Friday 27th January
On Monday, the children in Year 5 presented a wonderful assembly all about Chinese New Year. In case any of you missed it, one of the highlights was the dragon dance!
Friday 20th January
Because the playground was out of bounds for PE lessons due to the snow, children in Year 5 enjoyed a one-off fun lesson playing dodgeball! They used the skills that they learned last half term to work as part of a team to win. They loved challenging Mr Cox, too! It was a great opportunity to revisit prior learning.
Friday 13th January
This week, children in Year 5 have enjoyed sculpting and painting clay vases. Before Christmas, everyone explored different vase styles and designed their own. This meant that they were ready to begin sculpting at the start of the new term. Everyone had a great time!
Friday 6th January
The children have made a great start to the new year! They spent time today reflecting on the school’s vision and mission, focusing on how important it is that everybody be respectful and resilient.
Thursday 22nd December
This week, some children in Year 5 enjoyed practising sculpting techniques with play dough while others were enjoying their winning House Point treat in the hall :)
Friday 16th December
This week, the children in Year 5 enjoyed sketching their own vase designs. They looked at a range of artists’ designs first, then chose a theme: earth, air, water, fire, industry or animals. They are planning to create their vases out of clay soon :)
Friday 9th December
This week, the children enjoyed participating in a science experiment. They studied the irreversible changes that happen when sugar, lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda are added to water. Fortunately, the changes resulted in lemonade so the children enjoyed tasting, too!
Friday 2nd December
Over the last three weeks, children in Year 5 have been participating in computing lessons. First, they learned about computer networks (including emails). Next, they learned about apps. They designed their own apps using PowerPoint, learning how to format slides and hyperlink icons.
Friday 25th November
This week, many of the Year 5 children participated in two ‘Bikeability’ sessions where they achieved Level 1 and Level 2 certificates. They learned how to stay safe when riding their bikes on quiet roads. Everyone had a great time :)
Friday 18th November
This week, we celebrated ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. The children in Year 5 discussed what bullying is, the consequences for all involved, and how we can help to prevent bullying happening in our school. After that, we focused on religion awareness, discussing words like ‘discrimination’ and ‘stereotyping’. The children learned that we can never tell what a person is like from their appearance therefore we should ‘never judge a book by its cover’.
Friday 11th November
This week, the children in Year 5 learned about God’s covenant with Noah. They then used oil pastel and watercolour paint to create images to represent the story. The paintings have made a beautiful display in our classroom.
Friday 4th November
Today, Year 5 children learned how to stay safe when celebrating Bonfire Night. Then they used the iPads to create eye-catching posters to help others learn how to keep safe 🎆🔥🧤🧣
Friday 21st October
Today, we loved dressing up as rock stars! 🤘🏼🎤🎸👩🏽🎤 We spent the day practising maths skills on Times Tables Rock Stars and listening to and appraising a range of rock songs. We had a great time! 🤩😝
Friday 14th October
On Monday, children in Year 5 went into the ICT suite to research an area of the wild from a continent other than Europe. Options were: a desert, a savannah, the arctic tundra or a swamp in Botswana. The children then worked in pairs to create a poster about their chosen area, including information about animals found there. Some children challenged themselves to explain the life cycles of those animals too!
Friday 7th October
This week, the children in Year 5 worked hard to write a series of diary entries from the point of view of Annie Edson Taylor, the ‘Queen of the Falls’. They ensured that they used the first person correctly and chose the tense of their writing carefully. They also focused on using commas after fronted adverbials.
Friday 30th September
This week, children in Year 5 enjoyed a hockey lesson with Mr Cox. They focused on attacking and defending, enjoying playing as part of a team and trying out different hockey positions. 🏑
Friday 23rd September
This week, children in Year 5 learned how to debate during one of our English lessons. Each person was allocated a viewpoint - either for or against Annie being the first person to travel down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Each team then presented their argument, earning points for each new reason as well as each new confident speaker. This half term, all of our English lessons are based around ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg.