Welcome back to the new school year, we hope the children are well and are looking forward to year 5 at Elston Hall. The children appear to be settling into their new classes and are enthusiastic to make a start of their new learning.
 
Purple creative homework books will continue this year and we aim for it to allow our children to both consolidate their learning from class as well as move their learning on. This homework book will be coming home with your child soon – please look out for this! The insert to the book will provide further information about this.

Phonics will initially be class based this year, with two groups within the class. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Monday, to be tested on the following Monday. Additionally, children will also receive 10 spellings from their class teacher which are related to their age, these will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. Expectations of completing a reading journal on a weekly basis will continue. Like last year, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark, books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again.

Our PE sessions are as follows:
Class 16 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 17 – Tuesday and Wednesday
Class 18 – Tuesday and Wednesday

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. As we get into the winter months, children will need an outdoor kit. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Usually Year 5 are due to go swimming however, due to the current circumstances this has been postponed. We will keep you informed of any updates when received from Wolverhampton Council.

We have a fantastic topic this term linked to space called ‘Cosmic Cosmos’ and we cannot wait to get stuck in learning about the planets and space travel.

The gate to the playground will be opened at 8.45am and closed at 9.00am. Late children will need to report to the main office.

We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a valuable year. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us. Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Di Bernardo              Mrs Lavill                Mrs Mitchell
Class 16 (Year Leader)        Class 17                 Class 18

 

January 2020

Year 5 introduced their 'Amazing Africa' topic with an African afternoon. Children made tribal bracelets and some children dressed in traditional African outfits.

  

December 2019

Year 5 became explorers at the Space Centre. They had fantastic opportunities to test their coding skills through the challenge of moving a mars buggy. Eyes were wide with wonder in the planetarium as they went into outer space, exploring the galaxies - it was as if we were really there! It was an incredible day and children were truly in awe of all that they experienced and saw.

  

 

October 23rd 2018

Year 5 had a fantastic time at Moseley Old Hall recently. They joined in re-enacting King Charles II infamous escape to Moseley Old Hall and took part in writing secret messages using quills! They even had the opportunity to see priest hole, where Charles had to hide from the Roundheads! Year 5 were an absolute pleasure to take on the trip and, as always, were excellent representatives of our school. They answered questions, listened well and showed 'Outstanding' behaviour throughout. We are very proud of you all.

  

Photos from 2017/2018

Year 5 had a visit from a Police Community Support Officer. She talked to the children about safety and making the right choices. She also helped the children develop an awareness of legal consequences for 10 year olds. 

April 2018

Year 5 have been visiting Aldersley High School as part of our transition programme. They have been cooking - making cookies and pizza and bread. They will also be having French lessons.