Home learning-Times Table Rock Stars

This week, every child has come home with their Times Table Rock Stars login in their home learning book. The home learning this week is for every child to log into their account and practise their times tables.

To help motivate all the children to login, we have created a Battle of the Bands competition that will run from today through to 6pm on Thursday 21st October between Mr Boynton and Mr T’s classes. The class who has more players login and practise their times tables over the week will be declared the winner!

Good Luck

Parkwood Secondary

Year 5 families – if you have started to think about which secondary school to send your child to but have questions then pop up to the top yard next Thursday 21st October between 2:45pm and 3:30pm. Gregg Henderson, Associate Assistant Principal at Parkwood, will be there to answer any questions you have. Even if you have already decided but still have questions or concerns then please come along. He is happy to answer general questions about the transition from primary to secondary. 

The Highwayman

Today in literacy the Y5’s gave some Oscar worthy performances with our freeze frames of the Highwayman. The children were given a variety of key scenes from the poem and they then acted these parts out with some fantastic freeze framing!

Emperor Top Trumps

This afternoon in history we were looking at how key individuals have influenced the course of history. Today, our focus was key Roman Emperors and leaders. We started with a game of top trumps, then we played guess who; trying to match factual statements up with each Emperor!

Reading for pleasure

5JB spent some time on Friday enjoying Reading for Pleasure.

We talked about some new books we had in the classroom (they didn’t stay on the shelf long!) and spent time sharing and discussing the books we are currently reading.

Armpit fudge

We had a fantastic afternoon in Y5JB making armpit fudge! We were investigating irreversible changes by mixing up ingredients to make a delicious chocolatey fudge – using our armpits!

The class really wanted the instructions so they could make it at home again, so here they are!

Parkwood Springs Lantern Festival

The Parkwood Springs Lantern Festival is soon upon us so Year 5 have been busy today preparing a massive spider!

The children used willow to make a frame and then used strong tissue paper to create a giant spider with eight beautifully colourful legs.

At the end of the session the children found out more about what will be taking place at the festival and are all really excited to visit with grown-ups from home. More details about the event are below:

The 2021 Parkwood Springs Lantern Festival will be held on Saturday October 16th at 4.30pm, finishing at 7pm, on the helipad field off Shirecliffe Road, (S5 8XB).
It will be a bit different from previous years, because of Covid. There will be lantern-making, a circus skills workshop for children, and treasure hunts, followed by wonderful lanterns made by the Y4 and Y5 children at Watercliffe Meadow children, music from Treebeard and a fire juggler as night falls. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available.

Halloween Dressing Up Day


Dear Families, on Thursday 21st October we will be having a spooky dress up day in School.  Your child can come to school in a Halloween type costume.  Please don’t feel you have to go out and buy an outfit specially, home made is absolutely fine.

Halloween Gif - IceGif

Reading for Pleasure on Friday!

On Fridays we take the chance to do some reading for pleasure. This week we were looking at picture books and poems! The children paired up and practiced reading aloud with intonation. We had some great performances of some great picture books! We then took 10 minutes to read our own books quietly. The children are really enjoying their Y5 reading journey so far!

Remember the key to successful learning is reading!