Dentist Visit to Year 5

This afternoon, Year 5 had a visit from 6 trainee dentists from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital.  They came to Oak Class armed with toothbrushes, toothpastes, aprons, plastic gloves, teeth moulds, plastic patients and the famous mouth mirrors for us to explore.

The dentists set up a carousel, where the children took turns in experiencing all things dentist-like.  The children moulded their own teeth using clay, practised counting teeth (and spotting rotten ones) in 2 plastic patients, took a quiz and saw how much plaque is actually in our mouths (and then brushed it all away!).  We then finished up with a Q&A where the children asked some really interesting questions about how to become a dentist, teeth whitening and even why they use laughing gas.

Overall, it was an excellent first-hand learning experience and definitely something we will all remember.  Thank you Dentists!

 

 

 

 

Instructions and phonics in reception!

Hello everyone!  This week we are learning instructions for how to build a nest for an owl. The children made their own super nests from clay and sticks. They all used excellent listening skills to complete this. You can practise reading it with them at home.

 

 

 

Also, here is a super phonics song to help your child practise their sounds.

 

 

Saving Energy!

This afternoon, Year 6 were lucky to be able to take part in a science workshop all about the energy we use everyday! They took a quiz and were surprised to discover that having a shower used less water than taking a bath! They made an energy promise to improve their impact on the environment and we’ll be sure to turn off the lights when we aren’t in the classroom in future!

Music with Mr Bailey!

Year 6 had a fun-filled afternoon learning to play the cornet or trombone with Mr Bailey. They started off by blowing the air through their lips and then moved onto using the mouthpiece of their instrument to do the same. After some time of practising, they learnt to play a single note with their chosen instrument and persevered to try to hold this note for 4 beats! They are already looking forward to next week’s lesson!

Reception 2019 Open Day Visits

Please contact the school office if your child is starting school in 2019 and you would like to book on one of the following visits:

Thurs 4th  Oct 8.45a.m

Weds 17th  Oct 1p.m

Weds 17th  Oct 4.30p.m

Weds 14th  Nov 1p.m

Weds 14th Nov 4.30p.m

 

Rugby Mania!

Stoke Park School were really lucky yesterday because we had an exciting visit from a Rugby Coach from Clifton Rugby Club.  The coach ran tag rugby sessions throughout the day with every year group.  Each session was full of games and skills for the children to practice. It was fantastic! I was lucky enough to watch Oak Class (Y5) taking part, and it was clear to see the children were having so much fun getting to know the sport.

“It was amazing! I want to do it again!” Said Poppy (Y5).

Clifton Rugby Club players will be running an after school rugby club at SPP every Tuesday.  The letters went out yesterday, so please don’t forget to sign up if this is something your child might be interested in!

Wake and Shake

 

Thank you to all the children, parents and staff who  joined in this mornings Wake and Shake on the playground. It was a fantastic way to kick start the day and there were lots of smiley happy faces walking in to school this morning. A big thanks to Mrs Dennison for putting on such a fab routine. Same time, same place next week!

Year 5 – Oak Class update!

Welcome to Year 5! We’ve already kicked off this week with a bang – delving deep in Ancient Greece, learning all about the famous Greek Myth, “Theseus and The Minotaur” and exploring numbers up too 1 000 000!

Please find our Term 1 Newsletter , Topic overview and Spellings attached below.

Homework is given to the children every Monday and due in the following Monday.  Generally, this will consist of things we have been learning either in literacy, maths, reading or science.  I will explain the homework to the children, but if they are still unsure please make sure they come and see me, or if you would like please pop in and I can explain!

Thank you for all your continued support.  It’s going to be a great year!

Miss Donoghue.

Term 1

Topic Overview -Groovy Greeks

Spellings Term 1

Term 1 termly newsletter

End of Year Newsletter

What a year! Thank you to our brilliant staff for their dedication, thank you to all our parents for their ongoing support, but most of all thank you to the children, who make the school what it is. We couldn’t be prouder. Enjoy the summer break! We look forward to seeing you all in September.

Attached is our end of year newsletter. If you would like a paper copy, they will be available from the office from the first day back.

End of year newsletter