Friday 10th July 2015
We've had an extremely busy week this week in Lourdes class. We performed our play 3 times on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and every time it was absolutely fantastic! Well done everyone for trying so hard and making it a wonderful performance to watch; myself and Mrs Mucha are so proud of you all! In Literacy we have been writing play scripts on 'Perseus and the search for Medusa' and are preparing to perform scenes to the class next week - see pictures of you all working hard below. In Topic we enjoyed learning all about the Battle of Marathon and enjoyed doing some role play on our verbal recount of the event from either a Persian warrior's or Greek warrior's point of view and then wrote these recounts up for our Big Write. In RE finished off our topic of Islam and enjoyed finding out about Ramadan, the Islamic festival Ei-Dul-Fitr and the pilgrimage of Haji to Makkah. We then begun our new RE topic of 'Freedom and Responsibility' and enjoyed performed role plays based around the different freedoms and responsibilities we are given - again see pictures of your working hard below.
Well done to this week's award winners - Emily Green you impressed myself and Mrs Kelly for your enthusiasm and consistent hard in Maths - well done Emily! Jake you won the good work award for your enthusiasm and hard work in our topic lesson on the Battle of Marathon - well done! Keira you won the Head teacher's good work award for your enthusiasm and hard work in the same lesson - well done you! Lucy H you won the courtesy award for always being your lovely, caring and friendly self - well done for being a joy to have in Lourdes class Lucy H! Well done to Lizzie who won the star writer award for her diary entry all about what happens during the pilgrimage of Haji - it was fantastic Lizzie!
As always Year 5, thanks for an enjoyable week and making these decisions so difficult! Have a nice weekend and see you on Monday for our class trip (remember to bring your appetites with you)! Miss Blackburn x
Friday 3rd July 2015
Congratulations to our award winners this week - Ty won the courtesy award for always being kind and considerate to others - well done Ty! Danny won the good work award for giving 100% during rehearsals for the play - you make an excellent thief - well done Danny! Well done to everyone for trying hard this week and making these decisions really difficult. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you all on Monday. Miss Blackburn
Friday 19th June 2015
We've had an incredibly busy this week in Lourdes class! In between practising our Summer play some of us went to District Sports on Tuesday! Wednesday was Sports Day and we had a fantastic time competing in all of the wonderful races and actitivities. Thursday was Polish day and we had a fun day trying Polish food, learning Polish words, songs and dances, making Polish hats and hair wreaths, learning about the Polish culture and learning about Polish stories and then performing these to the class. It was a fantastic day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! Please see the pictures below of what an amazing time we all had! Today we have been up to church to mass which was lovely as always.
Well done everyone for a busy and enjoyable week. Have a brilliant weekend and I'll see you all on Monday morning! Miss Blackburn :) x
Friday 12th June 2015
We've had a fun filled week this week. On Monday we enjoyed our Childline workshop on safety - they were very impressed with your answers and participation so well done! On Tuesday some of us enjoyed participating in the Asda Cricket Festival in Asworth, unfortunately we did not win but we had a great time playing! On Friday we enjoyed trying Greek food for our DT topic. We tried olives, feta cheese, tzatziki, pitta bread, tomoatoes, cucumber and peppers (although some of us were more adventurous trying new food than others). We then enjoyed our Summer Fair after lunch and luckily the sun was out for us! We enjoyed spending our money and also helping work on the stalls - well done you all did a great job. Please see pictures below of us trying Greek food and enjoying the Summer Fair. Have a nice weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday. Miss Blackburn x
Friday 5th June 2015
Congratulations to this week's award winners. Sophie you won the courtesy award for always being polite, smiley and a good friend to all - well done Sophie! Well done William who won our good work award for a massive improvement in his handwriting! Well done to our star writer Annie for a letter to a child in reception informing them on how they could be a good steward of God's creation. Well done to Danny for the Head teacher's good work award for your wonderful work in Maths and well done to Lucy R for the Head teacher's courtesy award for your smiley personality and good sense of humour. As always it was really hard to choose winners as you've all worked so hard! Have a lovely weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday! Miss Blackburn x
Friday 22nd May 2015
