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:
All of the children in Year 5 and 6 should now have received a child and an adult ticket so that they can attend the South Shields vs Hyde match on Saturday 23rd of March. The game will Kick Off at 3pm and you may see some of our children waving flags for the players just before the kick-off.
The children are also welcome to join the team from the foundation from 1.30pm for fun on the 3G pitch which will include football, hockey, rounders and other games.
If you are in another Year Group it would be lovely to see you at the match tomorrow and you can get reduced priced tickets from the club website.
Please remember that children must be accompanied by an adult to gain entry into the ground.
Today the children from Reception to Year 6 had the chance to meet some of the South Shields first team players and ask them some great questions about football and the club.
Every child in Year 5 and Year 6 will also receive a child and an adult ticket to see South Shields play against Hyde on Saturday 23rd March, KO 3pm. We really hope you will save the date and make a day of it – additional tickets can be purchased online and on the gate. Although Kick-off isn’t until 3pm, there will be activities and games on the 3G pitch which is at the ground (Mariners Park) from 1.30pm.
Some very special children will also be chosen to be flag bearers when the team enter the pitch for kick-off!
Watch out for our Easter raffle where there will be the chance to win a signed South Shields shirt too.
From time to time our children may come across content online which gives them ‘Yukky Feelings’ (makes them sad, scared or worried). It is especially important that children know to follow the Kidsafe Rules which we teach at Ashley:
- Walk Away
- Say No
- Tell a Trusted Grown-Up
There will always be risks posed to children, both online and offline and it is important that we give them the skills and strategies to be able to deal with these risks appropriately.
As grown-ups we can make sure we are aware of age restrictions on Apps and games, use privacy settings, block and report users or posts that are worrying and above all, communicate with our children. Remind them not to accept friend requests from people they don’t know and to check with a Trusted Grown-Up before sharing personal information.
As always there are some really useful websites where you can get a wealth of information.
- Childnet International
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Parent Info
- Internet Matters
- NSPCC Online Safety
- Common Sense Media (I use this one lots)
Please also be reassured that when children are working online on school hardware that key strokes and content accessed/searched for is monitored and only age appropriate content is available.
I was incredibly impressed with the photographic talents and imaginations of my class today!
As part of our current Literacy topic – Observational Poetry – I asked the children to take a selection of photographs in and around our outdoor areas, but with one catch: the children had to remove themselves from the here and now, and imagine what else their captured images could represent. This was not an easy task and relied upon the children not only using their imagination, but also applying that to the literary techniques of metaphor, simile, personification, imagery and expanded noun phrases.
I can honestly say I am absolutely over the moon and amazed by not only their efforts, but also the way in which they applied themselves to the task with such enthusiasm and excitement.
You have blown Mrs H and I away today children – you shared your ideas and worked so well as a team. The end product? A wonderful array of photographs and ideas which will form the basis of our next Literacy lesson: writing a poem using metaphor and expanded noun phrases, in the style and structure of a poem we plan to study in class.
Well done 5JS! You should be proud of yourselves. I’m fairly certain I have some future photographers, poets and artists in my midst!
Miss Sanderson 🙂
On Friday 15th February some children from Year 5 & 6 took part in a rugby match at Mortimer Community College against Holy Trinity School.
The team was:
All of the children played brilliantly and they came away with a win 14 – 9 (you get 1 point for a try!)
Thank you to everyone who came to support – we do really appreciate it. Thanks also to Nathan who organised the fixture.