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We Are 5M!: 5M, we are meteoric!


Published Monday, June 23, 2014.
Last updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No H/L this week.

Please return Library books and Reader's cup books.

Year 6 leavers assembly is on Wednesday

End of year CAMPUS assembly 8.20am FRIDAY

Gloves and socks for Mega day. It will be cold in the cinema too so come wrapped up!


Each scoring combination has a different point value. Try to get as high as score as possible by the end of the game. Whether you play the regular game on paper or you play Yahtzee online, the scoring combinations for Yahtzee always include:

FIVE-OF-A-KIND. If all five dice show the same value, you get 50 points. This is known as a "Yahtzee".

CHANCE. You can use this score combination when you end up with random numbers that don't match any of the other score combinations.

LARGE STRAIGHT. This is five dice in a sequence. Example: 2,3,4,5,6.

SMALL STRAIGHT. This is four dice in a sequence. Example: 1,2,3,4,6.

FULL HOUSE. This is three-of-a-kind plus two-of-a-kind. Example: 4,4,4,2,2.

4 OF A KIND. This is four of the same number. Example: 3,3,3,3,1.

3 OF A KIND. This is three of the same number.

Other than Chance, this is the easiest scoring combination to get.


We are finishing our William Morris prints

we played, refined and reflected on the practice

We made a stencil of 4 or 5

and a motif

We used the craft knives carefully

We used gloves

We used goggles

We will print them tomorrow

such fun!

Great for making wrapping paper





THANK YOU for being a wonderful class,

THANK YOU for my wonderful gift and card. I am very touched!



Signing of uniforms for students leaving Bangkok Patana School

Students are welcome to bring in a spare uniform for their friends to sign if they wish to on their last day in the

Primary School.  This must be a separate, spare uniform and not the one that they are wearing. We have Patana elephants for sale in the shop that can also be used for this purpose.

isometric drawings 7

isometric shapes


While isometric means to have equality of measure, an isometric drawing challenges the visual in terms of space, volume, and surface area by eliminating the distortion of typical perspective drawing.

Isometric drawing paper (as seen below) doesn’t contain horizontal lines. It has a grid of triangles running vertically and diagonally. In normal perspective drawings, all lines converge towards the vanishing point; however, in isometric drawings that is not the case.

They are supposed to show as much detail as possible because the lines do not converge. Isometry is employed to visually depict objects of three-dimensions in two-dimensions.

Artists such as MC Escher explore principals of isometry and isometric drawing.

alphabet paper box 3D recycled paper craft isolated on white background - stock photo




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Lady Mantle's Victorian Museum, circuits and the Reader's Cup final

Published Monday, June 16, 2014.
Last updated: Friday, June 20, 2014

H/L MONDAY Can you improve your dashboard?

TUESDAY Mantle Museum POSTER advertising the opening (Friday 1.10-2.10)

WEDNESDAY Mantle Museum POSTER advertising the opening BE PERSUASIVE! (A4 paint/computer/collage)


Year 4 TRADE EXPO Tuesday; Bring some cash!

Mega day; Don't forget your gloves!

Year 5 Famous Mantle museum -Friday

Reader's Cup Final Wednesday in the Theatre



Medicine sites:


We explored buzzers, motors and bulbs


Could you make a bulb work just with one wire and and one cell?

We tried different ways

We investigated switches

What happens with one cell, 2, 3 and 4 cells?

We inquired about symptoms, causes and treatments of VICTORIAN diseases





Can you see the filament?

Inquiry and the super 6

Planning the quiz board

How can you turn this series circuit into a quiz board?

We can add some colour!























Great compositions from Year 5

Congratulations to cup and choir winners



We supported


Were committed and determined

We took risks and persevered


We all participated



Comment By Daniel  

Medicine sites are so interesting

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014
Comment By Emily  

it is so amazing what some of the coures where for the victorian times

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Comment By Aarav 

the videos are so interesting and the pictures are funny.

