Design Technology Project

As part of our ongoing work surrounding space and our solar system, Year 5 will be working to construct their own alien next Monday (15.10.18).

I have asked the children to have a look around at home for any materials they would like to use for the construction. Ideally, these would be materials that could be recycled – please don’t feel the need to buy anything extra to bring in!

Suggested items could be:

-cardboard (cereal boxes, packaging)
-plastic (bottles, containers)
-tinfoil
-bubble wrap

If you don’t have anything at home, please don’t worry – we’ll be collecting spare items for all to use. Children will also have access to supplies to connect their materials (such as glue, tape, etc.).

We’re aiming to create our creatures at around 20cm tall, so at most children can bring in a plastic bag’s worth of materials.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Many thanks,

Mr Rolison

Brighten up for Harvest 2018

What a wonderful celebration of harvest but also our wonderfully generous school community. We brightened up our school in our multi colours and brought our food donations as well as CAFOD donation with us. We took part in an assembly to allow the children to see where all their money goes to. We spoke about the importance of sharing the message of peace and not just giving our money but giving our prayers to others.

The chaplaincy team worked hard all day from bagging up all the donations, handing out prayer cards and counting our total amount raised. They also made a very special trip to the Coventry Food bank and got to walk around and see the different things that the foodbank needs as well as find out more about how we can help further.

The winners of the competition will be announced in the assembly on Monday.

The total raised so far stands at just over £190! So thank you very much!

Many thanks for all your donations, they are really appreciated.

Have a lovely weekend
Miss Corkerry

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4.10.18

This week has been our busiest so far this term, so well done to Year 5 for working hard throughout.

We’ve practiced our rapid addition through quick-fire games of snap.

We’ve practiced our orienteering skills – ready to test them outside of school.

Thank you to members of the chaplaincy team for sharing a prayer service on the virtues of Generosity and Love, not just with Year 5 but with each class across the school.

 

Compassion & Love

Thank you to Liam G and William from our school chaplaincy team who came into Year 6 and delivered a prayer service based on our virtues this half term: compassion and love.

Year 5 updates

Year 5 have been so busy recently, that they’ve hardly had enough time to update their blog!  Get ready for this week’s bumper edition!

Our topic this term is:

and so we’ve been learning all about space and in particular, the way that our solar system works.  Here is an example of our work so far.

In RE, we have been studying the ‘Canticle of Creation’ which is a special prayer, written by St Francis of Assisi.  Using this as inspiration, we have tried to write our very own versions.

We were also sharing, with each other, our God given talents (William’s seems to be star jumps!)

In maths, we have discovered Roman Numerals and have been learning the values of each symbol.

Our ‘Cold Writing’ this week was all about beautiful gardens – with a hidden dark side!  Our Cold Write before this was about the discovery of a NEW planet.

In PE we have started to learn about disc sports – which has been great fun.

We are also very proud to be the class with the highest attendance to extra curricular activities!

That’s all for now. Until next time………

Hannah & Darragh

 

Monday morning assembly – Woodland Trust

This morning, we started to get excited as a school about the impending arrival of 200 saplings from the Woodland Trust, which are due to be delivered during November.

We listened to the story of the ‘Man who planted trees’ and talked about the importance of trees and how we, as individuals, can make a difference to the world.

During November, we will be creating our own school woodland area on a section of the school field and the children, with the help of adults from the community, will have the opportunity to plant trees which we hope will be around for generations to come.

We are also excited to be working towards the ‘Green Tree Schools Award’ this year and have our sights set firmly on achieving platinum status!

 

Year 5 and 6 Class Mass

Year 5 & 6 came together today in a joint celebration of mass.

The First Reading from a letter of St Paul to the Corinthians reminded us that we are individuals but we also form part of a much bigger family and each have our contributions to make.

“Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many”

( 1 Corinthians: 12:12-13)

Thank you to all of those who contributing further to our mass through offering readings, bidding prayers, the offertory and altar serving.

Thank you also to those parents, friends and family who were able to join us.

 

Whole School Mass

Thank you to all of the children who volunteered to take a more active role in our first whole school mass of the year by offering readings, bidding prayers, presenting the offertory and altar serving.

It was a lovely way of celebrating the beginning of our new academic year together as one.

Thank you to all of our familes who were able to attend this morning. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful singing as much as we did.

SCHOOL’S OUT!

 

Thank you for such a wonderful year Year 5! It’s been a blast and you should all be so proud of how far you have come. Thank you parents for all your lovely cards and gifts today. Have a happy and safe summer break.

Here are some pictures of us enjoying our party!

 

Year 5 and 6 Memo

I have got several pairs of black leggings left over from the play, all with no name in. If you think they are your child’s, please tell them to come and have a look at them in the Year 5 classroom. I will keep them until the end of term before donating them.

Thank you.