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Miss Dobbs Year 5 - Owls

5B - Owls

Welcome to Owls' Class Blog!



Miss Dobbs (Class Teacher)           

Miss Burton (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Burrett (1:1 Teaching assistant)


Hello and welcome to Owls! Here, you can be a fly on our classroom wall as you join us on our year 5 learning journey. Throughout the year, we will be adding regular blogs so please drop by to see what we're getting up to. 

Below, you will find some useful links for home learning:


Doodle Maths

Doodle Maths creates every child a unique and adaptive work programme that not only improves their ability, but also boosts their confidence, making them feel brilliant!  Doodle is fully aligned to the national curriculum, making it the perfect learning solution in the classroom and at home. And best of all, if you download the Doodle app, it can be used offline on tablets, phones and laptops, enabling children to learn anywhere, anytime.  



In school, we use TTRockstars daily to support our knowledge and recall of times tables.  Every morning, at 8:45, every child completes a Studio or a Garage challenge which is timed - it's pretty addictive!

Week 3: The Rock invasion!


We arrived at school today and all our regular teachers were ill.  Luckily our visiting supply teachers looked suitably dressed for today's non-uniform day!


I'm sure we're going to have lots of fun!


Term 1 – Greeks, Gods and Gorgons.

Join us on a journey of discovery, travelling back through time over 3000 years to the age of the Ancient Greeks. 


This term, we will be exploring what life was like in ancient Greece and looking at their many achievements. We will learn more about the empire grew as well as identifying the beliefs of people living at that time. We will discover the difference between the Athenians and the Spartans and observe how warfare played such a large role within ancience Greece.


In maths this term, we will be deepening our understanding of place value looking at numbers up to the value of 1 million. We will also be developing our addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills with a particular focus on reasoning problems with more than one step.


Initially, this half term we will be completing a unit about reverse poetry. We will read different examples identifying the themes and how they change before attempting to write some of our own. Following this we will work towards writing our Greek style myths.

Greek Wow Day!

We had a great time during our 'Greek Wow Day!' 
We learnt about the alphabet and practised deciphering different Greek God's names as well as having a go at writing our own names. We tasted different Greek foods including flatbread, tzatziki, taramasalata, olives, houmous and yoghurt with honey to name a few. We took part in an olympic games competing in javelin, shotput and discus and we also learnt to dance to Zorba The Greek.

DT- Automata toys

In DT, we desiged and created our own automata toys. We investgated different types of cams and choose ones that we wanted to make certain effects on the images at the top of our followers. We loved making our toys with an ancient Greek theme.


In Owls class, we love our computing time. We have been using the Scratch programme for coding, using the repeat function to create shapes and to make our sprites move.

Cressida Cowell- Zoom call

We had an amazing zoom call with the author Cressida Cowell, writer of 'How to train your dragon'. She was such a lovely lady and was so exciting to listen to. She told us all about her work as well as sharing teaser trailers about her up and coming projects... they sounded amazing!

Joshua Seigal poet visit

We had a visit from Joshua Siegal a poet from London. He shared some of his excellent poetry with us as well as helping us to write our own poems. He even signed some copies of his book for us. It was awesome!