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Comment By Daniel 

The year 4 TRADE FAIR looks so fun and busy

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Comment By Mrs Measures 


Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Comment By Aiden 5M 

The reader's cup final were close. WOW two teams won the trophy AND the readers cup!!!

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

D-day, Victorian medicine and presentations.

Published Monday, June 09, 2014.
Last updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014


Monday- Maths (graphs and

Tuesday- Literacy. D-day booklet, Which IB attitudes and attributes does veteran Arthur Smith display? Or, Summarise the D-day landings into your own words. (Non Chron)

Wednesday- Reading diaries and Reader's cup

MEGA MONEY to me please :) And shoe size! You will need gloves!


D-Day 70 Logo The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings is 6 June 2014. Those landings were pivotal in drawing the Second World War to a close as well as being one of the most ambitious attacks in military history.

The D-Day invasion is an ideal opportunity to look at the complexity of the Second World War through a single event. Men and women from many nations took part in the preparations for the attack, in the landings and in supporting the attack in the days and weeks that followed. New technology was developed to allow the landings to take place, whilst the propaganda and civilian resistance took on increased levels of importance. 


Present Effectively - The idea of making a presentation in public is the number one fear reported by people in the US. Presentation skills are also one of the skills employers are looking for. There is no way around it; the only way to conquer this fear is through practice. We need to give our students the advantage by planning regular in-class presentations and having opportunities to speak in larger audiences such as MUN and assemblies.

Great timing Mr Mills!


So we are practising!

How has Rugby changed?

How the Steam engine changed the British Empire

WOW! The Gold Rush in Australia

We are growing in confidence, clarity and some of us are even bringing in props!

We are concentrating on the content too. How has the invention changed history? I think...... 



We are reflecting and giving thoughtful opinions in our presentations too.



We made two nature stencils

We made a repeating pattern

We reflected


We did a 4 or 5!

 Our motifs popped out

We used contrasting (opposite) colours

to make an image stand out

We used close to or next to colours for harmony

We will consider coulours more carefully with the dye and stencils

We adore being creative!





We made an imovie of our Dr Barnardo learning

We inquired and researched

We asked him lots of questions

We found out who Carrots was

We collaborated and shared skills

We put in sound and text

We thought about his answers from his point of view.

We will share them at the museum

 Dear Mrs Measures,

I am pleased to inform you that one of your students, Maitri Jain has won the Maths-Whizz competition to design a pet or toy.  Maitri's designs of a dancing parrot and a parrot playing badminton has been combined with another parrot who can ride a skateboard.  The designs were fantastic, so please can you advise me of which age size t'shirt the student is and I can get some goodies sent out.  The parrot will be available in the Whizz Shop form the summer, so ask your students to look out for this. 

Well done to all the artists and creative thinkers.

Kind regards,

Professor Whizz

Can I tell the time and solve time problems?

Can I convert 12 to 24 hr time?

Can I read a timetable?
A funny from Mr Ben.
Why is the adice from the older, experienced cat to the young kitten amusing?


next week dyeing and printing

We reflected, rotated and repeated

We chose colours that contrasted and some that were harmonious


The 2014 semi finals

Who will win?

40 teams, 12 books, 8 semi finalists

Could you answer? Did your strategy pay off?

We all enjoyed reading!

So we are all winners


And in the final, next week in the theatre....




Comment By Emily 

the Ib learner profiles that Arthur showed was knowledge he drove one of the ducks and that shows he knows were to go as well as drop people of.

He is a risk taker because he was asked to join the navy and he said yes he was only 18 at that time.

Enthusiastic because he said yes to do join the navy witch shows he is enthusiastic and believes in himself and other people

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Comment By SAM 

The IB profiles that Arthur shows are cooperation, risk takers, caring, tolerance, commitment and knowledgeable

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Comment By Maia 5M 

Arthur is a risk taker because he willingly join the navy when he was 18.He is confident because he joined the navy and survived. He believed in himself. He is enthusiastic because he wanted to join the navy. He is caring because he wanted to fight for his country so that innocent people don't die.He is committed because he committed himself to fighting in world war II. He is open minded because he said yes to join the navy.

