Mrs Parry

Welcome to 5P’s Class Page!

Mission Statement

In 5P we are very welcoming to anybody who visits our school.

We treat others the way we would like to be treated.

We are hard-working and helpful.

We are always friendly, caring, sensible and respectful to our fellow classmates and everybody else in school.

World War II – Anderson Shelter Competition

Our History topic for Summer 2 has been all about World War II. The children have really engaged with the topic and have loved learning about the War and its affect on countries and people around the world. Linked with our class book of Goodnight Mr Tom, the children also learned about Anderson Shelters and we ran a competition where the children had to make their own Anderson. The rules were that there were no rules! The only condition was that it was small enough to be brought back into school. The results were fantastic! I was so impressed with the quality and the variety of Anderson Shelters which were brought back into school.

The competition was judged by Mrs Coyle and the winners were as follows:

First place: Isobel W

Runners up: Hubert and Max H

Well done to everybody!

Science Week 2018 – Exploration and Discovery

We had a great time during Science Week! Every day we completed a different investigation and learned lots of new things. We learned that it is possible to make a paperclip float using surface tension; that home-made lava lamps have bigger bubbles when you put in a whole soluble tablet; and that it is possible to move an aluminium can across a table without touching it by using static electricity. Fascinating! We also made CD hovercrafts and created colourful patterns using milk, food colouring and washing liquid.

On Wednesday, we took part in an outdoor learning day where every class in Key Stage 2 moved round to different teachers and completed a different activity. We did: chalk art with Mrs Parry, Playground Poetry with Miss McMahon, Shadow investigations with Mr Deverell, Parachute investigations with Miss Carter and we made clay boggarts with Miss Read. It was great fun.

For homework, we answered five different science questions every day, which we then used to create our own ‘Did You Know? Amazing Science Facts’ booklets at the end of the week.

World Book Day

Although it was snowing, we still managed to enjoy World Book Day – even though it was a week late! Unfortunately, some of the class did not make it into school on this day because of the bad weather, but those that did enjoyed taking part in some book-themed activities and dressing up as their favourite characters.

Trip to the National Railway Museum

On Monday 5th February, all of Year 5 and 6 went on a trip to the National Railway Museum in York, where they got to see some of the trains they have been learning about in real life.

The children were all very excited to see their topic really come to life. Children in 5P were particularly thrilled to see the Mallard, which still holds the record for being the fastest steam engine in the world, reaching an amazing 126mph. They also got to see some of the other engines they had been learning about, such as: The Evening Star; the 0-series Bullet Train; and a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket.

The children also took part in an exciting science workshop about how trains have developed throughout history due to man’s ‘need for speed’. Some children (and staff!) were invited to take part in experiments on the stage, the children all contributed to answering questions (which demonstrated their knowledge of the topic) and  everybody came away having learned lots of new things.

All the Year 5 and 6 children were very well-behaved and a great day was had by all!

Inspire Morning – Moving Vehicles (D&T)

Thank you to everybody who came to our Inspire Morning linked to our History topic of A Journey Through Time.

The children worked very hard to design their vehicles, which were inspired by our History topic. They did really well considering the fact that they needed to make part of them from wood and that they needed to move. We were really impressed with the quality of the vehicles that were created during our Inspire Morning – the school hall was a hive of industry! People were sawing, gluing, painting, cutting, constructing and being very creative!

Thank you once again for supporting your child in this piece of work. We really hope you enjoyed it too!

Inspire Morning – Holes

Thank you to everybody who came to our Inspire Morning linked to our class book, Holes. I hope you managed to get a sense of what the children do in their English lessons and the high expectations we set.

The children worked really hard and the writing they produced on this morning was of a very high standard, with some excellent character back-stories being created.

Thank you once again to everyone who came and well done to all the children.

Roald Dahl Day 

We had a super time celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Thursday 21st September. All the children really put a lot of effort into dressing up as their favourite characters from Roald Dahl’s books and they all looked fantastic!

We had a great morning making our tortoises, which were inspired by the book Esio Trot, and I have to say they are wonderful. The children worked incredibly hard to create their tortoises and they demonstrated some great team-working skills by helping each other throughout the morning.