We've had a busy and enjoyable week this week in Lourdes class. Wednesday was our Marian Liturgy in front of the rest of the school and parents. A massive well done to everyone, you all did great and made it a lovely liturgy to watch. Speakers you read loudly and clearly, singers you sung beautiful and actors/actresses you put on a great performance. Myself and Mrs Mucha are so proud of you all! On Thursday, we took the flowers from our liturgy to Edward House where the residents there very much appreciated them. On Thursday we also enjoyed our sponsored walk/jog/run and as we powered through many laps on the school field. On Friday morning we enjoyed going to mass. Followed by writing letters to children in Ethiopia on Friday afternoon for our big writing. All of your letters were lovely so again well done everybody. Thanks for an enjoyable week everyone. Enjoy looking at the pictures of our busy week below. Have a lovely half term everybody and I'll see you all a week on Monday. Miss Blackburn
Friday 15th May 2015
We've had another busy week this week in Lourdes class (as usual). In Literacy we finished off our topic of Greek myths by writing a diary entry from Theseus' perspective - well done on all your detailed entries! We then begun our new topic on poetry and have explored a range of different poems looking at their subject matter, style and the language they use. In big writing wrote a delayed recount on our residential to Beaumanor. Again, well done on your recounts, I enjoyed reading them!
Well done to our award winner's this week - Lucy H won the sports award for showing great team work, well done Lucy! James won the courtesy award for his bubbly personality, great sense of humour and friendly nature - well done James! Sophie won the good work award for reciting the French alphabet - well done Sophie! Noah, Annie and Niamh won the star writer awards for their formal letters to William and Kate congratulating them on the birth of their daugher - well done you three! Lastly, well done everybody for another busy and lovely week!
Have a nice weekend everybody. Miss Blackburn
Friday 8th May 2015
We've been busy in Lourdes class this week! In Literacy we wrote playscripts in groups of the different scenes of the Greek myth 'Theseus and the Minotaur.' We made props to aid our play scripts and performed these to the class. Well done everybody on your enthusiasm and super acting skills, they were brilliant to watch! In big writing we wrote letters to Kate and William congratulating them on the birth of their baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Well done on your wonderful letters I'm sure the couple will be delighted when they recieve and read them all.
Well done to our award winners this week! Lilly S won the courtesy award for being so helpful in Beaumanor (and all the time!) - well done! Lucy H won the sports award for her excellent team work - well done Lucy! Niamh won the good work award for trying so hard in ALL activities and impressing all the staff and instructions - well done Niamh! Bradley won the star writer award for his RE work of writing a diary entry from the perspective of Paul after his transformation - well done Bradley! Well done everybody for another lovely week and making these decisions so difficult!
Have a nice weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday! Miss Blackburn
Friday 1st May 2015
The highlight of this week has been our class residential trip to Beaumanor! All the children enjoyed rock climbing, archery, orienteering, a murder mystery evening, hide and seek in the cellars, bridge building and having the time to play with their friends in their free time in the beautiful grounds surrounding Beaumanor Hall. All children had a great time and enjoyed working together in teams and independently to achieve goals that would not have been possible in school. Many children pushed themselves despite their fears and tried their hardest in all activities, conquering fears of the dark or heights! All children behaved exceptionally well on the trip and were a delight to take. Well done and thank you everybody for a lovely (but tiring) 3 days! I'm sure you'll all sleep well tonight. Please see pictures below of our wonderful trip (more pictures are to follow). Have a nice weekend everybody and get some well earned rest! I'll see you all on Tuesday. Miss Blackburn
Friday 24th April 2015
We've had another busy week this week in Lourdes class. Today we enjoyed going up to church for our school mass. Today we also did our big writing which which involved writing a letter to Gangsta Granny from Ben. I can't wait to read all your emotional letters! In Literacy, we have been working focused on the Greek myth of 'Pandora's box.' We have used this myth to explore the evils of the world and hope, discussing the effects they had on Ancient Greece then and our modern lives today. RE was based around our new topic of 'transformation' and this involved us each researching a renewable energy source and exploring its pros and cons and how we feel about this in relation to our beliefs as Christians. In topic we begun 'Ancient Greece' and explored what modern Greece is like today, in addition to locating Greece on a map and the 'Ancient Greece' period on a timeline.
