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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sports Stacking Club

Children in Year 5 & 6 have been enjoying a Sports stacking club on Thursday lunch times. Sports Stacking (or cup stacking) is an exciting individual and team sport where competitors stack and unstack 12 specially designed cups in predetermined sequences at lightning speed! Students race against the clock for fastest times and race against each other in relays.

Sports stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, quickness and concentration– skills needed to excel in both sports and academics. When students are Sports Stacking, they’re using both sides of their bodies and brains to develop skills necessary to dribble and shoot basketballs and netballs, throw and catch balls, play a musical instrument, type on a computer and more.


Y5 Science - Investigating which paper towel is the most absorbent


Year 5 have been learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The children made their own Sukkah from a net of a cuboid. They decorated the Sukkah making plasticine fruits and tissue paper flowers.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Brighten up this Harvest

This morning we held a Harvest festival mass in the school hall.  We wore bright clothes and gave donations to raise money for Cafod.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Healthy eating

On Friday Year 5 were joined by students from Hanham Woods Academy Sixth Form.  The class worked on healthy eating and explored what makes a healthy packed lunch.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

UK geography

Year 5 have been working on locating places in the UK.

Year 5 assembly on internet safety

Click on the link below for a video on internet safety.