Year 5’s Excellent Elf Performance

Last Thursday, pupils in Year 5 took part in their Christmas performance which was based on the film Elf. Year 5 staff were extremely proud of how hard the children had worked to learn their lines and perform their songs. Each and every child was an absolute superstar!

We hope you enjoy the show!

The last few weeks of Autumn Term…

The last few weeks of term have been very busy. The children have worked exceptionally hard to complete their newspaper article based on the film ‘The Iron Giant’. All of the Year 5 staff have been extremely impressed with the children’s ideas, how they have used the features of newspaper writing and their high levels of presentation. We definitely have lots of budding journalists in Year 5!

We have also been very busy preparing for and then performing our Christmas production based on the film ‘Elf’. The children certainly had lots of fun performing as you can see in the picture below!

In Year 5, we have also been very busy completing a range of Christmas activities. The children have made Christmas cards, produced decorations for the Christmas tree and decorated biscuits in the style of a snowman. The children also had lots of fun creating calendars which were based on the artist Kandinsky who was the focus of our art work earlier on in the term.

We also all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas party where we played party games, had a dance and all had lots and lots of fun!

The Year 5 staff hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and we will look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Take care and keep safe,

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy, Miss Cooper and Mrs Baker (The Year 5 Team)

Children in Need 2020

On Friday 13th November, Year 5 took part in a number of activities to celebrate Children in Need and to help to raise money for charity.

To start the day, Year 5 joined in with the final part of ‘The Joe Wicks 24 Hour PE Challenge for Children in Need’ which was rather tiring but lots of fun! You can see some photographs of this activity below.

In the afternoon, the children were able to take part in a variety of activities including Children in Need bingo, a balancing challenge, a tongue twister challenge, a drawing challenge, maths code breaker challenges and Pudsey colouring.

What a wonderful way to raise money for Children in Need – well done Year 5!

Golden Moments 12.11.2020

This week, Aidan and Spencer were both nominated for a Golden Moment in Year 5.

Here is Miss Guy’s nomination for Aidan:

‘I would like to nominate Aidan for a Golden Moment for his excellent effort in reading. Since returning to school after half term, Aidan has achieved 100% in his last three Accelerated Reader quizzes, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He showed great perseverance to read such a lengthy and challenging book and also demonstrated an excellent understanding of what he had read. This is a wonderful achievement Aidan. Well done and keep up this fantastic effort!’

Miss Cooper’s nomination for Spencer:

‘This week, I would like to nominate Spencer for a Golden Moment for his excellent work on the topic of Fractions. Spencer showed resilience when faced with trickier questions and was very helpful in supporting his partners as well.
In addition, he is always polite to other children and staff around school and in the playground.’

Well done to both boys – these are excellent achievements. Keep up the good work!

Singing Superstars!

The Year 5 teachers would like to say a huge well done to all of the children for their beautiful singing today! Over the past few weeks, the Year 5 children have been learning the song ‘We just want it to Snow!’ which will form part of a virtual concert organised by Forest Arts. All children and parents will be able to stream this concert on Thursday 17th December at 7pm where you will be able to enjoy our singing!

Year 5 Nature Hunt

This week, Year 5 went on a nature hunt in our science lesson as part of our work on living things and their habitats. We used a variety of different identification sheets from the Woodland Trust to identify leaves, fruits, seeds and other living things in our school grounds.

During our successful searches, we were able to identify a range of different types of trees including willow, birch, oak, holly and pine as well as berries, pine cones, spiders, a millipede, invertebrate eggs, birds nests, toadstools and other interesting finds.

Please take a look at some of the pictures from our nature hunt.

If you would like to carry out a similar activity, you could use activity sheets from the Woodland Trust using the following link:

Can you spot the bird’s nest in this tree?

Year 5 Golden Moment 5.11.2020

This week, Rowan was chosen by Miss Guy to receive a Golden Moment nomination.

Rowan has been chosen for his fantastic attitude towards school. At all times, he is so polite and well behaved, which sets a wonderful example to others. Also, he will always offer to help to do any jobs around the classroom, which we appreciate very much. Well done Rowan – you should be extremely proud of yourself!

Happy half-term! Happy Halloween!

We hope that you are all having a wonderful half-term break and that you have been able to spend time doing the things that you enjoy.

Some of you may be planning to celebrate Halloween at home this year by dressing up, putting up decorations, having parties with the people you live with or by carving pumpkins.

Eva’s mum sent in a photograph of this enormous pumpkin, which is one of five that Eva grew in her allotment. She planted the pumpkin seeds during the school holidays and spent a lot of time watering, weeding and caring for her pumpkins. Well done Eva – this is an amazing achievement! We are sure that this will make a fantastic Halloween lantern. We wonder which design Eva and her family might choose to carve?

Remember that on the first day back at school – Monday 2nd November – you may come to school dressed in a Halloween costume if you would like to.

Please also remember to bring in your brass instruments on Tuesday 3rd November.

Take care everyone.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Miss Guy, Mrs Cook and Mrs Ross

More Year 5 stars!

This week we were very proud to nominate both Lily and Jerel to receive a golden leaf and place it on our golden moments tree. All of the Year 5 staff had been exceptionally pleased with Lily and Jerel for their wonderful harvest singing. Both children tried really hard in rehearsals, they concentrated and knew all the words to our harvest songs. During the performances both children sang very confidently and smiled throughout which was wonderful to see on our harvest video! (If you would like to find out even more about our performance, please see the separate harvest post).

Our star readers this week were Eva and Elissa. Both Elissa and Eva have worked exceptionally hard both at home and in school with their reading; they read confidently and fluently and achieve high scores on their A.R quizzes. Well done girls!

We hope that you all have a wonderful time over half term, that you stay safe and enjoy spending a bit of time with your family.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Year 5 Harvest Performance

This week, Year 5 recorded two songs for our harvest performance; half of the class sang ‘Juicy fruit’ while the other half of the class performed ‘Harvest time is here again’.

The children worked hard to learn their songs and sang them brilliantly, as we are sure you will agree.

We hope you enjoy watching Year 5’s harvest performances.

Miss Guy, Mrs Cook and Mrs Ross