Fantastic learning in Year 5

July 7th, 2017

It has been another great week of learning in 5B and I am once again very proud of the children’s efforts! We have continued to explore our new novel in English, Journey to the River Sea. We have written poetry about the Amazon river and a setting description. The children have also used their rubrics to analyse their writing and have looked closely at their handwriting and punctuation too. They are definitely becoming experts in self-assessment and peer assessment! In maths we have continued our final project – planning a river study trip! This has involved looking at safety levels of water and using rounding skills of decimal numbers to draw conclusions. I have been very impressed by their river studies in geography and everyone has drawn a diagram to show the different features of rivers.

Next Friday we will be experiencing a day at secondary school at Wright Robinson College – letters have gone out and need to be returned by Thursday. Plus everybody should have received a newsletter today.

Our Super Learning Hero will be revealed next week as two year groups were out on trips and visits and we want to celebrate success when everyone is there. Our Championship winning team was Determination with Merrine scoring the highest points! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were just below this again. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!!

Thank you for your continued support

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

New novel and e-safety!

July 4th, 2017

It has been another great week of learning in 5B and I am once again very proud of the children’s efforts! We have started to explore our new novel in English, Journey to the River Sea. We have examined the characters and even written a diary extract from Maia’s (the main character) point of view. In maths we have started our final prject – planning a river study trip! This has involved looking at lengths of rivers and enhancing our place value skills. On Thursday we enjoyed and learned a great deal from a play about being safe online – and I hope the children have told you all about it and helped you to make sure that you- and they- are safe online!

We have also been spending time with our new classes in preparation for Year 6. The children have written letters to themselves which they will open this time next year!

This week our Super Learning Hero was Samba for simply being a true learning hero in all aspects of school life. Our Championship winning team was Respect with Emma scoring the highest points! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were below this again. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!!

Thank you for your continued support

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

summer term

June 27th, 2017

We have had a great start to the final half term and a huge thank you to all the parents and relatives who joined in with our Construction Challenge  activities last week! It was certainly a challenge but lots of fun! I am very impressed with the children’s instruction writing as they have been writing their recipe for gujiyas, following our baking morning at Droylsden Academy! In maths we have focused on the shape to support the Construction Challenge and now we are starting our final project- planning a river study trip! We have been developing our knowledge of rivers in the U.K. and how to read an atlas more closely.

Letters about the River visit have gone out and so have the class photographs.

This week our Super Learning Hero was Merrine for settling in to life at Manchester Road with ease and setting a high standard to others. Our Championship winning team was Passion with Ebony scoring a whopping 19 points for her team! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were below this again. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!!

thank you for your continued support

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

Bring an Adult week

June 21st, 2017

What a fantastic day! Despite the heat, so many parents and relatives came to school this afternoon and made our activities a success! The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of bridge building with a budget and well done to the ‘Master Builders’ team for winning with a successful bridge which cost £38! WOW!

Happy Easter!

March 31st, 2017

We have had a great final two weeks of the term in Year 5. A huge thank you to all the parents and relatives who joined in with our Mother’s Day activities last week, making bouquets of flowers using crepe paper! It was certainly a challenge but lots of fun! The ending of our novel, Treason, by Berlie Doherty brought feelings of sadness and joy for the characters and the children have been writing about the main events through the eyes of a different character and I have enjoyed reading each one! In maths we have focused on the four calculations and the children loved learning the ‘chunking’ method for division – be sure to ask them for a demonstration!  We have completed our history topic on the Tudors and in science we have been learning about the planets and creating information posters.

Furthermore we had our ‘Game Changers Come to School’ day and I have to admit, I was very impressed with the amount of children in my class who had carried out the home learning projects and dressed up as their Game Changer. In my class we welcomed, to name a few, Winston Churchill, Einstein, Henry VIII, Florence Nightingale, Emily Pankhurst and even Joan of Arc!

This week our Super Learning Hero was Evie for her creativity in writing. Our Championship winning team for the term was Honesty and they got to celebrate on a huge bouncy castle! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were below this again. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!! 🙂

I am looking forward to the summer term and our next whole school theme: Celebrate Good Times!

Wishing you all a lovely Easter break,

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

Thank you for coming to Parent’s Evening

March 17th, 2017

The children have worked extremely hard this week and I am pleased by their efforts. We have read and explored many chapters of our novel, Treason, by Berlie Doherty even carrying out a Conscience Alley activity to decide what our main character should do next! In maths we are revisiting the calculation methods for Year 5 and we have focused on addition and subtraction and have even been brushing up on our estimating skills!  In French we have learned a song and in Science we have been learning about the planets! It has been a non-stop week!!

