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To All Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of everyone at Oldfield Brow, can I thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts within an extraordinary year. To all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have helped support your child over the past months, your support has been much appreciated.

As we now close for the summer, may I wish you all a very happy summer. Some may be travelling away on holiday and some may not, but to you all, we would like to wish you all a good break.

From this point onwards, your child's class email will not be monitored until September, but if you need to contact the school please email us on office@oldfield-brow.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Take care of one another and see you all in September.



Wednesday 22 July 2020

Not long to go until our school year finishes and you have all adapted really well and are still working hard both at home and school! Well done!  


Shout out to Zoya who has written a great gadget advert- Its convinced me to buy one!  I love how it has a variety of adjectives and persuasive words and that the benefits of the pen are emphasised!  A brilliant piece- well done!


Monday 20th July 2020

Hello everybody, it's the last week of term! You've all made it and done such a good job both at home and school- well done! This week please find in the downloads section some activities that span across Key stage 1 and 2 some activities can be used with all years for this last week.  Please feel free to dip in and out with them and have fun! 

Shout out

Maisie I love your writing! Fabulous vocabulary and sentence starts. I'n not surprised that your charismatic creature draws in the tourists. I particularly like how you used your writing to encourage people to be environmentally friendly too. (Mrs C)


Friday 17th July 2020

Big shout out: 

Well done William on producing a really exciting and captivating story, but especially that you have gone back and edited it to make it even better! Great use of your tenses, adjectives, spoken languag and punctuation! A super effort!

Can you help?

Hi everyone. Mrs Chetwyn here again. It's been wonderful to receive many of your final pieces of extended writing. Well done! You are ready for the challenges of Year 6 and I wish every success to each and every one of you next year.

Speaking of which, recently a number of you enjoyed meeting Mrs Brownsell. As part of the shared meeting, you got to see posters prepared by Y6 that helped you to know what being in Y6 might be like, given that you were not able to ask Y6 pupils in person.

Now that most of your school learning is complete this week, could you now do the same for next year's 5RC? If you have a little spare time either today or this weekend I thought you might quite like to share some advice, create, photograph and email me a poster? I'm meeting children from Y4 on Monday and Tuesday.  For your poster you might like to think about what was different to what you expected when you first started (APART FROM LOCKDOWN OF COURSE!) and what was the same. You could include trips, homework, times tables, teacher expectations, assemblies etc.  

Thanking you in advance on behalf of Y4 and have a lovely weekend.

Thursday 16th July 2020

Reading Together Day

Hi - its Mrs C. It's Reading Together Day! It doesn't matter how old we are, reading together can be a special family time. Why not send in a picture of story-time today to appear on the blog?Make a point today of sharing a book with someone you care about. What will you share? Author and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell shares her 10 top tips for parents and carers here... 



Good Morning everybody, I can see that you have all been working hard!

Big Shout out:

Take a look at Amelie's persusasive writing titled 'The Ultra Wizarding Academy'.  Well done Amelie, you have used a range of sentence openers, punctuation and accurate verb tenses!  It is very persuasive too!


Wednesday 15th July 2020

Hello everybody, it has been lovely to see your photos and posters coming in, it looks like you've had a super year in year 5!  I cant wait to see the finished product!

Challenge of the Day:  Can you write an acrostic poem about LOCKDOWN using that as your word?


Tuesday 14th July 2020

First News

Good morning everyone. Don't miss this week's First News in the Downloads Section. Don't miss the article on page 3 about going back to school. There's sure to be something to interest everyone. Read all about it!

Shout out from Mrs C.

Take a look at Lizzy's writing from this week! She has invented the weird and wonderful Triltia; I hope I don't bump into one next time I'm visiting the Amazon - eeeek! Joking aside, excellent piece of writing Lizzy. You should be proud of your final piece of extended writing for Year 5!

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning everybody, I hope you enjoy your learning tasks this week! Have a great day!

Your school reports were sent out to parents by email today at 4pm. Please let me know if they have not come through.


We have worked so hard in Maths, many of you have completed most of the MyMaths activities during Lockdown! How fabulous. Therefore, a challenge this week is to go back over your MyMaths and check if you missed any out or tackle a lesson that you found challenging again. Alternatively, you could give yourself this opportunity to prepare for Year 6.  Be really honest with yourself: think of an area in Maths where you could do with some extra support, or that you are particularly interested in and find a lesson on National Oak Academy to watch.  Choose one a day, they don't have to be the same subject :-)


Our class collage is coming along nicely. Thanks to everyone who has returned their photos already. I look forward to receiving the rest soon.

