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Year 5 Macaws

We’re the Macaws!

Welcome to our class


We’re lively and positive, brilliant and bright.

We fly high and make the most of every day!


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

Peter Pan - JM Barrie

Welcome back! We hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday.


We have had a very busy first week in Macaws. As well as getting to know each other better, we have made locker labels, reading recommendations, written information letters and much more. It has been a fantastic start to the year!

Class Information


We have PE on Thursday and swimming on Monday so please wear your full PE kit to school on those days with long hair tied back and earrings removed.  


Please remember to record reading and sign homework diaries. Thank you for your cooperation.

Stars of the Week - WB 11th January 2021

A huge well done to everyone for their hard work this week :) 

Our SUPER STARS this week are:

* Owen Flatly-Skaife and Ellie Simpson *

Y5 Science Week

A huge well done to all of the Macaws this week. We have had a fantastic week learning all about science. All of the children have enjoyed planning their experiments linked to our Science Superheroes:

  • Comparative and fair testing
  • Observing over time
  • Pattern seeking
  • Identifying, classifying and grouping
  • Researching using secondary sources

Children In Need

Today we have been raising money for Children in Need, taking part in the last 20 minutes of Joe Wick's 24 hour PE challenge. All the children looked fantastic in the pyjamas and onesies! We have spent the week looking at the ‘Five to Thrive’ activities which have included -  

  • Connecting with people.
  • Take notice of feelings.
  • Get Active.
  • Be Curious.
  • Give – acts of kindness.

Remembrance Day 2020

On Wednesday 11th November, the Macaws class learnt about the Harrogate born RAF pilot, Brain Lane, who went missing in action in December 1942. Brian Lane has a small memorial in London and the children designed their own memorials that could be placed in Harrogate to celebrate the local war veteran. 

Special Mentions - Autumn 1

Congratulations to our special mentions winner, Ellie and Finlay. You should be incredibly proud of all your hard work from this half term.

Harvest Festival

Whilst we have not been able to celebrate Harvest Festival in the usual way at school, in our RE lesson this week we have learnt lots about the traditions of the festival and when it first started. We researched our own facts and created some very informative fact files. Here are some examples of our work. 

Class Novel - Autumn 1

Charlotte's Web by E.B White


Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love. He wanted a friend – someone who would play with him.


One morning a little girl called Fern rescues a runt and names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider. They become best friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate, Charlotte must find a very clever way to save him.

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  • Oatlands Junior School
  • Beechwood Grove, Harrogate,
  • North Yorkshire, HG2 8QP
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