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Class 4


Phunky Foods Ambassadors presentation

Well done to our Year 5 Ambassadors who have worked so hard to set good examples and encourage a healthy lifestyle this year! We are proud of you.


Sports Day in Class 4

We had a great day - so much so only a few pics were taken, see sports section for more!


Phunky Foods cooking

Year 5 and 6 really enjoyed making 'Pea and mint smash up' with Gill. The recipe link is below if you want to make it again. You used some great Design Technology skills that you have learned this year.

Well done Year 5 and 6 - future chefs!


Penrith Library Asssmbly

Thanks to Clare for coming to introduce the Summer Reading Challenge for this year - it looks very exciting. I'm sure you will all want to be involved so the details are below. 

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Adventure Week

What an amazing week! Pond-dipping, making seed bombs and bird feeders, discovering ancient woodlands was Monday at Brockholes. On Tuesday we did Archery, Orienteering and a variety of maths and science based activities in the woods. Wednesday we learned how to light fires with flint strikers safely, we made s'mores, balanced on a slack-line, built shelters and made our own lunch. On Thursday we walked to Brougham Castle and explored the medieval castle. We climbed the tower, calculated the area and perimeter of the castle, sketched, completed an ipad treasure hunt and wrote a collective poem. On Friday we relaxed in school by making our own pizza (including the base), strawberry cheesecake and enjoyed a film! 



We had a fabulous day. Year 5 enjoyed lessons in English, Art and Science and Year 6 in Spanish, Design & Technology and Science. Thanks to all the U.C.C. staff for having us. 


May-June 2022

The Queens Platinum Jubilee

As part of our celebrations we did our own version of 'Kings and Queens' based on Andy Warhol's work in a Pop Art style. We used pastels and thought carefully about which bold colours to use thinking about both contrast and complementary colours. What do you think?



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Year 5/6 have enjoyed beginning a half term's PE on Rounders - we have been learning how important communication is in the game! We will be enjoying the opportunity to play as much as we can this half term!

March-June 2022

UCC Sport

We had a wonderful time with the Sports Leaders learning lots of new skills, enjoying the equipment that UCC has to offer and having lots of fun. Thank to the Sports Leaders!



Science Week - We are Human!

Year 5 & 6 have had a fantastic week learning about our bodies - we all have one after all!

We have found out about the life cycle of humans and what to expect at different stages, about how important a healthy body is and what we need to do (and not to do) to keep healthy. We also found out about the heart and blood and how essential they are to us as human beings. We answered questions such as 'How does our heart react when we exercise?' and what the reasons are for this. 


QEGS Author Visit

We had a wonderful time visiting QEGS and meeting the author Alex Mullarkey who wrote the book Sky Beneath the Stone which we have enjoyed reading and using in our English lessons over the last term. She gave us some great tips about writing our own adventure mystery story. Our work is out on tour at the moment - we are excited to be sharing it all with our families!


Golf at Penrith Golf Club.

Thank you to the local club who invited us to come for a taster session to try golf. We had a great time learning about how to hold clubs and different ways to hit a golf ball. 


Head on over to the Music Page (link below) to see all the wonderful Music that has been happening this term. 


Easter Crafts

We had some lovely relaxed time doing an Easter bunny in origami, making negative space pastel cards and decorating our own eggs! Happy Easter everyone.




Thank you Poetry by Heart for sending us our own calendars - we are enjoying trying to learn the poems by heart and can't wait to put them up at home!

See the website below for ideas and a range of fantastic poems!


Easter Journey experience at St Andrew's Church

Thanks to the team at St Andrew's who invited us to take part in their 'Easter Journey.' 

We had an excellent time learning all about the Easter Story. Have  a look through the pictures to find out what we did.


It was Miss McCann's last day with us today. We wish her all the best for her future teaching career in Northern Ireland. It has been a pleasure to have her with us!


Anderson Shelters DT

It has been a great deal of fun to design, build and evaluate our Anderson shelters alongside our work in History. Well done everyone!

March - May 2022

Year 5 and 6 have a very exciting few weeks at U.C.C. enjoying PE with the Sports Leaders. We will be learning Netball, Football and Gymnastics skills.

3.3.22 World War 2 object handling

We had a wonderful afternoon exploring some artefacts and replicas from Tullie House museum in Carlisle. We explored how we can find out about the past through historical sources.


2.3.22 Trip to Susan’s Farm

We had a wonderful day visiting Susan’s Farm in Carlisle exploring World War 2 rationing. We learned about food that was rationed for everyone in the UK and the reasons for this. We learned about how food travels around the world and then we made our own lunch using a World War 2 rationing recipe; we made Lord Woolton’s pie, Apple Rice and a National Loaf for our snack! What a fantastic day. The recipe for Lord Woolton’s Pie and the National Loaf are below for you to have a go with at home.


