“The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Maud Hart Lovelace

Summer Term

This term the year 5 pupils experienced something very strange. Some called it ‘social distancing’ others called it ‘lockdown’. While the pupils were off school and learning from home they carried on working hard and produced some amazing pieces of work. Have a look at some of things Year 5 got up to below!

'The Girl Who Speaks Bear'. A book review by Millie

Author: Sophie Anderson


Age recommendation:

I would recommend this to people age six plus. It is a very good book with a strong message inside it: Forget what you look like it doesn’t matter, as long as you know who you are on the inside.

Story Lines:

“They call me Yanka the bear not because of where I was found- only a few people know about that.”

A girl called Yanka grows up with a kind lady. She begins to grow bear legs and goes on an epic journey. On her way she meets a lot of new friends, fights a fire dragon, finds out why she grew bear legs, who her father is and realises that no matter what she looks she will always be Yanka.



What do I want to be?

What do I want to be?

What do I want to be?


Hey Kid! Don’t leave, I’m just here to tell you my story.

I’m not here to tell you about a flower, bird or tree

I’m here to tell you all about me.


I want to be a dancer with my tapping feet.

Or a musician who’s never lost the beat.

How about a sneaky spy?

Or a scientist who just asks why?

Maybe a life-saving doctor, or a vet.

Looking after other people’s pets.

Perhaps being famous on TV.

Or saving people stuck at sea.


Whatever I do, it will be really hard.

But I’ll keep working through the night.

And try and try and try until I get it right.


These might be big dreams, but I know I can achieve.

Because without these dreams I’ll remain a tiny seed.

My mum says be yourself  and follow your path,

But on the way don’t forget to have a laugh.

So if you’re choosing a path just like me,

Dream big, be yourself and nobody else.