Austen Class visited Prittlewell Priory and learned all about the Scratton family - the Victorian owners of the house.
We also saw lots of interesting Victorian artefacts and had a most fascinating talk from Mr Scratton himself (he looked remarkably well considering he is now well over one hundred years old).
Our caterpillars have changed into beautiful butterflies!
We released them in the reception garden and they have set off on their new lives!
In Austen we have very high expectations of behaviour. You should aim to have green cards by the end of the week which transfer into points which can be spent on the Good to be Green trolley or saved up for a trip to Adventure Island. Yellow and red cards are given out if behaviour is not of the high standard that we expect. You can earn extra points by doing extra tasks, showing good manners or helping others and this can contribute towards a silver award.
Please make sure you have the correct uniform. The only jewellery that is acceptable is a pair of stud earrings and a watch. All other jewellery must be removed for school. All jewellery must be removed by the children themselves for PE. Jogging bottoms are for PE and children should be wearing school trousers at other times. Girls may wear leggings under a skirt but not on their own. Children may choose to wear a green fleece, jumper or cardigan in the winter. Please remember that we have a preloved uniform shop every Friday that sells items of second hand uniform for between 50p and £1. Please refrain from wearing football shirts during PE lessons as they are expensive.
If you are worried about something to do with work (or anything else for that matter) then please come and speak to us - we want you to be happy in school and if we know about your problem then we will try our best to help you. Remember - if you don't tell us then we can't help you. If you don't feel comfortable talking to us then any member of the year 5 staff or the learning mentors will help you.
A reminder that homework is set on a Friday and includes: maths practice and a piece of literacy work that may relate to our topic. Homework is due in without fail on the following Thursday and can be handed in earlier. If you are struggling with your homework then it is best to do it as soon as you get it so that you can ask us for help.
Reading records must be handed in daily recording what you have read and ideally be signed by an adult who has heard you read. You should be reading 35 minutes every day including weekends and holidays. This is part of your homework! If there is any vocabulary that you do not understand please write it down in your reading record and look it up when you come into school. Remember to quiz on Accelerated Reader when you finish your book so you can earn as many points as you can towards your next prize.
Times tables should be learned each night if you do not already know them - they are so essential in your maths.
Our topic is 'Do all living things start with an egg?'
Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at how to make our descriptive writing better.
Some of us worked on how a dramatic piece of music can add to the tension when performing some descriptive writing.
We re-wrote a scene from the first Harry Potter Novel adding more description and our own twist to it.
Please check out our performances on the link below.