Autumn Term 2019
Today each child got to hang a bauble on the Christmas Tree. We all came together to sing, turn on the tree lights and light the first advent candle.
This week has been friendship week in school.
We have all been thinking of what it is to be a good friend and how we celebrate being unique. Everyone looked at the behaviour policy and unpicked it. We looked at what bullying is and all the things we can do to prevent it happening.
The class have taken part in a number of lessons that around diversity and how great it was that we were all different. We ended the week by having a Friendship Feast together on Friday lunchtime.
Wednesday 13th November 2019
As a reward for good attendance and behaviour Year 5 went to the cinema to watch a film with Year 6. The film was called 'The Kid who Would Be King'. Everyone had a great time and thought the film gave an excellent message about friendship and team work.
Hot Chocolate with Ms Shah
Friday 25th October 2019
Today the children finish for half term and will return on Tuesday 5th November.
They have all been given homework to complete over the holidays. It would really benefit the children if they could also access the Times Table Rock Stars. Each child has their own log in details and can be accessed at the following web address:
Angel Meadow Art Project
On Wednesday 23rd October, an artist that is known as Lazarian came to speak to the year 5 and 6 children about an art project he is involved with. He told them a little bit about how he became an artist and how we have helped by collecting hundreds of plastic bottles. The bottles are going to be used to create a giant sculpture of an angel in Meadow Park.
The children helped by removing all the labels so the bottles can be filled with paint. We then were given a copy of the angel to design ourselves and the best could possibly be used to create a Christmas Card.
What's on Your Mind Manchester?
We have all been taking part in an art project called 'What's on Your Mind Manchester?' in which each child in school made a hat. They had to think about things that were on their minds, such as what worries them, what interests them and what they think about when they are sad. Each child decorated their own hat with things they think about, so every hat is different.
They will be collected and put on display in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.
Black History Month
The month of October has been Black History Month. Today we had someone from the Freshwater Theatre come into school to tell us about the ship Empire Windrush, which arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948, bringing workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands, as a response to post-war labour shortages in the UK.
We thought about how hard the journey must have been, how they may have felt when they arrived in this country and how they were treated.
Let's Build a Parthenon
Today we went to Manchester Art Gallery for a workshop on how to build a Greek Parthenon. We first had to look outside to look at the Gallery building to find out more about the different kinds of columns used in the building. Also on the outside of the building we looked at some statues of some of the Greek Gods we have been learning about. We were then put into small groups and given different jobs to do to help build a Parthenon. Some children had to make the columns, some the tiles for the floors, some made a frieze to go around the top of the building and the final group were given the task of making the roof. Everyone worked well together a produced a fantastic looking Parthenon.
After We had finished making our Parthenon we walked over to Central Library where we did some work around some Greek Gods. We made pictures of what the Gods would look like in modern times then we made our own set of Top Trump Cards.
Today was an exciting day in school. PrettyLittleThing.com have decided to support our breakfast club. To celebrate the launch they came along to see how wonderful our children are.
The representative from Greggs brought some lovely croissants and fresh fruit for us to enjoy along with our toast and jam.
They also brought with them the Big Pink Bus and all the children got a chance to go on board and take part in a fashion shoot. Everyone had great fun.
This year two of the year 5 boys were given the task of preparing a harvest assembly. They even linked it to the rights of the child.
Patrick and Ellis then led the assembly for the school.
Who Let The God's Out?
Tuesday 24th September
Today we had a Greek workshop in school. We were visited by a Greek soldier who taught us all about what it would have been like in battle during Ancient Greek times. He told us all about the armour worn during battles. We found out lots about life during this time in history and about some of the Gods and Goddesses who feature in our class book 'Who Let The Gods Out?' .
Some of the children came dressed as Greek Gods and Goddesses. To end the day we were split into teams: Olympus, Spartan, Athens and Thebes. We took part in the Olympic Games where Athens were crowned champions. We all had a fantastic day and learned lots of things that will help us with our theme of Ancient Greeks.
Take Over Day
On Friday 13th September, it was 'Take Over Day' in school. In each class the pupils got to take over the roles of the teaching staff and they all had the opportunity to teach a lesson in class during the day.
Ellis took over the role of Mr. Harasiwka and Stevie took over the role of Mrs Plaiter.
Then children planned and delivered a number of different lessons during the day such as art, science, D.T and P.E.
Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.
This week we have been finding out more about Parliament and the Government. We have found out about what different roles of the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Monarch.
In year 5 we have been having a debate around the age of voting in this country.
We have also been voting ourselves for the new representatives for Rights Respecting Group, Eco Group and School Council. The winners will be announced next week.
Good luck to all the children who put themselves forward.
Article 13- You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, and writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
The whole school got to listen to the manifestos of year 6 pupils who were standing for Headteacher, Deputy Head and Business Manager. We then voted for who we thought would do a good job tomorrow on
'Take Over Day'
As well as voting for the children who would be taking over the school for the day, we also got to vote for the children who we wanted for our class representatives for the pupil voice groups this year.
The results were as follows:
Esther & Sydnie
Rights Respecting Steering Group
Patrick & Ellis
Masror & Cauley
We hope you all had a great summer and are ready to find out what exciting things we are going to be doing in Year 5 this term.
Our big question this term is..
'Why are stories important in our lives?'
Article 28.... The right to a good education.
This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. We will be combining history, geography, art, D D& T and English as part of this topic.
Please check out our newsletter to find out more.
This week year 5 have written their own class prayer. We worked together in small groups to come up with some ideas then combined all the best ones to make our class prayer for this year.
Reading at home
It is really important that your child reads at home every night and that they complete a brief summary about what they have read. Their reading records will be checked daily by the class staff.
PE and Gym
Please make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school. The kit should be a white t-shirt and black/dark shorts. For outdoor games please can your child bring a pair of trainers.
P.E is on Tuesday and Friday
Tuesday is Gym/Dance
Outdoor is Outdoor Games