Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a ‘cracking’ time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the new term with a bang.
This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new Thematic topic called, ‘Amazing Africa’. We will be organising a workshop involving traditional African drums – more details to follow. Children will continue to access all parts of the curriculum through this topic and we look forward to getting stuck in. Learning will involve the use of atlases and maps to identify the continent of Africa, whilst exploring the cultures, traditions and changes to the landscape.
Children will continue to receive homework and, as always, will be expected to read at home and produce a journal each week. Journals this term will have a vocabulary focus, where you will find activities for children to complete that involve identifying vocabulary and the impact it has. However, we would like to remind you that children may produce journals on their own personal books from home as well as their school books. Furthermore, they may like to vary the content or layout of their journals. A comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will continue to receive two sets of spellings: one from their phonics’ teacher (Tuesday) and one from their class teacher (Friday).
Class 17 now have the opportunity to go swimming this term and will begin on Monday 13th January. The day on which your child has P.E may now be different so we advise children to keep their kit in school. Tracksuit bottoms and a jumper will also be useful as the weather is still cold.
PE will take place on a Monday and Friday for Class 17 and Monday and Tuesday for Classes 16 & 18.
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. Can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
A polite reminder that the gate to the playground will continue to be opened at 8.45am and closed at 8.55am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
As always we appreciate your support.
The Year 5 Team
Year 5 introduced their 'Amazing Africa' topic with an African afternoon. Children made tribal bracelets and some children dressed in traditional African outfits.
Year 5 became explorers at the Space Centre. They had fantastic opportunities to test their coding skills through the challenge of moving a mars buggy. Eyes were wide with wonder in the planetarium as they went into outer space, exploring the galaxies - it was as if we were really there! It was an incredible day and children were truly in awe of all that they experienced and saw.
October 23rd 2018
Year 5 had a fantastic time at Moseley Old Hall recently. They joined in re-enacting King Charles II infamous escape to Moseley Old Hall and took part in writing secret messages using quills! They even had the opportunity to see priest hole, where Charles had to hide from the Roundheads! Year 5 were an absolute pleasure to take on the trip and, as always, were excellent representatives of our school. They answered questions, listened well and showed 'Outstanding' behaviour throughout. We are very proud of you all.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 5 had a visit from a Police Community Support Officer. She talked to the children about safety and making the right choices. She also helped the children develop an awareness of legal consequences for 10 year olds.
Year 5 have been visiting Aldersley High School as part of our transition programme. They have been cooking - making cookies and pizza and bread. They will also be having French lessons.