Mrs C

Shout Out from Mrs C

Alice I love your writing this week. Well done for working so hard. I bet Mrs Brownsell will take a peek too. If I were remotely magical, joining your fairy boarding school would be incredibly appealing. Well done with your final writing piece for Year 5. I hope you enjoy reading lots of magical books during the summer holidays.

Friday 10th July 2020

Hello 5RC! It is lovely to see all of the wonderful things you have been up to in your home learning- no wonder Mrs Chetwyn is so proud of you all! A massive well done!  I hope you have a fantastic Friday filled with home/school-learning fun and that you have a great weekend too! A big Birthday shout out to Abby and Taliyah for this weekend- have a great time girls!

Mrs Heffernan.


Thursday 9th July 2020

A Word from Mrs C

Year 5RC. You are amazing! I cannot stress enough how proud I have been of each and every one of you during Lockdown. We have all faced different challenges, whilst experiencing many similar things. Your Lockdown Writing has proved this. I am extremely sad that much of our year has been remote learning, and it may seem like forever since we were together in our very own classroom, but I hope you enjoy the last couple of weeks as 5RC whether in a bubble or at home. It's wonderful that so many of you got to meet your new fabulous Year 6 teacher, Mrs Brownsell, this week too - so much to look forward to. 

You may have realised that I am now back at school working full time in a bubble. From tomorrow, Mrs Heffernan is going to support us by checking email and making sure we still get our 5RC shout outs on the webpage. Mrs Heffernan thank you from 5RC!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've already got your weekly activity sheets together ready for next week and Mrs Heffernan will ensure its all in the Downloads section for you by 9am on Monday. Please keep using our 5RC email for correspondence and keep sending in all your wonderful work. I'll still be reading your work and peaking at the email and webpage.

Generation Lockdown

Our final Lockdown writing, but by no means least, its Alex's. Alex has given us a very honest portrayal of home-learning - that it's easy to get distracted and that you have to be independent, especially with working parents. I'm so pleased Alex that you have found so many things to do with your family at home too. You have also sent in lots of examples of your home-learning Alex since March. You should be really proud of how hard you have worked. Well done!

Shout Outs

Alice - I'm glad you enjoyed creating a mythical creature as part of our science work this week. You have spent a lot of time carefully combining different vertebrates.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Generation Lockdown Writing

Today I'm sharing Zoya's amazing Lockdown writing. Zoya has created a story, a work of science-fiction, giving us a view of what an alien explorers might have thought of Lockdown if they'd visited and how they could help us cure the virus. It is very imaginative and creative - it would be wonderful if we could discover such wonderful purple medicine. Maybe one of you budding scientists might find cures for future illnesses 5RC. Marvellous well-wriiten work Zoya.

(If you've not already returned your Generation Lockdown writing, please send it in ASAP.)


Wednesday Shout Out

Alice has been busy creating a colourful as well as textured tapestry today. Fantastic work. I hope you've all enjoyed the art lesson this week too. 


Tomorrow, there is a special assembly at the National Oak Academy led by Professor Ron Winston who will answer pupils questions about everything from crystals to rainforests. Tune in tomorrow at 10am on the TES YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-gOKwgu5_g9Pm1YBMb5G_A



Tuesday 7th July 2020

Generation Lockdown Writing

(If you've not already returned your Generation Lockdown writing, please send it in ASAP.)

It's been wonderful to read Taliyah's diary entry. I really like its conversational style and her expression of uncertainty as to what will happen next at the end. It's so true, we can't be sure. I think your choice of word 'petrified' was perfect for the situation we all found ourselves in back in March. Covid 19 has been very frightening but I'm glad you managed to find positive things resulting from Lockdown too like spending more time with family.

Shout Outs

Callum's been busy with the Science work today and has created a mythical creature from more than one vertebrate group.Your diagram very effectively brings the creature to life. Excellent work Callum. In case you have difficulty accessing the YouTube link about Carl Linneus from the Power Point, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmQVnEMWtFc&feature=youtu.be


Lizzy's artwork is a colourful tapestry of textures from around her home. She had lots of fun thinking about and using texture today. Well done!

