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We are all very excited about the new school year, especially as we are now almost the oldest in the school!


Please enjoy our class page and we hope that you enjoy looking through our photographs from the many activities that we have already experienced at St Walburga's and what we will experience this year in 5JR with Mr Richardson, Mr Sparks and Mrs Thorne.


Please feel free to come and visit the classroom to see what the 5JR team are getting up to!





During School Sports Week 2018, we not only went to Activate Trampoline Park but also received our first Yoga lesson from our instructor Rebecca. She was great and we got to relax, meditate and learn a variety of yoga poses. It wasn't as easy as it looks... We would like to say a big thank you to Rebecca for coming to teach us as we all had a fantastic time!





On Tuesday 1st May, 5JR visited SafeWise in Bournemouth. SafeWise provides realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip our children with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live active, fulfilling and safer lives in stronger communities. Through practical education in realistic scenarios, they aim to increase the awareness of safety and develop key life skills, encourage visitors to develop personal confidence and to think for themselves, promote teamwork and shared values, and encourage, safer, healthier and more active lifetyles. We had a fantastic day and learnt lots from the brilliant instructors, here are a few photos to show what we got up to!


Greek Myths



On Monday 11th December, 5JR performed their Greek Myths to their parents. The children were randomly split up into three groups at the start of this half-term and have spent every moment since then rehearsing their dramas, making props and painting backdrops. This was certainly the fab finish to our Glorious Greeks topic! 

Thank you to all those who came to watch.


Winchester Science Centre

and Planetarium



Today 5JR went to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium for an action packed and fun filled day all about 'Earth and Space'. Before we did any of the activities that were planned for us, we were allowed to have a look around the different exhibits that the centre had to offer, these were very hands on (see pictures for evidence!).


Following this, we then went into the planetarium for a  presentation and talk about 'Earth and Space'. This was fantastic and the scientist who talked to us was very informative. By the time this had ended we were all very hungry and ready for lunch. After our lunch, we then went into a science laboratory to complete a range of experiments that were linked to space.


The whole of our class would like to thank Mr Watkins for organising such an amazing trip! 


Anti-Bullying Week 2017



Earlier in the week, 5JR wrote their own articles for the school newsletter, offering advice for those affected by bullying. Today they wrote and performed their own slam poetry to the rest of the class. Their poems delivered strong messages from different perspectives and this showed just how creative our class is!


Anti-Bullying Week Slam Poetry- Faith

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Anti-Bullying Week Slam Poetry- Ethan

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Anti-Bullying Week Slam Poetry- Ciara

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Transfer News



5JR have made a last minute signing and we are pleased to introduce her to you. Ciara has joined St Walburga's from Christ The King on a two year contract (until Year 6) and I'm sure everyone will be trying their best to help her settle in here. She has certainly impressed us all with her Roman Numerals knowledge so far and we look forward to working with her as part of the 5JR team. 


Ancient Greek Vase Making



In Design Technology, 5JR have been making their own Ancient Greek vases. They began by blowing up a balloon and covering three quarters of it in papier-mache. Once they had applied three layers of this, they popped the balloon and began to paint them. Have a look at how we are getting on so far.

5JR Ancient Greek Vase Making




On Thursday 5th October, 5JR were visited by the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust. David, one of the coaches, came to talk to us about 'Respect' and how we should treat others in the way that we would like to be treated ourselves. We discussed what this might look like on the football pitch, e.g. a handshake after a game, but most importantly we looked at how we can be respectful in our everyday lives. 5JR would like to thank David for a really interesting and fun afternoon. 

National Fitness Day



On Wednesday 27th September 5JR were visited by two sports coaches from BH Live. They visited us as part of National Fitness Day and to play a number of exciting sports games with us. We had a great time playing all of the new games we learnt but our favourites were 'Triangle-Tag' and 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Cones'. Check out the photos below to see for yourself what we got up to!

Being Me In My World



5JR's Jigsaw lessons this term are all based upon the theme of 'Being Me In My World' and in our last lesson, we learnt about the rights and responsibilities we have. To celebrate this, we have also been thinking about how we can make our school community a better place. Here are a few of our ideas and we have to see how many of these we can achieve throughout the school year.


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