Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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Welcome to Mrs Millican's Class

Welcome to Year 5!

 

Dates for your diary Year 5 Autumn Term

Friday 22nd September - Jeans for Genes day!
Tuesday 26th September - Hit the Surf (for children who can swim 25 metres)
Monday 2nd October - Visit to The Centre for Life
Thursday 12th October - Visit to St Aidan's Church
Friday 13th October - Hello Yellow - Celebrate World Mental Health Day
Thursday 19th October - Harvest Festival Assembly
Thursday 19th October - Space Day! 
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October - Half term holiday
Tuesday 14th November - Parent Consultation Day

Days to Remember

Monday - Home/School diaries to change reading books
Monday - Violin lessons with Mrs Mapplebeck
Tuesday - Homework to be handed in to class teacher
Tuesday - Football with Arj every Tuesday lunchtime for years 4,5 and 6. Please bring a complete change of P.E. kit, including suitable footwear
Thursday - P.E. day. Please could ensure children have full P.E. kit and that all jewellery is removed.
Thursday - Spellings are given out to learn ready for the following Thursday
Friday - Homework will be handed out - to be returned the following Tuesday. (Please bring in on a Monday if any support is needed)

Toast is available at playtime on a Tuesday and Thursday (10p per slice).
Fruity Fantasy - our healthy tuck shop - is open for business on a Friday playtime.

Out of this World!

For our first topic of the new school year, the year 5 children will be working 'Out of this World'. We will be learning all about the Earth, sun and moon, famous astronauts who travelled in to space and how discoveries changed the way we think about the world.
In literacy, we will be writing imaginatively - creating our own planets, hexapods and writing fantasy stories. We will develop our non-fiction writing by writing instructional, information and discussion texts. In science the children will learn about how and why we have day and night and the different seasons. We will also find out why the moon appears to change shape. In art, we will create our own planets by using marbling techniques and will make our own origami stars.

12th October - St Aidan's Church

The children had a wonderful time today visiting St Aidan's church in Grangetown. For our RE this half term, we have been finding out about the Northern Saints and really enjoyed the tour of the church looking closely at the statues and stained glass windows. Father David took the children around the church telling them stories about the saints and discussing the symbols associated with them. The children listened well and asked some very interesting questions.


2nd October - The Centre for Life

What an amazing day we have had today at the Centre for Life in Newcastle! We started the day by visiting the planetarium and finding out all about the different satellites in outer space. Then it was into the curiosity zone where we investigated and tested lots of curiosities. It was then into the Dino Jaws exhibition which displayed full sized model dinosaurs that all moved! We found out lots about how and what dinosaurs eat. In the afternoon, we took part in a Destination Space workshop completing different experiments - including how much liquid could be held in an astronauts 'nappy'! A Dracula cartoon 4D motion ride was next which was thrilling and then we all made robot puppets in a Make and Take activity. Finally, after a quick visit to the gift shop, we entered the Brain Zone which was full of optical illusions and brain training puzzles. The children were impeccably behaved and all had a wonderful day! 

 

26th September - Hit the Surf!

Some of the year 5 and 6 children today had an amazing time 'Hitting the Surf' at Seaburn beach. Jumping onto their body boards in their wet suits, they had a fantastic time as the huge waves were absolutely perfect for boarding! They also helped to 'save' their friends  and learned all about water safety. A great day!

                  

                  

22nd September - Jeans for Genes Day

Today, the children helped to raise money for a very important cause by coming to school in their jeans. 500,000 children in the UK are affected by a life-altering genetic disorder and today our boys and girls helped to raise funds to transform these children's lives!

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