Week 2 – Recap

The children have been amazing this week and can not sing their praises enough! so well done year 5! We achieved a reading score of 92% which is amazing and hopefully we beat it this week!

I would just like to say a huge well done to year 5 as I received every piece of homework back before the deadline last week and the standard of work was incredibly good!

The spellings for the children next week are:



This week there are two pieces of homework. This homework is to finish the set of instructions about “how to wash a wooly mammoth”. This should be no longer than 12 steps and should be no less than 10, this should be back in school for Monday as we will be writing this up in neat. Class 4 have had this work for 2 days so there shouldn’t be much left to finish. I have also given a math sheet for the children to have a go at, this can be in at any point next week.

Our class reading book “The Wild Way Home” has amazed class 4 so far and we cant wait to read more! I thought it would look nice for our display board if we could get a photo of the children “reading” it somewhere different over the weekend so if you would like to do that and send it over to my e-mail trotta@brandesburton.eriding.net that would be amazing.

I will be posting on Twitter every week showing what we have been up to and what peoples work looks like so feel free to have a look.

Many thanks,

Mr. Trott

Year 5!

I hope you have all had a great summer and are ready for year 5! The children have already started with their work and are amazing me already. We will be making sure lots of what we are doing in year 5 will be on our class blog which you can find below.

Homework will also be available to see on our class blog for the children to revisit.

Our Topics

This half term our two topics are “stone age to iron age” in history and Change in materials in science. If you have anything that would relate to these topics please feel free to bring them into school and I promise class 4 will look after them!

Home school record books

As your child has been in ks2 before you will be familiar with our record books. These books are for recording spellings, times tables, reading, homework and anything else they will need to know. I will check the children’s record books every Friday so if there are any messages wrote in their I will be able to read and reply to them on Fridays.


As usual, reading is a very high priority in Mr. Trott’s class. Please record daily in your child’s log when they have completed a read at home. I will check these books every Friday and expect at least 3 entries per week but I am really pushing for 4. Completed reading books can be changed at any point during the week if the book is brought in.


As we did last year please can the children come to school in their PE kit on the days they have P.E. Class 4 will need to come in their P.E kit on Mondays and Wednesdays. PE kit should be a white t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a school jumper or cardigan and trainers. As we will be outside please also send your child with a clean pair on indoor shoe to change into after.


For year 5 there will be homework set most weeks. The homework will be written in children’s reading log or will be on our Class 4 blog. This will be stated in the reading logs/blog when the homework is expected to be back in school.


As a school we promote the purple mash spelling program. Your child will be given spellings every Monday. We will then do a spelling test on the Friday for the children to complete. You will be able to access the children’s spellings via purple mash.

Year 5 as a whole

During the course of year 5 I will ensure every child has the most fun possible whilst ensuring they are getting the best out of themselves. Year 5 is a year for developing and growing which Class 4 are already doing! This is going to be a super year and I’m extremely excited to have this group.

Thank you for reading all of this I know it was a lot!

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on the email below.


Yours Sincerely
Mr. Trott

End of the Year

We have all been working so hard and having fun that the end of the school year has crept up on us. We have been so busy finishing The Invention of Hugo Cabret, working on our final Maths units, completing our newspaper reports and our work on the history of the railways. The Year 5s also had great fun at the Hornsea Sports Festival and we all enjoyed our class treat of watching Hugo the film!

Thank you so much for being such an amazing class – I have loved the opportunity to teach you all again and will be watching closely to all the work you do with Mr Barnes and Mr Trott! You can do it – just remember I believe in you!!

Finally, in true Mrs Altoft style, it comes down to two words….RIGHT GUYS….Have a super summer holidays!!!

See you in September!

The Iron Man

This week, we have been using the book the Iron Man as the inspiration for our newspaper reports. We only read the first chapter and then we got busy making Live Action News Reports! We worked hard on establishing the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, why) and then wrote some fab eye witness reports from bird watchers, dog walkers, fishermen and even whale watchers. On Friday we are going to record our reports! Hopefully we will be able to share some of them on the blog next week.

Watch a video of the start of the book here… https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9ftb9q


After Arts Week, we will explore some more of the story. So that we don’t forget the events, please read Chapter 1 and 2 (saved on seesaw) before the 26th June. If you want an extra challenge, can you write the 5Ws for the second chapter?

Fab start to the final half term!

The children have made a great start to the half term. We have been busy in English working on the features of Newspapers, in Maths the year 4s have begun to tackle time and the Year 5s have been looking at angles and in History, we have begun to explore our key question ‘How did the railways change the lives of British people? – It’s all go!!

Extend your learning at home…

English – Can you identify the features of a newspaper? Look at the information on this website, can you complete the quiz?


Maths – Year 4s can you practice telling the time? Use this game to practice your skills.


Maths – Year 5s can you find any angles at home? Are they obtuse or acute? Try out this game to consolidate your learning more


Michelle Reader

Our artist this term is called Michelle Reader, she uses different materials such as metals and plastics that are no longer needed to make her artwork.

Have a look at the video below to hear her talking about her artwork.

This week we looked closely at her artwork and created some fab artist profiles about her. Next week we are going to create some similar pieces using her style. In order to do this, please bring any materials you have at home into school from Wednesday onwards. I can’t wait to see what we can create.

Secrets of a Sun king

This week we finally finished reading our class text Secrets of a Sun king. We have all loved the text so much, we actually felt quite emotional when we finished it and many of us think there needs to be a Secrets of the Sun King 2! We got so so so much from the story and completed some amazing pieces of work – our next class text has a lot to live up to!!! Well done class 4 – your love of reading has been visible for all to see!

Week Commencing 20th March

Class 4 have had another very busy week, in English we have been exploring poetry by Pie Corbett, in Maths the year 5s have been exploring decimals and percentages and the year 4s have been looking at fractions, we have continued to learn about sound in Science with everyone making their own pan flute to explore pitch and we have also learnt more about Egypt in our Geography work.


Next week we are going to complete our Design and Technology topic. This term, we are going to research, design, make and evaluate our own Egyptian Jewellery, for example, necklaces, bracelets and cuffs.

For homework can you complete some research into the type of jewellery they had, remember we saw some on our trip at the Art Gallery?

You may want to have a search around at home for any resources that you could bring into school for your jewellery. I will bring some pasta that I thought we could thread, we have some paper plates and we will also have the art straws that we can use. I look forward to seeing our finished designs!