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Monday 19th July 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope you are all well and managing to stay cool. Wasn’t it scorching this weekend?! Yikes. I couldn’t be outside for more than 10 minutes at a time.


Well… this is not how I intended us to start our final full week of term! sad 

I am so sorry that you are having to isolate again. I was so disappointed to receive the call from school on Friday. I’m just glad that you at least managed to enjoy the Jamie Wilson tournament, and I hear that some of you were absolutely fantastic and proved very stiff competition. Well done!


There are work packs for you at school and Mrs Nunez will be in contact to let you know when you are able to collect them. And don't worry. We will make sure that the last 2 days of year 5 are special ones!


In the meantime, take care, keep smiling and stay cool.


Remember you can email me at any time:


I look forward to seeing you all next Monday!


Miss Hodgson wink

Wednesday 7th July 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope you and your families are keeping well and busy while you are stuck at home. Did you manage to collect your work pack from school this morning? If not, it can also be collected at the end of the day – 3:15pm – so please be sure to come and get it. It’s not the summer holidays yet, wink so we must keep calm and carry on – as best we can!


I hope you’re also using some of this extra time to do some reading too. I want to hear all about those new books when you come back!


Have you been watching the football? The match between Spain and Italy last night was fantastic. I'm keeping everything crossed for an England victory tonight! 


Remember you can email me at any time:


Take care and see you soon,


Miss Hodgson x

Monday 5th July 2021


Hello Class 5,


I hope you’re all well and enjoyed the weekend. Did you hear the crazy thunder and lightning on Saturday? Perhaps Zeus was unhappy with the football results...? wink Come on England!


I’m so sorry you are having to miss out on school again. It is very frustrating for us all, but we must follow the guidelines to keep everyone safe and reduce the rate of transmission. We’ll make sure that the last couple of weeks of Y5 are good ones! laugh


Mrs Nunez and Mrs Holt will be in touch soon to give you information about collecting your work pack. In the meantime, you can keep practising your skills on TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed or why not have a look in the Additional Activities folder at the top of this page? You could get creative with a piece of writing, poetry or art - or you could find out more about Ancient Greece using one of the links below.


You can email me at any point with any questions, worries or just to say hello. I would love to hear from you -  


Take care and stay safe.


Miss Hodgson x

Friday 5th March 2021


Good morning Class 5 and Happy Friday!


I hope you are all well and have had a good week. It is an especially happy Friday today, as it is the last day of remote learning. YIPPEE! We can’t wait to see you all back in school on Monday. We’ve got a lovely week planned with some great activities to ease you back in. It feels like such a long time since you’ve been in the classroom!


We have all the same rules and routines in place to keep everyone safe – staggered start/finish times and breaks, staying within bubbles and lots of handwashing. You were all brilliant at this in the autumn, so have nothing to worry about. I hope you are able to spend some time this weekend getting yourself physically and mentally prepared for Monday. We want to see you all looking smart, sharp and awake (!) on the playground at 9:15am. If you have been having late nights and getting up late, you will need to try getting back to some routine this weekend. Otherwise, your body will be in shock on Monday morning!


You will need to bring this week’s completed work pack to school on Monday, along with any other school resources you have at home. Please remember to complete the PHSE activity: My Time Away from School. We will be sharing this in a lesson next week and if you have not completed it at home, you will need do so in your lunchtime at school.


Our final (online) FANTASTIC FRIDAY SHOUT OUT goes to:


Hijran, Ali and Aroosh have all earned 3 house points for getting in touch regularly over email this week.

Aya and Horia have also earned 3 house points each for sending me photos/videos of their work. Just brilliant - thank you!


Earning a house point for using TT Rockstars or Numbots this week are: Zoya, Alan, Eiliyah and Tanzeela, and a double house point to Johan, Amalie and Aroua who have used both. Well done!


For using Spelling Shed, Eiliyah, Johan, Aroua, Zoya, Stephie and Maryan have all earned an extra house point and Haseeb has earned 2 for his excellent effort. Super spelling work!


Farah still have the edge over King in the house points table – have a look below. This is how it looked at the end of last week. I realised that I had been posting the points incorrectly (oops!) as I had been doing it weekly rather than cumulatively (adding the new points to the total). I have now added them all up and look at these whopping totals! It shows just how hard some of you have been working at home. Well done!


I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend and are looking forward to being back at Bentinck on Monday. Miss Thomas, Mrs Semple and I are really looking forward to seeing you!


Take care,


Miss Hodgson x

The scores on the doors...

