EASTER FUN

Today we have been enjoying the run up to Easter, Year 5 have taken part in an Easter egg and spoon races as well as an Easter egg hunt, where the chldren all had a clue to solve before finding their egg.

I hope you all have a great Easter break.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Ellis and Miss Millington.

Chinese New Year

Today, Year 5 have been celebrating Chinese New Year. In class, we have been learning about how each year is represented by an animal from learning the Chinese Zodiac story. We have also had a treat, by sharing some Chinese fruit (lychees) and nibbles (prawn crackers).  After, we then opened our fortune cookies and shared our fortunes with the class.

Spring term information

Happy New Year!

Spring term has started and we would like to share, what Year 5 have planned.

Our topics for this term will be Conflict within the monarchies, where we begin by looking at the Timeline the Monarchs of Britain since 1066, moving on to Biographies on a Historical Monarch and the Victorian Legacy. The texts we will be using in class are: Street Child by Berlie Doherty, Silver by Walter DeLamare and Oliver Twist.

During Science our focus is Forces, gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.

P.E will again be on Thursdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor), we ask that P.E kit is in school at the beginning of the week and taken home on Friday.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Thursday unless otherwise stated.  Homework will consist of a spelling and maths activity.

Reading with an adult at home at least 2 times a week (Parents need to comment and sign the reading record), then children will receive a raffle ticket each week, which will be entered into the end of term class draw. On the other days, children to read independently and comment in their reading diary.

Christmas Hampers

A huge congratulations to Mrs Ellis class who won £160 for the best hamper competition.  It was a very hard decision made by the School Council as each class had put in a lot of effort in and they looked amazing.

Here you can see the pictures of all the hampers made by the children, parents and staff.

 

Congratulations to everyone that won prizes on our Christmas raffle.  People were very excited to win the hampers.  The raffle raised a fantastic £320!

Well done everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

‘Know-vember’

Throughout the month of November, we are going to be participating in ‘Know-vember’ to improve our number fluency. This will include quick mental recall of times table facts, number bonds and calculations that are closely linked such as 3 x 6 and 30 x 60. A good knowledge and understanding of these is essential throughout the Numeracy curriculum hence why it is a specific focus of ours for this month.

 

Meet and greet

Thank you to all the parents who attended last nights ‘meet and greet’ we hope you found the information helpful. I have attached the powerpoint for all to browse through at your own leisure.

Open evening ppt

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask either of us in Year 5.

Thank you

Mrs Ellis and Mr Watkins

Autumn Information

 

Welcome back Year 5’s, we have a really exciting term ahead.

Our topics for this term will be Earthquakes and Volcanoes, where we will begin by learning where and what Earthquakes and Volcanoes are through our Geography/ Literacy subjects, whilst sharing the text, Escape from Pompeii by C. Balit.

During Science our focus is Materials, looking at their properties and changes.

P.E will be on Thursday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor), we ask that P.E kit is in school at the beginning of the week and taken home on Friday.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Thursday unless otherwise stated.  Homework will consist of a spelling and maths activity. We also expect one adult comment in their reading diary each week.

ROBIN AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES – Y5 & 6 PERFORMANCE

Yesterday, after weeks of hard work, year five and six shared their performance of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies with friends and family at Abraham Darby.

The show acted as a leavers’ performance for year six so they embraced the roles and year five did a brilliant job of supporting the singing. The children were fantastic and should be really proud of themselves.

A big thankyou to Abraham Darby for the use of their theatre for the performance and our rehearsals beforehand. The children loved the setting and enjoyed being in the spotlight. We are already looking forward to next year!