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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

Enterprise Week

We have had a fantastic start to our Enterprise Week. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Skipping4Schools, learning new skills and game ideas. It has been lovely to hear the children talking about their learning from fitness plans to mindfulness scripts. Planning is also well underway for our Enterprise Afternoon on Tuesday 11th June. The children have planned their stall ideas, researched marketing techniques and even decided who is going to do the shopping. A great week so far! Can I please remind parents and carers, that children can bring up to £5 in change (10p’s, 20p’s 50p’s) to spend visiting the different stalls on Tuesday 11th June.

Special Mentions Summer Term 1

Well done to Holly and Joey who are both thoroughly deserving of Special Mentions this half term and have set a great example to the rest of the class with their maturity, determination and hard work. 

French Week 

This week, we have held a French week. Each year group has been learning about the geography of France, famous people and replicating works by French artists. Lower school have built models of some of France’s most iconic landmarks. Today we opened a French café, which was run by the Year 6 pupils. All children attended and were able to place an order in French and enjoy a French snack et boisson!

To finish off the week, the French Ambassadors performed a short play, ‘Le Navet Geant’ to the rest of the school. Bon travail, tous le monde!

Class Book

Our current class book is Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We been enjoying using the book in English for our writing. Here's a little more about the book, 'Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island. Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best she can.'

Open Hour

Thank you to all the family members that came to Tigers class today for open hour. As it is French week the children were writing postcards from their holiday in France, making use of research we carried out earlier in the week.

Easter Egg Competition

Well done to everyone who entered this years competition from Tigers class. There were some very creative ideas. Eggsellent work!

Spring Term 2 Special Mentions

Well done to Isla And Toby on receiving Special Mentions for all their efforts during this half term. As always it's tricky to pick just two children, but they are both very deserving recipients. 

Spring Term 2 homework celebrations

We had a super morning sharing and celebrating our homework. Their were some very impressive pieces such as fully working periscopes, book reviews and climate change research. I really enjoyed reading the children's work and being able to leave such positive feedback. Thank you to all the adults who supported the children at home. 

​​​​​​Class Asembly

Well done to all the children who took part in our class assembly on the theme of Mother's Day and thank you to all the adults that came to support them.

Arts Week

Our theme for Arts Week this year is Diversity. On Monday, we went on a trip to Harrogate Theatre. We had a tour of the theatre and found out some interesting facts about shows and how theatre is run. Then, we took part in a visual impairment workshop and learned about using audio description to describe things that others might not be able to see.


We have also taken part in a dance workshop lead by a visitor from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. We thought about how we can use movement to communicate with others.

For our Art project, Year 5 have been creating our own self-portraits inspired by Freida Kahlo. We surrounded our self-portrait with objects and words that are important to us. We used iPads to create a Pic Collage then drew these onto a canvas. Then, we used watercolour paints, pastels and poster paint to add colour.



Diving Talent Search program  

Tigers class enjoyed taking part in a diving talent search program called “Little Rippers”. It is run by Harrogate District Diving Club, in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council and Swim England Diving designed to unearth Harrogate’s next generation of Olympians. The Little Rippers Talent Search is a school based Talent Identification programme for the Olympic sport of diving, with the aim of testing as many children as possible from Primary Schools across the Harrogate District.

Safer Internet Day 2019

As well as activities in class we enjoyed an interesting and informative safety workshop delivered by Tim Pinto. Covering a range of topics from apps to games to live streaming the children picked up many top tips for staying safe online. 

NSPCC Number Day

For NSPCC number day the class donated silver coins as well as exploring our number for the day, 318. The children enjoyed writing short stories and carried out investigations in Maths. Thank you for your donations!

Table Tennis

We have had our first session at Harrogate Racquets Club learning to  play Table Tennis.  Everyone had a great time! A big thank you to all the adults who helped out with our trip. 

Class Story

Today we began to read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle linking to our new Sci-Fi English topic.  Here's a bit more about the book:  A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.

Spring 1 Homework Menu

Please find below the home work this half term, many thanks in advance for supporting your children at home with these tasks. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish all the children and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a thank you to all of you that gave me a gift or a card, it is much appreciated! 


Mr Moore

St Mark’s Christmas Concert

On Tuesday many of you joined us for our annual concert at St Mark’s; it was a fantastic evening and we are proud of the children at Oatlands for their musical talents. The children in the Arts Committee spoke confidently as they shared their Christmas wishes and we were entertained by the audience participation on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Thank you to all those who donated to our charity – Martin House Hospice - during the collection. We received a generous £529.16 – thank you!

Toby’s Bake Sale

Last Friday’s cake sale was a huge success; the stall was wiped clean and we saw lots of you leaving for the weekend with bags filled with goodies! Toby and his supporters raised a fantastic £140.33, all of which will be donated to JDRF, a type one diabetes research charity.


