Welcome to Year 5

Year 5: 2020 -2021

Hello and welcome to Year 5! Year 5 teacher is Mrs Eridano.

This is the first year in Upper Key Stage 2 and the start of the children's journey to secondary school.


Monday 19th October 2020

 Hi Everyone,

Below is a link to the Wednesday Word. Please share the Gospel at home. What was Jesus trying to tell us? How will it change the way we act this week?

"Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." What do think Jesus meant for us to understand?

The readings of the previous two weeks told about Jesus explaining that people were not following what God had asked of them. It also told of God inviting all people to follow him not just a chosen few.

Find the reading in your copy of the Gospel at home and share as a family. 

Send in a photo of you sharing the Gospel at home.                                             

Where do you keep your copy of the Gospel or Bible?

Congratulations: Look who won last weeks Gospel challenge and new set of Rosary Beads.   


Take Care and God Bless

Mr O 



Monday 12th October 2020

to find the Wednesday Word online follow the link:



 God Bless Mr O



Monday 13/7/2020


In this weeks Gospel  Jesus spoke to us about seeds falling on different ground.

With God's support the plants will flourish.

As I came to school today I noticed this in the Church carpark.

The first picture shows a harsh and inhospitable environment.

However with a closer look I found a beautiful plant.

Let's do God's work and be like fertile soil.

Our challenge is to ensure that we help all the  people we meet to flourish like this beautiful flower.

Mr O


Wednesday 1/7/2020


Follow the links below

God Bless 

Mr O




Friday 26/6/2020

Monday 29th June 2020

Morning Year 5! This week it looks like the weather is going to be a little bit cooler. I'm so happy about that especially as we are returning to school this week!

I am so excited to see you all and remember to expect a call from me in the coming days to prepare you for your day. If I don't manage to get hold of you, don't worry, I'll leave a message and all you have to do is write a message on here letting me know when it would be suitable to contact you again, before we go back to school.

As we are going back to school, we're not going to be setting a foundation subject or RE on Google Classroom (this week is your last RE lesson). Instead, you'll just have a Maths and an English to complete on Google Classrooms. In school, we'll be making the most of the outdoors and doing Art, PE and going up to the forest to explore! Make sure to also check out the competition that Mrs Smith has posted on our Google Classroom, I'm certain that you all have 500 words in you to write a story about such an important matter!

In the meantime, I've found this amazing video on how to make different paper airplanes. We're not talking paper airplanes that have still wings, like a normal airplane but wings that ACTUALLY FLAP! I'm in awe. Going to have a go at doing one later! I've attached the link below. My favourite has to be the bat one. Let me know how yours get on and how far they go... I wonder who's will go the furtherest? https://classroom.google.com/u/3/c/NzQ1NDg2MDg2OTha

Have a great Monday!

Miss Rolfe :)

Friday 26/6/2020



Monday 29th June is the feast of St Peter and St Paul, we would invite children to investigate the life of St Paul and share their information on Google Classroom.

Above are 4 images of St Paul, all are different but have similarities.

What is similar and what does it represent?

Below is a link to a simple animation about Paul’s life.


 Please share this prayer to St Paul with your friends and family. 

St Paul is a great example of how with God's help we can all change for the better.

Prayer to Saint Paul the Apostle

O Glorious Saint Paul, after persecuting the Church you became by God’s grace its most zealous Apostle. To carry the knowledge of Jesus, our Divine Saviour, to the uttermost parts of the earth, you joyfully endured prison, scourging, stoning, and shipwreck, as well as all manner of persecutions culminating in the shedding of the last drop of your blood for our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for us the grace to labour strenuously to bring the faith to others and to accept any trials and tribulations that may come our way. Help us to be inspired by your Epistles and to partake of your indomitable love for Jesus, so that after we have finished our course we may join you in praising Him in Heaven for all eternity. Amen.


God Bless 

Mr O



Wednesday 24/6/2020


Folow the link below:


God Bless

Mr O

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Morning Year 5! How's it going today?

I've posted the RE poll! Let me know what you think. I can plan a lesson around YOUR choice.

Today's activity is a simple science experiment that shows you how soap works. It's really easy and useful and I would like you to try and record your findings and write them in a comment below! I don't know about you but sometimes I do things, like washing my hands with soap, because other grown ups tell me to do them and sometimes I don't really know why I have to do it. I know that washing your hands with soap can get rid of bacteria, but how? How does it actually get rid of bacteria? What is the difference between using just water and using water and soap? Well hopefully this experiment will answer those questions for you! If someone manages to do it, why don't you record a video so we can all see?

Have a lovely Tuesday! Can't wait to see how your experiments go!

Miss Rolfe :)


 Monday 22nd June 2020

Morning year 5! I’m in school today, organising the Art and D&T resources and tidying up the classroom! I saw Ola today, it made me really excited to see you all back! In the mean time, I’ve made an utter fool of myself on Miss Douglas’ post. Have a look and see if you can do it better than me. The music is wild heart by the Vamps and I’m dancing the chorus bit. Have a great day and enjoy your new activities!

Head of School

Friday 19/6/2020

 Hi everyone, hope you are well.

The link below will take you to the St Paul's Church website


Parish Newsletter with information about access to the church, online mass and the parish Novena is availbe on the link below.


I would encourage everyone to visit the site and take part in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena.


The Easter Bunny made a late delivery to St Paul's in the form of Father Perry.


A big thank you to Fr Perry, Fr Jonathan  and the parish. I am sure all the children will enjoy a sweet treat. 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Hola Year 5! Stand by your phones today because I'll be calling a few of you with some information (which I won't be sharing on GC - it's top secret).