UPDATE - Tuesday 2nd March 

Just a reminder that David Walliams's AMAAAAZING Assembly for World Book Day is TODAY (Tuesday) even though World Book Day is on Thursday!

It should be a lot of fun, so if you'd like to join in with the live stream then click the link below.



Monday 1st March 2021


Good morning Class 5!


I hope you and your families are well and enjoyed the sunshine this weekend. Wasn’t it beautiful? And for February… positively mild! (Not too cold.) But it’s now March – and just one week to go until we will all be back together in school. We can’t wait! laugh


So, you have just one more week of home learning left to do. Please collect (and return) the last work packs this morning on the playground between 9:30 – 10:20am. You will need to bring this last pack with you – along with anything else you have from school (reading books, rulers, pens etc.) – when you return next Monday 8th March. I look forward to seeing some of you this morning.


Your PHSE task this week is an important one and we will be discussing / sharing this when you come back to school next week, so please spend some time and care on it. It gives you a chance to think back over this lockdown and the things you have achieved at what has been an extraordinary and challenging time. Do you realise you’re living through an important moment is history?!


This Thursday, it’s World Book Day. You will get a voucher in your work pack, which you can swap for (or put towards) a book at your local supermarket or bookshop, and there are also some activities. It’s a real shame that we can’t be together to celebrate this in school (we do it so brilliantly at Bentinck!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved and there will be lots of house points for anyone who completes any of the activities from the World Book Day star link above.


So, one week to go… Let’s give it our best and come back to school with a bang! You can do it Class 5! As always, if you need anything – or just want to say hello – please email me.


Keep working hard and keep smiling. wink


Miss Hodgson x

Friday 26th February 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope you are all well and have had a good week.

It’s starting to feel a lot more like spring, isn’t it? I hope you have been able to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Today and tomorrow look set to be glorious again (although still chilly), so be sure to make the most of it. With British weather, we never know how long it will last!


A huge thank you to everyone who came to collect and return their work packs on the playground this week. We feel very proud of how you have managed this difficult time and continued to try your best at home. And the good news is – we have just one more week to go! On Monday, the Prime Minister announced that we could all return to school on 8th March. So next week’s work pack will be the last! Try to make it your very best and please take care with your presentation.


I’ll be going through the rest of the last work packs in school today, so hope to add a special mention or two later for any wonderful work. It’s taking longer than I’d hoped to get through the packs, as lots of you are still handing in extra sheets, timetables and dot cards. Please only return your completed work and the Pupil Feedback Form.  



Johan, Aroosh, Hijran, Aya and Horia who have all earned extra house points for getting in touch over email. Thank you!


For making use of Spelling Shed, another house point to:

Zoya, Alan, Johan, Maryan, Stephie and Aroua, and 3 house points to Haseeb, who has been using it every day. Just fantastic! It’s no wonder you are one of our super spellers, Haseeb. Well done.


Earning house points for practising their multiplication skills on TT Rockstars are: Zoya, Janet and Aroua, and during half term - Eiliyah, Alan, Shareen and Zoya.


Well done to all those above, but there has been very little activity on these sites in the last week. I’d like to see more of you using these next week please. Come on Class 5 - we can do better than this!


Have a lovely weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon...! laugh


Miss Hodgson x

Monday 22nd February 2021


Hello Class 5!


I hope that you and your families are all keeping well and enjoyed the half term break. What did you get up to? I would love to hear how you were filling the time!


It was a pleasure before half term to send out certificates to those of you who have been working consistently hard at home. We sent 10 out in class 5 – pretty good, although we’d obviously prefer it to have been more wink

A huge WELL DONE to all those who received one!


Boris Johnson is making an announcement tonight – about easing lockdown measures. There’s a chance you could be back to school on 8th March (!) so if you haven’t been trying your best, you have just a fortnight now (2 weeks) to show us some of your awesome work. Make sure you can come back to Bentinck with your head held high!


I’m very happy to see more of you filling in the Pupil Feedback Form - and asking for books! smiley I’m concerned about how little some of you are reading at home. Reading is the basis of learning and an essential skill. Plus, it’s really fun! Getting lost in a story is such a lovely way to spend your time and you learn lots of things, without even realising. Please try and read as often as possible, whatever the text might be. And remember to return any school reading books you have finished please. I have only had 2 so far…


There was some lovely stuff in the news last week. Did you see that NASA landed their Perseverance robot on Mars after a 7-month journey from Florida? And the beautiful time-lapse video of the Amazonian moonflower, which only blooms for 12 hours and has done so for the first time in the UK? You can find links to these stories below.


