Year 5 Class News

Week 1

Posted on Tuesday 14 September 2021 by Alice Needham

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe that we are already in our second week! Year 5 have demonstrated fantastic attitudes towards their learning and I look forward to seeing how this will help them progress throughout the year.

So far, we have enjoyed…

Practising our linguistic skills in Latin…

Fine tuning our pocket passes in rugby…

Learning as part of a team…

And finding a quiet moment to enjoy some reading or drawing!

Looking ahead, we have a lot of exciting learning to look forward to this half term.

In maths, we’re learning about decimals and fractions.
In writing, we’re learning about how to write a diary entry. Ask your child if they can remember any key features of a typical diary entry.
In reading, we’re recapping how to answer retrieval, inference and choice questions. Our class novel this half term is Survivors – a fascinating read packed with short stories of bravery, resilience and danger. Ask your child if they can use their summarising skills to retell one of the short stories we’ve read so far.
In topic, we’re learning as geographers about the world we live in.  Check out this tool on Google Maps to see how school has changed over time. You could see how your own front garden has changed, too!
In science, we’re learning as chemists about the properties and changes of materials. Watch this space for reports on some exciting science experiments!

As of this week, Year 5 also have an in house TTRS competition. Every week, the child who has spent the most time on TTRS is able to randomly shout out a times table of their choice for the class to answer. Please encourage your child to log on so they have a chance of having ‘the power’!

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything that I can help you with.

Miss Needham

Welcome back!

Posted on Sunday 05 September 2021 by Alice Needham

Hello Year 5!

I hope you’ve had a happy and healthy holiday and are looking forward to coming back to school. I am really excited to have you as my first class (as a teacher!) at Moortown. I know we are going to make a great team!

A few things to note:

  • Mrs Russell and Ms Canning will be working with us this year.
  • School times are back to normal. The school day will start at 8:50 and end at 3:15.
  • PE is on a Monday and a Thursday. Your child should come to school in their PE kit on those days. We will be doing PE as normal tomorrow. 
  • The school uniform policy is on our website. Please check if you are unsure about any items of clothing or footwear.
  • If you have come across any reading books or library books please bring them into school.

Please do ask if you have any questions or concerns.

See you tomorrow!

Miss Needham

 

Tennis opportunities

Posted on Wednesday 21 July 2021 by Mrs Taylor

If your child enjoys tennis or wants to try it out, tennis camps are taking place locally at these clubs over the summer holidays.

Roundhay tennis club

Chapel Allerton tennis

Adel Tennis Club

Thanks to Roundhegians

Posted on Tuesday 20 July 2021 by Mrs Taylor

We are very grateful to Roundhegians Rugby Club for hosting our sports days once again this year and allowing us to use their excellent facilities.

Roundhegians have a variety of rugby training sessions, from under 6 through to under 17, and these sessions will resume on Sunday 5th September.

For more information, please contact their chair of junior rugby, Chris Fongwah (fongers.cfw@gmail.com).

Multi-sport summer camps

Posted on Friday 16 July 2021 by Mrs Taylor

White Rose Rugby, in partnership with Moortown RUFC, have been delivering some great rugby sessions in school this term including sessions as part of our Being Healthy themed week.
Over the summer break, they will be running multi-sport camps locally at Moortown RUFC. To book, click on this link

TTRS tournament winners (wb 07 June)

Posted on Monday 14 June 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 987 points, this week’s winners are Y3!

Y3 have been able to retain the top spot in TTRS in our final tournament!

The TTRS tournaments are having a little break so for now, keep up the good work and don’t forget to challenge your friends and teachers!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

TTRS tournament winners (wb 24 May)

Posted on Friday 28 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1470 points, this week’s winners are Y3!

Y3 have been able to reclaim the top spot in TTRS for this week. A well deserved victory.

A special mention for the efforts of Hafsa in Y3. She was able to accumulate the most correct answers out of anybody in the school. Congratulations, Hafsa!

Which class will claim the coveted guitar next time? Will it be your class? There’s only one way to make that happen – go on TTRS!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

Stamp Competition

Posted on Wednesday 26 May 2021 by Miss Wilson

This year, Royal Mail are hosting a stamp competition in order to honour the people who have done great things since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Eight designs will be picked by a special panel including none other than Her Majesty the Queen! These winners will be seen by millions of people and there are other cool prizes up for grabs for runners up.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and submitted their creative efforts in appreciation of our COVID heroes. You should be very proud.

Check out some of the many entries below.

TTRS tournament winners (wb 17 May)

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1675 points, this week’s winners are Y5!

A really close call between Y5 and Y3 this week but Y5 have just managed to hold off Y3 this time! What a great effort!

A massive well done to Y5 for a much improved score and speed with their times tables.

Which class will claim the coveted guitar next time? Will it be your class? There’s only one way to make that happen – go on TTRS!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

TTRS tournament winners (wb 10 May)

Posted on Monday 17 May 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Well done for all the engagement with TTRS you’re doing so far – keep it up!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

With an outstanding 1284 points, this week’s winners are Y3!

A really close call between Y3 and Y6 this week but Y3 have just managed to hold off Y6 this time! What a great effort! Y3 are back on top after a few weeks of missing out!

Which class will claim the coveted guitar next time? Will it be your class? There’s only one way to make that happen – go on TTRS!

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!