Add Me

This morning some pupils from Rushden Academy performed ‘Add Me’ to years 5 and 6. The performance highlighted the dangers of friending someone online that they have never met, even if they consider them a friend.

The performance was brilliant and the children from Einstein class left the hall buzzing with excitement. They especially enjoyed the online language and hand signals that were used in the performance  – like, ignore, status update, profile, selfies etc. It was a very important message – delivered in an engaging and relevant way by teenagers.
Some comments from the children of Einstein class:

“I learnt that a girl or boy’s profile isn’t always true.”

“I learnt that a person on the internet can pretend to be whoever they want to be.”

“It’s easy to find out about people online and then trick them – scary!”

After discussing online safety with the children after the performance, so many of them told me that they had blocked people that they didn’t know and told parents if a stranger had contacted them. Well done Einstein class – you are making the right decisions about keeping safe online. Keep it up!

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Commonly Confused Words

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In response to requests from some parents about the year 5 commonly confused words, please find the list below. These were the homophones that the children were tested on this term.


draw, drawer, cereal, serial, precede, proceed, affect, effect, story, storey, aloud, allowed, alter, altar, herd, heard, altogether, all together, accept, except.


Please note that the year 5/6 words are in the back of the childrens grey reading record.

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Work in progress.

The Hamlet presentation pieces are coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing the final outcomes on Friday.

Keep going Einstein class.


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A popular book with the boys.

A popular book on the year 5 reading list!



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We had a lovely Thursday afternoon last week concentrating on our watercolour skills. I’m looking forward to seeing the final outcomes.

Well done Einstein class.

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Einstein class had great fun this afternoon learning how to progamme Micro:bits.

Thank you to Einstein digital leaders Kacper, Ash and Kayleigh for leading the lesson and helping with problems.


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Year 5 P.E.

P.E. lessons have changed days this term for year 5. Monday is now an outdoor P.E. lesson so please make sure that the appropriate outdoor P.E. kit is in school at the beginning of the week. Wednesday remains a P.E. day but this will now be an indoor lesson.

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Happy Christmas.

Thank you for all of the gifts, cards and well wishes that I have received this week. Thank you also for contributing food to the Einstein Christmas party, the children throughly enjoyed themselves this afternoon.

It’s been a busy but enjoyable autumn term and I look forward to seeing you all again in January.

Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

Mrs Cox



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Balloon Buggies

To finish our Science topic on Forces, Einstein class had great fun this afternoon making balloon buggies.

The children used their Maths skills to measure; their reading skills to follow a set of instructions (without any help from the teacher) and their problem solving skills as lots of growth mindset was needed when the wheels didn’t go round. However, in the end they all moved and a little Christmas decoration was added to some!

Hopefully next week we will be able to race them.



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Just reading.

Einstein class are impressed with the new school library and were excited about being able to spend some quality time reading.

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