Have a lovely weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday. Miss Blackburn :) x
Thursday 2nd April 2015
This week in Literacy we finished our topic around Charlotte's web which we are really enjoyed! We wrote a diary entry from, another pig, uncle's point of view before writing a thank you and farewell letter to Charlotte from Wilbur. Again there was lots of great writing produced and lots of emotional letters written, well done everybody on your hard week. This lead to us watching Charlotte's web the film this afternoon which was a lovely way to end the Spring term.
Other things we have been doing this week are: making out fairground rides, learning more about Lent for our RE topic, watching the Year 3 and 4 Easter production (which was wonderful) and doing Easter crafts. I hope you enjoyed our final week before Easter as much as I have. Have a great Easter Year 5 and I'll see you all in 2 weeks. Miss Blackburn x
Friday 27th March 2015
This morning we went up to church for our mass which we all enjoyed. In big writing we wrote a letter to Marlin (from Nemo) reassuring him about how his first day at school went. Well done for all your reassuring letters, I'm sure Marlin's mind was put at ease! In Literacy we've carried on our work around Charlotte's web and have wrote a newspaper article all about the miraculous pig, compared similarities and difference between the two books Gangsta Granny and Charlotte's web, wrote a character description about Charlotte the spider and produced a poster advertising Wilbur at the fair. Some great work has been produced around this story! In RE we carried on our work linked to Lent and have explored the sacrifice Jesus made for us by dying on the cross. In DT we enjoyed beginning to make our fairground rides and they look great so far! Overall we've had a busy and productive week with some outstanding work being produced! There was no celebration assembly on Friday due to the mass on Friday morning. Have a fantastic weekend everybody and I'll see you all on Monday! Miss Blackburn :)
Friday 20th March 2015
We've had a busy week this week in Lourdes class! I was terrified after reading all your ghost stories in big writing, well done Year 5. In Literacy we have begun our topic of older literature based around Charlotte's web. This week we have compared the differences between Fern's life then and our life now, wrote a letter to Fern's dad trying to persuade him to let Fern keep Wilbur the pig and wrote a diary entry from Wilbur's point of view longing for a friend! Lots of fantastic writing this week, well done Year 5 I've been incredibly impressed! In RE we produced leaflets all about Lent and also wrote diary entries about Judas' feelings before the betrayal of Jesus - again some outstanding work so well done everyone!
Well done to this week award winners - Lucy F you won the good work award for your thoughtful contributions in all subjects, especially RE, well done Lucy! Sam you won the courtesy award for exemplary behaviour, well done Sam! Jules and Bradley you were our star writers for your thoughtful diary entries of Judas' struggle and feelings before betraying Jesus - well done you two! Well done everybody for working so hard all week and making my decision on award winners extremely difficult!
Have a nice weekend and I'll see you all on Monday! Miss Blackburn x
Friday 13th March 2015
We've had another busy week in Lourdes class! In big writing we wrote instructions on how to play Angry Birds and I can tell we have many experts in the class! Well done on such clear and detailed instructions Year 5. In Literacy we wrote persuasive letters to Mr Harrison to let us go to Beaumanor. I'm sure he will not be able to resist saying yes after all your persuasive techniques! In Science we carried on our topic of changes to human and looked at changes in babies and children. In DT we carried on planning our fairground rides which we will begin to make next week!