I hope you are continuing to work on your Good News Project. I’ve only seen a couple so far and look forward to seeing some more…

If you are struggling with any of the work, please email me:


Have a great week, keep smiling and keep working hard.


Miss Hodgson x

Friday 12th February 2021


Hello Class 5 and Happy Friday!


I hope you and your families are all keeping well – and warm!

Today is the last day of term. Hasn’t it flown by?! It’s going to be another strange holiday (with very little to do) but I’m sure that like me, you are looking forward to some rest and relaxation.


As always, an enormous THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all of you trying your best at home. There has been some lovely work this week and I am thrilled to see more of you completing the English activities. I will post some pictures of your wonderful work later today.



Haseeb, Johan, Amalie, Aya, Shareen, Moris, Aroua, Eiliyah and Janet for an excellent effort with their English work this week. You have all earned 2 house points! I really enjoyed reading some of your ‘ribbitting’ and ‘unfrogettable’ news articles. (Thanks to Amalie for the wicked word play! 😉)


For getting in touch over email, Horia, Aroosh and Johan have all earned an extra 2/3 house points each – thank you!


Lots of you have been practising your spellings on Ed Shed this week, which is just brilliant. 2 house points to: Haseeb, Tanzeela, Moris, Aroua, Jadon, Siart, Johan, Hijran, Ali, Eiliyah, Janet Zoya, Kovan, Stephie and Maryan.


Earning 2 house points for marvellous maths practice on TT Rockstars and Numbots are: Eiliyah, Siart, Jadon, Tanzeela, Aroua, Moris, Amalie, Kovan, Stephie and Maryan. And an extra 2 house points to Johan and Zoya – who have been using both. Awesome!


And finally, a special mention has to go out to Haseeb for his consistently OUTSTANDING effort at home! Haseeb is doing everything we ask and more, producing beautiful, thoughtful work of the highest standard. Just exceptional. Well done Haseeb – you have been an absolute star and have earned Farah a further 5 house points for your incredible work!


I hope you all have a lovely half term and enjoy the break. Be sure to have some time off and get outside regularly for some fresh air and exercise. And don’t forget it’s Pancake Day on Tuesday 16th February. I would love to see any photos of you getting involved.


Take care, stay safe and happy holidays!


Miss Hodgson x

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This week's house points... Well done to King! (Yippee)

Monday 8th February 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope that you and your families are well and have had a good weekend. And I hope that you weren’t woken by the wild and windy weather last night. Crikey! It looks like we’re in for another cold spell…

Can you believe that it’s already the last week of this term? How fast has it gone?!


Don’t forget to collect (and return) your packs this morning, on the playground between 9:30 – 10:20am. Please only return your completed work and keep hold of (or recycle!) the other worksheets and instructions. It helps if your pack is well organised too - at least into maths and English!


Another huge thank you to those children working to the best of their ability at home. You are doing yourselves - and us - very proud in the way you have risen to the challenge. Well done! Sadly, there are still a number of pupils handing very little work in, or work which is careless and untidy. Please be aware that we are keeping all the work you hand in and those children who repeatedly refuse to complete work will need to catch up on this when we return to school. If you are struggling to complete the tasks for any reason, you or your parents / carers must get in contact with me. This is not an extended holiday! We may not be in school but your education must continue as best it can. It is so important.


In maths this week, most of us are continuing to practise our multiplication and division skills. Even if you know your times tables facts, be sure to double-check your answers. I’ve seen some very silly errors over the last week.

In English, groups 1 and 2 will be exploring and writing an informal blog, as well as revisiting some important areas of grammar. Group 3 will be learning about whales and the incredible French explorer Jacques Cousteau, while group 4 continue to practise key language skills.


This Tuesday is Safer Internet Day and the theme this year is trust. We are using the internet more than ever at the moment and understanding how to check whether information you find online is reliable is absolutely essential. Please complete the activities included in your work pack this week. These are compulsory. You will find links below to help you.


Take care, stay warm and have a great last week of term.

Miss Hodgson x


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Friday 5th February 2021


Good Morning Class 5 and Happy Friday!


I hope you and your families are keeping well and have had a good week.


Firstly, an enormous THANK YOU to those people still trying to do their best at home. I was happy to see more completed tasks in the work packs this week, as well as some excellent extras. Well done to all those showing such a fantastic attitude to their learning. This will stand you in great stead when we come back!


A BIG and BRILLIANT Bentinck SHOUT OUT today to:


Aya, Eiliyah, Haseeb, Horia and Ewa, who have all earned multiple house points this week for getting in touch by email.

