Year 5: The Bongos: Blog items

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.


Visit to Barden Primary , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 10:45am

The Bongos had a great day visiting their friends at Barden Primary School. They enjoyed a tour of the school and campus, visited the Faith Centre and enjoyed PE in a huge sports hall. In the afternoon they completed the friendship themed art projects they had started when Barden visited Longton. 

Abstract Expressionism , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 10:41am

Pastels are being used to create pieces of abstract expressionism. Once completed these pieces of work will be used to show the answer to our wonder question. We wonder what uniforms will look like in the year 3000 ?

Working with clay, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2019 @ 10:38am

The Bongos enjoyed working with Kate Burton who is a ceramicist. They used clay to create World War 1 memory plaques and poppies. 

Whole school WW1 beach art, by Mrs Brown

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 7:27pm

We had the most amazing day at the beach creating works of Art in the sand.

Arts Week so far, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 12:23pm

Enjoy the photos of our beach day on Tuesday and some of the activities we have done on Wednesday morning 

Watercolour Artists art work , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 20th May 2019 @ 12:18pm

Arts Week 2019 started with an assembly by a very special guest , the author Hilary Robinson. She spoke about how she was inspired by her Great Uncle and her Grandfather to write stories based on World War One . 

Back in class we looked at one of Hilary’s books Where the Poppies Now Grow. We enjoyed the story very much . We then looked in detail at the illustrations done by Martin Impey. In our sketch books we sketched out our ideas in his style. Next followed a lesson I’m how to use watercolour paints. Currently the class are painting their own poppy themed landscapes, thinking about brush strokes, colour mixing and perspective. I think we may have some master pieces on our hands 

Enjoying the sunshine, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th May 2019 @ 1:36pm

The Bongos have enjoyed their third compliment of the year in the afternoon sunshine. They really are shining brightly and are now working hard to gain their next treat. 

A Tribe To Be Proud Of, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th May 2019 @ 9:50pm

The Bongos are a truly talented group of children. Myself, Mr Kennedy and Mrs Gray are so proud of each and every one of them. Their performances will stay with me for ever . 

Busy Bongos, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 28th Apr 2019 @ 9:26pm

The Bongos have had a very busy four days on their return to school.

Rehersals for our upcoming production have been going well. There has been some great work wriiting haiku in English and some fabulous bar charts constructed and interpreted in maths.

Thank you to the parents and grandparents who joined us for a maths lesson on Thrsday afternoon.

On Friday we welcomed our friends from Barden Primary School and had a lovely day building new friendships.

Home work is to complete holiday passports, Timetables Rockstars and reading.

Also plese learn all song words using the blog to help and if you have lines to say learn those too. No scripts next week!

Costumes need to be in school by Thursday please. 

Happy Holidays, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 4:01pm

Have a wonderful Easter holiday's whatever you are doing. You have all worked hard this term and made coming to school  lots of fun .Thank you for making me proud and for making me smile every day.

Remember to learn your lines and lyrics ready for rehearsals on the first day back.

Mrs Fletcher

Production songs, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 8:00am

Please spend ome time over the holidays going through the songs, especially A Land Fit For Heroes.  We would love it if everyone could know the words by the time we come back to school.

Happy Singing.

Time, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 29th Mar 2019 @ 11:57am

Time has flown by this week.. our maths topic has been time. We made out own clocks to shadow what we knew about time, we have looked at analogue and digital time, the calendar , learnt about 24 hour time and spent time explaining our answers to reasoning questions.

We have also spent time being historians , thinking about what the Romans did for us , discussing a whole host of things we were left with when the Romans left Britain.The discussions were outstanding as we all chose our 8 most important things and explained why we had chosen them. 


Our week , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Mar 2019 @ 11:04am

This week we have been very busy, as usual! 

Maths- we have become experts on negative numbers , shown off our times tables knowledge and thought about the wonder of number.

Science- this week has been all about producers, consumers, prey and predators, habitats and food chains . 

English- first person pronouns, words ending in cian, ssion, sion, tion. We have also done some work around the characters of Michael Morpurgo’s book Beowulf which is set in Viking Scandinavia.

Posters  and planning has been done for our enterprise and the Bongo Butty Bar will be open for business later on today. 

More class compliments have been earned this week as the children head towards their third treat of the year. 

Learning about Islam, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Mar 2019 @ 8:15pm

The children have used their maths and DT skills to make model mosques. They have learnt about the different parts of the mosque. 

Great fun has been had today learning how to write the Arabic alphabet and some colours in Arabic. 

Scientists at work , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 8:54pm

Today the Bongos had great fun showing off how much they know about the human digestive system. They did this using a knitted body borrowed from UCLAN. Once out of his box our new friend was christened Barry. I was very impressed with the scientific knowledge shown by the class. Well done Bongos.

Charity Toy Sale, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 8:38pm

Thank you to everyone who supported our Toy sale over the last 2 weeks, whether you donated or bought.

The children voted on the charity they wished to support, with an overwhelming majority they chose Guide Dogs for the Blind.  

We are contacting them to arrange for them to come into school so we can present them with the money and find out a little more about the work they do.

THANKYOU we raised £

Investigating the affects of popular drinks on our teeth , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 2:19pm

Faith Week, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 2:17pm

We have kicke started Faith week by learning about Islamic art in maths and how geometric shapes are used to create patterns. In English we retold 2 Islamic stories called The Phrophet and the Ants and The Prophet and the Crying Camel . We have also learnt some facts about Islam and about the 5 Pillars of Islam.

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