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Not a load of old rubbish!!

Hello Parents, Carers and Pupils,

It has been a week full of superb learning again in Year 5 and for the first time, I can say with confidence that the children are definitely ‘in’ Year 5. This might sound strange (!) but it really does take almost half a term to readjust your mindset as a pupil when you change classes, particularly in the juniors.

Adjustments completed and ready to continue with the fantastic progress already made! In maths this week, this has been a deeper reflection on the value of numbers all the way to a million (now not that scary, or not as much as it was a few weeks ago…) and how we might need to use them – for instance rounding and changing – in real life. And maths is real life, as I always remind them.

Our letter writing skills have also improved greatly this week, especially after we immersed ourselves in history and analysed sets of genuine letters sent home from the trenches during The Great War. Sobering and shocking, they certainly had us on the edges of our seats; how lucky we are today to have relative peace in our lives.

In RE, we have considered Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount and his well-known teachings from that story, also known as the Beatitudes. The moral code that we can draw from these teachings could certainly be seen as a productive way to lead any life, whether religious or not, and the children agreed with some very sensible suggestions, such as always helping friends in need and to treat others how you would like to be treated in return.

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Mr Lee

PS – Bonus points for those who can tell me the name of the green friend who we spent time with in the playground on Friday! Also – for those wondering what happened to all that lovely recyclable rubbish you sent in: have a look at the flower we created. All made from what would otherwise have been thrown away!! Thank you for your help with this.