Year 5: The Tigers: Blog items

Picture News - British Values - w/c 18th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 6:36am

Please find attached the Picture News at home resource.

This lets you know what we will be looking at in our British Values assembly this week. 


Thursday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 8:11am

Today in assembly we talked about how we have three words that are important every year: CARE, GROW and SHINE! We talked how this term we are going to shine.We were then talking about a celebration which people will be celebrating this on Friday or Saturday. This celebration is held by Muslims. We talked about how Muslims fast, they fast because it is to teach them to focus on god and be generous, once fasting ends they have the celebration called Eid al-fitr.The celebration goes on for one,two or maybe even three days. How they celebrate is a bit like Christmas, they send Eid al-fitr cards out and dress formally, they also have big feasts and they wish each other a happy celebration!


We were also reminded about some special events that are coming up! If you want to be in the talent show you need to fill in the form, which is at the bottom of a parent mail that has been sent out, by tomorrow, you will need to print off the form and give it in. We are also have a own clothes day tomorrow, to be able to wear your own clothes you need to bring in some chocolates or a bottle of wine or a yummy beverage.


by Gracie and Abigail

Walking Bus, brake charity awareness, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jun 2018 @ 1:45pm

Thank you very much to all the children and parents/grandparents who joined us on our walking bus this morning, it was lovely to see you all there.  We certainly made a long bus this morning. 

It was a lovely start to the day, the opportunity to chat with a friend, enjoy the lovely weather as well as a bit of exercise.  Remember we walk every day from booths, leaving at 8:30.

Here are a few photos.

Fathers day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Jun 2018 @ 9:41pm

Production Time!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 24th May 2018 @ 3:18pm

As I'm sure many of you already have found out, our class production this year is Robin and The Sherwood Hoodies. Everyone has had their parts now and we've started having a little read through of the script, so we have some ideas what our characters are like. Our production isn't until early July, but I thought it would be best if we got a headstart on learning our lines and sourcing bits for costumes while we've got this nice long break. Everyone has got a full script because it was much easier than copying individual lines  and lyrics as this is quite a large play, so people have lines here there and everywhere (I didn't want to kill Mrs Woolley with photocopying!)

I thought it would be helpful to put the songs up here, that way people can get a wiggle on with learning them (and possibly thinking up a few dance move suggestions if you're feeling up to it!) One of the songs I have shortened because it seemed to go on forever, but if you check your script you'll see where it is. :) 

I hope you all have a lovely half term and I look forward to working on the production with you all after the holidays.

Miss R.

our fun space week, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th May 2018 @ 3:12pm

This week, we have been working on a space doccumentary in groups. We have had lots of fun finding out interesting facts and using the ipads to help us research. We are hoping to send them to NASA and they will be sent on the space launch to mars next year.

Also, we have been learning how to present data in maths by going to other classes and recording personal appearances, using data.

This week, we also have been learning about friendship and we made friend trafic lights about how to sort a bad situation out. Then we had to act out an arguement and what we would have to do to sort it out.

Sophia Hale and Violet Nichollsenlightenedlaugh


Earthlings, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 6:24pm

Earthlings! Today we applied for jobs in the morning and had to use our skills collaboratively to create a display fact file about Planet Earth. We had creators making a (fairly) accurate Earth globe, who worked closely with the Geographers to ensure accuracy and to come up with facts for over 100 countries around the globe. We had artists and researchers working closely to sketch 3D foods from around the world, which were paired with facts and food air miles. We’ve had a great day! 

Miss R

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:32am

Friendship was the theme in today's assembly. When we walked into the hall there was a question, that question was what does being a good friend mean to you ? We  had a challenge where we had to finish a sentence with a different thing about our friends. One of the sentence starters was my friend is different to me because... we came up with because we are all unique! We then had some time to think about the qualities of our best friend. Good friends listen, so we looked at, the rules of listening. The rules of listening are: be still, look at the speaker, nod and look interested and ask questions that relate on what the speaker is saying. We were talking about how a good friend says nice things to us and how it makes us feel happy. We said that you can give your friends a positive stroke. We don't physically stroke them, but we give them a compliment or say well done. This makes the person you said it to feel happy, just like when you stroke a cat, it feels good and makes them happy and purr.


by Gracie and Abigail

Picture News - British Values - w/c 23rd April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:27am

Sorry for the dealy, I didnt make it go live!

If you have Gracie and Abigail's Assembly Blog from Monday you will have discovered our topic for discussion this week was Loneliness.


COLE&LUKE, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 25th Apr 2018 @ 2:51pm



STEM at Priory, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 24th Apr 2018 @ 3:04pm

Today James and I went to Priory to do some STEM. We have been very busy; we did hard problem solving in Maths; we made a tower out of: paper, paperclips, straws, lollysticks, scissors and cellotape; we experimented in Science with chemical reactions and got to use the bunsen burners! Finally, we made paper planes and saw if size or models effected flight (Leon made an awesome one out of sugar paper).

We definitely had loads of fun!!

