Year 5: The Bongos: Blog items

Home Learning updates, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 11:46am

Lots of updated ideas and websites to aid home learning.

Now in a tiered sections 

1.       Seriously recommend

2.       Good idea to use

3.       Worth trying but not essential

4.       For your information - You might be interested.

Check them all at Home Learning 

Daily maths lessons , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:12am

Fantastic daily maths lesson including video, activity sheet and answers. Closely linked to what your child would have been learning in school.

We as a school use White Rose maths as a scheme of learning in aiding our planning and supporting our teaching of maths.

Twinkl free password, by Mrs Brown

Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 11:15am


As the Coronavirus spreads, we’re aware that more schools are closing and pupils’ learning is being disrupted. Parents, carers and teachers are looking for ways to ensure the continuity of education during school closures so that no children miss out on valuable learning time.

To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

We’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your wider school and leadership team know about this opportunity so that you can all share it with your school community.

Please also share this code with parents and share the link above on your website so parents know where to activate their code.

We’ve also put together some helpful guidance to outline a few ideas for how you can support parents and carers during school closures, ensure high quality learning continues and support teachers, parents and carers to make the most from this offer of help.

If you are an existing Twinkl subscriber on Core or Extra you will be able to use this code to upgrade your current membership using the same link as above.

It’s easy to arrange access yourself through our website. If you do have any questions please get in touch with our TwinklCares team. As we are supporting people globally please bear in mind that we are receiving a large number of enquiries so please only get in touch if your enquiry is of an urgent nature at

You can also visit our website -

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and we hope that this will go some way towards helping.

Home Learning whilst closed, by Mrs Brown

Date: 18th Mar 2020 @ 10:50pm

Following the Government’s announcement, we are currently closed. Please engage with the home learning which has been set up for your child.  You can obviously be creative and add to these.  We would love to see what you get up to. If you email the odd photo of what you are up to we will try our best to add to the website - 

For home learning go to the curriculum tab on our website, go to the bottom and you will find the home learning link.  Depending on how long we are closed will depend on how much will be added. We hope you all stay happy and healthy and enjoy time with your families and loved ones. 

Happy days at Hothersall Lodge, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 1:40pm

We all had an amazing time at Hothersall, lots of different challenges from putting duvets on to survival skills. The Bongos were all  fantastic and embraced it allπŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸ˜πŸ˜†

World Book Day 2020 science and space, by Mrs Masterson

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 11:21am

This world book day most people came in and science or space themed outfits to fit with our whole school year theme of moon landings.   We loved the fact that most people went with the principle of it is the thought that counts not the cost of the outfits - very eco!   Luckily, our school is very creative and we have seen some amazing ideas for the theme. Today we have also included another whole school write,starting in year six all the way to reception and seeing what wonderful story writing can be comprehended into it! At the end of the day we will have a big assembly and read through the excellent work we have created.

by Eddie and Emily J 

5 of march , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 3:09pm

on monday

we had tennis with are coach and after that we started to do a murder mystery where we had a booklet with lots of clues, everyone had questions related to the clues.

on wednesday

our class watched a video, we had to draw a character and describe are characters .


everybody played battleships in maths because its related to co-ordinates and in we played basketball.

by Layla and Grace 

Meeting famous author Liz Kessler, by Mr Pearson

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 7:46pm

Today we had the priviliage of million copy author Liz Kessler come to school to speak to us about how she plans and writes her books. We were all given inspiration for our own writing and learnt how Liz gets her ideas for her stories, although going to Bermuda to research a book like she did, might be costly!!

She then answered a range of interesting questions from the children and went on to personally sign copies of her Emily Windsnap series of books.

Another fantastic opportunity for our fabulous children at Longton Primary.

first week back, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 2:47pm

This week we were so exited to be back up and running doing our lessons

On Monday we had a morning of wordkiller tactics (Miss Reynolds favourite game )

On Wednesday we did a fun activity on manmade and natural occuring materials .

Today we went in pairs an had to record an argument about a topic of our choice and uploaded it onto seesaw 

In the afternoon we got put in groups (again) and we had to make a safe method of transport for the eggs.

by Grace , Daisy and lois

Hothersall Lodge, by Mrs Masterson

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 9:41am

Please follow the link below for more information on the upcoming residential trip to Hothersall Lodge.


Jam Coding, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 28th Jan 2020 @ 2:49pm

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Today jam coding came to our school and spent time with year 5 and 6. They helped us to make online safety animations using stop motion. Everyone was put into groups of 3 and worked together to make our animated safety messages . Everyone had a great time and we learnt a lot. Hopfullysoon we will be putting some pictures of all the fun we had.

by Grace 

Charity - Australia fundraising, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 7:50pm

Thankyou to everyone who donated their loose change to our Australian fire campaign.  This afternoon the children covered a map of Australia and the words adopt a koala.  The coins covered it all perfectly.

