Author Archives: L Platt


Good afternoon year five! I hope you’re all enjoying the home learning that you’re doing and are keeping safe. Here is a little video of some photos from our residential in Malham a few weeks ago.

Mr Platt 🙂

White Rose Maths

At St Paul’s we follow White Rose Maths, they have provided a link to help parents/carers support their child’s home learning during this difficult time. Click on the link below and then select the appropriate year group.

Free Reading

Good morning everybody!

I hope you are all well and remembering the discussions that we had in school last week around ‘social distancing’.

Below is a link to a selection of free Audiobooks that you can listen to whilst you are not in school. Simply copy and paste it into your browser and select the book you would like to listen to.

Stay safe!

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 5 – Spring 2

Spring term two is well underway and it has been action packed in year five. We have already been on our residential to Malham where we got to take part in lots of outdoor and adventurous activities. Below are all the things we will be learning this half term. Our history topic is WWII!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Fractions
  • English – Balanced Arguments and Structured Poetry
  • RE – What did Jesus do to save human beings?
  • Topic (History) – WWII
  • Science – Animals Including Humans
  • PE   – Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 5 – Spring 1

Happy New Year! This half term our topic is Space. Later in the half term we will be visited by the planetarium which will teach us more about our topic.

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Multiplication & Division and Fractions
  • English – Losing-finding Stories and Persuasion
  • RE – Why do we say God is Holy and Loving?
  • Topic – Space
  • Science – Space
  • PE   – Dance
  • ICT – Online Safety

Mr Platt 🙂

Trip to York Chocolate Story

Year 4 had an amazing time in York today as they had a guided tour of York Chocolate Story and attended a Science workshop at the Methodist Church.

The children were really well behaved and enjoyed learning about the history of chocolate, tasting different kinds of chocolate and making their own chocolate lollies and wall paper.

Well done, Year 4 and Thank you Mick and Edwina for coming with us.

Mrs Hallworth, Mrs Broadbent and Miss Teale.

Harvest Festival

Yesterday, we celebrated the Harvest Festival in church and it was a beautiful service. The children sang their little hearts out and the readers were very clear, so a big WELL DONE goes to all the children and staff who were involved.

We would also like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for Bradford Food Bank or attended the service. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Mrs Hallworth and the RE team

Year 5 – Autumn 1

Welcome back year five! You have all settled into year five brilliantly and I hope to see you keep the high standards up for the rest of the year.

This year we are lucky to have extra adult support in our class; Mr Daynes and Mrs Safiyanik will be with us every day; Mick and Edwina will be with us on Monday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings; and Mrs Shepherd will also be listening to readers on Monday afternoons.

This half term our topic is Aviation. We will also be learning about a variety of things in different subjects. Later in the half term we have a wonderful trip to Manchester Airport to look forward to. We get to explore terminal two, visit the Raddison hotel, watch the planes take off and landing, look around Concorde and even sit in the cockpit of the old DC-10!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Place Value, Addition & Subtraction and 3D Shapes
  • English – Adventure Stories and Recounts
  • Topic – Aviation
  • Science – Forces
  • PE   – Benchball
  • ICT – Digital Music

Mr Platt 🙂

School Games Mark

Congratulations to everyone who has taken part in after-school clubs, PE lessons, Sports Day and competitions this year. You have all helped us achieve the Bronze School Games mark for the first time ever!

We were really close to achieving silver so make sure you keep it up next year.

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 4 Summer 2

Summer 2

This half term we are learning:

  • Maths: Time and statistics
  • English: Portal stories and diaries
  • Science: Electricity
  • RE: How and why do believers show commitment during the journey of life?
  • PSHE: Thankfulness
  • Art/DT: Narnia’s wardrobe
  • PE (Tuesday): Games and athletics
  • ICT: Research and fact files on rivers and mountains

Dates to note:

Friday 28th June: One Britain, One Nation Day

Monday 1st July: Visit to Shipley CE Primary

Wednesday 3rd July: Transition Day

Friday 5th July: Sports Day

Thursday 18th July: Summer Fair