Year 5

Eggscellent Enrichment!

As Easter draws near, Phase 3 came to the end of their spring enrichment programme, with a few new, or improved life skills under their belts! 

Here is a flavour of what they have been up to......... 



Survival skills have made it through in one piece and celebrated with hot chocolate! 



Comic book artists have created some fantastic characters and storylines........beware Batman!! 



The drama group have amazed Mrs Tuson with their imagination. Can you guess which props from Harry Potter they are creating? 


Outside, traditional games have been enjoyed by many. 


Clocks have been designed and painted, with a special memory from each child.



The board games group began a bit of a chess competition! 


Amazing artists in both enrichment art groups have learnt new techniques and finished with work to be proud of.


They can't wait to see what the summer term has to offer! 

5BJ Class Assembly

5BJ entertained parents, carers, grandparents and Phase 3 this morning, with their knowledge of information texts, Harry Potter Studios and the Globe Theatre.


The children delivered a humorous introduction, about their trip to London, (...... sorry Jack, I mean Watford!).


The assembly was incredibly informative and showcased a range of writing, such as poems and information texts.......


IMG_4726.JPG well as information via amazing IT presentations and trailers.


Finally, it was quiz time!  


Had all of the parents and children been paying attention to all the facts? 


Thank you 5BJ for a fabulous start to a Tuesday morning! 

Communication, cooperation and teamwork.

Phase 3 drama games enrichment group is excelling with these specific life skills this term, using them to improvise in a variety of games.

Ten second objects

Can you spot the fish tank? The cooked breakfast? The record player? The hot drink? 



Sit, stand, lie

The children were given a scene to create, without talking, each becoming an object or character, in a standing, sitting or lying position.

At the doctor's surgery...... 



.......the doctor can't decide who to treat first- the man having a heart attack, or the pregnant lady! 

At the supermarket........ 

IMG_4674.JPG's hard to push one child in the trolley, whilst the other child is having a tantrum on the floor! 


Year 5 Challenge Day at Macclesfield Academy

Someone 'borrowed' the Academy Rock Van over the summer holidays.  

Who were they? 



Year 5 used their Spanish skills to work out the main suspect. 

Where did the van go? 


 Geography knowledge put to the test.

Geography knowledge put to the test.

What was the van used for? 



Mathematic puzzles needed to be solved, as a team, to collect vital pieces of information. 



Brain food was provided by the Academy, to keep us going!


After lunch, Year 5 teams collated all their group information and carefully began to write a crime report. 



Finally, each team presented their report.

Had they solved the crime?




Yes, they did! 

Year 5 and 6 race to victory!

Our year 5 and 6 cross country runners romped to victory in their first cross country meet of the season. In very wet and miserable conditions, they all ran brilliantly against sixteen other schools to score 1st place for the girls team and a very close 3rd place for the boys. Our best school performance to date so well done everyone who represented the school. Those hill reps in South Park must be working!!

Final placings in the race were as follows

Lucy (2), Dot (7), Yasmin (20), Mikayla (33), Tilly (62), Astrid (63)

Noah (7), Calum (12), Hamish (16), Freddy (32), Daniel (36), Adam (47)

 The girls at the start.

The girls at the start.

 Pre-race photo for the boys.

Pre-race photo for the boys.

Macclesfield athletics event

On Wednesday 5th of July a team of year 5 athletes, along with two year 4 athletes competed against other schools in Macclesfield in the annual district athletics event. This event is predominantly competed in by Year 6 athletes. However we were unable select our Year 6's, meaning some of our athletes had to compete in age groups above. 


On the night we were unable to claim any medals but we did have children make it through the heats and into the finals; putting themselves in with a chance of a medal. 

Both Caitlin Wood and Luke Yusuf Short made into the final of the Y4 girls and boys 60 meters sprint.

Lucy Dykins made it through to the final of the Y5 girls 60 metres sprint.

Dot Bodimeade made it through to the final of the Y6 girls 80 metre sprint- finishing an excellent 5th place. 

The girls relay team also made it through their heat to the U11 girls relay final.

There is a lot of talent amongst this group of pupils. Our team spirit and enthusiasm shone through as ever and the children are already ear-marking this as a key sporting event next year.

Well done guys! Next year we will bring home the trophy!

Kwik cricket

There was a girls Kwik cricket tournament at the Macclesfield cricket club on Friday 23rd of June 2017 . We all had lots of fun and we played some excellent cricket: with some good bowling, tactical batting and stunning fielding. We played well but overall we finished 4th out of 6 teams . Yasmin, Lucy, Skye, Hattie and Dot from Year 5; Millie, Rebecca, Rose, Katarina and Chloe M from Year 6 were the team that competed.

This is what we were awarded: 

 A certificate to celebrate our achievements. We are already looking forward to next years events! 

A certificate to celebrate our achievements. We are already looking forward to next years events! 


Over the past few weeks, year 5 have been very lucky to have the wonderful Mr Rodgers from Macclesfield Academy come in and teach them dance routines. 

So far, we have learnt five dances and we are working hard to perfect them.



The show we are performing in is called Grease! The evening show will be on the 7th of July and tickets will be on sale from Monday 12th June  available  from the school office.

'Fun, challenging and exciting!' says Robyn in year 5 

'I am really looking forward to the performance and I hope that parents will come and watch!' says Yasmin in year 5.  




We hope that all parents will come and watch the performance as the children have been working really hard! 

Quad Athletics at Macclesfield Academy


This afternoon 10 children from year 5 competed in 4 different athletics events; 75m sprint, 600m run, standing long jump and vortex mega howler throw. The team performed really well winning three of the four events- after each child's best score was combined. Team Parkroyal left with medals around their necks, which they are all very proud of.



And they're off! Determination, acceleration and focus as the girls 75m sprint begins. 




After Noah threw the mega howler a staggering 42 metres, the Macclesfield Academy leaders prepare to move the boundary for us!  

Just a little damp......

Wednesday's inter school cross country championships brought rain, rain, mud and more rain. Those wanting to brave the conditions gave an outstanding performance in what only can be described as swamp conditions. 

Only the top 3 finishers from each school scored points, but every runner who took part from Parkroyal improved on their finishing places from last week. The top 3 finishers were as follows

Y3/4 girls  -  Tilly 68  Rosalynn 69

Y3/4 boys  -  Hamish 17  Ollie 37  Freddie 46

Y5/6 girls  -  Lucy 15  Dot 23  Yasmin 52

Y5/6 boys  -  Milton 16  Calum 46  Adam 54

A HUGE well done to all the runners - we were so proud of you running in such horrible conditions and still coming through the finish line with a smile!

 Y5/6 boys team

Y5/6 boys team

Cheshire and Warrington hockey finals

On Thursday 16th March our fantastic hockey team represented Macclesfield in the Level 3 finals competition. This event was a culmination of local and regional qualifiers. This meant that today it was the best of the best competing. After a slow start, losing the opening two goals by a one goal margin, the team kicked into gear and recorded a comprehensive 4-1 win against a school from Crewe. They then followed this with a draw (in a game they should have won). Unfortunately the final three group games ended in narrow defeats, which meant that on this occasion we were unable to progress further. The standard of hockey was extremely high and as a team we played really well. The team can be proud of the journey it has been on and consider themselves winners for making it all the way to this elite level of competition. 



A quick warm up ahead of the next fixture. 



Action shot- the level of competition is fierce. 



Team photo- post tournament; still able to smile for the camera.