Maths test topics
The children have arrived safely at Tolmers and look forward to camping later.
Tolmers weather update
Tomorrow will start off dry into tea time. Unfortunately from 6pm tomorrow there is a greater risk of rain showers some becoming heavy overnight. It is very likely we will have a damp start on Tuesday morning with some thundery showers.
Some activities are under cover and will continue as normal, in the event of rain during uncovered activities children will be escorted to our cabin attached to where we are camping until clear weather returns.
I would strongly advise all children pack a water proof jacket and wellingtons or robust shoes.
We will be in constant contact with the school and all staff attending have been briefed with a weather update. At no point will we let the weather stop us having a great experience at Tolmers.
Monday 24 of June Tolmers camping.
Group leader: Mrs Torres/Mr Lurie
Mrs Andreou, Mrs Greenway and Mrs Nicolaou
Tolmers Scouts Activity Center
I will post a weather update on Sunday.
All children need to arrive by 8:50 in non uniform ready for camp.
Children to go to class and will be directed to Mr Lurie where luggage will be checked in at awaiting van outside class room.
Children to go back to class and wait.
We will be leaving immediately after registration.
We will then walk to Palmers Green rail station and catch a train to Cuffley station.
On arrival children will walk up to the camp and start the day.
Tuesday the 25th of June return from Tolmers.
ANY CHILD BEING PICKED UP MUST BE PICKED UP AT TOLMERS BY 1:00 pm on TUESDAY.
We will proceed to Cuffley Station at 1:00 and plan to be back at school by 3:15pm.
Half-term holiday homework
For this homework, we'd like you to read a book or finish the one you're reading and then prepare a short presentation to make to your class about it in the first week back. Make sure you have yours ready on June 3rd - we'll choose the speakers at random.
Give a summary of the story, talk about what you enjoyed most, explain what you like about the author's style, suggest an alternative ending or how you would improve the book, tell the class what words or phrases you magpied, say how you would make it look if it was turned into a play or film, or anything else that you think the class would be interested in - it's up to you.
Have fun reading and have a great break.
Mr Lurie and Mrs Torres
Maths - Summer 1 - test revision
Here are the topics for next week's test - on the 21st.
Trip to Warner brothers Studio Tour
If you haven't heard already, we all had a fantastic time at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. The children and adults really enjoyed seeing the Great Hall and other sets, the costumes, the amazing special effects, the robots and models used in the films and lots of other fascinating exhibits. We could have spent a whole day there!
Warner Bros Studios Monday the 29th of April 2019
We will be leaving the school at 10 am and planning to return by 4:15 by the school gates. Children will be brought into the school grounds for collection.
Art and Design Competition (optional)
Fourth Plinth Schools Award 2019
Phew - we've made it! It's been a long autumn term and we're all ready for a well-deserved break. The children have been working very hard and have produced some excellent work as well as having a lot of fun.
In 5L we've had great speaker's corner presentations from Parker about his favourite football players, Anika about the film Back to the Future, Maya A about Aboriginal Art and Lefteris about his hobbies. What an amazing variety of topics - and all of them extremely well-researched and presented.
In DT we've been creating a Viking-style tapestry. Each child had to create a scene from a Viking myth. There's not enough space to show all of them, but I've put photos of three particularly impressive ones below.
In our literacy we re-wrote the ending of the Alfred Noyes poem, the Highwayman, but to begin with we acted out the play and discussed the characters, their appearance and personalities and analysed the text for figurative language and poetic devices. Everyone's final piece of written work was very good but special mention should go to Mirsab and Eliz for their versions, which, I'm sure, Alfred Noyes himself would have been proud of.
Of course, I have to mention the brilliant, fun day that was Disney Day! It was fantastic to see the team effort that went into the 101 Dalmatians theme. Well done everyone!
That's all for now. Have a great Christmas and New year!
Maths Test - Monday 17/12/18
The maths test will cover the following material:
We had a great time on Viking Day, despite the cancellation of the workshop. We told Viking stories, did some Viking art and went on a dangerous Viking raid in PE.
This week we also had two excellent Speaker's Corner presentations: Anika wowed us with her knowledge of the Back to the Future films and her excellent powerpoint creation skills; Emilia also produced a fantastic powerpoint about Ballroom and Latin dancing and then showed us some videos of children doing dance moves that could teach the Strictly lot a thing or two.
Children are allowed to dress up on Monday for Viking day. We have asked children to dress up in simple viking costumes by adapting what they have already have at home, with a personal touch of viking design using their imagination.
They can come dressed already in their viking costumes on Monday morning.
Regards Year 5T & 5L
We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.
Here are stories which show racial and social class equality. You can share these stories with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness; to discuss how we can help others today (Harvest Festival);
How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community?
Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)
Years 5 and 6 took part in a NSPCC workshop this afternoon. It was an opportunity for us to learn more about the NSPCC's work and how Childline can help us if we need it. We discussed different scenarios and how we would handle them if they happened to us or our friends. Below are some photos of us taking part.
LEGOLAND trip Monday the 24th of September 2018
Y5 see the Science Museum's "Feel the Force" show
On Tuesday we walked to Palmers Green High School for Girls, who were hosting a science show organised by the science museum. It was great to learn more about this term's topic, forces, in a fun and engaging way.
The show's presenter, Ted, was really funny and did some great experiments to show forces at work, including pretending to be a helicopter (!), firing a water bottle rocket into the ceiling with a toy frog attached (!!), and doing an amazing trick (see video) involving three raw eggs and the forces of friction and gravity.
Y5 and Y6 Shakespeare Workshop - Twelfth Night
Last Thursday the children enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of Shakespearian comedy. They had a wonderful time and discovered that even though Shakespeare wrote his plays over 500 years ago, they are still great fun to watch.
Hi - and welcome to Y5. We hope your children have settled in and are looking forward to the amazing topics and trips we have lined up for this year. If you'd like to discuss any matters, please come and see us.
Mrs Torres and Mr Lurie