Just a quick reminder for the children in my class:
This weekend, you’ve been asked to review your Times Tables knowledge for all tables to 12. Don’t just practise them in order and the ‘usual’ way: think about division facts; factor families (e.g. the factors of 12 are: 1 and 12, 2 and 6, 3 and 4); multiples; facts and products (e.g the product is 63 – what factors, when multiplied together, give the product 63?) and missing numbers (6 x ? = 54).
Don’t forget to use Mathletics – brush up on your less confident areas!
I’ve also asked you to continue practising your 3/4 and 5/6 spellings – in particular those you are finding a little more difficult to recall successfully. Make it fun: find words within words, research the root part of the word and see what you can discover, try ransom note words – use the Spelling Menu for ideas. Practise is hugely important!
I will provide a copy of the words below.
Last but not least, please practise your reading book – we are all making amazing progress in Accelerated Reading, let’s keep up the hard work so we can end our year together on an all time high!
One more instruction: spend some time just relaxing – be children, have fun and be awesome.
Miss Sanderson 🙂
The girls played at Sunderland’s Beacon of Light this afternoon. In the Silver Tournament, they played 5 games, won 4 and drew one. As a result, they were overall winners!!!!!
Without exception, they were all brilliant. The confidence and teamwork amongst the girls was a pleasure to watch. Their behaviour was exemplary and they are an absolute credit to our school. Mrs Rothery and I were very impressed and proud.
On behalf of the Year 5 staff and Mrs Todd, we’d like to thank you for attending the Thurston meeting this evening.
We hope the meeting proved informative and answered some of your queries and concerns – please do remember, should you or your child think of any other questions, please do jot them down or give us a call over the coming days.
For those of you who were unable to attend, worry not! The presentation from this evening’s meeting can be found below in both Gallery format (simply press pause to halt the show on a particular slide or the left/right arrow to change slides) and as a downloadable Powerpoint file.
Should you wish to visit Thurston’s website please click here.
To see a taste of what we get up to at Thurston, take a look at last year’s photographs on our school website by clicking here.
Year 5 Staff 🙂
To download the presentation, click the link at the bottom of this post (Please note, the formatting of the presentation can sometimes appear different depending on your device’s specifications. All text is visible at the time of posting; downloading the presentation file will ensure you will see all text present on the slides.)
Year 5 took part in a fantastic ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ workshop this week. As part of the sessions, the children learned about what racism means and how we can help to put a stop to it.
The year group were fantastically well behaved and took part enthusiastically; sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences. The workshop dealt with some sensitive dialogue and issues; we are immensely proud of how maturely the children responded to this and subsequently volunteered their own perspectives.
It wasn’t all classroom based however, the children also took part in a Fitness Fun session with ex-professional footballer Gary Bennett. This taught them invaluable team building skills whilst putting their fitness levels to the test. The team were brilliant with the children and we think we can safely say that the children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed their day!
Well done year 5 👏🏼😊
Here are some photographs of Y5JS taking part on the day:
Year 5 Miss Sanderson’s Weekly Spellings 10.1.19
This week, we have looked at homophones: words which are spelled differently and have different meanings, but sound the same.
Please encourage your children to practise their spellings daily – they really are trying hard in class to get better at Spelling and it’s clear that practising helps!
I have included a reminder of some of the ways we tried to recall each spelling in class.
- steel – metal we use to make things (this one tries to trick us – we see e and a in metal and think we ought to use them in steel! Nope! Eeeeee, this one is trying to trick us! It’s S T E E L not E A!
- steal – as in a thief steals the crown jewels… The rascal stole the steaming meat!
- stationery – pens, pencils… e can be found in pens, pencils and stationery!
- stationary – Stop! Halt! When we stop, we are not moving – we are stationary.
- heard – I heard a sound with my ear.
- herd – a herd of animals. A Herdie sheep is an animal – Mrs H loves Herdie sheep!
- father – a man who has a child – a dad.
- farther – far away. The dog walked farther than the man because the man threw his ball far away.
- cereal – I ate crunchy cornflakes for breakfast.
- serial – My bike has a serial number on it to keep it secure – I absolutely love my bike!
steel, steal, stationery, stationary, heard, herd, father, farther, cereal, serial
Please continue to practise your year 3 /4 and 5 / 6 statutory words as well.
Miss Sanderson 🙂
A huge thank you to all of the parents, carers and other family members who came to our Nursery Christmas Craft day.
We had a fantastic day filled with lots of fun and even more glitter!
The children thoroughly enjoyed having their family members in nursery with them.
Kidsafe Week 1 – Year 5 JC and JS
Our year 5 children began their 5 week Kidsafe course today with a focus on understanding Trust and ‘Yukky Feelings‘.
It can be difficult to explain or verbalise how we feel sometimes, especially if those feelings aren’t good.
Sadness, fear and worry can be really debilitating emotions, but for those who perhaps struggle with the vocabulary to explain exactly how they feel, it’s even more of an issue. How do you tell someone you don’t feel right, when you aren’t sure how to describe or even understand the feeling or emotion?
Kidsafe has a fantastic way of providing children with the confidence and vocabulary to do just that: our year 5 children have been discussing those emotions that can be classified as ‘Yukky’ – that moment when your tummy starts to churn and your heart beats a little faster and you know something just doesn’t feel right – Yukky Feelings.
Your child has been given a letter explaining a little more about today’s session; if they wish to discuss this with you further, do encourage it – it means they’ve understood the concept of talking with a ‘Trusted Grown-Up’!
If you have any questions about any of the Kidsafe sessions, do get in touch. Alternatively, visit the Kidsafe website here (or click on KS below!).
The sessions are being led by Mrs. Jewitt, Mrs Gill and Mr Dobson – 3 of our accredited Kidsafe Tutors here at Ashley Primary, and of course, KS the Kidsafe Mascot.
We are all looking forward to next week’s session!
Well done children, great first week! 🙂
Parents – we have been informed by Northumbria Police that the below event will be held:
“Concerned about what your child is seeing on the Internet? Not sure how to keep them safe online? Want to know how to set privacy settings on mobile devices? For these answers and a lot more information on how to keep yourself and your family safe online come and meet the Southern Community Engagement Team and our partners from O2 on Tuesday 6th February between 10am and 12pm at The Word South Shields. O2 will have two of their technical ‘gurus’ there to answer any questions you may have as part of ‘Internet Safety Day’ “ If you would like more information on this event please contact the Southern Community Engagement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org