Year 5: The Bongos: Blog items

Barden trip, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Dec 2019 @ 8:29pm

Don't forget tomorrow (Monday 2 December) we are going to Barden Primary school in the afternoon. 
we are aiming to be back by the end of school, however depending on traffic we maybe a few minutes late. I will update the twitter account on our journey back. 

Rockets launches , by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 8:14pm

Film of the end of school rocket launches 

Buddy lunch, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 11:58am

We have had lunch together too.

Buddy read, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 10:53am

This morning we have met our buddies and we have read our favourite stories.

21st of November, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 3:15pm

this week has been amazing! On tuesday we did animations on the computers all day. in the morning of tuesday we had to work on the animation app. after we learnt how to work the app everyone designed there own.

on wednesday morning , everyboby did maths with miss leigh. in the afternoon we write full sentences in french and made christmas card for the old peoples in music .

today, we did a cross word in english and 10% in maths . in the afternoon everyone did pe in groups .

grace and evie 

County Hall Visit, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 3:09pm

On Wednesday members of our school parliament visited County Hall. They listened to a presentation about how  Lancashire County Council works delivered by Josh Mynott. The presentation took place in the council chamber. The children were joined by County Councillor Graham Gooch who is also a governor of our school and by County Councillor Jayne Rear who is the lead member for Young People.  The children learnt a lot about Lancashire and the work of the council during their visit. 

This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:04pm

Monday-We started off learning about parliament, we moved our tables to look like the House of commons. One side was the opposition and the other was the government, Katie was our speaker and Oscar was our prime minister as well as Rebecca being the head of the opposition. We were debating about whether we should go to school when we are 7 and never go to school again. The debates were very strange but we stil had fun!

Tuesday-On Tuesday we read about a debate speech about why the vikings shouldn't stay in our country. Later we went on to talk about what we would change.

Wednesday-We went on to further detail in our viking debate! After we did computing, music and french!

Thursday- We read about a person who wanted to change all of the bad things about black people in America, that speech on what we read was spoken by Martin Luther King! After lunch we built a timeline about what happened in the golden ages of Islam and the dark ages between 570 AD and 1300 AD!

Friday-We talked about our dream jobs, then later wrote a persuasive text on why our dream jobs are the best! In the afternoon we all had a choice on wwhat we do, art or maths!

autumn 2 week 1, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 31st Oct 2019 @ 3:08pm

  on tuesday  we went to booths to find ingredients for are enterprize on friday ( we will be selling cupcakes halloween themed) . On wednesday  we did big maths , big maths is were you have 90 seconds to answer 10 questions . Most found it difficult. today, we had mrs brown in the morning and write a story and a debate about a muslim painting. some though it was underwater but others thought it was on land


by Rufus and grace



























Week 7, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 3:11pm

This is our last week of autumn term one.We realy enjoyed it,especialy the Lunar rovers.When we started expirementing ,every - one felt realy exited for the weeks to come.

On Wednesday we had a French lesson with Madam Robinson , learning how to pronouse  our relatives in French . In music some people performed a musical instument they had a passion for.

On Friday we did a big write as usual when we could write whatever we wanted some of us wrote a set of instruction where as others wrote a description etc. We did a snack n chat where we could eat all of the edible projects we had made while we moved around the room and had a chat with our class mates.

Firework safety poster competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 3:04pm

Sorry this is late notice, time has flown quickly and posters need to be in well before bonfire night to be judged and prizes awarded before the day.

Children from any class can enter.  Just create a poster showing how to be safe on bonfire night and bring it to school on Monday to be sent off to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Last year we had an overall winner in school, it would be great if someone from Longton could win a prize. 

Spellings, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 7:20am

This week we've been looking at -ible/-able endings on words. It can be almost impossible to hear the difference when you say the word because -able sounds a lot like -ible in words like adorable. 

Generally, the rule it that if you can take off the -ible/able and it is a word (if the root word usually ends with an e, this has usually been dropped) then it has an -able ending - adorable, respectable, loveable, doable.

If you drop the ible/able and it is not a word on its own, it usually means that it has an -ible ending: horrible, terribile, incredible. Don't forget that y's often change to i's when an ending is added, but it still acts as if the root word was there: enviable - envy+able, reliable = rely+able. Common exception to the rules (because there is always one!) :sensible.

Your homework this week is to learn these -ible/-able spellings, but make sure you have got your head around the rules because I'm going to throw in a few extras in our spelling test on Thursday to see if you've cracked the spelling rule.











