Monthly Archives: September 2016

30.09.2016: What are we learning next week?

In English, we are focussing on answering the question ‘Is it right to use the rainforest for its resources?’ through a piece of persuasive writing. There have been some interesting and informative discussions on this topic so far – may they continue!

Image result for rainforest

In Maths we will be continuing to look at the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, but also with decimals too. We will also be multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 100.

Our topic work is continuing to look further at answering the question ‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all?’ Our learning challenges next week include ‘How important is the Amazon to the South American rainforests?’ and ‘How would you survive in the rainforest?’  

Watch this space!

RE: Brilliant Bible Exhibition

This morning Year 5 had a great morning visiting the Bible Exhibition at Golborne Gospel Hall.

The exhibition was so much fun and very informative  – we can’t believe just how much we discovered and learned about the Bible in just one morning!

As you can see from the photos, there was so much to see and do that the time just flew by!

A big thank you to Ken and everyone at the Gospel Hall for making us feel so welcome and for being such great teachers!

Looking at different translations of the Bible, including Polish, Spanish, Greek and even Braille.

Examining 30 pieces of silver, just like those that Jesus was betrayed with by Judas.

Taking the job of a scribe – it’s far more difficult than it looks but we liked the outfits!

Examining a sling like the one David used to defeat Goliath.

Did you know that the Bible is made up of 66 books? that there are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament?  We had to arrange them in the right order  – not an easy task!

RE: Worship with Rector John

It was lovely to welcome Rector John into our school assembly this morning.

We certainly enjoyed singing, clicking, clapping and zooming in our song today. The words were a great reminder – we thought you might like to hear them too.

“I’m going to zoom around the room and because of all he’s done, I’m going to make him number 1 and praise the Lord!”

The story about Superfrog was wonderful too!

SMSC: Fundraising Star in Year 5!


This weekend, Chloe took part in the Cheshire Memory Walk at Delamere Forest in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

It was lovely to see her medal and the wonderful photograph of her and her granny in school today. 

Chloe and her family have raised over £590 for this great charity that is close to so many of our hearts.  

Well done Chloe – we are all very, very proud of you! 

English: Super sentences! 

As we mentioned, in English, we are writing multi-sensory descriptions of the rainforest.

The children have all been trying really hard to include alliteration, modal verbs, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and similes in their writing.

We thought that you might like to read a little ‘snippet’ of our writing so far… hope you enjoy it!

Owen:  The smell of the rainforest was fragrant, pungent and perfumed.

Chloe:  Quickly, I dragged myself across the mud that was clinging to me like glue.  Horrified, I thought about what I would look like when I came out. Would I ever come out? 

Zane:  It was a tiger! It’s fur was like a baggy jumper hanging.  It’s teeth were as sharp a the blade of a knife as it hunted through the Amazon rainforest. 

Ruby: I wondered how on earth I had managed to be in this situation.  Would I possibly find my way out of here? I clung onto the howdah like a parrot on a tree.  Birds whistled.  I scraped around the hard howdah trying to find the comfiest spot.  I caught a glimpse of a perilous predator prancing through the long, busy foliage.

Elliott: Quickly, the rampaging elephant made her way through the deep jungle.  I lay there, in the howdah, trying restlessly to get to sleep.  Would I ever return to the warm – and probably empty – beach?

Joshua: Intermittently, the pouncing rain grasped the rainforest and started to soak the forest.  In the howdah, soaked, I felt like the new James Bond trying to think of an inventive plan to get out of the raging rain.  Could I possibly get out of the rainforest alive?

Jake also wrote some amazing sentences in class today  and we all couldn’t help but be impressed! Well done Jake – what a superstar!

23.09.2016: What are we learning next week?

In English, we are continuing to follow the story of Will and Oona (the elephant) as they trek through the Indonesian rainforest in our class novel ‘Running Wild’. We are all loving the story so far and all look forward to reading it in class.  We will be looking at producing a piece of persuasive writing based on ideas from the book (I don’t want to give too much away!).
In Maths, we will be looking at the addition and subtraction of whole numbers with more than 4 digits. We will also be using formal written methods too.
Our topic work will continue to look at answering the question ‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all?’ Our learning challenges next week will include ‘What can you find out about an endangered animal that lives in the rainforest?’ and ‘How important is the Amazon to the South American rainforests?’
Also, next Thursday we are very fortunate to be invited to Golborne Gospel Hall to experience a Bible exhibition. We will be there all morning and I’m sure the visit will be very informative and enjoyable. Look out here for our blog post about it.

PSHE and Music: Rock Kidz come to Golborne St Thomas!

Wow! What a morning we’ve had with Rock Kidz! It was unbelievably amazing!

We had so much fun with Si and Jonathan from Rock Kidz who certainly showed us all at Golborne St Thomas just how to completely rock out!

One of the two songs we learned today was called ‘Respect You’. The lyrics reminded us that we’re not the same but that’s okay as we’re all special as we are. Plus, more importantly, that’s cool no matter what!

So, Year 5 let’s remember these lyrics….

Let’s get along and forgive when we’ve been wronged.

When you’re different to me – I’ll still respect you.

If you’re from a different culture – I’ll still respect you.
We can’t wait for Rock Kidz to return tomorrow!

16.09.2016: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will be continuing to read a our book ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo. We are loving the story so far and can’t wait to find out what happens to Will and the elephant! We are currently writing setting descriptions using a multi-sensory approach.

Our topic work is looking at answering the question ‘Why should the rainforest be important to us all?’ Our learning challenges next week will include answering ‘Why are rainforests often in the news? and ‘What can we do to help?’

Also, next week we will have a wonderful visit from ‘Rock Kidz’ who will be with working with us all week singing and writing songs! The rock songs cover issues about anti-bullying, self-esteem/self worth, perseverance, inclusion, valuing diversity and respecting one another. We will be recording our very own school CD of our performances which should be amazing! There will also be a concert to share our work which Rock Kidz in the hall at 3.15pm on Thursday – everyone is welcome!