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Singing All Over The World (Gateford Park Primary School)

Gateford Park Primary School presents their virtual choir performance of the song "Singing All Over The World"! Sung and signed in Makaton Sign Language by t...



As we won’t be able to do our end of year production as we know it, we’ve got something else up our sleeves!

We’re using past performance songs to recreate a music extravaganza! Each child will have two songs to learn, record and send back to us.

On the Griffin class page, you’ll find stars which will take you to the songs and dance videos for each song. Please learn your two songs, then ask someone to video you (full length) singing and dancing to the songs with headphones in. Once you’ve done your 2 separate recordings, please send these via email to your class teacher, by Thursday 9th July at the very latest. The subject of your email should be your name and the title of your songs. All children will be singing a song called ‘Singing all over the World’ plus one other which we will inform you of individually.

Have fun! J


Griffins these are your songs


Anti gravity - Will, Charlie K, Isla M

Back to the beginning - Jazz, Olivia, Jack

Bongo Bandits - Keaton, Isla S, Liberty

Happy Ever After - Isabelle, Charli C, Ava

Men in tights- Ruby, Maja, Chloe

Piratical - Lucas, Ceryn, Amelia

Superstan - Finley, Hannah, Theron, Theo

What a Knight - Heather,Poppy, Mollie, George


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Home Learning


Dear Parents, Carers and children of Griffin Class, 


Welcome to our new hub of 'home learning'. Through the links below, I will provide you with daily updates, recommended worksheets and guide you in the best possible way over the coming weeks. Along with the home packs I have provided, I have included an extensive list of resources on our class page that will help keep the children busy.


To ensure we are staying healthy, maintaining skills and learning new things, I am suggesting you organise your day in advance. Write a schedule, including times to ensure your day is kept as close to a typical school day as possible. I have included a class noveI, i will upload questions related to the text daily, with the expectation that children read a certain amount (to be specified daily), in order for them to be able to answer the questions. I encourage you to be as active as possible... Can you do the daily mile around your garden? Check out Super Movers on the BBC website! 


On Friday's I will upload a video of your spelling test - text me your results ( I will chase you if I don't get them!).

I appreciate that all of this may be a lot to take in and you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. I will be available throughout the day on Class Dojo, email, facetime etc. I will also try and set up Skype as another means of communication.


It's important to me that I hear from you or even better see your faces. We need to stick together and keep each other going, I don't want to be at home, I want to be at school with you miserable lot, but at the moment we can't. So lets make the best of what we can do. I am only at the end of the phone, always!


I hope to see you all back in the classroom very soon! 


My best wishes, 


Mrs Hibbert. 





WW2 knowledge organiser

Sublime science

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 Well we are now half way through the school year, wow! The children are working really hard in class on some really tricky concepts this half term.

Our topic this half term is The Rainforests, we will be learning:

National Curriculum subjects and statements to be covered during half term (Science and Foundation Subjects):


  • Know the life cycle of different living things e.g. mammal, amphibian, insect and bird
  • Know the differences between different life cycles
  • Know the process of reproduction in plants
  • Know the process of reproduction in animals


  • Know the names of, and locate, a number of South or North American countries
  • Know key differences between living in the UK and in a country in either North or South America
  • Know what is meant by biomes and what are the features of a specific biome •
  • Label layers of a rainforest and know what deforestation is
  • Know how to use graphs to record features such as temperature or rainfall across the world


  • experiment by using marks and lines to produce texture
  • experiment with shading to create mood and feeling
  • experiment with media to create emotion in art
  • know how to organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement.
  • know how to express emotion in art
  • know how to create an accurate print design following given criteria
  • research the work of an artist and use their work to replicate a style


•     contrast the work of a famous composer with another and explain preferences


  • compose own dances in a creative way
  • perform dance to an accompaniment
  • dance shows clarity, fluency, accuracy and consistency


  • combine sequences of instructions and procedures to turn devices on and off
  • develop a program that has specific variables identified
  • use technology to control an external device

 In English and Maths we are learning to:

Maths half termly objectives:


  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5].
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100].
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
  • Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.
  • Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5, and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.


English half termly objectives:

  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
  • Participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously.
  • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary.
  • Provide reasoned justifications for their views.
  • Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • précising longer passages
  • using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader





If you need to contact me and don't catch me at school then use the email address below:


General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on Monday and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.
  • The children can bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.


Spellings in Year 5 ….

Spellings will be handed out each Friday you will be given a set of words to learn for a test the following Friday.  This list is available on your webpage too. 

Times Tables – we will practice times tables every day but on Fridays there will be additional multiplication and division challenges and your times tables quick recall will be tested.



Reading in Year 5...

My passion is reading, reading opens a wealth of imagination and ideas for writing. If there is one thing you can do for your child its read with them, to them, let them see you reading, give them a shopping a list and ask them to find the products. Read newspapers, magazines, books, things on the internet, anything, just read.







  • 9th - 13th March - Science Week - watch out for further details
  • 10th and 11th March Parents evening
  • 27th March PTFA open meeting @ 945am - all welcome
  • 1st April - class evening event - yet to be decided but will be 430 - 6pm - £2 to attend.
  • Friday 3rd April Last day of spring 2 term

Take 5 Breaths

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A video of the children taking 5.

Roman Shield making

The Poo Experiment

Thermal insulators experiment


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Young voices

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Space Dance

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Griffin have spent the last half term with our dance teacher Miss Lauren. I am sure you agree what they have come up with is amazing.

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