Week 7, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 2:58pm

This week have been finishing our crumbles on our Lunar rovers. We have had lots of fun finishing our buggies it was very interesting that some of them actually worked it was like it was magic! 

Today we did gymnastics it was very fun. We were doing routines in small groups. we had to act out a routine about landing on the moon. tommorrow we will be doing our big write about instructions.Some people in our class are going to the football stadium, good luck people! 

by Evie, Grace and Lois 

End of year expectations, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 12:03pm

Please click on the link to see the end of year expectations for writing, reading and maths for your child's year group.

Macmillan coffee morning and book read, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 5:39pm

What an amazing morning. We were completely blown away by the number of visitors this morning. Thank you to everyone who came along to support this event, there was plenty of cake for everyone. The children enjoyed reading with their parents/grandparents, reading with the younger children or sat on a bean bag, taking off their shoes and sharing a book with their friends. Thankyou also to the parents who helped our amazing charity ambassadors and heads team. 

We had lots of amazing cakes for our moon/space themed competition. There are some very talented bakers out there.  The charity ambassadors had some difficult decisions to make when choosing the winner from each class.  The winners were informed in assembly today and prizes given out. All children who took part will receive a special certificate later this week. 

We will let you know the total amount once it has been totalled up. 

Cake competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 6:36pm

Thank you to everyone who has entered the cake competition, your entries are amazing. There is still time to bring in your entry on Tuesday morning before we start selling at 9am. 

We are also welcoming any cake donations home made or bought for our Macmillan coffee morning and book read. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. 

This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 3:09pm

this week some groups finished there chassys .Next week add the crumbles and mabye put some light programe in. Some of the group's buggys are really going to work [WE HOPE]. 

nuffield health came in and did an exercize afternoon with us.Today we did our big write, which was really a description about a very scary forest. it sent shivers down our spine!


Grace and Reece

week 3 , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 3:07pm

This week has been amazing we are half way through making moon buggies and we are excited to try out the luna track which Miss Reynolds is preparing .

We have been learing with a lady called Rebecca from nuffield heath gym and she has set us challenges for are goal for next week and the rest of this half term.

Mad Science, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 2:28pm

This afternoon the children found out all about the science of sport from the mad scientist.  



Week 2, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 3:08pm

this week we have been making moon buggies last week we planned them and this week we made the chassis for them. we used hot glue and saws[ no one lost a finger] but a lot of people burnt there fingers while using the glue gun.

In english we wrote our own myths. We had lots of good vocab ideas and interesting phrases.

We will see you next week!

Grace and Stanley

Introduction to Year 5, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 1:50pm

Presentation from Meet the Teacher

Lunar Landings, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 9th Sep 2019 @ 3:29pm

This half term we are going to be learning about the Lunar landings. We are going to make moon buggys.Everyone has been put into groups of three and we are all looking forward to building a robot and make a track for it to run up,down left and right and we will  be using craft stuff like toilet chubes and lego pices and we are going to use milk bottle lids and lots of other stuff like that and they will all be realy cool and fun for all of us to play with and we will be programming them to operate on their own!


Also Miss Reynolds would like us to bring in some egg cartons for Mrs Catterall's special project.


Grace and Lois

50th anniversary of the moon landings., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Jul 2019 @ 12:18pm

Next year we will be exploring moon landings as part of our Geography, Science and Maths work. As this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (Apollo 11) please keep a look out on the TV for information, maybe a newspaper or magazine article, you might like to share them with your class next year. 

Crossfit fun in the sun, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 9:32pm

The bongos have had great fun in the sun with Mrs Cowburn doing keep fit with Crossfit Leyland 

Visiting Barden, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 10:29am

The Bongos and some of their parents and grandparents had a wonderful time on Friday afternoon visiting Barden Primary School in Burnley. 

We left school at 12 o’clock and arrived at our destination at 1 o’clock. The children delivered a joint presentation to our parents and the Barden parents about our work this year and sang two songs beautifully. Adults and children then all joined in an activity to write I am special because ..... on a piece of paper which we turned into a paper chain. It was then time for refreshments a buffet of the most wonderful food prepared by the Barden parents. The afternoon ended with a dance session to Go Noodle which saw all of our adults having a dance.

Thank you everyone for making it such a special afternoon. 

Scientists at work , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 10:50am

We have been outside looking for living organisms.


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