Viking Theme Night
Thank you to all the children parents/carers and family members who joined us for Year 5’s theme night on Monday.
The children and adults took part in a range of themed activities including shield making and Viking board games.
Thank you to the Year 5 Team for organising this event for our students.
Year 5 Art Competition
Congratulations to Year 5 for winning a Gold Award certificate, £20 for art resources and the SET Award for Excellence for their Vikings art project.
Class 7’s Assembly
Well done to Class 7 on a super Class Assembly showcasing their learning so far this year. Thank you to Mr Brierley for supporting the children in their preparation for this.
Class 10’s Assembly
Well done to Class 10 for a superb Class Assembly, sharing their learning from across the year which included: Mayans, Vikings, Space and outdoor challenges at Belchamps. Well done, you should feel very proud. Thank you to Mrs Stoker for supporting the children in their preparation for the assembly.
Year 5 Planetarium
On Friday we welcomed Dr Mark Galloway from the University of Hertfordshire to our school to lead sessions with our Year 5s in the university’s mobile planetarium. The children were completely fascinated by this experience and gained a great deal.
Dr Mark Galloway stated that the children were, ‘The most engaged classes of children he has worked with for a long time. The children asked fantastic, insightful questions.’ Next year we plan to work with Dr Mark across several days, enhancing scientific learning and thinking.
Year 5 Metro Bank and Forum Visit
This week Year 5 completed their Money Zone work with a trip to the Metro Bank in Southend. The children learnt how a branch operates and even had the opportunity to see the inside of the vault.
Year 5’s trip into Southend also included a very enjoyable visit to The Forum library. The children were given a tour and listened to stories in the children’s section. Thank you to the Metro Bank for all your support and to the Year 5 team for organising this visit.
Year 5 Mayan Theme Night
Well done to all of Year 5 for a superb Mayan activity evening for parents/carers. The children have been working hard this week, putting all their learning to practical use. We enjoyed food, crafts, music and role play throughout the evening. Thank you to the Year 5 team for planning this event and also to the Year 5 families for supporting the children by attending the theme night.
Year 5 Vikings
On Thursday 5th January Year 5 got straight into their new topic, dressing as Vikings, using their holiday homework helmets, taking on a Viking identity and re-enacting the start of a battle on the play-ground. This has really inspired the children right at the start of the term. Well done Year 5.
Chicks Visit Class 10
Thank you to Emily in Class 10 and to Hadleigh Infants for bringing in chicks, which have recently hatched over at the Infants. The were a source of fascination for children and adults alike.
Class 10’s Money Sense Workshop
On Monday 6th June we welcomed Nicky Carlson from The Royal Bank of Scotland to support Mrs Thompson in the delivery of a whole mornings Money Sense Workshop. The aim of the session was to further enhance the children’s understanding of money related skills . The children worked in groups to plan a party following a budget. They then presented their ideas in an ‘Apprentice’ style pitch to the rest of the class. This was a great way for the children to apply their mathematical skills in a real life context.