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Year 5 Merlins

Merlins are very resourceful and energetic.  They approach every task with vigour and use creativity to get the very best results that they can.  Through their efforts and resilience they put maximum effort into all areas of the school curriculum.

Welcome to Y5 Merlins class.


In class 5 Merlins, the teacher is Mrs Sage. Our learning support assistants are Miss Evans and Mrs Bagnall. 


PE:  Please ensure that PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday.  All items of PE kit (and school uniform) should be labelled with the child's name and class.


Home Learning:  All home learning is to be completed in your Home Learning books and will be given on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. 


Team Lead:  Mrs Sage

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see Mrs Sage or contact the KS2 Lead Mrs Foster. 

Mrs Sage : lappleby@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk


KS2 Lead: Mrs Foster: lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk




Upcoming Events 


Saturday 16th September: White Rock Festival of Learning 




Academic Year 2017-2018



Dance this half term

In Dance in Year 5, we have been using photographs to create dances. We created solos, duets and group dances which then ended in a whole class dance showing the different way photographs are taken and used in everyday life. We had to focus mainly on smooth transitions between each element of the dance. These photographs show us creating photo frames with our bodies.

Friday 29th September 2017 - Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Research


Some of the Year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to be invited to join the Macmillian Cancer Research coffee morning at Beverley Park. They were able to decorate their own cakes with butter icing and hundreds and thousands. All the children enjoyed eating them and said they were delicious! Here are some photos of our morning:

20th September: Our Learning In Science


In Science, we have started learning about forces. We were asked to design and make a parachute using: plastic bags, cubes, string, paper, elastic bands and tape. As we were not told the best way to do it, we had to consider how we could balance the weight of the canopy to the cube. We needed to ensure it floated well but not away and also eventually fall to the ground - but not too quickly! After we designed and made our parachutes, we flew them outside and the results were very surprising. Through doing this, we have learnt about surface area, gravity and air resistance. 

Do all heroes wear capes?


In connection with our new theme, we have been looking at what makes a person a hero. We soon realised that all of the heroes we could list were very inspirational people and had qualities and had made sacrifices in order to be that way. All of us thought about how we could become inspirational people and listed the qualities we were most proud of and discussed a sacrifice we could make to be an inspiration to other people: This included sacrificing some of our break/lunch time to read to foundation children and help to tidy up the resources.  


Peer discussion on heroes.

Designing our fact files: What makes a good mathematician?

What makes a good mathematician?


We had a good discussion today about the skills needed to be a good mathematician. After this we produced factual posters to share our ideas with others. We will now try to embed this during our lessons in school to ensure that we achieve our personal best in our learning.