Yesterday evening (while the football was on), I made the most of the time and made a clay pinch pot. See the picture below. It's not perfect but I wanted to get back into pottery! I've been learning about the different types of clay, pinch pots and coil pots etc! Now with all of you seeming to be growing some lovely flowers, I've attached a link to buy some clay, the same that I used and some instructions on how to make pinch pots (they're very easy, and fun!). I hope you find this useful. Even if you don't use it for plants, I'm sure you could find a use for it in a little present for someone or to put small toys in! 



What do you think I should paint onto my pot after I've sanded and primed it? Send over some of your ideas.

Have a great day!

Miss Rolfe :)


Wednesday 17th June 2020


Click the link below 

Enjoy Mr O 



Morning year 5! The answer to the joke was: What's the best thing about Switzerland? I don't know, but the flag is a big plus! I hope you found that as funny as I did.

Today's Newsround has a segment on Black Lives Matter today. I found it very insightful and I thought you might like to watch it (the link is attached). It got me thinking about all the words that get thrown around, like discrimination and equality and how sometimes those words are assumed to be understood by everyone. I've attached a powerpoint (it isn't the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination day - but the information is relevant) that explains all the important terms and gives some examples of what racial discrimination looks like. If you read through I'm sure you all can help the fight to stop racial discrimination!

Use it to your advantage because you are all going to be apart of the generation that change the world!


Miss Rolfe :)

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Morning Year 5! Here's a joke: What's the best thing about Switzerland? I look forward to your answers. The real answer will be released tomorrow! (The clue is in the flag).

In other news, has anyone seen the new British Vogue cover that is coming out next month? Normally you would expect to see someone famous or a model posing in really expensive clothes on the front cover, but this month I might actually buy this copy! Vogue has decided to celebrate the key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. They have a cover of ladies that have been on the front line, including train drivers, midwives (who have been utterly amazing, I've spoken to a few) and supermarket workers. People, without which, we wouldn't be able to survive lockdown! I've attached the link. I've asked the question, which other key workers do you think should be celebrated? Make sure to write your answers by tonight!

Have a lovely day! Miss Rolfe :)


Monday 15th June 2020

Morning year 5! How're you today? How was your weekends?

This is one of the activities I'm going to do today! Thought you might like to try it too. Especially as it's Ayana's birthday! Post a picture/ or even a video singing happy birthday!

Banana Mug Cake:

tbsp = table spoon (Big spoon)

tsp = tea spoon (Small spoon)


3 tbsp plain flour or self raising flour ½ tsp baking powder (essential if using plain flour) 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp (level) milk or single cream 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp honey/golden Syrup 1 medium sized banana, mashed well Mix all the ingredients together in the mug with a fork, make sure you get to the bottom of the mug, to mix all the flour in. Microwave: 90 seconds. (can over cook it to for 20mins if you don't have a microwave). For the topping: ½ tbsp honey/Golden Syrup 1 tbsp chocolate sauce (or melted chocolate)

If you're feeling extra fancy, why don't you start collecting some recipes? These can be made into little recipe cards (I've attached a link of what they look like. These can EASILY be made at home!) https://www.paperchase.com/en_gb/recipe-book-refill-cards_1.html?utm_source=google_shopping&glCountry=GB&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuJz3BRDTARIsAMg-HxXc1ZDBwmUG2Mx01ad7EjwnalYcmFAuYNc3CyB0bwxbBr2BLEqKmA8aAjOfEALw_wcB

Enjoy and smiiiiiillle :)

Miss Rolfe :)


Friday 12th June 2020

Morning year 5! As I didn't get any messages yesterday, I have written a phrase in Afrikaans for you to search up and check the meaning, first person can be awarded a home point!

Julle is almal so spesiaal.

In other news, I've attached some links for you to look at that are related to drawing skills and scratch skills.

Scratch activities:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOON8WNJ-c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfQiTBbHHY4

Drawing activities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3WcU_P6OH0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eURwb5dzc3Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WR-FyUQc6I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNbFgAS2Grs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw8J3rmNacY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMI2TV9NDMg

Here are some boredom busters for you to try! Hope you enjoy them!

Miss Rolfe :)


Thursday 11th June 2020

Morning Year 5! How're you all today? What are you all going to get up to?

I just read the cutest news story! See the link below. I don't know about you but I would love to have been at that gallery that day! I wonder which one was their favourite...? Any ideas?

Kuba B taught me to say something yesterday and I really do mean it, so... Tesknie za toba! First person to comment what it means, wins a home point! Maybe someone else could send me a private message with one to write tomorrow? Once you have private messaged me, write on the wall to tell me to check!

Keep smiling, my lovelies!

Miss Rolfe :)


Wednesday 10th June 2020

Morning Year 5! Hope you're keeping well!

Please see below the activities from both Mrs Smith and Miss Douglas!

And don't forget to complete the Maths, English, RE and Geography work, so far! I'm thoroughly enjoying looking through your work as it's coming in! Keep it up!

Miss Rolfe :)


Tuesday 9th June 2020

Morning Year 5! What's your plans today? Are you going to do Maths, English, RE or Geography?

As we return to the new 'normal' some other issues are surfacing around the world. This morning I read an article (attached below) about how disposable masks are appearing in the oceans more than jellyfish! I was astounded! What do you think we could do to stop this? Should we only be selling reusable masks? Or are disposable masks the only safe way to protect ourselves from the virus? What do you think?

I've also attached a socially responsible beach guide, so if you're thinking of heading to the beach when the weather gets lovely, you can do your best to keep the beaches lovely and clean and save our sea animals. Maybe you could even bring a bin bag and rubbish pick to do your own beach clean?

Miss Rolfe :)




Monday 8th June 2020

Morning year 5! How was all of your weekends? Happy World Ocean day! In honour of today I have introduced your new Geography topic: OCEANS! This week you'll be learning about the different layers of the oceans and and a little about the oceans themselves (which I'm sure most of you know already). I've posted a question for you to share some facts about the oceans that you already know! If you're struggling, have a quick Google!

