Year 5's Blogs

Our topic this half-term is, 'Can We Live Forever?' We will be researching and presenting work on: foodgroups, exercise, poor health choices, the changing body and global warming. We'll also be having a St. Paul's Apprentice Competition … watch this space!

Year 5's Blogs

iPads / Angry Birds and Algebra

July 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on iPads / Angry Birds and Algebra · General News

AB Seasons




Superb ALGEBRA lesson this week in Year 5 using inspiration from again.

To start the lesson I let the children ‘play’ Angry Birds in pairs, keeping a running total of their score, ensuring all children had jottings on their whiteboards. We then had a quick game of finding the difference between partner scores. Lots of adding and subtracting with numbers up to 10,000.

We then began with our Algebra. I asked the children to find the total score of each level, from Angry Birds Seasons, when the birds were worth various points: Red (R)=1, Chuck (Y)=2, The Birds (TB)=3, Bomb(B)=5 and Matilda (M)=10. I only asked them not to just record a score.

When all children had completed Level 1 and 2 answers, I then took feedback on how the children had recorded their results, and discussed methods used … and why we now, progressing to the next stage of algebra, couldn’t write, as some had for 1 Matilda + 2 Bomb, 10M + 5B.

To complete the lesson, we then had the challenge of finding which birds were in my imaginary level when the points were worth 6 … an incentive of a sweet for anyone with the correct answer (sorry Healthy School Status) certainly encouraged them all to find more than one possibility.

Great lesson, all were challenged, even my Level 5’s, and all understood and succeeded, even my level 3c’s!


iPads in Year 5

July 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on iPads in Year 5 · General News

angry birds seasons

Today, using the inspiration from @ICT_MrP, we experimented using the app, ‘Angry Birds’ to practice our numeracy skills – The children worked in pairs and used column method addition to keep a total team score. We then used number lines and column mehtod subtraction to work out the differences between the pairs scores!

Very exciting, very engaged children working with numbers upto 100,000. Result!

ipads in Y5 Numeracy Angry Birds


The Tempest Trailer Y5 2013

July 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Tempest Trailer Y5 2013 · General News

Is this the most GRIPPING, EXCITING trailer you have ever seen?

Watch this space it’ll be here very soon!


The Tempest

July 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · General News

Today Year 5 have been using the app, ‘Pic Collage’ to create posters for our upcoming ‘Tempest’ play which will be performed at The Lowry, Monday 8th July.
The children are loving their drama … and surprisingly, so am I! (it was never my favourite subject at school) Really looking forwards to performing on a great stage!
Hope fully I can post a video / trailer soon!

Cameron Zak

Charlie L Nakisha

Declan Harvey

Kacey Lydia

Libby Elle


The Effects Of Aging

July 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · General News

Year 5 have been using the app, ‘Old Faced’ to see what we may look like when we are 70-years old … Very funny. I didn’t look any different, either I look ancient already or I’ll age very well? You decide!






Mr C

Mrs M


Maths Video

June 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General News

Me and Marni made a maths video on educreation!!!!! What this PLZ!!!!!!


healthy and bad food

June 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on healthy and bad food · General News

The foods that are healthy are diffrent typs of veg like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, onoins, sprouts, peas, green beans, caulliflower, swede and parsnips.

The foods that are unhealthy are bicuits, crisps, mcdoalds, KFC, chips, chinese, burgers, pizzas, chocolate, sweets, cakes, bacon, sausages and curry.



May 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments · General News

Thanks a lot sir and miss for this term its been AMAZING!Sir lay off the choclate. HA! Thanks miss for being supportive!!!


The Himalayas

May 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on The Himalayas · General News

The colossal Himalayan Mountain form a border between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of Asia. The Himalayas are some of the biggest mountains in the world. They tower a massive 5 miles above sea level. Himalaya means ‘home of snow’ because the tops of the mountains there are capped with snow.¬†

The Himalayas include Mount Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Everest rises 29,028 feet over sea on the border between India and Nepal. No plants live on the peak, due to some very powerful winds, extreme coldness and lack of oxygen. Many adventurous people attempt to climb Everest every year. Often their venture comes to a deadly end of sickness or death!  Most people are unable to breathe 20,000 feet above sea level because there is not enough oxygen in the atmosphere. People suffer brain damage if they cannot breathe. Strong winds and rigid temperatures make the climate even more rigorous. Clearly only the heartiest of people belong at the wild mountain peak of Everest.


So Good To Me – Chris Malinchak

May 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · General News

Check out this video by Lydia C

Lydia 2 from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Hopefully it works?

Coral, Regan, Charlie L & Ria

So Good To Me 4 from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Zak, Pius, Jon & Keane

So Good To Me 3 from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Cameron, Abdullah, Jack & Charlie K

So Good To Me 2 from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Tchissola, Helen, Nakisha & Emilia

TchissolaB, Helen, NakishaB & EmiliaK from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Ewan, Bradley, Jordan & Harvey

EwanW, BradleyKL, JordanK & HarveyK from Paul Cowburn on Vimeo.

Lacy, Aliyah, Liam & Holly