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Comment By Aarav 

Te IB learner profiles that Arthur showed was knowledge he drove one of the ducks and that shows he knows were to go as well as drop people of.

He is a risk taker because he was asked to join the navy and he said yes at the age of 18.

Enthusiatic because he said yes to join the navy which shows he is enthusiastic and energetic and believes in himself and other people

Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Comment By Bethany 

good web

health and hygiene in the nineteenth century

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By Aim 

I got 29

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By Daniel 

I think Arthur showed he was knowledgeable because he drove one of the ducks and that shows he has a sense of where he is going and he knows were to go to drop people off.

Also I think Ather is a risk taker because he was asked to join the navy and he lied about his age that he's actually 18 but he is not.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By Anthony  

He was a risk taker because he fought in World War 2 and risked his life.

He was respectful because he fought for his country.

He was knowledgeable because he knew how to ride a duck.

He had confidence by standing up to the Germans.

He shows appreciation to his country by lying and saying he is eight-teen.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By sophie 

The IB learner profiles that Arthur showed was knowledge he drove one of the D.U.C.K.S and that shows he knows were to go also well as drop people of.He is a risk taker because he was wanted to join the navy at the age of 18.Enthusiatic because he said yes to join the navy which shows he is enthusiastic and energetic and believes in himself and other people

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By Hannah 5M 

I think Arthur is a risk taker as he joined the navy even when he knew the risks of going to war and maybe dying. Also, he was thoughtful as he was very calm when they landed on the beach.

He was also very caring because he went to war to help save his country. He also had volunteered in the ambulance and knew how to save peoples lives.

Arthur was reflective because he talked about the first night being very hard but they all stayed calm and he remembered that it was nice when the priest talked to him on the boat on the way to France.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By KAROLINE  

The IB learner profiles that Arthur showed was KNOWLEDGE and RISK TAKER because he drove the D.U.C.K.S and he dropped people of.He was also a risk taker because he was willing to give up his life and join the navy at the age of 18. He is also CARING because he wanted to help his country survive and he said yes to actually join the navy.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Comment By Emily 

I am so excited to hear the next 3 presontions. I wonder what new things i will learn !!! :)

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014
Comment By Lena 

I'm so excited to see Hannah's, Keith's and Vyom!!!!!!!

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014
Comment By Lena 

I'm so excited to see Hannah's, Keith's and Vyom!!!!!!!

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014
Comment By Praccho 

My granfather was about to join the war but it had then just finished :D

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Interclass football, Teasers, and Dr Barnado

Published Monday, June 02, 2014.
Last updated: Friday, June 06, 2014

TWITTER @ bpsmeasures



Monday- maths whizz

Tuesday- completes posters and speech- Due FRIDAY

Wednesday-completes posters and speech- Due FRIDAY

NCTs this week,

Tuesday mental maths

Wednesday Reading and Maths A (no calculator)

Thursday Maths B (calculator)

Maths practice

READER'S CUP BLOG                                                                  


This is a teaser! Try to work it out! There will be a clue each day and the trip will be announced on FRIDAY.
On Wednesday we will have a Year 5 Reader's cup practice as a year group.
Talk to your team, are you up to date with your books? Try the cup challenges!

Sliding down the waterfall, Landing on a cactus,

we think the other team need more practice!


Squish them, squash them, put them in a jar,

Let's go 5M RA RA RA!!

Nervous, anxious and nail biting

Dry mouths, drumming heart beats and beads of perspiration

Who will take the trophy?

Mrs M was given a horn!!! Promotion to time keeper! Whooo-hooo!


Mixed team CHAMPIONS!

Well done 5M/ Brazil!


24, Crossings Road,


L41 6RQ

Dear Detectives,

I am writing to you to plead for your help. My son, Edward, has been missing for 3 days now and I am sick with worry. The last time I saw him, he was heading out in search of work. He is only 9 years old and doesn’t have a penny to his name. Oh please help me find him, I couldn’t bear it if anything had happened to him, he is such a good boy. I cannot pay very much, but what I have is yours, just please find him before it is too late.


