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Year 5

WELCOME TO YEAR 5!

 

Mrs Shelton, Mrs Yau and Mrs Plumley look forward to working with the class this year.

 

PE: Please ensure your child has their full PE kit (including tracksuit bottoms and trainers) in school every Monday as PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this term.

 

Our library day is on a Wednesday. Please encourage your child to share their chosen book with you.

 

Our theme this Spring term is:

EXTREME EARTH: FROZEN PLANET

 

Please take a look at our Spring term curriculum newsletter to find out what we will be learning about this term.

FANCY A CHALLENGE?

Year 5 have been asking for some extra challenges in their learning so why not have a go at some of these at home? We would love to see what you have been up to so please encourage your child to bring their challenge work into school. 

SCIENCE WEEK! 9th March 2020

As part of our learning on Monday we were very lucky to have a visit from Reptile World. Year 5 got the opportunity to find out about and handle a variety of animals. Some of the children showed an amazing amount of bravery to overcome their fears and Mrs Shelton felt she couldn't let the side down and tried to overcome her fears too!!

Have a look at the photos of our afternoon! 

 

 

Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm.

Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm. 1
Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm. 2
Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm. 3
Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm. 4
Year 5 started their week by thinking about how animals can be divided into groups or 'classified' by looking at the similarities and differences between them. We found out key information for each animal group which we then presented in a format of our choice. Come and see our work on Friday at 2.30pm. 5

To kick start our Frozen Planet topic, we explored icebergs!

 

We put an iceberg in a container of water and discussed our initial observations. We then carried out a number of experiments with the icebergs to see how it changed. We looked closely at the iceberg with a magnifying glass; shone a torch on it; scratched it with a cocktail stick; put a small amount of washing up liquid on it; and finally, put some salt on the iceberg. We have presented our findings in poster form. Come and have a look in the classroom to see what we found out!

Please see our Spring term curriculum newsletter for details of what we will be learning this term.

Year 5 Homework Project Spring Term – first half term

 

This half term, all Year 5 children are expected to produce a project on the theme: FROZEN PLANET.  The children can choose any aspect related to the theme that they would like to learn more about and research it over the next 6 weeks.  Everyone will be expected to present their finished work to the class during the last week of the half term so all projects should be in school on Monday 10th February.  It would be helpful if you could support your child in practising how they will present their work in an interesting and informative way.

The project could take the form of written work and/or art work, it could be a 3D model or perhaps a combination of all of these. We appreciate that some children would like to create a Powerpoint presentation or even a video for their projects but unfortunately these cannot be brought into school via email attachment or memory stick.  If necessary, work can be printed out and used.

Some suggestions for projects are below but children are welcome to choose their own Frozen planet-related topic.  It should be something they are genuinely interested in and would like to find out more about.  For example:

 

  • Habitats- create a replica habitat for an animal that lives in the polar regions.
  • Arctic animals- research an animal of your choice and create a fact file about it. How do the animals adapt to living in the polar regions? Maybe you could create a model of your favourite Arctic animal to accompany the fact file.
  • Northern Lights- research what they are, where you would find them and what is special about them. You could create a collage with information attached.
  • Polar regions- find out what countries are located in the polar regions and research the countries. You might consider what their flags look like, what the weather is like there etc.
  • Inuits- you could write an information leaflet about Inuits and ask questions such as: Who are they? Where do they live? What is their lifestyle like?
  • Climate change- find out what climate change is and what we can do to help slow it down.

 

It is important that these projects are the children’s own work - there is no value to printing pages from the internet.  Giving the children this responsibility for an ongoing piece of homework is good practise for secondary school and we hope they enjoy the flexibility of this task.

A.P.E

We have been using A.P.E (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it) in our English lessons to structure our answers more clearly. Why not have a go at home when you are reading with your child? Ask them a question and get them to answer it, prove it and explain it to you, using the text to support their answer.

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Remember to learn your spellings as you will be tested every Tuesday!
Please see our Autumn term curriculum newsletter for details of what we will be learning this term.
Year 5 have been working hard on developing their place value knowledge in maths. Why not have a go at this fun game at home to give them the chance to show off their knowledge and understanding?! 
Our science topic this half term (Autumn) is Earth and Space. Have a look at our knowledge organiser for some key vocabulary and ideas of what we will be learning about.

Year 5 Homework Project Autumn Term – first half term

 

This half term, all Year 5 children are expected to produce a project on the theme of ANCIENT GREECE.  The children can choose any aspect of Ancient Greece that they would like to learn more about and research it over the next 6 weeks.  Everyone will be expected to present their finished work to the class during the last week of the half term so all projects should be in school on Monday 21st October.  It would be helpful if you could support your child in practising how they will present their work in an interesting and informative way.

