Aesthetics – What is beauty?

NOTICES Weather: Please ensure your child is now wearing suitable clothing for the summer weather. They should also bring a sun hat, sun cream and a water bottle...

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NOTICES

Weather:

Please ensure your child is now wearing suitable clothing for the summer weather.

They should also bring a sun hat, sun cream and a water bottle to school each day.

We operate a policy of NO HAT, NO PLAY.

In line with our Sun Protection Policy children may apply sun cream themselves.

Sports Day

UKS2 will have sports day on 21st June (08:45 – 10:15).

Children have been told which colour team they are in: blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow.

It would be great if they could wear a T-shirt in their team colour on the day.

STEAM fortnight

Thank you for those who have already provided large plastic drinks bottle – keep them coming!

If you can spare any of the following we would be very grateful:

  • 2L empty plastic bottles
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard envelopes (without labels)
  • Black bed sheets
  • Metal frame backpacks

Prefects

Thank you to everyone who applied for the prefect scheme.

It proved VERY popular and the quality of applications was incredibly high.

The children received a written response to their application today.

We understand that some children will be disappointed by the outcome but it was a very competitive process and shortlisting was based solely on the application form.

For those who have been shortlisted for interview, congratulations.

They will be held on 28th June.

School Play

We are looking forward to the performance of We Will Rock You taking place FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday 24th June.

It has been so rewarding to see the commitment from all Year 5 members of the cast.

 

LEARNING

It has been a hot, sticky week but the children have battled through the heat to engage in some fantastic learning.

Our text Wonder has really struck a chord and led to a range of thought provoking discussions in guided reading and some excellent character work in English. A central theme in the book is the notion of beauty which really complements our study of aesthetics in philosophy.

In maths, we have focused on building fluency in the four operations with a particular emphasis on short and long multiplication.

The human heart was the subject of this week’s science with children locating their pulse and measuring the impact of moderate and intense exercise on their heart rate. In SRE, the focus was on the internal and external genitalia and learning the correct scientific terms for these key parts of the human body.

Home Learning

Please keep referring to the Y6 Readiness Document which has been shared previously. In particular:

  • TimesTablesRockstars: Little and often will make a real difference and build confidence.

A solid foundation in the times tables really does help children access the wider mathematics curriculum.

  • SPELLINGS

Check the Y3/4 list and keep working on the Y5/6 list.

Pick 10 words to learn each week and check recall of 5 other words on the lists.

  • READING

Enjoy the weekend and an ice-cream ….. or two!

The Year 5 Team