Spynosaur author, Guy Bass, pays us a visit!

As part of the Northern Children's Book Festival, the children in KS2 enjoyed a very humorous visit from author Guy Bass. He had us in stitches telling us all about his childhood, the lies he was told and how he wanted to be a dinosaur when he grew up....

They’ve already reached their AR target!!

A huge well done to each and everyone of you! Keep up the brilliant work and your love for reading! Here are the happy faces of the children who have already reached their Accelerated Reader target. Enjoy your special book mark and chocolatey treat!

Accelerated Reader Raffle Winners!

Congratulations and a huge well done to our raffle winners. Within each class in KS2, all of the children who had achieved 85% and above in the quizzes this half term had their names put into the draw - and here are our lucky winners!! Enjoy spending your...

Creative homework progress check 1 (autumn 2)

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Welcome to our class page, where you will find key information regarding our class and see some of the hard work that we have been doing!

I am thrilled to be teaching in Year 5 this year and getting to know you all a bit better over the course of the year. We have had a great start already, with everyone coming back to school ready to learn and full of enthusiasm. I hope that you are as excited as I am for you to start your journey into Upper Key Stage Two. We have some brilliant topics this year – kicking off with the mystical Mayans this term! We already have lots of questions about this mysterious civilization and so we will see where our topic will take us!

 

This week we have had our annual school council elections! Almost like the real thing, the nominees made a fantastic effort to create their unique and personalised campaigns: we had cakes, pizzas, badges, posters, powerpoints and flyers! The effort the children went to was truly inspiring and that was before we got to the speeches! Well planned, structured and persuasive – the speeches blew us all away! It was a very, very close vote, which just shows how amazing all of the children did with their campaigns. Many politicians could take notes from our class! However, all of the children voted for one male and one female councillor and our elected councillors for this year are…. Charlie and Rebecca! Congratulations to the two councillors and to all of those who took part (including the fantastic campaign managers who worked so hard behind the scenes)! Remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year….

 

We were so lucky today to go on the very first Year 5 trip to Kingsmeadow! We really enjoyed acting as high school students, as we took classes in music, REAL education and PE. It was a bit strange at first to be walking around a new building with lots more students than we have at school and also (strangely!) a second floor of classrooms! Luckily, we had two Year 8 guides to help us out and we were very grateful to them. We learnt how to sing a song in three parts, played some glockenspiels and African drums and learnt the song ‘Read all about it’ in music. We then had a quick break on the Key Stage 3 yard before a snack and then it was off to do REAL education. This was new for all of us but we learnt a lot about the 6 character traits (I wonder who can remember them all!) and we made our own constructions out of spaghetti and marshmallows to represent one of them. The teacher in charge was so impressed! After lunch, it was time for some boxing – not your average PE lesson! Overall, a fantastic day and one that all the children enjoyed.

I would like to congratulate the children on representing our school in such a positive manner at Kingsmeadow. They certainly made a great first impression!

This week, the children performed verses from the poem ‘Last night, I saw the City Breathing,’ which has been our focus in English. The performances were dramatic and each group interpreted the poem’s words and images in a different way. We had opera singing stations and cinemas laughing so much they fell on the floor!  A really great effort – well done 5J!

Our first PE unit has seen some amazing gymnastic routines put together by Year 5. We even had a routine-off between 5C and 5J, with winners voted for in both classes. Well done to Alice and Sophia who were our winners!

 

Well, our first science lesson of this half-term was certainly an interesting one! The children were given a big box of assorted items; we had: cubes, sand, sugar, water, paper clips and stones! The children had to use any of the equipment provided to separate all of the materials into separate piles. This led to cries of, “It’s impossible to separate the sugar!” and “It can’t be done!” This is a great starting point for our new topic and perhaps there will be some changed opinions by the end of term!

 

 

 

Wow – what an amazing effort from 5J this week for a truly worthy cause…Children In Need! Not only did so many of the children bring in donations (including Katie’s amazing Pudsey cake that she made with her mum!) but all of the children decorated biscuits to add to our bake sale. A huge thanks to everyone who brought in donations and also to Louise, Zane, Charlie and Rebecca who helped out with our sale – they were a great role model for our class and had some great sales techniques! As a result, we had a fantastic contribution to give to Children In Need! A huge well done!

This week has been a really important week in school; it has been ‘Anti-bullying week.’ In class 5J, we have had lots of activities to discuss and explore this topic. From books about stereotyping and judging others, using apples in order to see how unkind words can impact someone on the inside (meaning that you can’t always see the impact on the surface!) and to writing a list of 50 Acts of Kindness that we tried to complete by the end of the week. It was a really thought-provoking week and we created some posters to promote our new ideas and lessons that we had learned this week.

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