Wishing you all the very best luck in the world year 6! Enjoy! 🤩
Wishing you all the very best luck in the world year 6! Enjoy! 🤩
Kidsafe Week 1 – Year 5 JC and JS
Our year 5 children began their 5 week Kidsafe course today with a focus on understanding Trust and ‘Yukky Feelings‘.
It can be difficult to explain or verbalise how we feel sometimes, especially if those feelings aren’t good.
Sadness, fear and worry can be really debilitating emotions, but for those who perhaps struggle with the vocabulary to explain exactly how they feel, it’s even more of an issue. How do you tell someone you don’t feel right, when you aren’t sure how to describe or even understand the feeling or emotion?
Kidsafe has a fantastic way of providing children with the confidence and vocabulary to do just that: our year 5 children have been discussing those emotions that can be classified as ‘Yukky’ – that moment when your tummy starts to churn and your heart beats a little faster and you know something just doesn’t feel right – Yukky Feelings.
Your child has been given a letter explaining a little more about today’s session; if they wish to discuss this with you further, do encourage it – it means they’ve understood the concept of talking with a ‘Trusted Grown-Up’!
If you have any questions about any of the Kidsafe sessions, do get in touch. Alternatively, visit the Kidsafe website here (or click on KS below!).
The sessions are being led by Mrs. Jewitt, Mrs Gill and Mr Dobson – 3 of our accredited Kidsafe Tutors here at Ashley Primary, and of course, KS the Kidsafe Mascot.
We are all looking forward to next week’s session!
Well done children, great first week! 🙂
Well, what an amazing time we had at Thurston – it’s hard to believe in fact that it was just this time last week, we were all settled down for our final evening in the house.
It has to be said, you all did us proud – it can be a daunting process, staying away from home, especially if it’s your first time. Not to mention the activities, which for some, mean stepping further than ever beyond that cosy little place we call our ‘Comfort Zone’.
It was great to see so many smiling (if a little tired at times!) faces; you really ought to be proud of yourselves! From jumping off the jetty into Coniston Water, Canadian Canoeing/Rafting, Ghyll Scrambling (we’ve never seen so many children willing to sit in freezing cold water for the sheer fun of it, never mind opting for a ‘cold, river fresh shower’…it’s impressive!), to climbing up ‘The Bell’ and the on site trees… You all pushed yourselves, you all tried something new – our motto for the week – and you all did so with a smile on your face and encouragement of others.
We shared an amazing experience; we got to see Mrs H with Herdy hair, Miss Sanderson without her glasses on and neck deep in a Ghyll ( don’t mention the free-fall into the brambles), Mrs Coult paddling for dear life in a Canadian canoe, Mrs Coldwell jumping off the jetty, and finally Mrs Dempsie winning the tidiest teacher dorm award (it was never going to be Mrs Coult… 😉 ), but most importantly we got to see you, Thurston class of 2018 at your finest. Free-spirited, in the great outdoors, and (believe it or not parents), carrying out jobs and chores without complaining! I wonder how many of you have swept the floor and cleaned the dinner plates away since you got home? Hop to it!
We’ve uploaded pictures from the week; although they were taken in groups, some have become a little mixed up, so it has been easier just to put them altogether in one slide show. We hope you have great fun looking back over the memories you made…
From all of the year 5 staff (and Mrs Dempsie), thank you 🙂 .
For those of you who didn’t make it to Thurston, watch this space! We will be uploading some pics from your activities back at school. Thanks must also go to you all for being an amazing team for Mrs Dowens.
Well done year 5. You are awesome.
Calling all year 5 parents! Just a quick reminder that we are currently starting our new art topic, learning about the Spanish artist Joan Miro.
Next week, we plan to create ideas for our own sculptures using ‘junk’ or materials from your weekly recycling – Miro used all manner of items ranging from old corrugated boxes, to twisted up sweet wrappers.
We’ve asked the children to have a think about the type of abstract sculpture they wish to create and bring in the pieces of ‘junk’ or ‘stuff’ they will need – even old hair bobbles, parts of broken toys or shells would do.
If you would like to find out more about the artist and his sculptures to help your child collect a small amount of ‘junk items’, Google ‘Miro sculpture’ or follow this link.
Many thanks in advance – we’re looking forward to sharing our amazing sculptures!
5JS / 5JC
Hello to the future Y5JC and Y5JS!
We thought we’d give you a quick reminder about your Home Access login details for Education City and explain a little more about it.
We all know the upcoming holidays are supposed to be hot, sunny and generally the perfect time to be getting out there and enjoying the fresh air and fun-filled summer days away from school, wherever you may be… But let’s be honest; we live in England! As such, you might find yourself sitting inside some days just wishing the rain would disappear; wondering which book to read now or which Xbox or PlayStation game to pick up next… Boredom might start to set in…
Fear not! We have given you access to the whole of Education City which, using the login details we have sent home with you, means you can play and explore any of the apps across all of the subject areas. Better still, we’ve set up a few cities which contain specific activities we thought might help to prepare you for your start in year 5.
These activities are NOT HOMEWORK! However, we thought some of you might like to have a bit of an explore and keep your brain powered up over the Summer break. See what you think! Some of them might well be recapping what you already know, others might introduce you to some new thinking… Either way, they’ll keep your brain ticking over nicely. 🙂 Simply follow the instructions on your login details letter and you should have no problems accessing the apps.
That’s all for now… We hope you have a FANTASTIC break and are really looking forward to working with you in September!
Have fun – make friends and explore new places, and most importantly; stay safe!
One day left in year 4! How on Earth did that happen?!
See you in September everyone,
Miss Sanderson 🙂
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