successful examples to add to our supplementary literature bank.  These will be very helpful to us, when we are writing.

Types of recounts to look for:

  • a write-up of a trip or activity
  • an account of something that happened in history
  • a newspaper article about something that happened
  • a letter to tell someone about an event
  • a diary or a blog
  • an encyclopedia entry
  •  a biography or autobiography
  • an account of a science experiment

We would like recount types to start arriving in school on Monday but are happy for them to continue arriving until Wednesday.  It is important that everyone brings at least one as we will be using them all week. Please try to be creative with the examples that you bring to school. We would like to have a broad and varied sample of supplementary literature.

Please also remember that daily reading and using Mathletics at least three times a week is an expectation of year 5.

Enjoy your weekend.

Miss Snowdon and Miss Sheppard

5D home learning

On Tuesday 16th May, we are going to the Warner Brothers Studio tour! Hooray!

Please arrive to school at normal time, in uniform and with a packed lunch (named).


During the trip, we’ll be learning about how the film makers created the ‘magic’ that we see on screen.  We would like you to do some self study into mechanisms and moving parts. The aim is for you to familiarise yourself with these, how they work, how they are assembled and key words. You will be spotting as many of these mechanisms as possible during the day of the trip and will also connect this to making your own miniature moving models as part of your project outcome.

Use the link below to help


Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Snowdon and Miss Sheppard

5D home learning due 2nd May

This week we have started to learn our text map for ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’ as part of our Harry Potter project. We will be using the style of the story to write our own traditional tales.

For home learning, please use the text map and copy of the story provided to continue learning the text map.  Remember, you need to learn the story, use an expressive, storytelling voice; and come up with memorable actions.

Please also complete the practise tasks provided to help you to learn your traditional tales speed words.  We learn ‘speed words’ that are important examples of vocabulary for our chosen text type so that we can use them easily and accurately in our writing.

It is bank holiday Monday on 1st May.  So please learn your text map and speed words for Tuesday 2nd May.  We will need these for our lesson on Tuesday so it is very important that you have learned as much as you can.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Miss Snowdon and Miss Sheppard