Happy New Year!!!
Please see photos of the week below.
In English we have started reading our new class book: The Last Wild by Piers Torday. We have been learning about adjectives, comparatives and superlatives to describe settings. Why not challenge your children to see if they can remember the difference between the three! We have also used our artistic talent to create our book corner celebrating our new text.
This week we have been working on calculating Area and Perimeter. Ask the children to see if they can remember how we calculate both. The crew are working really hard on their times tables - keep up the good work practising at home and using TT Rockstar's.
This week we started our new topic 'our wonderful world of living things' by recapping our previous learning on grouping animals and how we use classification keys to do this.
Thank you for everyone for attending our Ancient Egypt/Science week exhibition.
Next week we begin our Swimming! which we are all very excited about!
Ancient Egypt/Science Week Exhibition 7.1.2020
Ancient Egypt/Science Week exhibition
Year 5 would like to invite you to their Ancient Egyptian exhibition on Tuesday 7th January at 2:40pm. The home projects have been amazing so far! For those that still would like to contribute something to display, you can still bring your artefacts in up until the morning of the exhibition. We hope to see you then.
Science Week 2019 - The Planets
Alien Invasion! War of the Worlds!
We started our Science week by learning that Martians had invaded Britain!!! We then played War of the Worlds battleships using our 2 and 4 quadrant grid knowledge
Using information from our research on the NASA website, we were able to measure the distance of the planets to a scale of 30m – we were amazed how far away Neptune was!!!
In Maths, we used data from the NASA website to solve problems in teams using our prior knowledge of place value. We then presented the data in line graphs.
In English, we researched the planets and produced Top Trump cards to show our learning. From this extensive research we were then able to produce fantastic Non-Chronological reports on our Solar System
In our science lessons we discovered facts about the solar system, how the planets move and the moon and presented them in reports with scientific drawings.
In Art we produced an adapted version of Van Gogh's Starry night, including sketches of the planets in our solar system.
Photos of the week (week ending 6th December).
Please see photos above.
In English we have been busy publishing our non-chronological reports on Ancient Egypt and King Tutankhamun. Along with our Egyptian acrostic poetry we collated them into a non fiction book to present at our exhibition in the last week of term.
This week we have been working on multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. At the end of the week we conducted a investigation into how many blocks it would take to build pyramids of different heights.
In IT we had our first go at programming using the new Purple Mash programme. We look forward to using this further in the future.
In RE with Mr Selby we started to study the Christmas story and reancted the first part of the story in small groups.
Please produce a piece of artwork or writing for our Egyptian Exhibition for you parents. You could make a pharaoh's head-dress, some coins, a cartouche, or produce a written piece about something you are particularly interested in. You have a lot of freedom to choose how you present your work, and you can use the internet for ideas. Hand in your project by Monday 16th December, as the exhibition will be sometime in the final week of term.
In English we have been studying non-chronological reports so that we can produce our own. This week we have focused on planning our own on King Tutankhamun. We worked on a sub heading each in teams and presented out findings to the rest of the class. Then using the knowledge from all the groups we have began drafting our Non Chronological Reports.
This week we have been working on our squared and cubed numbers - challenge the children to tell you the difference!
Picture shows the children planning their Non-Chronological reports in teams
In English we have been studying non-chronological reports so that we can produce our own. This week we have focused on our shared report on Ancient Egypt - next week we are looking forward to researching and writing our own on Tutankhamun
This week we have been working on our factors, prime numbers and multiples. Ask your child to tell you the difference between the three different sets of numbers!
We have been using atlases, websites and our own knowledge to accurately pinpoint countries, cities and features such as rivers and mountain ranges on maps of the UK and the world
This week we designed our own book corner based on the book we are about to start reading: The time travelling cat by Julia Jarmen. We are looking forward to reading this and our own books in our newly decorated book corner.
This week we had a visit from Ali Ball, a local Egyptologist who came to school for our ‘wow’ day on our new Ancient Egypt topic. The children learned about Egyptian writing, maths and the mummies of this period and all had a great day!
This week our curriculum focus was carnival. The week started with carnival food and highlights of the carnival. In English we have been writing persuasive letters based on the fictional cancellation of the carnival and analysing carnival statistics in Maths. The week ended with the children designing and making carnival themed sandwiches in Design and Technology
This week we were visited by fireman Bob who talked to us about fire safety. The children gained lots of useful techniques for fire safety including Stop!Drop!Roll!
Next half term (Autumn 2)
Our topic is Ancient Egypt. We are holding an exciting day on Wednesday 13th November, where all children can dress up as an ancient Egyptian. We have invited an expert historian to lead the day, and we will learn about mummies, Egyptian gods and much, much more. Voluntary contributions are requested of £4.00 per child to cover costs, and we are anticipating a very exciting learning experience. Photographs will follow...
Each week in Year 5, the children are expected to complete the following homework:
- Reading at least 5 times a week. Each week should be recorded in your reading record book. Remember that this can be any reading you choose to do - your school book, your favourite magazine, a sports' website or anything else you are interested in.
- Practising your times tables. Each child has a times table book. They should complete one page of practise each week ready for a test on Friday. There are 5 boxes on each page, so practise once a day to keep your times table knowledge fresh.
- Practising your spellings. Every week we have a spelling test. Spellings are put onto the website - please practise ready for the test on Friday.
Please see your child's teacher if you have any questions about the homework.