Y5 Photography

This week, Class 16 have blown me away with the quality of their photography skills. Following from our photography work in hook week we have continued to develop taking photos from a variety of angles and enhancing our photos. The images the children have taken were stunning and I am sure they will be making an appearance in our book. Well done Class 16!


The Big Debate!

Last week, the Year 5 and 6 children took part in a phase-wide debate around whether or not a national lockdown was the right thing to do, with Year 5 students taking one side and the Year 6 students taking the other.

The debate went on for 45 minutes before time unfortunately ran out, with students on both sides still eager to put their point of view across. There were some brilliant points argued on both sides with students showing fantastic confidence to be able to stand up and speak across the hall. All of the staff members who attended the debate were blown away by the quality and thought put into each of the points. Not only that, we were all really impressed by the way in which students sat and listened to all of the arguments without shouting out and interrupting one another. A massive well done to all involved!

WOW!  Well done to everyone who took the time to celebrate maths by photographing maths in our community!  We have some wonderful examples that I can’t wait to display around school.
Here are a few examples:
We will share more as the week goes on!
Wednesday’s maths challenge:
What does 100 grams look like?  Can you measure out 100g into a food bag and bring it to school?  Last year we looked at what 100 looks like and it will be great to compare 100 and 100g!
Don’t forget Friday’s maths challenge is our Maths Dress up day!  We are raising money for NSPCC and our target is £500!  We are asking for a donation of £1 (minimum).
Thank you once again for supporting our maths week!  We have started well!

Year 5/6 Phase – Food Donation!

As part of our expedition, the children have been looking at the impact that Covid-19 has had on the local community. We have discussed ways in which we as a phase could help others in the community who are struggling at this difficult time. Following on from the visit by Susan Durant, we have decided that we would like to make a phase donation to the local food bank.

If anyone has any spare food to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Any donations can be sent into school and delivered to your child’s class teacher. The more donations we receive the better. Thank you!

Thank you Susan Durant

This afternoon, Y5 had a chance to speak to our expert Susan Durant. Susan was a vital member of the Thorne & Moorends community team making and delivering food parcels throughout lock down. We would like to give Susan a big thank you for coming in to discuss her role at the food bank throughout both lock downs and the impact it had on our community. I am sure there will be plenty of shout outs for Susan and her team in our book! Thank you!


Brilliant Club Graduation

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to all the children in Y5 who took part in the Brilliant Club this year. Even though we had another lockdown these children continued to work hard and get smart and managed to write a 1,000 word essay all about Ice Cream! Their tutor was blown away with the quality of work he received and their results reflected their hard work. Well done to all you! Myself and Miss Myers are very proud!

Better World Day

This morning in Crew Ambler we have been preparing for our expert Susan Durant coming into school tomorrow to share her experiences working at Thorne & Moorends food bank throughout the pandemic. We have been busy preparing shout outs and questions to share with Susan tomorrow. We are really looking forward to her visit 🙂