Year 5 had an amazing sports day yesterday and it felt like a little bit of normality had resumed in our school life:
Year 5 have used cones and Guitar Hero videos this morning to build up their stamina and physical reslilience.
Curriculum Map Autumn 2020
Norah from Amnesty International visited Year 5 this morning to talk to them about human rights. It was very interesting and the children had lots of questions.
Pizza Making in our brand new children’s kitchen has gone really well. The children had an amazing time and can now make a healthier pizza.
Sadly, Year 5 have now said goodbye to our amazing trainee teacher, Miss Anderson. We will miss her.
Year 5 have been creating some fantastic gymnastic routines which they have performed to the class in PE lessons. I was amazed at their creativity and independent choreography.
Wow Year 5 were amazing last night at the Wyre and Fylde Dance Festival. Thank you to Brittany from Dance Etc and to all involved and to the parents for supporting us with this.
Year 5 were fantastic when they led the Remembrance Service on Monday. Thank you to all our families for your attendance. In the afternoon, the children completed some amazing art work.
Year 5 have been practising their matching and mirrored poses in PE.
We have been lucky enough today to take part in a Persuasion Hunt in our English lesson. We found many different features of a persuasive text.
This week we have had a lot of fun!
Year 5 and Mrs. Joyner have been into the meadow this week to pick some of our fruit. This fruit will be used in our kitchen very soon once it has officially opened.
Welcome back to the new school year! It is a great pleasure to receive such an already hard-working class of new pupils. I am very pleased to say that we have all settled back in to school life with purpose, positivity and pleasure (the 3 P's). Our new topic is "A Kingdom United" and the children are showing me already how interested they are in both the Geographical and Historical aspects of our nation. I look forward to seeing where their learning takes us and some child-led activities are expected to keep us busy over the next 8 weeks. If you need anything at all, please feel free to contact me via Dojo or make an appointment with me if you would prefer a face-to-face chat.
Here's to a fantastic year!
Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Blackpool Tower and the circus this week. The children had a fabulous time and they behaved impeccably all day.
We sadly say goodbye to Fern. Good luck and all the best for your new school.
RSC Stratford: Our wonderful Shakespeare Ambassadors from Year 5 were lucky enough to be invited to the home of Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon. They had an amazing time and presented confidently to everybody there. They, yet again, have done us proud. They will present their work to the rest of Year 5 later this week.
Year 5's current Topic is "Amazing Amazon". The children are reading "Journey to the River Sea" and "The Vanishing Rainforest". The children are really keen to create their charcoal drawings of the trees and paint their camouflaged animals. They are currently swimming as part of their PE curriculum and the children are loving it! They are doing brilliantly. Watch out for letters coming home soon with details of our upcoming trips.
Happy Easter - wishing you peace and love. From the pupils and staff in Year 5.
PTFA Bog Eyed Jog
Today we came to school dressed in our pyjamas! We ran 4 laps of the playground and then enjoyed a drink and toast in the hall. Thank you to everyone for sponsoring us and to the PTFA for organising this fun event.
Year 5 have been working for weeks now on their RSC performance of Romeo & Juliet. I’m sure you can all agree how fantastic they were and they kept it this way for both performances. Being on stage at The Grand Theatre was a pleasure and a privilege and the children did us proud.
Pupils from Y7 at AKS came to deliver some fantastic poetry workshops with Y5.
Fantastic start to World Book Week - a visit from local author Phil Walker. The children found “The Snots” book hilarious.
Today we started our mindfulness/yoga sessions which we will continue all this half term.
This week we welcomed Jo from The Grand Theatre along with some of our parents who joined us in some Shakespeare drama workshops. The children (and adults) were brilliant!
Year 5 started their Samba lessons this week. They had a brilliant time and adapted well to new instruments.
Year 5 Topic Homework was handed in before Christmas and was amazing. Our worthy winner was Elsa who won an Amazon voucher. Well done!
Year 5 STEM Day at Lytham Hall Park School - ran by the Rotary. The chosen four pupils had an amazing time and their behaviour was outstanding.
Year 5 at The Wyre and Fylde Dance Festival - November 20th 2018
Year 5 took part in the Wyre and Fylde Dance Festival which had a theme of "Through the Decades". We chose the 70's and danced to a megamix of all the 70's classic disco tracks with a modern twist. Their dance incorporated popping and locking sequences alongside some classic disco moves such as the grapevine. It was so lovely to see the children having such a good time and doing something that is quite possible for some a once in a lifetime event - dancing on the stage at The Winter Gardens. A huge thank you to all staff involved, Brittany Jackson from Dancetc and to you, the parents, for your support in helping to make/supply the costumes, hair pieces, shoes and glitter! A huge well done to the children for their performance but actually for their composure, patience and conduct on what turned out to be a very long day with lots of waiting around! They were ALL amazing! We are very proud. Pictures to follow. Some videos and photos will also be shared on Class Dojo.
Autumn Term 2nd Half
Year 5 will be starting their brand new topic theme of "Food Glorious Food" where they will look at healthy foods and a balanced diet. They will also design and create menus for different events. They will look at the Eatwell Plate and how they can incorporate this approach in to their helthy lifestyle. They will research the origin of foods and how food has been a major part of life throughout history.
Alongside this topic, the children will be planning and performing their Remembrance assembly for parents which will be held in school on Monday 12th November at 9:15. The children will study the life of a WW1 soldier and the impact war had on soldiers and their families.They will also study the positive elements of war and how war brings people together in unity - e.g. The Christmas Day Truce story through the novel "War Games".
Year 5 have had a great week visiting the garden to “plant” their pebbles and sample the tasty fruits and vegetables.
