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Week starting 15th June

Friday, 19th June.  πŸŒ₯
Hi 5MMG. Friday again! It’s been another very quick week and the weather hasn’t been too bad, has it? Did you find the fog creepy in the evening? I did...πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»
Anyway, it’s the end of the week and time to announce who’s been working hard online. I know lots of you can’t get online regularly and that is absolutely no problem- I just like to comment when I see you’ve been here so that you know I’ve seen all the effort you’re making. I’m very sure you’re all working hard on the booklets I sent home earlier.
So, on to the important stuff...
This week the stars of 

Reading Eggspress are: Caoimhe & Chloe. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Well done girls, you are extremely consistent and are working really hard in spellings and comprehension.  The stadium star for this week is... ScarlettπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰...way out there in front of everyone Scarlett. Fantastic pet.
Prodigy maths stars for this week are: Caoimhe, Chloe, Scarlett, Aodhann, Katie, Conall, Killian, Eli, Eilish, Roma & Aoibheann.  πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»  Keep up all the hard work everyone- not quite the holidays yetπŸ€ͺ. This week’s top performance comes from... Caitlinn! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Remember to send your water butt entries to

 I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I’ll be in touch again next week. See you.

Mrs McGouran

Thursday 18th June.  
Good morning everyone- a lovely day today- the fog seems to have disappeared thankfully.  Thank you so much for the amazing photos you’ve sent in again. Eilish has turned to my favourite pastime- growing plants- I tend to grow pretty flowers because, as you all know, I’ve no patience, but Eilish has planted vegetable seeds and nurtured them - she will have a fab crop in the autumn. Well done pet. Katie has been inspired by the water butt competition and her gorgeous photos are with Eilish’s in our World Around Us tab. Please, please remember to send your entries to the competition address on the instructions sheet. Keep up the hard work.

Mrs McGouran

Wednesday 17th June🌦

Good morning everyone. Hope you’re all working hard.  Only another couple of weeks and you’ll be finished with Year 5! We didn’t expect it to go this quickly, did we?
Anyway, still a few bits and pieces of work to get done before the holidays.πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Your writing task for this week is to imagine you are a young child like Cheru, living somewhere in Africa where there is a shortage of water. πŸ’¦ I’d like you to write a story about what your life is like, concentrating on the difficulties there are because of no fresh water. Perhaps you could read it out loud to some of the adults in your family when you are finished? 
I’ve received lovely photos of Caoimhe and her water butt- they are in the World Around Us tab.  She has also sent in photos of the flowers she has grown. πŸ“ΈGreat work Toots! I’m delighted that the challenge has excited you! Make sure you all forward your entries to the competition address to try and win a prize!🎁🎁🎁🎁
I’m keeping an eye on Reading Eggspress this week to see how you are all getting on in the stadium area- it’s actually enjoyable doing the games, quizzes, etc so, I hope you’re enjoying it too. Hope those of you who’ve tried the water carrying challenge haven’t got soakedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Mrs McGouran

Tuesday, 16th JuneπŸŒ₯

Good morning 5MMG.  I got a lovely surprise when I opened my emails to see photos of the amazing and beautifully decorated water butt made by Caitlin. They are in our World Around Us tab for you all to see. Well done pet. Eilish has also sent in photos of her art work- it’s absolutely gorgeous pet and must have taken you hours to do! Well done. Eilish’s photos are in the art tab.🎨

Following a query from a parent I’d like to remind everyone of the importance of your child engaging with the stadium section of Reading Eggspress.πŸ“š It is in this section that there are spelling, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and comprehension activities which will be automatically adjusted to your child’s ability as they complete each level/ game/ task throughout the stadium.  It is designed to stimulate and engage each child at an appropriate level. If a child is not participating in the stadium section then the computer algorithms have no way of assessing the child’s ability/ performance. The spelling and comprehension tests set each week are merely to continue with classroom practices- not intended as teaching activities.  They are there for the sole purpose of allowing parents/carers to gauge how effectively their child has learned set work. They are not a tool for testing ability.  I hope this clears up any unfortunate misunderstanding. Thanks
Mrs McGouran

Monday, 15th June.  β˜€οΈ

Good morning 5MMG. Here’s a great wee competition for you to have a bit of fun with, as well as putting into practice what we’ve been learning about. 
Make your own mini waterbutt at home to collect rainwater πŸ’¦for watering the plants πŸ’in the garden. Share your creations with us to win 1 of 10  large waterbutts for your school. Send your mini waterbutt pictures to by  Friday 26th June to be in with a chance of this great prize.  

I’ve uploaded a lovely picture of the water cycle done by Roma - it’s in the art tab. Well done Roma.🌈
Don’t forget to measure and record the amount of water in the jug on the windowsill today. The next part of our topic is going to deal with the weight of water. We have all seen videos of people carrying water on their heads. I’d like you all to click on the link below and watch the short presentation about Cheru- a 5 year old child. After doing that I’d like you to go outside and measure 20m in as straight a line as you can in the garden or driveway- mark the start and end clearly. Fill a bucket of water and weigh it- record it’s weight in your booklet. Now, I want you to start walking up and down that 20m line for as long as you can, counting the number of times you manage the 20metres. Try not to spill any of the water. When you’ve run out of energy you can multiply the number of times you walked the line by 20 to see the total distance you managed to walk. Compare that to Cheru’s journey twice a day every day. I’d be very surprised if you’re not amazed at the little girl when you’re finished. Perhaps you’ll be more aware of how much water we waste every day? Take your time and record what you feel about carrying water on one of the blank pages in your booklet. At the end, read on down to the end of the article about Cheru and see the ways in which we can make a difference to other people’s lives.
Chat soon.

Mrs McGouran 

Competition details