Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 from Mr Rich and Mrs Comins.
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins work hard to ensure that we are ready for Upper Key Stage 2. We're now preparing ourselves to be role models to the younger children, but also ready to learn. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work.
In Year 5, we love to learn. Our teacher and teaching assistant ensure that our learning is fun, but focussed on helping us to be the best we can be! Marvellous Maths, Exciting English and Terrific Topic is the order of each day, with thrills and spills along the way!
We will be exploring lots of exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics this year. These include: ‘Life is the Pits!’, ‘Alchemy Island’, ‘Spectacular Space’, ‘Invaders and Settlers’, ‘Resplendent Rainforests’ and ‘Hola Mexico’. Some of these topics will have a Creative Homework project linked them, giving us the opportunity to show our interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home and school will be encouraged along with an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words.
Maths Homework will be given out each Friday to be completed and handed in by the following Friday. Spellings will be given out weekly and tested the following week.
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins and the children promise to work hard so that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Stay and Play
Lots of parents came into Foundation to join us with drawing, reading, doing puzzles, building, using the interactive whiteboard and playing with the playdough. We had a great morning!
Early Years Cluster Picnic
We walked up to the C of E school for a play and picnic with the other Foundation children and children from Playgroup and Longdale. We had so much fun finding Olympic torches in the woods, using the trim trail, eating biscuits and drinking juice and making lots of...
Our lovely chickens arrived back at school on Tuesday - how they have grown! A BIG 'thank-you' to Mrs Salmon for looking after them so well whilst on their extended 'holiday'. We are enjoying watching them explore their fabulous new home and caring for them....
Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea
We kicked off our Diamond Jubilee celebrations with an afternoon tea for the grandparents of the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Our guests were treated to tea and cakes, some of which were made by the children, and an afternoon of Jubilee crafts.
Blunderbus - ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’
Blunderbus visited the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 this week, for a performance of 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. The children all enjoyed the fun-filled show before taking part in follow-up workshops in the afternoon. It was a fabulous day despite all the owl poo...!!
A rather windy Trekking Tuesday!
Today we went outside to explore the wind! We chose items from the 'Windy Day Box' and ran, watched, twirled, waved and chatted about what the wind was doing to the material and ribbons.
Our egg rolling competition was a success! All of the eggs were beautifully decorated, but looked very different once they reached the bottom of the hill!! We stood in a line behind a log at the top of the hill, and let go of our eggs after 3. The...
Bring Your Pet to School Day
For one day only, pets were allowed to come to school! We had lots of dogs and cats, a hamster, a rat, a guinea pig and a hen visit us! We asked lots of questions and found out what the animals eat, where they live and if they can do...
Space Centre Visit
Take a look at the photographs from our very exciting visit to The National Space Centre in Leicester. We went on a big yellow bus, flew to space on a rocket and looked carefully at the planets and stars. We had a great day!
Click on the link below to listen to the sounds of letters and other phonemes. http://www.focusonphonics.co.uk/index2.php?action=underestand Watch how Magic Pencil writes it! http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/cvc/magicpencil/