Weekly update Class 9

Well, this will be the final update of my time with Class 9.

I have had such a wonderful time at St. Mary’s and with Class 8 and 9, so thank you to all the staff, pupils and parents for making me so welcome!

I am so proud of the children in Class 8 and 9 – they have really matured in the last few months. They are showing what a fantastic bunch they are, and their new teachers next year will be very lucky to have them!

Thank you to all the parents who managed to make it to our class assembly on Thursday, it meant so much to the children to be able to share our learning with you.

I will be retiring from teaching on Wednesday and will no doubt miss the children and all the daily hustle and bustle of the classroom. I wish them all well and hope they all succeed in whatever direction they choose to take.

Mr Chiverton


Class 9 update


This week the children have been continuing with their persuasive writing by looking at how it has been included in speeches and protest songs.

In maths we have been measuring angles and learning how to use a protractor with accuracy. Many children find this a difficult concept to understand and master and this years class are no exception. They will look at this again next year.

Move up day took place on Tuesday with the children having the opportunity to work with Mrs Duncan and Mr Walker.

This Thursday, we have our class assembly. The children look forward to showing you some of the work they have done this term.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Mr Chiverton

Year 5 update


Sorry for the late update. As I’m sure you are aware Year 5 have been working on a project with Mr Walker this week. I was fortunate enough to see and hear the children discussing their work when I returned from residential on Friday.

With move up day and other events taking place, there will be no more homework this term.

Hopefully you will be able to make it into school on Tuesday to meet your child’s new teacher and can make it in for the Jubilee celebration next week.

Mr Chiverton

Residential Day 4


Well, somehow we have managed to dodge the torrential rain and have had another fun-packed day. A few team exercises saw the children creating shelters before attempting to make rope. They then completed a STEM project where they had to plan, build and present a design and project of their own in a Dragon’s Den style exercise.

The afternoon was more physical with low ropes, assault course and fencing on the agenda.

All this after a smoke filled evening, last night, around the camp fire.

Residential Day 3


Well, so far we have just about managed to miss the worst of the showers. Let’s hope this continues for tonight’s camp fire.

Last night everyone seemed to be asleep by 10:30 and were reluctant to wake up this morning!

We’ve had another fun packed day with activities including: Craft skills, Aeroball, Jacob’s Ladder, crate stacking and orienteering to name but a few.

Residential Day 2


After a relatively quiet night in which some children achieved some sleep, we have had another busy day. Archery, zipline, fire building, scavenger hunting, problem solving, nightlining and rock climbing were all on the agenda.

Some of the children are starting to look a little more tired than last night!

Residential Day 1

The children are now starting to settle into their new environment. After a familiarisation walk they sorted themselves out in their dorms and soon learnt how to make a bed. A couple of activities before tea and a couple more this evening before they hopefully settle down.

Class 9 Weekly Update


What another busy week! With sports day, Father’s day lunch and the big break the children have had a lot to do.

We have also been continuing our work on drug and substance abuse. It was interesting to see how many children thought that the most reliable information on drugs could come from their friends or parents.

In Topic we have been creating our own biomes. It will take a couple of weeks but we hope to see our crop grow and survive in it’s own micro climate.

Have a good weekend

Mr Chiverton


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Class 9 Weekly update


Year 5 have had another busy week as the sun shone.

In Literacy, we have started to look at persuasive arguments linked to advertising. The children have shown a good understanding as we have worked on persuasive writing earlier in the year when working on Charles Darwin.

Maths work has concentrated on multiplying and dividing decimals by 10,100 and 1,000. The homework this week is linked to this.

Science has continued our work on classification and has involved us identifying different arthropods and classifying them. We also had a look at microorganisms and we are trying to grow some mould in class.

Topic, this term, looks at Biomes. We will be attempting to create our own tropical biome in class – more to follow.

In music we have been concentrating on Theme and Variation. The children enjoyed creating their own variations of the same tune.

On Tuesday we have our sports day. We hope you can join us.

Have a good weekend

Mr Chiverton


Yr 5 Homework week ending 17.06.2022