Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a good 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’. 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.

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 the following days:
Class 16: Friday
Class 17: Wednesday
Class 18: Friday

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

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.

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 have a fantastic topic this term linked to space called ‘Amazing Africa’ and we cannot wait to get stuck into our new learning.

As always, we appreciate your support.

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

 



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

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.