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Mrs Kirby and Ms Russell (new TA)

Please remember to WEAR your PE kit in on PE days, our day is Monday, starting on the first day back, March 8th ! We don't have space to store PE bags or for changing now, so you will be wearing your PE kit all day. Make sure it's warm (eg joggers/ jumper as well as / instead of shorts at this time of year!) Full details are being emailed to parents I have been told, about what this should look like! Wear your school jumper if you don't have a separate PE jumper.... Also please bring your own named water bottle as we don't have any to lend due to virus restrictions.

Under the Sea Creatures Information pages in English - aren't these amazing?! Well done all of you...

Year 5 have been Finishing off their "under the sea" paintings . Aren't they amazing ?

This may be useful - Returning to school worries document / story to read through with adults

A few pictures of our visit to new classroom- thanks to our tour guide Sophie. More pics have now been added as our room takes shape, and loads of videos below added Feb 23rd.... and Feb 26th with new pics to show new Park Road Entrance and Exit for most of y5 from March 8th... hopefully this will help you feel comfortable with where you will need to go to.

Videos below of Altered Entrances and Exit routes from 8th March for Year 5 ....


Certain pupils (contacted by Mrs Shaer) will use the Winton Street Gate, due to Sibling pick up : if you aren't sure which group you fall into, please let me know . The majority of  y5 pupils will use Park Road lower gate off Reception playground.


year 5 Arrive from 8.40 - 8.50 Park Road entrance

Year 5 Exit from 2.50 - 3.00 Park Road entrance 


Timings for Siblings groups at Winton street are the same as these. 

Video walk through: entering Park road gate , onto Reception playround, passing the "Pagoda"

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Video walkthrough: from the steps near the yellow bin on the Reception playground, go up onto the Main playground

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Video walkthrough: From the top of the steps near the yellow bin, pass past the 1st mobile on your right with the ramp on the doorway until you approach the second mobile building with steps at the door

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Video walk through :From top of steps onto main playground, you approach 2nd mobile building with steps (and Binion bin!) , which is ours, turn into the white doors and enter the mobile block, going up the stairs!

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Video walkthrough: in to year 5 s new classroom from the outside of the mobiles.

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360 view around playground including marquee , mobiles and main school

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video of leaving y5 block to come towards the marquee for school dinners

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Video of Winton Street gate approach to school, only to be used by a few families that Mrs Shaer has been in touch with... the rest of you in y5 will use Park Road Gate , other videos are further up page for you!

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2nd Video of Winton Street gate approach to school, only to be used by a few families that Mrs Shaer has been in touch with... the rest of you in y5 will use Park Road Gate , other videos are further up page for you!

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Document: How to Log on to Google classroom

Here are some Tutorial Videos to help you get started in Google Classroom. Starring Mrs Kirby !   

The Amazing Class VR Headset Experience!

Trying out the new Virtual Reality (VR) headsets this week! Wow! What an experience we had visiting the Solar System and Mars in particular.... some of the comments the class made afterwards (on Google Classroom reviews) are below. So glad you enjoyed it! (Not included all comments as some were very similar).


It is fun and good you can do so much great stuff like be in an ocean with sharks! Or view the solar system and all the planets I’ve never seen before; it’s like being God!



It was a one of a kind experience!



It is funny when you see other people all looking around themselves, but it is sooo cool what you see when you are wearing them so I don’t mind!

The VR headset should be everywhere.



It was awesome!

Harry B


The VR was amazing because it felt so realistic, especially when you were in the solar system.



It’s like a whole new world!



Honestly the entire experience was good. I would 100% recommend this VR Headset.



I thought that it was amazing! I absolutely loved when I was next to Curiosity! (The Mars Rover) It was just GREAT!



Oh YES it was good!  It was one of the best experiences of my life!



It was absolutely phenomenal and a great experience for me. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!



It was very exciting and fun; it was amazing when we saw the Mars Rovers. It was really entertaining. I had a lovely time watching the amazing videos. We are very so grateful to have these amazing VR headsets . It was so funny when my friends were moving their heads around trying to touch the objects. We loved this experience!



The VR was amazing, it was like it was actually happening in the room!

Alfie P

Some members of the class enjoying exploring the websites about "Curiosity" the Mars rover robot. Websites and links listed below.

Information about the Mars Rover Curiosity and other missions to Mars

Mars Curiosity Rover Launch

Amazing Movie of Mars Curiosity HD landing and on Mars

New: Mars In 4K video created by photos which Curiosity took

Open Evening Video - Ryde Academy

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Here is a tour round Ryde Academy and a chance to see some of the Key Staff. This is instead of their usual Open Evening which they invite Year 5 and 6 pupils too.

Year 5 creating their Space Rocket paintings in the style of Peter Thorpe. Here too are the finished products- aren't they stunning ?!

Year 5 using computers to access Sumdog Maths games. They have a log in which they may want to use at home.

Class VR Headsets Risk Assessment and Guidance

Transition to Year 5

Year 5 English Rich Text plans

Growth Mindset

 We are finding out all about how we learn, how the brain works and what it means to have a Growth Mindset, not a Fixed Mindset.

Use these videos to help extend your understanding.