Horia, Aya and Hijran have also earned 3 house points each for sending me a Mini Police poster. Well done and thank you!

Receiving house points for using our online resources this week are:

Spelling Shed - Haseeb (3), Aroua (2) and Ali (1)

TT Rockstars / Numbots – Aroua (2) and Tanzeela (2)


I’m also awarding an extra 2 house points to pupils who brought me well organised and completed work packs on Monday. Thank you! It saves me a lot of time, not having to sift through all the additional bits of paper (which we’ve asked you not to return). So, big thanks to: Haseeb, Aroua, Shareen, Johan, Aya, Moris, Horia, Siart and Eiliyah.


And finally, a special mention has to go out again this week to:

  • Aya – for sharing lots of lovely, thoughtful emails and her super science videos. Thank you!
  • Haseeb – for continuing to work at such an incredibly high standard at home, producing lots of excellent work. Well done!
  • Eiliyah – for sending me emails which make me chuckle and some wonderful winter poetry. Tremendous!


Have a look at our house points table below... It should come as no surprise with Haseeb and Aya still working extra hard and earning lots more house points again this week! laugh


I understand that this is a very challenging time for everyone but would like to see some more of you trying your best with some of the activities at home. Please remember that our choices have consequences and that those of you not completing work during this period at home are going to find things extra difficult when we get back to school. You don’t need to complete the tasks at the times set, but the maths and English lessons must be done at some point during the week and it’s easier if you get into a routine (and it gives you the evenings off!) Remember that you can email me at any time if you are struggling and that every day is a new one and a fresh start. If you have a tough day and don’t get much done, don’t worry. Just try to do a bit extra the next day.


And speaking of things being tough…

You may have seen that this week is Children’s Mental Health Week.

Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health, especially in difficult times like this. The theme this year is Express Yourself and shares ideas about how we can keep ourselves feeling positive by expressing ourselves through the things we enjoy – whether art, music, writing or something different. Follow the links below to some brilliant videos, showing some familiar faces talking about different ways in which to express our personalities and emotions. If you have some free time, you might be inspired to create an ‘Expression of Yourself’ – a piece of art, a performance, a story… the list goes on. I will happily award 5 house points to anyone who shares an ‘Express Yourself’ piece of work they have done.


Hope you all have a lovely day and a great weekend.


Miss Hodgson x

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Well done Farah!

Children's Mental Health Week assembly - with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy

We've teamed up with BAFTA Kids and Oak National Academy to create a free assembly featuring pupils and well known-faces discussing the theme of 'Express You...

Monday 1st February 2021


Hello Class 5,


I hope you and your families are well and enjoyed the weekend. Wasn’t it cold?! Brrrr. I went out for a walk early yesterday morning and the wind was bitter. It certainly blew out the cobwebs! I hope you’ve managed to get out this weekend. Can you believe it’s February today too? January seems to have whizzed by!


I’m looking forward to seeing lots of you and your parents/carers on the playground this morning (10:00-10:20am) to collect your next work packs – and return the previous ones. As explained last week, you will be completing the work from last week (Week 3) so the dates in your pack and on the timetable will be wrong but don’t worry. Just work through Monday to Friday. With the additional activities in your pack, and all the links in the Additional Learning Activities star above, there should be plenty to keep you busy, but if you need (/want) more work, please just send me an email and I’d be happy to oblige!wink


Did any of you manage to take part in the Big Birdwatch survey? If so, I’d love to hear how you got on. We had the usual suspects in our garden this weekend – chaffinches, coal tits, woodpigeons, a robin and a very brazen male blackbird! However, taking centre stage were 2 squirrels we keep finding perched on opposite fences, eyeballing each other, presumably over territory (our next door neighbours have a well-stacked birdfeeder…)


Another BIG THANK YOU to Aya, who earned even more house points this weekend by sending me a results video for her excellent egg experiment! (I will post it below later today.) I’m super impressed with how Aya has presented her work and that she is eggsperimenting at home! (See what I did there?) Farah are off to a good start this week…!


I’d love to hear from some more of you. Please get in touch.

Keep learning, keep smiling and have a great week.


Miss Hodgson x

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Aya sharing her science experiment results - just eggcellent! :)

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Friday 29th January 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope you’ve all had a good week and managed to keep yourselves busy without the new work pack… 😉 A big thank you to you and your parents for your patience and understanding with the changed plans this week. The situation was not ideal, but as John Lennon (of The Beatles) once famously said: “Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans.”


