Fountain Primary School

Putting learning at the heart of all we do

Fountain Street, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 0AW

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Emma Walker

Year 5

1st March 2019 - Secret Garden

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We have had a great week in year 5. We were lucky enough to watch a pantomime performance of the Secret Garden. Luckily for us this is our class text this half term. We enjoyed the performance and it has engaged us throughout the week in planning to re-write the first chapter. We also enjoyed a talk from the cast explaining how they put the performance together, It was fantastic.

We have continued to work on our spellings this week in readiness for our test on Friday. Have you been practicing? Please remember spellings and homework will be handed out on Friday.

Ms Powell and Mr Briggs

     

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8th February 2018 - English

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This week we have created some fantastic pieces of writing from our class book Room 13. It inspired us to create some spooky and scary work. We have been working on building suspense. A lot of our year group enjoy scary movies and stories. What is your favourite genre of book?

We have also continued to work on our knowledge of fractions this week. We have continued to look at our topic 'Here and Now: There and Then', We have began to look at the similarity and difference between Morley and Todmorden - where we went on our trip. If you have been to Todmorden could you notice a difference in the landscapes?

Spelling practice will continue to be on the year 5 and 6 spelling list and will be tested every Friday. 

  

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19th January 2019 - Robinwood Trip

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It's been a great week in year 5. We began the week with a special visit from Dr. McManus, who came to school to help us understand our new topic; Here and Now, There and Then. He gave both classes a fantastic presentation about the history of Morley. This included how the lives of children changed through the years. This was closely linked our previous topic of the Victorians. We think the children would prefer maths and English in the morning as opposed to working in the Mills. Does your family have a long history of living in Morley?

On Wednesday, we went to Todmorden to Dobroyd Castle. It was here where we took part in lots of great activities at Robinwood. What was your favourite? All of the teachers had a great time and we can't wait to show you in the year group assembly coming up. We were ever so proud of how the children behaved and respected one another during the trip. The children did the school proud.

Have a great week. 

Mr Briggs and Ms Powell

  

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Aspirations Week - 12th January 2018

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It has been a great first week back in year 5. This week we have been looking at our aspirations. What are your aspirations? We discussed as a class what our aspirations are and how we can achieve them. Ask Mr Briggs and Ms Powell what their aspirations were as children. We researched the life of Katherine Johnson, who was one of the 'Computers in Skirts'. She along with three other women were the inspiration behind the film 'Hidden Figures'. Can you remember why they were called 'Computers in Skirts'? She along with others overcame difficulty and hardship to achieve her goals. This attitude is something we wish to use ourselves in the future. We also experimented building rockets varying the angle of which we held them. These variations were similar to those conducted by Katherine all those years ago.

P.E. remains on Wednesday and Thursday. We hope you've had a great break and are ready to continue the hard work you put in last term.

Mr Briggs and Ms Powell

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Friday 9th November 2018 - Looking for Callum

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This week in year 5 we had special visitors from Leeds Theatre and Education Company that came in to perform a play. The story helped the children understand the importance of family and trusting those around us. We took part in a fantastic discussion where we 'hot-seated' character's feelings and thoughts. Who would you look for if you were in trouble? Who do you trust if you need help?

 

A special mention must also go to the year 5 girls who took part in the football tournament on Tuesday. They all performed magnificently and did Fountain proud. They showed a fantastic attitude to win their final match. 

The year will have a trip to Armley Mills on Tuesday. We can't wait to experience life as a Victorian child! Please remember spellings are handed out Friday, to be tested the following Friday. Homework is also handed out on Friday, please try as hard as you can to return it for the following Wednesday.

Ms Powell and Mr Briggs

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Year 5

Friday 20th July 2018 - Terrific Topic!

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This week we've been lucky enough to finish the projects we began at the start of the half term. Not only have we produced some excellent drama masks, pupils have applied beautiful designs to greek vases. 

What other arts and crafts were the Greeks good at? What craft items could you produce at home? If you were to decorate something with pictures of what was important in your life, what would it be?  

    

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Friday 13th June 2018 - A Taste of High School!

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This week, year 5 were lucky enough to be invited to Bruntcliffe Academy to gain an insight into high school life! The pupils had a wonderful time taking part in English, science and art lessons. We've got even more motivation to work hard in year 6 now!

