Class Teacher: Miss Burke
About L.S Lowry
Laurence Stephen Lowry was an artist who lived in England and was inspired by his surroundings and the events in his life. He was born in 1887, and his family first lived in an area outside of the city. However, they eventually moved to the industrial town of Pendlebury in Greater Manchester.
At first, Lowry hated this new home. He did not like seeing all of the factories, smoke, and people bustling about. But, the more he lived in the city, the more it began to grow on him. He was mesmerized by the activity, and he started painting the different images he saw when he was just 15 years old. Painting was something that he enjoyed, so he went to study at the Salford School of Art.
Like many artists, Lowry did not make enough money as a painter. He took a job as a rent collector but kept it a secret because he didn't want people to think he was an unsuccessful artist. Unsuccessful? His paintings sell for millions of pounds today!
Welcome to the Year 5 Lowry class page! We have been named after the wonderful British artist L.S Lowry. He is well known for his paintings of matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs.
We are looking forward to having a fun-filled year with lots of new and exciting activities and experiences that will motivate, engage and develop your child’s learning.
We are going to be exploring some fantastic topics this year such as: Brazil, World War II, The Ancient Greeks, Amazon Adventure and in the final term, Earth & Beyond.
Our aim is to give your children more opportunities to take on roles and responsibilities in Year 5. We will have permanent leaders for IT, Sport and the School Council as well as other classroom roles which will change on a termly basis.
Topic related homework will be issued at the start of the new term, a return date will be given for this piece of homework. Lowry will hold a homework gallery every half-term to share pupils work and we will share this with you through Seesaw.
Pupils are expected to read five times a week, ideally, this would be accessed through Bug Club on Active Learn, however, if your child is unable to access this site they should read their school book. Reading records will be checked each Tuesday and all books read should be recorded by your child in their reading comments book. Your child will also be expected to access TimesTable Rock Stars to practise their times tables daily to develop accuracy and speed.
PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. PE kits (white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps) need to be brought in on Monday and left in school till Friday.
You can catch up with some of our class activities on Seesaw and it’s great to receive your feedback on these activities.
We are always happy to have a chat so please feel free to speak with us at the end of your child’s day if you have any questions or matters you wish to discuss or you can arrange an appointment if needed.