I’m really looking forward to seeing lots of excellent, thoughtful work on Monday – bearing in mind that you’ve now had 2 weeks to complete the pack! I hope you have been doing some of the other activities; the Go Givers task was a great one, and practising spellings and handwriting is really important, and a target for many in Class 5.


Did you see about the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend? Have a look at the information below. This is a lovely opportunity which Miss Thomas suggested. Today or Sunday might be the best time to get involved – there’s a chance of some light snow on Saturday (although nothing like last week).


A massive thanks to all those getting in touch and especially to those sharing photos and work. We miss you all terribly and it always brightens our day to hear from you.




Aya, Haseeb, Eiliyah and Horia for keeping in touch by email, as well as Johan, Aroosh and Ali who have all sent their first message this week – a real treat! You have all earned (at least) 2 house points. Well done.


Earning lots of extra house points for further fabulousness, sending photos or work, are:

  • Haseeb - for filming his poem, sharing some lovely snowy snaps and a stunning Mini Police entry
  • Aya – sending photos and a short video explaining some super science investigations she is doing at home! (See below)
  • Eiliyah – for her fantastic photography of snowy scenes which she shared over email, as well as asking about work she is unsure of. Awesome attitude!


TT Rockstars and Numbots - Making use of our marvellous maths resources this week are: Alan, Zoya, Janet, Moris, Aya, Johan, Haseeb, Shareen, Amalie, Hijran and Kovan – you have all earned a house point. Alan and Zoya have earned 2 extra house points for taking part in a Rock Slam, and a special mention to Aroua, who has been playing lots and earned 3 house points. Excellent work!


Spelling Shed - Practising superior spelling skills:

  • 1 house point to Shareen, Ali, Alan, Zoya, Stephie, Kovan and Maryan.
  • 2 house points to Aya and Eiliyah
  • 3 points to Haseeb, Janet and Aroua who have been using it lots. Brilliant!


I hope some more of you will make use of these in your spare time next week.

A huge well done to all those trying their best at home. A positive, mature and ambitious attitude to learning will get you far in life!


Take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

Miss Hodgson x

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Check out our awesome effort with house points this week!

It was very close this week but WELL DONE TO FARAH!  

Haseeb and Aya have been earning lots of house points this week, making Farah’s score hard to beat. Eiliyah, Aroua and Janet are working hard to keep King in the mix and Zoya and Stephie are working brilliantly in school to pull up Greta and Malala!

Could it be a different house again next week…?!

Aya doing some super science at home!

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The Big Garden Birdwatch is a national bird survey happening this weekend.

The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is asking participants to spend one hour, between 29th – 31st January, watching the birds which land in their garden or outdoor space. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the world’s largest wildlife project, aimed at better protecting the future of our beautiful British birds!

Big thanks to Miss Thomas for sharing!


The PDF below explains how to get involved. Follow the RSPB link for more information and lots of great bird-related activities, such as how to make a simple birdfeeder, how to take great wildlife photos and you can even take a quiz to find out which garden bird you are most like!

UPDATE – Wednesday 27th January


Hello Class 5,


I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well, and have enjoyed some fun in the snow over the last couple of days.


A decision has been made to keep this week’s work packs for next week. They will need to be collected on Monday 1st February at the usual time between 10:00am and 10:20am.


Thank you to the children who were able to access the digital version of the worksheets and complete these at home this week. If you could not access the digital copies or are unable to print the worksheets, please do not worry. You will receive the paper sheets in your pack next Monday and this will be your work to complete for the week. We will not be putting together another set of maths and English activities, so are not uploading any more digital versions of the worksheets, as they are now being saved for next week.


For home learning for the rest of this week; please ensure you have completed every activity to the best of your ability in last week’s work pack. Remember to do the activities for science, music and geography which can be accessed through the links on the week 3 class timetable – this is in the weekly remote learning timetable star at the top of this page. You also have PSHE activities to complete as well as spellings and handwriting. If you fancy some additional maths and English practice, there are also links to some of The Oak Academy online lessons in the maths and English online learning stars. These lessons don't require any worksheets - just a pen and paper - and will help you to practise some key skills.


Please remember to use TT Rockstars, Numbots and EdShed every day to practise your spellings and number fluency. Thank you to those children who are doing this. However, there are many of you who are not using these. They can be accessed through a smart phone, tablet, games console, laptop or PC. If you have lost or forgotten your login then please email me and I will send it to you. I’m still awarding house points for using TT Rockstars, Numbots and Edshed…! laugh


It is really important that you read every day too. If you need a new reading book, please email me and I can have a new book ready for Monday. Although you must return the book you have at home!