Linda will be adding it all up next week and then I’ll let you know the total. 

Thank you again. 

This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 3:12pm

This week it has been check up week, we have done a maths test, a G.P.S test and a reading test. It has been hard work but we all did really well and we are prepearing for are sats next year. 

In maths we have been doing perimiter, which some of us found hard work but some of us mastered it, sometimes we had too work out the missing sides but sometimes we just had to add it up it was quite tricky to notice the sides that were missing and miss reynalds had to keep reminding us it wasd not too scale. Now we are just about to start learning about graphs wich alot of us find hard. In topic (like in maths) we have been doing line graphs about the weather and temperature.

In R.E we have learnt about budism and its story. Siddhartha is the man that became the first budda and he found out what its like outside of the palace and foun out we all die at some point

spring one , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 9th Jan 2020 @ 3:05pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all . hope you  all  had a wonderful christmas time . This half term we are doing shang dynasty this topic is based in China. it happened between 1746 BC AND 1046 BC. In math we are learning about the perimiter of shapes and in english we have been doing relative clauses. today we had to write any story of our choice but it had to contain relative clauses . in science we are learning about living things and there . 

by Evie and Grace

Reading Rocket, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 10:38am

Our Reading Rocket is now complete.

Well done to Year 3 and Mrs Atkinson and everyone who brought in egg boxes.


This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 13th Dec 2019 @ 3:27pm

On Tuesday we had a great time at LegoLand with the year 6 class! First we took our class picture and then we had a little tour through these rooms with huge Lego models. We then lined up to get onto a ride. The ride was where your on a little cart with a few other people on board, you had to shoot the bad guys with a laser gun to save the princess.Then we went into a huge room with two rides a play factory and a race track to race your own cars against others.On one of the rides you had to pedal and the faster you pedal the higher you go and the other ride was go karts and you had to race each other but sadly some people were too tall


Class Treat, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 3:33pm

We have earnt our Class treat! On Thursday afternoon, we are going to be watching a movie and having a chilled afternoon. Children are welcome to bring pj's and teddies with them for the event, but please no extra snacks. Well done Bongos for working so hard and earning it!

Miss R

Barden trip, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Dec 2019 @ 8:29pm

Don't forget tomorrow (Monday 2 December) we are going to Barden Primary school in the afternoon. 
we are aiming to be back by the end of school, however depending on traffic we maybe a few minutes late. I will update the twitter account on our journey back. 

Rockets launches , by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 8:14pm

Film of the end of school rocket launches 

Buddy lunch, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 11:58am

We have had lunch together too.

Buddy read, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 10:53am

This morning we have met our buddies and we have read our favourite stories.

21st of November, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 3:15pm

this week has been amazing! On tuesday we did animations on the computers all day. in the morning of tuesday we had to work on the animation app. after we learnt how to work the app everyone designed there own.

on wednesday morning , everyboby did maths with miss leigh. in the afternoon we write full sentences in french and made christmas card for the old peoples in music .

today, we did a cross word in english and 10% in maths . in the afternoon everyone did pe in groups .

grace and evie 

County Hall Visit, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 3:09pm

On Wednesday members of our school parliament visited County Hall. They listened to a presentation about how  Lancashire County Council works delivered by Josh Mynott. The presentation took place in the council chamber. The children were joined by County Councillor Graham Gooch who is also a governor of our school and by County Councillor Jayne Rear who is the lead member for Young People.  The children learnt a lot about Lancashire and the work of the council during their visit. 

This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:04pm

Monday-We started off learning about parliament, we moved our tables to look like the House of commons. One side was the opposition and the other was the government, Katie was our speaker and Oscar was our prime minister as well as Rebecca being the head of the opposition. We were debating about whether we should go to school when we are 7 and never go to school again. The debates were very strange but we stil had fun!

Tuesday-On Tuesday we read about a debate speech about why the vikings shouldn't stay in our country. Later we went on to talk about what we would change.

Wednesday-We went on to further detail in our viking debate! After we did computing, music and french!

Thursday- We read about a person who wanted to change all of the bad things about black people in America, that speech on what we read was spoken by Martin Luther King! After lunch we built a timeline about what happened in the golden ages of Islam and the dark ages between 570 AD and 1300 AD!

Friday-We talked about our dream jobs, then later wrote a persuasive text on why our dream jobs are the best! In the afternoon we all had a choice on wwhat we do, art or maths!

autumn 2 week 1, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 31st Oct 2019 @ 3:08pm

  on tuesday  we went to booths to find ingredients for are enterprize on friday ( we will be selling cupcakes halloween themed) . On wednesday  we did big maths , big maths is were you have 90 seconds to answer 10 questions . Most found it difficult. today, we had mrs brown in the morning and write a story and a debate about a muslim painting. some though it was underwater but others thought it was on land


by Rufus and grace



























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