Other work that has been set is RE where you will be learning about Judaism and Maths where you'll be mastering translations on the first quadrant. Make sure to also complete your work in English on the use of brackets for parenthesis. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! The work produced so far is great, lets see if more of you can do your best to ignore distractions and submit ALL the work!

This weekend there have been continued protests around the world in support of BLM. Find more information about this and the work that BLM activists are doing to combat institutional racism in the police and society on the Newsround link below! I hope you all have a lovely week!

Miss Rolfe :)


Friday 5th June 2020

Morning Year 5! What fun things have you been up to this week? Please share below.
Yesterday was a crazy day! All the staff were in school making the classrooms ready for social distancing! It was so wonderful to get back in and have a look through some of your books (I'm missing you guys!) and remember the good times in the classroom. Do you have any happy memories? I've posted a question for you to answer! I don't know if you've had a chance to see all the activities that I have posted on the stream but please feel free to browse them this weekend, as I keep reading that the weather isn't going to be too amazing this weekend, so there is ample opportunity to get creative!
This weekend, I'm going to continue doing my Art plans. I've come up with some ideas for activities like a colour mixing (the link I've attached) can you think of any other fun activities I could write into my art plans? Or any artists that you like to learn about or know about already? (I'm specifically looking for some female artists, as there are LOADS of famous male artists. And I'm sure you'd agree with me that female artists need to be celebrated too!) Looking forward to looking over the work that you have submitted today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Miss Rolfe :)


Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Morning Year 5! How are you doing this morning? Breakfast yummy?
I'm really excited for this post, I just came across something really arty and engaging. Lots of businesses are launching photography competitions for (amateur) photographers. This means you can use your phones/ iPads/ cameras to take pictures of nature or anything you want! I've posted a link to a few different competitions but they're very easily 'Googlable'. There is also a small guide on the best ways to take photos of nature and around the house (maybe a portrait of your sibling?). If you fancy downloading an editing app, I use one called SnapSeed (by Google), which allows you to change the brightness, saturation and contrast of pictures super quickly and easily. And would have been something we would have used in school, if we were there. Really hope you enjoy this and even if you don't submit anything for a competition, you can just have fun with photography!
Also I found a few links for Space talk with real astronauts! Might help with some of your non-chronological reports (quotes?). Ask NASA is brilliant and so are the Chris Hadfield videos. He has loads of different videos answering questions that children have asked. Maybe you could submit a question?
Enjoy, Miss Rolfe


Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Year 5!

You've probably heard the news about what is going on in America. The Black Lives Matter movement is a peaceful attempt at gaining equality for black people across the world, not just America. It is important to stay informed about current events (news from around the world), so I have attached a Black Lives Matter facts for kids below, which gives a very brief guide as to what the movement is about and a link to what it is like to grow up in America (Newsround). It's a lot like the work that we did on Chris Ofili, and Doreen Lawrence (Stephen Lawrence's mum) during Black History Month and looking into institutional racism.

Today I ask you all to pray for the turbulent situation in the USA and the wider world. More than ever, we must unite in prayer and adopt kindness, peace and love as our core principles and to love one another equally and not based on the colour of someone's skin. I hope this helps to clarify all the news that is going around.

Miss Rolfe :)




Monday 1st June 2020

Morning Year 5! Hope you all had a lovely half term! What did you get up to?

Your work for this week has been uploaded and is ready to complete! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your leaflets, they're going to look brilliant on display in school! Not long until we are going to be reunited.

Miss Rolfe :) 

Tuesday 26/5/2020

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying your Half term break. 

I have a fun activity for you all to enjoy.

How well do you know the adults at St Paul's?

All you have to do is write the names of each of the adults under their photo. Sounds easy. 

Things are not always as easy  as they first seem. 

I will give bonus points if you can  include first name and surname.

Good Luck  

See the attached sheet


Mr O

Friday 22nd May 2020

Morning Year 5! Are we all looking forward to half term? What are your plans?

I'm sure you'll be devastated to know that there will be no work set for next week, as it is the half-term holidays. Make sure to keep reading and doing some activities to keep your brains active. I know I'll be scrapbooking, painting and riding my bike! If you need inspiration, scroll down and have a look at all the activities that I have shared over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully it will provide some inspiration.

In the meantime, have a restful break and enjoy the weather! Keep safe and make sure to look after your families.

Missing you all! Hopefully it won't be long till we are all reunited.

Miss Rolfe :)


Thursday 21st May 2020

Morning year 5! Doing anything special today?

I managed to use all your wonderful Art feedback to plan some lessons yesterday! They look like they might be quite successful. I hope that we will get to test them out when we're at school. I appreciate your feedback so much, so thank you!

This week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK. At the moment, it is especially important that we look after each other, and strive to have better mental health. One of of creating that feel good feeling is to watch something you enjoy. See below an article for you to read! It has attached lots and lots of feel good movies for your age, including one of my favourite movies, can you guess what it is? Clue: I had it on video when I was living in South Africa! That's how old it is!

What you can do is later, in the evening, when you're worn out by the ever glowing and warm sun, you can pick a film and watch it with your family. Then below you can write your very own review of the movie and analyse if it really was a feel good movie that you would watch again and let your friends know by posting your reviews! Hope you enjoy this activity. I would love to hear which movies you pick.


Enjoy your days, and make sure to be safe in the sun!

Miss Rolfe :)

Wednesday 20/5/2020

In this weeks Gospel, Jesus talks to his Father. Explaining that he has completed his task on earth. Jesus tells his Father that he has shared his message with us and we understand. The gospel reflects many of the things we say at mass in our profession of our faith through the Nicene Creed.

