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16/07/24

☀️ Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fete on Friday! We were treated to range of stalls, a performance from our Dance Fusion pupils and some delicious ice cream! 🍦 pic.twitter.com/kz0KLryjhy

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15/07/24

🎸 We were treated to a wonderful musical performance last week from our Rocksteady pupils! 🥁 pic.twitter.com/xBruUqEj3j

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28/06/24

🏏 We had a fantastic day hosting our annual Sports Day! The children showed incredible sportsmanship and enjoyed testing out their skills on a variety of activities!Thank you to all the families who came to support and who joined us for a picnic afterwards! 🧺 pic.twitter.com/WAFy9Znozc

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21/06/24

📰 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed a visit by a journalist!Some pupils also took part in a workshop where they interviewed staff, wrote an article and created a front page about an upcoming community project. What a fantastic end to Careers Week at Cooks Spinney! pic.twitter.com/rusuGA8xsB

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21/06/24

👮🏽‍♂️ Thank you to the fantastic police officers from who came in this week to talk about their careers. Our pupils were truly inspired!👮 pic.twitter.com/6o2072qUKm

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19/06/24

✏️ To continue our Careers Week celebrations, we had a host of wonderful visitors deliver Q&A sessions to our pupils. 🍕From a mobile pizza company owner and train driver to a nursery practitioner and freelance artist. Our pupils learnt so much! 🚂 🎨 pic.twitter.com/htvVTpmqly

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17/06/24

💇‍♀️ 👨🏾‍🍳To kick-start Cooks Spinney’s Careers Week, we asked some of our pupils what they would like to be when they grow up… We are very much looking forward to welcoming our visitors this week: police officers, journalists, artists & many more 👮🏽‍♂️👩🏻‍🍳 pic.twitter.com/WuwwCBYORt

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14/06/24

🍦 Well done to the children who got chosen for ice lolly Friday today! Keep up the hard work! 💚 pic.twitter.com/H6cNswYZP0

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10/06/24

🍦 Well done to the fantastic children chosen for Ice Lolly Friday! Keep up the great work! ☀️ pic.twitter.com/EsRivH0bvP

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06/06/24

🧗‍♀️ Our 6 pupils are having a fantastic time on their residential trip at Carroty Wood! So far, they’ve been rock climbing, pedal karting and mountain biking!🚵 pic.twitter.com/Q01fkkvvOf

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06/06/24

🔥 Our Year 1 pupils had a fantastic time recreating the Great Fire of London this week! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a5gLXvw8Jq

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24/05/24

🎶 Our EYFS and KS1 pupils enjoyed singing their favourite song in singing assembly this week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/Tp49sqzScD

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23/05/24

🎭 🎨 Earlier this week, we had an exciting curriculum day that focused on celebrating the arts! Pupils enjoyed participating in a range of activities from dancing to Footloose to singing along to the Beatles! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/kcvJP5WEHx

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17/05/24

🐑 🐐 To end ‘Our Furry Friends’ topic, Nursery pupils had a fantastic visit from Ark Farm!🌾 Tam and Arron from the farm taught as all about the animals, what they give us, the food they eat and how we look after them. pic.twitter.com/WQbZZr6GtW

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17/05/24

🥳 Well done to our fantastic Year 6 pupils for all their hard work during SATS week! We are all so proud of you!Thank you to our wonderful catering team who prepared a delicious breakfast each morning for our pupils💚 pic.twitter.com/JdNjGF6emp

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16/05/24

✈️ Today, Year 2 had amazing time seeing all of the different types of planes at Duxford. We learnt about how the planes have been used throughout history. They even got a chance to take a look inside a Concord. ✈️ pic.twitter.com/gd8GBoHJ13

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10/05/24

☀️ What’s better than hot chocolate Friday? The sun shining and ice lolly Friday instead! 🍦 Congratulations to our wonderful winners in Years 1-6💚 pic.twitter.com/ikupS2vSmf

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10/05/24

☀️ ⚽️ Our pupils had a fantastic time representing the school at the Fun Festival event this morning! They participated in a range of activities from basketball and hockey to Boccia and football. 🏑 🏀 pic.twitter.com/jrbM2YiRhR

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09/05/24

🪄 Our Year 5 pupils had a fantastic time visiting the Harry Potter Studios yesterday! After reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in their English lessons, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all come to life! ✨ pic.twitter.com/CCeuwLffwE

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08/05/24

We had some exciting visitors join us for assembly!🦉 All pupils had the opportunity to take a photo with one of the friendly owls too!🦉 pic.twitter.com/lkNrFl2zHq

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Year 5 - Owls and Foxes

Summer Term (2) 2024

 

Wow! We cannot believe we are in our final term of this school year. We have some exciting activities and trips planned. Please note the following information needed to make this term as successful as possible:

 

Curriculum

This half term our Geography topic is Violent Planet. We will be learning about the causes and effects of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, whilst also learning about the events that led to the destruction of Pompeii.

 

In Computing., we will be learning about Coding, which will see us developing the skills of using functions and conditionals to control a Sprite. We will also be exploring how to be a digital citizen and accessibility.

 

In Music, we will be learning the Motown song Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.

 

In Science we will be continuing to focus on Animals, including Humans This will focus on exploring the human life cycle and the social, emotional, physical and mental development humans go through.

 

Finally, for PSHE, we will be concentrating on Careers; aspirations; role models; the future. We will be learning about different careers and the routes/options individuals can take to achieve their career.

 

 P.E. 

Year 5 P.E. days for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Your child must come to school in their P.E. kit on these days. Failure to have it is likely to result in them not being able to participate in the lesson. In addition, children will not be able to participate if they do not have the correct P.E. kit. Please see the school website for more information on the P.E. kit requirements. If your child has their ears pierced, they will be required to either take out the earrings or cover them with tape for the lesson. Please remember Cooks Spinney only allows small stud earrings in school. 

  

Homework 

This year our homework will set via Class Dojo. This will involve weekly spellings, reading comprehension activities and maths homework, which will be set on a Tuesday. Children must bring in their homework books every Monday. An additional Homework Challenge will be set weekly for children who would like to complete it. If you require a paper copy of the homework, please ask your class teacher for one.

We recommended children to continue to practice their times tables using TTRS and reading at home, which must be recorded in their reading records. Please bring in reading records in every Monday.

 

Day

Home-learning

Due- recorded

Tuesday

English-based activity

  • Set via Class Dojo
  • Spellings (tested weekly on Tuesday) changed fortnightly.
  • Reading comprehension / activity
  • Compulsory
  • Following Monday.
  • Questions completed in exercise book.

Tuesday

Maths-based activity

  • Set via Class Dojo
  • Linked to current topic.
  • Compulsory
  • Following Monday.
  • Questions completed in exercise book.
Tuesday

Curriculum-based activity

  • Set via Class Dojo
  • Linked to current topics.
  • Optional
  • Following Monday.
  • Questions completed in exercise book.

Recommended for extra practice

Reading for pleasure

  • Recorded in Reading Records.
  • Reading Records due on a Monday.

Times Table Rock Stars

 

Any queries please do not hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.

 

Yours faithfully,

Miss Kipps, Mr Mival and Mrs Goodge

 

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