After a lovely afternoon at the beach, we arrived at Letton Hall at 4.20 pm with 60 very, very very excited children. They are settling into their rooms and will have some free play in the lovely grounds before dinner. The page will be updated again tomorrow.
Good morning from Letton Hall. Well that was a very pleasant surprise. Nearly all the children were sound asleep by 10.00 p.m and didn't wake up until just before 7.00 am - We were very very impressed. The children are getting ready for breakfast and we will then start our activities. These include go-carting, archery, team building games and the talent show will take place tonight. I will update the page later tonight.
Wednesday 6th June
Shortly after breakfast, the children started their activities. Everybody had a fantastic day and tried all the activities. The team building activities caused the most laughs and the children got very wet (especially from my group). The go-carts and archery were brilliant as well. It was a mixed day for the teachers - winning at the go-carts but failing miserably at archery. I did shed a few tears- not that i'm competitive at all. The children are now practising for their talent show before dinner. As you can see from the pictures, the weather has been very kind to us, sunny but not too hot. Hopefully the children will settle as quickly as last night (just hope they not leading us into a false sense of security 🤗). I will try to update in the morning but it can be a bit of rush. As you can imagine, helping 60 children pack and check rooms-well you understand. We will be leaving for Banham Zoo tomorrow morning and spending all day there. We aim to return to the school at 7.30 pm, traffic dependent. In case I don't get a chance to update in the morning, the children have been a credit to the school and really embraced the activities. Well done year 5! Very proud teachers and assistants!
The children were very good last night and many took part in the talent show. We had a variety of acts. These included: magic tricks, impressions, comedy sketches, poems and gymnastics. They were fantastic to stand on stage and do this. We are due to leave letting at 8.30 am and the children are now packed and eating breakfast. They are very excited for the trip to the zoo (and Mc Donald's). Last night, the children settled relatively quickly. It took slightly longer but still very good. Here are a few pictures from the talent show.
Welcome to 5T's Class Page!
Maths homework will be set each Friday on Mymaths to be completed by the following Thursday.
Literacy homework will will also be set on the first news ihub each week.
I hope all the children had a lovely Easter break (despite the weather!). I had an exciting time watching Liverpool progress to the semi-final of the champions league.
This term our topic has a river focus. In Literacy we will be writing our own river poetry and writing a river warning story.
Mathematics will consist of imperial measures of capacity; calculating the volume of a cube/cuboid; interpreting data (statistics); properties of shape; calculating percentages; multiplying and dividing proper and mixed fractions.
Our science topic will be investigating living things and animal habitats.
PE will focus on gymnastics and Zumba after half term. There is a specialist Zumba teacher for this activity.
In art we are analysing the work of Georgia O'keeffe (pastel flower designs).
Geography is a river study, including a water cycle; locating rivers in Great Britain and world wide and features of a river system.
A river workshop has been booked for Wednesday 25th April in the school hall. Year 5 will also be going on a river walk (all day) along the River Crouch. Letton Hall residential is just after half term.
Photos of the activities we are completing in class will be updated on the class page.
In addition to reading and learning spellings, the practice of times tables is very important. By the end of year 5, the children need to know their times tables up to the 12 x 12. They will also be learning their subsequent division facts.