Monday 6th July 2020

Happy Monday

Good morning 5RC. Everything you need for the week ahead should now be in the Downloads Section. In science this week, we're classifying a platypus and mythical creatures. We're going on a textures treasure hunt in art and starting our final writing project for Y5. It's your last chance to shine so make it count. I'm sure Mrs Brownsell will be impressed but I'm not sure I can wait two weeks to read them! I've been blown away with your Generation Lockdown Writing. You should be really proud of yourselves. This week I've selected four topics to choose from so there should be something to catch everyone's eye. Please don't print out all the English Booklets - you'll be working from one and even then, you might find you don't need printouts. Your final work must reach us by 17th July. Have fun!

First News

Read all about it. What has Covid 19 got to do with the Climate Crisis?

Generation Lockdown Writing

It's another week of Lockdown of sorts, although much more relaxed in terms of what we can do now. I'm still sharing your writing and there are several more to follow. Today, I'm sharing Amelie's. Amelie, I love the positivity that runs through your writing. In spite of Lockdown and the prospect of missing your friends, you made the most of the situation you found yourself in and achieved many new things from baking skills to being able to run for 5km. I agree that Lockdown has been an emotional rollercoaster and it's marvellous that you believe that there is always a way to stay happy no matter what your situation. Well done.

(One or two of you have still not returned your Generation Lockdown writing. Unless you are in school, it's really important that you send it in ASAP! The Lockdown Writing Support Sheet is still in the Downloads Section)

Friday 3rd July 2020

Generation Lockdown Writing

I hope you are enjoying reading one another's special writing, expressing our different perspectives of Lockdown. Thank you for the many emails you have been sending me for Generation Lockdown. Today, I'm sharing Callum's. He's clearly spent time editing and chosen to publish his work here in his best hand-writing too. Well done Callum! I think many of your friends will share similar experiences such as growing plants at home, not wanting to start their home-work and missing takeaways. (One or two of you have still not returned your Generation Lockdown writing. Unless you are in school, it's really important that you send it in ASAP!)

Shout Outs

Well done Taliyah for a beautiful and thoughtful Tree of Life. I think mixing such a choice of words in with your striking black  illustration are very powerful and full of meaning. Your words will touch many people. Well done!


I've also been extremely impressed by the following art completed by pupils in our school Bubble.





Thursday 2nd July 2020

Generation Lockdown Writing

Whose writing are we celebrating today? It's Alice's fabulous diary recount. I think it was an excellent choice as a text type for this particular theme. It feels really personal, and yet it will probably resonate with lots of you and your own personal journeys through Lockdown. I remember looking for the Satellite Train, clapping for the NHS and regular changes in government advice about what we could and couldn't do. When you read it, I'm sure that many of you will feel similarly, that you've missed  out on a wonderful school trip but maybe had fun family time and finished a really good book. I'm glad that whilst you have missed one another, many of you have found ways to keep in touch, whether it be via  Zoom or Skype etc. Alice - you worked really hard with this writing. Well done!


Thursday Shout Outs

Thank you to everyone who has been sending in examples of their quick writing this week. Many of you are enjoying the videos and Quick Writing with grammatical focus. I received a couple more pieces of wonderful artfwork from Lizzy and Satvik. They both have a very unique and personal take on Klimt's art. Lizzy has used mixed media collage, effectively using corrugated cardboard whilst selecting a simple, striking colour scheme and Satvik has used bold colour and shape with symmetry to express himself. You should both be very proud to be able to create such unique pieces based upon Klimt's starting point. Well done!




Virtual Sports Day

Shout out to Martha D for taking part and sending in her pictures from Virtual Sports Day yesterday with her little sister. She worked hard to achieve some great times. I hope you enjoyed the friendly competition too. Feel free to send in your pictures for a chance to feature alongside Martha.


AGSB Art Competition

I am delighted to announce that we had lots of entries for our Oldfield Brow artists in the Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Art Competition! The idea was to recreate or alter in some way a famous painting to reflect lives in Lockdown. I have attached the download to show all the entries (please find below), and we had a lot from Year 3 up to Year 6 that were chosen to put in the Virtual Exhibition! Congratulations to Louis in Y5KB and George in Y6 who have been named as 2 of the 3 Primary Entry Winners!  Well done to everyone in 5RC who took part. Your art was amazing and you should be really proud of yourselves!

