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Year 5

WELCOME TO YEAR 5

 

Mrs Khan (Monday-Wednesday), Mr Keohane (Thursday and Friday), Mrs Dunmall and Mrs Samuelson look forward to working with the class this year.

 

PE: Year 5 P.E. will be on a Tuesday this term.  Please make sure the children have their full kit with them on this day (including tracksuit bottoms and trainers for the autumn term). However, children need a full PE kit from Monday to Friday in case we do an extra lesson or activity.

 

Library:  In Year 5, our library day is Thursday. We will encourage children to select appropriate books to read independently or a book which you could read with them.

 

Our final theme of Year Five is WHERE IN THE WORLD? 

Please take the time to read the Curriculum Newsletter for the term.

MAY 2019: WOBURN SAFARI PARK

On Thursday 23rd May, Year Five had an excellent trip to Woburn Safari Park. Due to our 'Where in the World?' topic, we were able to see a vast variety of animals and learn about their distinct habitats. 

 

As we entered the park, we were greeted by elephants, giraffes, zebras and oryxes (to name a few!) which was very exciting. Then, we went to see the otters who were being fed. 

 

A huge highlight was travelling on the Great Woburn Railway and stopping at the Alpaca Outpost. We were able to feed the alpaca was an exciting experience. 

 

Unfortunately, the Sea Lions weren't able to make an appearance for the show but we were still able to watch the 3D show. 

 

Finally, we had our taught session on animal adaptations. During the session, we were able to feel real skins and learn about cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and royal pythons. 

 

A very full but very fun day! 

MAY 2019: FOOD AROUND THE WORLD

On Friday 24th May, we ended the first half term of the summer with a delicious homework-sharing treat! The children made a fantastic effort in creating a huge variety of tasty treats. We invited Year Two to join us after their week of quizzes which made it extra special.

 

We had some many countries represented: a Victoria sponge from Great Britain, sushi from Japan, dumplings from Zimbabwe and even a Mongolian rice dish (to name a few). Many of the children tried something new and many reported to enjoying every dish!

 

Thank you and well done to all those who completed the homework!

MAY 2019: SKYPE SESSION WITH ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS

On Friday 24th May, we had a very exciting Skype chat with Alastair Humphreys (author of our class text, ‘The Boy Who Biked The World’). Due to a technical hitch, we had to swap classes with Year Six. 

 

Alastair explained how it was actually himself and his own experiences that inspired the writing of the story. 

 

Most of the class had prepared some very interesting questions - which Alastair even commented on several times.

 

www.alastairhumphreys.com/ 

MAY/JUNE 2019: YEAR FIVE TRAVEL AROUND THE UK

As we have been completing lots of work focusing on the countries around the world, we decided to explore more of the places around the UK. 

 

Inspired by the book 'Flat Stanley', everyone created their own 'flat' self. These were then posted to primary schools around the United Kingdom. 

 

Some of the places visited by 'Flat' Year Fives: 

Portsmouth, Halifax, Yorkshire, Belbroughton, Dumfries, Newquay, Cardiff, Norfolk and the Isle of Man.

 

In the letters, we asked for the recipients to take a selfie so we were able to see that they arrived safely. 

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