Party Time for 5J!

What a party!!! Everyone looked amazing in their party outfits! Some very quick changes and new hairstyles and aftershave later, they were ready to disco, boogie and dance! Thank you again for all the donations - they went down a treat! We had quite the "restaurant"...

Christmas jumpers and Christmas Lunch!

Christmas jumpers and Christmas lunch...it's Christmas at Dunston Hill CPS!!! The children looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers (from the understated and classic to the flashing and novelty!) - they were so colourful and festive! It really brightened up the...

Cooking at Kingsmeadow!

Wow - what a morning! It all started like normal...we did our English work and then all of a sudden, it was pens and pencils away and we were off! To Kingsmeadow! In the food technology kitchens, we started from scratch - measuring out our ingredients and mixing them...

Orienteering and…orangutans?!?

Today, the weather finally let us get outside to complete our orienteering race around the school grounds. With blank maps, the children had to listen carefully to where the clues were hidden and mark the locations on their maps. Next, the race was on! In pairs or...

Amazing Amazon comes to 5J!

What a Friday afternoon that was! Class 5J had the pleasure of meeting some very special visitors on Friday - Wobbly Bob and Milky Bar to name a few! A snake, a cockroach, a millipede, a skink (blue-tongued lizard), a snake and a tarantula all made themselves at home...

Bienvenue! Wilkommen! Welcome! It has been a fantastic first week and a bit in Year 5, as the children have settled in extremely well! It’s a big jump up into Upper Key Stage Two but the children have coped maturely and with big smiles on their faces, which has been lovely to see! I can’t wait for our year to properly begin!

Miss Jobey

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A week in the life of Year 5…

We have enjoyed reading our new story, ‘This is NOT a fairytale’ and discussing all of the various, interesting characters; we have looked a numbers in countless different ways for our maths unit on place value; then, we pondered space and what we could discover about the Earth, Moon and Sun; before travelling back in time to look at the Mayans and just why should we even know about them? Spoiler: they were very, very important (and interesting, too)! As well as all of the time, we even squeezed in a bit of forest school time, which the children all love – as you can see, with them standing proudly in their dens! As I said, a fantastic but very busy week, which I hope has set the tone for the rest of the term (year!) ahead.

Quick reminders for the children to have their PE kits in on a Monday (for the whole week), along with homework on the check point Mondays, as outlined on their homework grid. Every Wednesday for three terms, the children in 5J will also be swimming (which is very exciting) so please ensure swimming towels and costumes are packed ready for their Wednesday swim!

The children will also need to bring in their reading diaries, with three signed entries from an adult at home, weekly to be signed in school! Reading books will be coming shortly…

Phew! First week done and the children have settled in brilliantly. We have definitely ‘hit the ground running’!

Miss Jobey