Applecroft School

Nurturing Potential, Inspiring Minds, Changing Lives

Get in Touch

Interactive Bar

Google Translate


Google Search



Year Five Gormley

Welcome to Year Five Gormley with:


Mrs Ogier - Class Teacher

Mrs Sadat - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Wake - PPA Lead

Mr Thomas - PPA Lead

Mr Wyatt - Deputy Head Teacher

Framing Nature

Friday 27th March 


Hello everyone,


I am so glad that you enjoyed the bread making and art activities yesterday, we do love seeing all of your creations.


Following on with our Materials topic in science, today I would like you to take part in an indoor scavenger hunt. Search your house and see if you can find objects to match the description below. Take a photo or draw a picture of everything you find, then stick them in your book to make a collage. 


Find something: 















Secondly, have a look at the activity sheet attached called, “Framing Nature”. The activity is a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty in your garden. We would love to see your finished framed creations.


I hope that you all have a happy weekend; the Year 5 Team will be back in touch with you on Monday.


With best wishes to you and your families,


Mrs Martin-Flaven & the Y5 Team

Art & DT Activities- Thursday 26th March

Thursday 26th March 2020


Hello Year 5, 


I hope that you enjoyed the English and science tasks set yesterday. Thank you for sending in your brilliant poems, fantastic art work and super 3 word book reviews. We have really enjoyed looking at them all.


Today we have an art/science project which I think we can all get creative with. Ben Rothery is an illustrator who loves the detail to be found in wildlife. If you click on the link below you can download some amazing pictures to colour and decorate from his bestiary. A bestiary is a medieval word for a compendium of beats.


As part of our DT project on bread, have a look through your recipe books at home and online and see if you can find any bread recipes and take a look at ingredients used. Now watch a bread making video by clicking on the link below. Finally have a go at the bread worksheet which I have attached.


Below is a great list of online activities which you could take a look at over the next week, there is something for everyone.


I’ll be back in touch tomorrow,


With best wishes,


Mrs Martin-Flaven


9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks


10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman


11.00am - English with David Walliams


12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)


1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass


1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel


2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)


4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)


Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests



Wednesday 25th March


Hi Year 5,


I hope that you had fun with the activities set yesterday, we have really enjoyed seeing all of the photos of your creations.


Today, let’s start with an English activity. Click on the link below and listen to a story by David Walliams, then write a 3 word review in your book. Choose your words carefully to make sure that they have the most impact.


Our second activity of the day is science based, it focuses on our new topic, “Materials and their Properties”. Take a look around your home and see if you can find an example of objects made from metal, plastic, glass, wood and fabric. Write notes about the properties of each of these materials, for example is it: Natural? Flexible, Transparent?


Now watch the clip below,


Finally, the link below will take you to a site full of free, online boredom busting resources. You could take a virtual tour of a Roman fort or visit an aquarium.


I hope that you are still enjoying the 30 day drawing challenge and that you have had a go at the Lego challenge too.


Mrs Ogier, Mrs Rolph and myself are really pleased that you have had such a great start to the week. I will carry on setting activities and keeping in touch with you for the rest of this week, whilst Mrs Ogier is working in school, then we will swap over next week. Please be assured that the Year 5 team are in touch with each other every day and that we are only at the end of an email if your parents want to get in touch.


With best wishes,


Mrs Martin-Flaven

Tuesday 24th March


Hello Year 5,


We are attaching 2 activities which you might find fun to do. Firstly a 30 day Lego Challenge, again it would be great to see photos of your imaginative creations. 


Secondly there is a poetry task, which we have had a go at and really enjoyed it.


With very best wishes to you and your families,


Year 5 Team

Lego Challenge and Poetry Activity

Monday 23rd March 2020


Hello Year 5, 


Please find copies of the Geography and Art documents which were emailed out earlier today. 


With best wishes,


The Year 5 Team

Year 5 Gormley enjoy their learning

Mrs Martin-Flaven, Mrs Ogier and Mrs Rolph would like to welcome you to the Year 5 pages.

If you are at home for any period over the coming weeks, we thought you might like some activities and challenges to keep you from getting too bored!

We hope you enjoy them!

Useful web links

Joe Wicks - Every morning (Monday - Friday) at 9 am Joe Wicks is doing a work out for children.


Purple Mash - your child's login is in their planner


My Maths - your child's login is in their planner


BBC Bitesize - this site has lots of activities for lots of different subjects