Kookaburra Class

Class Teacher

Mr Dyke


Congratulations to our


Autumn Term (1)

Week 1

Off to a flying start!

The summer feels well and truly over but no one has been feeling blue in Kookaburra Class! 

In English and Shared Reading we have started out unit on the fantastic Mr Stink! The children have loved what they have read so far and are keen to keep going. All week we have been practicing our super sentences and finished off with a brilliant character description. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next week.

During our Maths lessons we have been learning about how our minds grow even when we make mistakes. Everyone has had a go at a range of practical problems and questions. Next week they will put their new found positivity into action! 

In Topic we kicked off our Angry Aztec unit with a dramatic sacrifice, which I’m sure you have heard all about. The children game back filled with questions and intrigue!  They have all made such a positive start to Year 5 and I’m excited to see that carry on throughout the term. 


Week 2

Week two of the school year flew by and plenty was happening inside the classroom! 

In English we started to immerse ourselves into character and setting descriptions. We have also been writing some fantastic sentences, which contained fronted adverbials and relative clauses! 

In maths we had a great week looking at number and had a go at a range of problems. With our brilliant growth mindset approach in Kookaburra class we all knew our brains were getting stronger! 

Next week we are all looking forward to going into the next stage of our English and continuing to learn even ore about the Aztecs.

Week 3

It has been another busy week in kookaburra class!

In English we have been doing our class changes to the Mr stink character and setting description. Our class changes are about an old woman from Mary Poppins.  Everyone’s writing was rich in description.  Next week we will be going more into the fantastic setting description, which we decided would be a tree house.

In maths we have been looking at our greater, less than, and equal to symbols. We have been ordering numbers smallest to largest and writing numbers in words. We had some excellent feedback marking answers including a tricky algebra question. Next week we move onto rounding! 

In topic we have been writing weather reports for the Aztec, which we will perform as a class in assembly next week. We also learnt some super Spanish, we can now say “how are you”, “alright”, “not good” and “fine”. As well as that, we looked at some Spanish cities and beautiful Spanish food.

Written by: Kacy and George 

Week 4

We have had another magnificent week in Kookaburras.

In shared reading we have been forming arguments about whether we would recommend Mr Stink to someone. We also talked about Chloe’s problems and went in role as the characters to see if we could give advice on how to help. Next week we will be doing a range of activities whilst other people in our year group are at Bealieu.

In maths we have been rounding to the nearest 100,000, 10,000, 1,000, 100 and 10s. for example round 2,543 to the nearest 1,000, which is 3,000. This week also saw us practicing our 6 times tables which ended with Dylan being crowned the champion!

In topic we made a weather report as a class and performed it during our class assembly. The assembly even included a re-enactment of an Aztec sacrifice.  

In English we focused on our setting descriptions for our Mary Poppins character, Mrs poppy. We also introduced a new spelling monster, Zorb. We have to help Zorb discover meanings of the words and he frequently pops up during the week to see how we are getting on.

Written by: Kacy and Phoebe

Reader of the Week: Phoebe

Class Captain: Oliver 

Week 6

It’s been another fun week in Kookaburra class 

In English we have been publishing our setting and character descriptions for Mr Stink. Everyone has worked really hard to produce something they are proud of. We have also been working on our handwriting and we have earning plenty of stamps (to get our pen licence). Now the first block of English is finished, we can use our setting and character description skills to help us produce even more immersive pieces of writing. 

In shared reading we have been read chapter 6 and 7 of Mr Stink. We learnt what made a balanced argument and constructor our own, which gave reasons for and against Mr Stink moving into Chloe’s Shed.

Maths has been filled with more challenges and we have been working on our addition skills.  Kookaburras are never afraid to make mistakes and our growth mindset approach has helped us all week.

Next week we are looking forward to learning more about the Aztecs and starting our new English unit!

Big Quiz Winners: China

Autumn Term (2)
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