From Monday 9th September, year 5 will be attending weekly swimming lessons.
Please ensure that the children come to school with an appropriate swimming kit (boys need tight fitting trunks,
no ‘surfer style’ swimming trunks and girls need one-piece swimming costumes) If your child needs goggles, please pop in and pick up a goggle permission form. Jewellery, including earrings, is not allowed. Swimming hats should be worn if earrings cannot be taken out.
In our class, we are always looking to make our work even better. Because we are Take Care Students, we try our hardest to produce work that we know is the best we can make it! Look at some of the improvements we have made to our art work already. We are really proud of the clear difference!
All of Year 5 enjoyed their visit to London! Despite the (very) early start, everybody made the most of their time in London and learnt lots of new facts.
As we traveled to the Imperial War Museum, we were lucky enough to peek a glimpse of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben! It was very exciting to see these famous land marks! Inside the Imperial War Museum, we learnt all about life during the war, jobs that women had, the weapons used in the war as well how people were able to join the army. We got to measure our own eye sight, teeth, height and waist to see if we would be fit to join. After learning about the uniforms that belonged to different armies, we got to try on a uniform ourselves. There was lots of information about life in the trenches and to finish off, we got to walk through a replica trench with a plane swooping over head!
Next, we headed to Buckingham Palace. Not only did we get to admire the front of the palace, we also had a tour of the state rooms. All of the rooms were different but all were beautiful. A particular highlight of the day was when Prince Harry walked across the quadrangle and waved at us!!
Our new school councillors have been decided for this year! For Dragonfly class, we have a school councillor who will be supported by our deputy. They will be working closely with Mrs Martin to make improvements around the school. They have already had some brilliant ideas and I am sure they will consider the suggestions and thoughts of our other class members.
School Councillor, Dragonflies- 2019/2020
To mark Remembrance Day, year 5 delivered a special Remembrance assembly. All of the children created their own red and purple poppy which were used to create a silhouette of a horse, soldier and a grave, which is still on display in the Key Stage 1 hall. Children who are members of a Brownie or Cub unit came in their uniform (as did Miss Travers!) to help show our respect for the Guiding and Scouting members who helped and volunteered during WW1.
We started the assembly by singing Peace Perfect Peace, performed some very emotional poems that we had created lead a 2 minutes silence. The whole school listened to what we said! The assembly was very moving and lots of the teachers were even left feeling a little bit emotional!
Have a look at the photos below:
Children in Need
To help support Children in Need this year, we came to school wearing something yellow or spotty. We each made a donation towards the charity. At break time, we had a cake sale to raise money and in the afternoon, Mrs Mole and Mr Betts took part in "I'm a head teacher" trials. They had to test their senses to help solve certain problems. As a school, we raised over £800! Amazing support from everyone involved!