Monthly Archives: May 2017

02.06.17: What are we learning next week?

I hope that everyone has had a lovely holiday and are ready for our last half-term in Year 5! This year is going far too quickly…

In English, we are going to be looking at writing character descriptions and formal letters.

Maths will focus upon geometry. We will cover angles, co-ordinates and translations.

In our topic lessons, we will be completing an exciting music unit based upon the song ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey.

For your information, it’s class photographs on Tuesday morning. Please ensure you’re in full school uniform and have your smile at the ready.

In preparation for Sports Day on the afternoon of Friday 23rd June, please make sure you have a full school PE Kit in school as we shall be practising over the next few weeks for this.

A reminder that our school PE Kit is:

  • burgundy sports shorts
  • burgundy and white PE shirt with school logo on
  • white socks
  • black pumps/trainers for outside

Au Revoir Mrs Jones!

Today we said a big, happy goodbye to a wonderful, wonderful teacher – Mrs Jones! 

We couldn’t let her go before participating in a little Countdown game with some of the Year 6 children. 

Words cannot describe how much we are going to miss her, but we know that in the coming days, she will be having a great time as she starts living in France. 

Thank you Mrs Jones – you are simply amazing! 

Half Term: School of Military Boot Camp

Great news! The School of Military are here again at Golborne St Thomas over the May half term holiday. 

I know many Year 5’s have been to the previous camps and absolutely loved them. 

They’re open to any children (not just those from our school) as long as they’re of school age. 

Book a place online – I know it’ll be a fun-filled week! 

SMSC: LOGOS Dance Culture Day

Year 5 attended the LOGOS Culture Arts Festival at Leigh Sports Village today. It was a wonderful occasion and I know the children loved being part of it.

We performed an Egyptian themed dance as our class topic last half term was all about Ancient Egypt.

We also watched Charlie and Alfie, Alisha and Laura from Apple Dance perform different types of dance for us: ballet, street dance and contemporary freestyle dance. Simply stunning!

All of the class represented Golborne Saint Thomas so well and certainly made their teachers very proud with their effort and enthusiasm. Well done Year 5!

Reading: A Very Tudor Celebration

Year 5 commemorated finishing their class novel today with a mini-celebration all organised by the class… and much to the surprise of their teacher!

We’ve been reading ‘Henry VIII’ by Harriett Castor and we’ve absolutely loved it!  Unfortunately, I, Mrs Pringle, missed the ending of the story as I was out of class – I couldn’t believe they finished the story without me! Needless to say, the class made sure today that I found out what happened as they organised a happy surprise for me to make everything better again!

Thanks to the class, we went back in time to 1547. Tudor-themed posters adorned the walls and we even played our very own game of Pin the Crown on the Queen!   

Thank you so much Year 5 – you certainly made your teacher smile this afternoon! You’re such a lovely, thoughtful and caring class – thank you. 

SMSC: Attendance and Punctuality Award

Congratulations to Chloe today who won the whole-school award for attendance and punctuality. 

She has not only been in school each day this week, but she has also been on time. Well done Chloe! 

I know she was very pleased with her prize, as it’s the only Roald Dahl book she hasn’t read. I hope you enjoy it Chloe. 


19.05.17: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will presenting our speeches as well as writing a Tudor-themed diary. 

In Maths, work will focus on prime numbers and factors.  

In Topic, we are finishing our wall hanging panels by adding paint and various textile decorations. We might also be completing a few music lessons too! 

On Monday morning, Year 5 are going to Leigh Sports Village to perform their Egyptian themed dance.  It will be great to see the dances that other schools in the area have completed with Apple Dance, as well as perform our routine. 

On Thursday, we will be visiting Haigh Hall for the High Ropes course as a class along with some of Year 6. It will be a lot of fun and I just know the children are going to love it!