The Autumn Term has all been about setting the standards for
our Year 5 studies.
Our first topic has been a study of the Tudors, including a
fantastic song with Mrs Ley. We have learnt about Kings Henry VII and Henry
VIII. We know that the Battle of Bosworth Field was the last battle in The War
of the Roses and was fought between Henry Tudor and Richard III. Linking with
our studies we are creating fantastic Tudor portraits.
In maths so far we have covered perimeters, time and we have
looked for patterns within our maths calculations.
In English we have been reading a book called Treason. An
adventurous story about a boy called William Montague, who started life in
Montague Hall before his Aunt Carew prepared him for life in London as the page
of Prince Edward (Edward VI).
Our RE studies have taken us to the subject of creation
where we have compared the theory of Big Bang with the Bible beliefs of how our
Earth was created by God in seven days.
We are lucky enough to have swimming lessons at Downham Pool
and we are really improving our strokes.
We are looking forward to next term.
Our third trip with Mrs Weatherhead took us to the magnificent
Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
After learning about the differences between civil and criminal
law we took part in our first mock trial. We were all given a role to play in
the case against Tommy Peel. Tommy was instructed to appear to face charges
because he was breaching a Noise Abatement Order and had been fighting in the
The two legal teams put forward great arguments and asked the
witnesses some very challenging questions. The witnesses were very confident
and answered truthfully as the court usher had asked them to promise to tell
the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
At the end of the trial the judge (Giorgia) had the responsibility
of deciding if Tommy was innocent or guilty. It wasn’t easy to come to a
decision but in the end she found that Tommy had not breached the order.
We were lucky that the sun was shining and we were able to have a picnic in Lincoln Inn’s Field.
Well done the group of year 5 and 6 children who came to competition at Bonus Pastor. The children were praised by the organizers for how well behaved they were and good sportsmanship.
As this was a team event all the children did 4 events individually and then the scores were averaged out to get a team score across track and field events.
As a team we came fourth and we are so proud of the way the children represented our school.
Well done to the girls’ and boys’ football teams that took part in the tournament last Thursday. The year 5 and 6 children who came to the tournament showed great team work and communication skills on the pitch. Both teams came in 5th place. We are proud of the way they represented our school.
The next event will be coming soon for year 5 and 6.
Well done to the year 6 children and the staff who took part today in the match. The match was well played and the rest of the school were great spectators. This is one of the traditions we have every summer term and is always enjoyable.
The score was 9-2, well done to the staff team who won.
Well done to all the children who played in our own mini world cup. The matches were enjoyed by all and each team played well. The enthusiasm you showed was inspiring.
Nursery and Reception children joined together on Wednesday morning for fun-filled activities in the main school playground. The children had a chance to try out some new sports activities together and to develop their skills. It was a wonderful morning. Year 5 joined the children and supported them around the activity trail. They did an excellent job. Thank you Year 5 and thank you to the many parents who came to enjoy this special event.
Congratulations to the year 3, 4 and 5 children who have completed level 1. You have now completed level 2 by learning about what happens to the astronauts bones in space, researching our galaxy, completing an agility course and completing some exercises that astronauts do as part of their training.
Children in years 3, 4 and 5 have been very enthusiastic since starting the club. They have taken part in fitness tasks and made a robotic arm. They show great interest in what it takes to become an astronaut.
This Saturday 6th January there will be coaching sessions for junior children aged 7-11 from 11.00 to 12.00 and will run for approximately 12 weeks. Children can just drop in and don’t need to attend all sessions. The sessions will be taking place at the Kent County Ground, Worsley Bridge Road BR3 1RL.