Sports Day 2021

On Thursday 27th May, Year 5 and 6 took part in an upper Key Stage 2 sports day.

Each class took it it turns to participate in a number of events, while the other class acted as spectators.

The events that Year 5 were able to choose to take part in were the sprint, sack race, egg and spoon, skipping race, speed walk relay, sprint relay, javelin and shotput.

After what seemed like many weeks of rain during rehearsals for sports day, we were extremely fortunate that on the day itself we had dry, sunny weather.

We would like to congratulate all of the children for their excellent efforts during sports day.

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!

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!

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

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

Sweeper Naming Competition

This year, Year 5’s pupil leadership focus is environmental issues. Linked to this, the class were asked to take part in a competition being held by Walsall Council to think of names for seven hardworking street sweeping vehicles. Along with this, children were also asked to create posters to encourage people not to littler and to keep the streets clean.

The lucky winners of this competition will have the honour of their artwork and chosen name being displayed on the sides of the sweepers. They will also win some additional prizes for themselves and their school.

Winners of the competition will be contacted on 14th October with certificates being presented on 16th October.

Below are the 5 designs from Year 5 that have been submitted to Walsall Council for judging. We wish the children the very best of luck!

Sienna’s design
Dexie’s design
Ruby’s design
Aidan’s design
Freya’s design

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