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!
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...
A rather windy Trekking Tuesday!
Today we decided that because it was so windy, the thing that would be the most fun to make would be a kite! We chose the items that we would need and worked out a way to make one. The amount of fun and learning opportunities that we had...
Today we learnt all about why we light and bonfire, hold sparklers and have fireworks on 'Bonfire Night'. We wrote lots of noisy words in Literacy and whilst we were trekking, collected twigs, logs and sticks to build our very own bonfire. We learnt that bonfires are hard to...
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...
This morning was packed full of Easter crafts in the Hall! We made lots of exciting things: Rabbit headbands Chocolatey nests Easter baskets Collage eggs The life cycle of a chicken Life paintings of daffodils A great big 'THANK-YOU' to all of our visitors, we hope that you had as...
Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday
This week, we have been learning lots about Shrove Tuesday, listening to a story about a runaway pancake, had pancake races, and eaten lots of pancakes of course! Some of us enjoyed Golden Syrup whilst others had lemon juice and sugar.
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
In Foundation, we have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We have been eating Chinese food - the noodles and sweet and sour sauce were very yummy! Some of the children thought that we had ordered a take-away they were that delicious!! We have also been playing Chinese New...
Over the past few days, we have been wrapping up warm, putting on our wellies and going outside to explore the snow. We know what happens to it when we hold it in our hands and we also know that it has snowed because the season is Winter. The trees...
White Post Farm
Today we went on a big bus to White Post Farm. We had to wrap up warm as it was quite cold! When we arrived, we had a quick toilet stop then went to find lots of animals! We were ever so brave in the Reptile House - some of...