Take some time  this week to reflect on the Nicene Creed and our beliefs.

Please follow the link for a copy of the Wednesday word. It has lots of fun activities for your children to do.

Please note the link has the Wednesday word for the next three weeks. I will re-post it next Wednesday just to remind you

Stay safe and God Bless 

 Mr O    




The Feast of The Ascension

Tomorrow Thursday 21st of May we celebrate the Feast of The Ascension. This is when Jesus ascended into heaven body and soul to be with his father. Please take the time to read Matthew 28:16-20 from your copies of  St Matthews Gospel. I have also include a link below to the Parish newsletter which has details of a live mass at the Cathedral on Ascension Day.

Parish News letter


Daily Rosary

Please come and join us in saying the Rosary.It could not be any more simple to join. Just follow the link below.

We already have many children from St Paul's school taking part. 

See you at 7:00pm

Mr O


Wednesday 20th May 2020

Morning everyone! What have you all had for breakfast today? I'm currently munching on some delicious, crunchy grapes.

I've been replying to your wonderful work and some of you will have comments and questions to respond to. Make sure you buzz me a message back answering the questions, if you haven't already, of course!

I've just come across a little tutorial for you all to do today on making an adventure game on Scratch. It takes you through the codes and the algorithms needed to make your very own adventure game. The tutorial is at 2pm and I've posted the link below! I hope you enjoy it!
Don't worry if you miss it though, there are also over 200 ways to engage with computer coding by following the link to 'Let me entertain you!'. I had a quick watch and it looks super fun.


Have a great day, Miss Rolfe :)


Tuesday 19th May 2020

Morning Year 5! I'm so excited to go out on a bike ride later on today. Thanks to Natan, I learnt a little bit about bike's and bike safety yesterday! What an excellent piece of writing, so far! Have a look at this work attached.

Another piece of exciting news I got this morning was that there is going to be a lunar AND solar eclipse next month. I have attached the link below to get all the specific times and dates. Today, I will pose the question: Why does a solar eclipse happen? Have a little look online and research your answers to be fully informed before you write your answer. It would be great to use scientific evidence (I may award home points for this)!




Enjoy! Miss Rolfe :) 

Monday 18th May 2020

Morning Year 5! Hope you had a wonderful weekend? Judging by some of the comments, you all read the newsletter?

It is true! Mr Rose and I are engaged. Thank you so much for all your well wishes and comments. It's really appreciated. It made me tear up!

Back to business! New work has been released today! Some bits about the Vikings and their way of life and the usual Maths, English and RE. I can't wait to see the wonderful work your produce.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help to access the work!

Miss Rolfe :)


Friday 15th May 2020

Morning! IT'S FRIDAAAAAAAAAAY! The weather is looking perfect and I'm so excited because I have a new bike arriving today. I was inspired by all your activity to get back on my bike and I'm so elated. Anyone got any safety tips?

I've attached a link to a newspaper I have been following over the coronavirus pandemic. The recent news has been so negative and, frankly, a bit confusing. This newspaper has helped me to realise that despite the mayhem, there are some wonderful things happening in the world and our sense of community is continuing to thrive! One of the first pieces of work you did on GC is your happy news article. Just like the little boy in the picture, it might be nice if you made your own happy newspapers! When we come back to school we can display them proudly, showing how positive and resilient we are in times of doubt. https://thehappynewspaper.com/

Have the best weekends, Year 5! Remember to do some of your work outside in the sunshine, if you can!

Miss Rolfe :)


Thursday 14th May 2020

Morning everyone! I know it's cold but look at the amazing sunshine! Definitely the perfect weather for a run or bike ride.

Today we are going to be learning about first aid. Mr O has sent the teachers an amazing link for you all to do with the British Red Cross! It's something that I feel is so, so important and I have a few first aid qualifications myself, as I know how important it is to make sure that you can keep yourself and others safe, if something were to happen to their health.

I was particularly inspired by my mum, who was a nurse and first aid trained, when I was 9. We were on the tube going to Oxford street when a man collapsed on the train. She managed to 'stabilise' him and put him into the recovery position, alerted tube staff, until the ambulance could get down to the station to take him to hospital. That wasn't even the most magical part. She knew exactly what to say to the paramedics and shared all the information she knew and remained calm the entire time! It was the most inspiring moment of my life.

You too could be like my mum, and some of your own mum's and dad's, if you do some of these activities in your free time. https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/primary/

I have attached a PPT and a link to the website below. I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday 13/5/2020

In this weeks Gospel, Jesus tells the disciples that he will not leave them alone. He will ask God, to send the Holy Spirit to be with them. The Gospel tells us that Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to support us.

Take some time  this week to see the Holy Spirit both in yourself  and in others.

Please follow the link for a copy of the Wednesday word. It has lots of fun activities for you to do.

Stay safe and God Bless 


Mr O



Wednesday 13th May 2020

Morning Year 5! How was your sporty activity yesterday?

As you all have a lot more free time than you normally do, and when you're doing work you're using the internet. I thought it would be a good refresher to remind yourselves of some online safety. I have attached the link below.


Have a lovely Wednesday!

Miss Rolfe :)

      Tuesday 12th May 2020

What's up coconuts? We feeling fruity today?

Below I've attached a video for a Sports Day themed work out! Enjoy! It's 28 mins long so will sort out your 30 mins exercise for the day. I've also posted a question asking how you can stay active! Make sure to share your ideas with your peers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=947&v=qur-vZ3q6Zc&feature=emb_logo

Just thought I would share on here too, as there seems to be some confusion, that the Art take two ppt is a smaller file for you to open to complete your art work assignment. The other one is too large to open! They're both exactly the same except one is a smaller file. Hope this helps. I can't wait to see your completed work!

