Monthly Archives: June 2017

30.06.17: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will be back reading ‘Mapmakers Monsters’ and completing letter and narrative writing. I know the children are looking forward to hearing what Rupert Lilywhite gets up to onboard the El Tonto Perdido!

Maths will focus on fractions – fractions of amounts, finding equivalent fractions, multiplying fractions and converting improper fractions. 

Topic will look at answering the learning question ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’  

Art: Sculpture Design Competition

Mrs Bilski invited Year 5 this afternoon to take part in a competition organised by Wigan Council.  Of course, we jumped at the opportunity! We needed to design a sculpture that represented one of these key areas

– Active

– Mental Health

– Know Your Neighbours

– Culture & Arts

– Giving Something Back   The winning design, to be chosen by Wigan Council, will then be made into a life size sculpture to be placed somewhere in Wigan.         How amazing would it be if one of our designs was chosen? 

PE: Sports Day

Year 5 were very excited for Sports Day today!     We all took part and it was great to see such a wonderful attitude and sportsmanship throughout the afternoon.     Congratulations to our winners today.      

SMSC: Sporting Superstar

 Thank you to Oscar for bringing in his certificates, medal and photograph into school today. 

Oscar plays for Golborne Sports Junior Football Club and his certificate was awarded for ‘distinguished participation and footballing achievement’ for the last season. 

Congratulations Oscar – you should be very proud! 

His other certificate was for completing his initial Jedi training whilst visiting Comic Con recently. 

Who would have thought that we had a footballing Jedi in Year5!? Certainly not me!

23.06.17: What are we learning next week?

Next week we will be completing our summer term assessments.

  • Reading paper
  • Maths Papers (arithmetic and mathematical fluency, solving problems and reasoning papers)
  • SPaG and Spelling paper

Further maths and SPAG lessons for the week will focus upon going through the assessments completed, addressing any misconceptions and identifying areas for further learning.

In topic, we will complete our history unit answering the learning question ‘How did Hitler convince a nation to follow him?’


PE: School of Military


Today we welcomed back the School of Military.  As always, Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their session with them.

We were put through our paces trying to form the plank and completing speed sprint races.

After that, we got to tackle the obstacle course.

What we didn’t know was that it soon became very slippery due to the buckets of water that seemed to appear from somewhere!

It was a great feeling when we conquered the top of the course, especially as it was particularly slippery to get up there!

Thanks to the School of Military for coming in as part of our Armed Forces Week.  As expected, we absolutely loved it!

Military Week: Questioning Mr Quinn

As part of our Military Week, we questioned our teacher Mr Quinn who used to serve in the Royal Engineers.

During his five years in the armed forces, it was his job to search for hidden bombs. Mr Quinn also served in Afghanistan for seven months in 2011.

It was great to see some photos of him during his time in the Armed Forces and ask some questions. Here are some questions we asked and the answers that he gave to us…

Why did you decide to become a teacher rather than staying in the army?

I always wanted to be a teacher, but I joined the army first as I wanted to do it whilst it I was young. I always knew that I could become a teacher afterwards. 

What was it like in the army? 

I really enjoyed it. Training was tough and hard work, but I met a lot of great people and made friends. 

Did you ever think that you would miss a bomb when you were searching for them? 

We went so slowly to ensure that we didn’t miss anything. If we missed a bomb, it could be the matter between life and death so we had to be sure. 

Thank you to Mr Quinn for talking to us today – we found it fascinating!