SPELLINGS Summer 2 Week 1

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings (+ate & +ise suffixes) are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 2 Week 2 (so… 2 weeks to learn them!):

alienate

captivate

medicate

motivate

pollinate

advertise

equalise

fertilise

finalise

vandalise

R.S.E Lessons beginning in Summer 2

New Relationships & Sex Education Policy | Gillibrand Primary School

Dear parents / carers,

You will, no doubt, have seen our email and text reminders last week; regarding R.S.E lessons (or “Sex Education”) beginning in Week 1 of the Summer Term 2.

These are an essential part of the Government’s nationwide National Primary Curriculum and a vital section of both Science and P.S.H.E. learning. The topics covered in Year 5 are centred around Puberty and Menstruation and their corresponding physical & emotional changes, Relationships, Personal Hygiene and Support Networks.

As stated in the email, we will be teaching a range of lessons this half-term concerning this area and will be posting the resources and visual aids to be used in class, on the Year 5 Blog; by way of informing parents and carers of the content and themes being discussed and studied. We hope this may help many at home; to support their children’s understanding surrounding these areas.

Here are the materials for this week’s lesson:

Finally, a reminder that during our lessons, teachers will aim to answer appropriate questions that arise from the children honestly and with detail appropriate to the age and needs of the children.

We fully recognise and support that parents play a vital part in their child’s R.S.E., and we would like to encourage you to explore these questions / topics with your child at home as well. If further advice or support is required, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Year 5 Email address: year5@selsdonprimary.org.uk

Kindest regards,

The Year 5 Team

PUFFINS – End of Half-Term Project Update

Greetings, Puffins… Hope you’re settling in for your week’s break!

This half-term, our ongoing D&T project on designing and prototyping a playground structure, reached fruition. Ms. Masood has awarded merits and category prizes for many of our sculpture… and I’m so impressed, I thought I’d share them here!

Above, Is J., L. & B., who won the merit prize for ‘BEST OVERALL‘ – the different modules were really excellent!

H. won ‘MOST ORIGINAL‘ – with clever end-piece designs that really reflected his theme!

B. and F. also won for ‘MOST ORIGINAL‘ – by virtue of creating a compact design, with a great range of materials and uses.

Finally, D. won for ‘MOST STURDY‘ – a big focus for the project, and careful use of geometric designs won him through! A future architect perhaps, D.? 😉

And lastly, another proud winner of the Headteacher’s Award in Puffin – F.! Hugely deserved and a testament to her daily efforts in class!!

Have a great Half-Term break, Puffins. It’s been a funny old year, with lots of twists and turns; and there’s more learning STILL to be done. Be sure to keep up with reading (Collins Big Books!), spellings and tables practice (don’t forget TTRS… there’s still a tournament each week!!); but DO find time to ‘switch off’ and enjoy the lessening of COVID restrictions! Yay!

SPELLINGS Summer 1 Week 6

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings (long vs. short ‘i’ sound) are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 2 Week 1 (so… 2 weeks to learn them!):

critic

criticise

determined

identity

lightning

prejudice

rhyme

rhythm

symbol

system

PUFFINS – “Create-A-Country” Studies (so far!)

(A quick catch-up for excellent work produced so far, by Puffin Class!)

Above, we have a selection of final designs for our playground D&T structures: we asked the children to reapply their skills of framework, combinations and strengthening; but this time, create a structure designed for KS1 children to use. The last batch were excellent… these are really ‘top-notch’… They were measured to suit younger children and are now more modular and enticing for these children to use. I’m really pleased to see previous (excellent) ideas used AGAIN, and revamped to suit the new brief… be very proud of these, Puffins!

Next, we have examples of our Flag Designs for our invented countries – using collage technique to colour-match resources and apply them to a logical, standard flag patterning. These came out superbly… a big thank you for parents for providing the ‘magazine’ materials! Well done, Puffins, for listening to advice and using consistent colour-match examples!!

We also created ‘invented’ Origin Stories for our ‘created countries’, similar to the stories of Maui (New Zealand) and Romulus & Remus (Rome) – it was a long process and a challenge for some of the children to try to stick within the boundaries of a good Origin Story. Here are just SOME of the best-realised and wonderfully presented examples, that we all produced!

Finally, we used printing techniques (ink on whiteboards worked really well!) to reproduce our flag designs as prints for our t-shirts. Again, COLOSSAL thanks to parents / carers who managed to provide a plain t-shirt, to allow us to teach this lesson!! While the staff in Puffin have gained a few more grey-hairs, the children REALLY pushed to create interesting and vibrant designs.

