Bob's Blog Week 1 September 2018

Date: 16th Sep 2018 @ 9:47pm


Hello everybody, and welcome to Y5's blog!

My name is Bob, and I am the class fish (incase you didn't know already).

Well, it's a new school year and time for some fresh, new faces to appear at my tank every day.

Oh I am happy everybody is back in school. It gets so lonely y'know when they all go off on holidays and forget about me!

It has certainly been a successful few weeks back so far! Everybody seems so happy and enthusiastic- just what I like to see!

The children seem to be settling in amazingly well- with lots of new responsibilities and routines to get their teeth stuck into.

The first week, I watched them take part in lots of exciting activities, including making their own personalised jigsaw pieces and birthday cards for the year.


The children have revisited the school's Mission Statement and Core Values and completed some beautiful work in their books for this!

The new R.E. topic for this half term is 'Ourselves'- where the children have already been looking at how God has created them all to be totally unique with their own individual talents and qualities.

The children have taken part in role play activities and discussions about this- looking at scripture from Genesis about Creation.

Literacy/ Topic

The topic this half term is 'Traders and Invaders'. The children will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons, Scots and Vikings in the coming weeks, but their 'Stunning Start' to the topic this week saw them investigating a murder!!

The children did lots of investigating and found  clues to reveal that the victim was...





The Highwayman!

They will be completing lots of  interesting work on the poem by Alfred Noyes over the coming weeks!


Place Value has been on the maths menu this past few weeks.

They have been reading, writing, ordering, comparing and rounding numbers up to 1 million surprise

Can you believe that!


Y5 have also been collecting a scrap book of ideas for art- as they are looking at the work of the Pop Artist Andy Warhol. They are still in the process of making some of their own, but have done lots of research to find out about his colourful work!


It's hockey this half term, and Miss Davies is very impressed with their hockey skills already:

Daily Mile

Due to the success during Health and Wellbeing week last year, the school has decided to try and take part in the daily mile as often as possible. Here are Y5 taking part in theirs this week;


As mentioned before, Miss Davies is already extremely impressed with the enthusiasm of every single person in Y5 so far, and has really struggled to give out any rewards because so many children have given 100% all of the time. We have lots of new rewards in class this year, one of which is Star of the Week. 

Our first two 'Stars of the Week' in class are Ava and Sam. Well done to both of you!

(pictures to follow)


Thank you all for reading!

Miss Davies is feeling very positive and is looking forward to another successful year already.

Thank you to everybody for their continued support.

See you all next week!

Ta ta,

BOB smiley

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610