Year 5 2018-19
Year 5 had an amazing day yesterday on their trip to Blackpool Tower. Their behaviour was exemplary and they had lots of fun too!
Thank you for all your support on Sports Day. It was a real success and Year 5 loved it!
Some of the Year 5 children enjoyed a fun (if very wet) orienteering competition last week. A huge thank you to the parents for their support of this event. And a big well done to the children for their excellent behaviour and attitude on the day.
Year 5 are using various sketching techniques plus different pencils to create a background sketch of a rainforest. They will add coloured and painted elements next week.
BSYW have visited today to share the journey through the Bible which is ongoing for 5 weeks.
Dan Worsley held his writing workshop today with Year 5. The children can't wait to get writing now
Today we have started to share our Rainforest Projects with our classmates. We are amazed at the fantastic effort made by all.
Today was Year 5's last Yoga session with Miss Cassie and Miss Laura. They ended the session with the longest Double Dog EVER! A huge thank you to Miss Cassie and Miss Laura and also to Year 5 for their mature and sensible approach to Yoga and Mindfulness.
Year 5 have performed their WOPPS concert this week. They were amazing. Thank you to our families for your ongoing support. Also, their Yoga skills have improved greatly.
Year 5 are practising breathing techniques as part of their yoga and mindfulness training sessions.
Year 5 have started their yoga and mindfulness training today.
Year 5 have now completed their Electricity projects. They look amazing and they all work well.
Year 5 have been very lucky to have a second visit from our favourite Egyptologist Claire. We had another fantastic session and we learned so much.
Words can not explain how proud I am of Year 5 this week. They were amazing at the Winter Garden "Fantasia" dance show. I am happy to announce the new class representatives for the School Council - Theo and Emilie. Thank you to all those who applied.
Year 5 have had another busy week. Firstly, some children were lucky enough to attend a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) Activity Day at Hall Park School - see the photographs for their wonderful creation which earned them 2nd place out of 11 schools - well done. Next, Emily won a writing competition where the prize was an afternoon with author Dan Freedman at Blackpool FC. And to end the week, Year 5 (and a few Y6 children) participated in the Sports Hall Athletics Tournament where they had a fun and worthwhile afternoon. See the photographs below to see how brilliant they have all been this week.
Year 5 Remembrance Service 2017.
A huge thank you to all the Year 5 children and staff for their poignant and moving message during their annual Remembrance Service. Thank you also to the Year 5 parents who joined us. Also, they amazing wreaths that each class made were displayed in both our churches during this Sunday's Remembrance Services.
Year 5 Projects October 2017
Please see the links below for some of the amazing homework projects that have been done this half term. I'm so impressed with everybody and if I had to choose a winner then I really couldn't. They are all winners!
Year 5 were lucky enough today to receive a visit from Professor Claire - an Egyptologist. The children have had their learning ignited even further and we hope to have another visit from her soon.
Year 5 have been working hard to solve maths problems, do some investigative science and they have been starting to use relative clauses in their writing.
This week we have done some PALS TRAINING
This week, Year 5 have been writing their own versions of Tuesday by David Wiesner. They have shared their work with the class and will visit Year 4 next week to share them there too. Our displays are taking shape now too.
Year 5 along with dance teacher Brittany are working hard to rehearse for their dance festival.
This term's topic is Ancient Egypt. The children have started to become very interested and enthusiastic in their topic. They are asking lots of questions and seem very keen to get going. Please see the Curriculum Map for more information.
Year 5 have been to Blackpool Tower today and had an amazing day. Their behaviour was outstanding and they did our school proud.
Year 5 performed their end of year WOPPS concert today. They played brilliantly. It is amazing to see how much progress they have made over the year.
This week, Year 5 have been reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. They have written their own rap, based on one of the characters, in the style of modern 'Grime' artists such as Skepta and Stormzy. Once they had written their rap, they performed them for the class. They were amazing!
During MADD Week, year 5 and 6 had a visit from the Marton Operatic Society where we dressed up and joined in with an opera. We loved working together and we had such fun.
Year 5 have been super lucky this week to have an art workshop with Chas Jacobs. The children have been sketching and painting their own images of Lytham landmarks linked to our Lytham topic. Also, as part of MADD week activities, the children have been reinacting the Shakespeare play: "The Tempest". The children's amazing topic homework is currently being shared and a vote will take place at the end of this week. Our current term's Christian Value is Faith.
Year Five have been very busy analysing poetry by Marriott Edgar and using money and decimal notation in a range of contexts. They have also been lucky enough to play the drums during their WOPPS lesson.
This week, year 5 are thinking about what the Holy Spirit means to them and they are working hard to understand and use the value of honesty. We have also started to plant and weed the raised beds outside the Y5 and Y6 classrooms. We have also been creating 3D images from 2D drawings using Sketchup on the computers.
Year 5 are hard at work already this week. They have begun to research persuasive vocabulary used to "sell" local attractions. Sam was our Secret Student. The children had their Dry Swimming lesson today followed by an amazing music lesson!
Year 5 have been very busy this week working on their Easter theme tasks. Miss Morris worked with the children to create some fantastic art work - which was added to the class display.
Year 5 have been finishing their 1960's PowerPoint presentations and can now embed videos from online. Oliver has been finding out all about Easter traditions and symbols. He has created his very own chick and is adding to his lap book every day.
The children in Year 5 have been very busy exploring the different aspects of life in the 1960's and have completed some amazing written work and art pieces based on Bridget Riley's "Op Art". Some children have their work displayed in class and on corridor displays.
Last week was Faith Week. We studied Purim - a very joyous and celebratory Jewish festival. The children were very enthusiastic and happy to share their Power Points with Year 3. They baked some Hamantashen biscuits, acted out the story of Esther and compared and contrasted Purim with a Christian festival.