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To welcome in Anti bullying week 2018, feet arrived at school this morning clad in every manner of sock imaginable. Best of all, no two of them were alike.

The message at the heart of Odd Sock day is that each person is unique in their own way. Today is a celebration of individual differences and as you can see, Year 5 have pulled that off in style.

Year 5 to the IMAX

Tomorrow morning Year 5 will be visiting the NEC Birmingham IMAX to watch A Beautiful Planet as part of our ongoing Space Invaders theme.

We will be leaving school at 8.45, so we ask that children be in as close to 8.30 as possible to avoid any disruptions. When children arrive at school, can they please come up to the Year 5 classroom to be registered.

Children may bring in one bottle of drink (with a lid) of their choice and one snack to eat while at the cinema. It is the children’s responsibility to look after their belongings throughout the day.

 

Many thanks,

Mr Rolison

Spaceports, satellites and services

This is A’Mhoine.

It doesn’t look like much now, but Year 5 will be able to tell you that this piece of Scottish highland will become the UK’s first spaceport sometime in the 2020’s. We’ve looked into the benefits and problems that could be caused by this project and made our own decisions on if we would allow it (if we were in charge!).

This week we’ve also looked into how reports are structured and made our own research into satellite technology and existing satellites orbiting Earth. We’re going to add to this knowledge bank with a visit next Friday to the NEC IMAX to watch A Beautiful Planet, more details to follow. The trip is free but we just ask children to do their best to be in school ready by 8.30 on Friday to set off on time.

 

Thank you very much to the Year 5 readers who read beautifully, the altar servers for their hard work and those who shared our bidding prayers.

Welcome back  and have a restful weekend,

Mr Rolison

A great week to end on

Through the week Year 5 have had a visit from a creature from another planet.

 

To begin, children created a body for this alien creature made from recycled materials.

To give the creature a voice, children researched the planets of our solar system and wrote a script to record. Children have been working hard to edit their recordings into a voice fit for an alien.

 

Well done on a brilliant half-term Year 5. Thank you to all the children for their efforts in the classroom and thank you to all the support they receive at home.

Have a fantastic half term (and maybe take some time to work on your space project)!

Mr Rolison

The week that was

It seems like each week get busier here in Year 5.

Children raced around the local area, putting their orienteering skills to the test.

After careful research, we presented our findings on cities of the United Kingdom.

We’ve practiced rhythms and cyclic patterns during music lessons.

And to top it off, Year 5 all enjoyed a delicious cake!

Well done on a great week Year 5.

Design Technology Project

As part of our ongoing work surrounding space and our solar system, Year 5 will be working to construct their own alien next Monday (15.10.18).

I have asked the children to have a look around at home for any materials they would like to use for the construction. Ideally, these would be materials that could be recycled – please don’t feel the need to buy anything extra to bring in!

Suggested items could be:

-cardboard (cereal boxes, packaging)
-plastic (bottles, containers)
-tinfoil
-bubble wrap

If you don’t have anything at home, please don’t worry – we’ll be collecting spare items for all to use. Children will also have access to supplies to connect their materials (such as glue, tape, etc.).

We’re aiming to create our creatures at around 20cm tall, so at most children can bring in a plastic bag’s worth of materials.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Many thanks,

Mr Rolison

Brighten up for Harvest 2018

What a wonderful celebration of harvest but also our wonderfully generous school community. We brightened up our school in our multi colours and brought our food donations as well as CAFOD donation with us. We took part in an assembly to allow the children to see where all their money goes to. We spoke about the importance of sharing the message of peace and not just giving our money but giving our prayers to others.

The chaplaincy team worked hard all day from bagging up all the donations, handing out prayer cards and counting our total amount raised. They also made a very special trip to the Coventry Food bank and got to walk around and see the different things that the foodbank needs as well as find out more about how we can help further.

The winners of the competition will be announced in the assembly on Monday.

The total raised so far stands at just over £190! So thank you very much!

Many thanks for all your donations, they are really appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Corkerry

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4.10.18

This week has been our busiest so far this term, so well done to Year 5 for working hard throughout.

We’ve practiced our rapid addition through quick-fire games of snap.

We’ve practiced our orienteering skills – ready to test them outside of school.

Thank you to members of the chaplaincy team for sharing a prayer service on the virtues of Generosity and Love, not just with Year 5 but with each class across the school.