What did pupils think of their experience? What subjects would they like to study at high school? How might this lead to a career? What job would they like to do? 

  

  

  

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Friday 6th July 2018 - Greek Masks

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Over the last couple of weeks we've been getting very messy with paper mache! By mixing a PVA glue and water mixture, dipping our newspaper in the mixture and then covering an inflated balloon, we're creating the face shape upon which we'll add facial details.

What is the shape of your face? How can you change the emotions you show on your face? Can you practice in the mirror? Why might masks be good to represent emotions? How does the size of a Greek theatre make it difficult to see a performer's face?

  

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Friday 29th June 2018 - Marvellous Maths!

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We've had a very busy week with pupils completing their practice SATs papers. This was to help us identify any gaps in knowledge before we move into year 6, and we are proud to say that the pupils did themselves proud! They are on a firm footing to see great success next year. We spent the rest of our week looking at factors and division.

What should we do if there are gaps in our knowledge? Is it easy or difficult to say "I don't know"? Where could we go to find the answer? How can good attendance help us?

    

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Friday 22nd June 2018 - Fabulous Fountain!

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This week in English we have been writing letters for a range of purposes - to inform, to persuade and to thank. We were especially pleased to be able to write to our Chair of Governors, Alison Carter, to thank her and the IT company Sogeti for donating this wonderful fountain, which is now placed near the entrance. Thank you so much!

Have you got something to be thankful for? If you could write a letter to someone, who would it be? Next time you have a birthday or Christmas, could you write some thank you notes? Maybe you could find a pen friend in another country to write to?

 

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Friday 15th June 2018 - Running Races

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Yet another active week! We're always trying to stay on the move to keep our bodies healthy at Fountain. We'd like to welcome our new PE Partner, Mr Dove - he's been working us hard and it's been so much fun!

What is agility? Why is it important in games? How can you have a positive mindset when competing against others? How can listening to and following instructions help make us better athletes?

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Friday 8th June 2018 - Health and Wellbeing Week

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This week in Year 5, pupils have been taking part in our Health and Wellbeing week. We’ve taken part in lots of active events with Skipping Schools, PE Partners, Dentaid and even the Leeds Rhinos! What is a pretzel skip? How can exercise keep us healthy? How often should we be active? If you could make a sport your career, which would it be?

   

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Friday 25th May 2018

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It’s been a busy final week to this half term in year 5!

In maths, we have been using protractors to accurately measure acute and obtuse angles before drawing our own. We can now confidently identify right angles, which are 90 degrees. We also recapped different methods for finding the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. What is the difference between area and perimeter? What advice would you give to a friend when they are calculating area and perimeter?

We had to use our growth mindsets in English this week, but it really paid off when we were able to write some fantastic ‘flashback’ stories using a range of tenses. Applying key vocabulary and knowledge about the Athenians and Spartans from our topic lessons ensured that we interested our audience and we were all really proud of the final stories! Can you write a sentence in the present continuous tense? Which type of verbs could you include when using the future tense?

In science, we researched Jane Goodall – a naturalist – so that we could create detailed fact-files. We found out that she was born in 1934 and attended the University of Cambridge. She is the former president of Advocates for Animals, which campaigns against the use of animals in medical research, zoos, farming and sport. 

To finish the week, we had lots of fun playing dodgeball in PE! However, it was also a sad day as it was Mr Abosch’s last day. We want to thank him for all the hard work he has done over the years and wish him lots of luck in his new adventure! You will be missed!

We hope that you all have a fun and relaxing break and look forward to our final half term together! 

 

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Friday 18th May 2018 - Sports Day Practice!

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This week, pupils have been practicing their athletics skills. We've been building up to Sports Day and some pupils will be selected to go to Bruntcliffe for a inter-school competition. Now we know how the Spartans felt after they were training hard for battle!

   

 

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Persuasive Writing

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This week we've been making the most of the nice weather and thinking about holidays! Pupils have been using persuasive techniques (repetition for effect, powerful adjectives and hyperbole) to try and convince an audience and readers that their product or holiday destination is the best. By giving each other constructive feedback they've been able to share expertise and improve their work. What will you do for the bank holiday? How could you convince someone that they should do the same? 

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