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.
The wellbeing of our children is also at the forefront of our learning this year, and we will be doing lots of activities each day to ensure your children are happy and comfortable whilst at school.
Topic related homework will be issued at the beginning of each new half term, for which we encourage pupils to be as creative as possible! At the end of the half term, we will hold a homework gallery for pupils to share their projects and, if preferred, pupils can even upload their work straight to Seesaw to share in class.
Pupils are expected to read five times a week, through both Active Learn and their home reading book. Reading records will be checked at least once a week during your child’s Guided Reading session and all books read (including those read for pleasure) should be recorded by your child in their reading comments. Your child will also be expected to access TimesTable Rock Stars to practise their times tables daily in order to develop accuracy, speed and confidence.
PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. On these days, children should come into school wearing their PE kits (white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and pumps/trainers depending on weather conditions). Please ensure all items of your children’s clothes are clearly labelled.
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.