We hope you’ve all had a good Easter break 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, ‘Full of Beans’. Children will continue to access all parts of the curriculum through this topic and we look forward to getting stuck in.

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 retrieval focus. 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.

Phonics will continue to be class based, with two groups within the class. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Wednesday, to be tested on the following Wednesday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher, which are related to their age, these will be given out and tested on a Friday.

Our PE sessions are as follows:
Class 16 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 17 – Monday and Wednesday
Class 18 – Monday morning (as well as Monday PM swimming)

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit in school at all times, including appropriate outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should 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.

As always, we appreciate your support.

Mrs Daffern                            Mrs Lavill                        Mrs Mitchell
Class 16 (Year Leader)             Class 17                           Class 18

May 2022

We have been so impressed with Year 5's Jubilee homework projects.  Click on the box below to view some of our winning entries!

November 2021

Year 5 absolutely loved their 'out of this world' day at the National Space Centre, Leicester.
The children had time to look around the centre and take in all of the interesting facts including visiting the rocket tower. They also watched a fantastic show in the planetarium - finding out what it takes to become an astronaut. The highlight of the day, was taking part in a Mars Rover Workshop, programming a lego rover to complete different missions such as going around a piece of 'Mars rock' and getting close to alien life. We were very proud of Year 5's super behaviour during the day! Everyone had a fantastic day!

  

  

  

  

 

May 2021

Year 5 took part in an African drumming workshop and had a great day! They were taught how to play the Djembe. The children played different beats and put them together to make a song. It was fantastic! The session was finished off with a dance party!

February 2021

Great Elston Bake Off

Year 5 wowed us with their amazing entries. Click on the cake to see a selection.

 

January 2020

Year 5 introduced their 'Amazing Africa' topic with an African afternoon. Children made tribal bracelets and some children dressed in traditional African outfits.

  

December 2019

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.