Year 5 Homework

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It has been wonderful to look at the different pieces of homework that the Year 5 children have completed over the past few weeks. We would just like to remind everyone that all the homework is set via Google Classroom which can be accessed using the Wonde emoji logins. One piece of English and maths homework is set on a weekly basis, this is in addition to a list of spellings based around a particular spelling rule. On Google Classroom you will also find an enrichment project which is set on a half termly basis (our current project is about ‘living things’). There are also a wide variety of games and quizzes linked to the different things we have been learning in school. If you have any questions about the Year 5 homework or about Google Classroom, please do not hesitate to contact us on postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

Mrs Cook and Miss Guy

Amazing Achievements in Year 5

In Year 5 this week, we have been extremely excited to celebrate a wide variety of different achievements from our talented children.

We were very impressed that four of our Year 5 children received a golden leaf during our ‘Golden Moments’ assembly. Amy was the first to receive her golden leaf. She was nominated by her mom who informed us how well Amy had coped during the COVID pandemic. Amy’s mum also told us that she was very impressed how Amy stayed motivated and continued to complete all of the work set by school. This is fantastic Amy, well done!

This week, Maisie was awarded with a golden leaf from Mrs Jones. Maisie received her award for being such a good friend to the other children in her class. Thank you for being so caring Maisie!

Chloe was also nominated for a golden leaf from her mom. Chloe’s mom informed us that Chloe is a superstar at home as she wakes up very early each morning to feed all of the animals (including chickens, ducks, rabbits and dogs) and that she never complains about doing this. Well done Chloe, this is very mature and responsible of you.

Sienna was the final person in Year 5 to receive a golden leaf. Sienna’s mom also nominated Sienna for her achievements in football. Since 2019, Sienna has played for Aston Villa girls RTC. Recently, Sienna’s contract was extended as Sienna was asked again to sign for the 2020/2021 season. Sienna is extremely dedicated to football and this is a wonderful achievement. Well done Sienna!

This week, we also celebrated Rowan’s and Issac’s achievements in reading. The Year 5 staff are very impressed by both Rowan and Issac’s attitudes to reading; they are both highly motivated and as a result have achieved very high quiz scores. Well done boys!

This week we were also very impressed with Elissa who brought in her Blue Peter Badges to show the class. Elissa was awarded the badges for participating in a new sport. Elissa decided to trial archery and rock climbing which sound like lots of fun! Well done on receiving your Blue Peter awards Elissa.

We look forward to sharing more news about our Year 5 superstars in future blogs.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Blue Peter Badge Winner!

In Year 5, we are all extremely proud of Michael who was recently awarded the ‘green’ Blue Peter badge. In order to achieve his green (environmental) badge, Michael made his own bird house from wood and then wrote a set of instructions, detailing how he made his bird house.

This is an amazing achievement and thank you Michael for helping to protect our environment.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Year 5 Golden Moments Assembly

This week, we held our very first ‘Golden Moments’ assembly in Year 5.

Inside our classroom, there is a very special ‘golden’ box where children and teachers are able to nominate who they believe should receive a golden leaf.

Children can receive a nomination for a wide range of reasons, including: ‘being a good friend’, ‘supporting other people in the classroom’, ‘trying exceptionally hard in a particular subject’ etc. Adults at home are also very welcome to nominate a particular child by emailing their nomination to: postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

This week, four children were nominated to receive a golden leaf. Amazingly, Tilly received two nominations, one from Mrs O’Brien and one from her mom. Mrs O’Brien was wowed by the new found confidence Tilly has shown over the past few weeks and Tilly’s mom was extremely proud of Tilly as she has supported our local area by making it safer and more environmentally friendly through litter-picking. Well done Tilly!

Michael received our second nomination from Miss Guy. Miss Guy commented how Michael has been exceptionally supportive to others within the class and how he is such a good friend and role-model. Well done Michael!

Max received his nomination from Mrs Cook. Mrs Cook explained to the class how Max was a ‘shining star’ and always tried his best and made positive choices! Well done Max!

The final child to receive a ‘golden leaf’ within Year 5 was Ruby. Ruby received her nomination from Mrs Ross. Mrs Ross commented how even though Ruby had only joined our Year 5 class one week ago, that she had settled in very well and it was as though she had always being a member of our class! Well done Ruby!

A big well done to the four children who received a golden leaf this week. The Year 5 team would also like to say a massive well done to all of the Year 5 children for settling back into school extremely well over the past few weeks, we are very proud of you all.

Who will be the next children in Year 5 to receive a golden leaf nomination?

Brass instruments

Brass lessons will take place for Year 5 on Tuesday afternoons.

The current arrangements for brass are that half of the class at a time will play their instruments whilst socially distanced in the school gym while the other half of the class carry out some other music activities in the classroom. The groups will then change over the following week.

Please ensure that brass instruments are brought into the Year 5 classroom on Tuesday mornings or at the start of the school week.

We will continue to update you if arrangements for brass lessons change.

Thank you for your help,

Miss Guy and Mrs Cook

Welcome back Year 5!

The Year 5 staff have been so impressed with the way that all of Year 5 have returned to school. They have been so positive and have made a wonderful start to the new school year.

Well done everyone!

Miss Guy, Mrs Cook and Mrs Ross