Weekly Spellings Autumn 1 Week 3 & 4

Spellings - Orchard Junior School

A welcome return for weekly spellings! We all need to practice our spellings every week and improve our accuracy, so we will be using a list of 10 or 15 weekly words, staring this week!

We will be focusing on the Year 5 / 6 list of recommended words, that are a step up from the Year 3 / 4 lists, from previous years…

Every WEDNESDAY, we will test the previous weeks’ Spellings List (expecting everyone to score over 3/4 accurately) and will post a NEW list of 15 words that will be tested in your Spellings & Handwriting weekly lesson (so will depend on each class’s different routines).

That will give you over a week to learn them… Good luck and keep practising!

Here is the complete Year 5 / 6 Spellings list to use:Year 5&6 Spellings ListDOWNLOAD

The words below will be tested in Week 4 (Wednesday 29th September):

Different
Breath
Breathe

Difficult
Earth
Enough
Famous
Favourite
February
Length

Often
Strength
*There
*Their
*They’re

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

Just a quick and welcome message to all new Year 5 Parents / Carers and pupils!

Welcome back to Selsdon and welcome to starting Year 5: we are now operating under far less ‘Covid Restrictions’, and are looking forward to a wonderful, smooth year; after much turbulence previously…

Please could we encourage all parents (and pupils, if they wish) to REGISTER to this blog – scroll down to the FOLLOW BLOG section in the right hand column and use a favoured email to register. The blog will send you an email of notification, whenever a new POST is added. We will be adding some of the following information, regularly:

WEEKLY SPELLINGS (around 10 spellings per week, from the key Year 5 & 6 lists)

UPDATES and INFORMATION / DATES (where useful, and solely for Year 5)

Half-termly PRESENTATIONS (where we share the work completed by pupils in both classes)

Possible use to share LESSONS and GUIDED WORK (should more ‘isolations’ be needed by some pupils…)

CURRENT INFORMATION

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DAY TIMINGS – timings for the start and finish of school have changed – doors open at 8:40am, register is at 8:45am and lateness are recorded precisely at 8:50am. School ends for Year 5 at 3:05pm everyday.

(We do understand this is a big change: we are still have some issues of lateness and collection and are now required to apply latenesses as detentions, following the school behaviour policy, as of today…)

PE Kit | Kilmaurs PS – Primary 3

P.E. DAYS & UNIFORMP.E. days are on TUESDAY and THURSDAYS for BOTH Year 5 classes (Cormorant & Puffin). A small reminder that children are expected to come to school wearing their P.E. kit and continue to wear items throughout the day. Also, that our uniform policy requires a HOUSE t-shirt to be worn, featuring the correct House Colour, on relevant days. Here is the school uniform information:

PE KIT for all year groups

  • Selsdon Tracksuit or Royal blue jogging bottoms (Navy or Black are also acceptable as long as they are plain);
  • Selsdon House T shirt;
  • Trainers/plimsolls;
  • Water bottle.

Sports clothing with large logos and/or slogans may not be worn.

Old/cheap trainers are best for work on the field (they will get muddy so please don’t send in expensive ones!)

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AND JUST A SMALL ISSUE… Morning break snacks are still very much permitted (and encouraged!). However, please could we remind that these should be healthy snacks (fruit and veg are excellent choices) and be brought to school in containers and carefully, securely bagged.

Thank you to all parents / carers for their patience, support and ongoing interest since our return; and for your adaptability and push to support our Year 5 staff so far. It has been a joy to return close to ‘normality’ so far… thank you for all your help!

The Year 5 Staff

SPELLINGS Summer 2 Week 6

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

LAST ONE, FOLKS!

We’ve just been noticing a few have made mistakes when changing NOUNS ending in +Y to plural (so… +IES or +S) of late. So, final test of the year will be on examples of these words! Don’t forget to keep up with the practice in Year 6… it’s the same list of words but you MAY be tested on them!!

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

army

armies

berry

berries

fairy

fairies

kidney

kidneys

tray

trays

PUFFINS – “It’s the Final Countdown…”

(Just Mr. C being silly…)

In the lead-up to our final weeks together, Puffins, I wanted to share some of our recent and most excellent work!

Firstly, we have examples of our DESIGN work – attempting to create and record our design ideas for a new Olympic Costume, related to a country of their choice. Many got behind the whole ‘cape’ idea… snazzy!

We also had some excellent Japanese Sushi Menu designs, stemming from our studies of Japan and Japanese Culture – Sashimi, anyone?

We’ve had more children join the ranks of rightfully earning their ‘Headteacher’s Award’. We’re all very proud of your achievements!:

We’ve had much improved and consistent Maths learning, showing excellence in the tricky calculation of ‘Long Multiplication‘. Wonderfully presented too!:

And finally, some examples of the textile versions of our Olympic Mascot designs – using running and whip stitch techniques!

Here we are, preparing templates and beginning to sew up the outlines, prior to stuffing:

And now… the fantastic finished product! These look REALLY good, Puffins! The I.O.C. should ask us to design the next mascots, right?!

SPELLINGS Summer 2 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 (‘+tive’ &’+sive’ spelling patterns) are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 2 Week 6:

creative

assertive

co-operative

abusive

appreciative

addictive

expressive

exhaustive

offensive

attractive

Weekly Spellings Autumn 1 Weeks 2 & 3

Spellings - Orchard Junior School

A welcome return for weekly spellings! We all need to practice our spellings every week and improve our accuracy, so we will be using a list of 10 or 15 weekly words, staring this week!

We will be focusing on the Year 5 / 6 list of recommended words, that are a step up from the Year 3 / 4 lists, from previous years…

Every WEDNESDAY, we will test the previous weeks’ Spellings List (expecting everyone to score over 3/4 accurately) and will post a NEW list of 15 words that will be tested in your Spellings & Handwriting weekly lesson (so will depend on each class’s different routines).

That will give you over a week to learn them… Good luck and keep practising!

Here is the complete Year 5 / 6 Spellings list to use:

The words below will be tested in Week 3 (Wednesday 22nd September):

Address
Answer
Bicycle
Busy
Centre
Consider
Exercise
Medicine
Position
Possession
Possible
Pressure
Suppose
Sentence
Various

RSE WC 19/7

As mentioned, this half term we are covering R.S.E in PSHE

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.


This week our learning intention is: To appreciate the importance of friendships and intimate relationships


As stated in the email sent at the end of last half term, 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.

Please see below the material that will be used in 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

RSE Lesson Week 6



As mentioned, this half term we are covering R.S.E in PSHE this half term.

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.


This week our learning intention is: To understand that menstruation and wet dreams are a normal part of growing up


As stated in the email sent at the end of last half term, 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.

Please see below the material that will be used in 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

Cormorant Sum 2 Week 5

After a few weeks delay we have finally started to create our Olympic mascots! Today has been frustrating as we continued to improve at threading our needles and using our running and whipstitches. Everyone has persevered and shown real resilience. There are some pictures below of where we have got to so far. This week we have also published our Olympic newspaper reports, explored Japanese transport and homes as well as continuing to learn about musical notation and percentages.

Year 5 RSE Lesson 3

As mentioned, this half term we are covering R.S.E in PSHE this half term.

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.

This week, our learning intention is: To consider gender stereotyping and families

As stated in the email sent at the end of last half term, 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.

Please see below the material 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

SPELLINGS Summer 2 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 (‘+cial’ &’+tial’ spelling patterns) are to be learnt and tested next WEDNESDAY Summer 2 Week 5:

official

commercial

beneficial

artificial

antisocial

potential

essential

impartial

spatial

martial