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Perseverance day – 15th January

Chinese New Year - 24th January

Random act of Kindness Day – 14th February



Last day of half term: Friday 14th February 2020  



What have Year 5 been up to this half term? 

  • Year 5 had a fabulous time at the pantomime! We loved getting the coach into Nottingham and joining in with the singing and dancing of Cinderella. The pumpkin carriage was incredible, it flew out above the crowd like magic! We also enjoyed finishing off our assessments. Our biggest job this week has been getting our museum ready. We've been creating some artwork based on our trip to the workhouse which is now ready to be on display in the museum. 
  • Busy busy bees in year 5 this week! We've written some incredible narratives based on The Highwayman poem - Mrs Springhall was bursting with pride! We've also been applying our understanding of our learning to our termly assessments, which have been a great success and celebration of what we have learnt this term. We had a fabulous trip to the Southwell Workhouse, it was great to see all of the history knowledge we had gained in a real life setting of the workhouse. We got the opportunity to dress as Victorian paupers and experience life at the workhouse. We even got to meet the Master, Matron and a pauper who we could ask some questions to. 
  • We've had another busy week in year 5! We have been doing lots of building up to our Highwayman narratives which we will be writing next week, including looking at fronted adverbials, show don't tell sentences, relative clauses and figurative language. In maths, we explored factors and multiples. We also had a super exciting SCIENCE DAY!! This included investigating the effects of water resistance. We planned our experiment, made predictions, conducted the investigation, collected results and wrote our findings in an explanation text. Georgia and Ebony then shared our learning in assembly by summing up that the larger the surface area of a shape the more water resistance it experiences. This helped us explain why some shapes sank faster in the water than other shapes. 
  • WOW!! What a week we have had! Miss Springhall has loved sharing how well we've settled in to year 5 with our parents - we think parent's evening was a roaring success! In maths we have absolutely soared through statistics and are now pros at creating line graphs and reading tables. We've also started looking at the Highwayman - but we are still debating whether it is a poem or a narrative! 
  • We have been exploring Armistice and Remembrance this week ahead of Monday's service at school. We have illustrated our understanding of Flanders Field, made inferences from various pictures linked to Remembrance day and read the wonderful poetic narrative 'Where the Poppies Now Grown'. We have used the story to inspire our own narratives. 
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Important information

  • Spellings go out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday.  
  • Children must come to school everyday equipped with their reading book (from our library with appropriate book band) and reading diary. We endeavour to check these every other day. It is critical for your child's development and learning that they read 4 times a week, this is our target and we have some incentives to keep us going!
  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday, however please ensure your child brings their PE kits every day in case of last minute changes. 
  • The school office is "cashless" and will therefore only be accepting payments via "Parentpay". For more information please visit the "Parentpay" page of our website or contact the school office.
  • Homework grids go out at the beginning of term, this includes many tasks based on our topic and involve a range of activities. We love to celebrate homework on a Monday during class assembly
  • For any other information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to Miss Springhall. 

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Each half term we will send out a class newsletter with lots of information regarding our learning, exciting dates and things to remember. A copy will also be available to download below.

Look back with pride and forward with confidence