School Closure - Learning at home

Learning At Home

 

Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a ‘cracking’ 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 Geography topic about ‘Amazing Africa’! We will be organising African drumming workshops this term – more details are to follow soon. In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge of Africa as we explore the physical and human features of the countries surrounding this continent.
 
Children will continue to receive homework and, as always, will be expected to read at home on a regular basis. We would like to remind you that children will be expected to undertake tasks set on the Reading Eggs programme on a weekly basis, these including comprehension tasks. A comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will continue to receive a set of weekly spellings to learn from their phonics class teacher, and these will be tested the following Friday.
 
Year 5’s will be continuing with their swimming this term and will begin again on Thursday 9th January. 
 
The day on which your child has P.E will continue to be on Wednesday, so we advise children to keep their kit in school. Tracksuit bottoms and a jumper will also be useful as the weather is still cold.
 
As always we appreciate your support. 
 
The Year 5 Team.

 

October 2019

16 pupils from Year 5 attended a massed community choir event at the church together with pupils from St Bart’s, St Benedict’s, Woodfield and The Royal School. 
The day involved taking part in fun warm-up games and rehearsing the songs –‘Sing, We Will Rock You, You Raise Me Up, True Colours and Firework’ – of which the latter song was undoubtedly their favourite! In the evening, they performed the songs at the concert which all parents attended.
The Year 5’s enjoyed performing as part of a larger choral group, and especially making new friends along the way!

  

 

June 2019

On Thursday 20th June, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Pop Art, Still Life, Victorian and Georgian Art and sculptures, focusing particularly on the elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions where they had an opportunity to use block printing technique to create designs inspired by the 1960s fashion and art collections in the gallery. Children really enjoyed exploring work of different modern artists exhibited at the gallery.

  

May 2018

On Friday 18th May, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Fiction City and John Myres and focusing on elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions making 20th Century fashion dolls inspired by the art collections in the gallery.

  

March 2018

What a wonderful end to our WWII topic…
We invited the parents in for a special assembly, so we could share all the fantastic work we have produced this term!
We performed some WWII playscripts (which were written by ourselves), performed some WWII songs and had a chance to share evacuation letter writing, homework projects, and ‘Blitz’ art work with the parents. All children (and staff of course) dressed up for the day to help celebrate what has been a most enjoyable, and successful History topic this term! Mrs Lombardi even performed the ‘Jitterbug’ dance!
All of the children have made the Year 5 teachers feel incredibly proud of their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work put into this topic this term. Well done all!

 

January 2018

The Year 5’s had the most wonderful time at RAF Cosford to learn more about World War Two!
Our day involved looking at World War Two aircraft (and sitting in the cockpit of some of these aeroplanes!) taking part in an air-raid, trying on RAF costumes/looking at 1930’s artefacts, and listening to real-life experiences from War Veterans. 
We also found out more about the behaviour of forces whilst taking part in Science Experiments.
All the class teachers were incredibly proud of the children’s behaviour during this visit, and the confident way they conducted themselves whilst researching more about life as a RAF pilot/child living in WWII.
All their work will feature in a special WWII day we will be holding in school soon – further details/invitations will be coming your way shortly!