RE - Gospel Values

This half term we have been exploring Gospel, Olympic and Paralympic values. We have explored what our school values are and are beginning to explore what our personal values are. We have been discussing some tricky questions. What do you think?

Today a 'Love Bomb' went off in school as we shared messages of love with everyone in school, we know love is an essential Gospel value important to us in our school. How can you share the love today?


The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love? (Official Music Video)

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World War 2 at Penrith Library.

We had a wonderful afternoon at Penrith library finding out about the impact of WW2 on the local area and about the importance of codebreaking. We even tried to crack a genuine code sent by British Forces during the battle of the Atlantic!

Thanks to Claire and Max at the library for their effort in making it such a lovely afternoon. 


This week we have been writing Non-Chronological Reports about Long Meg Stone Circle. In our book The Sky Beneath the Stone the characters visit the Stone Circle and explore the legend. I think you will agree they have worked hard on their reports. 

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Science Week - Electricity and Light

Year 5/6 had a wonderful week exploring the science in electricity and light. We answered many scientific questions and enjoyed our experiments too. Well done Year 5 and 6 you used many science skills this week. 

December 2021

Year 5 had a great time learning some of the book 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo. We are starting to learn poems by heart to perform.


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We wish Miss Scott all the best for the rest of her PGCE course. Thank you for all your hard work for Year 5&6.


If I were a bird….

Poetry to begin our new book next week. 
What do you think?


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Cafod National Advent Assembly

Class 4 took part in the National live assembly, joining with other pupils from around the U.K. to celebrate the work that we took part in to persuade the world leaders at Cop26 to make decisions to support ‘Our Common Home’ and to support those who are struggling most with the world’s climate crisis. We are also thinking we can be a ‘light’ in our world this Advent. 


It’s the first day of December, we are lucky enough to have 3 advent calendars in Year 5!
Miss Scott’s ‘Poetree’ full of wonderful poems, Mrs Hill’s scripture calendar full of verses from the Bible about the nativity story and Year 6’s recommendation of Cafod’s calendar challenging us all to be ‘Lights in the World’ this Advent. 


SNOW - what a magical day!

We used the fantastic weather to do some winter writing!


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Roman Session at Penrith Library.

We had a fabulous afternoon finding out about the Romans in our local area thanks to Claire from the library and Karen from Penrith museum. We didn’t know there was a fort before Brougham Castle was there! We loved handling the objects and finding out about them - some were replicas and some were real Roman artefacts! We looked at reports about Romans from the library collection and wrote facts. Some sources of historical evidence were really interesting, some were tricky to understand!


DT - clay

We designed our own Christmas tree decorations today thinking carefully about weight, press printing designs, joining clay and size. We made them using air drying clay and will paint them in a few weeks using acrylic. 


Thank you Gordon, we enjoyed visiting your new library bus to choose some new books, especially enjoyed hearing you read to us! Thank you.



Maths - decimals - tenths

Year 5 have had a great few days exploring how to represent tenths with different equipment.


We 1.11.21 Science Week

We have had a fantastic week exploring space! Well done to all Year 5 and 6 for all your hard work!


October 2021

PE - Year 6 Country dancing

Year 6 have enjoyed their country dancing (even if they would tell you otherwise).

We learned a ‘reel’ using numerous steps in eights and fours. 
Well done Year 6!

October - November 2021

History - Romans/Art

Year 5 and 6 have been handling Roman artefacts and replicas in their object handling sessions. We thought hard about what the items were used for, who they were used by and many other historical enquiry questions. We even did some observational drawings using sketching skills. 

October 2021


We have been learning how we can look after our ‘Common Home’ as requested by Pope Francis. We are trying to think about our plastic use and ways we can reduce our impact on the planet. We have made ‘Pledges to the Planet’ ahead of the Cop 26 Summit in Glasgow.



Head over to the Music and Performance page to check out the children's amazing performance of 'Living On A Prayer'. Link below.


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We had a great time this morning on a live webinar with author Tamzin Merchant all about her book The Hatmakers. We can’t wait to read it!


Tour of Britain comes to Penrith,

We had a great lunchtime cheering on the cyclists as they whizzed past. 


Year 5 had a lovely time on a live webinar with the WWF listening to stories by author Tamar Willians and finding out about the summer reading challenge. 

July 8th-9th

We LOVED the climbing wall today! What a treat!

June 2021
MUSIC: Class 4 were invited by Cumbria Library to take part in the world wide 'Make Music Day', which takes place on the 21st June every year. Local musicians, Max and Edwin, accompanied Class 4 as they sang a medley of musical songs and the official song for 'Make Music Day 2021': 'Stand By Me'. The children sang wonderfully and did us proud. Click on the link below to see their wonderful performance. We feature near the beginning and near the end. Enjoy. 