Well done to Toby for his great idea and the parents who helped to organise the event. A big thank you to the pupils in Year 5 and 6 who donated the cakes.

Class Assembly

On Friday we had our first class assembly. The children really enjoyed sharing all they have been learning about WW2, the WW2 Tea Party, DT (Make Do and Mend), Maths and English. Thank you to all the family members that came to support their children. 

WW2 Tea Party

On Monday 3rd December the children from Year 5 and 6 welcomed Grandparents and relatives to a World War 2 Tea Party to share experiences and artefacts with the children. Some adults brought in artefacts like: ration books, medals, telegrams and badges. Once the stories had been shared, everyone got the opportunity to try some of the WW2 recipes the children had made using a weekly ration allowance. The children were really creative with their ideas and brought in things like: chocolate potato cake, scones, elderflower jelly, oat biscuits and carrot cookies. After the children had eaten their food, they went into the hall to sing some songs from the era. They sang ‘We’ll meet again’ and ‘Run Rabbit’, singing these songs brought back lots of memories for all of the visitors.

Open Hour

Thank you to all the family members who attended our open hour. As usual the children really enjoyed working with their adults. With their help the children produced lovely Poppy designs and thoughtful poems commemorating the end of WWI. 

House Event

Today, Friday 26th October, a fantastic, musical-theatre inspired House Event took place. Each of the four houses entered a comedy act, a dramatic performance, a song and a dance. The standards were incredibly high and our three judges: Mrs Wilkinson; Mrs Gerry and Miss Barratt had a difficult decision to make when it came to the scores. They each awarded a score out of 10 to the acts, giving a maximum of 30 house points to each act. The Green House were unfortunately unable to enter their comedy act.

The scores were as follows:



Red Kites

Blue Jays

Yellow Hammers

Green Kingfishers






A great big ‘well done’ to all the children who entered – they had a huge audience and we were all thoroughly entertained!

Homework celebration

We have had a lovely morning celebrating the homework from this half term. I have been amazed by the quality and creativity of some of the homework. Pictured are some of the super models that were created. Well done everybody and thank you to all of the adults who have supported their children with the homework.

Class Book

Our new class book is Good Night Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, linking nicely to our WWII history topic.


Here's a little more about the book:

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

Karate Taster

The children really enjoyed their karate taster session today, giving them a clear idea of the martial art and the discipline, skill and practice involved.

Year 5 visit to Eden Camp

On Tuesday 9th October, Year 5 visited Eden Camp to learn more about our History topic - World War II. The experience helped us to imagine what life would have been like for children during the World War. We visited various huts, each with a different theme e.g. the Blitz, evacuees, and rationing just to name a few. Some huts were particularly realistic and quite scary, but definitely worth visiting. We all enjoyed the day and would definitely visit Eden Camp again. A big thank you to all of the parents who accompanied us on the trip.

Open Hour

Thank you to all the family members that attended open hour. The children enjoyed solving their rounding puzzles with the help of their adults and everyone had a lovely morning. 

History: WWII

The children have been enjoying their new history topic of WWII and are looking forward to the trip to Eden Camp. It has also been very interesting hearing about the children's family link to WWII. In particular Holly produced an excellent note book on her great grandfather who was a wireless operator and gunner in the RAF.   

Our Class Book

Our current class book is The French Confection by Anthony Horowitz.



The hard-up Diamond Brothers win a weekend for two in Paris, but as soon as they arrive, they find themselves in danger. There's a nasty smell in the air and it's not the cheese. If Nick and Tim aren't careful, their dream holiday could end up being a nightmare from which they'll never wake up.


About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is the creator of the phenomenal Alex Rider books and the bestselling Power of Five series. He won the 2006 British Book Awards Red House Children's Book of the Year for Ark Angeland the 2003 Red House Children's Book of the Year Award for Skeleton Key. Anthony also writes extensively for TV, with credits including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He lives in north London with his family.

Pupil Voice Groups

Well done to all the children in the class who gave speeches for our pupil voice groups. The following children were elected:


School Councillors - Seth and Georgia 

Eco-Committee - Lilidh 

French Ambassadors - Ava  and Padraig 

Sports Crew - Tom and Winnie 

Librarians - Toby  and Izzy 

Digital Leaders - Noah  and Leila 

Arts Committee - Anthony  and Charlotte 



Class Information

We have PE on Monday and Friday so please have your full PE kit in school.


Our library session is on a Tuesday. Please remember to bring your book to school every Tuesday so it can be changed for a new one. 


Weekly spellings are tested on a Friday and please remember to record reading and sign homework diaries. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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