Miss Rolfe :)

Sunday 10/5/2020

Please see attached a copy of the parish newsletter that I received from Fr Perry, to share with you.

Fr Perry also told me of how proud he was of the students at St Paul's who have been not only taking part in the Parish Rosary but also confidently leading the Rosary.You are great ambassadors for the school.

I would encourage all families to join in the Rosary. It is simple to register on the parish website see the link below.




Take care and stay safe.

Mr O

Wednesday 6/5/2020

Please follow the links for a copy of the Wednesday word. It has lots of fun activities for your children to do.

Stay safe and God Bless 

M r O




Morning year 5! How're we all today?

This weeks Star of the Week is...
KUBA B! Well done Kuba B!

The reason you are my star this week is because you are engaging with every activity and being so active on AR and AM. You're responding to my comments in private messages and are creating work to the highest quality. Just as a high a quality as you have done in school. I am so impressed with you! Keep up the good work.

Did everyone enjoy the Art activity yesterday? I know a few of you have requested some Art lessons for next week, and like the amazing teacher I am, I have planned one for you to do. All you will need is your imagination, a sketchbook and some pencils (you can start gathering those essentials!).

I'll be continuing my calls today, so if you haven't had a call yet, standby the phones from 12! I'm looking forward to hearing all your lovely voices. At the end of the call I will ask if you have any questions for me. You can prepare some in advance if you have any!

Later on today I will be putting up an activity for VE (Victory in Europe) day. I look forward to seeing your work on that!

Have a wonderful Thursday and remember to keep active over the bank holiday weekend!

Miss Rolfe

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Morning year 5!

Today I'm going to be continuing to give phone calls to home! I look forward to chatting with you!

Today I've been browsing the National Gallery! Not really... Pretty stubborn about making sure I socially distance and don't make any unnecessary journeys. However, like Ayana (thanks for the request), I am missing my artistic antics. So while I plan a lesson on Art for next week, you can still be creative by going for a little virtual tour yourselves. Attached is a link for the virtual tour that I used, but there is more than one tour, you can browse the different options. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/google-virtual-tour
What I would like you to do is pick a piece of work that makes you feel happy.
Once you have completed that, like every good artist, you need to do your research and gather information about the artist to build and create your own art work.
Consider these questions when completing your research:
- How does the picture portray happiness?
- How has the artist used colours? What do you think they were trying to achieve?
- What was the purpose behind this piece?
- Who is the artist and what was their life like?

These are great analysis questions that will help you think critically about the work. Remember it's not always about 'liking' a piece of work, its about the feeling it gives you.

Hope you enjoy the activity. I have definitely already started a new mood board of Art that I would like to do after this tour!

Miss Rolfe :) 


Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning year 5! Hope you had a great sleep! Today is an exciting day, I will be calling some of you today (and all of you by the end of the week) to check your progress and generally see how you are. In addition, I sent back some comments for your work last week and yesterday work today, make sure to read it and respond if necessary! I've sent a few of you some questions to answer. Once I have made a comment, there is no need to send you work back to me, just make sure the corrections have been made.

As always keep checking on Accelerated Maths for more tests and objectives and try to read for at least 30 minutes a day.

What books have you been reading? Would you recommend them to your peers?

Have a happy Tuesday!

Miss Rolfe :)


Monday 4th May 2020

Happy Monday Year 5! How're we all doing today?

Really impressed with all the hard work you did last week. As you can see, this morning, 4 lessons were uploaded for you to complete by Friday at 6pm. Remember to space out your work and keep going on Accelerated Reader and Maths! I don't mind how you manage your time but maybe you could post have you spread your work across the week. For example, one lesson per day and then a choice of activities on one day. 

Let me know your ideas and what you have been doing! 

Have a wonderful day and keep safe!


Friday 1st May 2020

Morning year 5! It's that time of the week again! Star of the Week time!
This week the star of the week is... drum roll please...

Zuzia! You have impressed me so much this week Zuzia!

Zuzia has been asking sensible and well thought out questions and creating work to a high quality with the resources she has. She has also done a great job at keeping up with Accelerated Maths and Reader. I am really impressed with your drive and time management! Well done!

It's been another week on Google Classroom and I couldn't be more proud of all of you for the adaptation and perseverance. I know it hasn't been easy and we have had some technical difficulties but you have no idea how much it'll help to keep those brains active and engaged for when we come back to school. You're all super stars!

For this weekend, there are a few different things you can do to keep active and activate your brains. Below is a link to a ping pong ball obstacle course. Now, obviously, don't make too much mess and cause too much havoc in your parents homes but I thought this might be a great activity to try over the weekend. There's a lot of maths involved, like angles and measure and skills like working scientifically (lots of experimentation involved, forces etc) but also it is another opportunity to be creative! As you're completing your obstacle course you can take note of all the skills you use and could even write instructions to make your perfect ping pong obstacle course. Have fun with it and make sure to post a video or photo if you manage to do it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=qWdq5RYTfHY&feature=emb_title

Don't forget to write your letters! We're all so excited to read those at school.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe! I'll be back on Monday!

Miss Rolfe :)


Thursday 30th April 2020

Morning all! Hope you are all well and keeping well. Well done for the work produced so far! I can see a lot of effort being made. Make sure to keep on using Accelerated Maths and Reader as it is a combination of all these things that will ensure you a 'Star of the Week' award tomorrow! PLEASE NOTE: You MUST click "HAND IN" on pieces to make sure I can see your work!

How are we getting along with our letters to the school? Are there any lines you would like to share with your classmates that might give them any inspiration?

