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!
Egg Rolling and an ‘Easter Eggstraviganza’
Foundation had a brilliant time egg rolling today! The definition of 'rolling' was however VERY interesting...:-) On Tuesday they also had lots of fun in the hall during their special craft morning, The children made chocolatey nests with yummy eggs on, spring crowns, did some observational paintings of daffodils,...
We spent a day before the Easter Holiday learning about the Easter story and taking part in 8 special workshops. These included: Twig crosses Easter gardens Music Art Paper plate story Reflection Palm Sunday The Last Supper
Thismorning, the children in Foundation enjoyed an Easter art and craft session in the Hall. They made fluffy chicks, chocolate nests and baskets to put them in, painted observerational drawings of daffodils and made spring headbands. Thank-you to all of our helpers!
Bring Your Pet to School Day
Today, we had lots of different animals visit us here at Abbey Gates. We met 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 stick insects, a crab, 5 dogs, a snail, a tortoise and 3 guinea pigs! A huge thank-you to all of the mums, dads and staff at school for sharing their pampered pets with us!
Music in Foundation
Every Wednesday afternoon in Foundation, we explore musical instruments and pieces of music. We have lots of fun trying to change the sounds that the instruments make by playing them in lots of different ways. We are even going to make our very own instruments! Singing is also...
Robin Hood and Little John riding through the Forest…
As Book Week got into full swing, we went on a walk to the Woods, where we heard a story all about Robin Hood and built dens for the woodland animals in the story. A lady called Sandra has been in to talk to us today about Archery and...