For other learning activities, please click on the additional learning activities star at the top of the class page. You will find links to websites, ideas for learning and activities that do not require you to print anything. There are lots of great learning videos and games on BBC Bitesize and there are lessons for primary age children being broadcast every day during school time on CBBC.


And finally, don't forget the Mini Police assignment. If you haven't completed a picture, please have a go. Your picture could end up on a billboard!

Please email me if you have any questions or are unsure what to do.

Keep learning and keep smiling.


Miss Hodgson x


Have a look below at some great pictures of Class 5 enjoying the snow. Thank you to everyone who sent me a snap. You've all earned house points! You can still earn house points for getting in touch...wink

Let it snow...

Monday 25th January - UPDATE


School is closed today due to the dangerous conditions caused by the weather.

You will not be able to collect and return work packs.

We will inform you as soon as it is safe to open the school site. Please keep an eye on the website and your phone for information.


I hope you can get out and enjoy the snow, but please wrap up warm and go steady. The ice is lethal and we do not want any broken bones!

I would like you to complete a snow challenge today please.

You can earn 3 house points! Either:

  • Build the BEST snowman (I didn't say biggest...)
  • Write a winter poem, describing the beauty and magic of a world covered in snow.
  • Create an imaginative piece of winter art (indoors or outdoors) and send me a picture.

If you fancy doing some additional learning (in amongst your snowman-building and snowball-fighting wink), all of the resources for today's lessons are on the website, as well as the timetable with links to the online lessons.

Enjoy your snow day! x

Please send me some pictures of your snow fun that we can share on our class page.

2 house points for any photos I receive (or 3 if it's your first email...!)

Monday 25th January 2021


Hello Class 5,


I hope you are all well and enjoyed the weekend. What about that snow?! Wow. Wasn’t it beautiful? It really made me smile yesterday. I hope you managed to (wrap up warm and) get outside to make the most of it. We don’t get usually get much snow and it’s so much fun – even if it’s bloomin’ cold! According to BBC Weather, early this morning it felt like -8° in Nottingham. Yikes! At least on cold days like this, it feels quite good to be at home. wink


This morning you will be collecting your new work pack, along with a timetable, feedback form, any dots you’re received and a treat for any colours finished on your card. Remember to let me know when you complete the next colour!


In maths this week, most of us are practising multiplication (x). Whether working on arrays or the written method, knowing your times tables facts is key! Make sure you are doing some regular practice on TT Rockstars - or with your laminated ladder and race mat. If you’re a whizz at the multiplication, be sure that you’re as quick with the corresponding division facts.


In English, groups 1 and 2 are working on a newspaper report, based on some very strange happenings depicted in a lovely book called Tuesday. You will be identifying features of reports and practising speech, before planning a detailed report of events.

Group 3 will be thinking about animals and jobs, starting with the biography of a very special lady – chimpanzee researcher and expert, Jane Goodall. You will practise using adjectives, verbs and adverbs, as well as alliteration, and creating your own unique animal!


If you can, the Oak Academy online lessons (music/science/geography – links in the timetable above) are brilliant and really interesting. The videos are only short but they give you lots to think about. If you’re struggling to focus at home, at least try to complete the maths and English activities. These are essential skills in which you cannot afford to fall behind…! If you are finding the work difficult for any reason, please email me.


A marvellous Monday shout out to:

Eiliyah, Aroosh, Horia, Aya and Haseeb who have all earned more house points for getting in touch over email – with Eiliyah and Haseeb earning extra for trying to send me poetry performance videos. Fantastic!


I would love to hear from more of you this week. Please email me:


Stay safe, keep warm and keep learning! laugh

Miss Hodgson x

As it stands... (From the last fortnight.)

Friday 22nd January 2021


Good morning Class 5 and Happy Friday!


I hope everyone’s had a good week and been able to enjoy doing some of the online learning. I look forward to seeing your work when it is returned on Monday, especially the poetry and the writing...! wink


Remember to bring back your work – and swap it for the new pack – on Monday 25th January, 10:00-10:20 on the playground. I’ve got some treats to include for completed colours on dot cards too! smiley You don’t need to return all of the sheets and instructions - just your written work, please. You can keep or recycle the rest.


Have a look at the house points table above. This is for the first 2 weeks of online learning. Well done King and Farah!


