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

01253 722022

secretary@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Have a lovely Summer! We shall see you back in school on Thursday 2nd September 2021(gates open at 8 45am and close at 8 55am)

HonestyKindnessLovePeacePerseveranceRespectSelf ControlThankfulness

Sports Day 2021!

Ancient Greece for Kids and Teachers! - Ancient Greece for Kids

 

What a way to start off our 'Ancient Greeks' topic this half term. Fantastic facts taught by Mr Worrall and we thoroughly enjoyed weaving, inscribing on pottery, dressing up, 'catching fish' using centrifugal force and grinding flour. A wonderful morning!

We made 'Explorer Waistcoats' in Design Technology. We made initial adventurous designs, learnt to cut out a pattern, improved our pinning skills, made printing tools, used a sewing machine and hand sewed. Look at our amazing completed designs!

In English we are practising using the language of 'Debate'. The children had to talk for one minute about Deforestation. Definitely potential for some future public speakers!

We have enjoyed our week utilising the 'new' school library. We can't take books home, just yet, but we can enjoy the wonderful space that has been created.

In Maths this week, we have been using mental methods to add a six digit number to a multiple of a hundred, thousand and  tens of thousands, which cross boundaries. We have used our 'Maths Mantra' 

'What stays the same, what is different?!'

We created our own pairs games and enjoyed playing these in small groups.

STEM Science Week.

We had a fabulous week of learning. We watched a live stream about farming technology, used tweezers to represent the scenario of weeding and gathering crops. We planted our own seeds, helping us think about how long food takes to grow and how we could plan our own 'Farm Shop'. We also dissected and used pastels to draw lilies, looking at sexual reproduction in plants.

Thank you so much for your kind bulb donations. We worked hard to organise our planters and I'm sure that you were amazed, as we were, at the beautiful flower arrangements that followed in the spring.

We hope that you liked your Mothering Sunday cards and were truly pampered!

Lots of concentration required when making our pompom robins.

Thank you so much for your kind, wool donations. They were greatly appreciated!

We have looked at the work of Bridget Riley in art and practised making our own 'Op Art'. We hope that it doesn't make your eyes go too blurry!

In P.E. this week we took part in orienteering. We had to mark objects on to our maps of the school grounds and swap our maps with a partner team, to find the 'hidden' items. We had lots of fun!

Our Worship this week (beg. 5/10/20) is looking at the importance of rules and instructions. 

It is important that we:

Respect and

Understand the rules, so that we can

Live with

Everyone

Safely and smile.

We have also looked at Road Safety and the Hedgehogs Road Safety Campaign - Stayin Alive was a lovely reminder of how to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnwxN24E2yY&safe=active

 

Please bring in any discarded batteries to the collection tub at the front office, as we hope to enter the 'Big Battery Hunt' competition (which closes on the 4th December 2020).

Next half term, as part of our Nature Journal work, we will be planting bulbs to observe how plants grow. I will be extremely grateful if you could please donate a packet of flowering bulbs e.g. daffodils, crocus, tulips, hyacinths etc.

We will quarantine these over half term and plant on return to school. Many thanks.

Don't forget to take part in the Extreme Reading Challenge! Email photographs to year52020@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk 

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Take a look at some of our beautiful poppy artwork.

We investigated rubbing different surfaces using oil pastels. Influenced by Georgia O'Keeffe's large flowers, we've drawn large poppies, linked to our History work, using rubbings to add texture.

Have a look at what learning is planned for Year 5 this half term.

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A virtual 'Meet the teacher' this year. 

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Our Gospel Value is 'respect'.

Welcome to Year 5!

Teacher: Mrs Farrar. 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Winskill.

PPA cover: Mrs Stones.

Homework.

  • 2 BugClub books per week (do more if you wish!)
  • Spring Home Learning book (2 pages per night). 
  • Weekend, 2 pages of SPaG Home Learning book.
  • Spellings - 1 column of practise every night. Sentences and practising of the 'trickiest' words by each Monday.
  • TTRockstars - at least 3 times a week.
  • Nessy (if your child has been given a login) every night (10 minutes minimum in order for it to be effective).

Notices!

P.E.ensure all outdoor kits, especially trainers are in school. P.E. days are Wednesday and Friday.

 

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

 

Eco water bottles - return daily after washing (lost bottles £2, broken lids 50p). 

 

Musical instruments - bring in for lessons and take home after lessons.

 

Reading records and spellings in school every day please.

 

Communication - until further notice, all communication between us needs to be made by email:

year52020@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk