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Our Lady of the Visitation

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    Welcome to 5Y!

    September is off to an excellent start!  We have had 100% attendance, smart school uniforms and eager to learn children this week.  I look forward to this positive trend continuing.

    We have interesting and exciting topics to learn about this half term including:  stories from other cultures in English; the solar system in science; place value and fractions in maths and, African drumming lessons begin.

    Well done to all the children in 5Y for their wonderful start.  Let's keep it up! 

    OCTOBER

    I am proud to announce that 5Y has a winner in its midst!  The school held a competition to create a PSHE poster with the best one becoming the front cover for each class’s PSHE book.  Many congratulations to the winner, Allan!

    Congratulations also to those in 5Y who took part in the recent triathlon.  Carmel, Natalia, Maks, Maurycy, Josh, Alex, Hubert and Patrycja returned to school proud of their achievements and flying high from an exciting day out!

     5Y continues to delight me with their excellent attendance.  The class has won the top awards twice so far this year.  😊

    Thinking of this good news leads me to the children’s work in RE where they have been focusing on the topic “Ourselves”.  The children wrote lovely pieces about the unique qualities God has given them and how they share these qualities with the world as God intended.  I am looking forward to the same attitude for our new topic of “Belonging”.

     We also recently completed our first topic in maths about place value, with a lesson playing maths’ games using the skills learned.  The children had lots of fun and so did I.  We have moved on to the topic of fractions which can be quite tricky, but the children have accepted the challenge and continue to work well.

     In English the children have impressed me with their written work.  Their stories from other cultures were most entertaining to read.  5Y’s new topic of traditional tales has sparked their interest, with the children discovering all about fables - they are eager to try writing one themselves. 

     Our topics in science, history and geography have also captured 5Y’s imagination.  In “Earth and Beyond” the children have learned about day and night and how seasons happen.  They wrote some lovely poems about space which have been used with their artwork to create a display and a class book.  The children were astounded to discover just how enormous the universe is and were completely captivated by a video about space.  Back on Earth, the children were awe struck by amazing pictures and information about Hampton Court Palace.  Try asking them how many people were fed each day when Henry VIII was in residence – the number is quite astonishing!

     Finally, every Thursday afternoon the hut resounds and shakes to the beat of 5Y’s African drumming!  The children love their lessons, work hard to follow their wonderfully talented instructor (not me!) and learn their    lines.  Each lesson there is something new to learn and a game to play.  The children should be proud of their skills and just might enjoy demonstrating to you what they have learned.

     A very well done to 5Y!  More of the same, please.