A fantastic Friday shout out

  • Haseeb, Horia, Eiliyah and Aya have all been earning lots of house points this past fortnight – for getting in touch by email, but also showing a brilliant attitude to their work. Excellent job team! A special mention to Horia, who earned 5 house points for sending me a recording of her 'Haircut Rap' performance, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
  • Earning house points for making use of Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars this week are: Johan (4), Janet (4), Aroua (2) and Hijran (2). Super stuff!
  • And not forgetting Zoya, Stephie and Maryan, who are all still working hard earning house points in school, keeping the table in class pretty even. 


I was hoping to hear from a few more of you this week. sad Did you see the ‘Check in with your teacher’ section on the timetable…? I would love to hear from you, even if it’s just a quick hello. I miss you all lots! You can also get in touch if you're struggling with any of the work. Email me:


Take care, stay safe and have a great weekend.


Miss Hodgson x

Calling all Mini Police! A special assignment - with an epic prize!

Monday 18th January 2021


Hello Class 5,


I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.

Apologies for the slightly later message – I have had some technical issues at home today. (I should have posted while I was in school to sort the packs…!)


I hope that you have enjoyed the first week of online learning and have managed to attempt most of the activities, as well as doing lots of reading, spellings and times tables practice. wink


Another huge thank you to all those returning and collecting work packs this morning. I look forward to seeing how you got on with the maths and English work last week.


A big and brilliant Bentinck shout out today to:

Aya, Haseeb, Siart, Eiliyah, Shareen, Horia, Zoya and Aroua – who all earned 10+ dots for a fantastic effort with both the maths and English in their first work packs. Well done!


Lots more of Class 5 earned dots for some great maths and English work, but the children above have tried their best with each day’s activities in both subjects. Just awesome! Remember: you do not need internet access to complete the work. There are activities in your pack that can be done without.


Did you see the special Mini Police assignment? I have put a copy in your work pack. Please have a go at this if you can. Imagine having your picture on a billboard in Hyson Green for all to see! What an incredible opportunity.


Also included in your pack this week is a suggested timetable (a copy of which can be found by clicking on the ‘Weekly Remote Learning Timetable’ star above). This is to show you how you can fit in 4 hours of school work a day, which is what you should be aiming for. Don't worry if you need to swap any of the activities around or do them at different times, but please try to make sure you complete as much as possible.


You can email me about anything – or just to say hello. I hope to hear from a few more of you this week! laugh Email me:


Take care, keep smiling and keep working hard.


Miss Hodgson x

Friday 15th January 2021


Good morning Class 5!


I hope that you are all well and having a good week.


Well done and thank you to all those working hard at home – whether having a go at the online learning or the activities in the packs. We understand that this is a new and different way of doing things and are so proud of those of you trying to work alongside us at this difficult time. And another huge thank you to all the parents and carers supporting their children at home. We really appreciate everything you are doing.


Firstly, a big and brilliant Bentinck shout out to:

Haseeb, Eiliyah and Horia – for getting in touch over email, as well as

Ewa, Alan, Alisha, Ali, Johan, Aroua, Komal and Janet – for continuing to make use of our fantastic online resources (TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed).

You have all earned yourselves at least 3 house points - or more if you have used both and/or emailed me! I’d like to see some more of you getting involved next week please! It’s so important to keep practising these key skills.


I hope that you have enjoyed some of the activities in the first online learning packs. Be sure to try your best to complete as much as possible and remember that you can email me with any questions. I am just looking at the last of the previous work packs today, so will be doing a shout out for those on Monday.


Next week, you will receive a feedback form from me (to tell you how well you did with the tasks) as well as a quick feedback form for you to fill in (to tell us how you’re getting on with remote learning so far). This is really useful information for us at school, so please take the time to fill this in carefully (and honestly!) In the work packs, you will also receive any dots you have earned for great work. Please don’t forget the rules for presentation at home!


The new work packs, and any remaining dot cards, will be ready to collect on the playground on Monday 18th January, 10:00 – 10:20am.

If you have siblings in Nursery, Class R, 1 or 2, your packs also can be collected with theirs, from 9:30am. Please remember to return your completed work packs from the previous week. The collection and return of work packs is not optional. We must try to continue some learning through the lockdown.


I hope that you all have a good weekend and manage to get out for some exercise and fresh air. Sunday looks a little brighter… Just be sure to wrap up warm!


Take care and stay safe,


Miss Hodgson x

Email me:

Monday 11th January 2021


Hello Class 5!