Here are the photos of their creation… (it’s sort of like a montage-shot the heroes of a movie have, when they prepare for their vital mission!!)

(NB: I plan on asking the class to take their examples home, for this half-term break… so you can see them IRL too!)

Here are the finished products:

Fabulous stuff, Puffins… hope you’re as proud of this work as I am of your efforts!!

(P.S. – I. and T. are the first, proud winners of this year’s Headteacher’s Award, in Puffin Class!! Completely deserved; with exemplary effort, learning and behaviour ALL year!)

Message for Year 5 Parents – Open Day for Croydon High School (for girls)

Croydon High School GDST - Girls' Schools Association

As many parents of Year 5 aged children will be beginning to consider placement opportunities for Secondary Schools at this time, we at Selsdon occasionally are sent information that could help this process. Below is a message from the Admissions Registrar at Croydon High School (for girls) regarding an Open Day that may be of interest:

‘Good Afternoon.

We hope you and your school community are keeping well.

In the past we have been very grateful for your support in sending out information about school events to your parent body. I wondered if you might again be willing to pass the below information to your Year 5 parents who have girls in your school to our onsite Open Event on 30 June 2021.

We are delighted to announce that following the update in Government guidelines, we are able to welcome visitors for an Open Event at the school on the evening of Wednesday 30 June. In the interests of health and safety, we feel it is important to restrict the numbers of people on site and so we will be limiting this invitation to external applicants for September 2022 only.

Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with Mrs. Pattison and other staff members in the school grounds and also to take a short, self-guided tour of our fantastic facilities. To maintain social distancing we are offering two tour start times (5pm and 6.30pm) – with limited numbers in each session, please find the link below to book your place. We anticipate the tour lasting approximately 1 hour.

https://www.croydonhigh.gdst.net/senior-school-open-event-30-june-2021/

Please note, we plan to run a full whole school Open Morning on Saturday 9 October.

Thank you in advance for your help at what we know is a very busy time for you.

Kind Regards

Mrs. Sharon Smith

Admissions Registrar (Seniors)

We in the Year 5 team hope this information is of some help; and will endeavour to pass on any other information, regarding Secondary School Admission, should we receive!

Regards,

The Year 5 Team

SPELLINGS Summer 1 Week 4

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 1 Week 5:

Available

Definite

Develop

Familiar

Foreign

Frequently

Individual

Privilege

Physical

Variety

Creative Collaging in Heron Class

Today in Heron Class we used collage to create our flags for our countries.

Colours in the flags all have different meanings, so we thought about what our country stood for/different aspects of its culture and designed our flags accordingly.

We then used old magazines and coloured papers to create vibrant, eye catching flags.


SPELLINGS Summer 1 Week 3

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are, with suffixes of +ENT / +ENCE or + ANT / +ANCE (to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 1 Week 4):

ancient

apparent

conscience

convenience

equipment

existence

hindrance

nuisance

relevant

sufficient

PUFFINS – A Retrospective of ‘Work Celebration’

Hooray! I finally got technology to communicate with each other, and I can now share much overdue excellence in the work Puffins have achieved, last half-term and this current one!!

Thank you for the patience!

Above, we have wonderful ‘Phases of the Moon’ booklets, created last half-term in Science and Art lessons. We learnt the correct sequence and look of each phase section and recreated this as a booklet for Year 3 to follow, next year.

Next, we have Artwork based on nature: using background stippling over masking tape, then removing to sketch and cross-hatch examples of trees, for a multidimensional effect.

For Design and Technology, we have been extensively planning and organising our ideas for using frameworks to create Playground Play Structures: here, we created models with straws using actual construction and joining techniques. These really turned out excellently! All are sturdy, well-planned and recognisable as familiar playground favourites. Great work…

This half-term, we will be focusing on more three dimensional forms of art: here, we have our truly impressive tin-foil figures, that were formed to represent a classic pose / posture from a particular sport. Once pinned to card, an accurate shadow was added, to give it further dimensionality.

I really can’t praise these enough: the pose and postures are all instantly recognisable and the accuracy and use of shadowing is really superb!! Honestly, Puffins… best art work of the year (so far!!)

