New Class Blogs

Whilst we wait for our new blog addresses to be updated on the Brookhill Leys School website, please use the links below to see what your children have been up to during transition…

Hector’s Dolphin Class:

https://hectorsdolphinsclassblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/transition-week-1/

Giant Otter Class:

https://giantottersclassblog.wordpress.com/

 

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Rounding Off Year 5…

Thank You!

What an interesting, exciting and fun-filled year 2018/19 has been.

In addition to the personal comments on your child’s report, I wanted to say thank you to parents and carers for the support, help on trips and swimming, and for providing a good basis at home to allow Year 5’s to thrive this year.

I have loved getting to know each and every child in Panther Class and I will miss them dearly!

Commando Joe

This week, the final session of COJO in Year 5, saw Panther class continue their Roman journey and apply the values they have been developing in a team invasion game.

 

Transition Weeks

Over the next two weeks, Panthers will mix – slightly – with Penguins and meet as their new, respective Year 6 classes. They will begin their journey into their final year at Brookhill Leys. I will take one class for the first week, due to some staff being on the current Year 6 residential trip, and the learning will be project based and will set in motion the expectations for the year ahead

 

Final Few Weeks and Sports Day

Transition

In two weeks’ time, Year 5 will transition into their new classrooms and meet their new teacher and fellow learners. Whilst this will be a sad for me personally, it will also be a time of great pride as I witness Panthers move on to Year 6.

 

Hall Park Academy Visit

On Monday 8th July, Year 5 will once again visit Hall Park Academy for a transition visit. We will walk from Brookhill Leys straight after registration and return in time for collection, as usual.

In order to make this happen, and help prepare the children for their move into Year 7 (in 12 months’ time, we re asking for adult helpers to walk to and from the venue.

If you can help, please get in touch with me via the school office.

Thanks in advance!

Summer Fayer

sum fayre

 

Sports Day

Sports Day has been re-arranged for Friday 28th June 2019. Please ensure your child has the correct PE Kit, including purple BHL t-shirt, in school (as usual). We look forward to seeing you there in support of our wonderful mini-athletes.

All other days are the same as the previously arrange date.

Summer 2 – South America!

What is it like in South America? is this half term’s question, on which all of our learning is based.

So far, we have studied the human and physical features of this vast region, learned about some of the continent’s history and have produced some excellent narrative writing based on our class text, Trash.

Trash-cover

Commando Joe (COJO)

As part of the wider curriculum, Year 5 have had the privileged of spending time with Commando Joe, learning, building and developing key life skills, such as; resilience, self control, collaboration, discipline, communication and many more.

Through an active curriculum, based on Year 5 being a group of former gladiators under Spartacus’ command, Panther Class have travelled across difficult terrain, built a camp, defended their base camp, and had an awful lot of fun along the way.

See the photos of this week’s encounter with COJO, below, and ask your child what the task was this week…

Amazing Writing!

If you would like to know how ourĀ play scripts, which are based on theĀ The Tempest, are going, please read on…

This was written by Jasmine in Panther Class. What I love about her writing is – and there is a lot to love – Jasmine’s first draft was not quite right. So, rather than getting down and being annoyed, she worked even harder and, with a little help, came up with the following introduction. Bravo!

Jasmine's Playscript