Year 5 have worked very hard to produce non-chronological reports about the planets. They researched interesting space facts both at school and at home and have managed to write some very informative paragraphs. They thought really carefully about their presentation and even included watercolour paintings from their Art lessons.
A massive thank you for all of your kind donations for the local care homes. We were completely blown away by the sheer amount of treats from all of you, as were the care homes. All of the hampers were dropped off, with the letters and cards, on Friday and every single care home asked us to pass our thanks on. Due to your generosity, we have made someone’s Christmas a little brighter.
Our Christmas cards and letters have been written ready to send to 6 of our local care homes. We are hoping to put together a little hamper for each care home to give them a special gift and hopefully bring a smile to a face or two but we need your help to do that.
Whether it is a box of mince pies, packet of biscuits, some chocolate treats, shower gel or other toiletries, anything you can donate would be gratefully received to send to these care homes.
Please send any donations in with your children on Friday (11th December) so we can deliver them to the care homes in time for Christmas.
Many Thanks in advance for your support x
As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.
We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.
Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.
It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.
Year 5 have enjoyed a successful return to school. Our first few weeks back together have been full of smiles, laughs and a lot of hard work both in the classroom and outside. Highlights have included:
Using maths skills in an unexpected location.
Setting ourselves up for success for our first class trip.
Putting our skills into practise at Quarry Park Disc Golf Course with help from Mr Youson and Mr Regan.
Exploring the forest school and developing our teamwork skills.
Thank you to all those who continue to share the excellent work taking place at home.
Darci’s 100 word writing challenge and self-portrait:
Niko’s research into the International Space Station:
Daniel G’s artwork from a dot:
Lola W’s 100 word story:
Cerys’ decimal work and artwork starting from a dot:
Hope you all have an excellent week!
A few parents have been asking about reading and additional books. Unfortunately sending more books home isn’t something we are able to do at the moment however there is a comprehensive site called Reading Eggs that you can access from home.
The site is normally charged however they have a 30 day free trial for parents that will hopefully be able to assist with reading at home. All that is required is an email address for access and it will then ask you to set up a profile for your child/children.
Once you have activated your account your child will need to do the placement test (on their profile) this will show the level they need to begin at. For each level there are different activities, lessons and books that the children can read online. There are word recognition activities, reading comprehension and lessons they can complete.
The children work through the level with a map and when they get to the end of the activities and books there is then the chance to move onto the next level.
With the books you can choose between a ‘read to me’ function where the book is read aloud to them or the child reads the book out loud themselves. For those that are just beginning to read or struggle with some vocabulary it may give them a bit of confidence to have the book read to them first and then for them to try it themselves.
It is a good resource to use and as it is free to access for a short while it may be worth setting up an account if you feel your child is not reading enough or could benefit from more reading activities and practise. It is for all ages from 3 up to 13 years.
Well done to Year 6 who won this week’s Times Tables Rock Stars Battle against Year 5 with 12,173 points v 8,857 despite Year 5 leading for the first half of the week!
Special well done to Emily C who took 1st place as the highest earner. closely followed by Ayda, Roisin, Liam LJ, Ha-Eun and Alannah. Here are your certificates!
Same again next week!
After some successful meetings to allow children to catch up and have a chance to share what they have been up to, Year 5 will be taking part in a Zoom meeting on Monday 4th.
Details to join are below, let me know if you have any questions.
Look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Mr Rolison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Year 5’s Catch Up
Time: May 4, 2020 02:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 2454 2566
I hope you all had a restful Easter break and I was glad to catch up with some of Year 5 through phone calls in the break. Look out for a post on the front page for a Zoom call to join in with next week.
This week, lots of excellent work has been sent in to be shared – I’m glad to see lots of you working hard from home.
Archie G has shared his fitness routine as well as his reading den. Take a look at his first poem created during the holiday as well as his poem based around the moon.
Cerys had a busy week. Here is her maths multiplication work, tanka poem about the moon, texture patterns for Art, research into some key terms about space and comparing two Bible passages for R.E..
Daniel G has been getting stuck into landscaping! I wonder how long before he starts demanding a wage? He’s also worked on Geography research, a Moon poem and shown a comfy spot to read.
Darci showed a creative side through her diagram of our solar system, her prime and square numbers poster, a range of pencil techniques and a brilliant tanka poem. She also found time somewhere to get a workout in each day!
Niko has found many favourite spots around the house to get stuck into a book detailing how space functions. This has been very useful for his research into some key terms for our solar system.
Roza had a creative Easter break, resulting in some great looking sushi, a very colourful dog and a chain reaction marble run.
Taya has shown her favourite reading spot as well as the research into different mountains she has carried out this week for Geography.