Yours hopefully,


Mrs Irene Beadle


It is 1867. we are a private detective agency. We may need sniffer dogs, check fingerprints, we may need to interview suspects and witnesses. We may need magnifying glasses and we will need to collect our evidence

We will be careful, honest and thorough detectives. We will not leave a stone unturned until we find Edward.

Where can he be, time is running out, it has been 3 days already.

We used our archives

Where could he work?

What could we ask his mother?

Gold, silver, bronze questions.

Our chief detectives collated the questions and ideas so far.

We interviewed Mrs Beadle.

We know she is poor, her husband died of the dust. There are 6 mouths to feed. He is a tall, thin boy, who wants to help his sad family.

Could be

  • workhouse
  • Ropery
  • Chimney sweep,
  • Coal mine
  • Working at a Landowner's house


We are on the case!
Who shall we talk to next? What can we ask them?



Keep the evidence coming in!


We asked questions, collected details and

INTERVIEWED Mrs Beadle. She was very upset.

We inquired

It was 1867 so could he be in the mines?

If he was in a factory he wouldn't be working long hours?

He could have got somewhere by train?

Where could he have gone?

Could he be working as a sweep?

Will he have to be in school?

Remember it is 1867



 Could he have answered an advert?



Hello Mrs Measures, 

WoW!  Your students have an incredible imagination and their artistic skills are outstanding!  The Whizz Professor loves ALL of the entries and he is keeping them safe until the end of the week.  You can vote for your favourite entry from 5pm Friday 6th June until 5pm Monday 9th June 2014 (UK time), to do this, click on the notice board in the study area.

Well done to all of your students who have submitted an entry, amazing work!

Kind Regards

Mr Whizz


Ummmmmm! Where are we going?

William Morris was an English artist, poet and politician. He was incredibly creative and he produced decorative art in a range of different forms, including: textiles, furniture, wallpaper, stained glass windows, book design and tapestry. Below are some facts about William Morris. Some the information you will probably already know, but hopefully some will be new to you.

  • William Morris lived and worked during the Victorian era. He was born in 1834 and he died in 1896.
  • He earned a degree from Exeter College, Oxford. After his graduation he started to work as an architect.
  • William Morris was friends with the painters Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and he soon stopped being an architect in order to become a painter.
  • In 1859 William Morris married Jane Burden. Soon after they had a house built for them on Bexley Heath. The house was called Red House and was designed by Philip Webb. William and Jane designed all of the interiors and decoration themselves. They spent about two years getting the house just right, doing much of the work themselves. They were so happy with the results that they decided to start their own fine art craft work company.
  • In 1861 their company, called Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co., started to make furniture, tableware, soft furnishings and wallpaper. All of the items produced were handcrafted.
  • By the mid-1860s, William Morris concentrated on designing wallpaper. His patterns were inspired by the natural world, and these are some his best-known works of art.
  • In 1875 William Morris started a new company, Morris and Co.
  • William Morris wrote many poems during his lifetime. Most of his best work is heavily influenced by the Icelandic sagas.
  • He set up the Kelmscott Press in the early 1890s. This company published books which contained beautiful illustrations.
  • When William Morris died in 1896, his doctor said that Morris had carried out the work of ten men during his lifetime.

A famous William Morris quote is:

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

Would you like to dye and create your own fabric print?
Well let's do it!


OK, Here we go!
So, such fun!
You will need gloves, no pocket money, huge smiles and you can have fanta and popcorn and we'll bring packed lunches for you!
Can't wait for the ice skating!
This is me skating in my earlier days.

At first Barnardo limited the number of boys who could use the Shelter. However, one evening, an 11-year old boy, John Somers (nicknamed 'Carrots') was turned away because the shelter was full.

