The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A  weekly update of all the exciting things that happen within 5B!



It is important that you read to someone at least 3 times per week but everyday if possible. You or an adult can record when you have read in your Reading Journal. Each time you read, you will receive a tick on your reading chart. When your chart is full up, you will receive a certificate in assembly. Once you complete your platinum award, you will get to choose a book to keep and take home.



Your PE kit should be in school every day as our sessions may change or may take place as part of a cross curricular lesson. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days, otherwise you will not be able to join in with P.E if you have earrings in.


Please ensure that you wear the correct school uniform every day.


Work hard and have fun learning!

5HN Class Blog ~ 22nd October 2020


In English, we have been planning and writing newspaper reports. On Mondays, we always explore a model text and answer comprehension questions relating to this. Our focus, at the moment, is to use quotes from the text to support our answers. Before we start planning and writing our own version of the text, we now spend Tuesdays up levelling the model text, giving us an opportunity to take more risks in our writing in order to develop sentences that are more complex. This is an area we need to develop, as whilst taking more risks, our sentences also need to make sense.

In Maths, we have been reading and interpreting data on line graphs, as part of our work on statistics. The children have found the wording of the questions fairly tricky but with further practise, I have no doubt they will make great progress in this area. After half term, we will be drawing our own line graphs to represent data.

In Science, we have been exploring reversible and irreversible changes.

In History, we have been researching the life of Fu Hao, a significant woman who lived in Shang times. We found out a wealth of information about her, including the fact that she was the first female general, who led 13,000 soldiers into battle to defeat the Tu Fang tribe, who threatened the existence of the Shang dynasty. Her tomb, discovered by a team of archaeologists in 1976, was the first of its kind to be found intact. Inside, was a colossal amount of evidence which has been fundamental to our understanding of life in Shang times. I am sure the children would agree, that this term’s history has been fascinating and enthralling.

In PSHE we have been learning about democracy and what it is like to live in a democratic society. We know that in a democracy people have a right to have their voice heard and to vote on the important decisions that affect their lives. They have a right to live in freedom without fear and to have their rights respected.

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