This week our Super Learning Hero was Rhea for her creativity in writing. Our Championship point winner was Millie-Jo again and the winning team was Passion. Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were below this again. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!! 🙂

I am looking forward to seeing parents on Tuesday at our Mother’s Day Activity afternoon! It should be lots of fun!

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

another good week

March 12th, 2017

I am so proud of the children this week and their efforts in all lessons! In English this week we have written in role as one of the characters in our novel, Treason, by Berlie Doherty and in maths we have finally created recipes for Tudor remedies, applying all our fraction, decimal and percentage learning!  We’ve been learning zoo animals in french and exploring the British monarchs in history.

This week our Super Learning Hero was David for being an outstanding role model to others. Our Championship point winner was Millie-Jo and the winning team was Self-Belief. Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we were below this. So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!! 🙂

I am looking forward to meeting with parents on Thursday and there is still time to book an appointment..

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

We Love Reading!

March 3rd, 2017

What a great week back after our half-term break! In English this week we have started to immerse ourselves in the novel, Treason, by Berlie Doherty and in maths we have been perfecting our percentage skills!  Today we have had a fantastic World Book Day celebration too including  how to create an origami bookmark.

This week our Super Learning Hero was Aarron for his creativity and effort in writing. Our Championship point winner was Stephanie O and the winning team was Passion. Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and this week we had a fantastic 98% – we have been rewarded with an extra playtime!! So please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we are now aiming towards our next reward on the Attendance Avengers board!! 🙂

I can’t wait for next week when we will be exploring the novel further and applying our maths skills in order to create a Tudor inspired remedy.

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

What a creative week! :)

February 10th, 2017

We have had a creative journey in our class this week! We have almost finished the Tudor multi-media portraits which the children have thoroughly enjoyed doing. The added challenge was to draw a sideways glancing face and everyone rose to the challenge! In English this week we have started to write our modern day versions of Hamlet and in maths we have been polishing our fraction skills!  We have also had our workshop from the NSPCC, “Speak out. Stay safe.”

Millie Jo was our Super Learning Hero last week with Mamasamba being our Super Learning Hero this week. Our championship points winners were Millie-Jo and Callum! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and we are currently below this with last week’s attendance being 93%. Please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we really want to get our first award on Attendance Avengers (and we haven’t moved along much recently!).

I can’t wait for next week when we will be looking at writing our modern version of the story of Hamlet and developing our fraction skills further in order to create a Tudor inspired remedy.

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

Making links

January 28th, 2017

In English this week I was amazed at the how quickly my class were able to learn and internalise the story of Hamlet through Talk For Writing! (I have tweeted a clip of it on our twitter page) And in maths, my class were applying the fraction skills learned last week and are getting even better at recalling their times tables!  Plus in our history lessons we have studied secondary sources to gather and retrieve information about the Battle of Bosworth and developing colouring techniques in art. In Science we have revisited forces and played Forces Bingo and in RE, learnt about vows and promises made during the Christian marriage ceremony – ready to make links to our Tudors topic.

Nazanin was our Super Learning Hero this week for settling in and being an excellent role model to others in the class. And Tayler made it to the Extraordinary Zone for her noticing skills – making links between lessons and subject matter. Team Passion are our Championship points winners – with Millie-Jo earning the most points!! Remember points can be earned for demonstrating the Rainbow Rules, attitude towards learning and even handing in Homework on time.

The school weekly attendance target is 97% and we are currently below this with last week’s attendance being 94%. Please encourage your child to come to school and see how they feel as the day progresses if they wake feeling slightly under the weather – we really want to get our first award on Attendance Avengers (and we haven’t moved along much recently!).

I can’t wait for next week when we will be looking at innovating the story of Hamlet and developing our fraction skills further in order to create a Tudor inspired remedy.
We have also discussed Home Learning projects further this week, looking at ways of presenting tasks and being creative and thinking outside the box!

Miss Biddle

Just a reminder:

PE is on Monday and Wednesday: PE kit (plain white t-shirt and dark blue/black shorts/joggers)

Spellings and tables homework needs to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please feel welcome to pop in any evening after school to see me and discuss any concerns and indeed achievements for your child.

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