Two days later Carrots was found dead, the cause malnutrition and exposure. From then on Barnardo vowed never to turn another child away and a sign was hung stating 'No Destitute Child Ever Refused Admission'.

In the space of seven years or so, and still not thirty years old, Thomas Barnardo had established

  • a ragged school,
  • a home (and employment agency)
  •  a mission church.
  • He had acquired more than a dozen properties in east London
  • even bought up a children’s magazine.
ragged children

Comment By Aiden 5M 

YAY!!! We won interclass football.

Published on Monday, June 02, 2014
Comment By krishay 

Where are we going please tell me please. I won't tell anyone please.

Published on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Child labour and poetry

Published Monday, May 26, 2014.
Last updated: Friday, May 30, 2014


Monday - Maths: plus Measures revision

Tuesday - Literacy Railway Rhythms comprehension and apostrophes

Wednesday - CL PRESENTATION and 2 POSTERS DUE Friday 6th!


WE ARE BRAZIL (Yellow/gold) t-shirts for the inter-class football on MONDAY

Good luck strikers, defenders and supporters


Practice your maths skills here for the optional SATs




Dance Extravaganza





I can rotate, translate and reflect.

I really enjoyed your reflections. You can use the mathematical vocabulary accurately.

Remember that RADIUS is double the DIAMETER.

Rember your actions for ROTATE, TRANSLATE and REFLECT



Most coal was dug from deep mines. A long vertical shaft was dug down from the surface. Leading off from it were side tunnels. Miners rode in a lift, worked by a steam engine. In the tunnels, they hacked at the coal with picks and shovels. Coal mines were dark, dirty and dangerous. The only light came from candles and oil lamps. Gas in the mine could choke miners, or explode. Tunnels could flood or collapse. Accidents killed many miners.

Some children pushed trucks of coal along mine tunnels. They were called 'putters'.


'Trappers' opened and shut wooden doors to let air through the tunnels. A trapper boy sat in the dark, with just a small candle, and no-one to talk to.


Some children started work at 2 in the morning and stayed below ground for 18 hours. Children working on the surface, sorting coal, at least saw daylight and breathed fresh air.


 D.A.D Writing

Not your father....Description, Action and Dialogue!


"This is him Fagin," said Dodger who introduced Oliver; "my friend Oliver Twist." Fagin smiled; and making a low bow to Oliver, took him by the hand,

"We are very glad to see you, Oliver, very," said Fagin. "Dodger, take off the  sausages; and draw a seat near the fire for Oliver. Ah you’re staring at the pocket  handkerchiefs. There are many of them and we are washing them, that’s all Oliver;
that’s all. Ha, ha ha!"

Can I describe what happens next using D.A.D?



Thoughts of Huskar


How terrible to die, to die in youth

To die in childhood, a bitter truth.

Life's breath taken by grasping water

Lambs trapped and held, then put to the slaughter.

To die in terror, in true petrifying evil dark

Cruel smothering of life, washing away every tiny spark.

To have to wait in screaming knowing

That death ever nearer was coldly flowing.


Little lives of no value to man or nature

Where was Earth with her motherly nurture?

When these babes of toil faced such torment

Was she the provider of this violent torrent?

Or did man alone create this untimely tomb

These infants barely left their mother's womb.

Another example of man with nature tied

And still no ones fault that these children died.


Brothers and brother's sisters, playmate and friend

Stood together in terror awaiting their end.

The swollen stream swept into that mine

Lord, twenty-six tiny souls were then made thine.

Taken from mothers but also from pain

To face underground hardships never again.

Children in heaven should at last know the sun

As miners we pray that this has already been done.


Daz Beattie.

17th November 2002.

Daz Beattie is a poet from Barnsley. He is a retired coal miner and has written a

variety of poems about coal mining and life in Yorkshire.


Here is the poem performed in 1936, does this help your understanding of the Literacy text? Follow along!

Look at this primary source, this artefact tells us about a child miner. It is from the 1841 census.


We asked questions that provoked thought and discussion

What would...Can he.....What if....Does.....Where is....Why...?