Wednesday 1st July 2020

It's the 1st of July already. I can't believe it! Time has flown this term.  And as I write on this first day of the month, whilst it's a little damp outside (9am), that's not going to curb my enthusiasm for Sports Day! 

Virtual Sports Day

Although we're at home, there is a virtual Sports Day for everyone to take part in at home too. As we can't be together, please take photos for us to share here on the blog and to tweet. Please note by sending them in you are granting us permission to share in this way. You'll find a Power Point in the Downloads Section to tell you all about it!

First News

Read all about it! Don't miss the latest copy of First News in the Downloads Section. The front page leads with the relaxing of Lockdown rules for theme parks, cinemas and museums. Inside you'll find lots of current news themes and articles from  plastic pollution to an article about aliens. There's something interesting to capture everyone's attention!


Generation Lockdown

IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO FINISH YOURS OR TO SEND IT IN, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET FEATURED HERE ON THE WEBSITE. WHILST THERE IS A WAITING LIST IN MY INBOX, NOBODY ELSE BUT ME WILL KNOW IF YOU HAND IN LATE. WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MATTERS TO YOU AT THIS UNIQUE TIME IN ALL OUR LIVES. Please email me any remaining writing ASAP. Whose work will appear tomorrow? If you are interested, as I'm currently updating Mrs. Brownsell's webpage whilst she is teaching in a bubble at school, I'm also featuring 5KB Generation Lockdown writing too on the 5KB page. It's fascinating to read about all of our experiences and opinions...

But whose writing will feature in our Generation Lockdown Section today? It's Lizzy's! I loved her humorous take on Generation Lockdown writing from animals' perspectives. It get's across the message that whilst awful for us, Lockdown had a positive impact on the environment around us, reducing pollution from cars and benefitting wildlife. In our normal busy lives, it's easy to forget how much we damage the world around us. Well considered and thought out. The squirrels in my garden certainly made the most of Lockdown! 


Wednesday Shout Out

Martha D. is our Citizen of the Week. Martha was keen to help out at the local food bank. She sorted out the food parcels and helped deliver them to families in need. I was also really impressed to hear about her kind voluntary work. It's so important that we care about people around us, especially those in greater need than ourselves.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Children’s Art Week -  29 June – 19 July 2020

This week is Children's Art Week, and the best thing about this: it lasts 3 weeks!  Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.  There are all sorts of different activities running but here is a really lovely one to start you off... https://engage.org/happenings/make-and-create-sunflowers/

Learn how to take your pencil for a walk, and other ways to draw from nature in this art tutorial organised by the National Gallery. Be inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers, sketch something from nature that you see on a walk or flowers / trees you have in your home/ garden. You could decorate your home with your creations or send them as a greeting card to someone you care about.

A link to the whole site can be found here: https://engage.org/happenings/childrens-art-week/.Have a really good rummage around and see what you can find in the huge range of activities they have on offer - I guarantee there will be something here for everyone!  Please share your pictures with us when they are done.  You could be like Van Gogh, sharing flowers with his friend Gauguin: and in the future you could be the artist that people love to talk about.  Good luck!

Generation Lockdown

Whose work will appear today? Today it's Maisie's writing. I really like her personal take on Lockdown and how she has linked it to a very famous quotation from Charles Dickens. I'm sure many of you have had to get used to sharing spaces at home, juggling parents' work with home-learning etc. but finding enjoyable things to share with family and pets as well.

Tuesday Shout Out

Wow look at Martha D's art work this week. She enjoyed the challenge so much she's created several different versions. She has captured Klimt's swirling branches perfectly whilst experimenting with colour and shade. Well done Martha!







Could you win £5000 for Oldfield Brow Primary?


Even though schools are closed, the National Book Tokens big prize draw is back! You could win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for Oldfield Brow Primary libraries, ready to spend when schools reopen – and if your entry is picked, you'll also win £100 of National Book Tokens to spend on you and your family! Entry to the prize draw is free. There are forms at the Book Tokens web address here - https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ENTER WITH A PARENT/CARER. Children are not permitted to enter themselves. Please make sure that you are happy with the Terms and Conditions before you enter.



Reading Challenge

Please email us the title of the book you are reading at home! A photo for the webpage would be even better! Don't forget we'd love to receive your book reviews too. Why not send me a pic or drop me a few lines on an email with the name of the book, the author, a brief summary of the plot and why you enjoyed it.  