 The project could take the form of written work and/or art work, it could be a 3D model or perhaps a combination of all of these. We appreciate that some children would like to create a Powerpoint presentation or even a video for their projects but unfortunately these cannot be brought into school via email attachment or memory stick.  If necessary, work can be printed out and used.

Some suggestions for projects are below but children are welcome to choose their own Ancient Greece-related topic.  It should be something they are genuinely interested in and would like to find out more about.  For example:

 

  • Greek Gods and Goddesses- choose a Greek God or Goddess to research and write a biography for. You could include photos and key information.
  • Greeks myths- research Ancient Greek myths and find an interesting way to present your findings. For example: a storyboard or cartoon.
  • Greek mythological beasts- find out about the different types of mythological beasts- what did they look like? Why were they important to the Greeks? Which story do they relate to? Are there artists who have used mythological beasts to influence their work? You could create a collage of a mythological beast and write a description of the beast and what you have found out about it.
  • Greek food- research the types of food eaten in Ancient Greece. You could create a menu with illustrations of the dishes and descriptions of the meals.
  • The original Olympic Games- you could write an information leaflet advertising the Olympic Games and answer questions such as: When did they begin? Where were the first Olympic Games held? Who took part?
  • Greek theatre- find out about Greek plays:  where they were performed; the shape of Greek theatres; what the actors wore; what the masks were made of. You could even create a Greek theatre or mask with instructions of how you made it. Or how about a diorama? (A model that represents a scene with 3D figures.)

 

It is important that these projects are the children’s own work - there is no value to printing pages from the internet.  Giving the children this responsibility for an ongoing piece of homework is good practise for secondary school and we hope they enjoy the flexibility of this task.

 

Author Visit: Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew- Tuesday 12th November

 

On Tuesday 12th November, author Zeb Soanes visited us. Zeb started his visit with a whole school assembly where we skyped with his illustrator James Mayhew. Zeb told us how Gaspard is based on a real fox who visits him in London and James showed us, step by step, how he draws Gaspard the Fox.

Year 5 were inspired by James' illustrations and had a go at sketching their own Gaspards, as well as experimenting with watercolours to bring him to life.

Thank you for visiting us Zeb!

Odd Socks Day- Tuesday 12th November

 

To kick start our Anti-Bullying Week, the children (and adults) came to school wearing odd socks. Year 5 had discussions about what makes us unique, how we are similar and how we might be different. We discussed, as a class, what bullying consists of and what they can do if they are being bullied or someone else is being bullied. The children put their key thoughts and messages onto bunting, which is now hanging in the classroom, as a constant reminder of how we are kind in words and actions to everyone. I was impressed with the children's thoughtful comments throughout these discussions- well done Year 5!

 

 

Autumn Term 1 Homework Projects

 

We were so pleased to see the amount of time and effort that Year 5 put into their Greek homework projects. We had a huge variety of projects from sewing, pottery, constructions and written work which the children shared with enthusiasm and confidence. Thank you to parents for supporting the children with their homework projects.

 

Roots to Food- Tuesday 15th October 2019

 

We were very lucky to have Darren, from Roots to Food, return to continue developing our cooking skills. Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed being able to chop, dice, steam, marinade, fry, simmer and prepare the necessary ingredients to create their stunning Rogan Josh, sultana rice and naan bread dish. Keep an eye out for the recipe coming home!

Our trip to Ufton Court- Tuesday 17th September 2019

 

To kick off our topic about Ancient Greece, Year 5 and Year 6 visited Ufton Court and took part in several workshops that helped us to find out more about the Greeks. We became members of the merchant class and travelled to new regions and city states to discover more about them. Clues were found in the different city states to help us learn more about the Gods that they worshipped, what goods they had to trade and also about what the people had to do to survive. Year 5 decided that the Ancient Greeks had a tough life due to the things they had to do to survive: wattling fences; making fire and using hand cardles and a drop spindle to create thread which was then woven to make clothes. Have a look at the photos of us trying these skills and the other fun activities we completed throughout the day.

Roald Dahl Day- Friday 13th September 2019

 

We had great fun in Year 5 on Roald Dahl Day with some very impressive outfits! The classroom was full of colour with children who had chosen to wear yellow, as well as children who came dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. We were very impressed with the children's knowledge of Roald Dahl stories! Throughout the day, they enjoyed listening to some of Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' as well as designing a new book cover for one of his stories. Year 5 also considered the behaviour of the characters Veruca and Violet from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' They reflected on how they would deal with 'sticky' situations by suggesting good choices and poor choices to reach a solution to the situation.

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