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Y5/6 Superstars

I have been really impressed with the way year 5/6 have settled into our routine this week. We have begun our full timetable of lessons and the children have all tried really hard.

In English we have started our new class novel- Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. I think a few of us have quite enjoyed the bloodthirsty Grendel’s destructive nature however can’t wait to find out how Beowulf will stand up against it.

In maths, year 6 have had a great start in their new groups and both Mrs Pearson and Mrs Goodchild have been really impressed. I have been so pleased with the year 5’s who have worked really hard all week.

To end our week we have been doing some cheer dance. We learnt the moves and I challenged the children to see if they could remember them all. They were very fast and have very good memories- I’ll have to find a trickier challenge for next week!

Enjoy the long weekend,

Mrs Beeley

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Wonderful First Week

It has been lovely to get to know the children this week and to begin our year in such a positive way. I have been so impressed with the way that the children have settled into many of our routines and I’m sure they will be just as fantastic as we get into our normal timetable next week.

There have been so many highlights this week. One of my favourites was an RE lesson reflecting on talents and attributes. The children went around the classroom writing down their thoughts about each other. It was so great to hear the kind words they had to describe each other. What a wonderful group of children we have.

Although the week ended on a sombre note with the passing of The Queen, it gave an opportunity for our children to demonstrate their empathy and kindness. The children created some beautiful poems which both myself and Mrs Connolly were really impressed and moved by. The thoughtfulness and effort shown made us really proud.

Well done Y5/6; we are really looking forward to the year ahead.

Mrs Beeley

First week in Y5/6

We have had a great week- this is some of the stuff we have been doing!

In these top pictures we are doing an activity where you are in a group of two, one of the two will look at a picture and try and describe it to the other one. The other one will try and draw it with their description. This was really fun!

This time we used the water colours to create an R.E picture.

Written by Class blogger- Leo

Welcome to Y5/6

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready to come back for an amazing autumn term.

For the first week, we will be spending lots of time getting to know each other and what year 5/6 will be like. Over the week, we will talk about what to expect from the year and all the fantastic things we plan to get up to. If parents have any questions please don’t hesistate to email the office or catch me at the end of the day.

Later in the week, we will send out a class information letter with the curriculum coverage for the term as well as arrangements for homework etc.

PE Days will be Thursday and Fridays.

Homework will be given on Wednesdays and due in Tuesdays.

Spellings will be given Mondays and will be tested on Fridays.

The Great Science Share

On Monday, we had a fabulous time pond dipping and investigating our own questions. There were lots and lots of newts to be found!

Yesterday, we had a lovely morning sharing science with the Y2 class. It was lovely to hear the children explaining their science to the younger children and they listened so carefuly to the year 2’s and asked some really thoughtful questions. We then enjoyed a nature walk in the playground and woods. The Y5/6’s were excellent role models for the younger children and were so kind and caring in the way they looked after them. What a lovely experience!

Queen’s Jubilee Day

We’ve had a wonderful day enjoying lots of different Jubilee/Queen themed activities. Have a look at our wonderful artwork and craft. We are particularly proud of our collaborative artwork. Each child completed one page and it was put together to create a beautiful image of the Queen.

Science Week: Curiosity Box

On Wednesday, we had full day of science! We enjoyed exploring our science topic of Evolution and Inheritance in the field of Genetics. We received a letter from a boy called Chris who has just been given a diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. He wanted to know more about his condition. We explored how we inherit different characteristics and made our own genetic key chain. After this we considered which characteristics were most popular by creating our class tree of characteristics. We then used pom poms to model how genes are passed through a family tree. It was interesting to notice how different each child can be despite starting with same genetic great-grandparents.

In the afternoon, we got to see what it is like to live with Retinitis Pigmentosa and tried doing lots of basic tasks. We quickly realised it must be a real challenge to live with the condition. We then did some genetic testing to find out which family members inherited the gene and explored using gene therapy to correct the ‘faulty genes’. The whole day was amazing and we really enjoyed it. Thank you to our amazing visitors!