Year 5 & 6 Class News

Thoughts for Thursday

Posted on Friday 07 May 2021 by Miss Beatson

Every Thursday, we visit our whole school reflection area to discuss our ‘Thoughts for Thursday’.

Each week, there’s a big question for us to think about, reflect on and discuss. This week, our big question is ‘Can kindness change the world?’

Here are some of our responses:

“Kindness can change the world because there would be peace and no more fighting or war. On the other hand, nobody would be themselves and it would be strange.” Y6

“Kindness can change the world because there would be peace and harmony. But, it would be hard to stay kind at someone who is being rude to you.” Y6

“Kindness can change the world by stopping wars, fighting and conflict.” Y5

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Posted on Friday 30 April 2021 by Miss Beatson

Today, the JLT voted for the school charity we will be supporting this year- RSPCA. 

As our first fundraising event, we’ll be taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. Each class will be doing something 100 times on Tuesday 04 May. All we ask is that each child brings in 100 pence (it can be a £1 coin!) and all the money raised will be donated to the RSPCA. There’ll be a bucket at the gate for you to leave your donation.
Here are the details of what each class is doing:
Foundation- 100 star jumps
Y1/2- 100 skips
Y3/4- writing 100 adjectives
Y5/6- planting 100 seeds
Thank you for your support- we will let you know how much money we raise!

Junior Leadership Team

Posted on Thursday 01 April 2021 by Miss Beatson

This week, our Living and Learning has been about democracy- this included voting for our new Junior Leadership Team (previously named School Council). Well done to all the children who delivered speeches to their classes. Congratulations to all the children who were elected:

Year 1: Lily and Willow

Year 2: Ralph and Kamile

Year 3: Caleb and Jack

Year 4: Ellie and Sianna

Year 5: Evie and Scarlet

Year 6: Cohen and Bella


Easter Service

Posted on Thursday 01 April 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who joined to support our Easter service today. It was lovely to see so many of you on zoom.

For those who were unable to join, here is a recording of our service.

Well done to all those children who took part and for all the wonderful singing that was heard around school.

Let’s rock for Red Nose Day!

Posted on Monday 15 March 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Hello to all of you Times Tables Rock Stars,

This Friday is Red Nose Day and the people at TTRS have come up with a great challenge to raise some extra money for Comic Relief.


Prices for a new nose start at 50,000 coins so we’d best get saving.

We’ve got until Friday –  Red Nose Day. Let’s do our bit to help the nation reach that £5,000 target.

TTRS Tournament winners (wb 08 March)

Posted on Monday 15 March 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Our first week back at school has seen a very close race for the title!

All week, the lead has changed hands but, in the end, there can only be one winner!

The TTRS tournament winner this week is… (DRUM ROLL)…

It’s Year 5! That’s the second win in a row!  Year 3,4 were a very close second.

Will Year 5 get a third win in a row?  Will Year 3,4 go one further to take the victory? Or perhaps, Year 6 will come in and steal the show?

All the best, TTRS.

First week back!

Posted on Friday 12 March 2021 by Miss Beatson

What a great first week back it’s been! Everybody has enjoyed being back with their friends and all have been engaged in learning. It was fab to get outdoors and practise our tennis skills:

We’ve been choosing new books from the library with a bit of a difference! Lots of children decided to choose books which were wrapped up with just the first line of the book on show.

In Living and Learning, we read some quotes from the book ‘The boy, the mole, the fox’ by Charlie Mackesy. We reflected on our time during lockdown #3 and focused on the quote from the book, ‘After the storm….’ to look forward to things to come. Here are some of our hopes in a drawing similar to the drawings in the book:


Period product scheme

Posted on Thursday 11 March 2021 by Mrs Quirk

In 2020, the government introduced a new scheme in which they provided period products to schools. You may not have seen much about it on the news at the time – other events have obviously taken precedence over the last 12 months!
The scheme is for all learners who need to access period products in their place of learning, in order to access education. It’s not a universal offer of free period products to young people, but includes learners who:
  • have forgotten their products
  • cannot afford products
  • have started or come on their period unexpectedly
School now has a large supply of products, and we just wanted to make you aware that they are available, should your child need them. They just need to ask their teacher, or any other member of staff in school.

TTRS Tournament winners (wb 01 March)

Posted on Monday 08 March 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

 Firstly, welcome back to school. We’ve missed rocking out with you.

Hopefully, last week was our final tournament from home.  Everyone has been working so hard and… What’s that?


The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

Recording an average score of 110, the winning year group is year 5 by a clear mile – WOW! 

Now that we’re back in school, there’ll be opportunities to play in class as well as at home. Give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

You could be in next week’s winning team. 

 All the best, TTRS!

Times Tables Rock Stars: tournament time

Posted on Monday 01 March 2021 by Mrs Rowley

Calling all Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS),


It’s great to see that so many of you have been rocking those times tables as part of your home learning.

ALL classes are putting on great performances so now we’re raising the stakes.

Each week, you will be competing in a tournament with the other KS2 classes. The scores of you and your classmates will be added together to decide who will achieve the honour of being… ROCKSTARS OF THE WEEK!


In fact, we set up a warm-up tournament last week and the results are in…

Congratulations to Year 6 who achieved a WHOPPING 286 results.


Who will reach top spot in the charts next week?

Rules for the gig are simple:

  1. Log on to TTRS.
  2. Play on any game mode. We recommend Garage and Soundcheck.
  3. Check the class news page on Mondays to see if your class is the weekly winner. If you practise at the weekend, your scores will still be counted.

All the best, TTRS!