For today's activity I have found some great things to do on the Natural History Museums website. There are lots of them so feel free to browse and see what you can find, or maybe something that peeks your interest. Like me, I went a bit crazy with the dinosaur bits. Attached is a link on how to make an origami T-Rex. The museum has used paper that already has a pattern on it, but you can use a plain piece of paper and colour it in when you're finished!
As our topic is Earth and Space in Science, I have attached another link that you might like to read with information about the planets. Have a browse and send me a message with any facts you learn!
And lastly, as you know, I love to draw and in particular, I love to draw dinosaurs! So I thought you might like to have a go at drawing one yourself! See the link below for a guide to drawing a T-Rex.

Have a wonderful creative day, year 5!





Wednesday 29/4/2020

Please follow the link for a copy of the Wednsday word. It has lots of fun activities for your children to do.

Stay safe and God Bless 

Mr O


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hello year 5! I feel like today is going to be a good day! What are you all up to today? I'm looking forward to a walk today and reading some of your lovely work. From what I can see so far there has been so much effort and thought put into your new topics and Maths and English learning. I'm beaming with pride!

Shout out to Martin, who has completed the rainbow wind chime activity. It looks fantastic and I would recommend you all have a look at what he did.

Today's activity is an online resource from Natwest that teaches you about money and how to handle your money. I'm sure you've seen the advert with the girl, who gets the pound coin from the trolley and acts like she has won the lottery. Only to get into the car and her dad to ask for the pound coin back. There are a few games (which I have played and they're super fun) and information to become completely money proficient (good with money). (https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-8-12/)

Have the best Wednesday my crazy lot. Missing you all!


How well do you know your teachers?

Click the link below and play "Guess the teacher?"


Get creative!!!!!!!  

Raising money for the NHS

John Lewis have put a call out to design a Super bear so that they can choose a design to go into production for Christmas and all the funds will go towards the NHS.

Please click on the link for further information


The closing date is 8th May. Don't forget to send us in your designs as well.



Tuesday 28th April 2020


Morning year 5! Hope you're all nice and cosy in your homes. The weather has changed so dramatically! To cheer you up I've attached some new model shots of Pepe Eduardo! He's super happy in lockdown and getting lots of attention.

As a task for this week, Mrs Fleming has given us the task of writing and sending a letter to school for us to display (when we get back of course)!
1. Write a letter detailing what you have been doing in lockdown, for example any activities you might have been doing, the tasks you have been doing, the time you have been spending with your family, outdoor/ indoor activities and how you have been feeling. The letter doesn't need to be formal because it's to your friends! Use the template below to guide you how to write it.
2. Write on an envelope St Paul's address:

St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Bradley Road
Wood Green
N22 7SZ

and stick a first or second class stamp on it.
3. Take it to your local post box to be posted!
All of the teachers are going to be thrilled to see your letters and read a bit more about what you have been up to.

Hope you have fun doing your letters. I know I will have fun doing mine today!

Miss Rolfe :)


Monday 27th April 2020

Morning year 5! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, relaxing in the sun. I see most of you have submitted your work over the weekend. Fantastic! Well done! I look forward to going over them today.

As of 9am today, new assignments were released for English, Maths, History and RE. The History is based on our new topic, the Vikings and RE topic is Life in the Risen Jesus. I hope you enjoy learning about them! I was particularly excited about the Vikings! I remember learning about them when I was at school and having so much fun. I hope I can make it as fun for you as my teachers did when I was at school. Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to learn about within our topics. For example, if you would like to learn about Viking weaponry or how they lived. 


Have a happy Monday! Please make sure to enjoy the clear skies while they last.

Miss Rolfe :)

Friday 24/4/2020


Hi everyone if you are struggling to find new books for your child to read please log in to one of the sites below to access free E-books.

Take Care 

Mr O


Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday, year 5! I hope you're feel healthy and well. I just finished doing some morning yoga! How have you been active today? Here's a link to follow, to keep active: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg

Today is the day that Star of the Week is announced, and it's a special week because I have decided to have two! Drum roll please... The Star of the Week for this week is... Kuba G and Natan! Well done to you both. Both of you have been on it this week with your Maths learning and I am beyond impressed. You've been sure to make progress and although it's been tricky to access some of the resources, you've found your way and never given up. Keep up the good work you two!

Well done to those of you who have submitted your work already! You're all doing so well and remember there is always next week to become Star of the Week.

Today and over the weekend, I'm going to be making my own wind chimes and I thought you might like to try to do it too. It's really simple and a lovely way to make your own music. Attached are the instructions to make it. I hope you manage to find the time and make it! I would love to see pictures of the final results.


 Thursday 23rd April 2020

As I was typing the date I just realised how fast April is going! WOW, we're almost in May and constantly closer to being back at school. I hope you are all well at home and working well with your families. This time is precious and time really is flying! 

I just checked the temperature and it's going to be 22 degrees today. So make sure you lather yourselves in sun cream, wear a hat and go to the park for a walk or into your gardens (if you have one). It'll be a great way to celebrate St George's day!

So... Happy St George's Day!

Today I would like you to think about the question 'Why do we celebrate St George's day?' Have a think and maybe research your answers to learn a little bit more about St George and why he is the patron saint of England. Attached is a link about his life and what he did to become a saint. Reflect on what we can learn from St George especially in these strange times. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLjyPqYfZxQ). 

Missing you all! Miss Rolfe :) 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Morning everyone! 

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate please make a poster to celebrate the significance of Earth day and what we could do to make a better world. Attached is a little idea to help you. 

Missing you all! Miss Rolfe :) 

Wednesday 22/4/2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well.

I have re-attached the Wednesday Word for you to have a look at the activities for this week.


I have also attached some RE learning activities.


Key stage 2 

activity 1

activity 2

activity 3

I have also included a great list of websites you can use

Website list.

Remeber Easter is not one day but a seaon in the church calander.

