Elms (Y5)

Miss Tipping

Welcome to Elms

We are the Elms and are looking forward to working hard in Year 5 our teacher is Mrs.Hope







Important information:

Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned the following Thursday (Maths, Grammar and Reading Comprehension – there is also online homework too, which includes Conquer Maths and Reading Plus).

Spellings are expected to be practised regularly over the week.

P.E. is on a Monday – children are expected to have their kit to participate (P.E. kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

Swimming will commence in January 2020 for Year 5 – children are expected to have their kit to participate (Swimming kit will be taken home after use and not left on school premises).

If your child is having a school lunch please ensure that payment is now done through our online payment service.

House Points Reward!

Here are a few photos of this term's house point winners relaxing and enjoying the sunshine today. Well done to the Emeralds for their efforts this term in winning. Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to...

School Sports Assembly

This morning, children in Key Stage 2 were presented with various medals and awards for their contribution in representing the school with year.  Over 200 medals were given out which shows just how many events and athletes we have had.  This has been a fantastic year...

School Games Day

On Friday, children throughout the school took part in our annual School Games Day.  This year's theme was the Women's World Cup (just after England were knocked out!) and each class represented a country from the competition.  Children from nursery and reception...

Poppy Memorial Garden

Article 2: All children have rights. No child should be treated unfairly. Article 12: you have the right to an opinion and to be listened to. Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any...

Cranes! Cranes! Cranes!

Yesterday our Year 5 children, finally took the cranes they had been working on for such a long time to Beamish Museum to take part in a STEM competition. Windy Nook entered two teams, who showed the scientific, technical and mathematical skills they had used over the...

Our flowerbeds are bloomin’ marvellous!

Gardening club are continuing to work hard on maintaining our flowerbeds to ensure they remain looking beautiful. Mr Leighton has been growing a variety of plants in our polytunnel and Rob from St. Albans brought more lovely flowers for us to plant so gardening club...

The Chicken Coop is now officially open!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Today we remembered Mrs Greaves and how much she was loved by the pupils she taught and held in high regard by the parents of Windy Nook School. The sun was shining and it made for a very memorable afternoon....

Year 4/5 Football Champions Again!

Yesterday, 9 of Windy Nook's finest footballers in Year 4 and 5 travelled down to South Street Primary for the annual 6 a side football competition. The team had to play 2 other teams to decide if we would bring the trophy home for the 2nd year running. The first...

Recycle your batteries here!

As part of our commitment to the environment and as a rights respecting school we are collecting batteries to recycle . Hopefully by now, you will have received your recycled  battery collection box . School Council / Rights Respecters will collect the batteries every...

Tremendous Tetrahedrons

Today the Elms, Oaks and Beeches had an excellent session with Wilmont Dixon turning canes and elastic bands into mini tetrahedrons. We then connected all the mini tetrahedrons together and created a tremendous tetrahedron, which towered over everyone.

Year 5s go pond-dipping!

The Year 5 children had a fantastic time pond-dipping during Environment Week. We completed a pond survey and put this data into an Excel spreadsheet. Next time you see us, ask us what interesting creatures we caught sight of! Article 13: You have the right to find...


The Oaks, Elms and Beeches had a fantastic time this morning up on the top yard. They talked about how to stay safe around a campfire before working as a team to start a small campfire which we later used to toast marshmallows and heat up water for hot chocolate. The...

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