Author Archives: Grimes

Den Day

Hi again Y5,

I would like to say a great big thank you and an equally big well done to you all for your efforts and enthusiasm on Den Day.
Together we were being sponsored to build dens out of the resources we had lying around in our outdoor classroom. The reason we did this was to get an understanding of what it might be like to have to rebuild your home after a typhoon or some other natural disaster. We saw on the Save the Children pictures some of the work that they do and how they help children all over the world who are in desperate need.
We are fortunate that our den building was just for fun but for some children it is a reality.

I would like you to write a recount of our afternoon den building. What groups were you split up into and why? What did you do? What did you build? Did you show good team work? Remember to use your writing targets and excellent punctuation and grammar :-)

I’m looking forward to reading them.

Miss Kelly

Would you journey to Johannesburg?

Hello again Y5!

Welcome to our new context where we will be learning about life in other cultures by taking a close look at Johannesburg.

I would like you to do some research about the climate and culture of Johannesburg. This means finding out about the temperature, how much it rains, what the weather is like at different times of the year, is a wet, hot, dry or humid place? Also see what you can discover about the culture of Johannesburg and its surrounding cities. What are the clothes like? What do they like to eat? What musical instruments do they like to play? What languages do they speak?

When you have done your research and made some notes, you can tell me all about it in a blog post using your super descriptive language that you have all been working so hard on!

Please remember your punctuation too and spelling too; just like you would if you were writing in your books.

I am looking forward to seeing what you can discover :-)

Miss Kelly

How did the Vikings acquire goods?

Hello Year 5,

I can’t believe we are coming towards the end of our unit learning all about the Vikings! You have produced some fantastic work this term and I have been really impressed with your ideas and reflections when we have been answering our learning challenges.

Today I would like you to write an information paragraph to tell me how the Vikings acquired goods – please make sure you include all the different methods we have learned about. Remember to think about your targets for writing and to include the correct punctuation.

I’m looking forward to reading your posts,

Miss Kelly

Viking childhood – advantages and disadvantages

Hello Year 5,

As we have been learning about the daily life of children in the Viking times I would like to know about your opinions. What are the advantages of being a child in the Viking period? What are the disadvantages? Would you  enjoy life as a Viking child? Please include your reasons linking to your historical knowledge.

I’m looking forward to reading your answers,

Miss Cartwright.

Viking Childhood

Hello again,

I’m really looking forward to reading your summary of life as a Viking boy or girl.
Don’t forget to write in full sentences, just as you would in your books, using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. I will also be looking to see who can include embedded clauses, personification, expanded ‘ed’ clauses as starters.

Miss Kelly


Hello Year 5,

I have started to write a poem about a Viking battle. I’ve tried to make it sound scary and fierce to represent the atmosphere of a battle. Can you help me by improving my first verse and completing the poem?

Please include the features of poetry that we have been learning about. I will be looking for alliteration, similes, metaphors, repetition, personification and onomatopoeia!

Fierce, gruesome, ferocious,

The air is filled with gun shots and thunder,

As fast as lightening, the shields dive to protect their warrior,

Bang! Crash!

The battle rages on.

I’m really looking forward to reading your poems.

Miss Cartwright

Viking Visitor coming soon!

Hello Year 5,

I hope you are all excited for our Viking visit! I can’t wait to meet the Viking warrior to learn all about daily life and investigate some exciting artefacts!

I would like to know what you would like to know more about in our history learning. Your task is to think of some questions that you could ask the Viking warrior when he comes to visit.

I’m looking forward to finding out what you’re interested in within the Viking topic and what you’re excited to find out.

Miss Kelly

Which Viking weapon would you use if you were a Viking in battle?

Hello again Y5K!

I hope you all had fun this morning on our Viking dig! You have discovered lots of Viking weapons and your challenge today is to write about your favourite one.

Tell me which weapon you would choose if you were to go into battle as a Viking. Why would you choose it? Describe it in detail and remember to use your super sentences and accurate historical facts.

I am looking forward to reading your opinions on Viking weapons.

Have fun!

Miss Kelly

The Vikings are Coming!!!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to our blog.

This Spring term we have been learning all about the Vikings. We have found out where the Vikings came from and why they came to Britain. We have been writing in the role of a Viking child and a Viking Leader.

Your challenge today is to use all this knowledge and put it into a piece of persuasive writing. Remember when we were writing letters of complaint before Christmas? You were super persuasive then! Well, I want you to write a letter persuading your fellow Vikings to join you over here in this green and pleasant land known as Britain!

Why should they come here? Why is it better than Scandanavia? What was your journey like over the sea? Add lots of detail and description to your writing and remember all those super sentences you’ve been adding to your writing? Well I want to see lots of those in your blog too!

Have fun blogging, I can’t wait to read them!

Miss Kelly :-)

Anti – Bullying

Hi Year 5,

As you know, last week was anti – bullying week. What are the important messages that we learnt during this week? What is your opinion on bullying? What should we do if we feel that we are being bullied or think that bullying is talking place?

Looking forward to reading your replies!

Mrs Grimes