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  • 24
    Sep

    Bring A Bulb

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Please could all children bring a bulb to school on Tuesday 22nd October. The children will all be planting their bulbs in the large planters at the front of the school. We are hoping to create a beautiful Spring surprise with lots of different flowers and colours. Thank you very much.
  • 04
    Sep

    Year 5 Welcome Letter Autumn Term 2019

    Posted by Miss A Lanceley
    Please see welcome letter for important information about Year 5 on the Year 5 Class page. Thank you.
  • 03
    Sep

    Outdoor Learning!

    Posted by Miss A Lanceley
    Year 5 will be going to the school woods for their learning on Thursday 6th September. Please can they bring long sleeve change of clothes (that can get muddy), a waterproof coat and wellies. Thank you.
  • 01
    Sep

    Welcome Back

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Wow! What a fantastic summer break we've had; time to relax and to make special memories with families and friends. All of the teaching staff in Year 5 are refreshed and ready to go and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the children into school on Wednesday. We have been busy planning fun and engaging activities for the children and we are excited about playing a part in the next step of their learning journey. A class letter will be sent out over the next few days, giving you all the information that you should need. Please do not hesitate in contacting the school office if you have any enquiries and questions. We look forward to seeing you all over the next few weeks.
  • 01
    Sep

    AGES AGO

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Our topic for Term 1 is AGES AGO (The Stone Age to the Iron Age). If you have any resources/artefacts to support the teaching and learning of this topic then we would be grateful if we could borrow them. Likewise, if you have an interest in any of these periods of history, then please see one of the Year 5 teaching staff. We always welcome ideas from parents and family members. Our focus will be the Stone Age for the first two weeks, so dig out any mammoth bones you may have lying around, and brush off any ancient furs and send them in.
  • 19
    Jul

    Summer Holidays

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Firstly, I would like to say thank you for the wonderful gifts and cards that came pouring in Thursday and Friday for me, I definitely won't be buying any chocolate any time soon! It's been a fantastic year teaching all your children and I'm already planning how to make their last year at Berkeley a cracking one! I wish everyone a relaxing break and look forward to hearing all about the holidays and days out in September. Some paperwork has come home for the Summer and this is optional, however it will be a good boost for year six. If anyone does find themselves bored on a rainy day (unlikely I know), there is some work on My Maths, times tables rockstars and the Summer Reading Bingo sheet to complete. Hopefully, all children have come home with at least one book to read over the Summer. I also mentioned the library 'Summer Space Chase' which is happening at the local library. Get down there and have a look one day, especially if children have finished their books! Most of all, have fun, make lots of memories and photos of holidays/days out are always welcome in September!
  • 14
    Jul

    School Prefects

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The time has come for the current Year 5s to consider whether they would like to be School Prefects in Year 6. Applicants must write and post a letter to school or email to slt@berkeley.gloucs.sch.uk by July 24th. The letter should be addressed to Miss Robbins and Mrs Vizard. The letter should include what you think makes a good prefect and the skills that you think you have that suit the role.
  • 14
    Jul

    End of Term Clear Out!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Please can each child bring in a large sturdy bag for life this week ready to bring books and various bits home at the end of the week. Also if any children have borrowed a reading book from the classroom and are finished with it, please can it be brought back in this week. Also, if any children want to borrow some reading books for the Summer holiday, they are welcome to have a look in the class library and Bertie The Bus. I have already started building my own 'To be read pile' while we enjoy the holidays.
  • 13
    Jul

    Lung Capacity

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In maths we have been looking at volume and capacity, so we had a go at measuring our lung capacity. We are investigating into whether being taller will result in having a greater lung capacity. To do this they children had to fill bottles with water and then blow through a pipe to fill the bottle with as much as air as possible. We had some interesting results which we will investigate next week.
  • 13
    Jul

    A night in the Amazon Rainforest

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Stranded in the rainforest with nothing to eat, drink or keep you protected from the harsh weather conditions. How do you make it through the night? Children have been collecting various twigs and leaves to build a miniature shelter that could protect them from rain in the Amazon. The children drew designs and some had to make changes to these plans after realising it would not work. We allowed them to use saws and string as they would probably be able to use vines to tie in real life. Some children have managed to create some well thought out shelters that would serve them well should they ever find themselves stranded in a rainforest!