Times Table Rockstars
As a school, we have signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.
It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!
This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.
The children have all been given their individual login details and were shown how to use the resource.
Just a reminder, details as follows:
Go to Login - School Pupils.
When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).
Then enter unique individual username and password.
Enjoy and practice those times tables.
Term 5 and 6
What wonderful sunny weather to welcome us back to our penultimate term. I hope that you all had a lovely Easter. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. Thank you for attending the parents’ evenings at the end of last term. We have a busy term ahead, as usual. Please feel free to come and see me if you have any questions about this term, my door is always open.
A few things I would like to highlight;
Break time tuck is not provided by the government in KS2. Children can bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time, such as some fruit/cut up vegetables/raisins.
Children must have their full, named PE kit in school at all times with clothing suitable for outside weather as well as indoors. Please note: PE will be a Monday. If your child has ear piercings could tape be provided to cover the earring. Thankyou.
Children are encouraged to read daily at home, preferably reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Children who read at home regularly have been shown to make much more rapid progress. Reading is to be recorded in their reading diary please. Their reading diary will also be used as contact books between home and school.
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 18th May 2022 - St Anselm's taster day for Year 5 students
Friday 27th May 2022 – End of Term 5
Tuesday 7th June 2022 – Start of Term 6
Friday 17th June 2022 - Deanery Sports Day - Year 5 Athletics Day
Thursday 21st July – End of Term 6
Term 3 and 4
Marching to the beat of a different drum
Please find below pictures showcasing the curriculum, most notably, our driver subjects of Music and Art.
World Book Day
Friday 4th March 2022
Today, we celebrated World Book Day by taking part in a number of interesting ‘book’ related activities.
First, we were joined by Year 2 to share our favourite books with each other. It was fun to find out what interests we all have and to share books and authors we have never heard of – this will certainly build on our library of texts for the future!
Next, we had to solve the clues to discover the number passcode needed to escape the library in a ‘Lost in the Library’ activity. This was a challenging activity where the questions ranged from fractions, grammar, modal verbs, adverbs and solving anagrams.
After, we had to find the answers to missing words in the sentences in a code breaker activity. The calculations matched a corresponding letter to spell out amazing book titles.
Finally, we created a character playlist for our favourite book character – deciding on what type of music they are listening to and why they are listening to these songs. What a fun morning!
Safer Internet Day 2022
Throughout our enjoyable Safer Internet Day on Monday 21st February, Year 5 have created fantastic brochures for parents explaining some of the issues that might need to be considered when deciding whether to buy a smartphone for their child using the core text ‘#Goldilocks – A hashtag cautionary tale’.
We had to consider what type of information we might show, how to educate the reader and how illustrations support the text.
Wow we were busy!
Year 5 Class Mass
We welcomed Father John to St. Thomas' to conduct a class mass for year 5. The mass followed our theme of God's covenants. Readings from Malachi: 3:1-4 and the gospel of Luke 2:22-40 supported our understanding of the mass.
Happy New Year. Thank you for all the kind wishes, cards and gifts that I received at the end of last term. I hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas break.
We are very excited about our learning this term. Please have a look over our class curriculum for the coming term. If you have any questions, please come to the classroom at the end of the school day.
A few things I would like to highlight;
Monday 15th – Friday 19th November 2021
For anti-bullying week 2021 Year 5 took part in lots of activities to explore the theme ‘ONE KIND WORD’.
First, we identified why anti-bullying week happens. This week aims to educate people all about bullying and the ways in which we can help.
Bullying is a repeated action – this means that the incident happens over and over again.
We identified the different types of bullying.
Physical bullying involves pushing, pinching, hitting or kicking somebody or damaging their belongings.
Verbal bullying involves hurtful comments such as calling names, teasing or threatening them.
Social bullying means excluding someone, such as leaving them out of a game or conversation, telling others to leave someone out, talking behind someone’s back.
Cyber bullying involves receiving online abuse, emails and text messages.
Our first task was to create an acrostic poem ‘ONE KIND WORD’. We wanted to explain the things that could help others.
Bullying can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone but it is important to remember that we have the right to feel safe; no one should ever be bullied, in school or out of school.
To further help us understand the theme ‘Change Starts with Us’ we completed a challenging reading comprehension.
In order to stop bullying, we all have to make a change.
Another of our tasks was to act out some challenging scenarios regarding bullying. This really opened our eyes as to what the victim of bullying would feel like.
We all promote ‘ONE KIND WORD’.
Meet the Teacher
Thank you to all those who came to the meet the teacher session on Thursday 9th September, It was lovely to see so many familiar faces.
Attached is the powerpoint presentation below showing what was covered during the session.