Singapore Class Year 5

MARCH 2023

Singapore’s spring term has been full of excitement.

In English, we have really enjoyed studying ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We took time to unpick the story and then performed a stanza per group to the whole class. It was great to see everyone finding the confidence to do this, as it can be a daunting scenario. As for maths, we have been showing fantastic resilience with our fraction's topic, it has been really tough to understand this, but our hard work has paid off.

We thoroughly enjoyed our school trip to Paignton Zoo, earlier in the term, as we got to see many animals we had not seen before, and we recognized a lot of them from the programme ‘The Zoo’ on BBC iPlayer that we have been watching at lunchtimes. Our favourite animal was ‘Jergen the Gorilla’!

As we approach the Easter holidays, we are ensuring we work collaboratively to look after each other and show kindness and determination to get us all to the much-needed break.


Singapore class have had a fantastic start to the New Year. They have settled in brilliantly to their new environment and we have really made our classroom feel like home.

Since being back, we have been focussing on states of matter in science. This was a great topic which included a lot of practical work, giving us a chance to get stuck in the demonstrate great collaboration. For one of our investigations, we had to work out how to separate salt from sand. We made a solution with water, salt and sand, filtered it and dropped some of the solution into a petri dish. When we came back after the weekend, we found salt left!

Singapore class have also been working incredibly hard on their story writing and non-chronological report writing in English. It is great to see the children so proud of their own hard work.

Finally, we have been taking time out of our day to practice mindfulness. This has been a huge factor in making sure we start the day calm and refreshed. We also can’t resist a bit of Newsround to start our busy day.

We are looking forward to what the next half term will bring, and keep reminding ourselves that we need to be gentle with ourselves as we are BRILLIANT!



Singapore class have been working really hard throughout December in what has been a very busy month! We have tried our hardest in assessment week, done some lovely writing for our newspaper reports on our writing wall and got into the Christmas spirit.


We've been working especially hard on the column method for multiplication in maths where we have had to show our best resilience.


Singapore class would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to being back with our school, in one place, in January!


Singapore class have had a continued fantastic term. In music, we have moved onto the Fresh Prince of Bel-air, which we really enjoy rapping. We try and do as much dancing as we can in our class- always finding time for the Cha Cha Slide and Macarena!


Our hard work on our writing wall has gone up and looks great, as a reminder of how much effort we put into our Iron Man stories. 


We have also got our online learning Pick 'n' Mix work up on display where we learnt all about Singapore.


Finally, we must admit that we are already in the Christmas spirit, with our tree already up in our classroom! Let the festivities begin...


The children in Singapore class have settled in really well at Huish Primary School and have landed on their feet in Year 5.  

We have been working on a variety of things across the curriculum over the last half term which they have shown great enthusiasm about. Space has been our science topic and we’ve loved talking about all things sun, moon and Earth, with a particular interest in black holes! 

Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been retelling the story of the Iron Man using their own characters and adding in some fantastic similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia to stay in the style of the original author, Ted Hughes. In maths, we have been focussing on decimals as fractions which the children showed brilliant resilience with. Singapore have also unlocked a hidden talent of being able to sing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ with outstanding passion in our music lessons. 

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