Moving up to Secondary School and the 11+
Please look through the information power point below about moving up to secondary school and the 11+ test. Remember, the key date for secondary school applications is the 31st October 2019 by 3pm. Consider all the schools in our area and ensure you enter all your preferences. You will know the outcome of the 11+ test before the deadline. The 11+ is not a compulsory test and you may wish to withdraw your child. The test is selective and is administered in our school at the beginning of the Autumn term. The test is in 2 papers which use a CD or MP3 to give guidance, instructions and the strict timings. The familiarisation booklet will come home with your child to help you and your child prepare.
Just want to say a quick thank you to all of the parents who kindly contributed to these lovely gifts. They are much appreciated and I will enjoy indulging in it all over the summer holidays!
I have loved teaching your children this year- it has been a pleasure!
I hope you all have a wonderful summer with lots of rest.
Miss Campanini :)
We had a visit from Bucks Firefighters to explain to us what the firefighters do in our community and we even got a tour around the engine to see the equipment that is used for various emergencies!
We had a great time :)
Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Gallery
We had a fantastic time on our trip on Friday 12th July.
We spent the morning learning about Roald Dahl's life and exploring his stories through interesting interactive activities.
After our picnic outside, we had a session exploring the Bucks Museum for inspiration to write our own story. As Roald Dahl used to do, we used things in our environment to help our ideas. After brainstorming, we started to write our ideas into a story on paper and we tied this label around our very own BFG dream bottle- I wonder if our dreams came to life when we sleep?
Year 5 produced 4 pieces of fantastic art work each during Art week, all linked to our theme of South and Central America.
We were lucky enough to have a secondary teacher come in to teach us some new techniques, such as mono printing and we also practised our sewing skills and make a felt bag.
We enjoyed showing off this art to all of our parents!
Year 5 performed amazingly well in front of the school and parents! They should all feel very proud of their performances. We definitely have some budding actors/actresses in the making.
Well done Year 5!! :)
*SEE ATTACHMENTS BELOW FOR SPARE COPIES OF HOME LEARNING, INCLUDING SPELLING, AND READING LISTS AS WELL AS THE RECENT CURRICULUM NEWS*
Staff in Year 5:
Teacher- Miss Campanini
Teacher (Wednesday afternoons) – Mrs Bevins who will be teaching French/RE/PSHE/PE in the summer term.
Monday (all day)- Miss Cherry (student/work experience)
Tuesday and Thursday morning- Mrs Sirrell
Friday morning- Mrs Meek
Please ensure that the children have the correct equipment in school inside a small pencil case. Firstly, 2 or 3 working blue handwriting pens are essential; in case any run out it is useful to have spares, or spare cartridges for fountain pens. As well as this: a pencil, sharpener, rubber and 30cm ruler (if they want their own). Any colouring pencils, felt tips or gel pens are not necessary, the children have access to these in school when they need them.
Other Useful Information:
· PE and Games will be on Thursdays and Fridays this half term. Please make sure that your child’s kit is in school for the correct times. The children will have Swimming on a Thursday and rounders outdoors on Friday.
It is important that the children come to school with the correct PE kit. This should include trainers (clean trainers or plimsolls for indoor lessons), black shorts and a house T-shirt. On colder days, children can wear jogging bottoms and jumpers outside. For swimming: hats, goggles, towel and full length swimming costume (for girls), swimming shorts for boys. Any child who cannot remove their earrings will not be able to swim in the pool.
· Reading Records and Home Learning diaries will be checked on a Monday and we will look forward to giving out lots of Reading Reward stickers. Parents are asked to read and discuss texts with children and record up to 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book per week.
· Our class Library slot is on a Tuesday, so this will be the day for changing your books, if necessary.
· Spellings will be given out on a Thursday for a test on the following Thursday. Sometimes the spellings will be based on a rule, sometimes the spellings do not follow a rule but are National Curriculum 'tricky' words that the children need to be familiar with for their SATS next year.
· For the second half term, I will be setting project home learning where one piece will be due every 2 weeks and the children can choose more freely what they would like to do.
· Other home learning will be set as required, but I would strongly recommend lots of times tables practice (Times Table Rock Stars) and reading and comprehension if you would like to do more.
· Home learning diaries will need to go between home and school daily so please check them regularly and feel free to use this as a method to communicate with me, if needs be.
'Working together to be the best we can.'