Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5!
In Upper Key Stage 2, the children are now preparing themselves to be role models for the younger children. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work and learning.
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: 'Vanishing Rainforests', ‘Life is the Pits!’, 'Stargazers’, 'Enough for Everyone' and ‘Invaders and Settlers’. 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 - after all reading is the foundation for all other learning to take place from. We will also have an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words.
Mr Summers, Mrs Haywood 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!
A huge thank-you to the ladies at Ravenshead Library who put on a fabulous seaside art and craft morning for our Foundation children!
We love technology!
In F2, we love to explore different technology. We often use digital cameras, beebots, the interactive whiteboard, iPad, old mobile phones and talking whiteboards. We also use technology to help us with our baking, such as the microwave, popcorn maker and hand blender. However, today we did something even more...
The World Around Us
This half term, the children in Foundation have been learning all about the world around them. Last week, there was a VERY exciting event! 3 chicks hatched and we have been caring for them ever since. All of the children in F2 were able to watch the magical moment that one...
Foundation love reading!
The children in Foundation have been so lucky this week! We have started a grandparent story session on Wednesdays at 3pm, starting this week.It was a HUGE success. A reading dog called 'Max' has also popped in to see us and will be coming every Friday morning to hear...
Visiting the Park
At the start of their new 'Parks and Gardens' topic, Mrs Kitching asked F2 what they would like to find out. One answer was 'more about parks' hence our fun trip to the park this afternoon!
F2 enjoyed a spot of pond dipping this afternoon as part of their 'Parks and Gardens' topic. They caught water snails, dragonfly nymph, fly larvae, water fleas and pond weed!
Fun at Twycross Zoo!
On Tuesday this week, Foundation boarded a big yellow bus and set off for Twycross Zoo as part of their 'Safari' topic. They had a brilliant time looking at all of the animals, eating their lunch and having some hands on small animal experience in a workshop in the afternnon....
Snow is falling…
F2 have been having lots of fun exploring the snow today! They have built a snowman (Olaf, in fact), made snow angels and looked at their footprints on the ground. They even tried counting how many snowflakes were falling, but found it very tricky!
F2 did some AMAZING gymnastics yesterday! They worked hard on their tucks and star shapes and could not wait to show other people what they had learnt... They were also very brave with their climbing and did not give up when they were finding things tricky. Mrs Kitching is very...
A Windy Trekking Tuesday
When we went Trekking today, it was SO windy that we nearly got blown off our feet! We decided that it would be a good idea to make our very own kites and had lots of fun working together to join the materials and then fly them.