Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 from Mr Rich and Mrs Haywood.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we are now preparing ourselves to be role models to 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: ‘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 - after all reading is the foudnation 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 Rich, 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!
Wow!! What a wonderful Nativity! The children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 really made us proud with their super singing, delightful dancing and tremendous talking. 3 cheers for the cast of 2014...
A Victorian Christmas at Newstead Abbey
We went back in time to enjoy a Victorian Christmas at Newstead Abbey. We explored the different rooms and made sugar mice in the kitchen, shadow puppets in the attic and played parlour games in The Great Hall with Mr Webb.
Fun on the Treehouse
In Year 1 we love to explore and had lots of fun on the treehouse.
Year 1 visit the library
In Year 1 we love reading so we visit the library every fortnight to choose more exciting books.
Boats that float…
We had lots of fun making boats that float. Some of the boats sank, so we had to be really clever and do some fantastic problem solving to make the boats stay on top of the water. We added masts and sails, portholes and passengers.
Today, our Mud Kitchen was officially opened. The children were very excited and have had lots of fun making mud cakes, twig salads, stone soup and leaf cakes. Their role-play, sharing, imagination and speaking and listening skills were super! A huge 'thank-you' to the PTA for funding it. Our...
Trip to Floralands
This morning, we set off from school on a big, yellow bus. When we arrived at Floralands, we had a play on the park then looked around the farm and fed the animals. After a fabulous picnic, we walked around the garden centre and chose £100 worth of flowers for...
A sad day for Foundation
Today, a funeral was held for one of our Goldfish, Sue. The children decided that they would like to put her in a box and bury her underneath a bush. The Last Post was played as she was lowered into the ground, a cross was placed where she had been...
During Trekking today and as part of our recycling topic, F2 made some fantastic robots out of rubbish! They worked in teams to think carefully about which items would make the best body parts and how they were going to join them together.
We have had lots of fun pond dipping in our school pond. We found a frog, tadpoles, frogspawn, fly larvae, pondweed and a beetle!