RE Easter activities

We are all on  journey. At the momemnt  journey that is very unfamiliar. 

What happened to the diciples on their journey to Emmaus?

What do you think the artist is trying to show in this picture?

Take care.

God is always with us.  Sometimes it is difficuult for us see it.

God Bless



Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back Year 5! 


HAPPY EASTER, I hope your Easter break was filled with joy, celebration and precious family time. I know that it certainly was for me! Please remember to keep the celebrations going by showing off what you did over the holidays by sending in pictures to admin@st-pauls.haringey.sch.uk. I’d love to see what you got up to!

Well done to those of you who have also been taking the time to access Accelerated Reader and Maths over the break. Keeping those brains going is going to help so much when we come back to school.

Keeping active has helped me a lot this holiday. Did you all manage to join in with Joe Wicks for a morning work-out this morning?

As of Wednesday 23rd of April, you will have activities to complete on Google Classroom. Your email and log in details are being sent out today.

Each week on Monday at 9am, four lessons will be released to be completed by the following Friday. The lessons are:

  • An English lesson

  • A Maths lesson

  • A Foundation lesson

  • RE lesson

We hope that this will help you to access the curriculum during these strange times. They will include voice notes from me to help explain the learning. Excited to see what you learn over the next couple of weeks! In the meantime keep checking here for updates and links that you can do to be creative and active in the coming weeks!

Miss you all, Miss Rolfe :)


Happy Easter

Sunday 12/4/2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful Easter morning.

Please see the Easter message from Fr Perry. Visit the Parish website for more information.



Below is the link for Easter Mass at St Paul's


May God bless and look after all of you and your families this Easter.

Take care and stay safe

Mr O

Friday 10/4/2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all safe and well. As today is Good Friday, I would encourage all families  to join with Catholics around the world to say the Rosary for all those affected by the Coronavirus. 

Please see the links below to support you and your family.



Stay safe and God bless.

Mr O

Monday 6/4/2020


Holy Week and Our Easter Duties.

Below is a link to a  message from Cardinal Nichols, which clearly outlines the Church's expectations, of our Easter Duties during these challenging times.


God Bless

Into Film,  have produced some film guides and fun resources for children for you to use at home.

They also have some competitions that children can enter.


Please see the link  below;



Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

I have posted some question for about Easter for you to discuss as a family. 

I am holding the large Palm Branch Fr. Perry gave to the school on Ash Wednesday at the beginning of Lent. Please send in pictures of the Palms you made at home to: admin@st-pauls.haringey.sch.uk.   Remember to type into the subject bar HLPY and your class number.

The Servant King

Questions to think about:

Why do we call Jesus the Servant King?

How did he arrive into Jerusalem?

How was his arrival different to a King?

What did the crowds shout?

What did they do?


The Passover

Exodus 12:14 , Matt:26:17,  Luke 22:7

Jesus arrived in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover.

What was Jesus remembering when celebrating passover?

How did Jesus and the apostles celebrate passover?

How do we as Catholics ,remember these events of the in our lives ?

How do Jewish people celebrate the Passover today?

What did Jesus do to show he was the servant King?

The Greatest Commandment


What does Jesus say is the greatest Commandment?



To watch Palm Sunday Mass follow the link below


To watch a message from Pope Francis


Take the  Palm Sunday challenge!

Hi Year Five.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.

I would like you all to make a palm and put it in your window so people passing by will know it is Palm Sunday. I have attached a link below showing how to make a palm, it looks a bit tricky but if any class can do it; It will be Year 5.


Write a news report of what it would have been like to be in the crowds when Jesus arrived in to Jerusalem.

Make sure to include quotes from people who were there. 

Have a catchy headline.

Pictures with captions.

Use the link below to read 4 different versions of the events of Palm Sunday.

Or use a Bible to find the scripture passages yourself.


Mr O 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hi All! 

Today's the day! Star of the week! Drum roll please..


Congratulations to Jamaiya! Jamaiya, this week you have proven your Maths dedication and skill by accessing Accelerated Maths daily and striving to preform highly. I'm also so impressed with your latest result of 100% on Accelerated reader! I'm really proud of what you have achieved so far. Keep it up! 

I am also really proud of all of those who have been regularly using Accelerated Reader and Maths. These children are: Mario, Luca, Kuba B, Ayana, Kuba G, Martin, Natan, Zuzia, Daniella, Victor, Ola and Olaf! You're making all of us at school proud. 

Today is the beginning of the Easter Holidays. Please still read everyday for at least 20 minutes. It doesn't have to be a book from school but it can be a book from home, a magazine, a newspaper or anything else you may find interesting. Remember to look on the David Walliams website as he is releasing free audio stories every day at 11 am, so have a listen on https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/. Even I will be making sure to do my 20 minutes, as my friends and I are starting a book club. Maybe that might be a nice activity to do with your friends! 

White Rose Maths have also made their online resources available to children for the duration of Home Learning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ Follow this link to find resources you can use to develop your maths skills. There are YouTube videos and activities on there as well. All of which take around half an hour. Make it extra fun by getting your green pens out and marking it as the answers are on the website. The website is updated weekly with new activities so make sure you utilise the resources.

Please be sure to show me what you have been up to by sending in any work or activities you have completed with your learning time! Here is where to email it to: admin@st-pauls.haringey.sch.uk. I can't wait to see it! 

Lastly, have a lovely holiday. I will be back in touch on Monday 20th April. 

Make sure to keep active, safe and remember to say your prayers: 

Father God, I come to say thank you for your love today,

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me. 

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. 


Love from, 

Miss Rolfe :)


Pepe Eduardo says hi! 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hi Year 5! 

Hope you had fun doing your activity yesterday. It's almost Friday which means we are very close to announcing who star of the week is!