And a final example of excellence comes with our recent ‘Heritage Day’: again, a colossal thanks to parents for assisting this venture, allowing resources to be used and spending time with our children discussing their heritage. It makes me ENORMOUSLY proud that my own humdrum background of living in Catford in the 1970s is UTTERLY trounced by the spectacular array of world-covering places the children in my care have experienced or have heritage from.

Here is a world map of the sheer coverage we discovered for our Heritage Day!!

And here are just some of the amazing items the children brought in, to explain and help us understand their individual heritages: from a 50 year flag with a personal family history, to a flamenco costume from the Canaries, to a Bangladeshi formal outfit, to traditional Nepalese costume, to St. Christopher’s medallions, to a plethora of Jamaican flags and costume, to even an autographed T-shirt of Italian footballer, Totti!!

We could have spent DAYS discussing it all… really pleased and hugely impressed!!

Fabulous stuff, Puffins… now that technology has released us, I can now update the PUFFIN side of the blog every few weeks! Enjoy these, and see you on Tuesday!!

Request for Resources: Old Magazines, please!

Music magazine collage moodboard

This half-term, our Art lessons will be covering skills and techniques in COLLAGE, and while we in school have many of the resources we need to enable this activity, we are asking each child of Year 5 to bring in some extra resources from home.

Please could each child bring in at least one, ‘old’ magazine, by Friday 7th May – we will be cutting out images and may need to keep them for some weeks. One should be sufficient, as due to remaining COVID restrictions, children would not be able to share these easily with others.

The magazines do not have to have a particular theme, but it may be nice for the children to have one concerning an interest or passion of theirs…

Many thanks for any resources you may be able to provide!

THE YEAR 5 TEAM

PS: Puffin class may face the ignominious prospect of too many GUITAR magazines, otherwise 😉

Opportunity to have your work published in the Selsdon Gazette

Good afternoon all,

Calling all budding journalists!
We have an exciting opportunity to have your work published in the local newspaper, the Selsdon Gazette, a free monthly publication distributed to about 4000 households in the Selsdon area.

The editor of the paper has been in touch with the school to ask whether any pupils would write an article/poem for the Gazette. Please see below his message and instructions:

The maximum word count for an article to be included is 650 but many of the contributions we receive are shorter than this! It would be great to hear from the youngsters about something happening in the school , an issue they feel strongly about, how they coped with lockdown, etc. The article would be published and I would include their name, age and school.

If this is something you you would be interested in, please follow the instructions above send any entires to the Year 5 email address.

year5@selsdonprimary.org.uk

We look forward to reading your entries.

Best wishes,
The Year 5 Team.

SPELLINGS Summer 1 Week 2

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 1 Week 3):

Concious

Disastrous

Marvellous

Mischievous

Especially

Frequently

Immediately

Sincerely

Government

Parliament

Environment

Cormorant Summer 2 Week 1

This week we have started our final project of year 5: The Olympics. In English we have been starting to learn about interviews, whilst on Monday we had a great time watching the London 2012 opening ceremony (everyone loved Mr Bean making an appearance). In geography we compared Britain and Japan and then we have finished the week creating Olympic mascots! Have a great weekend in glorious sunshine and here are some of our mascots:

Cormorant Summer 1 Week 5

What an exciting end to the week! Today we printed our flags onto our t-shirts. Our countries are really coming together. We have been finishing off our origin stories as well as beginning to try our hand at composing our own music. Alongside this, we have been completing transformations in maths and been writing algorithms in computing. Take a look at some of our t-shirts:

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SPELLINGS Summer 1 Week 5

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Summer Term) continuing to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings (-r- controlled) are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 1 Week 6:

amateur

category

cemetery

curiosity

desperate

forty

guarantee

harass

signature

soldier

Heron Class Week 4

We have had another busy week in Heron Class.


On Monday, we investigated how many teaspoons of sugar it took to saturate different water temperatures.

Constructing our designs for the Year 1 playground.

After designing our creations in Week 2, this week we constructed our Year 1 playgrounds.
After construction we each presented our creations and then awarded merits for the following categories.

Best Structure:
Masood and Elle

Most like their design:
Poppy D and Maliha

More creative

Saffron and Liam

Best Overall
Poppy G and Anush

Great work everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Cormorant Summer 1 Week 3

Our journey creating new countries continues! We have been looking at and planning origin stories this week  as well as creating a flag for each country. Alongside this, we have been exploring national anthems and musical notation as well as creating propaganda posters to encourage others to visit these beautiful countries. Here are some pictures of the flags we have started using collage (to be completed):