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Posted on
Mar 2018


Year 5 have now set up a Twitter account.  We are going to trial the use of Twitter instead of the blog to see what people think. So far, we have found that photos can be uploaded far quicker, so we should be able to have many more for you to see! It also means that children can help compose the tweets and ensure that anything they think is important is included.
You do not need a Twitter account to see the page but would need to set one up to be able to 'like' and comment on posts.

We are in the process of setting it up and starting to tweet, so please use this link to have a look:


Please feel free to let us know what you think.

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Posted on
Mar 2018

Everyone's a writer

As you will be aware, the children have been working on poetry based on the elements.  Many of the children have chosen to bring their work home to type up, so that we are able to enter it into Meadowhead's Everyone's a Writer competition.  If your child has typed up their piece of work, could you please email it to:


We would like all entries Wednesday 7th March.  Please save your child's work as their name so that we can collate them all easily.  If your child is unable to type their work up at home, they will be given the opportunity at luchtime.

We look forward to sending off all our fantastic entries.

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Posted on
Feb 2018

Bushtucker Trial Day

Well done to all the children today.  They were all very supportive, encouraged one another and overcame some fears.


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Posted on
Jan 2018

Wintery Week 2!

What a busy week!   
Excitingly on Wednesday, we had pink faces and soggy socks due to the snow fall.  The children coped really well with the disruption to the timetable and we managed to continue our work on long division despite the distraction of snow outside!

In complete contrast to the weather outside, we have continued our journey through the Amazon as we read our book The Explorer.   We have all been enjoying the adventures f the children stranded in the jungle.   Ask your child to tell you the exciting journey so far....

On Thursday we had our second carousel morning, where the children rotate around three sessions:  PE (Mrs Roberts), Spag (Mrs Cowley) and Ukuleles (Mrs Crookes).    Most excitingly, we had taken delivery earlier in the week, of 30 ukuleles which will be used initially in Year 5 but hopefully, eventually, throughout school.    The children were almost as excited as Mrs Crookes by the sight of a cupboard full of ukuleles!   Feedback from the children about the carousel morning was overwhelmingly positive with one child saying "It's gret because everyone has a smile on their face and no-one wants any of the activities to end".   

The only possible improvement the children raised was regarding clothing.  All children get changed into PE kit as soon as school starts, and they stay in their kit until lunchtime.   At the moment, the PE sessions are in the Scout Hall, however the children do go outside for break time dressed in PE kit.  We have reminded the children that they need outdoor PE kit in school and that this is even more important given the new Thursday arrangement.  We would really appreciate you checking that you child has appropriate clothing in school for outdoor PE.

We have asked the children for their feedback regarding the Thursday carousel and would love to hear feedback from you too  - either comment on the blog, or send a message into school!

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Posted on
Jan 2018

A great start to the new term

We hope you all had a fantastic holiday.  The Year 5s have returned to school with a fantastic attitude. This is perfect as it ties well with our school value this half term, positivity.

In our literacy lessons, we have had some fantastic discussions on animal hunting to begin our unit on argument texts and begun to think about the organisation of the text. Next week, we will be working on our powers of persuasion and learning some sentence types that will hopefully pull on people's emotions.

Maths has been testing as we have begun our work on division and using the chunking method.  We have been really pleased with the way everybody approached the work.

Thursday was an exciting day for us all as it was the start of our new carousel morning.  The children will move round three lessons in groups made up of children from both classes.  They will take part in a grammar lesson, a P.E. session and learn how to play the ukulele.

We have also made a start on our new topic, Explorers.  The pupils explored the school grounds looking for information on different explorers.  We have also started our new reading book, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell.

We hope you all have a great weekend. 
The Year 5 Team

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Our 50th anniversary

50th Anniversary

An Introduction to Bradway Primary

Selected Quotes

"Thank you for developing me the way you have. Bradway is a great school." - Kieron, ex pupil Y6