Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church



Year 5/6 

Hello and welcome to Ocean Class

Please find the topic web for the term here.

Friday 16th October 2020

Hello again,

It's hard to believe that we're almost at the end of term 1.  We've had a great term.  We started the term reflecting upon our experiences of lockdown, writing narratives about our experiences and making some class totem poles as a visual representation of our experiences.  We also celebrated National Poetry Day on the 1st October with a week of poetry.  We planned, wrote and published our poems; the week ended with a poetry slam.  In history, we have now started to learn about the stone age.  Last week, challenge time was to make a model of Stonehenge out of fish and chip boxes. Take a look at the photo below ... can you see the different types of stones within the stone circle.  Finally, we were very lucky this week to be the first class to go to Chelwood for the afternoon.  We had a great afternoon orienteering - lots of running and lots of laughter!

Well done Ocean Class!


10th September 2020

Hello everyone,

We've had a great first week back in school.  Ocean Class have been amazing! They have adapted to our new routines quickly and are setting a fantastic example for the younger pupils in the school.  

Well done Ocean Class!







Useful links to help you support your child’s learning at home:    

Please click each one for PDF files:

‘Listen Up’

‘Top Tips for Talking’ 

The above supports the learning of children of all ages with communication and language skills, listening and understanding and the importance of play and interaction.  



See below for additional Home-school learning links


All subjects:



White rose maths are currently releasing 'problem of the day' throughout March.  You can also access previous years problems for free plus previous 'barvember' problems.

White rose maths have also begun to release home school learning lessons, worksheets and videos for parents to support.  So far they have released this for years 1 and 2 but they will be adding to this so keep checking the link below - they are constantly updating.  Please see attached letter here:

Below is a link to n-rich factors and multiples game which the children enjoy playing in class.  Search on the n-rich site for some great problem solving activities.


Creative writing


Access free ebooks here:




Photographs from September 2019 to March 2020


 Holding our own science fair in school!

Thursday teas 

Project work on the Shang Dynasty



Art influenced by Japanese prints of volcanoes.

Reciting the class poem -  Oliphaunt by J.R.R Tolkien.  

A science explanation was given as to why we only ever see one face of the moon and the audience had a demonstration of how night and day occur due to the rotation of the Earth. This was followed by a reading of a science fiction story based on a short film - Planet Unknown.  




.School residential - Mill on the Brue - November 2019