Thanks and Happy Holidays 5LW!

Remember these little drawings we did!! I found it on the ipad and thought I’d share!

Hi 5LW!

I am so proud of each and every one of you for everything you have done over the last few months, it has been different for us all but I know from the many emails and blog comments you have all been working hard and most importantly doing it with a smile! I have absolutely loved seeing your work and photos and chatting with you via email and on the phone over the weeks! I cannot wait to see you all back at school on Tuesday 8th September:) Mr Turner is so excited for next year!

Another HUGE thank you so much to both you and your families for all of the kind words of thanks via the blogs, on email and in cards sent to school. It really means a lot.

Have a fantastic Summer holidays. Stay safe!

Miss Wharton

Thursday Music!

Morning 5LW!

It’s our last visit to Rob’s Kitchen and this week he’s combining music and art! It’s a lesson all about drawing sound. You will listen to three pieces of music and draw in response to each one. It’s time to let your pen/pencil move to the music!

We hope you’ve been enjoying Carnival Week and listening and dancing to some carnival music!

Miss Wharton, Mrs Brock and Mrs Lennox

Happy Carnival Week, 5LW!!

I love carnivals and festivals! Once when I was on holiday in Spain, they had a fiesta where everyone in the town dressed in white and had a huge parade ending with a big party on the beach. The fireworks were incredible!

Often carnivals are a great opportunity for people to dress up and dance and have fun together.

Have any of you got any great costume designs? We’d love to see what you’ve come up with. Maybe we could plan a big Cragside carnival for when things are back to normal and we can all gather together again….

It’s story time and we have not one, but TWO lovely stories to share with you this week… Enjoy!

Mr Wolff shares the classic Burglar Bill…

And our second story from Mrs Hetherington – Jack and the Flum Flum Tree

Sit back and enjoy..

Mrs Lennox and Miss Wharton

Get your sunglasses ready- it’s singing assembly time!

Sunglasses are optional for this weeks singing with Mr Chapman:) Here’s a little message from him that goes with this weeks song:

Worked on this with KS1 Choir. Finally managed to persuade Grace’s sister, Emily, to play drums with us (appropriate, since it was Ringo Starr’s 80th Birthday on the day we recorded it, and he played the drums on this song by The Beatles), but she didn’t want to be seen in the video! The delay at the start & end of this week’s video, is because Emily always starts/stops the recording of the assembly songs, but she had to get to/from the drum kit this time! Thought this would be a good song to finish with for the Summer; thanks for watching and hopefully see you soon.

Thank you to Mr Chapman, Grace and Emily for keeping us singing each week. All of the songs are available on the Cragside YouTube channel for you to enjoy over the holidays too.

This is a loely joyful song from Beccy too for us to Carnival to. Have a Great Day!!!

Miss Wharton, Mrs Brock and Mrs Lennox

It’s time to celebrate- Carnival Week!!!

This week it’s Miss Frobisher’s turn to do the Community Challenge! Linked to our Carnival Week, and to celebrate ‘Cragside: Together and Apart’, we are going to revive The Chiming Tree in Paddy Freeman’s by the pond. The Friends of Paddy Freeman’s has agreed that we can decorate the tree.

Check out the document below as to how you get involved. If we work together, the tree can become magical again. 

This week I hope we’ll be able to play out more, paint stones for the chiming tree and perhaps try a bit of rap and beat box too!

Last week you sent me some fab emails- thank you! Here’s some of your wonderful work:

If you are out and about this week our ‘Lockdown Take One Picture’ Artwork is now up at the People’s Theatre too. There are some very thoughtful drawings about what lockdown has meant to us:

Monday is also assembly day. This one is about facing your fears with Miss Howells:

We can’t believe it’s our last week- what a crazy time and a crazy year! Please keep your emails and photos coming- we really love seeing them!

Miss Wharton and Mrs Lennox

Friday is Here!

What a super week with plenty of chance to get outdoors! Did you try the tree identification? We’ll have one more community challenge ready on Monday for everyone, so watch this space!

Getting ready for a spot of crazy golf- here comes the summer!

In our last week we are ready for a carnival time! Have a look at the ideas on this week’s theme and try out some upbeat, celebratory activities.

Less formal, with more chance to reflect and pick out some happy times from this year, our Carnival week literacy is all about songs, poems and being a rap artist!

We have two reading comprehensions this week, one on Monday and one on Wednesday. There are three levels with both downloads, level one star is enough for this week!

Imperial units? What a shock to the system! Enjoy!

And here are the answers…

Happy weekend folks!

Mrs Brock, Miss Wharton and Mrs Lennox

Paradise Islands and storytime

Hi 5LW!

It’s Mrs Lennox here… I’m looking out of the office window at the rain-swept playground, and desert islands seem a million miles away!!

Whenever I think about islands, I imagine beautiful white sand and palm trees. Last year I stayed on a beautiful island near Mexico called Isla Mujeres. It was so thin you could easily walk from one side to the other.

Isla Mujeres

I always loved hearing the story of Robinson Crusoe. He was marooned on a desert island for 24 years! I’m not sure that would be much fun – although he did end up with lots of new survival skills.

I also loved reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. I do love books with maps as you know – all recommendations welcome!

We hope your balanced arguments are starting to take shape and you’re enjoying Islands of Adventure! Please let us know how your week is going – we’d love to hear from you!

This week’s story is read by Mrs Westwood:

Have you tried her tree challenge at Paddy Freeman’s yet? There’s still time.. check out Monday’s post for all of the info you need!

Mrs Lennox and Miss Wharton

Islands Literacy Resources

Good Afternoon Year 5!

Thank you to those of you who emailed in because you couldn’t get onto some of the literacy Powerpoints by clicking the links. We should have downloaded and added them instead- oops! A mistake we’ve learnt from!

Here they are for you:

Please do email if you have any more questions or problems. We can’t wait to read your balanced arguments.

Miss Wharton, Mrs Brock and Mrs Lennox

Tuesday Singing!

Morning 5LW!

I hope you enjoyed researching all about the Galapagos islands! If you want to know which is Hawaii and which is Scotland from yesterday send us a comment or email and we’ll reveal which is which!

It’s Tuesday so enjoy a sing along with Mr Chapman and Grace:

and Beccy Owen:

We love this song- I hope it left you feeling sunny and positive!

Miss Wharton and Mrs Lennox