Mondays assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Apr 2018 @ 8:09pm

Blog written by our year 6 PSHE leaders

Today's assembly was about what does loneliness feel like? Loneliness may be when you are homeless , alone and left out. The U.K., sadly, has loneliness problems. Many people assume that it is just elderly people who are lonely, but 1 in 20 Young people have actually said they are lonely, they are the heart of the problem. Some of the cause of being lonely are if you are starting a new school or if you are just naturally shy. We looked at some pictures with groups of children in them, we had to think, which child was feeling lonely, on one, one of the people were on there own, so we knew that that child was lonely. We then looked at a letter in which a mum had wrote about her daughter because she was shy, had no brother or sisters and the mum was asking for advice. Once we had read the letter we thought of ways we would include the little girl. We had lots of ideas like: invite her to parties, ask her to play a game with you in the playground and make the effort. We got set a challenge to look out for people who were a bit lonely in the playground and see if they would like to play a game with you. We also need to remember that sometimes people aren't lonely, they might just want some alone time.

Tag rugby tournament, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 23rd Apr 2018 @ 1:33pm

On Thursday, we played took a team to Tarleton to play tag rugby and competed against other schools in the area. After fighting hard (and some really excellent rugby), we were declared the winners! The media team took some pictures and videos of the day and we have complied them into a short video. We hope you enjoy it and a big congratulations to the team! 

Miss R

Thursday assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 7:07am

In assembly today we started off thinking about the word devotion and what are we devoted to. We shared our thoughts about how we know someone I'd devoted to a football team or a pop band. We listened to a story from India. This story happened 300 years ago! In our reflection we thought about some famous words one of the gurus in our story said. We also thought about how we can be brave and little things we would do that we were, in the past, afraid to do.

Tuesday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Apr 2018 @ 8:53pm

Written by our Year 6 PSHE leaders

Today in our jigsaw assembly we learnt about friendships and relationships. Our title in jigsaw this half term is about friendships. We were talking about how baking a chocolate cake is like making a new friend. We put in our suggestions about the ingredients of a friendship, we had: loyalty, kindness, fun, and a friend that is always our friend. We had some time to think about if we had been kind to our friends today. We always have to remember to listen to our friends, to share with our friends, be kind to our friends and of course have fun with our friends!


Monday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Apr 2018 @ 8:50pm

Written by our year 6 PSHE leaders


Today's assembly was about, how much of our lives should we share with others? In the news this week it said about how lots of people's private information was leaked all over Facebook. We learnt about how things in the past have now changed, like how in the past we would go to the travel agents if we wanted to go on holiday, but now we can go onto the internet and book there instead. We have also been thinking about how you would act in different situations like how you would act when arguing with your brother or sister. Facebook is now thinking about a messenger app for kids, as lots of adults use it. Parents will be able to look at what their child has been doing on this app. It will allow children to communicate even if they do not have a phone number. Our reflection today was about the rules of law and we had a lot of questions.

Picture News - British Values - w/c 16th April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Apr 2018 @ 8:05am

Please find attached a copy of the picture news resource we will be discussing in assembly this week.

Take some time to chat about it at home.


Half term overview, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Apr 2018 @ 12:28pm

Please find attached the overview for Summer 1.

Week beginning 16th April, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Apr 2018 @ 12:22pm

Hello everybody! Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. This is what is coming up this week:

English: Writing a magazine article

GPS: Tenses (past progressive focus)

Maths: Fractions, decimals, percentages.

Science: Space - 

PSHE: Jigsaw 

R.E: Judaism

French: Body parts

Computing: Presenting data 

PE: Atheletics - (Note: this term we are having a double session of P.E on Tuesday afternoons rather than two separate P.E sessions)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Picture News , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Apr 2018 @ 11:07pm

Dear parents

Picture News is a resource we use in our assemblies to share and dicusss with the children.

This week our assembly was titled, 'Who does the World belong to?'  This also linked with our assembly about 'Earth Day'.

A Picture News - home resources is attached to this blog.  Please look out for a parent mail giving you more infomation and look back at the blog each week to find out more about the news topics we will be exploring in school. 

Mrs Catterall



Buddy time, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Apr 2018 @ 3:31pm

We had a buddy time this afternoon. We had free choice and then meditation.

Hothersall Pictures, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 7:56pm

Ok, I don't know why getting photos up is such a battle! So I've set up a Dropbox account and we're going to upload pictures to there on Monday. I've uploaded the photos from my group, but there are plenty more to come from the other groups and whole group activity. At least it'll give you an idea of what we've been up to this weekend. 😊


Click here for access to the Dropbox file. 


Miss R

Hothersall fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 4:55pm

We have all had a fab time at Hothersall,  the Tigers have been brilliant. Some photos to give you a little taste of what we have been up to, more to follow. Enjoy some family time this weekend, see you all on Monday, Mrs Pratten

Day 2, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 11:33am

We're currently on beacon fell... it is a bit drizzly but we are still buzzing to be splashing around in the mud whilst orienteering. Turns out Laila is quite the map reader and Eryn falls down the hill with the most style. I've tried to upload pictures again but it's not having it... there are some fantastic ones though! 

Miss R

Day 1 - Hothersall , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 5:04pm

I've tried roughly 20 times to update the blog... come on try number 21! We had a really excellent first day with survival skills, orienteering and zip wiring! Our first night went (surprisingly) smoothly - everyone was tucked up getting to sleep by 10 and people are just getting up now. We're going to play some early morning footy!

Hopefully update you again soon with some pictures! 

Miss R

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