Year 5 - 2020/21
The Waseley Hills
What a wonderful day we have had! We have been climbing up the Waseley hills in order to give us an idea of just how challenging climbing a mountain would be. We have waded through mud, built some dens and rolled down hills. We have had a great amount of fresh air and have worked our legs hard.
Here are some photos of our lovely morning:
Our St Paul’s retreat day 20.11.2020
We have had a wonderful day thinking about Jesus, ourselves and each other.
We have thought about our school virtues and the virtues of love, hope, faith and patience. We have considered how we can show more of these virtues in our actions and our words.
We have spoken to Jesus in letters and we have also drawn our own image of him.
In the afternoon, we looked at climate change and the affect it is having on our earth. Hopefully our posters will educate others about it too.
What a fantastic day it has been to end our week!
Retreat day number 2 - 11.12.2020
We had another retreat day linked to Advent this time. We had a very prayerful day and thought about the journey that Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem where Jesus was born. We created images throughout the day of this journey and the people/animals involved. We considered how Mary and Joseph were feeling during this time and the struggles they faced internally through questions. We also painted our own versions of the nativity scene for a competition. Let's hope we get some winners for our school!
Year 5 2019-20
This year we have been swimming for two consecutive weeks in Year 5 as there is a National Curriculum standard of 25m to achieve when in primary school.
Over the two weeks there has been an incredible amount of progress and every single child has overcome a barrier or achieved something they may not have expected at the start of the sessions.
Session 1 we had 75% of the children in armbands and by the final session ... nobody was wearing them!
I am so proud and hope that in the future our children can continue swimming and learning this essential life skill.
Dan Callow Retreat Day
Luckily, Dan and Emily came to visit our school again (This time during Lent) with their amazing songs and messages about God and the bible.
They teach us a lot through song and encourage us to think and reflect on how we can become better disciples of God.
This year we looked at, 'The God who Speaks' and studied His scripture. Our focus word was 'Comfort' so we kept this word in the back of our minds throughout the day and tried to understand how God was bringing comfort to us through his words. We decorated some scripture for others to use when they need comfort in their lives and we looked at stories where this is evident in the actions and words of those in the bible.
We have been very fortunate this year to have Francis from the local Methodist church visiting us during the special time of Lent.
His workshops teach us a lot about Christianity and inform us of even more bible stories that we may not have heard.
He also teaches us about differences between the Methodist church and our own Catholic church which helps us to understand Christianity in more depth.
We are very grateful for his dedication to our school and enjoy these sessions very much.
Our year 5 and year 6 classes recently visited Whitemoor lakes. We all had a brilliant time, and made some fantastic memories!
We had the chance to try our hand at:
- high ropes
- challenge course
- rock climbing
- problem solving
- and we even had a camp fire!
Rocktopus joined our school for the day and we made some cool rock songs with them for our school and we created dances and actions to go with some of our songs. It was a fun-filled day!
Years 5 and 6 recently had a lovely time climbing up and down the Waseley hills.
We went on a challenging trek, kindly guided by Mr Cadney, through beautiful woods; up and down slippy hills; round ancient ponds; over tricky stiles and through lots and lots of mud!
This trip has helped us to better understand contour maps and will help loads with our mountains topic in Geography!
"We all had a brilliant day out and really enjoyed our outdoor learning adventure!"