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Year 5 Tigers

We’re the Tigers!

Welcome to our class


We’re daring and determined, quick and strong.

We face every challenge head-on!


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling


Class Information


We have PE on Wednesday and Thursday so please wear your full PE kit to school on those days.


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

Special Mentions! Congratulations Tom and Shreya!

Enterprise Week 2021

What a busy time we have had! Enterprise Week has been full of activity and has been an incredibly enjoyable week, learning more about our theme of 'Valuing Ourselves and Others'. Our key aim has been developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. The children have had the opportunity to consider the role money plays in all our lives, how to manage their money effectively, and have how to make money through an enterprise. Key skills of teamwork, communication, resilience, flexibility, delegation and patience have all been practiced this week. Today, we took part in a Hula workshop to help us learn new skills and have FUN!!!

The rest of the week will be spent planning ideas for a fundraising event to raise money for Just B! I can't wait to hear the persuasive speeches and vote for the winning idea!

Anglo-Saxon and Viking handling day

The year 5's enjoyed their Anglo-Saxon and Viking handling day.  What fun was had trying to make sparks with flint, using a butter churner and spotting the designs on an Anglo Saxon helmet.  Remember to ask your child what they learned today.  

NSPCC Number Day 2021

We are having a fantastic NSPCC Number Day in Year 5! We have all taken on the challenge of dressing up in a number or something maths related. This morning, we have learnt about the importance of the NSPCC Charity and thought about how we can help each other. We have also completed a maths challenge - building 3D shapes from spaghetti and marshmallows! Our final activity, was linked to our class number...we had to write a story, rap, poem with the exact number of words!!! It was a challenge!!! Here are some photos of our day! 

Be Internet Legends!

At Oatlands Junior School we promote using the internet safely at home and at school. We are delighted to have a go at building a 'Be Internet Legend' trophy kit, as part of Google’s e-safety programme. Inside the tube, the children found a set of instructions and pieces of the trophy. They had to scan the QR code to activate the online safety quiz. Each correctly answered question is awarded with an instruction, which the children followed to build their trophy successfully! 

Achievement Winners - WB 1st March 2021

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


* Lucy Brannan, Tom Peat, Maia Oosthuizen, Amelia Holden and Luke Proudlove.*


TT Rock Stars Winner - WB 1st March 2021

*Nathan Emovan *

Art Award WB 1st March 2021


Special Mentions - WB 22nd February 2021

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


* Sula Stanhope, Delphi Stanhope, Archie Fountain, Jacob Stockton and Preeti Chandrashekar.*


TT Rock Stars Winner - WB 22nd February 2021

* Tom Peat *

Art Award WB 22nd February 2021


Y5 - Finlay Barry
Year 5 have been developing their drawing skills over the past half term and Finlay has created this wonderful still life drawing of his football boot as a final piece. It clearly demonstrates how he has looked carefully at the boot and his drawing. Well done, Finlay!


Y5 - Jenna Whittingham
Jenna's intricate drawings are beautifully capture the light and shadows through the precise tones she has used whilst drawing small. The key looks like it could be lifted from the page and used to unlock a door. Fantastic detail, Jenna. Well done. 

Special Mentions - WB 8th February 2021

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


* Lucy Brannan, Gwilym Harper, Chariss McQuade, Federico Bronzini, Ella Marsh and Henry Littlejohn.*


Oatlands Points Winners - WB 8th February 2021

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

Our Oatlands Points Winners are:

* Sula Stanhope, Luke Fitt, Ewan Rhodes, Owen Flatley-Skaife, Jenna Whittingham, Milo Spearing, Jessie Thomas, Tilly Fox and Will Orr. *


TT Rock Stars Winner - WB 8th February 2021

*Freddie Moss-Blundell *

Art Award - WB 8th February 2021
The Award goes to....Shreya Raghunam

Shreya’s final piece, a colourful drawing of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle has captured the movement of this magnificent creature. She has used the skills learnt over the last few weeks to draw what she can see and to use line and tone to create a 3d effect on a 2d drawing. Shreya, your drawing is sensational, well done. 

Mrs Alderson.

Children's Mental Health Week! (1st - 8th February)

Stars of the Week - WB 1st February 2021

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

Our SUPER STARS this week are:

* Liv Leeming, Jemima Dickie, Isabella Bolton, Joseph Watts and Sadie Mellis *

Art Award - WB 1st February 2021

The Award goes to....Milo Spearing

Milo has achieved a superb observational study this week, experimenting how drawings differ when the same object is drawn from memory and then observation. His observational drawing of a camera is incredible. Such care is shown in his drawings and his line and tone creates depth. A great piece of work, Milo. Well done. 

Mrs Alderson. 

Stars of the Week - WB 25th January 2021

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

Our SUPER STARS this week are:

* Isla Bramley, William Sewell, Billy Simpson, Finlay MacLennan, Alfie Quibell *

Art Award - WB 25th January 2021

Year 5 Award goes to......Maia Pardo

Maia, your straight line portrait is sensational! I was so impressed with your attention to detail, the sharpness of the lines to the contrasting softness that you have created by adding colour is wonderful. Well done, Maia.

Mrs Alderson.


Stars of the Week - WB 18th January 2021

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

Our SUPER STARS this week are:

* Ewan Rhodes, Henry Littlejohn, Shreya Raghunan, Harvey Clarke and Jenna Whittingham *

Art Award - WB 18th January 2021

The Award goes to......William Sewell. 
William's blind contour portrait is absolutely fantastic! He has created interesting patterns and shapes with his continuous line and added blocks of contrasting colours. It is a confident piece of art. A great job William, well done. 
Mrs Alderson. 

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:

* Olivia Doran *

Art Award - WB 11th January 2021

This week the Art Award goes to Henry Littlejohn. Henry has created 3 intricate blind contour drawings and it is clear that he has taken great care to look at his objects in great detail without looking at the paper until the very end. The end products are wonderful, what an impressive set of drawings, you should be very proud Henry. Well done! Mrs Alderson. 

Class Novel - Spring 2021

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q Rauf


'The boy's an absolute menace.'
'He's a bully. A lost cause!'
'Why can't he be more like his sister?'

I've been getting into trouble for as long I can remember. Usually I don't mind 'cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention.

But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything - even when I'm telling the truth! And it's only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park.

Everyone thinks I'm just a bully. They don't believe I could be a hero.

But I'm going to prove them all wrong...

Congratulations Elsie for winning the OIS Christmas Card Competition, Shreya for getting her black belt in karate, and Jemima for achieving her Level 3 in Climbing!

Special Mentions!

Well done to Ella P and Thomas for their tremendous determination, initiative, and resilience this half term! The whole class have been blown away by your attitudes to learning and all your hard work!

Autumn 2020!

Special Mentions!


Well done to Edie and Elsie for their excellent work this half term!


Edie, you have approached your work with determination and enthusiasm, and you are always a great help to everyone around you!


Elsie, you always set an excellent example to others and approach your work with complete determination and resilience! 


Well done to both of you!

National Poetry Day! (1st October)

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We had so many brilliant poems today from our poets in Tigers class. Here are a few being performed!

Who's that lady?

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Bushy Arch

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Some of our wonderful work over the last few weeks!

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