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This week in Oak class we have been learning about Haiku poems. These are a form of poem from Japan that have only three lines: the first and third lines have 5 syllables and the second line has 7 syllables. Some of the children decided to write their own Haikus about Remembrance Day.

Eleven o’clock
Soldiers sacrifice for us
Pippies in a field

By Seb

Soldiers from the war
Remember the sacrifice
Poppies by their grave

By Angelo

Remembrance Day
Let’s be thankful for soldiers
Move on from war time

By Ruby & Edie

New poppies growing
Remember their sacrifice
In honour of them

By Felipe

Poppies in the field
Remembering men who died
From the battle grounds

By Rose

Poppies rise from ground
Soldiers shoot on battlefields
Tanks fire every day

By Vladimir

The soldiers fighting
Remebering the soldiers
Everyone was scared

By Josh

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On Monday 28th June, the author Alan Durant came to school as a belated World Book Day visit. The children were really excited to meet him and he visited every class and shared stories and poems that he had written.

It was the first time Alan had been able to visit a school in over a year and so he was also really excited to work with the children. The children were able to ask him questions about how he came up with ideas for stories, characters and the writing process.

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As part of ‘Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week’ the children and staff were asked to dress in a way that expressed something about themselves. It could have been in their favourite colour, in a hobby or sports kit or in anything that expressed a part of their life. Can you work out what each picture expresses?

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Please use the link below to watch our Acorn Class perform the Nativity with support from the older children of the school. Congratulations, Acorn – this is a lovely performance and a nice way to end the year.


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Oak Class have been learning about the Stone Age. As part of the topic, the children designed their own Stone Age houses. They had to think about the materials Stone Age people would have been able to use. The children then made their house using clay, sticks, leaves and moss.

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In Oak Class, we have been thinking about all the fruits and vegetables that are grown and need to be harvested.

We have written riddles about fruit and vegetables – can you work out the answer to each riddle? The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1I grow on the ground. I usually get put in the fridge. I can be used at Easter. What am I?Rhys
2I grow in fields. A big machine collects me. I have different stages. What am I?Bella
3I am round. I am a vegetable. I have layers. I make people cry. What am I?Matilda
4I am green and orange. I have a least 200 seeds. I have a stem. What am I?Kevin
5I am white and round. I have lots of layers. I grow on the ground. I have leaves around me. What am I?Max
6I am green and red. I grow on trees. What am I?Kimberly
7I am sweet. I am larger than a grape but smaller than a melon. I have a chocolate flavour. I can be put in a bowl. What am I?Michael
8I am a fruit. I am red. I have small pips. I have a green stalk. I come in flavours of syrup. What am I?Ben
9I am green and I have seeds. I am a fruit and I have a middle. I grow on a bush. What am I?Edie
10I am a fruit. I come from a different country. I am juicy and yellow inside. I can be red or green or sometimes yellow. I grow on a tree. What am I?Halle
11I am a fruit. I grow on the ground. I am green on the outside and red on the inside. What am I?Riley
12I am sour and fleshy. I can be made into a fizzy drink. My skin is yellow. I am a fruit. What am I?Angelo
13I am green. I have layers. I am a vegetable? What am I?Isabella
14I have layers. I have a point. I make you cry. I am from Shrek. What am I?Quinn
15I am yellow. You have to cut and peel me. I am born with leaves. What am I?Eireann
16I have spikes on me. I am yellow or orange. Spongebob lives in me. What am I?Felipe
17I am a vegetable. I am green. I am not very popular to eat. I am tree shaped. What am I?Rose
18I am a fruit. I am red. I grow on plants. What am I?Joshie
19I am a fruit. I have layers. I am green and delicious. What am I?Freddie
20I am big and round. My skin is stripy. I grow on the ground. I am delicious on a hot day. What am I?Ethan
21I am brown, rough and tough. I am hard to find in shops. What am I?Esther
22I am massive and green. I grow on the ground. What am I?Josh
23I am a vegetable. I get water dripping from my ceiling. I look like celery. What am I?  Zach
24I am a fruit. I am red. I grow on a plant. I have seeds on the outside. What am I?Alfie
25I am a fruit. I can be red or green. I grow on a tree. I can be fresh and juicy. What am I?Faye
26I am red. I am a fruit. I can be in a sandwich. What am I?Milan
27I am red. I have seeds on the outside. I grow on the ground. What am I?Evan
28My first is in wheat but not in carrot. My second is in apple but not in broccoli. My third is in grape but not in peach. My fourth is in guava but not in mango. My fifth is in orange but not in avocado. My sixth is in strawberry but not in cabbage. My seventh is in tomato but not in cauliflower. What am I?Paige


  1. Carrot   2. Wheat             3.Onion                4. Pumpkin         5. Cabbage                         6. Apple

7. Orange            8. Strawberry     9. Cucumber      10. Mango          11. Watermelon

12. Lemon           13. Brussel Sprout            14. Onion            15. Pineapple    16. Pineapple

17. Broccoli         18. Tomato         19. Watermelon               20. Watermelon              

21. Coconut        22. Watermelon               23. Leek               24. Strawberry                  25. Apple

26. Tomato                         27. Strawberry                  28. Harvest

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Please find a link below to a book that has been written specifically for children to help them understand about the coronavirus. It has been illustrated by the Axel Scheffler who illustrates a lot of Julia Donaldson’s book.

Coronavirus – A Book for Children

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Lessons, videos and messages are now being uploaded to the Horspath School home learning site. There is a link on the home page of the school website under the school name and it is also posted below.

On the front page you will find useful links to government advice and guidance whilst we are closed.

On the class pages you will find all the weekly learning resources and videos there as well as messages from your teacher.

On the head teacher page you will find messages, weekly collective worship, weekend riddles and a short story. 

Please make sure you refresh the pages regularly to see new items posted.


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Dear Year 5 children,
It appears that the links to the adverts in today’s English lesson may not work for some of you and the video of adverts won’t play.

If you cannot access the videos, then have a go at this BBC Bitesize reading lesson instead.


Mrs Bailey

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