The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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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 5M!



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!

Class Blog 17th June 


This week we were in our Hilltop bubble. 


We looked at addition and subtraction skills in maths and used them to help solve a variety of problems. 


In English, we produced a newspaper report surrounding the mysterious events of Tutankhamun and the scientists that discovered his tomb. We have started reading 'The Secrets of the Sun King' by Emma Carroll to help inspire us. 


Within our history topic, we continued the theme of Ancient Egypt and began to think about Howard Carter and his role in the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. 


On Friday we made our way to Hilltop. 

Class Blog - 27th May 


This week we have been looking at the properties of shape in maths. We have focused mainly on two-dimensional shapes. We have studied sides, vertices, angles and parallel lines. Our understanding has most definitely improved this week. 


In English, we have finished our studies of Kensuke's Kingdom by pretending we are estate agents. Within our work, we have produced persuasive adverts attempting to sell the island. 


We have also looked in some depth at subordinate clauses and how they can help to elevate our writing. 


We rounded off our studies of mountains with some map work - specifically how to use grid references to find locations on an Ordnance Survey map. 


Enjoy half term!  



Class Blog 21st May 


Another week has passed and we have covered a lot in 5M. 


We continued working on time in maths. This included converting between 12 and 24 hour clocks as well as timetables. We showed great resilience in tackling concepts that we found tricky. 


In English we looked at elevating character descriptions by including emotion within our writing. We managed to produce some very emotive pieces of writing. 


We attempted to produce some artwork inspired by the character of Kensuke in 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. We drew cherry blossoms and will attempt to add colour in the coming week. 


Also, we had to send the sunflowers home a week early as they grew so quickly! 


Class Blog 14th May 


The weeks seem to be disappearing very quickly! 


We have written some excellent persuasive adverts based on a visit to our own imagined kingdoms. We are trying to put together a travel brochure that we upload to this page so you can read it. 


In maths, we have been working our way through telling time.  Time is always tricky, but we have worked very hard. 


We produced lovely pieces of art work based on 'The Great Wave' by Japanese artist Hokusai. We will try to display these in the classroom window so that you can enjoy them at pick up time. 


In R.E., we have begun to think about why Sikhs consider the Guru Granth Sahib to be important. 


In other news, the sunflowers are growing very quickly. If possible, they will be coming home soon for planting.





Class Blog 6th May 


We had another busy week this week. 


We have been learning how to use place value columns to help us add and subtract accurately. 


In English, we wrote diary entries based on Kensuke's Kingdom.  


We have continued to study mountains this week, looking at adventurers that have tackled Mount Everest


We had another session with our visitor from West Ham and used exercise to help us think about how we can make challenging decisions whist keeping our concerns in check. 

Class Blog April 27th 


Despite only having four days in school this week, we have managed to get plenty of learning under our belts.


We have spent time writing letters to Michael (the main character in Kensuke's Kingdom). We really focused on using emotive language and had a lot of success. 


We continued to look at addition and subtraction methods, even attempting some problem solving questions. Our accuracy has definitely improved. 


Within geography, we looked at how old the Cambrian mountains in Wales are. Did you know they are thought to be between 400 and 500 million years old?


Even though we had quite a lot of rain this week, we decided to plant some sunflowers. We are hoping that our seeds will germinate and begin to grow so that we take them home at half term and plant them. 



Class Blog 22nd April 


We had a fantastic week this week. 


We have been learning how to use long multiplication methods accurately and applying them to various problem solving situations. 


In English, we wrote narratives based on Kensuke's Kingdom.  


We have continued to study mountains this week, specifically the location of some of the most well-known and how fold mountains are formed. 


We were lucky enough to have a visitor from West Ham United who came to help us think about our wellbeing and suggest ways that exercise can help as remain positive. 



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