Random Rock Challenge Rehearsals…

LOVE the facial expressions on this Woodland Spirit!

Who else is Randomly Rehearsing?

Look at this amazing Spinner practising hard at Hurst Castle!

I stumbled across one of Maleficent’s mighty Thorn Army in the woods last week:

Getting Dobby to practice Rock Challenge moves at Harry Potter world:

This Woodland Spirit has found a new friend:


Look who was practising at Netley Abbey and Bursledon Brickworks! Don’t get too close!!


Easter Holidays!

Well done EVERYONE for an amazing term! You have all worked so hard and made impressive progress across the curriculum. We’ve had lots of fun – rapping, pitching, investigating, researching, coding, dancing, laughing… I could go on!

During this break, please relax and have lots of fun with your families. Please try and read a little bit each day and keep practising those times tables!

As a bit of fun, I have a challenge for you… practise your Rock Challenge moves in the most obscure place possible and ask someone to take a photo of you striking a pose in this random place… You can email me your photos or bring in printed copies after Easter.

Enjoy the holidays and thank you for a brilliant term,

Mrs OK x


Farewell to Mr Wigley…

Tomorrow will be a sad day for 5TOK as we say a fond farewell to Mr Wigley, who has been teaching with us this term. We all agree that Mr Wigley is a fantastic teacher and we wish him well for the future.

We are delighted that we haven’t put him off too much…. he will be back for the Rock Challenge finals and will also we accompanying us on our trip to London in May!




Dragons’ Den -Viking style!

Congratulations to the winners of our Viking Dragons’ Den, who managed to secure investments from Gemma the Viking for their amazing Viking Longboats and Houses.

All of Year 5 should be commended for the incredible detail and persuasive features used to try and sell their products!


A visitor from the North!

On Thursday, we had a visit from a slightly familiar-looking Viking lady, who had travelled all the way from Iceland! She introduced herself in her native language, before explaining that she needed our help. She plans to bring her entire family overseas, from Iceland to the North of England. In order to do this, she needs a longboat capable of crossing choppy seas and protecting her crew from possible invasion. Once she has arrived, she needs a house fit for her whole family and her three goats… (she’s a very wealthy lady…)!

Our job is to try and ‘sell’ her the best possible products… so we’ll need to do our research before ‘pitching’ our products when our Viking returns to choose the best options. Imagine Dragon’s Den – Viking-style!


NSPCC sponsored task…

Following the assemblies and workshops we have recently had from the NSPCC, learning about the amazing work they do to help young people across the country, we are planning to show our support by carrying out a sponsored writing task. You have all taken a sponsorship form home and we will be doing the activity in class on Monday.

Don’t forget, our task is to write about our Rock Challenge experience in the form of a letter, a diary entry, a newspaper article or a story, but we have to include the Set 4 spelling words listed in the sponsorship form. If you choose to, you could write about the fabulous work of the NSPCC instead.

Remember to show off your brilliant writing skills!

Please watch this space to see some of the finished products!