Given how many of you are enjoying reading at home, are you up for an extra challenge? Here is a Reading Challenge Sheet from the Open University. Shout outs for photographs and the most interesting completion of the challenges! There are copies to download (Downloads Section) along with different age ranges for all the family!





Keep Safe and well,

Mrs Chetwyn and Mrs Whitehead


Mrs R Chetwyn Mrs R ChetwynTeacher
Mrs J Whitehead Mrs J WhiteheadTeaching Assistant
For a full list of teachers, teaching assistants, designated support assistants and all staff at Oldfield brow, please see our Who's Who page.
Our first day as 5RC Our first day as 5RC
Carrying out science experiments at Jodrell Bank Carrying out science experiments at Jodrell Bank
Learning all about radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank Learning all about radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank
William's DT Titanic Project William's DT Titanic Project
Alice's wonderful calligraphy Alice's wonderful calligraphy
Kaden's creative writing to share... Kaden's creative writing to share...
Kaden's life cycle of a chicken - great work! Kaden's life cycle of a chicken - great work!
Amelie's fabulous Titanic Poster Amelie's fabulous Titanic Poster
Callum's Weaving in the Garden Callum's Weaving in the Garden
Callum's science diagrams - life-cycles and eggs Callum's science diagrams - life-cycles and eggs
Penny's keeping fit with Rosie and Joe Penny's keeping fit with Rosie and Joe
Penny's Persuasive Titanic Poster Penny's Persuasive Titanic Poster
Kaden's great take on Kandinsky! Kaden's great take on Kandinsky!
William's Cat Kandinsky Style finger painting William's Cat Kandinsky Style finger painting
William's wonderful bird life cycle William's wonderful bird life cycle
Harry's Super Titanic Poster Harry's Super Titanic Poster
Martha D's super Kandinsky painting Martha D's super Kandinsky painting
Martha D's wonderful weaving Martha D's wonderful weaving
Amelie's amazing weaving Amelie's amazing weaving
Callum's version of Dodgeball Callum's version of Dodgeball
Martha's taking time to practice violing Martha's taking time to practice violing
Sophie's concentric circles - wonderful Sophie's concentric circles - wonderful
Mona's been painting for pleasure Mona's been painting for pleasure
Mona's been baking like many of you! Mona's been baking like many of you!
Mona's been planting for Earth Day Mona's been planting for Earth Day
Callum's Earth Day Kandinsky Art has been out of this world Callum's Earth Day Kandinsky Art has been out of this world
Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day
Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day
William's been planting for Earth Day William's been planting for Earth Day
William's been planting for Earth Day William's been planting for Earth Day
What's at the bottom of Alice's garden this Earth Day? What's at the bottom of Alice's garden this Earth Day?
Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day
Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day
Alex's Earth Day Acrostic Poem Alex's Earth Day Acrostic Poem
Lizzy's Kandinsky weaving wow Lizzy's Kandinsky weaving wow
Lizzy's Titanic Poster Lizzy's Titanic Poster
Mona's Earth Day Poster Mona's Earth Day Poster
Quintrell's concentric circles! Quintrell's concentric circles!
Alex's Kandinsky football boot Alex's Kandinsky football boot
Amelie's World for Earth Day Amelie's World for Earth Day
Eddie's Earth Day Art Eddie's Earth Day Art
Alice's Kandinsky sketching Alice's Kandinsky sketching
Quintrell's been busy creating a chill room Quintrell's been busy creating a chill room
Alice is enjoying creating Harry Potter soft furnishings Alice is enjoying creating Harry Potter soft furnishings
Sofia's Titanic Diary Sofia's Titanic Diary
Abby's working hard at home - love the Kandinsky on the wall Abby's working hard at home - love the Kandinsky on the wall
Abby's wonderful weaving Abby's wonderful weaving
Abby's super science Abby's super science
Can I have one? Can I have one?
Martha's trying out a new look Martha's trying out a new look
Well done for planting more veggies Martha Well done for planting more veggies Martha
Alex's Diary Writing Alex's Diary Writing
Abby's science Abby's science
Abby's science Abby's science
Alice's painting fences Alice's painting fences
Lizzy's wonderful RE Poster Lizzy's wonderful RE Poster
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