English and History

We went on a class trip to Stranger’s Hall in Norwich to learn about life during the Great Fire of London. We handled artefacts from the 17th century, took part in a drama activity to understand how the fire spread and also looked around the rooms to see if there were any fire hazards. 


In English, we began the year by thinking about ourselves. We wrote about what we look like, our characters and our futures. 

We used the book ‘You Choose Fairytales’ by Nick Sharratt to explore our preferences. This gave us the chance for lots of discussion and the opportunity to listen to our friends’ ideas before making choices for ourselves. 

We used fireworks as inspiration for our autumn poetry. We read poems, wrote our own and then preformed them. 

Linking with our geography topic of London, we read Paddington stories. We used the stories to understand and find examples of nouns, adjectives and verbs and then enjoyed writing our own Paddington stories.

Before Christmas we made a selection of Christmas crafts and then wrote instructions for each of them. 

Leading up to our visit to the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, we learn about circuses and thought about what acts we would do if we joined the circus. We also designed our own posters and described our favourite acts. 

We enjoyed reading the Mr Men and Little Miss stories. We thought about how we could help the characters solve their problems. 

We use an online resource called Pobble to support us to write for enjoyment. Each lesson we are shown a picture and given the start of a story and we then have the challenge to continue the story. Each time it is completely different and a lovely surprise to see what we will be writing about. One of our favourites was writing about Batman and his love of raspberry ice cream!

Each week we have a reading comprehension lesson where we read a book with a partner and then answer questions about what we have read.

After the Christmas break, we discussed what we had enjoyed in the holiday. It was lovely to share our thoughts with our friends. 

Our spring poems are about the natural world. We listened carefully to each poem and chose parts that we liked or did not like about each poem. We are busy learning these poems for our school poetry festival and can’t wait to perform them for our families soon. 

Danny the Champion of the World – Chapter Analysis

We are reading Danny the Champion of the World and to understand how extended stories are written, we have been mapping out the chapters looking at how the plot and characters are developed.


We started the year by reading Roald Dahl’s autobiography and then we wrote our own.

Spelling – Prefix and Suffix

In Year 5 and Year 6 we have been learning about prefixes and suffixes in our spelling lessons then ensuring we use words containing them in all our writing.

Poetry Festival

We are looking forward to our Poetry Festival on Monday 20th March. Diamond Class chose their own poems to perform either individually or as a group and have been learning how to perform them with expression. We look forward to seeing their performances!

Book Sale

In the afternoon of World Book Day, we had a second hand book fair. Thank you to everyone that donated books and we hope you all enjoy reading your new books!

Exploring Poetry

This half term, we will be studying poetry in English lessons ready for our poetry festival at the end of term. We all read five poems then analysed their rhyme, rhythm, language, punctuation and meaning. We also explained why the poem was our favourite, learning how to justify our answers. Which poem is you favourite and why?

World Book Day

We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day. We took part in different activities and enjoyed sharing stories with our circles groups.

Fleggburgh Primary School
Main Road, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 3AG

Executive Headteacher - Mrs Hayley Sonnex
Head of School - Mrs Ingrid Rounce
SENCo - Mrs C Laband

Contact Lisa Phillimore or Tina Cogdell in the school office
Telephone: 01493 369283
Email: office@fleggburgh.norfolk.sch.uk