Attached is a link from the red cross: https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/kindness-calendar##

In these uncertain times, random acts of kindness help us be closer to God and generally make others happy. I would like you to download the calendar (or use it as a template to draw your own onto a piece of paper). This is should be alongside a diary where you can detail what you have done. 

Remember random acts of kindness could be anything! From helping your siblings with their home schooling activities, to helping your mums/ dads or carers to complete jobs at home.

I would love to hear back what you do, please make sure to email it to admin@st-pauls.haringey.sch.uk and it will be put onto the 'share what you have been doing' page under 'classes' on the school website. 

I can't wait to see what you have been up to!

Miss Rolfe :) 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Happy April Fools Year 5 and parents!

Here is a link to MC Grammar's website: https://www.theteachertrain.com/mc-grammar

 Scroll down to the rap about prepositions. There is both the video to watch and the lyrics which you can download. 

1. Try and remember what a preposition is and when you would use it. 

2. Write five sentences using prepositions. Try to use a variety and see if you can challenge yourself by writing different types of sentences (simple, compound and complex sentences). 

3. Copy this passage onto a platform you can edit and underline all the prepositions. There are twenty-two to find!

It was on the trip down the mountain that the real excitement began. We were winding down the narrow road at a leisurely pace when, all of a sudden, a car traveling in the opposite direction moved out of its lane and into ours. Our driver swerved suddenly and managed to avoid the oncoming car, but the van did not stay on the road. It swerved off the road and, due to the heavy load it was carrying, tipped over. Luckily for those of us in the van, it did not tumble down the mountainside but instead stopped on a ledge overhanging a deep precipice. We tried to push the van upright; however, it was not a great surprise that, despite our best efforts, we were unable to move the van even an inch. We had to wait for hours for help to arrive, but this time was spent quite usefully in admiring the view, in noticing just how steep the mountainside was, and in feeling thankful that we were where we were. 

Hope you have fun learning about prepositions! MC Grammar is a great way to learn about different complex grammar skills. Have a browse of some other videos! 

Update: On Friday, I will be announcing who is our Star of the Week! There will also be a special award, in place of the attendance award, for the class that has used Accelerated Maths and Reader the most! We can win this Year 5! 

Miss you all, Miss Rolfe :) 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hi everyone! 

I hope you had a fun day today! Just checked over your Accelerated Maths! You're doing an incredible job. Make sure to keep it up!

Below is a link for a cake in a mug recipe. It is working on both your maths and science skills. The recipe guides you through the different scientific aspects of the recipe and different ways you can change variables to end up with an even tastier cake! 


Have fun! Miss you all!

Miss Rolfe :) 

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi all! Hope you had a lovely weekend, found some time to go for a walk and did lots of different activities! 

Found an art activities that you can try if you're running out of ideas! It's very easy and involves only a few craft products: http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/10/monster-rocks-featured-in-kids-crafts-1-2-3/

It's also something that I'm going to be doing with my family later this afternoon! 

Remember it is a priority to keep on top of your learning so when you come back you can remember all we have learnt this year, so far. It might even be fun to create little quizzes for your mums and dads, and if they don't know the answers, then you can teach them! Take the time today to go over your times tables and spell the words from your spelling list. 

I hope you have a blissful Monday! 

Miss Rolfe :) 


Hi everyone, hope the online activities are going well! 

Here's a few more helpful links that you might find interesting. Not to mention you'll be getting expert advice from the best of the best!

Carol Vorderman and her business the Math's Factor is currently free for all children. https://www.themathsfactor.com/. I would recommend doing this as well as the Accelerated Maths that you are already doing!

David Walliams is releasing a free audio book per day for the next 30 days! This would be great for some free or before you go to bed. 

Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams are recruiting many of our favourite actors and actresses to read stories on Instagram. Follow @savewithstories to watch. 

Dan Snow or 'The History Guy' is offering free access to his history documentary channel, 'History Hit' for 30 days. Follow the link: https://www.historyhit.com/

Steve Backshall is running a 'Wildlife Chat' live Facebook, Instagram and YouTube chat on Wednesday nights.

Myleene Klass is a classical musician who is offering free music lessons as part of her 'Klass Timetable' initiative. Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

Jamie Oliver is hosting a nightly cooking show on Channel 4 to help families plan their meals. 

Theo Michaels (MasterChef) is streaming live cooking classes on his Instagram and YouTube channel. Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/cookwiththeo

Dame Darcey Bussell is hosting a 10 minute 'Shake Up' on Facebook Live every day. 

Brian Cox, the professor of particle physics will be releasing some more initiatives for Primary School children. Watch this space and I'll share the information as it comes.  

Hope this helps! There's so much you can do. Remember to keep doing your writing and Maths tasks and remember to stay active in this beautiful sunny weather! 

Update on Pepe Eduardo

Pepe is currently having a great time, feasting on all sorts of vegetable goodies with my mum (Michele) and sister (Cathryn), who have been sending updates regularly, I'll upload photos soon!

Miss Rolfe :) 

Friday 27th March

Hi Everyone 

Please find below a link to the St Vincent de Paul society with lots of fun activities to do . Please click here.

Take care and stay safe.  MrO

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning Year 5! I hope you're all healthy and well. Well done to those of you who have been completing the Accelerated Maths tasks, you're all doing so well! 

Remember to keep reading daily and completing your writing tasks. They will really help when you come back to school. It might even help to keep a diary of all the different things you do with your families! 

Keep active with Joe Wicks at 9am on his YouTube channel. Follow this link to access: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Take this opportunity to keep a diary and write about your daily activities and feelings.

Send us photos of all the fun and interesting projects and activities that you are completing at home and the best images will be published on the school website.

Photos to be sent to admin@st-pauls.haringey.sch.uk 

Speak to you soon! 

Miss Rolfe




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