Later, after enjoying and analysing several poems


I wonder....?



We were learning collaboratively today and we were allowed to argue

We had to provide evidence and it was good to talk.

If you double a whole number it will always be even?

Fractions are less than one?

The difference btween a 1 2 digit number and its reverse is always a multiple of 9?


 Go on ARGUE!

We are collecting and analysing data

We can calculate the mean, mode, median and range

We can make a database

Who won, drew and lost

We looked for patterns

strategies, tactics, fair play!

What patterns can you see?




We love our learning!

Such fun!


Comment By Aiden 5M 

It must be bad staying under the surface for 18 hours!

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By lena vochten 

I enjoyed reading the poems and writing the description of Fagin

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Emily 

i love the horrible historie video it rocks you must watch it <3

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Aarav 

i like the videos espicially the HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE and the Chimney Sweep one.

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Karoline 

I LOVED the horrible historys video. It was funny!

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Bethany 

seen the horrible historys clip be for
but nice to see it again

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Hannah 

I love the horrible historys video

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Comment By Molly 

My poem was a lot better than I thought it would be. I also found the olympic opening ceremony very cool

Published on Friday, May 30, 2014
Comment By Hari 

I cant wait until Inter-class Football because we go the ultimate team in year 4 people were tired and it was unfair teams now we go more better go team 5MMMMMMMMMM

Published on Saturday, May 31, 2014
Comment By krishay 

The Olympic opening ceremony is so good!!!!!!

Published on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Big write, rotating, angles and drama.

Published Monday, May 19, 2014.
Last updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014


Monday- MATHS problem solving AND mathswhizz

Tuesday- LITERACY Street Child comprehension

Wednesday- C.L. Poster 2 and presentation


Please remember this week is phase 1 of the big move! MFL will be in Year 5, Music in room 129 (next to the MAC suite). Lunch is later at 12.15. Please be kind with Year 1 and 2 if they look lost.

1Baht, 2 baht, 5 and 10 baht coins for the THAI TEMPLE FAIR 8am Tuesday




Who is the pilot?

Is the man the 'dragon master?'

Why does the dragon have to be kept locked up?

Where is the ship going?

What will happen as the ship goes into the storm at the end?



Your writing was outstanding.
Despite being thrown in at the deep end, you rose to the challenge. I was most impressed by your figurative language and creative ideas.
I can't wait to share it!
Can you explain to someone else the meaning of
  • Congruent
  • convex
  • parallel
  • diameter
  • equidistant
  • adjacent
  • concave
  • radius

What is the relationship between the radius and diameter? 



Following on from today's excellent Assembly where lots of Year 5 children showed and explained some of their recent learning, we would love it if you told us what you think about life at school, your learning and maybe how it could be even better!

Please click this link and take a few minutes to answer all the questions. Please also explain your answers with justification - tell us why you think this (reasons).


Thai temple fair

We enjoyed sharing the maths learning in Year 1

we played their mathematical games

So creative!

Better than monoploy!


In the Library we had to judge sources

The tree octopus does what? Lives where?



Rotational symmetry is all araound us.

It was fun predicting and checking

We found a special rule with regular shapes

We discussed

We made our own rotating patterns

we had to work out the segment angle for 6, 4 or 8 rotations

We carefully traced the pattern

And rotated it


What is YOUR answer?


Estimate and check



We acted a bit of the Oliver script

There were stage directions and narrators

Lots of expression and body language





What would you like to investigate next curators?!



Informative timelines


Superb posters on CHANGE in Victorian times

Change in schools, inventions, factories or even your home country



Awesome inquiry and factual detail. We LOVE the graphs


The Whizz Shop is due to be restocked! The Whizz Professor invites each of your students to submit a design for their ideal Whizz toy or pet.

Encourage your students to enter the Maths-Whizz Competition by drawing and submitting a fun and creative design for a new toy or pet. Maths-Whizz students can currently buy a fire-breathing dragon and a singing cow, among many other items - what else would your students like to see in the Whizz Shop?




