Welcome back to the new academic year at Elston Hall! We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and the children have been able to recharge their batteries! To provide you with as much information as possible, attached is a copy of your child’s timetable. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day, but should be viewed as a guide only as it is subject to change!

Purple creative homework books will continue this year and we aim for it to allow our children to both consolidate their learning from class as well as move their learning on. This homework book will be coming home with your child next week – please look out for this! The insert to the book will provide further information about this.

Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing a reading journal on a weekly basis will continue. Like last year, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark, books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again.

Phonics will be ability set across Year 5 and will take place once per week. Your child may be with a different teacher for this. Children will receive 10 phonics spellings and 10 class spellings.

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

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. 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.

We have a fantastic topic this term linked to space called ‘Cosmic Cosmos’ and we cannot wait to get stuck in learning about the planets and space travel.

The gate to the playground will be opened at 8.45am and closed at 9.00am. Late children will need to report to the main office.

We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a valuable year. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Di Bernardo                     Mrs Lavill                        Mrs Mitchell
Class 16 (Year Leader)             Class 17                           Class 18

 

 

 

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.