Crew building!

Our class crew enjoyed a wonderful first week back engaging in a range of exciting team building activities! One of these activities was a STEM task where the children were challenged to design a table out of newspaper that was at least 20cm high and capable of holding at least one dictionary. In true NJS style, our crew smashed their goal and created a table that held an impressive FIVE dictionaries! Excellent team work 5RS – what a great start to the year!

🎶🎵🎤 Young Voices 2022 🎶🎵🎤

What a fabulous time we all had at the long anticipated Young Voices concert in Sheffield Arena last week. Each and every child was an absolute credit to our school and all sang with such passion. The dances moves weren’t too bad either! 😎 Massive thanks to all the staff who accompanied us too!

Happy, Healthy Me

The summer term has got off to an exciting start with year 5’s immersion into their new expedition: Happy, Healthy Me. Over the course of this week, the children have been getting active (setting new 1 mile PBs and investigating their heart-rate recovery time after exercise), in addition to blind-tasting a range of healthy and unhealthy products and creating some fantastic plague doctor artwork (the focus of our first case study). What a fantastic start to our final expedition!

Who? With what? And where?

Maths lessons are far more enjoyable when they include a murder mystery! This week, y5 put their investigative skills to the test to solve the mystery of who murdered the young millionaire, Henry Baskerville, following a dinner party at Baskerville Hall. Our young detectives had to calculate the perimeter of all the rooms in the hall in order to generate an 8-digit code, which opened the padlocked journal of the murderer. Who needs Sherlock Holmes with y5 on the case!

Digital Leaders visit XP!

As part of their training, NJS’ newly appointed Digital Leaders visited XP today to learn more about their role and how they can help not only their peers but the staff as well.

The children were divided into groups and asked to find answer to the ‘fantastic problem’: school staff lacking the confidence or knowledge to use new technology or apps in the classroom. After collating ideas and a rationale for why we need DLs, the children presented their ideas to their peers from other schools, an audience of at least 100! Well done to all involved! 👍🏼

Y5 Celebration of Learning

This week, the children’s hard work during their first expedition, The Magic of Motion, was acknowledged by their celebration of learning presentation, which also gave the pupils the opportunity to unveil their final product: an information board that will be displayed at one of the local train stations. Throughout the event, all of the students in 5RS demonstrated impressive presentation skills. They were extremely mature and spoke knowledgably with great confidence, which was wonderful to observe!