Year 5 - Kingfishers: Blog items

Kingfisher star of the week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 12:46pm

Well Done to the star of the week Zak Webster


Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 1:53pm

We have loved taking our coding skills to the next level with these Microbits. We have been coding a fortune telling toy and some of us have even written code to create a working radio transmitter which can send messages across the classroom! 

Star of the Week

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 1:49pm

Well done to Harry - I am so impressed with the effort you are putting into your home learning!

River Course Models

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 1:44pm

We are having great fun making our Mod-Roc river course models. 

Guess who's back.........

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 3:11pm

Snowball and Jingles are back again! Hopefully they will be better behaved than they have been in the past. At least they have adhered to social distancing rules, they even decided to wear a mask....they are on strict orders from Father Christmas.


Fractions, decimals and percentages

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 1:58pm

Pupils in Kingfishers worked together to make a fractions equivalence poster for our working wall.

DT - joining methods.

Date: 23rd Nov 2020 @ 11:03am

Kingfishers have been evaluating materials and joining methods in preparation for their independent project.


Date: 17th Nov 2020 @ 4:30pm

Kingfishers have learned how to present themselves in French.  They can say their name, how they feel, their age, nationality and where they live.  Tres bon, tout le monde!   If you want to practise this at home, use the following as your script:


Ca va

J'ai neuf/dix/onze ans.

Je suis anglais/anglaise.

J'habite a Westhoughton.

Personal challenge winners

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 9:17am

Well done to Kingfishers' Personal Challenge Award winners 🥇 

They have demonstrated outstanding effort and achievement in their running over the past few weeks.

Our Award Winners

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 10:32am

Well done to this weeks Star of the Week, Times Tables Award and Spelling Award winners. 

PE - football skills

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 10:26am

Kingfishers continued to practise their dribbling skills - we are getting better every week!


Digital Citizenship Blog

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 5:03pm

For our Digital Citizenship unit we have been looking at ways to keep ourselves and others safe online. We watched some interesting role-play videos and discussed what 'Becky' did well and could have done better. We then looked at the physical/mental impact excessive screen time can have on our bodies and sent an informative email to someone explaining why we should limit our screen time and how to do this effectively.



UKS2 Assembly

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 1:00pm

British Values 

This week, our UKS2 assembly focused on the British Values (democracy, individual liberty, tolerance and rule of law). We discussed what each of these meant and how we promote these values in school. 

Here are our ideas:

We then used this to help us with our Big Question "How do the British Values help us to become better citizens?"

- Rule of law teaches us to obey the law and society. This helps us to become a better citizen because we understand what we can and cannot do. 

- Individual Liberty, this helps us to become a better citizen as we know that our voices and our opinions are welcome and will be heard. It helps to strengthen us being a democratic society.

Investigating variation of leaves in our local area 🍁

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 4:03pm

We searched our school grounds for a a variety of leaves and used the new vocabulary we had learned to study their features. 

Creating classification keys - Science

Date: 7th Oct 2020 @ 4:05pm

We have been applying our knowledge on classification to try our hand at creating our own dichotomous (classification) keys.

We used sweets and chocolate to practise and then, once we had got the hang of the types of questioning needed, the children created their own using animals.

Virtual Mile

Date: 7th Oct 2020 @ 3:52pm

Year 5/6 completed the Bolton Schools Virtual Mile competition - they all tried really hard and set good foundations to build on in the future.


Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 9:14am

Well done to our Star of the Week and our Always Child - you are both amazing role models to the rest of the school; keep up the amazing work!

Ghost Story Planning

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 4:31pm

This week we have been planning our ghost stories. I can't wait to read the final edits!

Big Questions

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 4:25pm

This week we have discussed some interesting ideas about peace and how we can achieve it in the world.


Date: 30th Sep 2020 @ 7:45am

Well done to this weeks Star of the Week 

Our star has had a fantastic start to the year and has been a role model to others with his excellent attitude, manners and behaviour. Well done!


Year 5 - School Council Elections

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 3:57pm

Well done to the Year 5 children who took part in the School Council Elections this morning. 

We gathered in the hall to listen to a range of speeches about why they would be a good school councillor and what they would do in that role. 

We then voted democratically using the ballot slips. 



Our newly elected councillors will find out who they are in the Whole School Assembly on Monday :)

Writing - Ghost Stories

Date: 17th Sep 2020 @ 5:53pm

Today we spent some time reconstructing 'Campfire Ghost Stories' using a mixture of sentence cards. 

PE - Passing drills

Date: 17th Sep 2020 @ 5:51pm

Today we practised our passing technique in the glorious weather outside.☀️


Date: 11th Sep 2020 @ 12:13pm

Kingfishers got off to an active start this week - we tested our fitness to give ourself a base to set targets for the future. We are excited tracking our progress over the next few weeks.


Kingfishers Home Learning - 17th July

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 9:12am

Good morning Kingfishers!

I can't quite believe it is the last day of term already. The past few months have been incredibly strange however I have loved getting to know you all through these last two weeks, through your amazing work and through the zoom calls.

I hope that you all have a lovely summer, full of fun activities, laughter and memories! I can't wait to hear all about it in September. Take the time to relax and recharge ready for an important year next year.

Remember to stay active over summer. Now you have the time, try doing a daily workout or yoga etc in the morning to kick start your day. It will make you feel amazing for the day ahead.

Todays Task: 


Interest/Passion Project

Today, you are continuing with your interest/passion project. Remember to do this based on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I can't wait to see the end results!

Have a great day, 

Mr Horsley

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