Welcome to Year 5 - Bowden

Hello! My name is Miss White and welcome to our class page. Our class is named after Sir Frank Bowden who founded the Nottingham based Raleigh Bicycle Company.

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  • This term's newsletter can be found on the side panel (right) under downloads.​
  • Your child should have a list of writing activities to be completed between now and the end of the Summer term. I encourage every child to choose just one activity per week. I look forward to reading them!

Please make sure that PE kits are in school every day. This is so that when there are changes to the timetable, children do not miss out. This term, PE is timetabled for a Thursday afternoon.

We had so much fun at Think Tank!

Who said homework had to be boring?!

Lots of English and Maths games and activities can be found on the side panel - just click on the links and have some fun!

Don't forget to learn your spellings!

Check out our class page on padlet. Use your imagination! https://en-gb.padlet.com/cwhite72/ikjg0z45jj2d

Check out this one too! https://padlet.com/cwhite72/c8ikwpgni8ni

​Reading and times tables

Reading books and diaries should be in school every day. Mrs Kearney will be checking to make sure you are reading at least 3 times a week or preferably more!

Children are expected to keep practising their times tables at home up to 12 weekly. Your child should know and be able to use the commutative method. E.g. 2x4=8 in the 4x table and 4x2=8 in the 4x table.

Homework Heroes!

Well done to the following children who have completed the following amounts of homework over the course of the Autumn term and the first half of Spring. Prizes to follow...

FIRST PLACE: Harry (22 pieces returned)

SECOND PLACE: Fuad and Sophie (18 pieces returned each)

THIRD PLACE: Genevieve (17 pieces returned)

Take a look at some of our work so far this year!

Exciting investigations during science week.

Take a look at some of our Manga-style drawings below.

These are our Christmas decorations for the school tree!

We had an exciting visit to NUAST on Wednesday 22nd November to learn about Engineering. Here is Ruby's light up Christmas tree.

Fuad and Summer created their own Viking inspired runestones.

Max created his own poster in RE about poverty.

Lydia created her own art work inspired by the work of Chris Offili, who uses a variety of materials to create different layers.

Nadia's poster is all about WWF!

Aqsa tells us why she thinks Muhammad Ali is inspirational.

Jakub's spooktacular poem!

Our class books

We discuss these books in more detail during our guided reading time. Children will answer questions based on different reading skills (VIPERS).

Find out a bit more about Varjak Paw here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/specials/reviews/newsid_3735000/3735721.stm

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March 2019


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