The competition is open from now until 9am (UK time) on Monday 2 June 2014. Why not set aside half an hour for your class to create their entries as an end of term activity?

Alternatively, get your students' parents involved? It’s the perfect way to ensure that their children get creative and stay entertained over the half term break! All they need is a blank piece of paper, some crayons and the freedom to let their imagination run wild. The crazier the better!




What happens when a winning design is chosen?


The winning design will be brought to life and stocked in the Whizz Shop. It will then be available to be ‘bought’ in exchange for hard-earned credits by Whizzers all around the world from Summer 2014!

The winner will also receive some Maths-Whizz goodies and a personal letter from the Whizz Professor himself. If one of your students wins, you will be notified via email by the end of Monday 9 June 2014.







What do you need to do to submit your students' designs?


Once your students have finished their designs, you or their parents can submit the entries in one of the following ways:


  1. Scan the entry and email it to
  2. Pop it in the post (along with the student's username and your school name or their parent's email address) and send it to:

Whizz Education
Macmillan House
Paddington Station
W2 1FT

Comment By Aiden 5M 

The assembly was funny by the drama. But we were sent late to lunch!!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Comment By Hari  

I say the questionaire is not that bad because I knew thoses things.
I completed it YAY

Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Calculators, Oliver DVDs and Victorian fashions!

Published Monday, May 12, 2014.
Last updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014


Monday- Maths (Maths Whizz) plus calculator problems REMEMBER to write down the number sentences.

Tuesday- NONE SET, Bank holiday

Wednesday- Presentation and Posters. Work to you SMART strengths, if you are Art smart include lots of pictures, flaps and enjoy the creative presentation. If you are NUMBER smart go all out on your facts and figures and include graphs, take a risk and produce a pie chart on a computer!

Please remember our first SRE lesson is on Wednesday morning and there is no school on Tuesday for the bank holiday. Keep up your readers cup reading and enjoy practicing your presentation. The Posters are due in on the 6th June and remember the focus is on the PROCESS and not just the PRODUCT. Talk to me if you require support or internet resources. Enjoy your learning!


Calculator maths

The calculator is great if you don't have one at home!
Have a go! Which level can you get up to

We are hot seating different characters to gain deep understanding of motives, themes and emotions.

We asked GOLD questions (open ended) that began with How would...Why did...

BRONZE questions were closed and had one word answers. For example What is...

We will hotseat Nancy, Sykes, Fagin and Brownlow.

WHat would you ask?

Is it a GOLD question?

We chose key events in Oliver's life.

They were the turning points in the story. They changed the path


We then mapped his emotions and justified our decisions.


We used a thesuarus to up level vocabularly.

We found some juicy synonyms

We used other tools to help us write a DVD blurb

DVDs need to entice the potential watcher with a little information about the plot

Main characters and persuasive vocabulary

We shared ours, most had a question to draw you in.


We researched our exhibition for the museum today

We used books, indexes, contents and lots more to find out about clothes

We used KID REX and other search engines (but NOT wikis!)

We found out about different people from a scullery maide to a soldier

We used primary and secondary sources

How will we present our learning in the museum?


Who achieved their weekly targets and HOW?


We loved leaning about pentonimoes in maths.
Similar to TETRIS?!

Pentonimoes are made of 5 squares

We found out which had one or two lines of symmetry. Whe looked at the perimeter and area of each one too

We combined them and worked out the area and perimeter.

We investigated statements about shapes.

Today we investigated nets

We tried to visualise nets of closed cubes and then we made some

We predicted to see if they were nets

OPPOSITE sides of dice = 7

So we tried different nets and different positions

We were surprised by quite a few of our results

We enjoyed investigating and exploring 3D shape

We love mathematics

Comment By Hari 

I cant wait until readers cup because we already have a bonus point and we finished all the books
I agree with Adam and Praccho with skellig because it has good vocabulary I rate it
9|10 its amazing

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Comment By Edward 

i have 2697 in tetris

Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014

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