St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Kindness - Friendship - Thankfulness - Honesty - Peace - Respect - Self-control - Love

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

YEAR 5

Teacher: Mrs Cropper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Colley

Our Gospel Value is: Respect

 

Pupil Leaders:

Our School Councillors: Archie and Nathaniel

Our Eco Warriors: Emilia and Aaron 

Our SHINE Councillors: Ewan and Millie 

Our link Governor is: Gillian Anderson

 

Helpful Information:

  • Reading books can be changed when your child has finished their book. 

    Reading records are needed in school every day

  • Homework (including spellings) is handed out on a Friday and due in on a Friday
     
  • Library book changing day is Monday

  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday - come in PE kits ready for these lessons. Thursday is indoor PE.

  • Spelling test will be on a Friday

  • Log-on for TTRocks is in the front of your child's reading diary

  • Musical instruments - bring in for lessons and take home after lessons:

    Monday - Mrs Taylor, Mrs Rayton,
    Tuesday- Mr Boyes,

    Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack 

  • Water bottles - children will need a water bottle in school each day. This must contain water - no juice or flavoured water. Please return these daily after washing

Looking ahead:

  • Tuesday 23rd April- Wonderful Tuesday  2:30-3:15pm. Each child may have one parent/carer to come and join in with our learning and to see the wonderful things we get up to in Year 5

  • Tuesday 30th April- Liverpool World Museum Trip

Summer Term message from Mrs Cropper: 

Hello Year 5,

I hope you all had a fantastic break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the exciting term ahead. Welcome back to school for the Summer Term!

This term, we have an incredible topic lined up for you all - 'Groundbreaking Greeks'. Get ready to explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece, its rich history, powerful gods and goddesses, epic myths, and groundbreaking discoveries that have shaped our world today.

We have some fantastic activities planned, including a visit to the Liverpool World Museum where you'll get to see ancient artifacts up close and personal. We are also delighted to announce that Mr Warrell will also be visiting us to share his expert knowledge and passion for history with all of you. In addition, we will be heading outdoors for some Forest School sessions in Summer 1. Get ready to connect with nature, learn new skills and have some outdoor adventures. Make sure you have your wellies and coats! Lastly, don't forget to start practicing for Sports Day - it's going to be a day filled with fun, teamwork and friendly competition (with some Fylde coast sun in the mix too…we can hope).

It's going to be a jam-packed term full of learning, laughter and new experiences. Let's make this Summer Term one to remember!

From,

Mrs Cropper

Year 5 Blog

Meeting Jenny McLachlan: Inspiring Young Writers

year5 teacher (S.Cropper) on: Year 5 Blog

We were thrilled to have a video call on Friday with the incredibly talented Jenny McLachlan, author of the popular book Stink, which is one of our FBA books. She shared her inspiring journey of becoming a writer, encouraging us to embrace the power of our imaginations through reading and writing. To make the experience even more special, Jenny gave us a lesson on drawing the fairy Stink from her book. It was a great session that has ignited our passion for writing and creativity. Let's dive into the magical world of Stink and explore our own imaginations! If you haven't read it already, please borrow a copy from school. 


Seasonal Soup Making in Year 5

year5 teacher (S.Cropper) on: Year 5 Blog

Sometimes things don't go according to plan... and that's exactly what happened when we tried to make a seasonal soup as part of our Design and Technology (DT) learning this week!

First, we gathered all the fresh produce - celery, onions and garlic. We were all excited to chop and cook, imagining the delicious aroma that would fill the classroom.

But here's the twist: the liquid stock got absorbed too quickly by the orzo! The soup turned out to be more like a stew. Oops!

However, we didn't let that dampen our spirits. We tasted the hearty concoction and it was still tasty! Even though it wasn't what we initially intended, we all learnt some valuable chopping and cooking skills and had fun doing it.

If you did want to recreate our masterpiece, the recipe can be found here: 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/orzo-tomato-soup 


Let's Go Sing 2024

year5 teacher (S.Cropper) on: Year 5 Blog

This week, Year 3 & Year 5 had the incredible opportunity to showcase their singing talents at the 'Let's Go Sing' event. It was an evening filled with joy, laughter and beautiful singing.


Our group delivered a stunning rendition of the iconic song 'I'm Still Standing' along with singing 8 other songs. The energy and enthusiasm that our St Thomas’ children displayed on stage was truly commendable. They sang with pride and left some of us in tears!


The event provided a platform for our young singers to experience the thrill of performing in front of a large crowd. It was an invaluable opportunity for them to build confidence and showcase their months of hard work and dedication. The smiles on their faces as they finished their performance were a testament to their sense of achievement.


We are immensely proud of their performance and grateful to have been a part of such a memorable event. Thank you to all our staff and parent helpers that supported the night and an even bigger thank you to those who travelled such a long way to come and see us!


Rain or shine litter picking!

year5 teacher (S.Cropper) on: Year 5 Blog

Last week Year 5 went out  to litter pick around our school grounds- the rain didn't stop us! We were surprised by the amount of litter found along the pathways by our school entrance. An all round great success in keeping our school clean! 


Superb Space STEM work

year5 teacher (S.Cropper) on: Year 5 Blog

As as launch(!) to our Moon week, Mrs Cropper arranged for a STEM ambassador to come into Year 5 for the full day.  It was a brilliant day and his space knowedge was just phenomenal, awesome and very inspirational.  We were full of questions for him....and he could answer them all! WOW!