What an achievement!
Over this half term, one of Holy Trinity School’s big focuses has been on raising attendance. It is of upmost importance that children attend school every day, so as to ensure maximum potential in the progression of their learning journey. 5P have a great understanding of this and as a class it has been recognised that we have to work as a team to encourage one another. Over the half term, we have been displaying daily attendance figures along with percentages – our aim is to achieve 97% each week. It has been wonderful to see how actively responsive the children have been to this. Last week, without any prompting from myself, members of 5P gave a cheer when the last person walked into the classroom one morning, since they knew that this meant we had achieved 100% attendance that day. I felt very proud of their supportive attitude.
Since then, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the following attendance figures were achieved this week:
Friday 5th Feb – 30/31 (96.8%)
Monday 8th Feb – 31/31 (100%)
Tuesday 9th Feb – 31/31 (100%)
Wednesday 10th Feb – 31/31 (100%)
Thursday 11th Feb – 30/31 (96.8%)
As a result, our weekly percentage is 98.7%!! I am delighted to report that this was the highest rate of attendance out of all classes at Holy Trinity. 5P deserved their certificates for such a fantastic achievement. Well done all of you, from a very proud Miss Heightley! Maybe next half term we could aim for achieving 100%.
Last week ended on a bit of a sad note. Judging by how Jaws (one of our goldfish!) was behaving, we prepared ourselves for the worst, thinking that he would not make it through the weekend. Monday morning, therefore, was filled with excitement as the children entered the classroom to find that our class pet was still very much alive!! He seems to have made a miraculous recovery!
Since Jaws was very poorly on Friday, I told the children that I would find a new friend for Fiona (again, goldfish). So, as well as the relief that Jaws was still alive, 5P welcomed the new addition to the class!! Of course we had to have a vote on the name! It was voted that our new addition was to be called Sponge Bob!
In our additional PE session, Mrs Jones was unable to take our class, therefore we had a yoga session! The children were fantastic! For some, it was a new skill so they found it very challenging, however, they persevered!
In history this week, the children have been learning a bit more about the different Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. Alongside this, we have still had time to learn a song about Mummification! You can watch it here – the children enthusiastically sing along to this very catch song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn7jTPj4zsg
In our music lessons, Year 5 have been listening to Jazz music, and have also had the opportunity to join in with playing glockenspiels and xylophones. Here is an insight into 5P’s music lesson this week:
I wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing half term holiday, 5P! You have worked hard over the past 6 weeks. I look forward to seeing you all fully recharged, ready to engage in some more exciting learning!