Well done to our award winners this week! Joanna and Noah were our star writers for their very persuasive letters, well done girls! Rory won the courtesy award for always being willing to lend a helping hand, well done Rory! Caitlin won the good work award for her detailed and in depth answers in RE, well done Caitlin!
Thanks for another lovely week Year 5. Have a nice weekend and I'll see you all on Monday! Miss Blackburn
Friday 6th March 2015
We've had another fun and busy week this week in Lourdes class! Thursday was world book day and we had a fantastic range of characters - some where's wallys, gangsta grannies, umpa lumpas, ice hockey players and horse riders - just to name a few! Well done everybody on your wonderful costumes, you all looked fab! We had a fun day playing games linked to characters in books, sharing our favourite books and promoting them to the rest of the class!
In Literacy we have been continuing to work on persuasive writing and have been building up reasons to persuade Mr Harrison to let us go to Beaumanor. You all came up with some great reasons Year 5, I'm sure he can't wait to read all your letters. In big writing we wrote a diary entry about a strange dream we had - we had some bizarre, imaginative and adventurous dreams Year 5, well done!
Well done to our world book day costume winners - Sam, Annie and Joanna, you all looked amazing, as did the rest of Year 5 so this decision was very difficult! Daniel won our coutersy award this week - well done Daniel you are always friendly and polite and are a joy to have in Year 5. Rory won our good work award for his detailed and thoughtful contributions in Literacy - well done Rory you gave some lovely answers. Lily S won the star writer award for her own version of the Eucharist prayer 2 - well done Lily!
Thanks for a lovely week Year 5. Have a nice weekend and I'll see you all on Monday! Don't forget it's class photo day.
Miss Blackburn x
Friday 27th February 2015
We've had a busy first week back after half term! In Literacy, we've been looking at persuasive writing and the different techniques used in these! In big writing we wrote a letter applying for our dream jobs and I enjoyed reading all your appealing letters, well done everybody! In Science, we started our new topic about changes to the human body. We have also started designing our fairground rides for DT. In RE we have continued our topic on 'memorial sacrifice', which we started before half term.
Our award winning this week are: Noori won the courtesy award for his friendly and positive attitude, you always have a smile on your face and a positive comment to say to brighten up someone's day, well done Noori! Our good work award went to Lucy R for her detailed answers in our new Science topic, well done Lucy! The start writer award went to Elizabeth and Sophie for their extremely persuasive, creative and imaginative letters applying for their dream jobs, well done girls! Well done to everyone because you've all really impressed me and made it incredibly hard for me to pick award winners this week.
Thanks for a lovely first week Year 5. Have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday
Miss Blackburn x
Friday 13th February 2015
Thank you all for a fun two days Year 5! I have really enjoyed getting to know you all - playing fun games, reading all your informative letters, agreeing on our class rules and preparing work for displays that will go up after half term! You've all impressed me so far with your hard work, positive attitudes and lovely manners. I'm very excited to carry on teaching you after half term!
Well done to our award winners this week. Josh you won the courtesy award for being a lovely friend to the whole class, well done Josh! Keira - you can the good work award for your contributions during writing our class rules, well done! Emily you won the star writer award for your informative letter telling me all about yourself, well done!
Have a lovely half term everybody! See you all soon!
We are the Year 5 class and our teacher is Mrs Bower.
Mrs Mucha is our teaching assistant.
We love to work hard for our teachers and have fun whilst doing so!
Keep coming back to see what we have been getting up to.
& welcome back Year 5 after your lovely Christmas Holiday! I hope that all of you had an enjoyable and relaxing break with your friends and families and are now ready to face the fun and exciting challenges ahead of you in the Spring Term!!
I am with you for only a short period of time this half term before I go off on maternity leave, so let's make each day that we have together count!!
See you on Monday 5th January for Literacy!
Mrs B x