May-June 2021

Year 5/6 are having a great time learning rugby skills! Passing backwards and running forwards is a very tricky skill!


Today we went on a virtual trip to Liverpool Maritime Museum to have a workshop about Titanic. We learned all about the people on board and in more detail about the story of the sinking. 


Mrs Dawson came to talk to us today about QEGs. We found out lots about secondary school and are excited about our future.


We had a great afternoon learning teamwork and a variety of sports skills today. Thanks to the Sports partnership for leading it for us. 


It’s so good to be back in Assembly,

Class 3 treated us to a performance of their music work on The theme Titanic, 

Thanks Class 3, it was amazing!


We have had a great week taking part in the Cumbria Games skipping challenge. We have learned new skills, built stamina and are doing a daily time trail to see improvement! 



Well done to all our Year 5’s who completes their level 1 Bikeability training.


Science experiments

We had a great afternoon completing our tests to find out about buoyancy and the best shape and size of ‘ship’ to hold the most cubes.


Science / Geography

We have had a great week doing a mini project ‘Water.’  We know it is essential for all life but we wanted to know more!

We have been finding out about the water cycle and our local river the Eden and how special it is!

This afternoon we have been using our investigative skills to find out all about water and it’s properties and how useful it is to us humans.


Lent learning

We have been finding out about lent and considering the perseverance it takes. We are looking forward to the joy of Easter.


Year 5 had a great day exploring the Census today during 'Let's Count' Day. 

This morning we found out about what the census is and explored data from Penrith. We compared the population of children between the census' of 2001 and 2011. We drew bar graphs using the data and came to some great conclusions. This afternoon we thought about how the census is a great source of history so we compared Penrith in the past to Penrith today and drew our own interpretations of this. Well done Year 5.

Amazing Home Learning! Well done!


After a zoom meeting having lots of fun making smoothies with Phunky Foods recipes Year 5 have been writing their own recipes at home - there are some great ideas to try! Well done Year 5!



Good Morning folks. I know Google Classroom is new and I'm impressed that so many of you are accessing it and having a go with the work I have set. 


The easiest way to access the page is to simply put 'Google Classroom' into the google search bar. You will be asked for a Google sign in - this is the children's email address which is in their reading record. If a class code is required it is: mqa5wbs. They also have their own password. From there you should see the 'Class 4' Classroom. Remember to check the Classwork as well as the stream and to 'Turn in' work so I know it has been done. 


Work is best accessed on a laptop rather than a phone or tablet but it can be done. 

Work does not need printing as it can be 'turned in' which sends the document digitally to me. 

Best of luck.

Any problems please get in touch. 

We are all learning so thank you for having a go!

Mrs P

p.s. Year 5 zoom is scheduled for Thursday 7th at 9.45am, look out for a link which has been emailed by Mrs Hill. 


Hi everyone. 

I will be uploading work to Google Classroom for you so please keep checking that. I look forward to 'zooming' with you this week too - Google Classroom will have all the information. Remember to check the 'Classwork' as well as the 'Stream' for your assignments. 

I have attached the letter which I have sent out with all your learning packs in case you need it to check what you can be doing at home.

If you have any problems please ring or email the school office. 

Happy New Year.

Mrs P 


We enjoyed the Cafod National Assembly this morning 'Light of the World.'

We are thinking how we can be 'lights' in our community over the festive period. 

10.12.20 Christmas jumper day

Don't Year 5 look festive!


We were lucky enough to have The British Museum led a virtual workshop for us this afternoon. We learned all about Ancient Egypt. 


Year 5 and 6 have been challenged to think about others during the season of Advent. We have created a REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR to showcase gifts we can GIVE to others each day during advent. 


Year 5 have worked so hard at learning a poem to recite. They worked hard to think about intonation and expression.Year 6 enjoyed their recital, what do you think?


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We are sorry our families can't come into the school and enjoy our seasonal displays but we have still been enjoying completing work for you to see. Advent is beginning and Year 5/6 have made Nativity Silhouettes with collage backgrounds. We hope you like them.


Well done to all Year 5 and 6. You all smashed your own targets and really worked hard to take part in the Eden Valley Sports Partnership Cross Country competition.

November 2020

We have enjoyed learning about being Play Leaders and designing our own games. Thanks to Garry from Eden Sports Partnership for coming into school. 


Year 5 & 6 enjoyed a World War 1 webinar this morning, we joined with other schools from around the country this morning which helped us mark Armistice Day. We will remember them.


We hope you like our bottle bottom poppies to mark this year's season of remembrance. 


M was VERY pleased to find the gift from the Book Fairy this morning - apparently according to her letter she has been self-isolating but her parents have let her out now. She has promised to wash her hands and her wings regularly! Its great to have her back!


Throughout October we have been considering what things we are thankful for. Every day we have written something on the pumpkin - that's a lot of things we are thankful for!