I hope that you are all well and had a good weekend. It was pretty chilly again, but at least we saw a bit of sunshine! I hope that you are all managing to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some exercise. And if not, did you see that Joe Wicks is back on YouTube? His Body Coach TV is on from 9am - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - showing you fun ways to improve your fitness in your own front room. Keeping active is not just great for your body but for your brain too. So let's get moving...! wink


A huge thank you to all those collecting work packs from school. I miss seeing you all and it has been lovely to catch up with some of your parents and carers - and see a few familiar smiley faces. Please remember to return your pack and collect the next one on Monday 18th January, 10:00 - 10:20am on the top playground.


This week is the first of our online learning. Follow the stars at the top of the page to your English and maths groups to find the daily tasks. You will find your group number, instructions and all the activity sheets in your new work pack. This week, you have only English and maths, but we will soon be adding some different activities to keep you busy. 


Don't worry if you can't complete every task but please try your best with as many as you can - and remember you can always email me if you're stuck. A big shout out to Eiliyah, Haseeb and Zoya, who have all used their initiative to get in touch - and earned themselves house points. Well done! We are still awarding house points and dots (as well as the corresponding colour treats), so be sure to take care with your work and maintain those same high standards we expect at school. You should have received your dot card with this week's work pack, but if it was given by a different adult and has been missed, I will be sure to include it for you next week. I will also be adding the house points chart to this page on Friday, once I have had chance to tally up the points in class.


I would love to hear from you - with work you're proud of, any questions, photos of family fun time or simply to say hello.

My email:


In the meantime, stay safe, keep calm and carry on!


Miss Hodgson laugh




Tuesday 5th January 2021


Good morning Class 5,


I hope that you and your families are keeping well and warm.


Well… this is not quite the start to 2021 that we had hoped for! Did you see Boris Johnson’s announcement last night? We are now back in a full national lockdown. The Prime Minister has said that this is the only way that we can get control of the virus - particularly this new strain which spreads more easily. Sadly, this means that we can not be together in school for the moment, but don’t worry. We’ll be together again as soon as it is safe.


Tomorrow, your parent/carer will be able to collect a work pack at school – on the muga from 10:00-10:20am, please. This should keep you busy for the rest of this week, Wednesday to Friday. These are packs that we put together last term, in case of emergency, so the work is simply practising your English and maths skills from the autumn term. These packs must be completed and returned to school on Monday 11th January.


Next week, we will be starting our remote learning in earnest – so watch this space…!


In the meantime, don’t forget TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed (if you’ve lost your login, we’ll be giving you another copy tomorrow). You could also do some additional Vikings research and put together an information sheet or booklet. There are lots of brilliant websites you can use, but have a look at the ones below to get you started.


Take care, stay safe and keep smiling! wink


Miss Hodgson x


You or your parents / carers can email me at any time:


I would love to hear from you and will award house points for the first 5 people to get in touch...!


Happy New Year!

Let's take a look back at some of our awesome autumn work...

Keeping active with Mr Strong

Working together to improve our reading skills

Exploring Norse mythology

Improving our general knowledge through science and history

'Ello ello ello, what's all this then? Class 5 meet some of the Nottinghamshire Police team.

Happy half-term holiday Class 5!


Well… what a funny old end to the term! It is such a shame that we were not able to finish our final week as planned, especially after such a fantastic start back. I am incredibly proud of how you have all returned to school after such a long time away. Everyone has been very responsible and considerate, as well as showing a really positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning. I can’t wait for us to get our teeth stuck into more of the Year 5 curriculum next term!


I hope you all have a lovely half term break. Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines, but make sure you have some fun too! You will need to rest and recharge, ready for next term 😊


As explained, the work packs you were given are just some general skills practice, which were put together in case of a sudden closure. If you have some free time and wanted to practise more of the areas we have covered this term, please find some additional tasks below. There is also some information and a short task on the Mini Police scheme.


Please make sure that above all else, you continue to practise your reading – ideally a little (or a lot!) each day. As well as books, try to read some other types of text too: newspapers, recipes, websites etc. You could read a couple of interesting articles on Newsround or find out about some more amazing animals on Nat Geo kids:


If you’re feeling inspired to do some creative writing, such as a story or a poem, this website: has a great selection of interesting pictures (a different one each day) which you can scroll through for ideas.


Or perhaps you could make a poster to illustrate the government’s Coronavirus safety slogan – Hands, Face, Space.


Don’t forget about Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars too!


A huge THANK YOU to all the parents and carers for their ongoing support. You or your parents / carers can email me any time at:

I may not be checking my email every day (it is the holidays after all!) but will certainly get back to you as soon as I see it.


Have a great break, stay safe and take good care,


Miss Hodgson x

Mrs Semple / Miss Makinde - Maths group

October whole school newsletter

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