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 5HN!



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.


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5HN Class Blog 15th July

In English, we have been working on persuasive writing. We started the week by comprehending a text, persuading people to visit Egypt, which then led us to develop this style of writing by innovating upon what was already written. The children then planned and wrote their own piece of writing – persuading people to visit Basildon.


In Maths, we have been learning about Volume, applying the formula: height x width x depth to calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids. For irregular shapes, we learnt to count the cubes, rather than apply the formula. We finished the week by learning about capacity.


In History, we have learnt about mummification and the process involved. After lots of discussion, the children then wrote their own set of instructions to show their understanding of how pharaohs (and rich people) were prepared for the afterlife.

In Science, we have learnt about the different stages of human development, with the intention to delve further next week, into the growth (height and weight) of a baby from birth to 12 months.


The focus in PSHE this week, has been on ‘self-image’. We looked at images of celebrities used in the media, discussing how they have been digitally enhanced to give a different impression. This led to further discussions about how this can have a negative effect on others who strive to look as good as these images. From this, the children identified positive aspects about themselves in order to develop a stronger sense of self.


We had a fantastic time completing the three different sporting events for our sports day –the children certainly tried their very best. Well done to the three who won each category.


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