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Osprey - YEAR 5

'Coming Home' Michael Morpurgo 

In English, we have been looking at a lovely picture book written by Michael Morpurgo. We have explored how the author has used language to show how the characters' are feeling and looked at the characters' actions. 

We then wrote our own version of 'Coming Home' in a poem. Check this page out tomorrow to see some of out work. 

Sustrans Visit

On Thursday 22nd November, SusTrans (a nationwide charity) came to Lytchett Matravers Primary School to work with the Year 5 children. SusTrans visited the school in order to view Wareham Road outside our school, because this road is need of a lot of attention.

First of all, we all went in Buzzard classroom and talked about why some streets and roads are good, and others are not so good. We then looked further into what makes these streets good or bad. When sent back to our classrooms, we were split into groups and given printed images along with some post-it notes, which we were asked to write good and bad things about these images and how the streets make us feel.

Then, we thought about how different people may use the street and the particular needs they may have. People such as parents, elderly people, children and disabled people in wheelchairs. What makes streets good and bad for these people? Before the bell went for break, we talked about how barriers can block ramps and drop curbs which can cause traffic jams and cause problems for disabled people.

After break, Osprey class went out onto Wareham Road to observe the traffic and look at the road itself. In our groups, we were given a sheet to make notes of thing that were good, things that were bad and things that we would like to see placed on Wareham Road. In our group, we said that we would like to see another zebra crossing, a lollipop lady and a cycle lane on the side of the road.

When we came in from the road, we were given a large A1 map where we could draw what we would like to see on the road in the future. This gave our group

the opportunity to draw on the many things we wanted to see. Once we had finished, the maps were given to SusTrans to view and help decide what we’re going to do to improve Wareham Road.


After school the same day, SusTrans went outside the school to speak to parents about what they thought could be improved. This was all helping SusTrans decide what they’re going to do to improve the road. All in all, it was a great afternoon that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We can’t wait till next January when they’ll be coming back!

By Alexander


Star Gazing Evening

On Thursday 15th November, we had a Star Gazing Party where we came back to school in the evening to look at the stars and their constellations. 

We also created a home project which was based on the phases of the moon. We had these on display for our parents to see. 

We had hot chocolate and biscuits, and some of us even wore our onesies! 

Design a Shoe!

We had a whole day dedicated to D&T, where we designed what we would like our shoe to look like and then we made them! We were going for OTT theme!

We had so much fun using a variety of resources. For example, fabrics, buttons, sequins, googly eyes, paint and of course, glitter!

Take a look at our finished products!

Success@Arithmetic Coffee Morning

Some of us had a great morning showing our parents what we have been learning with Mrs Farwell!


Ancient Greek Drama Day

Look at our amazing costumes!

We had a great day with the Treehouse Theatre Company, exploring Ancient Greece through drama. We got to play lots of parts and watch each other. It was great fun!

Ancient Greek Pottery 

We designed an Ancient Greek pot which tells a story. We even used 'Hercules' to help us with our designs!

Understanding the Meaning of Harvest

We harvested apples from the apple orchard and we discussed the importance of Harvest.

Meet Osprey Class

We would like to introduce the new Osprey class! 

We hope you enjoy Year 5 and learn lots too.


Meet the Team

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          Miss S West                               Mrs K Farwell                                  Mrs C Taylor

         Class Teacher                           Teaching Assistant                               1:1 Assistant